Date: 9/25/18 4:02 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (25 Sep 2018) 218 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 25, 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 54 1948 1956
Bald Eagle 5 99 99
Northern Harrier 1 64 65
Sharp-shinned Hawk 5 128 128
Cooper's Hawk 16 143 143
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 9 483 484
Red-tailed Hawk 0 29 30
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 38 1105 1106
Merlin 5 475 475
Peregrine Falcon 85 253 253
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 3 3
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 218 4730 4742
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Observation start time: 06:30:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 10 hours

Official Counter: Anna Stunkel

Observers: Julia Magill

Weather:
Winds were mostly light and from the southeast, becoming occasionally gusty
this afternoon. Skies were partly cloudy to overcast, with rain showers in
the afternoon. Temperatures were in the seventies to low eighties.

Raptor Observations:
Most of today's birds were low and close, and there was an excellent
peregrine flight. Interestingly, almost all of the peregrines that were
aged today were adult birds.

Non-raptor Observations:
Passerines were fairly quiet today. Observations included:

2 Canada Geese
1 Eastern Kingbird
1 Great Crested Flycatcher
1 House Wren
1 Pileated Woodpecker

22 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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