Date: 10/9/18 1:57 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (09 Oct 2018) 63 Raptors
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 09, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 3 3
Turkey Vulture 5 43 46
Osprey 5 27 319
Bald Eagle 3 21 154
Northern Harrier 0 7 38
Sharp-shinned Hawk 5 187 532
Cooper's Hawk 15 80 202
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 4 38
Broad-winged Hawk 14 66 2338
Red-tailed Hawk 1 9 32
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 8 102 337
Merlin 5 12 44
Peregrine Falcon 1 7 15
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: 63 581 4164
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers: Bob Brown, Eric Hartshaw, Joe Swertinski

Visitors:
7


Weather:
Foggy and overcast in the morning becoming partly sunny in the afternoon.
Light SW winds.

Raptor Observations:
Moderate numbers of Accipiters and falcons. More Cooper's hawks than
Sharpies again. Still getting broad-winged hawks (14). An adult peregrine
falcon came over low in the afternoon and soared around for 15 minutes
before streaming off. A merlin ripped by at treetop level as I headed down
the hill at the end of the day.

Non-raptor Observations:
SPOTTED LANTERNFLY, 3 cormorants, 4 purple finches, blackpoll warbler,
multiple palm and yellow-rumped warblers, 25 monarchs

Predictions:
Mostly cloudy. Warm and humid. High of 81F. Winds SSE@6 gusting 8mph. I
expect low to moderate migration.

Friday and Saturday are looking like the next potentially great days.
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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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