Date: 10/3/17 6:24 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (03 Oct 2017) 369 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 03, 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 47 166 1944
Bald Eagle 9 22 168
Northern Harrier 3 22 202
Sharp-shinned Hawk 88 178 1174
Cooper's Hawk 42 120 617
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 4
Broad-winged Hawk 8 40 1127
Red-tailed Hawk 6 10 55
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 87 179 2543
Merlin 42 103 847
Peregrine Falcon 35 64 244
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 3
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 1 2 13
Unknown Raptor 1 4 7
Swallow-tailed Kite 0 0 1

Total: 369 910 8949
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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: Bob Anderson, Hal Wierenga, Harry Armistead, Joe Beatty,
Katie Garst, Lynn Davidson, Thuy Tran

Weather:
Winds were light to moderate and often from the east northeast. Skies were
mostly sunny to partly sunny. Temperatures were in the fifties to high
sixties.

Raptor Observations:
It was still relatively slow, but there was a steady movement of raptors.
Most birds were flying high.

Non-raptor Observations:
A Wilson's Phalarope was seen flying past the platform among a flock of six
Lesser Yellowlegs. The bird was spotted and identified by Harry Armistead
and Hal Wierenga. This morning, many birds-- including House Wrens, Brown
Thrashers, and Indigo Buntings-- were bathing among the dewy leaves of
nearby bushes.

47 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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