Date: 9/24/18 4:00 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (24 Sep 2018) 364 Raptors
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 24, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 38 243 245
Bald Eagle 15 87 87
Northern Harrier 6 22 23
Sharp-shinned Hawk 25 177 178
Cooper's Hawk 5 39 39
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 28 28
Broad-winged Hawk 262 1763 1763
Red-tailed Hawk 0 16 17
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 8 174 174
Merlin 2 27 27
Peregrine Falcon 0 6 6
Unknown Accipiter 1 6 6
Unknown Buteo 0 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 6 6
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 2 6 6

Total: 364 2601 2606
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: David Brown, Joe Sebastiani, Kim Steininger

Observers: David Brown, Joe Sebastiani, Kim Steininger

Visitors:
None

Thanks to Kim Steininger (AM) and Joe Sebastiani (PM) for leading the count
today.


Weather:
Morning rain delayed the start of the count until 10am. After that overcast
with moderate to strong SE winds.

Raptor Observations:
An excellent morning broad-winged hawk flight with a total of 262 all
individuals or small groups. The good flight continued throughout the day
with a season high of ospreys (38), bald eagles (15), and northern harriers
(6).

Non-raptor Observations:
Common raven, 1,500+ blue jays, scarlet tanager, 75 Canada goose, 150 cedar
waxwing, herring gull, 15 monarchs

Predictions:
Rainy with winds SSE@14 gusting 24mph. High of 76F. Sounds miserable but
the strong winds might have some birds moving as long as the rain isn't too
heavy.
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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-2018



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