Date: 9/10/19 4:12 am
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Harvey's Knob (09 Sep 2019) 15 Raptors
Harvey's Knob
Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 09, 2019
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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 3 16 25
Bald Eagle 2 11 26
Northern Harrier 0 0 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 2 6
Cooper's Hawk 0 3 7
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 3 4
Broad-winged Hawk 9 23 45
Red-tailed Hawk 0 11 26
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 4 4
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 6 6
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 3
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 1 3

Total: 15 80 156
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 14:30:00
Total observation time: 5.5 hours

Official Counter: Bob Epperson

Observers: Barry Kinzie, John Pancake, phillip ferguson

Visitors:
Barry Kinzie and Phillip spotted birds and told stories for a few hours.
Very little traffic and a few AT hikers.


Weather:
Overcast with moderate haze very slowly clearing to partly cloudy (25%) by
the end of the watch. Calm to very light variable winds ending with light
NW wind. Temperatures ranging from 74 F to 84 F (23.3 to 28.9 C).

Raptor Observations:
First birds were 3 BW that came down the ridge soaring high together at
10:08 a.m. EST. One adult BE at 12:16 p.m. EST, and an immature BE at 12:23
p.m. EST. Last bird, OS, seen at 1:44 p.m. EST. All birds were high to very
high and mostly straight down the ridge, including three sightings of local
RT, all of which were heading N/NE.

Non-raptor Observations:
Highlight of the day was an Olive-sided Flycatcher, well seen and
photographed, that was found to the north along the Blue Ridge Parkway
while heading to the hawkwatch. Nice assortment of other migrants found on
the Parkway, including N. Flicker, numerous Barn Swallows and Chimney
Swifts, first fall flock of Blue Jays (16), a very early and/or wandering
Black-capped Chickadee, and Cape May, Magnolia, and Blackburnian Warblers.



Predictions:
Time spent during the early, slow flights will be rewarded later. Also,
Matt will make a prediction at some point.
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Report submitted by Matthew D Hosmer (<cumberlandmatt1...>)
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