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20 Sep: @ 12:55:22  AUTO: Jim Bernat is out of the office (returning 09/25/2017) [Jim B via va-bird]
20 Sep: @ 11:15:18  Huntley Meadows Park--Hike and Bike Trail, Fairfax County [Dixie Sommers via va-bird]
20 Sep: @ 11:14:45  Kerr lake jaeger [Brian B via va-bird]
19 Sep: @ 20:50:50 Re: help with bird call ID - verbal description only, no recording [Dixie Sommers via va-bird]
19 Sep: @ 20:29:51  Mendota Fire Tower (19 Sep 2017) 1110 Raptors [reports--- via va-bird]
19 Sep: @ 20:08:41  help with bird call ID - verbal description only, no recording [Stephen Johnson via va-bird]
19 Sep: @ 19:40:47  Blue Ridge Parkway Warblers (10) [Marshall Faintich via va-bird]
19 Sep: @ 19:19:35  Snickers Gap (19 Sep 2017) 315 Raptors [reports--- via va-bird]
19 Sep: @ 18:43:32  two observations [David Matson via va-bird]
19 Sep: @ 18:39:59  Harvey's Knob (19 Sep 2017) 4224 Raptors [reports--- via va-bird]
19 Sep: @ 18:28:25  Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (19 Sep 2017) 1684 Raptors [reports--- via va-bird]
19 Sep: @ 17:43:22  Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (19 Sep 2017) 49 Raptors [reports--- via va-bird]
19 Sep: @ 15:02:05  FW: DC Area, 9/19/2017 [Joe Coleman via va-bird]
19 Sep: @ 06:54:24  Northern Virginia Bird Club Meeting Wednesday, September 20 - "A Birding Year In and Around Japan" [David Farner via va-bird]
18 Sep: @ 21:22:05  Snickers Gap (18 Sep 2017) 1027 Raptors [reports--- via va-bird]
18 Sep: @ 21:07:13  Harvey's Knob (18 Sep 2017) 452 Raptors [reports--- via va-bird]
18 Sep: @ 20:59:00  Mendota Fire Tower (18 Sep 2017) 2406 Raptors [reports--- via va-bird]
18 Sep: @ 19:07:42  Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (18 Sep 2017) 3609 Raptors [reports--- via va-bird]
18 Sep: @ 17:33:53  Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (18 Sep 2017) 355 Raptors [reports--- via va-bird]
18 Sep: @ 16:39:30  Broad-winged Hawk kettle [Marshall Faintich via va-bird]
18 Sep: @ 14:41:37  Huntley Meadows Monday Morning Birdwalk [Harry Glasgow via va-bird]
17 Sep: @ 21:16:42  Mendota Fire Tower (15 Sep 2017) 62 Raptors [reports--- via va-bird]
17 Sep: @ 21:12:38  Mendota Fire Tower (16 Sep 2017) 414 Raptors [reports--- via va-bird]
17 Sep: @ 21:08:57  Mendota Fire Tower (17 Sep 2017) 512 Raptors [reports--- via va-bird]
17 Sep: @ 20:42:35  Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (17 Sep 2017) 373 Raptors [reports--- via va-bird]
17 Sep: @ 20:18:31  Harvey's Knob (17 Sep 2017) 926 Raptors [reports--- via va-bird]
17 Sep: @ 20:07:52  Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (17 Sep 2017) 7110 Raptors [reports--- via va-bird]
17 Sep: @ 19:20:05  Whip-poor-will, Scarlet Tanager eating flower!!!! [Marlene A Condon via va-bird]
17 Sep: @ 19:16:45  Fw: eBird Report - Conway-Robinson State Forest, Sep 17, 2017 [Marc Ribaudo via va-bird]
17 Sep: @ 19:04:47  Snickers Gap (17 Sep 2017) 1232 Raptors [reports--- via va-bird]
17 Sep: @ 14:39:20  Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve, Fairfax County [Dixie Sommers via va-bird]
17 Sep: @ 14:17:44  Great Falls NP Bird Walk 09/17/2017 (Fairfax County) [Kristine Lansing via va-bird]
17 Sep: @ 13:59:18  [va-bird] eBird Report - Laural Hill Park, Fairfax Co. Sep 17, 2017 [Scott Priebe via va-bird]
16 Sep: @ 20:27:24  Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (16 Sep 2017) 2601 Raptors [reports--- via va-bird]
16 Sep: @ 19:19:02  Harvey's Knob (16 Sep 2017) 282 Raptors [reports--- via va-bird]
16 Sep: @ 19:16:05  Snickers Gap (16 Sep 2017) 2054 Raptors [reports--- via va-bird]
16 Sep: @ 18:47:35  Reddish/Bother Knob areas today (Summer Tanager, Mourning Warbler, Crossbills etc) [Gabriel Mapel via va-bird]
16 Sep: @ 17:35:43  Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (16 Sep 2017) 194 Raptors [reports--- via va-bird]
16 Sep: @ 15:34:55  NVBC walk at Algonkian Regional Park, Loudoun county, Sep 16, 2017 - Wilson's and Bay-breasted Warblers [Elton Morel via va-bird]
16 Sep: @ 15:26:22  Raptors at the NAS OCEANA [Jeffrey Blalock via va-bird]
16 Sep: @ 13:37:30  Fw: eBird Report - Leesylvania State Park, Sep 16, 2017 [Marc Ribaudo via va-bird]
16 Sep: @ 13:30:01  [va-bird] eBird Report - Fairfax Co., Laurel Hill Park: Barrett House, Sep 16, 2017 [Scott Priebe via va-bird]
15 Sep: @ 20:38:36  Harvey's Knob (15 Sep 2017) 59 Raptors [reports--- via va-bird]
15 Sep: @ 19:32:32  Snickers Gap (15 Sep 2017) 199 Raptors [reports--- via va-bird]
15 Sep: @ 18:59:58  Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (15 Sep 2017) 1038 Raptors [reports--- via va-bird]
15 Sep: @ 18:45:15  Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (15 Sep 2017) 144 Raptors [reports--- via va-bird]
15 Sep: @ 18:10:59  Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (14 Sep 2017) 39 Raptors [reports--- via va-bird]
15 Sep: @ 15:42:44  Goshawk in Annandale, Fairfax County [Stephen Eccles via va-bird]
14 Sep: @ 17:42:28  Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (14 Sep 2017) 46 Raptors [reports--- via va-bird]
14 Sep: @ 12:02:46  Red-necked Phalaropes at Target Distribution pond [William Leigh via va-bird]





Subject: AUTO: Jim Bernat is out of the office (returning 09/25/2017)
Date: Wed Sep 20 2017 12:55 pm
From: va-bird AT listserve.com
 
I am out of the office until 09/25/2017.

I will reply after I return.


Note: This is an automated response to your message "va-bird Digest, Vol
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Subject: Huntley Meadows Park--Hike and Bike Trail, Fairfax County
Date: Wed Sep 20 2017 11:15 am
From: va-bird AT listserve.com
 
Nine birders participated in this morning's Northern Virginia Bird Club walk at the Huntley Meadows Hike Bike Trail, led by Tom Nardone and Dixie Sommers.

After an enjoyable but not particularly birdy walk, we were entertained by a feeding flock of titmice, chickadees and warblers on our way out, along the drive from the parking lot to the maintenance area. We were tipped off by noisy titmice, and in watching the frenzy we saw 3 American Redstarts, 3 Northern Parula, and one each Black-and-White, Magnolia and Black-throated Green Warblers. Downy and Red-bellied Woodpeckers were also in the group.

Otherwise, we had the usual complement of species, as well as 2 Northern Parula and 2 Black-and-White Warblers in a large tree at the Woodcock Meadow. As we were about to leave the parking lot at the end of the walk, a couple of birders spotted a Red-tailed Hawk, a nice ending for the morning.


-----Original Message-----
From: ebird-checklist@cornell.edu [mailto:ebird-checklist@cornell.edu]
Sent: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 11:58 AM
To: dixiesommers@cs.com
Subject: eBird Report - Huntley Meadows Park--Hike and Bike Trail, Sep 20, 2017

Huntley Meadows Park--Hike and Bike Trail, Fairfax, Virginia, US Sep 20, 2017 8:30 AM - 11:13 AM
Protocol: Traveling
3.84 mile(s)
Comments: Northern Virginia Bird Club walk
35 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose 17
Wood Duck 1
Great Blue Heron 3
Great Egret 1
Turkey Vulture 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 3
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Mourning Dove 25
Chimney Swift 25
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 8
Downy Woodpecker 3
Northern Flicker 4
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Empidonax sp. 1
Eastern Phoebe 1
Blue Jay 34
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 4
Barn Swallow 1
Carolina Chickadee 8
Tufted Titmouse 11
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren 5
American Robin 35
Gray Catbird 1
Black-and-white Warbler 4
Common Yellowthroat 2
American Redstart 4
Northern Parula 5
Magnolia Warbler 1
Black-throated Green Warbler 1
Northern Cardinal 6
Red-winged Blackbird 15
House Finch 1
American Goldfinch 3
House Sparrow 6

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/ch...

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)

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Subject: Kerr lake jaeger
Date: Wed Sep 20 2017 11:14 am
From: va-bird AT listserve.com
 
Parasitic jaeger from palmer point, feeding on fish carcass far out. Boat flushed towards north bend. Also rt loon there and hooded merganser below dam.

Brian Bockhahn
Durham NC
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Subject: help with bird call ID - verbal description only, no recording
Date: Tue Sep 19 2017 20:50 pm
From: va-bird AT listserve.com
 
hi Steve - ask him to record the call. this can be done on a cell phone. he may need to download a recording app. I use Audio Recorder in my Android phone. works pretty well.

Dixie Sommers
dixiesommers@cs.com

On Tuesday, September 19, 2017 Stephen Johnson via va-bird wrote:

Hello birders,

A fellow Christmas Bird Counter got this description, from one of our helpful landowners. I really like to give back to these people, who help out so much by letting us use their properties for the CBC every year.

Any ideas, folks? Thanks -- --

Steve Johnson
Fairfax, Virginia


(Dated 19 September -- -- )

> On and off for the past few weeks I have been hearing a bird call at dusk, sometimes at night and sometimes in the early morning before daylight.
>
> It is a shrill call that doesn't last long and the bird repeats itself after a few minutes- It sounds like eeH with soft nasal e's and raising intonation on the h. Last night the bird started at 8:45 and stopped before 9:30. Once when it happened at dusk I went out but the bird was hidden by tree leaves then it flew off and all I could see was a flash of white from the rear- it seemed to be a large bird but it was moving away fast and the light was bad so I could have been mistaken. Unfortunately it doesn't appear on a schedule.


P.S. I told him to suggest to the landowner, that they listen to Macaulay Library recordings for Northern Flicker (single whistle call) and Great-crested Fly. Anything else they should try?

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Subject: Mendota Fire Tower (19 Sep 2017) 1110 Raptors
Date: Tue Sep 19 2017 20:29 pm
From: va-bird AT listserve.com
 
Mendota Fire Tower
Mendota, VA, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 19, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 2 4 4
Bald Eagle 2 5 5
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 3 3
Cooper's Hawk 0 3 3
Northern Goshawk 0 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 1103 4482 4482
Red-tailed Hawk 1 2 2
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 1 1
Merlin 0 1 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 1110 4504 4504
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:15:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Ron Harrington

Observers: Donna Osborne, Freddie Osborne, Matt Fleenor, Sam Evans

Visitors:
None


Weather:
For most of the day it was sunny with high, clear skies and only an
occasional cloud for backdrop. A rain shower rolled over part of the
mountain range late in the day. During the morning there was a light and
steady breeze of 5-15 mph out of the east, but it became calm around 11:00,
followed by a light breeze from the west during the afternoon. Visibility
was approximately 15-20 miles, impaired by haze. Temperature was in the
upper 70s by afternoon.

Raptor Observations:
Most of the Broad-winged hawks came by during the morning, with 930 counted
by 11:00. These were generally easy to see with unaided vision. However as
we moved into the afternoon they were flying high and hard to find. We had
a kettle of 100 during the 2:00 hour. Only one hawk was counted after 2:30.
The American Bald Eagles were adults. The Osprey were flying together.

