Date: 9/24/19 6:29 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Harvey's Knob (24 Sep 2019) 40 Raptors
Harvey's Knob
Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 24, 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 1 63 72
Bald Eagle 2 53 68
Northern Harrier 0 9 10
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 44 48
Cooper's Hawk 1 13 17
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 3 8 9
Broad-winged Hawk 24 5856 5878
Red-tailed Hawk 3 43 58
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 36 36
Merlin 1 4 4
Peregrine Falcon 0 9 9
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 5
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 2 4 6

Total: 40 6144 6220
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Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Bill James

Observers: Darryl & Pam Martin, Dave Brunstetter, Katie James,
Tim & Sue Coleman

Visitors:
Pete S. was up and some picnickers late. Pam!


Weather:
Beautiful day on the mountain, if a bit too blue. Temps 68-74 with NW
winds 3 to 2 to 1, with only a few clouds early. Visibility was a 4
throughout and cloud cover 20% to 5%.

Raptor Observations:
With NW winds we expect more big birds, especially with good NW winds.
Adult Eagles at 11:45 and 1:12 were way out; sole Osprey did come right
overhead. Saw BWs early with the clouds and picked a few in the blue later
in the watch.
ABEs: 11:44, 1:12.

Non-raptor Observations:
Not too busy on the parkway.

Predictions:
Late flight?
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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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