Date: 9/25/17 5:55 am
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (24 Sep 2017) 955 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 24, 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 81 1547 1547
Bald Eagle 18 126 126
Northern Harrier 35 138 138
Sharp-shinned Hawk 141 729 729
Cooper's Hawk 101 367 367
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 4 4
Broad-winged Hawk 204 806 806
Red-tailed Hawk 5 36 36
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 298 1869 1869
Merlin 49 571 571
Peregrine Falcon 22 90 90
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 6 6
Unknown Raptor 0 2 2
Swallow-tailed Kite 0 1 1

Total: 955 6294 6294
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Observation start time: 06:00:00
Observation end time: 17:30:00
Total observation time: 11.5 hours

Official Counter: Anna Stunkel

Observers: Betsy Foster, Brian Taber, Chris Foster, Gabriel Mapel,
Joe Beatty, Ned Brinkley, Steve Thornhill

Weather:
Winds were light and variable, often northerly in the morning and becoming
northeasterly in the afternoon. Temperatures were in the mid sixties to low
eighties. Skies were partly cloudy.

Raptor Observations:
It was another busy day, with strong harrier, accipiter, falcon, and
broad-wing movement. Again, there were several large kettles of
broad-wings. We had stunning views of many birds today, especially in the
afternoon.

Non-raptor Observations:
1 Common Nighthawk
1 Pileated Woodpecker
1 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (FOS)

>51 Monarchs
1 Long-tailed Skipper
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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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