[va-bird] HSR: Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (20 Aug 2006) 10 Raptors

Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 20, 2006
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
BV                           0              0              0
TV                           0              0              0
OS                           1              3              3
BE                           0              0              0
NH                           0              2              2
SS                           0              5              5
CH                           0              2              2
NG                           0              0              0
RS                           0              0              0
BW                           8             18             18
RT                           1              4              4
RL                           0              0              0
GE                           0              0              0
AK                           0              0              0
ML                           0              0              0
PG                           0              0              0
UA                           0              0              0
UB                           0              0              0
UF                           0              0              0
UE                           0              0              0
UR                           0              0              0

Total:                      10             34             34
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Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 14:30:00 
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Official Counter: Gordy Adamski

Observers:        Brenda Tekin, Gordy Adamski

Weather:
Wind:  west 12-19km/h changing to out of the NW;
Temp:  24c>29.5c by 12pm EST; Temperature jumped to 35c by top of the next
hour and 37c by 2pm.;
Humidity:  72% dropping throughout the day to 38c;
Bar.Pressure:  1012 dropping to 1011;
Cloud cover:  partly cloudy (16-50%) increasing to overcast and
threatening by 2pm. EST.;
Considerably hazy throughout the day;

Raptor Observations:
Several Broad-winged and an immature Red-tailed flew in close, to within 20
feet of the observers, stirring up the migrating Barn Swallow and providing
a "WOW" moment.

Non-raptor Observations:
Barn Swallow - a non-stop flow throughout the day with birds sprinkled all
over the sky, easily exceeding yesterday's impressive flight.  Today's
very conservative estimate:  3,000+;
Monarch Butterfly:  3 pushing through, not including the many feeding on
the wildflowers showcasing the mountainside.
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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


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