Date: 9/11/17 5:08 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (11 Sep 2017) 153 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 11, 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 31 595 595
Bald Eagle 5 57 57
Northern Harrier 7 31 31
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 6 6
Cooper's Hawk 5 19 19
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 10 36 36
Red-tailed Hawk 3 10 10
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 47 141 141
Merlin 42 50 50
Peregrine Falcon 1 3 3
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 1 2 2
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 153 951 951
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Observation start time: 06:45:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 9.75 hours

Official Counter: Anna Stunkel

Observers: Joe Beatty

Weather:
Strong winds were generally from the east northeast, with overcast skies
and temperatures in the sixties and low seventies.

Raptor Observations:
Falcons are here! There was a nice late afternoon movement of kestrels and
Merlins, with quite a few chasing interactions between Merlins. One Merlin
repeatedly captured dragonflies and landed on the telephone pole nearby.

Non-raptor Observations:
It was a quieter morning compared with the past few days. Sightings
included:

34 White Ibises
1 Great Egret
1 Wilson's Snipe

10 Monarchs
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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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