Date: 9/10/17 6:50 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (10 Sep 2017) 392 Raptors
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 10, 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 4 37 43
Bald Eagle 9 31 31
Northern Harrier 0 2 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk 10 14 15
Cooper's Hawk 7 17 17
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 334 395 402
Red-tailed Hawk 3 4 4
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 17 22 22
Merlin 5 5 5
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 3 3
Unknown Buteo 2 10 12
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 1 1

Total: 392 579 595
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Observation start time: 07:30:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 8.75 hours

Official Counter: David Brown, Hannah Greenberg

Observers: Andrew Bogust, Angie Barbato, Carol Ralph, David Brown,
George Harrison, Hank Davis, Joe Swertinski, Kelley Nunn,
Kim Steininger, Lisa Smith, Matt Sarver, Mike Moore

Visitors:
35


Weather:
Mostly sunny with north winds

Raptor Observations:
First big push of broad-winged hawks with a total of 334. Also had 5
merlins and 17 kestrels. A non-migrant adult bald eagle with green band.

Non-raptor Observations:
Common raven, common nighthawks (including one at 2:20pm), 2 double-crested
cormorants, herring gull

Predictions:
Partly cloudy with north winds. Could be another big day for broad-winged
hawks.
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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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