Date: 9/30/18 4:06 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (30 Sep 2018) 345 Raptors
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 30, 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 1 168 201
Bald Eagle 2 175 182
Northern Harrier 1 30 31
Sharp-shinned Hawk 42 584 587
Cooper's Hawk 11 113 118
Northern Goshawk 0 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 10 15
Broad-winged Hawk 274 22431 22557
Red-tailed Hawk 2 42 56
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 6 6
American Kestrel 5 154 161
Merlin 4 51 51
Peregrine Falcon 1 37 37
Unknown Accipiter 0 5 5
Unknown Buteo 1 2 3
Unknown Falcon 0 6 6
Unknown Eagle 0 1 1
Unknown Raptor 1 15 18
Mississippi Kite 0 8 9

Total: 345 23839 24045
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Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Vic Laubach

Observers:

Visitors:
Lots of visitors including: Betty Money, Andrew Clem, Tyler Terpin, the
Blue Ridge Young Birders Club, Jan Shoup, Scott Mewborn (Richmond), Tommy
Willingham, Katherine Schirmer, Phillip Hall, Hauchen Tu, Alexis Feidler,
Mitchell Roberts (Kansas City), Jean Roberts (Baltimore), Marty and Ann
Regn, Peter Clark, Matt and Trisha Rogers, Tom Ruran, Alison Smith,
Kathrine Schwartz, Carlton and Libby Noll, Susie and Rob Fleenor (VA
Beach), Ko-Jen Shih, Chia-Fang Shih, Will and Lee Croft (Stormville, NY).
Sorry for misspellings.


Weather:
Light E breezes with 15.5-23.2C temps. The morning had low, grey, foggy
clouds that hung over our heads in which raptors would play hide-and-seek.
Overall the day was mostly cloudy and became overcast between 10am-noon.
Winds died down by 2pm. Visibility increased from 10km early to 20km by
noon.

Raptor Observations:
Two Bald Eagles: 10:13 2nd-YR and 11:13 Adult. A couple of decent
Broad-wing kettles down under the low clouds gave terrific, close looks!

Non-raptor Observations:
A hot air balloon to the east early. Lots of other migrating birds
especially in the morning crossing the gap including 2 more Red-breasted
Nuthatch and 5 Wood Duck, 2 Yellow-billed Cuckoo, 68 Chimney Swift, 1
hummingbird, 1 DC Cormorant, 4 Red-headed Woodpecker, 22 Reb-bellied
Woodpecker, 115 Northern Flicker, 243 Blue Jay, 5 Raven, 64 Tree Swallow, 2
Rusty Blackbird, 3 Redstart, 1 Cape May Warbler, 3 Magnolia Warbler, 1
Black-throated Blue Warbler, 3 Scarlet Tanager, 7 Rose-breasted Grosbeak.
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Report submitted by Vic Laubach (<laubach...>)
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch information may be found at:
http://www.rockfishgaphawkwatch.org


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=491


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