Date: 9/20/17 5:47 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (20 Sep 2017) 253 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 20, 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 32 830 830
Bald Eagle 2 73 73
Northern Harrier 3 56 56
Sharp-shinned Hawk 33 129 129
Cooper's Hawk 6 130 130
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 3 3
Broad-winged Hawk 9 114 114
Red-tailed Hawk 0 14 14
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 129 809 809
Merlin 39 350 350
Peregrine Falcon 0 22 22
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: 253 2535 2535
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Observation start time: 06:30:00
Observation end time: 17:30:00
Total observation time: 11 hours

Official Counter: Anna Stunkel

Observers: Olivia Amash

Weather:
Light winds were generally from the west northwest, with partly cloudy
skies and temperatures in the high sixties to mid eighties.

Raptor Observations:
The morning was slow, but activity picked up nicely in the late afternoon
and evening.

Non-raptor Observations:
Many northbound Northern Flickers were moving this morning. Other sightings
included:

6 Common Nighthawks

22 Monarchs
1 Gray Squirrel
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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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