[va-bird] Harvey's Knob Hawkwatch Sunday (23 Oct 2005) 47 Raptors

  • From: MikeLPurdy@xxxxxxx
  • To: roanokebirds@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Va-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 23 Oct 2005 21:08:48 EDT

   Tad Finnell kept the count today. Mid-afternoon the second Golden Eagle of 
the season made an appearance. It was an immature that flew directly over the 
lookout giving everyone good looks, including 4 AT hikers that had just 
emerged from the forest. Many of today's birds were spotted far out over the 
valley 
to the west and a scope was necessary to seal ID's. Two groups of migrating 
DC Cormorants flew over heading southeast. One group with 140 individuals and 
the other with 35. Other migrants spotted were 2 RB Nuthatches and 3 Tree 
Swallows.

Sunday 10/23        Season totals to date

Osprey  0                   137
Bald Eagle  0               44
N. Harrier  0                 32

Sharp-shinned  25       588
Cooper's  7                  73
N. Goshawk  0               0

Red-shouldered  1          6
Broad-winged  0       2,564
Red-tailed  10             225
Golden Eagle  1             2

A. Kestrel  1                77
Merlin  0                      16
Peregrine  0                 11
Unknown  2                 57

Total       47            3,802

Mike Purdy
Roanoke

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