Date: 10/6/18 6:00 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (06 Oct 2018) 500 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 06, 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 84 515 3204
Bald Eagle 7 66 256
Northern Harrier 7 50 191
Sharp-shinned Hawk 38 372 884
Cooper's Hawk 117 470 853
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 7 8
Broad-winged Hawk 19 336 1073
Red-tailed Hawk 2 14 62
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 63 739 2629
Merlin 46 250 1153
Peregrine Falcon 114 434 942
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 2 3 10
Unknown Raptor 1 2 4

Total: 500 3260 11271
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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, Katie Garst, Lynn Davidson,
Rose Leong, Rudy Cashwell, Steve Thornhill, Wes Hetrick

Weather:
Light winds were generally from the east northeast, with partly cloudy
skies in the morning and overcast skies in the afternoon. There were some
brief sprinkles here and there. Temperatures were in the seventies.

Raptor Observations:
There was a nice flight of peregrines, Cooper's Hawks, and Ospreys today.
Birds were high-flying during the busier period of the day, but they came
down lower as clouds moved in during the afternoon.

Non-raptor Observations:
Observations included:

23 Blue Jays
14 Great Blue Herons
1 Baltimore Oriole
1 Eastern Meadowlark
1 House Finch
1 Wilson's Snipe
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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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