Date: 9/3/18 3:12 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (03 Sep 2018) 21 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 03, 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 60 68
Bald Eagle 0 11 11
Northern Harrier 0 3 4
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0
Cooper's Hawk 0 8 8
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 1 2 3
Red-tailed Hawk 0 1 2
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 3 4
Merlin 1 1 1
Peregrine Falcon 1 2 2
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: 21 91 103
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Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter: Anna Stunkel

Observers: Harry Armistead

Weather:
Winds were calm to light, starting out generally from the southwest and
becoming more southeasterly later in the afternoon. Skies were partly
cloudy to mostly clear, and there was a brief but intense rain shower in
the afternoon. Overall, it was swelteringly hot and humid, with
temperatures mostly in the mid to high eighties (but a "real feel" about
ten degrees higher).

Raptor Observations:
Very slow. Things picked up a tiny bit when the wind shifted to southeast
in the afternoon. It was nice to see the first Merlin of the season just
after the rain shower ended.

Non-raptor Observations:
A few Barn Swallows and Purple Martins were on the move, but there were not
many Bobolinks or Eastern Kingbirds today. A Black-and-Yellow Garden Spider
was hanging out high in a pine, silhouetted in her web against the blue
sky. Other sightings included:

25 American Black Ducks (plus a few possible Mallard x black duck hybrids)
17 Killdeer
4 Red-headed Woodpeckers
1 Great Crested Flycatcher
1 Veery
1 Yellow-throated Warbler (seen by Roberta Kellam)
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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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