Harvey's Knob Hawkwatch


Established in 1977 by Myriam Moore 1912-2006


 

  Located on the Botetourt-Bedford County line near Roanoke, Virginia between mile markers 95 and 96 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. 

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making this site possible 

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Why would anyone climb a besmirched Vulture roosting tower on this mountain (Purgatory)?

Hawkwatch History


Who would have the gumption to make that climb?

Tribute To A Grand Lady

She was, and we are, part of this: HMANA




Current Count From HAWKCOUNT For Harvey's Knob


Harvey's Knob Data with Tables and Graphs From 1977 through 2014 as Developed By Baron and Bill Can Be Found 

HERE!


September 16th, 2014 Summary!



EOS, if bored.....


       David B. trip to Highland 1/2/15 to get the year off right:




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A Tribute

by David Holt

OCTOBER

by David Holt

NOVEMBER

by David Holt


EAGLE COUNT:

Total as of:

10/31/13 = 101

10/31/14 = 107

Last year was a record year for Bald Eagles = 121


We have a Facebook Page:

                               Harvey's Knob Hawkwatch


A Challenge To HK HAWKWATCHERS



Early Eagle Over the Valley


Name This HAWK
(At comments below photo)



To see  Current Radar, Airport  ata, Cameras at Mill Mountain and the Peaks of Otter, Airline Weather Prediction, Winds Aloft and Current Readings From Buchanan and the Goose Creek Valley, Click:

WEATHER 


Track About 30 Ospreys With the Free APP: "Animal Tracker"

Track 5 Ospreys Migrating to South AMERICA


    David Holt's Proposal To Explain Stimuli for Broadwing Hawk 
                                             Migration

             David Holt POEM :  "THE MISSING FLIGHT"

See what might be coming by timely reports from other
     Hawkwatches (like Rockfish on Afton Mountain):
                                                                                                 

                         

Other Hawkwatch Counts at

HAWKCOUNT


                Listing of Recent Virginia Bird SIGHTINGS 

                     (including hawks and hawkwatches)        


If you want to see when the hawks are likely to be at Harvey's Knob, go HERE, select "Migration Timing" and page down to the bottom.


Video (5 Min.) of a walk on the entire Appalachian Trail!
(If you find Harvey's Knob, please note the time!)






                  

                 

                   Hawkwatcher comments about OPTICS


Leftovers from the Great Year 2013 HERE


                               

Hawkwatcher's Friends:




(Here's a song about Redtail Hawk!)

Name that bird:


         

Baron & Bill's Knob Historical

                                   DATA 

 For record high and lows, averages, time graphs of species over the past six years, go

(and scroll down)

What is a BUZZARD?

11/5/11 Immature Golden Eagle
Captured by Dave B.


This By Dave Same Day:


And this:


More From Dave:




ID Class:  This is not an

9/30/11 A different day:
(Click for a large version)



Purgatory: TS IDA

November, 2009





Bald vs Golden EAGLE


This great photo was taken by Mark Mullins:

                                        Osprey In Action 

             Here's another from Mark of our favorite insect:

Click on it - you won't believe the clarity!



                                  Northern Harrier:

                               

Coming soon: Counters Friends Identifying Hawks Woodpecker Ridge Nature Center KnobLore Photos Clouds, Weather and Hawks. Harveys Knob highest yearly counts by species: Records Peregrinations

US

Mountain Friends


 Saw this Osprey and Moon 4/6/08:

(Click on it!)


Bill Tucker was taking this photo of an Accipiter and the Moon when I photographed him below:




Balancing Acts:












One Record

Falls!


On 11/17/07

Representing all HK hawkwatchers past and present in anticipation of the record breaking hawk are Baron, Mike, Tad and Katie.  And here it comes:


Unwelcome Guest (Us?)




The Year 2012 was Dedicated to

BILL GRANT


Directions to Harveys Knob:

Directions

                                 Roanoke Valley Bird Club

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