Date: 9/13/17 3:30 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (13 Sep 2017) 81 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 13, 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 23 651 651
Bald Eagle 0 58 58
Northern Harrier 1 35 35
Sharp-shinned Hawk 7 16 16
Cooper's Hawk 1 26 26
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 0 37 37
Red-tailed Hawk 0 10 10
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 36 196 196
Merlin 13 85 85
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 3
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 2 2
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0
Swallow-tailed Kite 0 1 1

Total: 81 1121 1121
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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, Brian Taber

Observers: Brian Taber, Joe Beatty, Tim Barry

Weather:
Light winds were mainly from the west southwest, with a brief period of
clouds in the morning but mostly clear skies. Temperatures were in the
seventies to low eighties.

Raptor Observations:
Movement was relatively slow, with birds often distant on the east side.
The Swallow-tailed Kite remains in the area, and it was seen hunting
multiple times throughout the day, in the morning, afternoon, and evening.
This is almost certainly the same bird from yesterday; one side of the tail
is longer than the other, which is a helpful individual ID clue.

Non-raptor Observations:
A large adult Eastern Ratsnake slithered under the platform this morning.
Non-raptor activity was relatively slow, but highlights included:

7 Common Nighthawks
1 Blackburnian Warbler
1 Red-headed Woodpecker

1 Common Wood-Nymph
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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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