Date: 9/10/19 5:15 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (10 Sep 2019) 2 Raptors
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 10, 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 0 33 53
Bald Eagle 1 34 50
Northern Harrier 0 2 3
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 11 13
Cooper's Hawk 0 9 18
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 1
Broad-winged Hawk 0 112 242
Red-tailed Hawk 1 14 28
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 10 13
Merlin 0 3 3
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 2
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 1 2
Mississippi Kite 0 1 5

Total: 2 230 433
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Observation start time: 10:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: John Rowlett, John Spahr

Observers:

Visitors:
Michael and Lyn Fogarty (Locust Grove, VA), Ben Pumphrey


Weather:
Light SSE breezes, 24-27C temps. Mostly cloudy early becoming partly
cloudy. Good visibility. John Rowlett was on board as counter from 10-11am
followed by John Spahr from 11am-4pm.

Raptor Observations:
Very slow day! By mid-afternoon even the vultures abandoned the skies!
However, John Spahr reported a DARK MORPH
Red-tailed Hawk at 11:05am, which is rarely seen around here. An immature
(1-YR) Bald Eagle at 12:11pm.

Non-raptor Observations:
Even the passerine migration seemed blunted - no woodpeckers, swallows,
warblers. No Monarchs. John Spahr did report a variety of butterflies
including Buckeye, Tiger Swallowtail, Gray Hairstreak, Cabbage White,
Clouded Sulphur, Red-spotted Purple, small golden skipper (?), Fiery
Skipper, Pipevine Swallowtail. A few large darner dragonflies.
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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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