Date: 9/28/18 6:05 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (28 Sep 2018) 847 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 28, 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 243 2413 2421
Bald Eagle 20 125 125
Northern Harrier 16 107 108
Sharp-shinned Hawk 66 231 231
Cooper's Hawk 38 202 202
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 84 606 607
Red-tailed Hawk 1 35 36
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 226 1572 1573
Merlin 123 802 802
Peregrine Falcon 30 367 367
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 6 6
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 847 6466 6478
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Observation start time: 06:30:00
Observation end time: 17:45:00
Total observation time: 11.25 hours

Official Counter: Anna Stunkel

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

Visitors:
Yesterday and today, we enjoyed having several visits from Kiptopeke
Elementary School groups. We hope to see you tomorrow for Outdoor
Exploration Day at the park!


Weather:
Windspeed started out strong to moderate, but quickly became light. Winds
were mostly from the west and northwest, with overcast to mostly cloudy
skies and temperatures in the seventies.

Raptor Observations:
There was a good Osprey, Bald Eagle, and falcon flight today. A few kettles
of broad-wings passed. We are still waiting for accipiters, and hope they
will arrive in numbers soon.

Note: We have the live updates website for the Kiptopeke hawkcount up and
running (currently on a sporadic basis) at this time. Check it out on the
Dunkadoo website!
https://dunkadoo.org/explore/cvwo/kiptopeke-hawk-count-2018
Raptor count live updates are also sent directly to hawkcount.org.

Non-raptor Observations:
Observations included:

11 Great Blue Herons
4 Great Egrets
2 Common Nighthawks
1 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher

13 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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