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