Date: 10/10/18 5:47 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (10 Oct 2018) 154 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 10, 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 30 714 3403
Bald Eagle 0 105 295
Northern Harrier 0 60 201
Sharp-shinned Hawk 9 474 986
Cooper's Hawk 17 710 1093
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 7 8
Broad-winged Hawk 12 471 1208
Red-tailed Hawk 0 17 65
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 11 908 2798
Merlin 6 352 1255
Peregrine Falcon 66 742 1250
Unknown Accipiter 0 3 3
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 1 5 12
Unknown Raptor 1 3 5
Mississippi Kite 1 1 1

Total: 154 4572 12583
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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, Eli Gross, Julia Magill, Ned Brinkley,
Rose Leong, Rudy Cashwell, Wes Hetrick

Weather:
Light winds in the morning became moderate and gusty in the afternoon. Wind
direction was mostly from the south southeast. Temperatures were in the
seventies to mid eighties.

Raptor Observations:
The highlight of the day was a Mississippi Kite at 8:32 am EST. The bird
passed by low and not too distant on the east side of the platform. The day
was otherwise slow, but we had a nice show of very low peregrines flying
over the platform in beautiful late afternoon light.

Non-raptor Observations:
A beautiful adult Eastern Ratsnake was seen slithering towards and
eventually under the platform today. Several Red-breasted Nuthatches were
fluttering around near the feeder. Other observations included:

18 Blue Jays
1 Baltimore Oriole
1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird, at the feeders
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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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