Date: 9/2/17 6:08 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (02 Sep 2017) 56 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 02, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 52 69 69
Bald Eagle 2 6 6
Northern Harrier 2 11 11
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 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 1 1
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 7 7
Merlin 0 1 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 56 96 96
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Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter: Anna Stunkel

Observers: Bob Anderson, Harry Armistead, Joe Beatty, Steve Thornhill

Weather:
Moderate winds were generally from the east southeast, becoming lighter in
the afternoon. Skies were overcast with a few showers here and there, and
temperatures in the seventies.

Raptor Observations:
It was a good count for the date, with mostly Ospreys seen. Our friend the
Osprey landed on the telephone pole again for several hours feeding on a
fish, and (probably the same bird) came back later to dry its wings.

Non-raptor Observations:
Many birds were on the move today, especially Eastern Kingbirds (with ~337
tallied), yellowlegs sp. (with ~152 tallied), Purple Martins, and Barn
Swallows. Interestingly, most of the kingbirds were moving in the
afternoon. A beautiful Yellow-throated Warbler landed on the platform ramp
twice today, allowing for great looks and photo opportunities. Other
highlights included:

8 Blue-gray Gnatcatchers
1 Brown Thrasher
1 Common Nighthawk
1 Solitary Sandpiper
1 Yellow-billed Cuckoo
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Report submitted by Brian Taber (<Taberzz...>)
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch information may be found at:
www.cvwo.org


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=484


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