Date: 10/8/17 4:54 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (08 Oct 2017) 55 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 08, 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 9 227 2005
Bald Eagle 1 29 175
Northern Harrier 1 34 214
Sharp-shinned Hawk 8 255 1251
Cooper's Hawk 1 178 675
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 4
Broad-winged Hawk 1 69 1156
Red-tailed Hawk 0 17 62
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 2 240 2604
Merlin 2 151 895
Peregrine Falcon 30 338 518
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 4
Unknown Buteo 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 3 14
Unknown Raptor 0 4 7
Swallow-tailed Kite 0 0 1

Total: 55 1547 9586
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Observation start time: 06:30:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter: Anna Stunkel

Observers: Baron Gibson, Bob Anderson, Harry Armistead, Katie Garst,
Ned Brinkley, Thuy Tran, Tina Gibson

Weather:
Winds were light and quite variable, often from the south. Skies were
mostly cloudy, and there was some drizzle in the afternoon. Temperatures
were in the seventies to low eighties. It was a very humid day.

Raptor Observations:
It was slow, but we had some more nice views of peregrines.

Non-raptor Observations:
Spring Peepers were calling frequently again today, especially while it
rained. Other sightings included:

>29 Blue Jays
at least 8 Northern Cardinals
3 Chimney Swifts
3 Red-eyed Vireos
2 Barn Swallows
2 Ruby-throated Hummingbirds

9 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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