Date: 10/2/18 6:47 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (02 Oct 2018) 272 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 02, 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 22 145 2834
Bald Eagle 9 29 219
Northern Harrier 4 14 155
Sharp-shinned Hawk 51 124 636
Cooper's Hawk 28 77 460
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 3 4
Broad-winged Hawk 82 171 908
Red-tailed Hawk 2 6 54
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 43 120 2010
Merlin 12 58 961
Peregrine Falcon 19 81 589
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 7
Unknown Raptor 0 0 2

Total: 272 830 8841
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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, Lynn Davidson

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

Weather:
Light winds were mostly from the southwest in the morning, becoming south
southeasterly for part of the afternoon. Skies were partly cloudy to mostly
clear, with temperatures in the seventies to eighties.

Raptor Observations:
It was a slow day, but it was nice to have a kettle of 50 broad-wings.

Non-raptor Observations:
Observations included:

13 Chimney Swifts
6 Red-bellied Woodpeckers
3 Red-headed Woodpeckers

1 Long-tailed Skipper
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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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