Date: 10/4/17 6:22 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (04 Oct 2017) 249 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 04, 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 27 193 1971
Bald Eagle 5 27 173
Northern Harrier 7 29 209
Sharp-shinned Hawk 40 218 1214
Cooper's Hawk 40 160 657
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 4
Broad-winged Hawk 13 53 1140
Red-tailed Hawk 6 16 61
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 29 208 2572
Merlin 29 132 876
Peregrine Falcon 53 117 297
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 3
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 2 13
Unknown Raptor 0 4 7
Swallow-tailed Kite 0 0 1

Total: 249 1159 9198
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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, Gabriel Mapel, Hal Wierenga, Harry Armistead,
Joe Beatty, Katie Garst, Lynn Davidson, Thuy Tran

Weather:
Winds were very light and variable, generally from the east and southeast.
Skies were mostly clear, with just a few clouds in the afternoon.
Temperatures were in the fifties and sixties.

Raptor Observations:
Although the flight was kind of slow overall, we had a very fun day of
peregrine movement. Late in the day, many of the peregrines were flying low
and in beautiful evening light right over the platform. At 12:44 pm EST,
Bob Anderson noticed an adult peregrine with a yellow breast that was
clearly marked with dye. This bird was possibly marked on Assateague
Island.

Non-raptor Observations:
A few new additions to the mockingbird's repertoire were noted today. These
included Belted Kingfisher, Eastern Phoebe, Semipalmated Plover, and a
remarkable imitation of a Ruby-throated Hummingbird's wing buzzing sounds
and chip notes! Other observations included:

1 Eastern Towhee (FOS)
1 Golden-crowned Kinglet

50 Monarchs

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Report submitted by Brian Taber (<Taberzz...>)
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch information may be found at:
www.cvwo.org


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