Date: 10/9/18 4:14 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (09 Oct 2018) 41 Raptors
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 09, 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 18 219
Bald Eagle 3 26 208
Northern Harrier 1 8 39
Sharp-shinned Hawk 24 565 1152
Cooper's Hawk 1 118 236
Northern Goshawk 0 1 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 3 18
Broad-winged Hawk 2 1022 23579
Red-tailed Hawk 1 24 80
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 2 8
American Kestrel 4 52 213
Merlin 2 6 57
Peregrine Falcon 1 7 44
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 7
Unknown Buteo 0 0 3
Unknown Falcon 0 0 6
Unknown Eagle 0 0 1
Unknown Raptor 0 6 24
Mississippi Kite 0 0 9

Total: 41 1860 25905
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Observation start time: 09:45:00
Observation end time: 16:45:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: David Shoch

Observers:

Visitors:
Larry and Joanne Parks


Weather:
Warm day with 21-23C temps. Overcast early and mostly (80%) cloudy after
11am. Strong ESE winds with good visibility. Thanks for covering today
David!

Raptor Observations:
although not big numbers, a good variety today. Three Bald Eagles: 11:00 2
AD and 12:15 3-YR.

Non-raptor Observations:
14 Monarchs, 13 Tree Swallow, 1 Red-breasted Nuthatch, 3 Eastern
Meadowlark, 1 Yellow-billed Cuckoo, 84 Chimney Swift, 1 DC Cormorant.
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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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