Date: 10/4/19 6:40 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (04 Oct 2019) 638 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 04, 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 92 400 3558
Bald Eagle 18 26 272
Northern Harrier 7 25 243
Sharp-shinned Hawk 120 465 2094
Cooper's Hawk 69 243 802
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 4
Broad-winged Hawk 19 79 484
Red-tailed Hawk 9 17 101
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 168 373 2770
Merlin 109 342 1609
Peregrine Falcon 23 143 464
Unknown Accipiter 4 4 4
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: 638 2118 12424
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Observation start time: 06:30:00
Observation end time: 17:30:00
Total observation time: 11 hours

Official Counter: Anna Stunkel

Observers: Betsy Foster, Bob Anderson, Bob Rineer, Chris Foster,
Hal Wierenga, Harry Armistead, Joe Beatty, Lynn Davidson,
Megan Murante, Rose Leong, Steve Thornhill, Thuy Tran,
Wes Hetrick

Weather:
Moderate winds were mainly from the northeast, with mostly clear skies and
temperatures in the seventies.

Raptor Observations:
There was a decent flight, with birds flying very high for most of the day.

Non-raptor Observations:
There was an excellent Great Blue Heron flight, with 100 birds (this is an
exact count) passing by the platform. The flight included one single flock
of 42 birds. All of these herons passed by in the morning. A number of Palm
Warblers were in the area. Other observations included:

5 Wood Ducks
2 Great Egrets
2 Pileated Woodpeckers
1 Barn Swallow
1 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
1 Caspian Tern
1 Yellow-rumped Warbler (FOS; so it begins!)
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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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