[va-bird] HSR: Kiptopeke State Park (27 Oct 2005) 703 Raptors

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  • Date: 28 Oct 2005 05:10:44 -0400

Kiptopeke State Park
Virginia, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 27, 2005
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
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Black Vulture               42            281            486
Turkey Vulture             241            924            970
Osprey                       7            886           2697
Bald Eagle                   6            203            292
Northern Harrier            16            246            527
Sharp-shinned Hawk         203           3902           5199
Cooper's Hawk               77           1282           1879
Northern Goshawk             0              2              2
Red-shouldered Hawk         36             44             46
Broad-winged Hawk            5            317            956
Red-tailed Hawk             38            221            291
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              1              3
American Kestrel            25           1414           5261
Merlin                       2            770           1493
Peregrine Falcon             5            485            702
Unknown                      0             13             63
Swainson's Hawk              0              1              2

Total:                     703          10992          20869
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Observation start time: 06:00:00 
Observation end   time: 16:00:00 
Total observation time: 10 hours

Official Counter: Sam Stuart

Observers:        

Visitors:
Bill and Peaches, Jon Dunn, Jonathan Alderfer


Weather:
partly cloudy for most of day.  Starting off clam with a light North breeze
turning to a Northwest.

Raptor Observations:
Very high flight from the get-go.  First movement of Red-shoulders is right
on schedual!

Non-raptor Observations:
Big Robin movement
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Report submitted by Zachary N. Smith (zsgavilan@xxxxxxxxxxx)


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