Date: 10/2/17 8:34 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (02 Oct 2017) 248 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 02, 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 78 119 1897
Bald Eagle 10 13 159
Northern Harrier 7 19 199
Sharp-shinned Hawk 37 90 1086
Cooper's Hawk 26 78 575
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 4
Broad-winged Hawk 7 32 1119
Red-tailed Hawk 3 4 49
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 32 92 2456
Merlin 30 61 805
Peregrine Falcon 15 29 209
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 3
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 1 12
Unknown Raptor 3 3 6
Swallow-tailed Kite 0 0 1

Total: 248 541 8580
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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: Hal Wierenga, Harry Armistead, Joe Beatty, Katie Garst,
Lynn Davidson

Weather:
Light winds were variable, often from the east and east southeast. Skies
were mostly clear in the morning and partly to mostly cloudy in the
afternoon. Temperatures were in the fifties to low seventies.

Raptor Observations:
Another slow day with high-flying raptors.

Non-raptor Observations:
Our mockingbird songster continues to amaze us. Renditions today included
Hairy Woodpecker, Killdeer, Red-eyed Vireo, Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Northern
Cardinal, probable Common Grackle, Barn Swallow, Royal Tern, and Brown
Thrasher. Sightings included:

1 American Black Duck
1 Dickcissel
2 Golden-crowned Kinglets (FOS)

72 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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