Date: 10/4/18 2:27 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (04 Oct 2018) 47 Raptors
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, 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 8 23 79
Turkey Vulture 16 45 187
Osprey 12 141 1750
Bald Eagle 8 68 228
Northern Harrier 0 5 24
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 8 238
Cooper's Hawk 0 6 47
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 2 2 2
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 0 15 252
Merlin 0 9 159
Peregrine Falcon 1 25 200
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: 47 351 3187
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Jennifer Ottinger

Observers: Susan Gruver

Visitors:
Thank you Sue and Bill for helping with the count today!
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Weather:
Clear skies in the morning turning partly cloudy in the afternoon, temp
24-26C, S,SSE wind 10mph, hazy with vis 10-15km


Raptor Observations:
Slow day with the south wind, several Vultures moving through, Osprey,
eight Bald Eagles, a couple of Red-shouldered Hawks, one Peregrine.
2 resident adult eagles

Non-raptor Observations:
Brant, Brown Pelican (14), Chimney Swift, Brown-headed Nuthatch,
Red-breasted Nuthatch, DC Cormorant (210).


Predictions:
Cloudy, high 72F, northeast wind 15mph. Should be better than today.

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


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