Date: 10/3/18 4:56 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (03 Oct 2018) 124 Raptors
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 03, 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 6 207
Bald Eagle 3 9 191
Northern Harrier 2 4 35
Sharp-shinned Hawk 62 265 852
Cooper's Hawk 23 65 183
Northern Goshawk 0 1 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 3 18
Broad-winged Hawk 23 977 23534
Red-tailed Hawk 2 7 63
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 1 7
American Kestrel 6 19 180
Merlin 0 2 53
Peregrine Falcon 1 5 42
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 5
Unknown Buteo 0 0 3
Unknown Falcon 0 0 6
Unknown Eagle 0 0 1
Unknown Raptor 1 2 20
Mississippi Kite 0 0 9

Total: 124 1366 25411
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Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter: Allen Larner, Rose Thomas

Observers:

Visitors:
Ezra Staengl, Bonnie and Ted Heming, Helen and Tracy Wheelock


Weather:
Warm with 20.5-29.2C temps. Moderate (13-18 mph) NW winds (dying down to a
slight breeze after 2pm). Partly cloudy early becoming mostly cloudy after
noon. Clear visibility.

Raptor Observations:
Three adult Bald Eagles (11:13, 11:45, 3:02).

Non-raptor Observations:
69 Monarchs, 7 Red-bellied Woodpecker, 2 Scarlet Tanager, 1 YB Cuckoo, 1
Magnolia Warbler, 1 Black-throated Blue Warbler, 3 Red-breasted Nuthatch,
35 Chimney Swift, >50 Blue Jay, 1 Rose-breasted Grosbeak, 2 humminbird, 6
Tree Swallow.
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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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