Date: 10/1/18 4:55 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Candler Mountain (01 Oct 2018) 154 Raptors
Candler Mountain
Lynchburg, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 01, 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 3 3 66
Bald Eagle 3 3 32
Northern Harrier 0 0 4
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 1 42
Cooper's Hawk 1 1 9
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 1 4
Broad-winged Hawk 144 144 10138
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 3
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 1 36
Merlin 0 0 2
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 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 0 1

Total: 154 154 10340
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Gene Sattler

Observers: Joshlyn Sok

Weather:
Started clear with clouds finally increasing to partly cloudy the last few
hours of the count. A nice breeze starting NW shifted to SSW. 71 to 81
degrees F.

Raptor Observations:
Steady but slow with birds starting out near the ridge with the NW breeze
but shifting off the ridge with the wind shift; flight high all day.
Broadwings coming in mostly single digits with a few groups in the 10s and
20s.

Non-raptor Observations:
A few blue jays and a red-breasted nuthatch for the third day in a row.

Predictions:
Another day of coverage likely with similar weather predicted.
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Report submitted by Gene Sattler (<edsattle...>)


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