Date: 9/29/18 4:20 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (29 Sep 2018) 288 Raptors
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 29, 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 7 284 286
Bald Eagle 9 127 127
Northern Harrier 2 27 28
Sharp-shinned Hawk 56 306 307
Cooper's Hawk 19 93 93
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 31 31
Broad-winged Hawk 168 2019 2019
Red-tailed Hawk 1 20 21
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 10 220 220
Merlin 0 30 30
Peregrine Falcon 0 8 8
Unknown Accipiter 7 15 15
Unknown Buteo 1 2 2
Unknown Falcon 1 7 7
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 6 15 15

Total: 288 3207 3212
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Observation start time: 06:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 11 hours

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers: Andy Dunn, Carol Ralph, Cindy Bonnes, Dirk Robinson,
Jim Lewis, Joe Swertinski, John Dunn, Kim Steininger,
Peter Wilner

Visitors:
30


Weather:
Mostly sunny with light NW winds.

Raptor Observations:
A steady flight most of the day but most birds were extremely high or
extremely distant. A few small kettles of broad-wings for a total of 168. A
good accipiter flight with 56 sharpies and 19 Coops. A peregrine falcon was
seen flying the wrong direction at the very end of the day.

Non-raptor Observations:
100 Canada geese, 35 common nighthawks, 1 ruby-throated hummingbird, all
the woodpeckers including red-headed and FOS yellow-bellied sapsucker, 300
blue jays, 2 common ravens, red-breasted nuthatch, 5 purple finches,
northern parula, black-throated green warbler

Predictions:
Mostly sunny with light NE winds shifting to S by the afternoon. Chance of
morning fog. High of 73F
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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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