Date: 10/5/18 3:02 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (05 Oct 2018) 66 Raptors
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 05, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 23 79
Turkey Vulture 2 47 189
Osprey 50 191 1800
Bald Eagle 2 70 230
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 0 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 2 11 161
Peregrine Falcon 9 34 209
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 4
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 5
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 1 6

Total: 66 417 3253
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 14:30:00
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Official Counter: Jennifer Ottinger

Observers: Dennis Foley, Diane Kane, Paul Kane, Stephanie Warshawsky,
Susan Gruver

Visitors:
Thanks to Sue, Paul, Diane, Paula, Dennis, Stephanie, and Dick for helping
with the count!
34 visitors


Weather:
overcast, temp 21C, NE,ENE,E wind 10mph, vis 18km
low cloud ceiling and drizzle in the late afternoon

Raptor Observations:
Not a lot of raptor activity. Mostly Osprey, two Bald Eagles, a couple of
Merlin and 9 Peregrines.
2 resident adult Bald Eagles


Non-raptor Observations:
Awesome day for seawatch! We had the best Great Blue Heron migration I have
seen at Henlopen with 116 for the day.
DC Cormorant (1,820), Brown Pelican (30), Brant, Common Loon, Parasitic
Jaeger, one Am Coot sitting on the water, one Kingfisher.


Predictions:
Chance of rain in the morning, temp 71F, E wind 10mph

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


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