Date: 9/5/18 4:17 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (05 Sep 2018) 67 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 05, 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 50 152 160
Bald Eagle 3 15 15
Northern Harrier 1 4 5
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0
Cooper's Hawk 1 9 9
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 0 2 3
Red-tailed Hawk 3 4 5
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 7 16 17
Merlin 2 4 4
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: 67 208 220
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Observation start time: 06:30:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 9.5 hours

Official Counter: Anna Stunkel

Observers:

Weather:
Winds were light and variable, often from the southwest and east. Skies
were partly cloudy. It was very hot again, with temperatures reaching up to
90 with a "real feel" of 99.

Raptor Observations:
Most of the day was very slow, but there was a nice burst of Osprey
activity in the later afternoon. A few kestrels were on the move.

Non-raptor Observations:
The rarity streak continues; an Anhinga passed the platform today at 9:22
AM EST! The bird was not very close, but its soaring profile with the long,
fan-shaped tail was distinctive through the scope. It was flying high to
the north of the platform, and headed towards the northeast. This
afternoon, two recently fledged mockingbird chicks were quite entertaining.
They were pestering their parent incessantly, but he/she seemed ready to
let the chicks try and feed themselves. Other highlights included:

9 Red-headed Woodpeckers (7 of which were loosely flying together)
7 Eastern Bluebirds
1 Red-breasted Nuthatch (FOS, flyover)
1 Tree Swallow (FOS)

1 Giant Swallowtail

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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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