Date: 9/30/18 3:45 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (30 Sep 2018) 373 Raptors
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 30, 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 6 290 292
Bald Eagle 6 133 133
Northern Harrier 3 30 31
Sharp-shinned Hawk 38 344 345
Cooper's Hawk 29 122 122
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 3 34 34
Broad-winged Hawk 253 2272 2272
Red-tailed Hawk 2 22 23
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 17 235 235
Merlin 2 32 32
Peregrine Falcon 0 8 8
Unknown Accipiter 10 25 25
Unknown Buteo 2 4 4
Unknown Falcon 0 7 7
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 2 17 17

Total: 373 3578 3583
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Observation start time: 06:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 10.5 hours

Official Counter: David Brown, Joe Francis

Observers: David Brown, Kim Steininger

Visitors:
30. Thanks to everyone who helped spot birds today.


Weather:
Clear skies with light winds

Raptor Observations:
A nice morning liftoff of broad-winged hawks in distant kettles (total of
253). Great day for Accipiters with 38 sharpies and 29 Coops and 10 Unid.
Acc. The flight slowed considerable mid-day probably due to the shifting
winds and also to difficulty spotting high birds in the blue sky.

Non-raptor Observations:
400 blue jays, 20 common nighthawks, blue-headed vireo, 3 red-breasted
nuthatches, ruby-crowned kinglet, 7 purple finches, Nashville warbler,
American redstart, Northern parula, magnolia warbler, blackpoll warbler,
black-throated blue warbler, palm warbler

Predictions:
Mostly sunny. Winds SE@6 gusting 9mph. High of 79F. Sounds like another
beautiful day but might be fewer migrants due to the headwind.
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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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