Date: 10/10/17 5:52 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (10 Oct 2017) 195 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 10, 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 22 255 2033
Bald Eagle 1 30 176
Northern Harrier 5 39 219
Sharp-shinned Hawk 30 289 1285
Cooper's Hawk 14 193 690
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 48 290 2654
Merlin 8 159 903
Peregrine Falcon 65 444 624
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 4
Unknown Buteo 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 4 15
Unknown Raptor 2 6 9
Swallow-tailed Kite 0 0 1

Total: 195 1797 9836
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Observation start time: 06:30:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 10.5 hours

Official Counter: Anna Stunkel

Observers: Joe Beatty, Katie Garst, Ned Brinkley, Rose Leong,
Wes Hetrick

Weather:
Light winds were mainly from the west southwest and southwest, switching to
more southeasterly in the evening. Skies were overcast to mostly cloudy,
with a few brief sprinkles in the morning. Temperatures were in the high
seventies to low eighties.

Raptor Observations:
The morning was very slow, but activity picked up in the afternoon. We had
another good peregrine flight, with relatively low numbers of other
species.

Non-raptor Observations:
A beautiful Lark Sparrow was seen at 9:17 am EST, and the bird hung around
the area for several hours. Small numbers of Yellow-rumped Warblers and
Palm Warblers were moving this morning. There was a huge southbound
movement of dragonflies late in the evening. Fifteen Monarchs were seen.
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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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