Date: 9/28/19 6:11 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Mendota Fire Tower (28 Sep 2019) 62 Raptors
Mendota Fire Tower
Mendota, VA, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 28, 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 7 7
Bald Eagle 1 20 20
Northern Harrier 0 1 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 18 18
Cooper's Hawk 0 5 5
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 2
Broad-winged Hawk 61 4986 4986
Red-tailed Hawk 0 5 5
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 2 2
American Kestrel 0 1 1
Merlin 0 1 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 3
Unknown Accipiter 0 4 4
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 2 2
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 1 1

Total: 62 5058 5058
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Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 11:30:00
Total observation time: 3 hours

Official Counter: Jeremy Keller

Observers:

Visitors:
Curtis and Dalton Rhiner


Weather:
It was another hot day with partly cloudy skies with temperature ranging
from the low 70s to the mid 80s. As the morning progressed the clouds
disappeared and the temperature rose steadily. Hazy conditions but
relatively good visibility.


Raptor Observations:
A black vulture was seen at 9:01. The first broad-winged hawk came about
around 9:32 and was below eye level. Then, as usual. they got higher and
higher and were flying overhead by 10:30.
Hourly Count:
8:30-9:00: None
9:00-10:00: 9 BWH
10:00-11:00: 32 BWH and 1 immature bald eagle.
11:00-11:30: 20 BWH

Non-raptor Observations:
None except the lone black vulture and 2 monarch butterflies

Predictions:
Weather about the same. Chance of a thunderstorm. Based on this report,
there may still be some broad-winged hawks moving through. If anyone visits
the site, contact Ron Harrington with your findings (<roneharrin...>)
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Report submitted by Ronald Eugene Harrington (<roneharrin...>)


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