Non-raptor Observations:
No much in the way of song birds. Saw two Ravens and the usual array of
local Turkey/Black Vultures. Counted 18 Monarch Butterflies.

Predictions:
Conditions should be about the same.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Ronald Eugene Harrington (roneharrin@bvu.net)


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Subject: help with bird call ID - verbal description only, no recording
Date: Tue Sep 19 2017 20:08 pm
From: va-bird AT listserve.com
 
Hello birders,

A fellow Christmas Bird Counter got this description, from one of our helpful landowners. I really like to give back to these people, who help out so much by letting us use their properties for the CBC every year.

Any ideas, folks? Thanks -- --

Steve Johnson
Fairfax, Virginia


(Dated 19 September -- -- )

> On and off for the past few weeks I have been hearing a bird call at dusk, sometimes at night and sometimes in the early morning before daylight.
>
> It is a shrill call that doesn't last long and the bird repeats itself after a few minutes- It sounds like eeH with soft nasal e's and raising intonation on the h. Last night the bird started at 8:45 and stopped before 9:30. Once when it happened at dusk I went out but the bird was hidden by tree leaves then it flew off and all I could see was a flash of white from the rear- it seemed to be a large bird but it was moving away fast and the light was bad so I could have been mistaken. Unfortunately it doesn't appear on a schedule.


P.S. I told him to suggest to the landowner, that they listen to Macaulay Library recordings for Northern Flicker (single whistle call) and Great-crested Fly. Anything else they should try?

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Subject: Blue Ridge Parkway Warblers (10)
Date: Tue Sep 19 2017 19:40 pm
From: va-bird AT listserve.com
 
9/19/2017: American Redstart, Black and White, Blackpoll, Black-throated
Blue, Black-throated Green, Cape May, Chestnut-sided, Magnolia, Northern
Parula, and Tennessee. Report and photos:




http://www.faintich.net/Blog20...



___________________________

Marshall Faintich

Crozet, VA

marshall@faintich.net

www.faintich.net

In real life, the shortest distance between two points is never a straight
line, so you might as well enjoy the journey !!

____________________________________________________________________________
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Subject: Snickers Gap (19 Sep 2017) 315 Raptors
Date: Tue Sep 19 2017 19:19 pm
From: va-bird AT listserve.com
 
Snickers Gap
20 Miles West of Leesburg, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 19, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 1 48 49
Bald Eagle 0 46 46
Northern Harrier 0 10 10
Sharp-shinned Hawk 27 106 106
Cooper's Hawk 4 36 36
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 5 5
Broad-winged Hawk 277 5410 5419
Red-tailed Hawk 0 25 26
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 5 19 19
Merlin 0 3 3
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 3
Unknown Accipiter 1 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 3 3
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 315 5716 5727
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:45:00
Observation end time: 17:15:00
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter: Joan Boudreau and Bob Abrams

Observers: BJ Little, Jon Little

Visitors:
John, Lynn and Taylor, Joanna


Weather:
Foggy in the morning, light NW wind, mostly all blue by 1pm

Raptor Observations:
Looked hard to see birds in the east and west but very few specks visible
with binoculars and scopes.

Non-raptor Observations:
Red-bellied Woodpecker perched on our dead snag in the fog. Warblers up in
the woods: Black-throated Blue, Canada, Worm-eating. Regulars included Am.
Goldfinch, Cedar Waxwing, Chimney Swift.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Joan and Bob (icepeep@aol.com)


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Subject: two observations
Date: Tue Sep 19 2017 18:43 pm
From: va-bird AT listserve.com
 
All,

On September 15, driving south, I saw three patches of Sargasso in the
water on the Bay side of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel; these were north
of Island 4, after descending from the high-rise bridge.

As of this morning, September 19, three Ruby-throated Hummers remained at
our feeders here in Onancock.

More birds!

David Matson

--
David Matson
Suffolk and Onancock, Virginia
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Subject: Harvey's Knob (19 Sep 2017) 4224 Raptors
Date: Tue Sep 19 2017 18:39 pm
From: va-bird AT listserve.com
 
Harvey's Knob
Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 19, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 1 44 53
Bald Eagle 4 74 86
Northern Harrier 0 6 7
Sharp-shinned Hawk 7 45 54
Cooper's Hawk 0 19 28
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 7 8
Broad-winged Hawk 4198 6107 6119
Red-tailed Hawk 8 42 56
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 4 33 39
Merlin 0 5 5
Peregrine Falcon 1 9 9
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 1 2
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 2 2

Total: 4224 6395 6469
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:45:00
Observation end time: 18:30:00
Total observation time: 10.75 hours

Official Counter: Carl Christensen

Observers: Baron & Tina Gibson, Dave Brunstetter, Dillard Childress,
Matt Hosmer

Visitors:
Had a lot of help from many of the regular observers and visitors. I'd like
to thank them all.


Weather:
West/southwest winds variable at 3-7 mph. Cloud cover 100% early breaking
to less than 10%. Heavy, dense fog breaking up in the 10:00 hour.
Temperatures ranged from 17C to 23C. Visibility was at 3-4 throughout the
day with heavy haze on the west side.

Raptor Observations:
Rather slow day for raptors until 2:00-4:00 when we had large broad wing
kettles in the west valley and smaller kettles in the east. The majority of
those observed were out in the valley and high.
ABE 11:40. ABE 12:40. IBE 1:25. ABE 2:35.

Non-raptor Observations:
Normal Parkway traffic throughout the day. At least a dozen hikers, both
sectional- and through-. Most visited and rested before continuing their
trips.

Predictions:
Supposed to be similar to today as to weather and hopefully number of
birds.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Carl Christensen (imacookymaker@jetbroadband.com)
Harvey's Knob information may be found at:
http://bijame.googlepages.com/...


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Subject: Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (19 Sep 2017) 1684 Raptors
Date: Tue Sep 19 2017 18:28 pm
From: va-bird AT listserve.com
 
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 19, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 8 115 164
Bald Eagle 6 126 135
Northern Harrier 0 9 11
Sharp-shinned Hawk 31 174 182
Cooper's Hawk 13 56 68
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 11 14
Broad-winged Hawk 1611 17668 17766
Red-tailed Hawk 2 35 52
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 2 2
American Kestrel 7 57 60
Merlin 2 13 13
Peregrine Falcon 1 4 5
Unknown Accipiter 1 5 5
Unknown Buteo 0 1 6
Unknown Falcon 1 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 4 8
Mississippi Kite 0 2 3

Total: 1684 18283 18495
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter: Dave Hunter

Observers: Brenda Tekin, Gabriel Mapel, Rose Thomas, Vic Laubach

Visitors:
Sue & Dan Harvey (Knightdale, NC), Bruce & Sherri Carl, Dave Fischer (Cary,
NC), Beth Ann Doerring, Janet Paisley, Lois Kauffman, Lysanne Taylor,
Elizabeth Hunter (Bakersville, NC), Wendy Ealding, Mary Ames, Paty Elton,
Nancy Gray, Anne & Bob Beckley, Jennifer Jowdy, Leon & Patricia Book (Cape
Girardeau, MO), Mary Mapel, and Bill Nettelhorst (Fond Du Lac, WI).


Weather:
Another foggy morning. The fog cleared on the east side of Rockfish Gap at
8:15am but not on the west side of the gap until 9:45 so one counter was
stationed at the alternate count site (Constitution Park in Waynesboro) to
see the west side of the gap from below the fog until it cleared. Entirely
overcast early with a tough, all blue sky after 1pm. Moderate westerly
winds throughout the day and 19.5-22.2C temps.

Raptor Observations:
A gorgeous morning liftoff with birds rising out of the trees in all
directions, lit up by the sun through high fog! Lots of oohs and aahs.
Quite slow from 10am until after 4pm and it looked like we were not going
to get a good afternoon push but at around 4:25 Mary Mapel spotted a big
kettle over the "Parkway" to the north. Birds kept feeding into the kettle
and then they all started streaming SSE. The majority of them came right
over our heads, low and close! That one group ended up numbering 462
birds. Hourly BW Count: 6 (8-9), 975 (9-10), 11 (10-11), 45 (11-12), 24
(12-1), 5 (1-2), 23 (2-3), 21 (3-4), 501 (4-5).

Decent diversity today with nine raptor species including our second
3-Falcon Day of the season. Two Merlins (11:24 and 11:52) and one adult
Peregrine (4:15). 6 more BE: 3 adults (10:40, 12:42, 1:41) and 3 immature
(10:48 1st-YR, 2:59 unaged immature, 3:17 2nd-YR).

Non-raptor Observations:
13 Red-headed Woodpeckers, 288 Chimney Swifts, 4 Hummingbirds, 4 Common
Nighthawks, 6 Cedar Waxwings, 1 Tanager, 2 N. Rough-winged & 2 Tree
Swallows, 1 Lincoln's Sparrow, 1 Baltimore Oriole, and 20 Monarch
Butterflies.

Predictions:
Mostly sunny with light northwest winds. Warm.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Gabriel Mapel (birdmangabriel@yahoo.com)
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch information may be found at:
http://www.rockfishgaphawkwatc...


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Subject: Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (19 Sep 2017) 49 Raptors
Date: Tue Sep 19 2017 17:43 pm
From: va-bird AT listserve.com
 
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 19, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 22 798 798
Bald Eagle 0 71 71
Northern Harrier 2 53 53
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 96 96
Cooper's Hawk 2 124 124
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 3 3
Broad-winged Hawk 0 105 105
Red-tailed Hawk 0 14 14
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 16 680 680
Merlin 6 311 311
Peregrine Falcon 0 22 22
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 3 3
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0
Swallow-tailed Kite 0 1 1

Total: 49 2282 2282
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 13:00:00
Total observation time: 5.25 hours

Official Counter: Anna Stunkel

Observers: Olivia Amash

Visitors:
Thank you to the Eastern Mennonite School Environmental Science class for
stopping by.


Weather:
Strong winds were mainly from the northwest, with overcast skies.
Temperatures were in the seventies. It drizzled on and off, especially in
the afternoon.

Raptor Observations:
It was a slow day with birds being bounced around in the breeze.

Non-raptor Observations:
3 Monarchs
1 Gray Squirrel
========================================================================
Report submitted by Brian Taber (Taberzz@aol.com)
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch information may be found at:
www.cvwo.org


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Subject: FW: DC Area, 9/19/2017
Date: Tue Sep 19 2017 15:02 pm
From: va-bird AT listserve.com
 
FYI Joe Coleman

-----Original Message-----

Hotline: Voice of the Naturalist
Date: 9/19/2017
Coverage: MD/DC/VA/central and southern DE/WV panhandle
Reports, comments and questions: voice@anshome.org
Compiler: Joe Coleman
Sponsor: Audubon Naturalist Society of the Central
Atlantic States (independent of NAS)
Transcriber: Steve Cordle

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This is the Voice of the Naturalist, a service of the Audubon Naturalist
Society. This report covers the week starting Tuesday, September 12 and was
completed on Tuesday, September 19 at 2:30 p.m.

Information on noteworthy birds is presented below in taxonomic order, as
set forth in the American Ornithological Society Checklist for North and
Middle American Birds, as revised through the 58th Supplement (July 2017).

The top birds this week were SABINE'S GULL* in DC and MD, ROSEATE SPOONBILL*
in VA, SOOTY TERN* in VA, and SWALLOWTAIL KITE* in VA.

Other birds of interest this week included waterfowl, EASTERN
WHIP-POOR-WILL, AMERICAN AVOCET, AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER, HUDSONIAN GODWIT,
MARBLED GODWIT, RUDDY TURNSTONE, STILT, BAIRD'S, and BUFF-BREASTED
SANDPIPER, WILSON'S and RED-NECKED PHALAROPES, PARASITIC JAEGER, BLACK TERN,
COMMON TERN, ANHINGA, WHITE and GLOSSY IBIS, MISSISSIPPI KITE,
YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER, flycatchers, PHILADELPHIA VIREO, sparrows
including CLAY-COLORED and LARK, YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD, warblers including
GOLDEN-WINGED, CONNECTICUT, and MOURNING, and DICKCISSEL.

TOP BIRDS

A WOOD STORK was seen from the Kiptopeke SP Hawkwatch in Northampton Co, VA
on Sept 17.

