Date: 10/4/19 6:13 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (04 Oct 2019) 28 Raptors
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 04, 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 10 188
Bald Eagle 1 4 132
Northern Harrier 1 1 13
Sharp-shinned Hawk 18 214 587
Cooper's Hawk 1 11 76
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 6
Broad-winged Hawk 0 99 26031
Red-tailed Hawk 2 7 84
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 10 96
Merlin 1 3 18
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 20
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 6
Unknown Buteo 0 0 2
Unknown Falcon 0 0 2
Unknown Eagle 1 1 2
Unknown Raptor 2 4 14
Mississippi Kite 0 0 7

Total: 28 366 27284
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Rose Thomas

Observers: Dave Hunter

Visitors:
JoAnn Dalley, Judy Cahill, the Minor's, Harry Vest, Diana Hammond of WV,
Linda Corwen. And thanks to Ira Lianez, our young intern in training, who
helped out.


Weather:
Mostly bright blue sky with N to NW wind winds, speed increasing with
advancing cold front by 1pm EST and shifting to WNW.

Raptor Observations:
Another surprising slow day. Rose reported "Well, today was a good bit
slower than I anticipated. Winds seemed to be good. Clouds were few. The
birds were few as well." It was even slower during last 2 hours with only 3
birds! One imm. Bald Eagle at 10:35 and one unknown eagle at 10:56.
We're still waiting for our first definitive Golden for the season!

Non-raptor Observations:
Northern Flicker (16), Red-headed Woodpecker (1), Bluejay (12), Monarch
Butterfly (12)

Predictions:
Noticeably cooler!
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Report submitted by Brenda Tekin (<brenda...>)
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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