Date: 10/28/17 5:21 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (28 Oct 2017) 78 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 28, 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 7 557 2335
Bald Eagle 2 124 270
Northern Harrier 11 161 341
Sharp-shinned Hawk 29 957 1953
Cooper's Hawk 14 713 1210
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 12 16
Broad-winged Hawk 2 106 1193
Red-tailed Hawk 3 76 121
Rough-legged Hawk 0 3 3
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 2 940 3304
Merlin 7 592 1336
Peregrine Falcon 1 588 768
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: 78 4856 12895
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Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter: Anna Stunkel

Observers: Bob Chapman, Fletcher Smith, Katie Garst, Rudy Cashwell

Weather:
Light southeasterly/southwesterly winds increased a bit in speed later in
the afternoon. Skies were partly cloudy. Temperatures were in the fifties
and sixties.

Raptor Observations:
Despite the general lack of other raptors, it was nice to have a decent
harrier flight again.

Non-raptor Observations:
One Cave Swallow passed on the bayside this morning, heading south, at 8:25
am EST among Tree Swallows. We had a new season high count of 16 Northern
Cardinals near the platform. Other observations included:

45 Killdeer
2 Great Horned Owls calling
1 Dickcissel
1 Field Sparrow

104 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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