Date: 9/4/17 4:55 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (04 Sep 2017) 50 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 04, 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 30 172 172
Bald Eagle 4 15 15
Northern Harrier 3 16 16
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 1 1 1
Red-tailed Hawk 0 1 1
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 12 28 28
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 1 1
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 50 236 236
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Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 9.5 hours

Official Counter: Anna Stunkel

Observers: Bob Anderson, Harry Armistead, Joe Beatty, Thuy Tran

Weather:
Light winds were generally from the southwest, with sunny skies and
temperatures in the high sixties to low eighties.

Raptor Observations:
Relatively slow, with mostly Ospreys and some kestrels moving. The first
broad-wing of the season passed far off to the east.

Non-raptor Observations:
There was an amazing movement of Red-headed Woodpeckers today, with
nineteen seen heading southwards. Many Chimney Swifts (~204 individuals)
and Barn Swallows were also moving. Other highlights included:

2 Red-bellied Woodpeckers

15 Monarchs
1 Gray Squirrel

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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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