The juvenile SABINE'S GULL* that was spotted on Sept 4 over hydrilla mats in
the Potomac River (DC waters) was last seen Sept 12 from the Washington
Sailing Marina in Alexandria, VA. The other young SABINE'S GULL* was last
observed in Montgomery Co, MD over the Potomac River from Violette's Lock,
C&O Canal, on Sept 12 and on the 13th, at both Sycamore Landing, C&O Canal,
and farther upriver at Edwards Ferry.

Two SOOTY TERNS* were reported on Sept 13 from the Lower Lake Overlook, John
H. Kerr Reservoir, Mecklenburg Co, VA.

A ROSEATE SPOONBILL* was seen and photographed Sept 16 at Hog Island WMA,
Surry Co, VA.

A SWALLOW-TAILED KITE* was seen from the Kiptopeke SP Hawkwatch in
Northampton Co, VA on Sept 12, 13, 14, and 15.

OTHER BIRDS OF INTEREST

Several species of migratory waterfowl, including TUNDRA SWAN, NORTHERN
SHOVELER, GADWALL, AMERICAN WIGEON, NORTHERN PINTAIL, CANVASBACK, and LESSER
SCAUP were seen at various locations in the reporting area during the week.
Four BLACK SCOTERS continued throughout the week at North Beach, Calvert Co,
MD.

EASTERN WHIP-POOR-WILLS were heard on Sept 12 and 13 from the Allegany
Highlands Trail near Helmstetter's Curve, Allegany Co, MD and from Green
Ridge State Forest, Campsite 17, Allegany Co, MD on Sept 18. One was also
heard in western Albemarle Co, VA on Sept 15 and 17.

Single AMERICAN AVOCETS were seen at Swan Creek Wetland/Cox Creek DMCF
(restricted access), Anne Arundel Co, MD throughout the week and one was at
the Hurlock WWTP, Dorchester Co, MD on Sept 17.

Sightings of AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER in MD included one at the Aldino Sod
Farm in Harford Co on Sept 13 and three at Swan Creek Wetland/Cox Creek DMCF
(restricted access), Anne Arundel Co, MD on Sept 18.

A HUDSONIAN GODWIT was seen at Hurlock WWTP, Dorchester Co, MD on Sept 16
and 17. As many as five HUDSONIAN GODWITS were seen Sept 15 - 18 at
Shearness Pool, Bombay Hook NWR, Kent Co, DE. A MARBLED GODWIT was seen Sept
18 at Back Bay NWR, Virginia Beach, VA. A RUDDY TURNSTONE was seen Sept 15
at the Staunton River SP, Halifax Co, VA. The STILT SANDPIPER in the Potomac
River (DC waters) was seen again on Sept 17 from Tide Lock Park, Alexandria,
VA. A STILT SANDPIPER was also seen at Rocky Gorge Reservoir-Browns Bridge,
Howard Co, MD on Sept 12 and 13. A BAIRD'S SANDPIPER was seen Sept 13, 14,
and 15 at the Swan Creek Wetland-Cox Creek DMCF (restricted access), Anne
Arundel Co, MD. A BAIRD'S SANDPIPER was among the shorebirds seen Sept 16 at
the Nazarene Church Rd Wetlands, Rockingham Co, VA. A BUFF-BREASTED
SANDPIPER was seen 13 and 15 at Bombay Hook NWR, Kent Co, DE. One was also
seen Sept 14 at Broadkill Marsh, Prime Hook NWR, Sussex Co, DE.

Sightings of WILSON'S PHALAROPE included one seen Sept 15 in DC waters from
Tide Lock Park, Alexandria, VA; two through the 15th at Swan Creek
Wetland-Cox Creek DMCF (restricted access), Anne Arundel Co, MD; one at
Bombay Hook NWR, Kent Co, De on Sept 17; and one on Sept 18 at Back Bay
NWR, Virginia Beach, VA. Eleven RED-NECKED PHALAROPES were seen on Sept 13
at Swan Creek Wetland-Cox Creek DMCF (restricted access), Anne Arundel Co,
MD while four were seen there Sept 14. RED-NECKED PHALAROPES were also
reported from Shad Landing, Pocomoke River SP, Dorchester Co, MD on Sept 14;
from Punch Island Rd, Taylor's Island, Dorchester Co, MD on Sept 16; one on
Sept 17 at Morgantown, Charles Co, MD; two at the Target Distribution Center
Pond, Stuarts Draft, Augusta Co, VA on Sept 14; and one at Bridgewater,
Rockingham Co, VA on Sept 16.

A PARASITIC JAEGER was seen Sept 18 at Back Bay NWR, Virginia Beach, VA.

A BLACK TERN was observed Sept 12 over the Potomac River (DC waters) from
the Alexandria, VA waterfront. Another BLACK TERN was seen Sept 13 in
Garrett Co along Peat Moss Rd, Accident, MD. Two BLACK TERNS were seen at
Hog Island WMA, Surry Co, VA on Sept 16. A COMMON TERN was seen Sept 14 at
Violette's Lock, C&O Canal, Montgomery Co, MD.

An ANHINGA was seen flying high over Lake Smith, Virginia Beach, VA on Sept
13.

A juvenile WHITE IBIS was seen Sept 12 at Schoolhouse Pond, Upper Marlboro,
Anne Arundel Co, MD; one, probably the same, was seen the same day at Jug
Bay Wetlands Sanctuary, Anne Arundel Co. Two WHITE IBIS and a GLOSSY IBIS
were seen at Staunton River SP in Halifax Co, VA and the Staunton View
Public Use Area in Mecklenburg Co, VA on and off during the week.

A MISSISSIPPI KITE was seen Sept 16 at Oceana Naval Air Station (restricted
access), Virginia Beach, VA on Sept 16. NORTHERN GOSHAWKS were reported from
two locations, one, an immature along Accotink Creek, Wakefield Park,
Fairfax Co, VA and another on Sept 17 from the Mendota Fire Tower Hawkwatch,
Washington Co, VA. Numerous BROAD-WINGED HAWKS flew over the various hawk
watches this past week with over 7,000 at Rockfish Gap near Waynesboro, VA
on Sept 17.

A juvenile YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER was seen Sept 14 at Violette's Lock, C&O
Canal, Montgomery Co, MD.

An OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was seen Sept 12 at Snug Harbor, Anne Arundel Co,
MD. Another OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was seen at the Beltsville Agricultural
Research Center, Prince George's Co MD on Sept 13, 14, and 15. OLIVE-SIDED
FLYCATCHERS were also seen in VA with sightings at the Rockfish Valley
Trail, Nelson Co on Sept 12; one at Laurel Run, Shenandoah Co, Sept 13; and
another at the Conway-Robinson State Forest, Prince William Co, on Sept 16.

A YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER was reported throughout the week at Mount
Pleasant Farm, Howard Co (MD) Conservancy. Other reports of YELLOW-BELLIED
FLYCATCHERS in MD came from Big Water Farm (private), Queen Anne's Co on
Sept 15; at Governor Bridge Natural Area, Prince George's Co on Sept 17; and
at Home Run Baker Park, Talbot Co on Sept 17. There were several reports of
YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER in VA including one at Leesylvania SP, Prince
William Co, on Sept 16 and one at the Staunton View Public Use area,
Mecklenburg Co, on Sept 17. A LEAST FLYCATCHER was seen Sept 16 at Back Bay
NWR, Virginia Beach, VA.

A PHILADELPHIA VIREO was seen Sept 13 at Back Bay NWR, Virginia Beach, VA.

Sparrow highlights included CLAY-COLORED SPARROWS at several locations,
including a high of five individuals at Back Bay NWR in Virginia Beach, VA
on Sept 14-18; and on Sept 15, 16, and 17 at Sunset Park, Ocean City,
Worcester Co, MD. A LARK SPARROW was also seen at Sunset Park on Sept 15.
In Virginia, two LARK SPARROWS were seen at Back Bay NWR in Virginia Beach
on Sept 12-14. A LINCOLN'S SPARROW was seen Sept 18 at Swan Creek/Cox Creek
DMCF, Anne Arundel Co, MD.

A female YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD was seen with a mixed flock of European
Starlings and Brown-headed Cowbirds at Sky Meadows SP, Fauquier Co, VA on
Sept 18.

Migrant warblers were seen at many locations during the week.
Highlights included a GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER on Sept 12 at Chat Field,
Susquehanna SP, Harford Co, MD; a LAWRENCE'S WARBLER (hybrid) on Sept 12 at
Turkey Point, Elk Neck SP, Cecil Co, MD; and a BREWSTER'S WARBLER (hybrid)
on Sept 18 at Pine Lake, Wheaton Regional Park, Montgomery Co, MD.
CONNECTICUT WARBLERS were seen in MD on Sept 14 at the Beltsville
Agricultural Research Center, Prince George's Co; on Sept 16 at MT Nebo WMA,
Garrett Co; and at Swan Creek Wetlands/Cox Creek DMCF, Anne Arundel Co, on
Sept 18. In VA a CONNECTICUT WARBLER was seen Sept 13 at a private residence
on Dices Spring Rd, Augusta Co and on Sept 16 at the Switzer Lake Area,
Rockingham Co. A MOURNING WARBLER was seen Sept 13 and 16 at the mini-train
tracks, Pine Lake, Wheaton Regional Park, Montgomery Co, MD. One also seen
Sept 12 at the Swan Creek Wetland/Cox Creek DMCF, Anne Arundel Co, MD.
Another MOURNING WARBLER was seen Sept 16 in Augusta Co, VA about halfway
between Briery Branch Gap and the summit of Reddish Knob. A WILSON'S WARBLER
was seen Sept 16 at Algonkian RP, Loudoun Co, VA. Another WILSON'S WARBLER
was seen Sept 18 at Swan Creek Wetlands/Cox Creek DMCF, Anne Arundel Co, MD.

A DICKCISSEL was seen Sept 16 at Sandy Bottom Nature Park, Hampton, VA.

***

This week's report was based on reports on the DE, MD, VA, and WV list
servers, and eBird records.

The Audubon Sanctuary Shop (301-652-3606, http://anshome.org/shop)is an
excellent source for guidebooks and many other nature-related titles.

To report bird sightings, e-mail your report to voice@anshome.org.
Please post reports before midnight Monday, identify the county as well as
the state, and include your name and a Tuesday morning contact, e-mail or
phone.

Thank you for your interest, and enjoy the birds.

*Of interest to the applicable state records committee

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Subject: Northern Virginia Bird Club Meeting Wednesday, September 20 - "A Birding Year In and Around Japan"
Date: Tue Sep 19 2017 6:54 am
From: va-bird AT listserve.com
 
The Northern Virginia Bird Club will hold its September meeting on Wednesday, September 20 at St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 4000 Lorcom Lane, Arlington, VA, 22207 at 8:00 pm  Directions can be found in the Siskin and on our web page at www.nvabc.org.

Libby Lyons will give a presentation entitled: "A Birding year In and Around Japan"

Libby Lyons is a long-time Arlington resident who had the chance to live in Japan in 2016. She explored that amazing country with a focus on fauna, flora, fabric and food. She birded from Hokkaido with its Steller's Sea Eagles and Japanese Cranes to Kyushu with the sunrise spectacle of an eddy of 10,000 cranes, and to Okinawa viewing the elusive Okinawa Rail. She also took birding forays (often in conjunction with work trips) to Thailand, the Philippines, and Taiwan.

Libby was a biology professor for ten years before she joined the National Science Foundation 20 years ago. She will present a travelogue peppered with scientific tidbits, e.g., the decline of such rare species as the Spoon-billed Sandpiper, the syntax of Japanese Tits and conservation attitudes in East Asia.

Early bird refreshments start at 7:30. Any contributions of food or beverage will be most gratefully received.

David Farner
Vice President, Programs, Northern Virginia Bird Club
Arlington, Virginia


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Subject: Snickers Gap (18 Sep 2017) 1027 Raptors
Date: Mon Sep 18 2017 21:22 pm
From: va-bird AT listserve.com
 
Snickers Gap
20 Miles West of Leesburg, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 18, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 47 48
Bald Eagle 3 46 46
Northern Harrier 0 10 10
Sharp-shinned Hawk 7 79 79
Cooper's Hawk 5 32 32
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 5 5
Broad-winged Hawk 1012 5133 5142
Red-tailed Hawk 0 25 26
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 14 14
Merlin 0 3 3
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 3
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 3 3
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 1027 5401 5412
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Observation start time: 09:30:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Doug Graham

Observers: Bob Blakney, Don Sweig

Visitors:
Bob Blakney and Don Sweig put in a long day of hawk watching. A big thanks
to Bob for his well organized spread sheet and efforts.


