Date: 10/3/18 6:23 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (03 Oct 2018) 796 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 03, 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 71 216 2905
Bald Eagle 15 44 234
Northern Harrier 16 30 171
Sharp-shinned Hawk 134 258 770
Cooper's Hawk 85 162 545
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 2 5 6
Broad-winged Hawk 50 221 958
Red-tailed Hawk 1 7 55
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 305 425 2315
Merlin 65 123 1026
Peregrine Falcon 51 132 640
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 1 1 8
Unknown Raptor 0 0 2

Total: 796 1626 9637
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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: Bob Ake, Hal Wierenga, Harry Armistead, Julia Magill,
Kevin McGann, Lynn Davidson, Rose Leong, Sue Ricciardi,
Wes Hetrick

Weather:
Light winds were variable with a westerly component, often southwesterly in
the afternoon. Skies were mostly clear, with a few clouds in the afternoon.
Temperatures were mostly in the mid seventies to mid eighties.

Raptor Observations:
The morning was very slow, but things took a complete turn for the better
in the afternoon. We had an excellent afternoon flight, with plenty of
kestrels in particular.

Non-raptor Observations:
Red-breasted Nuthatches (at least three) seemed quite active in the
loblollies behind the feeder. There wasn't much other activity from
non-raptor migrants today. We saw 29 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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