Date: 9/23/19 5:55 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (23 Sep 2019) 134 Raptors
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 23, 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 4 139 159
Bald Eagle 0 97 113
Northern Harrier 0 10 11
Sharp-shinned Hawk 33 250 252
Cooper's Hawk 2 47 56
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 4 5
Broad-winged Hawk 81 24915 25045
Red-tailed Hawk 7 53 67
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 3 62 65
Merlin 2 11 11
Peregrine Falcon 1 6 6
Unknown Accipiter 0 6 6
Unknown Buteo 0 0 2
Unknown Falcon 0 2 2
Unknown Eagle 0 1 1
Unknown Raptor 1 5 6
Mississippi Kite 0 3 7

Total: 134 25611 25814
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Observation start time: 07:45:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 7.25 hours

Official Counter: Ezra Staengl

Observers: Dave Hunter, Rose Thomas

Visitors:
John and Linda Barterfield, Dave and Debby Morris, Marshall Faintich.


Weather:
Hot September day with 17-27C temps and mild NW breezes. Partly cloudy with
good visibility.

Raptor Observations:
A 3-falcon day with 3 Kestrel, 2 Merlin, and 1 Peregrine.

Non-raptor Observations:
63 Monarchs, 42 Chimney Swift, 3 hummingbird, 6 Red-headed Woodpecker.
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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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