Date: 11/9/17 3:29 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (09 Nov 2017) 83 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 09, 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 8 114 2464
Bald Eagle 0 44 323
Northern Harrier 46 108 456
Sharp-shinned Hawk 18 172 2161
Cooper's Hawk 6 123 1359
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 9 27
Broad-winged Hawk 0 2 1195
Red-tailed Hawk 0 31 157
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 3
Golden Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 1 30 3345
Merlin 3 30 1378
Peregrine Falcon 1 9 780
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: 83 676 13697
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Observation start time: 10:15:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 6.25 hours

Official Counter: Anna Stunkel

Observers: Harry Armistead, Katie Garst

Weather:
It rained for a few hours this morning. Winds were moderate to light and
from the east northeast/east, with overcast skies throughout the day.
Temperatures were in the upper fifties to low sixties.

Raptor Observations:
We had an excellent harrier flight today, with a new high day count for the
season. Most of these individuals were adults (both females and males).
They were flying very low, often in pairs and trios.

Non-raptor Observations:
Tundra Swans are here! Katie saw approximately 134 of them flying over the
beach on her walk this morning. Sixty two more Tundra Swans were seen
during count hours. Other observations included:

22 Great Blue Herons
8 Horned Larks
6 Dark-eyed Juncos
1 American Pipit
1 Lincoln's Sparrow
1 Pine Siskin

2 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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