Date: 10/9/17 3:54 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (09 Oct 2017) 55 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 09, 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 6 233 2011
Bald Eagle 0 29 175
Northern Harrier 0 34 214
Sharp-shinned Hawk 4 259 1255
Cooper's Hawk 1 179 676
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 4
Broad-winged Hawk 0 69 1156
Red-tailed Hawk 0 17 62
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 2 242 2606
Merlin 0 151 895
Peregrine Falcon 41 379 559
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 4
Unknown Buteo 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 1 4 15
Unknown Raptor 0 4 7
Swallow-tailed Kite 0 0 1

Total: 55 1602 9641
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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

Observers: Joe Beatty, Katie Garst, Rose Leong, Rudy Cashwell,
Wes Hetrick

Weather:
Winds were light and variable, with a southerly component and often from
the southwest. Skies were overcast in the morning and early afternoon, and
partly cloudy later on. Temperatures were in the seventies and eighties,
with high humidity. There was a brief period of drizzle in the morning.

Raptor Observations:
Peregrine movement was not bad, but movement of other species continues to
be very slow.

Non-raptor Observations:
Songbirds were very quiet. One Eastern Ratsnake was near the platform.
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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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