Date: 10/8/19 3:25 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (08 Oct 2019) 49 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 08, 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 14 505 3663
Bald Eagle 1 47 293
Northern Harrier 7 45 263
Sharp-shinned Hawk 4 685 2314
Cooper's Hawk 4 343 902
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 4
Broad-winged Hawk 0 101 506
Red-tailed Hawk 0 24 108
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 3 486 2883
Merlin 8 491 1758
Peregrine Falcon 8 211 532
Unknown Accipiter 0 4 4
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 2 13
Unknown Raptor 0 0 5
Mississippi Kite 0 0 3

Total: 49 2945 13251
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 14:30:00
Total observation time: 5.5 hours

Official Counter: Anna Stunkel

Observers: Harry Armistead, Kevin McGann, Megan Murante,
Michael Ferrara, Rose Leong, Wes Hetrick

Weather:
There was on and off drizzle and rain throughout the day. Strong winds were
from the east northeast, with overcast skies. Temperatures were in the high
sixties.

Raptor Observations:
Not much given the conditions, but we had some beautiful views of
low-flying raptors. A peregrine stooped several times on a Great Blue
Heron. The poor heron was quite surprised!

Non-raptor Observations:
A group of ten Marbled Godwits flew right over the platform this morning!
Other observations included:

8 Great Blue Herons
1 Wilson's Snipe
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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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