Observation start time: 07:00:00 Observation end time: 17:00:00 Total observation time: 9.5 hours
Official Counter: David Brown
Observers: Dirk Robinson, Joe Sebastiani, Joe Swertinski, Kim Steininger
Weather: Mostly sunny with light NW winds.
Raptor Observations: Great conditions for raptor migration. Two adult red-shouldered hawks perched together on the kestrel box. A juvenile broad-winged hawks soared over low in the morning. The Accipiter flight was very strong in the afternoon but the flight height made spotting and identification very difficult.
Non-raptor Observations: New for season: white-throated sparrow
40 common nighthawks, common raven, 2 purple finch, American redstart, 2 blackpoll warbler, black-throated green warbler, 145 monarchs
Predictions: Mix of sun and clouds. Winds SSW@6 gusting 9mph. High of 83F. The unfavorable winds will probably make it a slow day for migrants. ======================================================================== Report submitted by David Brown (<davidebrownpa...>) Ashland Nature Center information may be found at: www.delnature.org