Date: 10/9/19 4:50 pm
From: reports--- via VA-bird <va-bird...>
Subject: [VA-bird] Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (09 Oct 2019) 135 Raptors
Kiptopeke Hawkwatch
Tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore, Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 09, 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 33 538 3696
Bald Eagle 6 53 299
Northern Harrier 8 53 271
Sharp-shinned Hawk 8 693 2322
Cooper's Hawk 42 385 944
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 4
Broad-winged Hawk 0 101 506
Red-tailed Hawk 3 27 111
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 16 502 2899
Merlin 10 501 1768
Peregrine Falcon 8 219 540
Unknown Accipiter 0 4 4
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 1 3 14
Unknown Raptor 0 0 5
Mississippi Kite 0 0 3

Total: 135 3080 13386
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Observation start time: 06:30:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 10.5 hours

Official Counter: Anna Stunkel

Observers: Bob Anderson, Harry Armistead, Joe Beatty, Kevin McGann,
Megan Murante, Michael Ferrara, Rose Leong, Thuy Tran,
Wes Hetrick

Weather:
Moderate winds were generally from the northeast, with overcast skies and
temperatures in the sixties (but with a lower, autumnal windchill).

Raptor Observations:
Still rather slow, but we had a decent flight of Cooper's Hawks. Birds were
high-flying in the afternoon.

Non-raptor Observations:
There were many warblers in the dog fennel and nearby trees throughout much
of the day. In particular, there were plenty of Palm Warblers,
Yellow-rumped Warblers, and Northern Parulas. This morning, two Turkey
Vultures and two Black Vultures perched on the t-pole together. Other
highlights of the day included:

5 Great Blue Herons
4 Canada Geese
3 Cedar Waxwings
2 American Goldfinches
2 Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers
1 Magnolia Warbler
1 Pileated Woodpecker
1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet (FOS)
1 Swamp Sparrow (FOS)
1 Tennessee Warbler
1 White-throated Sparrow (FOS)
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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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