Date: 9/9/17 4:31 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (09 Sep 2017) 41 Raptors
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 09, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 29 29
Turkey Vulture 0 8 8
Osprey 2 33 39
Bald Eagle 4 22 22
Northern Harrier 0 2 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 4 5
Cooper's Hawk 4 10 10
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 28 61 68
Red-tailed Hawk 0 1 1
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 2 5 5
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 3 3
Unknown Buteo 1 8 10
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 41 187 203
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Observation start time: 07:30:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers: Kim Steininger

Visitors:
16, including a few groups with the nature center naturalist


Weather:
Clear to mostly sunny. The wind was weak to moderate from the north.
Overall a pleasant day.

Raptor Observations:
A banded local Bald Eagle. First double-digit kettle of broad-wings

Non-raptor Observations:
Pair of common ravens, 32 monarchs

Predictions:
Similar weather to today. The north winds will continue with mostly sunny
skies. I expect birds to be moving but high again.
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Report submitted by David Brown (<davidebrownpa...>)
Ashland Nature Center information may be found at:
www.delnature.org


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=663
Count data submitted via Dunkadoo - Project info at:
https://dunkadoo.org/explore/delmarva-ornithological-society/ashland-hawk-count-fall-2017



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