Date: 11/10/17 2:41 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (10 Nov 2017) 95 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 10, 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 3 117 2467
Bald Eagle 18 62 341
Northern Harrier 10 118 466
Sharp-shinned Hawk 4 176 2165
Cooper's Hawk 12 135 1371
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 4 13 31
Broad-winged Hawk 1 3 1196
Red-tailed Hawk 35 66 192
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 3
Golden Eagle 2 3 3
American Kestrel 2 32 3347
Merlin 1 31 1379
Peregrine Falcon 2 11 782
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 7
Unknown Buteo 1 1 2
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 1 20
Unknown Raptor 0 1 19
Swallow-tailed Kite 0 0 1

Total: 95 771 13792
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Observation start time: 07:30:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter: Anna Stunkel

Observers: Harry Armistead, Joe Beatty, Katie Garst, Steve Thornhill

Weather:
Moderate to strong, gusty winds were variable, often from the northwest.
Skies were mostly sunny. Temperatures were in the forties and fifties,
cooling as the day progressed.

Raptor Observations:
We had excellent raptor diversity, with a total of 12 species counted.
There was a good red-tail and Bald Eagle flight, and two beautiful juvenile
Golden Eagles passed the platform. It is worth noting that many of today's
raptors were seen traveling northwards (especially buteos), but only
southbound birds are included in the count.

Non-raptor Observations:
Many Turkey Vultures were on the move, with a total of 872 southbound birds
counted. (This is probably an overcount due to the back-and-forth nature of
Turkey Vulture movement on the Eastern Shore.) Northern Gannets were very
active over the bay. Other observations included:

191 Tundra Swans
32 Bonaparte's Gulls
2 Great Egrets
1 Barn Swallow
1 Rusty Blackbird

1 Buckeye
1 Monarch
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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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