Date: 11/6/17 4:30 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (06 Nov 2017) 41 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 06, 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 12 83 2433
Bald Eagle 0 44 323
Northern Harrier 3 47 395
Sharp-shinned Hawk 19 151 2140
Cooper's Hawk 4 114 1350
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 9 27
Broad-winged Hawk 0 2 1195
Red-tailed Hawk 0 30 156
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 3
Golden Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 2 27 3342
Merlin 0 25 1373
Peregrine Falcon 1 8 779
Unknown Accipiter 0 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: 41 544 13565
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Observation start time: 06:30:00
Observation end time: 14:30:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Anna Stunkel, Brian Taber

Observers: Brian Taber, Joe Beatty, Katie Garst

Weather:
Light winds were generally from the west northwest and west southwest, with
a bit of fog in the early morning. Skies were mostly cloudy, with
temperatures in the sixties.

Raptor Observations:
Most of the flight was composed of sharpies and Ospreys. Birds were flying
very low.

Non-raptor Observations:
I was frustrated to see a balloon floating over the bay. This is probably
the 8-10th balloon seen floating past the platform this season, adding more
dangerous trash to our environment. Today's observations included:

6 Bonaparte's Gulls
2 Rusty Blackbirds
1 Hermit Thrush
1 Northern Gannet
1 Red-breasted Nuthatch
1 Red-eyed Vireo (a very late find, spotted by Brian Taber)
1 White Ibis

12 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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