Date: 10/3/19 7:12 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (03 Oct 2019) 725 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 03, 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 104 308 3466
Bald Eagle 3 8 254
Northern Harrier 10 18 236
Sharp-shinned Hawk 199 345 1974
Cooper's Hawk 134 174 733
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 1 4
Broad-winged Hawk 38 60 465
Red-tailed Hawk 0 8 92
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 107 205 2602
Merlin 90 233 1500
Peregrine Falcon 39 120 441
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: 725 1480 11786
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Observation start time: 06:00:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 10.5 hours

Official Counter: Anna Stunkel

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

Weather:
Moderate winds were generally from the northeast, with partly cloudy skies
and temperatures in the seventies to low eighties.

Raptor Observations:
There was a very strong flight in the morning, but things slowed in the
afternoon. There was a good movement of accipiters.

Non-raptor Observations:
There was a decent amount of warbler movement this morning, with American
Redstarts, Palm Warblers, and Northern Parulas on the move. A large group
of over 300 Brown Pelicans spiraled up over the bay this afternoon. Other
observations included:

16 Eastern Bluebirds
13 Bobolinks
10 Cedar Waxwings
8 White Ibises
5 Red-eyed Vireos
1 Eastern Wood-Pewee
1 Killdeer
1 Prairie Warbler
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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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