Date: 10/4/18 5:38 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (04 Oct 2018) 218 Raptors
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 04, 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 8 209
Bald Eagle 5 14 196
Northern Harrier 0 4 35
Sharp-shinned Hawk 145 410 997
Cooper's Hawk 20 85 203
Northern Goshawk 0 1 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 3 18
Broad-winged Hawk 21 998 23555
Red-tailed Hawk 4 11 67
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 1 7
American Kestrel 18 37 198
Merlin 0 2 53
Peregrine Falcon 0 5 42
Unknown Accipiter 1 1 6
Unknown Buteo 0 0 3
Unknown Falcon 0 0 6
Unknown Eagle 0 0 1
Unknown Raptor 2 4 22
Mississippi Kite 0 0 9

Total: 218 1584 25629
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Observation start time: 07:30:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Rose Thomas

Observers: Dave Hunter

Visitors:
Ron and Dora Kroll, Chris and Chris Nicholas.


Weather:
Nice, warm day with 21.2-26.6C temps and partly cloudy. Moderate W winds
and clear visibility.

Raptor Observations:
Quoting Rose, our counter today: "Had a very good raptor and weather day.
Several birds came in close. Time seemed to pass quickly." Five Bald
Eagles: 10:09 AD, 12:35 1st-YR, 1:43 AD, 1:57 1st-YR, 3:13 1st-YR. A good
accipiter and kestrel day.

Non-raptor Observations:
59 Monarchs. 20 Chimney Swifts and 1 Red-headed Woodpecker.
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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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