Date: 10/27/17 7:31 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (27 Oct 2017) 76 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 27, 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 3 550 2328
Bald Eagle 1 122 268
Northern Harrier 16 150 330
Sharp-shinned Hawk 29 928 1924
Cooper's Hawk 16 699 1196
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 12 16
Broad-winged Hawk 1 104 1191
Red-tailed Hawk 2 73 118
Rough-legged Hawk 0 3 3
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 3 938 3302
Merlin 3 585 1329
Peregrine Falcon 1 587 767
Unknown Accipiter 0 3 6
Unknown Buteo 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 8 19
Unknown Raptor 0 15 18
Swallow-tailed Kite 0 0 1

Total: 76 4778 12817
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Observation start time: 06:30:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter: Anna Stunkel

Observers: Bob Chapman, Joe Beatty, Katie Garst

Weather:
Light winds were mainly from the southwest in the morning and southeast in
the afternoon. Skies were completely cloudless, with temperatures in the
high forties to mid sixties.

Raptor Observations:
Slow, but with good diversity and beautiful looks at harriers.

Non-raptor Observations:
There was a large movement of Tree Swallows early this morning. At 1:00 pm
EST, ~12 American White Pelicans flew north (number is approximate because
they were spotted just as they were going behind the trees on the bayside).
This afternoon, a leucistic White-throated Sparrow with a piebald head was
hanging out below the cherries near the butterfly garden. Other
observations included:

27 Blue Jays
1 Dickcissel
1 Pine Siskin

109 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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