Weather:
Began with fog, followed by cloud cover and eventually changing to mostly
cloudy. Weak NNE winds.

Raptor Observations:
Adult and immature Bald Eagle at 11:47.
Adult Bald Eagle at 12:50.

Non-raptor Observations:
Last bird seen was a RT Hummingbird at 4:30 EST.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Doug Graham (dgraham1492@gmail.comt)


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Subject: Harvey's Knob (18 Sep 2017) 452 Raptors
Date: Mon Sep 18 2017 21:07 pm
From: va-bird AT listserve.com
 
Harvey's Knob
Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 18, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 3 43 52
Bald Eagle 7 70 82
Northern Harrier 0 6 7
Sharp-shinned Hawk 6 38 47
Cooper's Hawk 2 19 28
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 6 7
Broad-winged Hawk 421 1909 1921
Red-tailed Hawk 3 34 48
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 6 29 35
Merlin 0 5 5
Peregrine Falcon 3 8 8
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 1 1 2
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 2 2

Total: 452 2171 2245
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 4 hours

Official Counter: Baron Gibson

Observers: Allen & Robin Austin, Barry Kinzie, Bill & Katie James,
Carl Christensen, Darryl Martin, Dave Brunstetter,
David Kirk, John Slaughter, King Irvin, Matt Hosmer,
Mike Crowder, Tina Gibson, phillip ferguson

Visitors:
Hollins University was up with an Ecology class. Keith Peters from
Huntington WV, Bree, Julie, George Holmes, Bob Epperson, Don Aldridge.
Anyone i missed, my apologies.

At least a dozen thru or section hikers stopping in to investigate what we
were doing.
Many Parkway goers



Weather:
Temps, low of 66, high of 74. 50% or greater cloud cover all watch. Winds
were westerly until the last 3 hrs of watch turning NE. Visibility was a 3
with lots of haze on both sides of the mountain.

Raptor Observations:
A decent showing of BW's with most coming in the 2-3 DST hour.
Another good showing of Bald's
AEBE x2 @ 14:11, 16:40 & 17:21
Imm BE @ 14:25, 16:43 & 16:59
All times are DST


Non-raptor Observations:
Never under estimate an old man in turnout gear & an air pack !!

Predictions:
More of the same
========================================================================
Report submitted by Baron Gibson (Hawkwatche215@gmail.com)
Harvey's Knob information may be found at:
http://bijame.googlepages.com/...


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Subject: Mendota Fire Tower (18 Sep 2017) 2406 Raptors
Date: Mon Sep 18 2017 20:59 pm
From: va-bird AT listserve.com
 
Mendota Fire Tower
Mendota, VA, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 18, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 2 2
Bald Eagle 2 3 3
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 1 1
Cooper's Hawk 1 3 3
Northern Goshawk 0 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 2399 3379 3379
Red-tailed Hawk 1 1 1
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 1 1
Merlin 1 1 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 1 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 2406 3394 3394
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Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 17:45:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Ron Harrington

Observers: John Clonce, Matt Fleenor, Ronnie Vickers, Sam Evans

Visitors:
Judy Vickers accompanied her husband, Ronnie. Both were good at spotting
hawks.


Weather:
It was another warm day with mostly sunny skies in the morning. Low valley
fog early but good visibility all day. Increasing clouds by 11:00 with
variable cloud cover to 50% the rest of the day until late when it cleared
up. Wind was calm in the morning to very light out of the west during the
afternoon.

Raptor Observations:
Another great day for hawk watching with just enough cloud cover to aid in
spotting the high flying hawks. The usual array of local Turkey and Black
Vultures was seen. The Broad-winged hawks first started coming by at 8:42,
and we had a steady stream most of the day with some nice kettles of 200 or
more. The biggest hour was 4:00-5:00 with 672. The second biggest was the
10:00-11:00 hour with 460. Both American Bald Eagles appeared to be
immature. Saw a Sharp-shinned hawk diving on one of them. Some hawks came
by very high, while others, especially early and late were easy to spot.

Non-raptor Observations:
About 50 Chimney Swifts were swirling around the tower. We saw 4 Ravens
flying in formation. Heard crows, Carolina Wrens, and watched an Eastern
Pewee and a Phoebe catching insects. Counted 16 Monarch Butterflies.

Predictions:
Weather will be about the same. Should continue to have good flying
conditions!
========================================================================
Report submitted by Ronald Eugene Harrington (roneharrin@bvu.net)


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Subject: Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (18 Sep 2017) 3609 Raptors
Date: Mon Sep 18 2017 19:07 pm
From: va-bird AT listserve.com
 
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 18, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 15 107 156
Bald Eagle 7 120 129
Northern Harrier 3 9 11
Sharp-shinned Hawk 48 143 151
Cooper's Hawk 11 43 55
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 11 14
Broad-winged Hawk 3516 16057 16155
Red-tailed Hawk 1 33 50
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 2 2
American Kestrel 5 50 53
Merlin 2 11 11
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 4
Unknown Accipiter 0 4 4
Unknown Buteo 0 1 6
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 3 7
Mississippi Kite 0 2 3

Total: 3609 16599 16811
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Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 17:45:00
Total observation time: 10.75 hours

Official Counter: Gabriel Mapel

Observers: Dave Hunter, Rose Thomas, Vic Laubach, William Leigh

Visitors:
Plenty of visitors up to watch the Broad-wings including Wade Hildreth
(NC), Blythe & Fianna Wilde (Los Osos, CA), Robert Butler, Marlene Condon,
Mary & Daniel Mapel, Dave Fischer (Cary, NC), Peter Van Acker, Tink Moyer,
Ed Lewis, Jennifer Jowdy, Rita Walton, Steve Barnett, Laura Neale, Nancy
Weiss, Carol Wise, Dan & Sue Harvey (Knightdale, NC), Elizabeth Hunter
(Bakersville, NC), Bill Nettlehorst (Fond Du Lac, WI), Susan Beers, Frank
Hanlon, and Marshall Faintich.


Weather:
Unfortunately Rockfish Gap was socked in with heavy fog until 9:30am EST.
Counters headed down the east side of the gap a couple miles to start the
count where we could view the gap from below the fog until it cleared.
Poor visibility until 11am and distant haze throughout the day. Mostly
cloudy all day with low, dark, heavy clouds until 2pm. Nonexistent to very
light breezes throughout the day, from an easterly direction. 21.5-26.6C
temps.

Raptor Observations:
Another great day of Broad-wing migration and awesome kettles! Once the
fog cleared we had a decent late morning flight highlighted by a nice, tall
kettle of 222 BW on the west side of the gap. The excitement quickly
calmed down with very few BW all afternoon, and those that were seen were
distant out to the west, barely visible in the scopes. However, everything
changed at 3:15pm when Bill Nettlehorst spotted a “river of hawks” flying
distant down the east side of the gap. That river became a tall, wide wall
of Broad-wings extending a binocular glass high and stretched out all
across the entire eastern sky! We ended up tallying over 2,300 BW during
the following 45 minutes, almost all on that same flight path.

Several nice kettles out to the west and a very late-day, nearly overhead
kettle took us to over 3,500 BW for the day. Hourly BW Count: 2 (7-8), 6
(8-9), 40 (9-10), 338 (10-11), 21 (11-12), 11 (12-1), 26 (1-2), 55 (2-3),
2317 (3-4), 621 (4-5), 79 (5-5:45).

Osprey numbers remain low but we had a slightly better flight today. 7
more BE (1 2nd-YR at 1:00, and 6 adults at 1:04, 1:04, 1:10, 1:33, 2:29,
and 2:45). 3 NH (10:37 unaged, 4:40 adult female, and 5:27 adult male).
Two nice Merlins (11:30 unaged and 12:04 adult male) both flew through
close affording good views. First Raptor: 7:48 BW, Last Raptor: 5:27 NH.

Non-raptor Observations:
241 Chimney Swifts, 8 Hummingbirds, 2 Red-headed Woodpeckers, 115 Waxwings,
1 Cape May & 2 BT Green Warblers, 1 Scarlet Tanager, 2 RB Grosbeaks, 5
Indigo Buntings, and 53 Monarch Butterflies.

Predictions:
Mostly sunny with light north winds.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Gabriel Mapel (birdmangabriel@yahoo.com)
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch information may be found at:
http://www.rockfishgaphawkwatc...


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Subject: Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (18 Sep 2017) 355 Raptors
Date: Mon Sep 18 2017 17:33 pm
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Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 18, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 48 776 776
Bald Eagle 7 71 71
Northern Harrier 4 51 51
Sharp-shinned Hawk 42 95 95
Cooper's Hawk 41 122 122
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 3 3
Broad-winged Hawk 17 105 105
Red-tailed Hawk 2 14 14
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 142 664 664
Merlin 49 305 305
Peregrine Falcon 2 22 22
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 3 3
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0
Swallow-tailed Kite 0 1 1

Total: 355 2233 2233
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:30:00
Observation end time: 15:45:00
Total observation time: 9.25 hours

Official Counter: Anna Stunkel

Observers: Ned Brinkley, Olivia Amash

Weather:
Winds started off light, becoming moderate to gusty and from the northeast
and east northeast. Skies were cloudy with temperatures in the seventies.

Raptor Observations:
Most birds were nice and low today, with strong movement in the late
morning and early afternoon. Small falcons, accipiters, and Ospreys
composed most of the flight.

Non-raptor Observations:
Passerines were pretty quiet today. A Northern Bobwhite called this morning
and an Eastern Ratsnake was slithering near the butterfly garden.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Brian Taber (Taberzz@aol.com)
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch information may be found at:
www.cvwo.org


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Subject: Broad-winged Hawk kettle
Date: Mon Sep 18 2017 16:39 pm
From: va-bird AT listserve.com
 
Photos of the 2000+ Broad-winged Hawk kettle at the Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch;
9/18/17:



http://www.faintich.net/Blog20...



___________________________

Marshall Faintich

Crozet, VA

marshall@faintich.net

www.faintich.net

In real life, the shortest distance between two points is never a straight
line, so you might as well enjoy the journey !!

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Subject: Huntley Meadows Monday Morning Birdwalk
Date: Mon Sep 18 2017 14:41 pm
From: va-bird AT listserve.com
 
A beautiful morning greeted a large gathering of over 30 birders on today's Huntley Meadows Monday Morning Birdwalk. We tallied 46 species, with not too many highlights, however. We counted only 4 species of Warbler in the days of many species seen at neighboring birding spots. We did witness a skirmish between a PileatedWoodpecker and a Cooper's Hawk which produced some excitement but no outcome. The Autumn Equinox arrives this coming Thursday, 22 September, at about 4 PM, bringing us into seasons of change in our tallies.  Join us and witness these changes every Monday at 7 AM (8AM beginning sometime in November). We look forward to seeing you then.
Canada Goose 7
Wood Duck 25
Mallard 1
Great Blue Heron 6
Great Egret 2
Green Heron 1
Cooper's Hawk 1
Bald Eagle 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Mourning Dove 14
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1
Chimney Swift 12
Belted Kingfisher 3
Red-headed Woodpecker 3
Red-bellied Woodpecker 8
Downy Woodpecker 3
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 2
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Acadian Flycatcher 4
Eastern Phoebe 3
Great Crested Flycatcher 2
White-eyed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 8
Fish Crow 2
crow sp. 2
Northern Rough-winged Swallow 16
Tree Swallow 5
Carolina Chickadee 9
Tufted Titmouse 7
White-breasted Nuthatch 2
Carolina Wren 6
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Eastern Bluebird 3
American Robin 30
Gray Catbird 6
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 5
American Redstart 1
Chestnut-sided Warbler 1
Eastern Towhee 1
Northern Cardinal 6
Red-winged Blackbird 12
American Goldfinch 8

The Monday Morning Birdwalk has been a weekly event at HuntleyMeadows since 1985. It takes place every week, rain or shine (except during electrical storms, strong winds, or icy trails), at 7AM (8AM fromNovember through March), is free of charge, requires no reservation, and is open to all. Birders meet in the parking lot at the Park's entrance at 3701 Lockheed Blvd, Alexandria, VA. Questions should be directed to Park staff during normal business hours at (703)768-2525.

