Date: 10/30/17 3:16 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (30 Oct 2017) 37 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 30, 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 2 559 2337
Bald Eagle 2 126 272
Northern Harrier 3 164 344
Sharp-shinned Hawk 9 966 1962
Cooper's Hawk 7 720 1217
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 12 16
Broad-winged Hawk 0 106 1193
Red-tailed Hawk 2 78 123
Rough-legged Hawk 0 3 3
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 6 946 3310
Merlin 5 597 1341
Peregrine Falcon 1 589 769
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: 37 4893 12932
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Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Anna Stunkel

Observers: Katie Garst

Weather:
Strong winds were mainly from the west southwest, with windspeed decreasing
a bit in the afternoon. Skies were partly cloudy in the early morning, and
then clear. Temperatures were in the forties and fifties.

Raptor Observations:
The few birds that we saw were flying very low in the strong wind.

Non-raptor Observations:
Passerines were very quiet. We saw 20 Monarchs today.
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Report submitted by Brian Taber (<Taberzz...>)
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch information may be found at:
www.cvwo.org


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