[va-bird] HSR: Kiptopeke State Park (12 Oct 2005) 920 Raptors

Kiptopeke State Park
Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 12, 2005
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Black Vulture               21             72            277
Turkey Vulture              26             50             96
Osprey                      87            580           2391
Bald Eagle                  11             78            167
Northern Harrier             6             50            331
Sharp-shinned Hawk         442           1868           3165
Cooper's Hawk               76            512           1109
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              1              3
Broad-winged Hawk           78            199            838
Red-tailed Hawk             14             52            122
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              2
American Kestrel           134            672           4519
Merlin                      14            242            965
Peregrine Falcon            10            377            594
Unknown                      1              8             58
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              1

Total:                     920           4761          14638
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Observation start time: 06:00:00 
Observation end   time: 15:30:00 
Total observation time: 9.5 hours

Official Counter: Sam Stuart

Observers:        Ariel White, Jamie Cameron, Josh Nemeth, Sue Cameron

Weather:
Mostly cloudy with some blue sky.  Cloud cover variable and during most
hours broke through quite nicely and triggered terrific spontaneous
flights.

Raptor Observations:
not flying during 100% cc

Non-raptor Observations:
lot of flyover warblers (100+) but very few stopping in Prunus scrub around
platform.
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Report submitted by Zachary N. Smith (zsgavilan@xxxxxxxxxxx)


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