Date: 9/15/20 2:58 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [va-bird] Snickers Gap (15 Sep 2020) 1711 Raptors
Snickers Gap
20 Miles West of Leesburg, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 15, 2020
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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 3 26 28
Bald Eagle 8 47 60
Northern Harrier 2 6 7
Sharp-shinned Hawk 4 15 15
Cooper's Hawk 3 8 8
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 4 6
Broad-winged Hawk 1684 1885 1938
Red-tailed Hawk 3 26 34
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 3 23 23
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 1711 2041 2120
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Observation start time: 09:30:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Official Counter: The Littles

Observers: Doug Graham, Duane Schilling, Wade Snyder

Visitors:
8


Weather:
Chilly wind, sometimes west, sometimes east. High overcast at 25000 ft.
caused by smoke from west coast fires.

Raptor Observations:
Broadwings high, crossing NE to SW. Two adult Bald Eagles showing off their
flying skills several times today, even clasping talons once.

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarchs 102, warblers in the woods behind us.
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Report submitted by BJ Little (<bluejay48...>)


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