Date: 10/5/19 7:27 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (05 Oct 2019) 606 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 05, 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 49 449 3607
Bald Eagle 14 40 286
Northern Harrier 11 36 254
Sharp-shinned Hawk 188 653 2282
Cooper's Hawk 74 317 876
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 4
Broad-winged Hawk 17 96 501
Red-tailed Hawk 4 21 105
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 102 475 2872
Merlin 131 473 1740
Peregrine Falcon 14 157 478
Unknown Accipiter 0 4 4
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 2 2 13
Unknown Raptor 0 0 5
Mississippi Kite 0 0 3

Total: 606 2724 13030
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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: Bob Anderson, Hal Wierenga, Harry Armistead, Katie Garst,
Kevin McGann, Lynn Davidson, Megan Murante,
Michael Ferrara, Rose Leong, Rudy Cashwell,
Steve Thornhill, Thuy Tran, Wes Hetrick

Weather:
Moderate to strong winds were generally from the northeast, with mostly
cloudy skies and temperatures in the sixties.

Raptor Observations:
There were good numbers of accipiters, small falcons, and Bald Eagles
today.

Non-raptor Observations:
An interesting event of the day occurred when an American Bittern was seen
skulking around below the platform! There was a massive flight of hundreds
of Monarchs this morning. Other observations included:

209 northbound Northern Flickers
38 White Ibises
24 Great Blue Herons
8 Canada Geese
5 Eastern Bluebirds
3 American Black Ducks
3 Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers (FOS)
2 Common Loons (FOS)
1 American Goldfinch
1 Cliff Swallow
1 Common Nighthawk
1 Great Egret
1 House Finch
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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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