Date: 10/2/19 3:55 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (02 Oct 2019) 206 Raptors
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 02, 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 6 9 187
Bald Eagle 1 3 131
Northern Harrier 0 0 12
Sharp-shinned Hawk 127 188 561
Cooper's Hawk 3 8 73
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 6
Broad-winged Hawk 55 98 26030
Red-tailed Hawk 2 5 82
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 7 10 96
Merlin 2 2 17
Peregrine Falcon 2 2 20
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 6
Unknown Buteo 0 0 2
Unknown Falcon 0 0 2
Unknown Eagle 0 0 1
Unknown Raptor 1 2 12
Mississippi Kite 0 0 7

Total: 206 327 27245
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter: Dave Hunter, Rose Thomas

Observers: Dave Hunter

Visitors:
Kathy Louthan, Kathy Carpenter, Barbara Payne, Jim Childress


Weather:
Very warm 25.3-30.2C temps. Moderate NW winds and partly cloudy. Good
visibility. Thanks to Rose and Dave for covering today!

Raptor Observations:
A good Sharpie day and a 3-falcon day! Adult Bald Eagle and 2 Peregrine
Falcon (1 immature and 1 unaged).

Non-raptor Observations:
61 Monarchs, 30 Chimney Swift, 40 Blue Jay.
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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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