Observation start time: 07:00:00 Observation end time: 15:00:00 Total observation time: 7.75 hours
Official Counter: David Brown
Observers: Dirk Robinson, Jeff Chambers, Jim Lewis, Karen Barker, Kim Steininger
Weather: The morning was cool and partly sunny with moderate northerly winds. The afternoon became overcast and still.
Raptor Observations: A good flight from the morning into the early afternoon. 17 Cooper's hawks was the first big push of the season. There was a decent Accipiter and falcon flight overall plus a few small groups of broadwings. We counted a few turkey vultures as migrants for the first time this season as well.
No flight for the last few hours of the count when we lost the wind and the skies were overcast. Finished at 99 migrants.
Non-raptor Observations: 250 Canada geese, 1250 blue jays, 2 common ravens, Cape May warbler, yellow-rumped warbler, 90 monarchs
Predictions: Morning showers then cloudy. Some sun in the afternoon. Winds WNW@7 gusting 9mph. High of 72. ======================================================================== Report submitted by David Brown (<davidebrownpa...>) Ashland Nature Center information may be found at: www.delnature.org