Date: 9/29/18 4:31 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Harvey's Knob (29 Sep 2018) 4239 Raptors
Harvey's Knob
Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 29, 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 10 109 125
Bald Eagle 22 61 81
Northern Harrier 2 15 15
Sharp-shinned Hawk 16 76 77
Cooper's Hawk 6 20 26
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 6 6
Broad-winged Hawk 4141 8593 8618
Red-tailed Hawk 3 29 47
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 35 58 59
Merlin 0 4 4
Peregrine Falcon 4 11 11
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 3 3
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 4 4
Mississippi Kite 0 2 2

Total: 4239 8992 9079
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Observation start time: 08:15:00
Observation end time: 18:00:00
Total observation time: 9.75 hours

Official Counter: Andrew Newcomb

Observers: Baron & Tina Gibson, Dale, Darryl Martin, Dave Brunstetter

Visitors:
Dave B, Dillard and Bill, Baron and Tina, My parents, Philip and
granddaughter, Darryl, Al Dale, Tim and Sue, King Irvin, sorry if I forgot
you. Lots of cars and hikers. Lots of nice people. Thank you to everyone
that helped spot and ID. Today was definitely one to remember


Weather:
Very clear day with barely any cloud cover and temperatures ranging from
57-67F. Strong East winds most of the day especially at the beginning

Raptor Observations:
All times in EST. First bird was a Kestrel at 9:00 AM. ABE(10:16)
IBE(10:16) IBE(10:41) IBE(11:16) BE(11:18) BE(11:35) IBE(11:59) IBE(12:03)
BE(12:12) BE(12:23) BE(12:32) IBE(12:51) BE(1:18) ABE(1:27) ABE(1:30)
IBE(1:47) ABE(2:29) BE(2:42) BE(3:24) 2BE(4:18) IBE(6:01). We set a site
record for Bald Eagles with 22 with the previous record being 19 set
yesterday. We also set a site record for American Kestrels with 35 with the
previous record being 19 set on 9-19-06. Broad Wings were everywhere with
some kettles and streams of over 100. Most birds were eye birds.

Non-raptor Observations:
A few hundred Monarchs, couple hundred blue Jay's, 3 cormorants,
yellow-billed cuckoo, goldfinches, chimney swifts, vultures, ravens.

Predictions:
Weather about the same
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Report submitted by Kris Newcomb ()
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