Date: 9/9/17 4:46 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (09 Sep 2017) 89 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 09, 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 44 413 413
Bald Eagle 8 46 46
Northern Harrier 1 23 23
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 2 2
Cooper's Hawk 4 8 8
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 12 18 18
Red-tailed Hawk 0 4 4
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 17 61 61
Merlin 2 8 8
Peregrine Falcon 0 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: 89 586 586
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Observation start time: 06:30:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 9.5 hours

Official Counter: Anna Stunkel

Observers: Joe Beatty, Ned Brinkley, Steve Thornhill

Weather:
Moderate winds were variable and often from the northeast, with mostly
clear skies and temperatures in the sixties to low seventies. We have
really lucked out with this beautiful weather.

Raptor Observations:
Mostly Ospreys were moving, with a little burst of kestrel activity late in
the afternoon. A small kettle of nine very high broad-wings was seen around
mid-day.

Non-raptor Observations:
There was quite a bit of passerine activity again this morning, with many
of the usual suspects busily hopping around at the forest edge behind the
platform (Black-and-white Warblers, redstarts, yellowthroats, etc.). Blue
Grosbeaks were very active today, and a female was busy feeding a fledgling
in the pokeberry. A single flock of eight Common Nighthawks flew overhead
this morning. Other highlights included:

2 Rose-breasted Grosbeaks
1 Bay-breasted Warbler
1 Yellow-bellied Flycatcher

11 Monarchs
1 Viceroy
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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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