Date: 10/5/17 3:36 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (05 Oct 2017) 66 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 05, 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 8 201 1979
Bald Eagle 0 27 173
Northern Harrier 1 30 210
Sharp-shinned Hawk 10 228 1224
Cooper's Hawk 5 165 662
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 4
Broad-winged Hawk 0 53 1140
Red-tailed Hawk 0 16 61
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 14 222 2586
Merlin 10 142 886
Peregrine Falcon 16 133 313
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 3
Unknown Buteo 1 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 1 3 14
Unknown Raptor 0 4 7
Swallow-tailed Kite 0 0 1

Total: 66 1225 9264
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Observation start time: 06:30:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 9.5 hours

Official Counter: Anna Stunkel, Bob Anderson

Observers: Bob Anderson, Hal Wierenga, Harry Armistead, Joe Beatty,
Katie Garst, Lynn Davidson, Thuy Tran

Weather:
Light winds were from the southwest, with mostly sunny skies in the early
morning becoming partly cloudy. Temperatures were in the high fifties to
high seventies.

Raptor Observations:
Very slow, but at least birds were low and close. We had some nice looks at
peregrines.

Non-raptor Observations:
A Summer Tanager briefly fed from the suet feeder and mixed seed feeder.
Other sightings included:

1 Brown Creeper (FOS)
1 Northern Rough-winged Swallow
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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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