Date: 11/5/17 4:00 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (05 Nov 2017) 145 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 05, 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 41 71 2421
Bald Eagle 19 44 323
Northern Harrier 3 44 392
Sharp-shinned Hawk 26 132 2121
Cooper's Hawk 27 110 1346
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 4 9 27
Broad-winged Hawk 0 2 1195
Red-tailed Hawk 10 30 156
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 3
Golden Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 9 25 3340
Merlin 2 25 1373
Peregrine Falcon 3 7 778
Unknown Accipiter 1 1 7
Unknown Buteo 0 0 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 1 20
Unknown Raptor 0 1 19
Swallow-tailed Kite 0 0 1

Total: 145 503 13524
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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, Brian Taber

Observers: Brian Taber, Joe Beatty, Katie Garst

Visitors:
Thank you to Dr. Dan Cristol and his students from the College of William
and Mary for visiting.


Weather:
Light winds were from the east northeast and east southeast. Skies were
mostly cloudy to overcast in the morning, becoming partly cloudy in the
afternoon. Temperatures were in the sixties.

Raptor Observations:
We had an excellent Osprey flight for this point in the season, and a
strong Bald Eagle flight as well. Most birds came through during the late
morning.

Non-raptor Observations:
There was another large American Robin flight this morning. Other
observations included:

311 southbound Turkey Vultures
16 Common Loons over land
14 Eastern Meadowlarks
7 Wood Ducks
3 Horned Larks
2 American Pipits
2 Hooded Mergansers
1 Hermit Thrush
1 Pine Siskin

125 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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