Date: 10/4/18 1:40 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (04 Oct 2018) 48 Raptors
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 04, 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 5 8
Osprey 3 14 306
Bald Eagle 0 15 148
Northern Harrier 0 0 31
Sharp-shinned Hawk 11 71 416
Cooper's Hawk 8 35 157
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 3 37
Broad-winged Hawk 8 23 2295
Red-tailed Hawk 2 8 31
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 14 39 276
Merlin 1 1 33
Peregrine Falcon 1 1 9
Unknown Accipiter 0 8 33
Unknown Buteo 0 1 5
Unknown Falcon 0 0 7
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 1 18

Total: 48 225 3810
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers: Carol Spease, Ed Rohrbach

Visitors:
3 plus about 40 school children


Weather:
Foggy then overcast in the morning. Mostly sunny in the afternoon. Light SW
winds. Hot

Raptor Observations:
Moderate falcon and Accipiter migration. An adult peregrine was a nice
highlight during an otherwise slow morning. A few broad-wings are still
trickling through.

Non-raptor Observations:
Common raven, Swainson's thrush, 4 purple finches, magnolia warbler,
blackpoll warbler, palm warbler, yellow-rumped warbler, black-throated
green warbler, 59 monarchs

Predictions:
Mostly sunny. Winds NNE@6 gusting 9mph. High of 71F. Should be decent.
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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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