Date: 9/22/18 3:36 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (22 Sep 2018) 445 Raptors
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 22, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 6 32 32
Turkey Vulture 11 97 97
Osprey 251 1121 1121
Bald Eagle 15 71 71
Northern Harrier 5 7 7
Sharp-shinned Hawk 22 48 48
Cooper's Hawk 3 14 14
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 1 2 2
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 52 158 158
Merlin 34 79 79
Peregrine Falcon 45 69 69
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 3 3

Total: 445 1701 1701
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Jennifer Ottinger

Observers: Ann Dinkel, Art Zdancewic, Kevin Bronson, Susan Gruver

Visitors:
thank you to Kevin, Art, Eric, Ann and Bill for all their great help in
spotting those high flying Raptors.
38 visitors


Weather:
wind W/NNW/N/NE at 4-9, temp. 24-26c., clcv 40-90%, visb 15-18k.,

Raptor Observations:
our best flight of Osprey, and the Falcons put on a nice show. 15 B. Eagle
and our two residents. Many Osprey and Falcons coming in high over us.
Raptors were coming at us in all directions.

Non-raptor Observations:
we didn't spend much time on the others, too busy finding the raptors.
9-GBHE, 8 Chimney Swift, Brown-Headed Nuthatches

Predictions:
60% chance of showers, 66, wind NE 10-15
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Report submitted by Sue Gruver (<srgruver...>)


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