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
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 ======================================================================== Report submitted by David Brown (<davidebrownpa...>) Ashland Nature Center information may be found at: www.delnature.org