[va-bird] Harvey's Knob Hawkwatch Friday !0/14/05 107 Raptors

  • From: MikeLPurdy@xxxxxxx
  • To: roanokebirds@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Va-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 14 Oct 2005 20:37:48 EDT

Tad Finnell kept the count today. There were strong NW winds with dense haze 
in the valley making Purgatory Mountain barely visible. It looked like the 
smog gates in the Ohio Valley had been opened. In spite of the haze 107 raptors 
of 10 species were tallied including 5 Bald Eagles! Also late this evening 
three Common Loons flew over the lookout heading in a southeasterly direction.

Friday 10/14/05      Season totals to date

Osprey  3                     130
Bald Eagle  5                 38
N. Harrier  2                   27

Sharp-shinned  72         330
Cooper's  6                    47
N. Goshawk  0                0

Red-shouldered  0           4
Broad-winged  1         2,563
Red-tailed  9                141
Golden Eagle  0              1

A. Kestrel  4                 52
Merlin  2                       11
Peregrine  1                   9
Unknown  2                  51

Totals    107                3,404

Mike Purdy
Roanoke

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