Date: 10/8/18 5:05 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (08 Oct 2018) 366 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 08, 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 51 646 3335
Bald Eagle 5 88 278
Northern Harrier 4 57 198
Sharp-shinned Hawk 23 432 944
Cooper's Hawk 78 622 1005
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 7 8
Broad-winged Hawk 31 408 1145
Red-tailed Hawk 1 15 63
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 54 860 2750
Merlin 30 321 1224
Peregrine Falcon 89 621 1129
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 4 11
Unknown Raptor 0 2 4

Total: 366 4085 12096
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Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 10 hours

Official Counter: Anna Stunkel

Observers: Bill Purcell, Hal Wierenga, Harry Armistead, Julia Magill,
Katie Garst, Lynn Davidson, Rose Leong, Wes Hetrick

Weather:
Light to moderate winds were mostly from the southeast, with partly cloudy
to mostly cloudy skies and temperatures in the seventies to eighties.

Raptor Observations:
Peregrines are continuing to fly in good numbers. During the late afternoon
we had many of them passing together, and at times 6-7 birds were in sight
at once. The flight was still composed of mostly adult peregrines today,
but we saw a few young birds.

Non-raptor Observations:
Observations included:

27 Great Blue Herons
6 Greater Yellowlegs
4 Red-breasted Nuthatches
2 Brown Thrashers
2 Lesser Yellowlegs
1 Dickcissel
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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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