Date: 10/3/18 4:01 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (03 Oct 2018) 74 Raptors
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 03, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 15 71
Turkey Vulture 0 29 171
Osprey 35 129 1738
Bald Eagle 6 60 220
Northern Harrier 3 5 24
Sharp-shinned Hawk 6 8 238
Cooper's Hawk 3 6 47
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 4 7
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 11 15 252
Merlin 3 9 159
Peregrine Falcon 7 24 199
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 4
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 5
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 5

Total: 74 304 3140
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Observation start time: 07:30:00
Observation end time: 14:30:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Jennifer Ottinger

Observers: Ann Dinkel, Susan Gruver, Vincent Gambal

Visitors:
Thanks Sue, Paula, Vince, Ann and Bill for helping with the count!
Visitors include Bill and Sally Fintel and their Lifelong Learning Birding
Class
36 visitors


Weather:
Clear skies, warm with temps 23-25C, light NW,N,NNE winds,
hazy with vis 15km


Raptor Observations:
Tough to find the birds in the big, blue sky today. Ospreys, six Bald
Eagles, several Accipiters and a few Falcons still moving through.
2 resident adult Bald Eagles


Non-raptor Observations:
Parasitic Jaeger, Black Scoter, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Common Tern,
Red-breasted Nuthatch, Pine Warbler.
Monarchs 54

Predictions:
Sunny, high 85F, S wind 5-10mph

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Report submitted by Jen Ottinger (<Jottinger.co...>)


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