Observation start time: 08:00:00 Observation end time: 14:00:00 Total observation time: 5.75 hours
Official Counter: David Brown
Observers: Bob Rufe, Carol Spease, Joe Sebastiani, Laura Miller, Nina DePinto, Sally O'Byrne
Weather: Warm and mostly sunny. Light winds most of the day picking up from the west midday.
Raptor Observations: Some migratory broad-winged hawks and ospreys. Numerous local red-shouldered hawks and vultures all day
Non-raptor Observations: A common nighthawk in the full sun of the morning was a treat. Also saw multiple Baltimore orioles, eastern kingbirds, bobolinks, and cedar waxwings.
Predictions: Partly cloudy with moderate north winds and slightly cooler. Come join us for the first official day of the count! My name is David Brown from Montoursville, Pennsylvania and I am looking forward to meeting everyone and having a great season as the official counter at Ashland for fall 2017. ======================================================================== Report submitted by David Brown (<davidebrownpa...>) Ashland Nature Center information may be found at: www.delnature.org