Date: 9/26/18 4:35 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (26 Sep 2018) 46 Raptors
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 26, 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 5 257 259
Bald Eagle 12 104 104
Northern Harrier 0 22 23
Sharp-shinned Hawk 14 198 199
Cooper's Hawk 1 41 41
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 29 29
Broad-winged Hawk 5 1770 1770
Red-tailed Hawk 1 17 18
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 6 181 181
Merlin 1 29 29
Peregrine Falcon 0 6 6
Unknown Accipiter 0 6 6
Unknown Buteo 0 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 6 6
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 6 6

Total: 46 2673 2678
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers: Dirk Robinson, Joe Swertinski, Kim Steininger, Peter Wilner

Visitors:
3


Weather:
Partly sunny with light to moderate SW winds. Hot and humid.

Raptor Observations:
A completely white broad-winged hawk soared with some turkey vultures and
then settled back down behind the trees near the right saddle. I was able
to obtain distant documentation shots which will be available on eBird.

Otherwise only a few broad-wings. Had a dozen migrating bald eagles plus a
few more that I didn't count. Had a small number of Accipiters and falcons.
A juvenile red-shouldered hawk streamed high overhead.

Non-raptor Observations:
Cape May warbler, common raven, 45 common nighthawks in the evening, 30
monarchs

Predictions:
Cloudy and cool with a chance of an afternoon shower. Winds NE@6 gusting
10mph.
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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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