Date: 10/5/18 6:58 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (05 Oct 2018) 634 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 05, 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 156 431 3120
Bald Eagle 11 59 249
Northern Harrier 9 43 184
Sharp-shinned Hawk 32 334 846
Cooper's Hawk 114 353 736
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 7 8
Broad-winged Hawk 23 317 1054
Red-tailed Hawk 5 12 60
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 100 676 2566
Merlin 63 204 1107
Peregrine Falcon 121 320 828
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 1 8
Unknown Raptor 0 1 3

Total: 634 2760 10771
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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: Hal Wierenga, Harry Armistead, Julia Magill, Katie Garst,
Kevin McGann, Lynn Davidson, Rose Leong, Rudy Cashwell,
Steve Thornhill, Wes Hetrick

Weather:
Winds started out nearly calm, becoming light to moderate, and were mostly
from the east northeast. Skies were mostly clear in the morning, becoming
partly cloudy and then overcast in the afternoon. Temperatures were in the
seventies to low eighties.

Raptor Observations:
We had a very nice flight of peregrines, Cooper's Hawks, and Ospreys today.
The lack of sharpies seems strange. Hopefully we will have more of them
soon. We watched a Bald Eagle chase an Osprey with a fish until the Osprey
dropped its catch, and the eagle caught it in midair.

Non-raptor Observations:
There was an excellent flight of 82 Great Blue Herons today. Other
observations included:

10 Canada Geese
7 Red-bellied Woodpeckers
6 Killdeer
2 Tricolored Herons
1 Great Horned Owl
1 House Finch
1 Wood Duck

45 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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