Date: 10/1/18 5:13 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (01 Oct 2018) 558 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 01, 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 123 123 2812
Bald Eagle 20 20 210
Northern Harrier 10 10 151
Sharp-shinned Hawk 73 73 585
Cooper's Hawk 49 49 432
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 3 3 4
Broad-winged Hawk 89 89 826
Red-tailed Hawk 4 4 52
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 77 77 1967
Merlin 46 46 949
Peregrine Falcon 62 62 570
Unknown Accipiter 2 2 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 7
Unknown Raptor 0 0 2

Total: 558 558 8569
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Observation start time: 06:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 11 hours

Official Counter: Anna Stunkel

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

Weather:
Light to nearly nonexistent winds were generally from the southeast, with
mostly clear skies and temperatures mainly in the seventies to eighty.

Raptor Observations:
Birds were flying very high today, with the flight peaking in late morning
to early afternoon. There was a particularly good movement of Ospreys, Bald
Eagles, and peregrines. Three red-shoulders passed.

Non-raptor Observations:
Observations included:

~150 Northern Flickers
38 Blue Jays
17 Red-bellied Woodpeckers
7 Red-headed Woodpeckers
2 Eastern Wood-Pewees
1 Black-and-white Warbler
1 Cliff Swallow
1 Wilson's Warbler
1 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
1 Yellow Warbler
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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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