Harry GlasgowFriends of Huntley Meadows Park

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Subject: Mendota Fire Tower (15 Sep 2017) 62 Raptors
Date: Sun Sep 17 2017 21:16 pm
From: va-bird AT listserve.com
 
Mendota Fire Tower
Mendota, VA, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 15, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 0 0 0
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 0
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 62 62 62
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 0
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 0
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 62 62 62
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:30:00
Observation end time: 11:30:00
Total observation time: 2 hours

Official Counter: Ron Harrington

Observers: Sam Evans

Visitors:
None


Weather:
Mostly cloudy with valley fog early. By 10:00 it began to slowly break up
and by 11:00 the visibility was about 10 miles with 50% cloud cover.
Temperature ranged from the low 60s to about 70 degrees F when we left.
Winds were very light and variable.

Raptor Observations:
The first BWH came by at 10:30 and were already flying pretty high. Hawks
could be seen with the naked eye with help from the clouds.

Non-raptor Observations:
Several Turkey Vultures were observed. One Raven was flying back and
forth.Heard one Carolina Wren, White-breasted Nuthatch, and a Goldfinch.
Saw one Chimney Swift. Otherwise it was very quiet except for the
occasional outburst from crows down in the valley.


Predictions:
Should be a good day for observing hawks. Warmer with clearing conditions.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Ronald Eugene Harrington (roneharrin@bvu.net)


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Subject: Mendota Fire Tower (16 Sep 2017) 414 Raptors
Date: Sun Sep 17 2017 21:12 pm
From: va-bird AT listserve.com
 
Mendota Fire Tower
Mendota, VA, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 16, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 1 1 1
Bald Eagle 1 1 1
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 0
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 411 473 473
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 0
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 0
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 1 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 414 476 476
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:15:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 7.25 hours

Official Counter: Jennifer Meade

Observers: Harold Willis, Susan Greear, Teresa Hutson

Visitors:
None reported


Weather:
Weather breezy, becoming partly cloudy during most of the afternoon Warm
with temperature in the 70s.

Raptor Observations:
The American Bald Eagle was a juvenile.

Non-raptor Observations:
Several Monarch butterflies were seen but no count kept. Saw one
Ruby-throated hummingbird.





Predictions:
Warm and sunny. Should continue to be good weather for hawk watching.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Ronald Eugene Harrington (roneharrin@bvu.net)


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Subject: Mendota Fire Tower (17 Sep 2017) 512 Raptors
Date: Sun Sep 17 2017 21:08 pm
From: va-bird AT listserve.com
 
Mendota Fire Tower
Mendota, VA, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 17, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 1 2 2
Bald Eagle 0 1 1
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0
Cooper's Hawk 2 2 2
Northern Goshawk 1 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 507 980 980
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 0
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 1 1
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 512 988 988
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 16:45:00
Total observation time: 8.75 hours

Official Counter: Larry McDaniel

Observers: ED Davis, George Larkin, Steven Hopp, Teresa Hutson

Visitors:
Barbara Kingsolver, Dan Johnson, Karol Lynn Johnson, Lori Ownbe, Laura
Castle,John Clunce, Fred Osborne, Donna Osborne, Dan Huffine, Angie
Huffine, Andrew Huffine, and John Tomko.


Weather:
It was surprisingly hot and mostly sunny but there were some clouds that
helped with the viewing.

Raptor Observations:
Many of the hawks were very high but quite a few were flying low as well.
The Northern Goshawk was a sub-adult. We had a close look at this bird,
mostly below eye level.

Non-raptor Observations:
None reported

Predictions:
Weather predicted to be the same as today. Should be another good day for
hawk watching, especially if we can get a few clouds here and there.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Ronald Eugene Harrington (roneharrin@bvu.net)


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Subject: Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (17 Sep 2017) 373 Raptors
Date: Sun Sep 17 2017 20:42 pm
From: va-bird AT listserve.com
 
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 17, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 34 728 728
Bald Eagle 2 64 64
Northern Harrier 4 47 47
Sharp-shinned Hawk 21 53 53
Cooper's Hawk 24 81 81
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 2 2
Broad-winged Hawk 17 88 88
Red-tailed Hawk 1 12 12
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 163 522 522
Merlin 95 256 256
Peregrine Falcon 11 20 20
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 3 3
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0
Swallow-tailed Kite 0 1 1

Total: 373 1878 1878
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 10 hours

Official Counter: Anna Stunkel

Observers: Bob Ake, Bob Anderson, Thuy Tran

Weather:
Light winds were mostly from the northeast and east northeast, with cloudy
skies and temperatures in the seventies.

Raptor Observations:
We had good falcon movement today, and a boost in accipiter numbers as
well. Most birds were zipping by low and close, which made for a fun day.

Non-raptor Observations:
The highlight of the day was a Wood Stork, which flew over the platform
rather low at 2:18 pm EST. Great looks were had by all. The bird came from
the north northwest and was heading south southeast. Photographic evidence
will be posted on eBird. A Wilson's Snipe flew over, and a Rose-breasted
Grosbeak was seen this morning.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Brian Taber (Taberzz@aol.com)
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch information may be found at:
www.cvwo.org


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Subject: Harvey's Knob (17 Sep 2017) 926 Raptors
Date: Sun Sep 17 2017 20:18 pm
From: va-bird AT listserve.com
 
Harvey's Knob
Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 17, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 3 40 49
Bald Eagle 12 63 75
Northern Harrier 0 6 7
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 32 41
Cooper's Hawk 2 17 26
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 6 7
Broad-winged Hawk 899 1488 1500
Red-tailed Hawk 1 31 45
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 2 23 29
Merlin 2 5 5
Peregrine Falcon 1 5 5
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 1
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 2 2

Total: 926 1719 1793
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 17:30:00
Total observation time: 9.5 hours

Official Counter: David Brunstetter

Observers: Baron Gibson, Darryl Martin, Matt Hosmer, Mitch Mitchell

Visitors:
Once again we had a lot of exceptionally good eyes in the sky: Matt, Mitch,
Darryl, King, Dale, Baron, Mike, Toni, Andrew and family, Tina and Kam,
Phillip, Robin and Allen, Bill and Katie, Dillard, George, John, Randy and
Vickie, Tim and Sue, Bob and Claudia, and Ranger Amy. If I missed you, it
was either cause I did not see you or cannot read my own writing on the
data sheet. You guys were tremendous.


Weather:
Temps ranged from 64F - 76F. Definitely felt hotter today. Mainly cause the
wind was 0-1 all day. Varied from N to WNW to NE, N, and E. Cloud cover was
100% in the morning with a beautiful blanket of fog over the Western
Valley. Cloud cover decreased to a low of 40% as the day went on.
Visibility was 4-5.

Raptor Observations:
Nice streams/kettles of BW's today. Had a group of over 500, another of
185, and one of 47. Lots of Eagles today. Adult BE were seen at 11:40a (a
pair), 12:30a, 12:53p, 1:20p, 3:15p (a pair), and 3:30p. Immature BE were
seen at 10:20a, 12:50 p, 2:15p, and a nice 3rd year BE at 2:45p. There was
controversy re a final eagle at the end of the day. Mitch, after you blow
up your pictures, email to me for further discussion.
All 3 species of falcon were represented.

Non-raptor Observations:
6 monarchs, 1 redheaded woodpecker, and 4 VW Microbuses.

Predictions:
Similar weather. More birds.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Dave Brunstetter (DRB57@cox.net)
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http://bijame.googlepages.com/...


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Subject: Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (17 Sep 2017) 7110 Raptors
Date: Sun Sep 17 2017 20:07 pm
From: va-bird AT listserve.com
 
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 17, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 7 92 141
Bald Eagle 8 113 122
Northern Harrier 1 6 8
Sharp-shinned Hawk 36 95 103
Cooper's Hawk 2 32 44
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 11 14
Broad-winged Hawk 7045 12541 12639
Red-tailed Hawk 1 32 49
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 2 2
American Kestrel 7 45 48
Merlin 2 9 9
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 4
Unknown Accipiter 1 4 4
Unknown Buteo 0 1 6
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 2 6
Mississippi Kite 0 2 3

Total: 7110 12990 13202
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:30:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 10.5 hours

Official Counter: Vic Laubach

Observers: Brenda Tekin, Dave Hunter, Gabriel Mapel, Josh Laubach,
Mark Johnson, Rose Thomas

Visitors:
Lots of visitors including: Wade Hildreth, Chris Updike, William Leigh,
Blyrne and Fianna Wilde (Los Osos, CA), Randy Cline, Jennifer Jowdy,
Marshall Faintich, Elizabeth Hunter, Dave Fisher (Cary, NC), Daniel Mapel,
Bill Nettlehorst (Fond Du Lac, WI), Robert Butler.


Weather:
Warm day with 18-27.2C temps. Very light NE breezes. The morning started
out with some fog in the lower elevations, but the big problem was with the
big, very low, fog-like clouds that were just above the ridge that provided
plenty of hiding places for birds. Many many raptors would enter these low
clouds and then we'd never see them again. These low clouds finally cleared
out after noon. Cloud cover was 100% through 11am, then gradually reduced
to 70% by 4pm. The numerous high clouds in the afternoon provided great
backdrops for birds.

Raptor Observations:
Starting around 8:30am we watched several hundred BW arise from their
overnight slumber in the valley to our northeast. A pretty constant supply
of raptors throughout the day, mostly moving from NE to SW. Many kettles
spotted distant and we witnessed thousands of BWs streaming fast directly
overhead! Hourly BW count: 103 (8-9), 546 (9-10), 2078 (10-11), 363
(11-12), 2372 (12-1), 478 (1-2), 45 (2-3), 934 (3-4), 126 (4-5).
Eight BE: 7 adults (11:45, 12:16, 12:50, 1:11, 1:15, 2:05, 3:35) and 1
immature (11:58 1st-YR).

Non-raptor Observations:
126 Monarchs. 2 DC Cormorant, 8 Nighthawk, 214 Chimney Swift, 3
Hummingbird, 13 Red-headed Woodpecker.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Vic Laubach (laubach@virginia.edu)
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch information may be found at:
http://www.rockfishgaphawkwatc...


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Subject: Whip-poor-will, Scarlet Tanager eating flower!!!!
Date: Sun Sep 17 2017 19:20 pm
From: va-bird AT listserve.com
 
Want to report having heard a Whip-poor-will on Sept. 15 at 6:14 AM and again on Sept. 17 at 6:17 AM.  

Also wanted to report a Scarlet Tanager on Sept. 16 that took one of my Touch-me-not flowers and ate it! When it landed in my Photinia, a Black-throated Blue that had just landed nearby flew off.

Sincerely,
Marlene

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Subject: Fw: eBird Report - Conway-Robinson State Forest, Sep 17, 2017
Date: Sun Sep 17 2017 19:16 pm
From: va-bird AT listserve.com
 
I visited Conway-Robinson State Forest near Manassas this morning with Kurt
Gaskill and David Ledwith. Rather quiet for the most part, with several
pockets of activity. I guess the last several nights have not been
conducive to good flights. Several fruiting dogwoods and grape vines
attracted mimids and thrushes. A young green heron at a stream in the
forest was a surprise. Other highlights were 10 warbler species,
rose-breasted grosbeak, blue-headed vireo, red-headed woodpecker, and good
numbers of scarlet tanager.

