Date: 10/8/18 11:38 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (08 Oct 2018) 28 Raptors
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 08, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 3 3
Turkey Vulture 0 38 41
Osprey 0 22 314
Bald Eagle 2 18 151
Northern Harrier 1 7 38
Sharp-shinned Hawk 7 182 527
Cooper's Hawk 13 65 187
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 3 37
Broad-winged Hawk 0 52 2324
Red-tailed Hawk 0 8 31
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 4 94 329
Merlin 1 7 39
Peregrine Falcon 0 6 14
Unknown Accipiter 0 9 34
Unknown Buteo 0 2 6
Unknown Falcon 0 0 7
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 2 19

Total: 28 518 4101
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 13:00:00
Total observation time: 5 hours

Official Counter: David Brown, Joe Sebastiani, Kim Steininger

Observers: Bill Collins, David Brown, Joe Russell, Joe Sebastiani,
Joe Swertinski

Visitors:
3


Weather:
Overcast and foggy with light easterly winds. Count ended at 2pm due to
conditions not conducive to migration.

Raptor Observations:
A nice flight of Cooper's hawk early plus a few sharpies and falcons and
one harrier. By the afternoon the flight had completely stopped.

Non-raptor Observations:
New for season: Swamp sparrow

Red-breasted nuthatch, 3 purple finches, American redstart, Cape May
warbler, 26 monarchs

Predictions:
Warm and humid. Cloudy then some sun. High of 80F. Winds S@6 gusting 8mph.
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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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