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
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. ======================================================================== Report submitted by David Brown (<davidebrownpa...>) Ashland Nature Center information may be found at: www.delnature.org