[va-bird] HSR: Snickers Gap (30 Sep 2005) 27 Raptors

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Snickers Gap Hawkwatch
20 Miles West of Leesburg, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 30, 2005
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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            197            206
Bald Eagle                   0             81             91
Northern Harrier             1             45             48
Sharp-shinned Hawk           7            691            696
Cooper's Hawk                2             96             96
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          1             27             28
Broad-winged Hawk            2           6733           6795
Red-tailed Hawk              9             95             99
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             2             97             98
Merlin                       0             15             15
Peregrine Falcon             0             10             10
Unknown                      0             45             45

Total:                      27           8132           8227
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Observation start time: 08:30:00 
Observation end   time: 15:15:00 
Total observation time: 6.75 hours

Official Counter: Joe Coleman

Observers:        Bob Abrams

Weather:
It was a slow day.  Morning sky was nice w/wispy clouds but the afternoon
was clear blue sky w/virtually no clouds.  It was calm most of the day w/a
little (& I mean little) wind occasionally.  Visibility was great. 
Temperature ranged from 55 degrees to 67 degrees.


Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
Lots of blue jays and monarch butterflies. 
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Report submitted by Todd Day (blkvulture@xxxxxxx)


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