Date: 10/11/17 7:14 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (11 Oct 2017) 196 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 11, 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 26 281 2059
Bald Eagle 2 32 178
Northern Harrier 6 45 225
Sharp-shinned Hawk 19 308 1304
Cooper's Hawk 27 220 717
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 69 359 2723
Merlin 7 166 910
Peregrine Falcon 37 481 661
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 4
Unknown Buteo 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 3 7 18
Unknown Raptor 0 6 9
Swallow-tailed Kite 0 0 1

Total: 196 1993 10032
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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, Wes Hetrick

Weather:
There was an almost constant misting with some drizzle mixed in for much of
the morning, but luckily the afternoon was dry. Winds were light and
variable. Most of the day was overcast, with some cloud cover breakup in
the afternoon. Temperatures were in the seventies to mid eighties, with
high humidity again.

Raptor Observations:
Similarly to yesterday, the morning was slow, but things picked up nicely
in the afternoon with low-flying birds. The 10,000th raptor of the season
was a Cooper's Hawk.

Non-raptor Observations:
There was another large movement of dragonflies moving southwards this
afternoon. It was quite a spectacle. Other sightings included:

12 Northern Cardinals
3 Wood Ducks
1 Turkey Vulture using the t-pole as a wing drying perch

16 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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