Date: 9/30/17 7:27 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (30 Sep 2017) 275 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 30, 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 1778 1778
Bald Eagle 7 146 146
Northern Harrier 9 180 180
Sharp-shinned Hawk 46 996 996
Cooper's Hawk 24 497 497
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 4 4
Broad-winged Hawk 56 1087 1087
Red-tailed Hawk 0 45 45
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 67 2364 2364
Merlin 16 744 744
Peregrine Falcon 12 180 180
Unknown Accipiter 0 3 3
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 3 11 11
Unknown Raptor 1 3 3
Swallow-tailed Kite 0 1 1

Total: 275 8039 8039
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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, Bob Anderson, Chris Foster, Hal Wierenga,
Harry Armistead, Joe Beatty, Lynn Davidson,
Steve Thornhill, Thuy Tran

Weather:
Winds were moderate and variable, starting out generally from the northwest
and becoming more northerly, westerly, and then easterly overall. Skies
were clear for most of the day, becoming partly and then mostly cloudy in
the late afternoon and evening. Temperatures were in the high fifties to
low seventies.

Raptor Observations:
It was relatively slow, with most visible activity occurring in the earlier
morning and evening.

Non-raptor Observations:
A Northern Mockingbird was busily singing away this morning. The songs and
calls included in his repertoire (from what I can remember off the top of
my head) included: Summer Tanager, Carolina Wren, American Kestrel,
Eastern Bluebird, Great Crested Flycatcher, probable Northern Bobwhite,
Carolina Chickadee, American Robin, Blue Jay, Purple Martin, Tree Swallow,
Killdeer, Northern Flicker, and cricket sp. Two Red-headed Woodpeckers
passed. It was another big day for Monarch migration, with 252 butterflies
counted.
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Report submitted by Brian Taber (<Taberzz...>)
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch information may be found at:
www.cvwo.org


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