Date: 10/6/19 7:31 am
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (05 Oct 2019) 5 Raptors
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 05, 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 10 188
Bald Eagle 0 4 132
Northern Harrier 0 1 13
Sharp-shinned Hawk 4 218 591
Cooper's Hawk 0 11 76
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 6
Broad-winged Hawk 1 100 26032
Red-tailed Hawk 0 7 84
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 10 96
Merlin 0 3 18
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 20
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 6
Unknown Buteo 0 0 2
Unknown Falcon 0 0 2
Unknown Eagle 0 1 2
Unknown Raptor 0 4 14
Mississippi Kite 0 0 7

Total: 5 371 27289
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Observation start time: 07:45:00
Observation end time: 12:00:00
Total observation time: 4.25 hours

Official Counter: Brenda Tekin

Observers:

Visitors:
Bill Lipcsey, Adriene Beckett-Ansa doing an assignment for her VCU
Environmental Science & Biology class.


Weather:
Upon arrival it was at least 90% cloud cover and 44 degrees Fahrenheit.
There was a dampness in the air making it feel colder. The light SE to NE
wind didn't help. Increasing sunshine had been in the forecast which did
not materialize. In fact, it was 100% cloud cover by top of 9 o'clock hour
(EST).

Raptor Observations:
An extremely slow morning with only 5 birds. First bird, a Broad-wing at
8:23, flew in low, gaining little altitude as it came across the gap
directly overhead over the parking lot. No birds during last 1-1/2 hours.

Non-raptor Observations:
An amazing flight of Norther Flickers, some coming over in groups of 5-11
at a time! Total of 182 counted. Chimney Swift - only one. Blue Jay
(8), Tree Swallow (flock of 78). Not one butterfly seen on this gray,
chilly morning.

Predictions:
Chance of rain.
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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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