Date: 10/2/19 5:59 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (02 Oct 2019) 302 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 02, 2019
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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 42 204 3362
Bald Eagle 0 5 251
Northern Harrier 4 8 226
Sharp-shinned Hawk 90 146 1775
Cooper's Hawk 6 40 599
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 3
Broad-winged Hawk 4 22 427
Red-tailed Hawk 0 8 92
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 87 98 2495
Merlin 60 143 1410
Peregrine Falcon 9 81 402
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 11
Unknown Raptor 0 0 5
Mississippi Kite 0 0 3

Total: 302 755 11061
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Observation start time: 06:30:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 10 hours

Official Counter: Anna Stunkel

Observers: Betsy Foster, Bob Rineer, Brian Taber, Chris Foster,
Hal Wierenga, Harry Armistead, Joe Beatty, Lynn Davidson,
Rose Leong, Wes Hetrick

Weather:
Light winds were mainly from the southwest, with mostly clear skies and
record high temperatures in the seventies soaring to high eighties. Ugh,
can't wait for the next cold front!

Raptor Observations:
Despite the heat, there was a fairly good flight for the conditions. Birds
were passing low, and there was good diversity. On separate occasions, two
Merlins zoomed very close to the platform!

Non-raptor Observations:
Two Great Horned Owls were dueting behind the platform early this morning.
Later in the afternoon, there was a sudden cacophony of crows presumably
mobbing the owl(s) in the same general area. Two Belted Kingfishers were
seen.
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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-2019


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