Date: 9/1/18 2:18 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (01 Sep 2018) 35 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 01, 2018
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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 18 18 26
Bald Eagle 6 6 6
Northern Harrier 3 3 4
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0
Cooper's Hawk 3 3 3
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 1 1 2
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 1
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 3 3 4
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 1 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 35 35 47
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Observation start time: 06:00:00
Observation end time: 14:30:00
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter: Anna Stunkel

Observers: Harry Armistead

Weather:
Winds were generally calm this morning, becoming light to moderate, and
wind direction was mostly from the east southeast. Skies were mostly to
partly cloudy, with temperatures in the seventies to mid eighties. Humidity
hung in the air this morning, but a nice breeze later on helped to cool
things off.

Raptor Observations:
Activity peaked in the late morning to early afternoon. The flight was
rather stagnant at times, but it was nice to see some Ospreys moving. A
peregrine and Cooper's Hawk chased each other through the air at one point,
which was a nice highlight.

Non-raptor Observations:
There was an excellent Bobolink flight today, with approximately 1,041
birds seen passing. A leucistic Eastern Kingbird with entirely white upper
wings flew by. Several hundred Eastern Kingbirds and Purple Martins were on
the move. Other highlights included:

16 Blue-gray Gnatcatchers
6 Glossy Ibises
3 Red-headed Woodpeckers
2 Pileated Woodpeckers
1 Common Nighthawk


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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
Count data submitted via Dunkadoo - Project info at:
https://dunkadoo.org/explore/cvwo/kiptopeke-hawk-count-2018


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