Date: 10/31/17 3:28 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (31 Oct 2017) 89 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 31, 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 13 572 2350
Bald Eagle 7 133 279
Northern Harrier 4 168 348
Sharp-shinned Hawk 27 993 1989
Cooper's Hawk 19 739 1236
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 2 14 18
Broad-winged Hawk 0 106 1193
Red-tailed Hawk 3 81 126
Rough-legged Hawk 0 3 3
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 5 951 3315
Merlin 7 604 1348
Peregrine Falcon 2 591 771
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: 89 4982 13021
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Observation start time: 06:30:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter: Anna Stunkel

Observers: Katie Garst, Rudy Cashwell

Weather:
Winds were generally from the west and started out moderate, becoming light
in the afternoon. Skies were cloudless, with temperatures in the high
forties to mid sixties.

Raptor Observations:
Most activity occurred in the afternoon, and birds were often distant on
the east side.

Non-raptor Observations:
Highlights included:

28 Common Loons
19 Eastern Bluebirds
4 Horned Larks
2 Barn Swallows
2 White Ibises
2 Wilson's Snipe
1 Red-breasted Nuthatch

110 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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