Date: 11/11/17 2:13 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (11 Nov 2017) 121 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 11, 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 1 118 2468
Bald Eagle 14 76 355
Northern Harrier 4 122 470
Sharp-shinned Hawk 6 182 2171
Cooper's Hawk 9 144 1380
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 19 32 50
Broad-winged Hawk 0 3 1196
Red-tailed Hawk 62 128 254
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 3
Golden Eagle 3 6 6
American Kestrel 1 33 3348
Merlin 1 32 1380
Peregrine Falcon 0 11 782
Unknown Accipiter 1 2 8
Unknown Buteo 0 1 2
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 1 20
Unknown Raptor 0 1 19
Swallow-tailed Kite 0 0 1

Total: 121 892 13913
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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, Rudy Cashwell, Steve Thornhill

Visitors:
Thank you to the Eastern Shore Bird Club and Rarity Roundup participants
for stopping by!


Weather:
Moderate to light winds were mainly from the northeast, with partly to
mostly cloudy skies. Temperatures were in the low thirties to low forties.

Raptor Observations:
We had a nice red-tail, red-shoulder, and Bald Eagle flight today. Again,
some northward drifting was going on, but a good number of birds were
heading south. Three Golden Eagles passed this morning (two juveniles and
one either juvenile or subadult). Two of these birds were flying together
and passed right over the platform, relatively high.

Non-raptor Observations:
Hundreds of Turkey Vultures were moving, mostly in the morning. The robin,
blackbird, and Tree Swallow flight was a bit quieter compared to yesterday.
Other observations included:

55 Tundra Swans
6 Wood Ducks
3 Horned Larks
1 Rusty Blackbird
1 Yellow-billed Cuckoo (a late-in-the-season find)


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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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