Date: 11/12/17 5:02 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (12 Nov 2017) 52 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 12, 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 0 118 2468
Bald Eagle 7 83 362
Northern Harrier 3 125 473
Sharp-shinned Hawk 15 197 2186
Cooper's Hawk 8 152 1388
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 3 35 53
Broad-winged Hawk 0 3 1196
Red-tailed Hawk 14 142 268
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 3
Golden Eagle 0 6 6
American Kestrel 1 34 3349
Merlin 1 33 1381
Peregrine Falcon 0 11 782
Unknown Accipiter 0 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: 52 944 13965
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Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter: Anna Stunkel

Observers: Betsy Foster, Chris Foster, Harry Armistead, Joe Beatty,
Katie Garst

Weather:
Winds were light and variable, mainly from the east southeast. Skies were
overcast, with temperatures in the mid thirties to high forties.

Raptor Observations:
It was a slow day, but the company was enjoyable.

Non-raptor Observations:
Chris spotted a Red-eyed Vireo which was hanging around near the feeders;
this is a very late bird. Other observations included:

15 Eastern Meadowlarks
2 American Pipits
2 Tundra Swans
1 Hairy Woodpecker
1 Northern Rough-winged Swallow
1 Red-breasted Nuthatch
1 Red-throated Loon
1 Rusty Blackbird

8 Monarchs
1 Gray Squirrel
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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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