[va-bird] HSR: Kiptopeke State Park (01 Oct 2005) 338 Raptors

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  • Date: 03 Oct 2005 05:10:12 -0400

Kiptopeke State Park
Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 01, 2005
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Black Vulture                2              2            207
Turkey Vulture               4              4             50
Osprey                      46             46           1857
Bald Eagle                  11             11            100
Northern Harrier             4              4            285
Sharp-shinned Hawk         118            118           1415
Cooper's Hawk               39             39            636
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          1              1              3
Broad-winged Hawk            3              3            642
Red-tailed Hawk              8              8             78
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              2
American Kestrel            56             56           3903
Merlin                      24             24            747
Peregrine Falcon            20             20            237
Unknown                      2              2             52
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              1

Total:                     338            338          10215
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Observation start time: 05:30:00 
Observation end   time: 17:00:00 
Total observation time: 11.5 hours

Official Counter: Sam Stuart

Observers:        

Visitors:
Keith and Deb Gingrich, Hal Wierenga & Lynn Davidson, Harry Armistead, Sue
Ricardi, and many many more great visitors


Weather:
Very clear for most of day, winds blowing from east, but varying directions
from the east.  

Raptor Observations:
High flight, spread out and not following direct flight lines.  hard to
keep track!

Non-raptor Observations:

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Report submitted by Zachary N. Smith (zsgavilan@xxxxxxxxxxx)


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