Date: 9/28/17 7:03 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (28 Sep 2017) 428 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 28, 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 36 1677 1677
Bald Eagle 2 129 129
Northern Harrier 10 161 161
Sharp-shinned Hawk 36 893 893
Cooper's Hawk 27 443 443
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 4 4
Broad-winged Hawk 108 962 962
Red-tailed Hawk 0 40 40
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 154 2178 2178
Merlin 26 692 692
Peregrine Falcon 26 134 134
Unknown Accipiter 1 3 3
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 2 8 8
Unknown Raptor 0 2 2
Swallow-tailed Kite 0 1 1

Total: 428 7327 7327
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Observation start time: 06:30:00
Observation end time: 17:45:00
Total observation time: 11.25 hours

Official Counter: Anna Stunkel

Observers: Hal Wierenga, Harry Armistead, Joe Beatty, Lynn Davidson

Weather:
Winds were light to moderate and variable, often from the north northwest
and north northeast. Apart from a few tiny clouds, skies were clear today,
with temperatures in the seventies to mid eighties.

Raptor Observations:
Birds were generally distant and flying on the east side today. Some
raptors were "dipsy doodling" (terminology officially coined by Harry
Armistead) and took their time hunting near the platform. One broad-wing
kettle contained 64 birds. We had some beautiful views of peregrines,
especially in the evening.

Non-raptor Observations:
1 Eastern Meadowlark (FOS)

79 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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