Date: 9/3/17 2:25 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (03 Sep 2017) 95 Raptors
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 03, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 11 11 11
Osprey 59 77 77
Bald Eagle 12 17 17
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 4 4
Cooper's Hawk 5 6 6
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 3 3 3
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 0
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 1 2 2
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 1 1

Total: 95 121 121
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Susan Gruver

Observers: Kevin Bronson

Visitors:
Big thank you to Kevin for his help today. 34 visitors


Weather:
temp. 19-23 c., clcv 100-50%., visb. 15-20k., winds NNW/NW at 4-5.
first 2 hours was totally overcast and with a few light rain showers. Sun
came at 11 am

Raptor Observations:
all the Bald Eagles came in to the South of us over the Great Dune and many
were greeted by one of our local adults and he/she chased them on their
way. TV's also came in off the water to the south and continued on. Osprey
were coming in from all directions.

Non-raptor Observations:
2-Common Night Hawks flew right over our heads. 12 Brown Pelicans. We heard
a Bobwhite calling near the platform.

Predictions:
Sunny 79 degrees, Sw winds at 5-10 mph
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Report submitted by Sue Gruver (<srgruver...>)


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