Date: 10/3/18 4:29 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (03 Oct 2018) 104 Raptors
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, 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 0 0
Turkey Vulture 5 5 8
Osprey 8 11 303
Bald Eagle 5 15 148
Northern Harrier 0 0 31
Sharp-shinned Hawk 31 59 404
Cooper's Hawk 19 27 149
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 3 37
Broad-winged Hawk 7 15 2287
Red-tailed Hawk 1 6 29
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 18 25 262
Merlin 0 0 32
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 8
Unknown Accipiter 8 8 33
Unknown Buteo 1 1 5
Unknown Falcon 0 0 7
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 1 18

Total: 104 176 3761
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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

Visitors:
12


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.
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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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