Marc Ribaudo

Conway-Robinson State Forest, Prince William, Virginia, US
Sep 17, 2017 6:57 AM - 11:10 AM
Protocol: Traveling
4.34 mile(s)
49 species

Green Heron 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1
Barred Owl 1
Chimney Swift 2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Red-headed Woodpecker 2
Red-bellied Woodpecker 8
Downy Woodpecker 5
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Northern Flicker 3
Pileated Woodpecker 4
Eastern Wood-Pewee 2
Great Crested Flycatcher 2
Blue-headed Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 1
Blue Jay 25
American Crow 3
Carolina Chickadee 9
Tufted Titmouse 7
White-breasted Nuthatch 4
House Wren 4
Carolina Wren 10
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
Eastern Bluebird 6
Veery 1
Swainson's Thrush 3
Wood Thrush 3
American Robin 40
Gray Catbird 6
Brown Thrasher 6
Cedar Waxwing 20
Ovenbird 2
Black-and-white Warbler 2
Common Yellowthroat 6
American Redstart 4
Northern Parula 2
Magnolia Warbler 5
Bay-breasted Warbler 1
Chestnut-sided Warbler 7
Black-throated Blue Warbler 1
Pine Warbler 9
Eastern Towhee 5
Scarlet Tanager 9
Northern Cardinal 3
Rose-breasted Grosbeak 1
Indigo Bunting 2
House Finch 1
American Goldfinch 4

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Subject: Snickers Gap (17 Sep 2017) 1232 Raptors
Date: Sun Sep 17 2017 19:04 pm
From: va-bird AT listserve.com
 
Snickers Gap
20 Miles West of Leesburg, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 17, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 10 47 48
Bald Eagle 4 43 43
Northern Harrier 3 10 10
Sharp-shinned Hawk 35 72 72
Cooper's Hawk 6 27 27
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 5 5
Broad-winged Hawk 1169 4121 4130
Red-tailed Hawk 0 25 26
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 4 14 14
Merlin 0 3 3
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 3
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 3 3
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 1232 4374 4385
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter: Joan Boudreau and Bob Abrams

Observers: Doug Graham, The Littles, Wes Hetrick

Visitors:
Joe Kelly, Harry McCoy, Wade Snyde, Jim Smith, Audt Nahar, and others.


Weather:
Warm, humid, windless with smatterings of Broadwings all day long.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
30 Monarchs, a few Nighthawks, 36 dragonflies (sp.?), a White-eyed Vireo, 2
Catbirds, Cedar Waxwing sentinels and flocks, Starling flock, 1 Pileated,
Redheaded Woodpeckers, Black and Turkey Vultures.

Predictions:
We're hoping for a little more wind tomorrow.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Joan and Bob (icepeep@aol.com)


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Subject: Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve, Fairfax County
Date: Sun Sep 17 2017 14:39 pm
From: va-bird AT listserve.com
 
Fifteen birders joined the Friends of Dyke Marsh walk on this beautiful September morning.  We found 42 species, including an early fall Yellow-rumped Warbler in the sycamore near the marina restrooms, where it was feeding with Red-eyed and Warbling Vireos and a Pewee. We also had an adult female Yellow Warbler with two juveniles on the Haul Road just before the turns to the boardwalk.

One sharp-eyed participant noticed a kettle of raptors in the sky over the Maryland shore below the end of the Dyke Marsh boardwalk. Scope views revealed Broad-winged Hawks as well as both vultures. Counts were hard to get because of the distance, so conservative numbers are shown below. Other species were generally those expected, but included a large group of Blue-winged Teal on the shallow water at the north end of the Belle Haven picnic area.

The Dyke Marsh bird walk occurs every Sunday morning (except in December 17 and 25). Meet at 8 a.m. in the south parking lot of the Belle Haven picnic area. All are welcome to join us.


-----Original Message-----
From: ebird-checklist@cornell.edu [mailto:ebird-checklist@cornell.edu]
Sent: Sunday, September 17, 2017 3:23 PM
To: dixiesommers@cs.com
Subject: eBird Report - Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve, Sep 17, 2017

Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve, Fairfax, Virginia, US Sep 17, 2017 7:48 AM - 10:53 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
42 species (+1 other taxa)

Blue-winged Teal 15
Mallard 40
Pied-billed Grebe 14
Double-crested Cormorant 14
Great Blue Heron 5
Great Egret 20
Green Heron 1
Black Vulture 2
Turkey Vulture 3
Osprey 2
Cooper's Hawk 1
Bald Eagle 5
Broad-winged Hawk 2
Laughing Gull 28
Ring-billed Gull 8
Herring Gull 2
Caspian Tern 11
Forster's Tern 5
Mourning Dove 3
Chimney Swift 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 5
Downy Woodpecker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Warbling Vireo 2
Red-eyed Vireo 2
Blue Jay 8
American Crow 1
Fish Crow 4
crow sp. 5
Carolina Chickadee 2
Tufted Titmouse 3
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Carolina Wren 7
Gray Catbird 2
Common Yellowthroat 1
Yellow Warbler 3 Adult female with 2 young
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1 First fall male. Bird was foraging about 20 feet up. Had whitish underparts with light streaking on breast and flanks and prominent yellow patch below wings. Dull white wing-bars. Upper tail coverts not visible. Upperparts primarily dark, including brownish auricular area contrasting with dull whitish unstreaked throat and faint supercilium. Also faint eye-ring.
Northern Cardinal 9
Red-winged Blackbird 70

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Subject: Great Falls NP Bird Walk 09/17/2017 (Fairfax County)
Date: Sun Sep 17 2017 14:17 pm
From: va-bird AT listserve.com
 
Following is the tally from Sunday's weekly bird walk at Great Falls National Park, which included 12 participants and identified approximately 33 species. 
One of the highlights of the walk involved a micro-fallout of warblers at about eye level in the understory adjacent to the main falls overlook. Many, but not all, of the warblers identified below were among that fallout.
The walk meets on Sunday mornings at 8:00 a.m. in front of the snack bar/concession stand of the Great Falls Park visitors' center. All birders are welcome!
Canada Goose 40
Mallard 27
Double-crested Cormorant 9
Great Blue Heron 1
Black Vulture 13
Turkey Vulture 10
Bald Eagle 2
Mourning Dove 1
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 2
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Belted Kingfisher 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 4
Downy Woodpecker 1
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1 Auditory
Eastern Wood-Pewee 1
Eastern Phoebe 2
Warbling Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 2
Blue Jay 9
crow sp. 1
Carolina Chickadee 4
Tufted Titmouse 7
White-breasted Nuthatch 4
Carolina Wren 6
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Brown Thrasher 1
Cedar Waxwing 30
Black-and-white Warbler 3
American Redstart 2
Magnolia Warbler 1
Black-throated Green Warbler 3
Northern Cardinal 4

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Subject: eBird Report - Laural Hill Park, Fairfax Co. Sep 17, 2017
Date: Sun Sep 17 2017 13:59 pm
From: va-bird AT listserve.com
 
Birded Laurel Hill Park this morning from the Barrett House area and down the Cross County Trail to Giles Run Meadow Park. The early fog (until ~8:30) made is difficult to ID small birds in the trees.

Ran into two distinct Mimic Thrush conventions; one with two Catbirds, two Brown Thrashers and four Mockingbirds and one with four Catbirds, three Brown Thrashers.

Nice selection of warblers (8 species), including FOS Black-throated Green Warblers. A Kestrel was hunting the Giles Run Meadow parking area and the opposite lawn. Also flushed a Woodcock along the Cross County Trail.

After the sun came out, hit a moving circus of warblers and Red-eyed Vireos and an Empid, which might have been a Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, but maybe not.


Scott D. Priebe
Springfield, VA


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From: ebird-checklist@cornell.edu
Sent: Sunday, September 17, 2017 2:01 PM
To: falco57@msn.com
Subject: eBird Report - Laural Hill Park, Sep 17, 2017

Laural Hill Park, Fairfax, Virginia, US
Sep 17, 2017 6:35 AM - 8:55 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 mile(s)
Comments: Barrett House (Lorton Rd & Workhouse Rd) to Giles Run Meadow Park parking area
41 species (+1 other taxa)

Red-shouldered Hawk 1
American Woodcock 1 Flushed along Cross County Trail near the railway car exhibit
Mourning Dove 9
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 1
Chimney Swift 1
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 2
American Kestrel 1 Giles Run Meadow Park - hunting the parking lot and lawn opposite
Empidonax sp. 1 Green back, dingy yellowish breast , complete eye-ring, wingbars brownish. In mixed species flock with Red-eyed Vireos and warblers
Eastern Phoebe 3
Great Crested Flycatcher 1
White-eyed Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 7 All in one mixed species flock with Empid and warblers
Blue Jay 5
American Crow 3
Carolina Chickadee 6
Tufted Titmouse 1
House Wren 1
Carolina Wren 6
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1
Eastern Bluebird 5
American Robin 3
Gray Catbird 6
Brown Thrasher 5
Northern Mockingbird 4
European Starling 11
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 3
American Redstart 4
Northern Parula 2
Magnolia Warbler 2
Yellow Warbler 1
Chestnut-sided Warbler 2
Black-throated Green Warbler 3
Chipping Sparrow 2
Field Sparrow 5
Song Sparrow 2
Northern Cardinal 2
Blue Grosbeak 4
Indigo Bunting 2
House Finch 7

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Subject: Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (16 Sep 2017) 2601 Raptors
Date: Sat Sep 16 2017 20:27 pm
From: va-bird AT listserve.com
 
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 16, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 5 85 134
Bald Eagle 3 105 114
Northern Harrier 2 5 7
Sharp-shinned Hawk 18 59 67
Cooper's Hawk 7 30 42
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 11 14
Broad-winged Hawk 2561 5496 5594
Red-tailed Hawk 0 31 48
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 1 2 2
American Kestrel 2 38 41
Merlin 2 7 7
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 4
Unknown Accipiter 0 3 3
Unknown Buteo 0 1 6
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 2 6
Mississippi Kite 0 2 3

Total: 2601 5880 6092
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 16:45:00
Total observation time: 9.75 hours

Official Counter: Vic Laubach

Observers: Baxter Beamer, Brenda Tekin, Dave Hunter, Josh Laubach,
Mark Johnson

Visitors:
Wade Hildreth, Bob Apperson, Lois Kauffman, Janis Stone, Jennifer Jowdy,
Shannon and Chris Updike, Betty Mooney, Jenny Gaden, Diane Lepkowski,
William Leigh, and many others.


Weather:
A beautiful day with awesome clouds! Moderate NW winds most of the day
calming to very mild to no breezes after 2pm. 18-26.1C. Completely overcast
early and 80% cloud cover after 11am for rest of day. Lots of big clouds
ranging from bright white to deep, dark grey and everything in between. A
super backdrop for all the high migrating raptors! Clear visibility.

Raptor Observations:
Another huge BW day with plenty of kettles from 10-500 birds each. More
kettling than yesterday with lots of streaming of birds between kettles.
Most BWs appeared to the NE and flew overhead or down east side of
mountains. However, a fair number were spotted way out to the west over
Waynesboro trying to slip by. Just when we thought the day was over, the
biggest kettle of the day (about 500 BWs) were spotted at 4:30pm out to the
east over the far end of the Inn. Hourly BW count: 9-10 (29), 10-11 (228),
11-12 (417), 12-1 (439), 1-2 (0, lunchtime), 2-3 (362), 3-4 (515), 4-4:45
(571).
Adult Golden Eagle spotted way out to the west.
Three Bald Eagles: 12:05 AD, 12:21 2nd-YR, 3:20 AD.


Non-raptor Observations:
We didn't see a vulture until 9:25am. 40 Monarchs. 166 Swifts, 13
Hummingbirds, 1 Kingfisher, 27 Red-headed Woodpeckers (including 2 groups
of 5), 1 Tennessee Warbler, 1 BTB Warbler. Lots and lots of flyover
warblers went unidentified,
========================================================================
Report submitted by Vic Laubach (laubach@virginia.edu)
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch information may be found at:
http://www.rockfishgaphawkwatc...


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Subject: Harvey's Knob (16 Sep 2017) 282 Raptors
Date: Sat Sep 16 2017 19:19 pm
From: va-bird AT listserve.com
 
Harvey's Knob
Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 16, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 3 37 46
Bald Eagle 7 51 63
Northern Harrier 0 6 7
Sharp-shinned Hawk 6 29 38
Cooper's Hawk 1 15 24
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 5 6
Broad-winged Hawk 252 589 601
Red-tailed Hawk 4 30 44
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 6 21 27
Merlin 1 3 3
Peregrine Falcon 2 4 4
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 1
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 2 2

Total: 282 793 867
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter: David Brunstetter

Observers: Allen & Robin Austin, Baron Gibson, Darryl Martin,
Mitch Mitchell

Visitors:
Had lots of great help today. Mitch and Darryl stayed till the end. Baron
lent his usual level of expertise. Robin and Allen, Barry, Don, Gretch, Sue
and Tim, Phillip, Dillard, Cornelius and his wife from the Netherlands,
John and his wife, Ranger Cat Lipp, Dan and his family, Mike and his wife,
and of course, Bill and Katie were all excellent. I know I missed others,
but your help was much appreciated. There were also several visitors that
stopped to chat today. A hiker from Germany appreciated a cold soda
provided by Allen and Robin.


