Date: 9/21/17 6:26 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (21 Sep 2017) 1273 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 21, 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 164 994 994
Bald Eagle 11 84 84
Northern Harrier 20 76 76
Sharp-shinned Hawk 266 395 395
Cooper's Hawk 60 190 190
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 3 3
Broad-winged Hawk 188 302 302
Red-tailed Hawk 9 23 23
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 478 1287 1287
Merlin 65 415 415
Peregrine Falcon 9 31 31
Unknown Accipiter 1 2 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 2 5 5
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0
Swallow-tailed Kite 0 1 1

Total: 1273 3808 3808
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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: Ned Brinkley

Visitors:
Many thanks to all who helped out today!


Weather:
Light winds were variable in the morning, becoming mostly from the west
during the afternoon. Skies were mostly clear with a few clouds in the
afternoon. Temperatures were in the sixties to mid eighties.

Raptor Observations:
We had excellent numbers and species diversity today. Many kestrels,
accipiters, and Ospreys were on the move in particular. We also had a few
broad-wing kettles with ~20-45 birds in them. Birds were very high in the
morning, but they came down nice and low in the afternoon.

Non-raptor Observations:
There was a good amount of passerine activity in the trees behind the
platform this morning, with plenty of American Redstarts and other
warblers. Other highlights included:

70+ northbound Northern Flickers
2 Common Nighthawks
2 Red-headed Woodpeckers
1 Scarlet Tanager

36 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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