Date: 11/14/17 3:29 pm
From: reports--- via va-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [Va-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (14 Nov 2017) 108 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 14, 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 2 121 2471
Bald Eagle 13 97 376
Northern Harrier 7 133 481
Sharp-shinned Hawk 15 213 2202
Cooper's Hawk 16 169 1405
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 9 44 62
Broad-winged Hawk 0 3 1196
Red-tailed Hawk 39 185 311
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 3
Golden Eagle 3 9 9
American Kestrel 0 34 3349
Merlin 3 36 1384
Peregrine Falcon 1 12 783
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: 108 1061 14082
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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: Brian Taber, Joe Beatty, Katie Garst, Rudy Cashwell

Weather:
Light to moderate winds were variable, often from the east southeast. Skies
were mostly cloudy, covered with a thin layer of wispy clouds. Temperatures
were in the mid forties to low fifties.

Raptor Observations:
We had a nice buteo and Bald Eagle movement, along with three more Golden
Eagles (one either juvenile or subadult, and two definite juveniles).

Non-raptor Observations:
Observations included:

8 Great Blue Herons
3 American Pipits
1 Dark-eyed Junco

10 Monarchs
1 Buckeye
1 Cabbage White

Predictions:
Please note that Kiptopeke State Park will be closed tomorrow and the next
day for the deer hunt. I have permission to conduct the count during this
time.
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Report submitted by Brian Taber (<Taberzz...>)
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch information may be found at:
www.cvwo.org


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