Date: 9/8/17 6:35 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (08 Sep 2017) 128 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 08, 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 89 369 369
Bald Eagle 13 38 38
Northern Harrier 3 22 22
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 1 1
Cooper's Hawk 4 4 4
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 5 6 6
Red-tailed Hawk 3 4 4
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 9 44 44
Merlin 1 6 6
Peregrine Falcon 1 2 2
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: 128 497 497
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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: Joe Beatty, Ned Brinkley

Weather:
Winds were light and mostly from the northwest, with a brief shift to
southeast before becoming northwesterly again this afternoon. Skies were
clear this morning with some clouds in the afternoon. Temperatures were in
the low sixties to low seventies.

Raptor Observations:
Mostly Ospreys were moving, and birds were flying quite high. It was also a
good day for Bald Eagle movement.

Non-raptor Observations:
Many passerines were active this morning, especially Black-and-white
Warblers, American Redstarts, and Northern Parulas. Ned spotted a diverse
array of species including seven Red-headed Woodpeckers, three Tennessee
Warblers, and one Prothonotary Warbler. Many Bobolinks were moving, with an
estimated 700+ birds seen. A Yellow-breasted Chat landed very close to the
platform among the pokeberry. This afternoon, it was interesting and
exciting to see a pair of adult Bald Eagles apparently displaying; the
birds locked talons and cartwheeled downwards for a few seconds. Seventeen
Monarchs fluttered by today.
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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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