Weather:
The day started at 61F and warmed to 72F. It got fairly hot when the sun
was shining, but quite comfortable when cloud cover rolled in. Clouds were
5-10% in the morning and increased to as much as 95% in the afternoon.
Winds were 1-2. Started out to the NW, then became variable form NE to N.
Visibility was a 5 throughout, though the Western Valley started with a fog
layer that quickly burned off.

Raptor Observations:
Not surprisingly, the hawks were seen initially on the Western side, but
switched over the knob and to the East when the wind changed. The birds
started very low, but afternoon birds were way up there. Immature bald
eagles were seen at 10:06a, 11:05a, and 12:05p. Adult bald eagles were seen
at 11:12a, 11:17a, 1:35p, and 2:15p. We had another immature bald eagle
head north though the Western Valley. All three falcon species were
represented today.

Non-raptor Observations:
There were 9 Monarchs. A nice Black-throated Blue Warbler was seen early in
the day.

Predictions:
Similar weather with hawks on the wing.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Dave Brunstetter (DRB57@cox.net)
Harvey's Knob information may be found at:
http://bijame.googlepages.com/...


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Subject: Snickers Gap (16 Sep 2017) 2054 Raptors
Date: Sat Sep 16 2017 19:16 pm
From: va-bird AT listserve.com
 
Snickers Gap
20 Miles West of Leesburg, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 16, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 5 37 38
Bald Eagle 8 39 39
Northern Harrier 0 7 7
Sharp-shinned Hawk 13 37 37
Cooper's Hawk 6 21 21
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 4 4
Broad-winged Hawk 2008 2952 2961
Red-tailed Hawk 4 25 26
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 5 10 10
Merlin 1 3 3
Peregrine Falcon 2 3 3
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 1 1 1
Unknown Falcon 1 3 3
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 2054 3142 3153
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter: The Littles

Observers: Doug Graham, Joan Boudreau

Visitors:
Linda, Wes and family, Doug, Dave, Harry, Joe, 22 Virginia Master
Naturalists with Dave Carr, 10 0thers


Weather:
Light west wind through the gap with haze and scary blue sky until noon
when clouds began to build in from the east to help with visibility.

Raptor Observations:
First bird was a Sharp-shinned Hawk at 8:22 am.
Broadwing flight was light with lots of distant solo birds until the 3
o'clock hour when a fine parade of overhead Broadwings finally started.

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarchs 22, Chimney Swifts 95, White-eyed Vireo behind us for the fourth
day in a row.
========================================================================
Report submitted by BJ Little (bluejay48@comcast.net)


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Subject: Reddish/Bother Knob areas today (Summer Tanager, Mourning Warbler, Crossbills etc)
Date: Sat Sep 16 2017 18:47 pm
From: va-bird AT listserve.com
 
Hi all,Reddish/Bother Knob areas were quite birdy this morning. We encountered two large warbler flocks (including Tennessee, Black-and-white, C. Yellowthroat, Redstart, Cape May, Magnolia, Bay-breasted, Chestnut-sided, Blackpoll, BT Blue, Palm, Pine, Yellow-rumped, BT Green, and highlighted by a Mourning in Augusta Co. about halfway from Briery Branch Gap to the summit of Reddish Knob). Another highlight bird was a female Summer Tanager in Augusta Co. in the same general area as the Mourning Warbler. In Rockingham Co. along FR 85 between Briery Branch Gap and Bother Knob we heard Red Crossbills vocalizing in multiple locations and briefly sighted two individuals.
On our way home we found the Baird's, Pectoral, and Spotted Sandpipers at Nazarene Church Rd Wetlands in Rockingham, as well as a Wilson's Snipe at the Oakwood Dr Pond.
Good Birding,Gabriel MapelNew Hope
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Subject: Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (16 Sep 2017) 194 Raptors
Date: Sat Sep 16 2017 17:35 pm
From: va-bird AT listserve.com
 
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 16, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 12 694 694
Bald Eagle 3 62 62
Northern Harrier 5 43 43
Sharp-shinned Hawk 7 32 32
Cooper's Hawk 17 57 57
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 29 71 71
Red-tailed Hawk 0 11 11
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 91 359 359
Merlin 22 161 161
Peregrine Falcon 6 9 9
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 1 3 3
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0
Swallow-tailed Kite 0 1 1

Total: 194 1505 1505
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:30:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter: Anna Stunkel

Observers: Chris Foster, Joe Beatty, Olivia Amash, Steve Thornhill

Visitors:
Thank you to the Williamsburg Bird Club for stopping by.


Weather:
Light winds were from the northeast and east northeast. It was mostly sunny
in the morning and partly cloudy in the afternoon, with temperatures in the
high sixties to low eighties.

Raptor Observations:
We had good kestrel, Merlin, and Cooper's Hawk movement today, along with
six peregrines and the first red-shoulder of the season. A kettle of 15
broad-wings was seen this morning, along with a few other small groups
throughout the day. The Swallow-tailed Kite was not seen.

Non-raptor Observations:
A Great Horned Owl was calling behind the platform this afternoon. Other
highlights included:

17 Killdeer
1 Black-throated Blue Warbler
1 Pileated Woodpecker
========================================================================
Report submitted by Brian Taber (Taberzz@aol.com)
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch information may be found at:
www.cvwo.org


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Subject: NVBC walk at Algonkian Regional Park, Loudoun county, Sep 16, 2017 - Wilson's and Bay-breasted Warblers
Date: Sat Sep 16 2017 15:34 pm
From: va-bird AT listserve.com
 
Hello VA Birders:The Northern Virginia Bird Club conducted a bird walk this morning at Algonkian Regional Park in Loudoun county. 28 birders led by David Ledwith and me enjoyed a nice morning of birding though it got hot fairly quickly. The parkwas very popular this weekend for activities other than birding - picnickers with music through loud speakers, flag football, kayaking, crew boats with coaches on megaphones, leaf blowers -- but we managed a fairly good morning of birding.Though it didn't seem like it given the slow start, we did manage to find 55 species. Our best birds werea Wilson's Warbler ina willow tree along the boardwalk path between the football field and the river, a remarkably cooperative, well-seen and photographed Bay-breasted Warbler, and a flyover Caspian Tern which is a bit unusual up in Loudoun county. Otherwarblers found were Chestnut-sided, Magnolia, Black-throated Green, Black-and-white,Yellow, Common Yellowthroat, Northern Parula and AmericanRedstart.Other notables were excellent looks at Yellow-billed Cuckoo, distant look at a Broad-winged Hawk in amongst a kettle of Turkey Vultures, flyovers of Red-headed Woodpeckers and Pileated Woodpeckers, and a female Indigo Bunting.Below is the complete eBird checklist. I think I shared the eBird list with everybody, but if I missed anyone, please send me a note.Elton MorelArlington, Virginia


Algonkian Regional Park, Loudoun, Virginia, US
Sep 16, 2017 7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 mile(s)
Comments: NVBC walk led by David Ledwith & Elton Morel.
55 species (+7 other taxa)

Canada Goose 40
Wood Duck 1
duck sp. 1 Quick flyover, unidentified.
Double-crested Cormorant 15
Great Blue Heron 3
Great Egret 1
Turkey Vulture 10
Osprey 2
Sharp-shinned/Cooper's Hawk 1 Probably a Cooper's
Bald Eagle 1
Broad-winged Hawk 1 Distant bird in amongst Turkey Vultures.
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Killdeer 2
Caspian Tern 1 Flyover. Large tern, RBGU-sized. Black underside to the primaries, large red bill.
Mourning Dove 2
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 2
Chimney Swift 40
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 1
Belted Kingfisher 1 Heard only
Red-headed Woodpecker 2 Flyovers
Red-bellied Woodpecker 8
Downy Woodpecker 6
Hairy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 5
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 4
Empidonax sp. 1
Eastern Phoebe 3
Red-eyed Vireo 5
vireo sp. 2
Blue Jay 15
American Crow 4
Fish Crow 2
crow sp. 6
Carolina Chickadee 12
Tufted Titmouse 15
White-breasted Nuthatch 6
House Wren 3
Carolina Wren 10
Eastern Bluebird 8
American Robin 10
Gray Catbird 6
Northern Mockingbird 5
European Starling 50
Cedar Waxwing 10
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 3
American Redstart 1 Immature female
Northern Parula 4
Magnolia Warbler 5
Bay-breasted Warbler 1 Remarkably cooperative bird. Photos by Libby Lyons.
Yellow Warbler 1
Chestnut-sided Warbler 4
Black-throated Green Warbler 1
Wilson's Warbler 1
warbler sp. (Parulidae sp.) 2
Song Sparrow 2
Northern Cardinal 12
Indigo Bunting 1
Common Grackle 1 Flyover
blackbird sp. 4 Flyovers, either BHCO or RWBL.
American Goldfinch 15

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Subject: Raptors at the NAS OCEANA
Date: Sat Sep 16 2017 15:26 pm
From: va-bird AT listserve.com
 
Greetings all

I went to the Blue Angles air show at NAS Oceana at VA Beach today and before the air show stared i had 4 Northern Harriers 2 RT Hawks and an American Kestrel.

Just after the Blue Angles started at 1515 hrs
I saw an adult Bald Eagle and with just minutes left in their show I saw an immature Mississippi Kite.

Besides the aircraft putting on a great show the mix of raptors for the day was icing on the cake.

Now I'm sitting in my chair in the cool shade beside my car while everyone else is in their with their motors running trying to leave. What's the rush.

From my iPhone

May God Bless and Keep You

Jeff Blalock
103 Elizabeth Court
South Boston VA 24592
434-572-8619 Home
434-470-4352 Cell
jcbabirder@gcronline.com

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Subject: Fw: eBird Report - Leesylvania State Park, Sep 16, 2017
Date: Sat Sep 16 2017 13:37 pm
From: va-bird AT listserve.com
 
The Audubon Society of Northern Virginia fall warbler class had a field trip
to Leesylvania SP in Woodbridge this morning, to put classroom info to good
use. Activity was a bit slow but we did manage to see 10 warbler species.
We got pretty good looks at chestnut-sided, yellow, common yellowthroat,
black-and-white, prairie, magnolia, American redstart, yellow-throated,
northern parula, and Cape May. Other notables were a yellow-bellied
flycatcher, a Swainson's thrush, several yellow-billed cuckoos, and
red-headed woodpecker. The complete list is below.

Marc Ribaudo

Leesylvania State Park, Prince William, Virginia, US
Sep 16, 2017 7:06 AM - 11:32 AM
Protocol: Traveling
4.52 mile(s)
50 species

Mallard 9
Double-crested cormorant 1
Turkey vulture 1
Bald Eagle 1
Laughing Gull 4
Ring-billed Gull 6
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon) 2
Mourning Dove 3
Yellow-billed Cuckoo 3
Eastern Screech-Owl 1
Chimney Swift 5
Ruby-throated Hummingbird 2
Red-headed Woodpecker 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 10
Downy Woodpecker 6
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Pileated Woodpecker 2
Eastern Wood-Pewee 5
Yellow-bellied Flycatcher 1 Empid. Green back. Large eye-ring.
Yellow chin and throat
White-eyed Vireo 1
Red-eyed Vireo 6
Blue Jay 4
American Crow 1
Fish Crow 1
Carolina Chickadee 8
Tufted Titmouse 6
White-breasted Nuthatch 4
Carolina Wren 7
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 2
Eastern Bluebird 8
Swainson's Thrush 1
American Robin 3
Gray Catbird 7
Northern Mockingbird 2
European Starling 5
Black-and-white Warbler 2
Common Yellowthroat 3
American Redstart 3
Cape May Warbler 2
Northern Parula 1
Magnolia Warbler 2
Yellow Warbler 1
Chestnut-sided Warbler 3
Yellow-throated Warbler 2
Prairie Warbler 2
Chipping Sparrow 3
Northern Cardinal 5
Baltimore Oriole 1
House Finch 2
American Goldfinch 2

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Subject: eBird Report - Fairfax Co., Laurel Hill Park: Barrett House, Sep 16, 2017
Date: Sat Sep 16 2017 13:30 pm
From: va-bird AT listserve.com
 
Stopped by Barrett House in Laurel Hill Pk. on my way home from Leesylvania. Lots of birds right around the house, mostly Chipping Sparrows. Found a Yellow-rumped Warbler (maybe 2) in the oak tree at the NW corner of the house (inside the fence). The one I observed, chased after another bird of about the same size and shape. Other highlights were Palm Warbler and Blue Grosbeaks. There were many more birds that I could not positively ID, most of which were probably Chipping Sparrows (about same size and behavior as those I was able to ID).


