Date: 9/27/18 5:01 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (27 Sep 2018) 686 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 27, 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 141 2170 2178
Bald Eagle 1 105 105
Northern Harrier 26 91 92
Sharp-shinned Hawk 29 165 165
Cooper's Hawk 14 164 164
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 11 522 523
Red-tailed Hawk 1 34 35
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 219 1346 1347
Merlin 200 679 679
Peregrine Falcon 41 337 337
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 3 6 6
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 686 5619 5631
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Observation start time: 06:30:00
Observation end time: 17:30:00
Total observation time: 11 hours

Official Counter: Anna Stunkel

Observers: Brian Taber, Harry Armistead, Julia Magill, Kevin McGann,
Rose Leong, Rudy Cashwell, Wes Hetrick

Weather:
Light to moderate winds were generally from the northeast, with overcast
skies and occasional sprinkles. Temperatures were in the mid seventies.

Raptor Observations:
There was a strong falcon flight today, and a particularly good Merlin
movement. Birds were zipping by low and close to the platform, and it was a
very enjoyable flight to observe.

Non-raptor Observations:
Observations included:

27 Great Blue Herons
4 Belted Kingfishers
3 Red-breasted Nuthatches
1 Baltimore Oriole
1 Snowy Egret

1 Monarch
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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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