Date: 10/1/18 5:12 am
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Candler Mountain (25 Sep 2018) 97 Raptors
Candler Mountain
Lynchburg, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 25, 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 2 42 42
Bald Eagle 0 23 23
Northern Harrier 0 2 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 18 18
Cooper's Hawk 1 4 4
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 3 3
Broad-winged Hawk 92 2968 2968
Red-tailed Hawk 0 3 3
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 21 21
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 2
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: 97 3087 3087
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Observation start time: 11:00:00
Observation end time: 17:30:00
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Official Counter: Bob Epperson

Observers: Byron Penner, Mark Johnson

Weather:
Calm and fogged in during first hour, thereafter, winds generally 1-2 (5-10
mph) SW, temperatures cool to warm 20-28 C (68-82 F), cloud cover
decreasing after fog lifted (100 to 20%), but, increasing again late (70%).


Raptor Observations:
Generally slow raptor flight with most birds from 3-5 pm (all times EST),
including largest kettle of 48 BW. First bird at 12:20 pm, CH. First BW
kettle of five at 2:09 pm, picking up in the next two hours with largest
kettle at 3:55 pm, and last BW (15 birds) at 4:10 pm. SS singles at 2:58 pm
and 4:18 pm. OS singles at 4:22 pm and 4:45 pm, latter, final bird for the
day.

Non-raptor Observations:
Three local Red-tailed Hawks, 2 Common Ravens, 35 Chimney Swifts, 16 Cedar
Waxwing, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Red-breasted
Nuthatch, Monarchs, and first of fall, three migrating flocks of Blue Jays,
10, 20 and 18 birds each.
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Report submitted by Bob Epperson (<ecoland...>)


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