[va-bird] HSR: Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (02 Oct 2003) Raptor counts (total=9)

Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch, VA
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 02, 2003
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV                           0              0              0
TV                           0              0              0
OS                           1              1            127
BE                           1              2             34
NH                           0              0             17
SS                           3              4            204
CH                           2              3             51
NG                           0              0              3
RS                           1              1              5
BW                           0              1           8682
RT                           0              0             35
RL                           0              0              0
GE                           0              0              3
AK                           1              1             79
ML                           0              0             13
PG                           0              0             21
MK                           0              0              1
UA                           0              0              8
UB                           0              0              7
UF                           0              0              4
UE                           0              0              0
UR                           0              2              8

Total:                       9             15           9302
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Observation start time: 14:00:00 
Observation end   time: 16:00:00 
Total observation time: 2 hours

Official Counter: Allen Larner

Observers:        

Weather:
Very strong NW wind, exceeding 25 km/h at times.
Temp: high of 11C 
Humidity: 31%
Bar.Pressure: 1016
Sunny and cold.
Birds were flying HIGH!

Observations:
Bald Eagle - adult at 2 p.m.

Chimney Swift - only 1
Tree Swallow - 5
Monarch Butterfly - 3

Predictions:
Sunny and chilly!  Fall has arrived.

This time of year offers a wide assortment of raptors. Unfortunatley,
coverage is slim at best during the week.  Please contact Gordy Adamski or
Brenda Tekin if you would be willing to sign up.
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Report submitted by Brenda Tekin (bt8x@xxxxxxxxxxxx)
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch, VA information may be found at:
http://home.ntelos.net/~btkin/rockfish_gap_hawk_watch


***Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch, VA - Established 1976***
The Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch is held on the grounds of the Inn at Afton, located 
on the southern side of Rockfish Gap in the Blue Ridge Mountains, just above 
where I-64 (exit 99) intersects with the southern end of the Skyline Drive and 
the northern end of the Blue Ridge Parkway, just east of Waynesboro, VA and 
approximately 22 miles west of Charlottesville, VA.  

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