[va-bird] HSR: Kiptopeke State Park (09 Oct 2005) 133 Raptors

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  • Date: 10 Oct 2005 05:10:54 -0400

Kiptopeke State Park
Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 09, 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                      52            445           2256
Bald Eagle                   2             55            144
Northern Harrier            10             37            318
Sharp-shinned Hawk          16           1314           2611
Cooper's Hawk               18            393            990
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              1              3
Broad-winged Hawk            5             78            717
Red-tailed Hawk              0             33            103
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              2
American Kestrel             9            453           4300
Merlin                      10            220            943
Peregrine Falcon            11            361            578
Unknown                      0              7             57
Swainson's Hawk              0              0              1

Total:                     133           3450          13327
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Observation start time: 06:00:00 
Observation end   time: 17:00:00 
Total observation time: 11 hours

Official Counter: Sam Stuart

Observers:        

Weather:
Morning was damp, spitting and very cloudy.  Clouds broke up in early
afternoon and were quick to close back up.  north-northeast winds were
weak and unsteady

Raptor Observations:
Very little happening.

Non-raptor Observations:
Nice Swift Movement throughout the day.
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Report submitted by Zachary N. Smith (zsgavilan@xxxxxxxxxxx)


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