Date: 9/22/18 7:13 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (22 Sep 2018) 490 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 22, 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 174 1542 1550
Bald Eagle 7 84 84
Northern Harrier 3 52 53
Sharp-shinned Hawk 27 98 98
Cooper's Hawk 29 112 112
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 72 425 426
Red-tailed Hawk 6 27 28
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 87 950 951
Merlin 51 423 423
Peregrine Falcon 34 139 139
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: 490 3852 3864
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Observation start time: 06:00:00
Observation end time: 18:00:00
Total observation time: 12 hours

Official Counter: Anna Stunkel

Observers: Julia Magill, Steve Thornhill

Visitors:
IMPORTANT NOTE: A spotting scope and tripod were left on the platform
today. We are holding them in a locked shed. Please come back to re-claim
them. If you have any questions or concerns, please e-mail
<appywalker...>

We enjoyed participating in the Kiptopeke Challenge today, and it was great
to see teams visiting the platform!


Weather:
Light winds were variable, starting out mostly from the southwest and
becoming more easterly/northeasterly. Skies started off partly cloudy,
became mostly clear, and then were overcast in the evening. Temperatures
were in the seventies to mid eighties.

Raptor Observations:
Despite a slow start, there was a great flight in the afternoon and into
the evening. Quite a few Ospreys were moving, along with a few kettles of
broad-wings. There was also a decent falcon flight. Birds were generally
high-flying this afternoon.

Non-raptor Observations:
There was an incredible flight of 105 Great Blue Herons today, including
two flocks of 22 and 37 birds each! Herons were on the move during the last
few hours of the count. Other sightings included:

7 Purple Martins
2 Common Nighthawks
2 Yellow-billed Cuckoos
1 Common Yellowthroat
1 Red-breasted Nuthatch

7 Monarchs
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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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