Date: 11/4/17 3:44 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (04 Nov 2017) 136 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 04, 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 18 30 2380
Bald Eagle 12 25 304
Northern Harrier 13 41 389
Sharp-shinned Hawk 34 106 2095
Cooper's Hawk 27 83 1319
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 3 5 23
Broad-winged Hawk 1 2 1195
Red-tailed Hawk 10 20 146
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 3
Golden Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 8 16 3331
Merlin 8 23 1371
Peregrine Falcon 1 4 775
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 6
Unknown Buteo 0 0 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 1 1 20
Unknown Raptor 0 1 19
Swallow-tailed Kite 0 0 1

Total: 136 358 13379
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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: Joe Beatty, Katie Garst

Weather:
Moderate, gusty winds were from the northeast and east northeast, with
overcast and mostly cloudy skies. Temperatures were in the high fifties to
low sixties.

Raptor Observations:
There was a decent flight, with many birds nice and low, right overhead.

Non-raptor Observations:
There was good non-raptor diversity today. A massive American Robin flight
occurred this morning, with thousands of birds flying over. There were also
many flocks of blackbirds. A variety of sparrows were in the Dogfennel,
including the usual suspects-- Song, Chipping, Swamp, Field,
White-throated, and White-crowned. Many distant ducks (probably mostly
scoters) were flying today. A White-winged Dove flew by at 2:15 pm EST. It
was first seen on the east side flying southwards, and then a Cooper's Hawk
chased it off to the northeast. It was last seen landing in a pine
somewhere near the Kiptopeke Condos. Other observations included:

34 Great Blue Herons
27 Common Loons over land
2 American Pipits
2 Great Egrets
2 White-winged Scoters
2 Wilson's Snipe
1 Greater Yellowlegs
1 Pine Siskin
1 Wood Duck


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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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