Date: 10/8/19 8:14 am
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (07 Oct 2019) 83 Raptors
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 07, 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 3 7 135
Northern Harrier 0 1 13
Sharp-shinned Hawk 51 269 642
Cooper's Hawk 5 16 81
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 6
Broad-winged Hawk 19 119 26051
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 2 4 22
Unknown Accipiter 1 1 7
Unknown Buteo 2 2 4
Unknown Falcon 0 0 2
Unknown Eagle 0 1 2
Unknown Raptor 0 4 14
Mississippi Kite 0 0 7

Total: 83 454 27372
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Observation start time: 09:45:00
Observation end time: 13:45:00
Total observation time: 4 hours

Official Counter: Ezra Staengl

Observers:

Weather:
Mostly cloudy with increasing cloud cover throughout the day and light SSE
winds shifting to more southerly by 11 am EST. Pleasant temps from upper
60's to low 70's.

Raptor Observations:
Finally, a showing of the Sharpies. Where have they been? Hope to see a
lot more of them. Ezra also reported a few more Broad-wings, including 14
between 11-12 EST.

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarch Butterfly (30), Chimney Swift (19), Red-headed Woodpecker (1),
Northern Flicker (3), Blue Jay (26), Tree Swallow (25)

Predictions:
Hopefully 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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