Date: 10/4/18 5:38 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Harvey's Knob (04 Oct 2018) 73 Raptors
Harvey's Knob
Roanoke, 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 0 5 130
Bald Eagle 2 9 90
Northern Harrier 0 1 16
Sharp-shinned Hawk 27 67 144
Cooper's Hawk 7 16 43
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 7
Broad-winged Hawk 16 631 9249
Red-tailed Hawk 1 10 57
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 1
American Kestrel 18 26 85
Merlin 1 5 9
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 14
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 3
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 2 6
Mississippi Kite 0 0 2

Total: 73 776 9856
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Joyce Holt

Observers: Allen & Robin Austin, Baron & Tina Gibson,
Bill & Katie James, Matt Hosmer

Visitors:
Lots of very nice visitors from the parkway including John and Cindy
(possibly) - she winning Spotter of the Day and he most photos in 5
minutes. Sorry they missed the eagles.


Weather:
Fairly strong West wind today with good visibility and temperatures ranging
23 to 26, clouds varying from 65 to 85%, cloud cover ranging through 65 to
85% and good visibility (4) throughout despite early haze.

Raptor Observations:
1 IBE at 1:52, followed by an adult at 1:54.

Non-raptor Observations:
Another amazing day of Monarchs plus plenty of Blue Jays (at least 141).

Predictions:
Low ceiling possible early with increased probability of rain, then wind
from the East (Carlside).
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Report submitted by Bill James (<bijame...>)
Harvey's Knob information may be found at:
http://bijame.googlepages.com/home


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