Date: 9/30/18 6:59 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (30 Sep 2018) 890 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 30, 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 134 2681 2689
Bald Eagle 29 190 190
Northern Harrier 22 140 141
Sharp-shinned Hawk 201 512 512
Cooper's Hawk 106 383 383
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 82 736 737
Red-tailed Hawk 9 47 48
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 178 1889 1890
Merlin 57 903 903
Peregrine Falcon 71 508 508
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 7 7
Unknown Raptor 0 2 2

Total: 890 7999 8011
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Observation start time: 06:00:00
Observation end time: 17:45:00
Total observation time: 11.75 hours

Official Counter: Anna Stunkel

Observers: Hal Wierenga, Harry Armistead, Julia Magill, Kevin McGann,
Lynn Davidson, Ned Brinkley, Rose Leong, Sue Ricciardi,
Wes Hetrick

Weather:
Light winds were generally from the east northeast in the morning, becoming
more southeasterly in the afternoon. Skies varied between partly cloudy and
mostly clear, with temperatures in the mid sixties to seventies.

Raptor Observations:
There was a strong flight of a variety of raptor species today, including a
decent accipiter flight. Many birds were high-flying in the afternoon. We
saw the first red-shoulder of the season today.

Non-raptor Observations:
Flickers were on the move en masse again, with 1,403 of them counted. Other
observations included:

205 Blue Jays
40 Great Blue Herons
35 Cedar Waxwings
14 Red-bellied Woodpeckers
5 Red-headed Woodpeckers
3 Red-breasted Nuthatches
3 Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers
2 Common Nighthawks
2 Eastern Phoebes
1 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
1 Dark-eyed Junco (FOS)
1 Dickcissel (FOS)

38 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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