Date: 9/27/18 1:37 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (27 Sep 2018) 99 Raptors
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 27, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 3 3 3
Osprey 12 269 271
Bald Eagle 6 110 110
Northern Harrier 1 23 24
Sharp-shinned Hawk 21 219 220
Cooper's Hawk 17 58 58
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 30 30
Broad-winged Hawk 17 1787 1787
Red-tailed Hawk 1 18 19
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 16 199 199
Merlin 0 29 29
Peregrine Falcon 1 7 7
Unknown Accipiter 1 7 7
Unknown Buteo 0 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 6 6
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 2 8 8

Total: 99 2774 2779
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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

Visitors:
2


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.
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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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