Date: 9/17/17 6:38 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (17 Sep 2017) 373 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 17, 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 34 728 728
Bald Eagle 2 64 64
Northern Harrier 4 47 47
Sharp-shinned Hawk 21 53 53
Cooper's Hawk 24 81 81
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 2 2
Broad-winged Hawk 17 88 88
Red-tailed Hawk 1 12 12
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 163 522 522
Merlin 95 256 256
Peregrine Falcon 11 20 20
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 3 3
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0
Swallow-tailed Kite 0 1 1

Total: 373 1878 1878
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Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 10 hours

Official Counter: Anna Stunkel

Observers: Bob Ake, Bob Anderson, Thuy Tran

Weather:
Light winds were mostly from the northeast and east northeast, with cloudy
skies and temperatures in the seventies.

Raptor Observations:
We had good falcon movement today, and a boost in accipiter numbers as
well. Most birds were zipping by low and close, which made for a fun day.

Non-raptor Observations:
The highlight of the day was a Wood Stork, which flew over the platform
rather low at 2:18 pm EST. Great looks were had by all. The bird came from
the north northwest and was heading south southeast. Photographic evidence
will be posted on eBird. A Wilson's Snipe flew over, and a Rose-breasted
Grosbeak was seen this morning.
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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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