Date: 10/5/18 4:22 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (05 Oct 2018) 28 Raptors
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, 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 0 8 209
Bald Eagle 0 14 196
Northern Harrier 0 4 35
Sharp-shinned Hawk 17 427 1014
Cooper's Hawk 4 89 207
Northern Goshawk 0 1 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 3 18
Broad-winged Hawk 4 1002 23559
Red-tailed Hawk 1 12 68
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 1 7
American Kestrel 1 38 199
Merlin 0 2 53
Peregrine Falcon 0 5 42
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 6
Unknown Buteo 0 0 3
Unknown Falcon 0 0 6
Unknown Eagle 0 0 1
Unknown Raptor 1 5 23
Mississippi Kite 0 0 9

Total: 28 1612 25657
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 14:30:00
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Official Counter: Rose Thomas

Observers: Dave Hunter

Visitors:
Paul DiFiore, Guy and Susan Babineaou, Marshall Faintich, Mary Jane
McMillan and her dog Otis, Nancy and Joe Pang, Pen Shin Yeh, and others
who's handwriting I cannot read.


Weather:
Rockfish Gap had fog early, not covering the roads but hugging the ridge.
The east was somewhat clear, but the west was dark with low cloud cover.
Fog was moving through the gap for several hours from the west. Things
cleared somewhat for a couple hours but with few birds. Then the light
winds shifted at noon to come from the southeast and in a short while more
fog arrived. One could see low to the east and west much of the time, but a
couple times the fog closed the view. Birds just were just not flying.
20.7-27.1C temps.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
Very few warblers or other non-raptors.
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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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