Observation start time: 08:00:00 Observation end time: 17:00:00 Total observation time: 8.5 hours
Official Counter: David Brown
Observers: Dirk Robinson, Joe Sebastiani, Joe Swertinski, Kim Steininger
Visitors: 55, including two groups of school children
Weather: Mostly cloudy with light NE winds. Cool in the morning then warm in the afternoon during periods of sun.
Raptor Observations: A decent flight of Accipiters and falcons as well as ospreys and eagles. 64 broad-winged hawks came through in small groups.
Non-raptor Observations: 10 common nighthawks, 2 ruby-throated hummingbirds, 400 blue jays, 2 common ravens, purple finch, northern parula, 150 monarchs
Predictions: Mostly sunny with winds NW@7 gusting 9 mph. It should be excellent conditions for hawk watching. This might be our last chance at getting a large number of broad-winged hawks. ======================================================================== Report submitted by David Brown (<davidebrownpa...>) Ashland Nature Center information may be found at: www.delnature.org