[va-bird] HSR: Harvey's Knob (06 Nov 2006) 41 Raptors

Harvey's Knob
Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 06, 2006
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Osprey                       0              0            230
Bald Eagle                   0              2             85
Northern Harrier             1              4             60
Sharp-shinned Hawk           3             36            795
Cooper's Hawk                3             12            156
Northern Goshawk             1              3              6
Red-shouldered Hawk          2             17             30
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0           4707
Red-tailed Hawk             29            227            487
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 2              7             14
American Kestrel             0              0            123
Merlin                       0              2             24
Peregrine Falcon             0              1             41
Unknown                                     7             67

Total:                      41            318           6825
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Observation start time: 09:45:00 
Observation end   time: 17:00:00 
Total observation time: 7.25 hours

Official Counter: Baron Gibson

Observers:        Mike Purdy

Visitors:
Mr. & Mrs. Gilbert from Roanoke.


Weather:
Morning temps @ 8.3C climbing to 14.0 and down to 8.5.
Few clouds in the morning changing to very light clouds by the end of the
watch. Wind was a 1 and VAR changing to a 2-3 E after several hours and
stayed that way.
Great Fall day.

Raptor Observations:
First Hawks were an Imm. RT and Female SS. Most Hawks on the East side
today with a few on the West. Great look at an Imm. NOGO @ 14:12 with the
last Hawks being 2 GE's coming through low and slow giving great looks for
us.
GE-Sub I @ 14:18 with an Imm. 5-10 seconds behind it. The Imm. GE was
absolutely the best bird of the day with the Imm. NOGO and an Imm. RT
coming in at a close second.

Non-raptor Observations:
As I was leaving a Bat flew over the watch, circled once and then flew up
the road heading NE.

Predictions:
A few showers in the morning, becoming a steady light rain in the
afternoon. High 58F. Winds light and variable. Chance of rain 80%. Winds @
3000ft 20-25 SE
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Report submitted by Baron Gibson (Hawkwatcher@xxxxxxxxxxxx)
Harvey's Knob Hawk Watch information may be found at:
http://mysite.verizon.net/harveys95.5/


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