Date: 10/5/18 1:23 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Snickers Gap (05 Oct 2018) 32 Raptors
Snickers Gap
20 Miles West of Leesburg, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 05, 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 2 51
Bald Eagle 4 4 39
Northern Harrier 1 1 9
Sharp-shinned Hawk 15 15 149
Cooper's Hawk 5 5 13
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 1 7
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 1069
Red-tailed Hawk 2 2 8
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 1
American Kestrel 0 0 46
Merlin 0 0 5
Peregrine Falcon 2 2 7
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 3
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 3

Total: 32 32 1411
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 5 hours

Official Counter: The Littles

Observers:

Visitors:
2


Weather:
Chilly with dense fog blowing in sheets across the ridge from the west. Fog
began to rise a bit about 10:30 but persisted on the east side another
hour. Specks of blue peeked through the overcast around 1 pm. Light wind
from the west.

Raptor Observations:
Oddly for this site, both of today's PEFAs came up off the west side of the
ridge.
First bird: BAEA juv 10:42.

Non-raptor Observations:
286 Blue Jays, 99 passerine sp., 20 Monarchs.
Shout out to the kind, cordial counters at Hawk Ridge (MN)who got us on so
many fine birds last week. Many thanks. Fair winds and full skies.
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Report submitted by BJ Little (<bluejay48...>)


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