Date: 9/10/17 3:33 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (10 Sep 2017) 212 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 10, 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 151 564 564
Bald Eagle 6 52 52
Northern Harrier 1 24 24
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 5 5
Cooper's Hawk 6 14 14
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 8 26 26
Red-tailed Hawk 3 7 7
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 33 94 94
Merlin 0 8 8
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 2
Unknown Accipiter 1 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 212 798 798
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Observation start time: 06:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter: Anna Stunkel

Observers: Joe Beatty

Weather:
Moderate winds were generally from the northeast. Skies started out clear
and became mostly cloudy in the late morning and afternoon. Temperatures
remained nice and cool, in the sixties all day.

Raptor Observations:
It was a good day for Osprey movement, and kestrels are finally starting to
pick up. Ospreys were flying high, often in lines. The raptors are coming,
folks! A Merlin was seen flying north with a songbird in tow (possibly a
Yellow Warbler).

Non-raptor Observations:
We had another great morning, and the forest edge was hopping with
passerine activity. Sightings throughout the day included:

13 White Ibises
12 Northern Flickers
3 Dickcissels
1 Common Nighthawk
1 Field Sparrow
1 Red-throated Loon, spotted by Tracy Tate
1 Wilson's Warbler
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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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