Date: 9/23/18 3:49 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (23 Sep 2018) 607 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 23, 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 319 1861 1869
Bald Eagle 10 94 94
Northern Harrier 9 61 62
Sharp-shinned Hawk 21 119 119
Cooper's Hawk 13 125 125
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 49 474 475
Red-tailed Hawk 2 29 30
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 108 1058 1059
Merlin 44 467 467
Peregrine Falcon 29 168 168
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 3 3 3
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 607 4459 4471
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Observation start time: 06:00:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 10.5 hours

Official Counter: Anna Stunkel

Observers: Julia Magill, Ned Brinkley, Rudy Cashwell

Weather:
Light to moderate winds were generally from the east northeast in the
morning, becoming southeasterly later on. Skies were partly to mostly
cloudy, and overcast during the late afternoon. Temperatures were in the
seventies to low eighties.

Raptor Observations:
There was another fantastic Osprey flight, especially during the morning
hours. A good number of falcons were also on the move. Peregrines were
zipping by, often overhead.

Non-raptor Observations:
Highlights included:

3 Belted Kingfishers
2 Common Nighthawks
2 Great Egrets
2 Northern Parulas
1 Hairy Woodpecker
1 Prairie Warbler
1 Red-breasted Nuthatch
1 Scarlet Tanager

8 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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