[Bristol-Birds] HSR: Mendota Fire Tower (02 Oct 2010) 27 Raptors

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  • Date: 03 Oct 2010 07:10:57 -0400

Mendota Fire Tower
Mendota, VA, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 02, 2010
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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              1             32
Bald Eagle                   0              1             40
Northern Harrier             0              1              7
Sharp-shinned Hawk           3             13             66
Cooper's Hawk                0              4             47
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              0              9
Broad-winged Hawk           24             82           7895
Red-tailed Hawk              0              0              8
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              1              3
American Kestrel             0              3             20
Merlin                       0              2             11
Peregrine Falcon             0              1              3
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              2
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              2
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0              6
Mississippi Kite             0              0              1

Total:                      27            109           8152
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Observation start time: 09:45:00 
Observation end   time: 13:00:00 
Total observation time: 3.25 hours

Official Counter:        Thomas O. Hunter

Observers:        

Weather:
Cool, wind from SSE at 8 to 10 mph.

Raptor Observations:
No cloud cover made raptor observation difficult, A few Broadwings came
through early then no raptors.

Non-raptor Observations:
I had to leave early and will not be able to be at Hawkwatch on Sunday or
Monday. I will be back Tuesday for final day of season. 
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Report submitted by Thomas O. Hunter (opiehunter@xxxxxxxxx)


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