Date: 10/7/18 7:02 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (07 Oct 2018) 459 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 07, 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 80 595 3284
Bald Eagle 17 83 273
Northern Harrier 3 53 194
Sharp-shinned Hawk 37 409 921
Cooper's Hawk 74 544 927
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 7 8
Broad-winged Hawk 41 377 1114
Red-tailed Hawk 0 14 62
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 67 806 2696
Merlin 41 291 1194
Peregrine Falcon 98 532 1040
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 1 4 11
Unknown Raptor 0 2 4

Total: 459 3719 11730
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Observation start time: 06:30:00
Observation end time: 17:30:00
Total observation time: 11.5 hours

Official Counter: Anna Stunkel

Observers: Bill Purcell, Hal Wierenga, Harry Armistead, Katie Garst,
Lynn Davidson, Rose Leong, Rudy Cashwell, Steve Thornhill,
Wes Hetrick

Weather:
Winds were very light for most of the day (nearly nonexistent), but breeze
picked up in the later afternoon. Wind direction was variable, with a
westerly component throughout most of the morning, then becoming south
southeasterly. Skies were partly cloudy to clear, with temperatures in the
seventies and eighties.

Raptor Observations:
There was a decent flight today, but almost all of the birds were high
and/or distant specks on the east side. Plenty of peregrines were on the
move this afternoon, and it was nice to see so many broad-wings at this
point in the season.

Non-raptor Observations:
Observations included:

18 Blue Jays
8 Red-headed Woodpeckers
3 Eastern Bluebirds
1 Common Nighthawk
1 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

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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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