Date: 9/28/18 3:17 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (28 Sep 2018) 145 Raptors
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 28, 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 3 3
Osprey 8 277 279
Bald Eagle 8 118 118
Northern Harrier 2 25 26
Sharp-shinned Hawk 31 250 251
Cooper's Hawk 16 74 74
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 30 30
Broad-winged Hawk 64 1851 1851
Red-tailed Hawk 1 19 20
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 11 210 210
Merlin 1 30 30
Peregrine Falcon 1 8 8
Unknown Accipiter 1 8 8
Unknown Buteo 0 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 6 6
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 9 9

Total: 145 2919 2924
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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.
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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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