Date: 10/6/18 2:13 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (06 Oct 2018) 82 Raptors
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 06, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 3 3 3
Turkey Vulture 25 38 41
Osprey 2 19 311
Bald Eagle 1 16 149
Northern Harrier 2 4 35
Sharp-shinned Hawk 21 148 493
Cooper's Hawk 3 43 165
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 3 37
Broad-winged Hawk 14 45 2317
Red-tailed Hawk 0 8 31
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 7 75 312
Merlin 2 5 37
Peregrine Falcon 1 3 11
Unknown Accipiter 0 9 34
Unknown Buteo 1 2 6
Unknown Falcon 0 0 7
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 1 18

Total: 82 422 4007
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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: David Beattie, Maureen Markow

Visitors:
15


Weather:
Overcast with light southerly winds. A brighter period in the early
afternoon then dark again with some late day mist.

Raptor Observations:
Not great conditions but some Accipiters plus all 3 falcons. Some small
groups of broad-winged hawks for a total of 14. Some late day migrant
vulture kettles.

Non-raptor Observations:
Not much of a morning flight but decent songbird activity in the trees and
feeders. Blue-headed vireo, 4 purple finches, Nashville warbler, American
redstart, Magnolia warbler, bay-breasted warbler, 2 palm warblers, 10
yellow-rumped warblers, black-throated green warbler

Predictions:
Low clouds and fog in the morning then some sun. Winds SSW@6 gusting 8.
High of 81F. Sounds mediocre.
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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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