Scott D. Priebe
Springfield, VA


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Sent: Saturday, September 16, 2017 2:20 PM
To: falco57@msn.com
Subject: eBird Report - Laurel Hill Park: Barrett House, Sep 16, 2017

Laurel Hill Park: Barrett House, Fairfax, Virginia, US
Sep 16, 2017 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.2 mile(s)
17 species

Turkey Vulture 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Eastern Phoebe 3
Eastern Kingbird 1
Eastern Bluebird 6
Northern Mockingbird 2
European Starling 1
Common Yellowthroat 1
Palm Warbler 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1 In oak tree NW corner of the house. Possibly two, first bird seen well then chased another bird of same shape and size. Brownish overall, brownish gray wings with wingbars, yellow patches on sides, dingy streaked breast, grayish brown back with streaks, long tail for a warbler
Chipping Sparrow 17
Song Sparrow 3
Northern Cardinal 1
Blue Grosbeak 3
House Finch 3
American Goldfinch 2
House Sparrow 1

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Subject: Harvey's Knob (15 Sep 2017) 59 Raptors
Date: Fri Sep 15 2017 20:38 pm
From: va-bird AT listserve.com
 
Harvey's Knob
Roanoke, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 15, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 3 34 43
Bald Eagle 3 44 56
Northern Harrier 0 6 7
Sharp-shinned Hawk 4 23 32
Cooper's Hawk 1 14 23
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 3 5 6
Broad-winged Hawk 39 337 349
Red-tailed Hawk 4 26 40
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 15 21
Merlin 1 2 2
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 2
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 1
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 2 2

Total: 59 511 585
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 3 hours

Official Counter: Baron Gibson, David Kirk

Observers: Allen & Robin Austin, Barry Kinzie, Carl Christensen, Dale,
King Irvin, Mike Crowder, Patti Goff, Steve goff,
Teresa Kinzie, Tina Gibson

Visitors:
Parkway goers
Many of the regulars, if i forget to list your names, you know who you are.


Weather:
Cloud cover ranged from 40% to begin watch ending @ 100% cloud cover the
last 2 hrs. Temps were a bit chilly to begin (60) but ended with
comfortable temp of 71. winds were a 2-3 from the WNW to begin & became
variable NNW @ a 1. Visibility was a 5, very little haze in the morning but
increasing by end.

Raptor Observations:
Captain Kirk was at the helm for the first 3 hours then turned it over to
Baron (me). What we lacked in numbers, was made up for the 8 species
observed today. Hawks were mostly way out or way up & most on Westerly
side. Highlights include a Merlin shoosting through eye level as they
usually do (my first this season)

3 RS

AEBE 13:03
Imm BE x2, both unaged, respectively @ 14:23 & 14:36

Non-raptor Observations:
Sometimes in anticipation of what will be seen during the day, we forget to
enjoy the journey up the mountain, this morning i did not, it was
absolutely beautiful. Looking out over the valleys at the far off mountains
was stunning,,,,,so enjoy the journey, but stay on the road !

Predictions:
Is anybody's guess, but i am sure there will be many involved & it will be
a good time,,,,
========================================================================
Report submitted by Baron Gibson (Hawkwatche215@gmail.com)
Harvey's Knob information may be found at:
http://bijame.googlepages.com/...


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Subject: Snickers Gap (15 Sep 2017) 199 Raptors
Date: Fri Sep 15 2017 19:32 pm
From: va-bird AT listserve.com
 
Snickers Gap
20 Miles West of Leesburg, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 15, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 2 32 33
Bald Eagle 7 31 31
Northern Harrier 0 7 7
Sharp-shinned Hawk 7 24 24
Cooper's Hawk 6 15 15
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 4 4
Broad-winged Hawk 170 944 953
Red-tailed Hawk 4 21 22
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 5 5
Merlin 1 2 2
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 1 2 2
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 199 1088 1099
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Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter: BJ Little

Observers: Joan Boudreau

Visitors:
Linda Millington, Carole Miller, Don Stewart, Bob, 8 others


Weather:
West wind brisk in morning, slacked off in afternoon. Fine big cumulus
clouds helped us find our speck birds.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
Monarchs 20
========================================================================
Report submitted by BJ Little (bluejay48@comcast.net)


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Subject: Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (15 Sep 2017) 1038 Raptors
Date: Fri Sep 15 2017 18:59 pm
From: va-bird AT listserve.com
 
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 15, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 5 80 129
Bald Eagle 7 102 111
Northern Harrier 0 3 5
Sharp-shinned Hawk 7 41 49
Cooper's Hawk 0 23 35
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 11 14
Broad-winged Hawk 1012 2935 3033
Red-tailed Hawk 1 31 48
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 3 36 39
Merlin 1 5 5
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 4
Unknown Accipiter 2 3 3
Unknown Buteo 0 1 6
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 2 6
Mississippi Kite 0 2 3

Total: 1038 3279 3491
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 16:15:00
Total observation time: 8.25 hours

Official Counter: Rose Thomas

Observers: Brenda Tekin, Dave Hunter, Josh Laubach, Vic Laubach

Visitors:
Lois Gebhardt, Dudley Rochester, Ted Thomason, Chris and Shannon Updike,
Ben Pumphrey, Robert Briscoe, Bill Briscoe, Richard Samuels, Janet Wellman,
Rosie McKay, Jessi Bryl, George Middleton, Mary Bourret, Andrew Clem, Peter
Clark


Weather:
Warm (16.7-25.5C) with partly cloudy skies early becoming mostly cloudy
after 2pm and then 99% cloud cover by 4pm. Moderate NW winds early
diminishing to mild WSW breezes after 2pm.

Raptor Observations:
Our first over-1000 BW day! Most of the birds were flying very high and
fast from the NE to the SW. A few kettles formed, but the birds were mostly
streaming by very high. A Merlin flew through in the 11-12 hour.

BW hourly counts: 9-10 (47), 10-11 (24), 11-12 (11), 12-1 (152), 1-2 (388),
2-3 (240), 3-4 (148), 4-4:15 (2).

Seven BE: 11:57 AD, 12:06 imm, 12:26 3-YR, 1:13 1st-YR, 2:00 3rd-YR, 2:48
AD, 2:53 AD.

Non-raptor Observations:
8 Monarchs. 5 Red-headed Woodpecker, 8 Hummingbirds.

Today the Wildlife Center of Virginia released four Broad-winged Hawks here
at the hawk watch after being rehabilitated for various reasons. After some
coaxing, each bird finally flew away one by one. This may be just a
coincidence, but they all flew rapidly out of site low but southward.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Vic Laubach (laubach@virginia.edu)
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch information may be found at:
http://www.rockfishgaphawkwatc...


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Subject: Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (15 Sep 2017) 144 Raptors
Date: Fri Sep 15 2017 18:45 pm
From: va-bird AT listserve.com
 
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 15, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 25 682 682
Bald Eagle 0 59 59
Northern Harrier 3 38 38
Sharp-shinned Hawk 6 25 25
Cooper's Hawk 14 40 40
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 4 42 42
Red-tailed Hawk 1 11 11
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 61 268 268
Merlin 30 139 139
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 3
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 2 2
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0
Swallow-tailed Kite 0 1 1

Total: 144 1311 1311
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Observation start time: 06:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 10 hours

Official Counter: Anna Stunkel

Observers: Brian Taber, Joe Beatty, Olivia Amash, Tim Barry

Weather:
Light winds were from the west southwest for most of the day, switching
over to more northwesterly in the late afternoon. Skies were partly cloudy
with temperatures in the seventies to low eighties.

Raptor Observations:
Mostly kestrels and Merlins were moving today. The Swallow-tailed Kite was
seen once this morning at 9:35 am EST, hunting far off to the south. It was
not seen again after this time.

Non-raptor Observations:
At least seven Ruby-throated Hummingbirds were busily zipping around the
feeders today, and they were most active in the morning. There was a good
amount of passerine activity in the trees behind the platform this morning,
including Traill's Flycatchers, Baltimore Orioles, Summer Tanagers, Pine
Warblers, and American Redstarts. Seven Common Nighthawks and fourteen
Monarchs were seen.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Brian Taber (Taberzz@aol.com)
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch information may be found at:
www.cvwo.org


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Subject: Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (14 Sep 2017) 39 Raptors
Date: Fri Sep 15 2017 18:10 pm
From: va-bird AT listserve.com
 
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 14, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 6 657 657
Bald Eagle 1 59 59
Northern Harrier 0 35 35
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 19 19
Cooper's Hawk 0 26 26
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 1 38 38
Red-tailed Hawk 0 10 10
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 10 207 207
Merlin 18 109 109
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 3
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 2 2
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0
Swallow-tailed Kite 0 1 1

Total: 39 1167 1167
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Observation start time: 06:45:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8.25 hours

Official Counter: Anna Stunkel, Brian Taber

Observers: Brian Taber, Joe Beatty

Weather:
Light southwest winds with mostly cloudy skies and a brief rain shower in
the early afternoon.

Raptor Observations:
Very slow. The Swallow-tailed Kite was seen several times in the morning
and afternoon.

Non-raptor Observations:
1 Blackburnian Warbler
1 White-eyed Vireo
========================================================================
Report submitted by Brian Taber (Taberzz@aol.com)
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch information may be found at:
www.cvwo.org


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Subject: Goshawk in Annandale, Fairfax County
Date: Fri Sep 15 2017 15:42 pm
From: va-bird AT listserve.com
 
At 10 am this morning, there was an immature Northern Goshawk perched atop
a dead tree, alongside Accotink Creek, in Wakefield Park, Annandale,
Fiarfax County. It could be seen from the main trail, about 200 yards south
of Americana Park (which is just south of Little River Turnpike).

Only the second time I have seen this species in Virginia - the previous
one was also an immature, also perched in a dead tree, also alongside
water, in the old Claude Moore farm, about 30 years ago.

Stephen Eccles
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Subject: Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch (14 Sep 2017) 46 Raptors
Date: Thu Sep 14 2017 17:42 pm
From: va-bird AT listserve.com
 
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch
Waynesboro, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 14, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 2 75 124
Bald Eagle 1 95 104
Northern Harrier 0 3 5
Sharp-shinned Hawk 9 34 42
Cooper's Hawk 2 23 35
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 11 14
Broad-winged Hawk 27 1923 2021
Red-tailed Hawk 2 30 47
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 3 33 36
Merlin 0 4 4
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 4
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 1 6
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 2 6
Mississippi Kite 0 2 3

Total: 46 2241 2453
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Rose Thomas

Observers: Brenda Tekin, Dave Hunter, Josh Laubach, Vic Laubach

Visitors:
Beth Ann Doerring


Weather:
Moderate NW winds early shifting to mild SW breezes after 1pm. Mostly
cloudy (60-100%). Warm 17.7-24.0 C. Light rain between 9-10am.

Raptor Observations:
Adult BE at 11:28am. First raptor 9:47 BW.

Non-raptor Observations:
1 Monarch.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Vic Laubach (laubach@virginia.edu)
Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch information may be found at:
http://www.rockfishgaphawkwatc...


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Subject: Red-necked Phalaropes at Target Distribution pond
Date: Thu Sep 14 2017 12:02 pm
From: va-bird AT listserve.com
 
All,


Allen Larner has located two Red-necked Phalaropes at the tiny pond across from the Target Distribution Center in Stuarts Draft Augusta County. I believe he saw them around 12:00 PM.


best,



William Leigh

Bridgewater VA
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