Date: 9/4/18 4:27 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (04 Sep 2018) 50 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 04, 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 42 102 110
Bald Eagle 1 12 12
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 0 2 3
Red-tailed Hawk 0 1 2
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 6 9 10
Merlin 1 2 2
Peregrine Falcon 0 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: 50 141 153
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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: Rudy Cashwell, Steve Thornhill

Weather:
Winds were light and variable, with a southerly component during most of
the day. Skies were partly cloudy, with hot and humid conditions again.
Temperatures were in the mid seventies to high eighties.

Raptor Observations:
There was a nice Osprey flight today, with most of these birds flying
during two peaks in the late morning and mid afternoon. A few kestrels and
one Merlin passed.

Non-raptor Observations:
Two exciting highlights occurred today: a Wood Stork and a Lark Sparrow
were seen. The Wood Stork was seen several times throughout the day, and it
seemed to be flying in large circles back and forth before ultimately
traveling southwards. The stork was observed thermalling among vultures.
The Lark Sparrow was hanging out among Chipping Sparrows near the hawkwatch
parking lot this afternoon. Three Red-headed Woodpeckers passed today, and
a Prairie Warbler was hopping around in the butterfly garden.
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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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