[va-bird] HSR: Kiptopeke State Park (07 Oct 2005) 58 Raptors

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  • Date: 08 Oct 2005 06:10:41 -0400

Kiptopeke State Park
Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 07, 2005
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Black Vulture                0             35            240
Turkey Vulture               0             18             64
Osprey                      26            391           2202
Bald Eagle                   1             53            142
Northern Harrier             1             27            308
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0           1298           2595
Cooper's Hawk                0            375            972
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              1              3
Broad-winged Hawk            0             73            712
Red-tailed Hawk              0             33            103
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              2
American Kestrel             3            444           4291
Merlin                       2            209            932
Peregrine Falcon            25            348            565
Unknown                      0              7             57
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              1

Total:                      58           3312          13189
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Observation start time: 07:00:00 
Observation end   time: 15:00:00 
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Sam Stuart

Observers:        

Visitors:
Birding and Wildlife festival participence.  Hal & Lynn, Harry A., Bob R., 


Weather:
100% Cloud cover, winds from Southsoutheast and wip'n!  Off and on drizzle
in the morning, then occasional showers then just raining.  

Raptor Observations:
PEFA's hunting, but still moving a little.  OSPR also on the move but only
lasting through the early morning.  On NOHA came in close, saw us did a
quick "about-face" and flew off again North...my sentiments exactely.

Non-raptor Observations:


Predictions:
More of the same
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Report submitted by Zachary N. Smith (zsgavilan@xxxxxxxxxxx)


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