Date: 10/2/18 6:12 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Harvey's Knob (02 Oct 2018) 242 Raptors
Harvey's Knob
Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 02, 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 5 130
Bald Eagle 2 5 86
Northern Harrier 0 1 16
Sharp-shinned Hawk 10 23 100
Cooper's Hawk 0 4 31
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 6
Broad-winged Hawk 227 595 9213
Red-tailed Hawk 2 7 54
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 1
American Kestrel 0 3 62
Merlin 0 2 6
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 13
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 3
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 1 5
Mississippi Kite 0 0 2

Total: 242 648 9728
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter:

Observers: Baron & Tina Gibson, Bill & Katie James, Darryl Martin,
Joyce Holt

Visitors:
Keith Peters on his annual visit.


Weather:
Variable wind early moving to east and southeast and then to nil and rain.
Temps 20-24 then decreased during the last two hours of on and off rain.
Cloudy throughout 90 to 85%; visibility 3 mostly. Last two hours were on
and off rain.

Raptor Observations:
Two adult Bald Eagles at 10:40 and 12:36. Small kettles and streams mostly
between 10 and 11.
Great help from Don, Darryl, Tina and Baron.

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarchs sailing through until the rain. Blue Jays on the move with ravens
cavorting. One red headed woodpecker, 2 barred owls calling and a yellow
billed cuckoo who has been around a while.

Predictions:
West to Northwest light winds, clouds and sun.
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Report submitted by Bill James (<bijame...>)
Harvey's Knob information may be found at:
http://bijame.googlepages.com/home


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=482


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