Date: 10/8/18 3:17 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Harvey's Knob (08 Oct 2018) 10 Raptors
Harvey's Knob
Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 08, 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 9 134
Bald Eagle 0 11 92
Northern Harrier 0 4 19
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 75 152
Cooper's Hawk 1 19 46
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 7
Broad-winged Hawk 4 658 9276
Red-tailed Hawk 1 16 63
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 1
American Kestrel 0 26 85
Merlin 1 7 11
Peregrine Falcon 0 6 17
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 1 1 4
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 3 7
Mississippi Kite 0 0 2

Total: 10 836 9916
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Don Aldridge

Observers:

Visitors:
A van load of kids from FL did a section hike on the AT starting at the
Knob. Light traffic on the Parkway.


Weather:
Low clouds over the Knob throughout the day. Easterly breeze at 6 to 10
mph. Low visibility early on both sides improving to a 5 by mid afternoon.
Temps in the mid 70ís.

Raptor Observations:
Light activity on both sides with a nice variety. Surprisingly no eagles
spotted today.

Non-raptor Observations:
Iím sure the early morning weather kept folks at home today. It was awful
early on the west side and the knats were brutal! Breeze on the east side
along with better visibility made the morning more enjoyable.
A RT did some crazy aerobatics over the Knob before moving south early in
the afternoon. 136 Blue Jays in the first hour.
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Report submitted by Matthew D Hosmer (<cumberlandmatt1...>)
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