Date: 10/9/18 5:59 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Harvey's Knob (09 Oct 2018) 15 Raptors
Harvey's Knob
Roanoke, 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 1 10 135
Bald Eagle 1 12 93
Northern Harrier 0 4 19
Sharp-shinned Hawk 5 80 157
Cooper's Hawk 0 19 46
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 7
Broad-winged Hawk 0 658 9276
Red-tailed Hawk 4 20 67
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 1
American Kestrel 2 28 87
Merlin 0 7 11
Peregrine Falcon 1 7 18
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 1 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 1 4
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 3 7
Mississippi Kite 0 0 2

Total: 15 851 9931
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Observation start time: 10:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Bill James

Observers: Katie James

Visitors:
Phillip and his wife and dog dropped by for a while. Ty Smith also came by
and helped for a look and got a pretty good look at the IBE.


Weather:
Cool, cloudy, humid day with SE winds in the 3 range and temperatures from
68-72. Cloud cover was 100% early and only improved to 60% late.
Visibility was about 3 all day and we had light rain in the 10-11 hour.

Raptor Observations:
Birds on the East side. First year Eagle at 2:47. No Broadwings.

Non-raptor Observations:
Several hikers but light traffic. Too many gnats.

Predictions:
Rain most of the day. Don't bother.
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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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