Date: 9/28/18 5:08 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Candler Mountain (28 Sep 2018) 1321 Raptors
Candler Mountain
Lynchburg, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 28, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 10 55 55
Bald Eagle 3 27 27
Northern Harrier 0 2 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk 13 32 32
Cooper's Hawk 2 5 5
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 3 3
Broad-winged Hawk 1291 4820 4820
Red-tailed Hawk 0 3 3
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 23 23
Merlin 1 2 2
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 3
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0
Mississippi Kite 0 1 1

Total: 1321 4976 4976
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter: Byron Penner, Gene Sattler

Observers: Byron Penner, Logan Moran

Visitors:
Randy & Sue Thrasher, Lee Spradlin.


Weather:
Partly cloudy with a great cirrus but plenty of sun to keep the birds
moving. NW 3-8 mph early, weakening as the day progressed, and shifting
late to SW but still light. 66-78 degrees F.

Raptor Observations:
A relatively steady flow of Broadwings, initially close to the ridge with
the NW breeze creating lift, then a little farther away predominantly on
the north side, and the nice late push again closer to the ridge. Hourly
BW count: 74, 72, 31, 163, 262, 374, 313, and just a couple the last half
hour. Eagles 2 ad, 1 imm.

Non-raptor Observations:
DC Cormorant - 1
RT Hummer - 1
RH Woodpecker - 5
N. Flicker - 1
Blue Jay - 98

Predictions:
Numbers encouraging as the last push of broadwings delayed by the weather
come through. Some nice clouds again tomorrow, at least in the afternoon,
with a continuing light northerly (N-NE) air flow.
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Report submitted by Gene Sattler (<edsattle...>)


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