Date: 10/11/18 4:05 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (11 Oct 2018) 109 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 11, 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 26 740 3429
Bald Eagle 0 105 295
Northern Harrier 4 64 205
Sharp-shinned Hawk 7 481 993
Cooper's Hawk 5 715 1098
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 7 8
Broad-winged Hawk 3 474 1211
Red-tailed Hawk 0 17 65
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 909 2799
Merlin 3 355 1258
Peregrine Falcon 58 800 1308
Unknown Accipiter 0 3 3
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 2 7 14
Unknown Raptor 0 3 5
Mississippi Kite 0 1 1

Total: 109 4681 12692
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Observation start time: 06:30:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter: Anna Stunkel

Observers: Bill Purcell, Eli Gross, Julia Magill, Rose Leong,
Wes Hetrick

Weather:
Blustery winds were generally from the southeast, with mostly cloudy to
overcast skies and temperatures in the mid seventies to mid eighties.
(Thank goodness a much-needed cool-off is in the forecast.)

Raptor Observations:
It was slow, but peregrines were zooming by low and close, which was nice.

Non-raptor Observations:
There continues to be an unusual lack of Monarchs. Only one was seen today.
Not much was going on non-raptor-wise, but the Red-breasted Nuthatches were
very active. At least 5-6 of them were hanging around near the feeders,
cute as can be.




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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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