Date: 10/9/18 2:46 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (09 Oct 2018) 43 Raptors
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, 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 4 66 122
Turkey Vulture 11 67 209
Osprey 17 346 1955
Bald Eagle 4 95 255
Northern Harrier 1 6 25
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 13 243
Cooper's Hawk 1 8 49
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 1 19 256
Merlin 0 19 169
Peregrine Falcon 1 52 227
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 5
Unknown Buteo 0 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 5
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 1 6

Total: 43 700 3536
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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: Paul Kane, Susan Gruver

Visitors:
Thanks to Sue, Paul and Dick for helping with the count today!
31 visitors


Weather:
Hot and humind, cloudy skies in the morning, turning partly cloudy in the
afternoon, temp 24-29C, very light SE,SSE winds, vis 15-18km


Raptor Observations:
Vultures and Osprey moving through, four Bald Eagles, one Harrier, a few
Sharp-shinned Hawks and a couple of falcons.
2 resident adult Bald Eagles

Non-raptor Observations:
Bonaparte's Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Common Loon, Yellow-billed
Cuckoo, Cape May Warbler, Savanna Sparrow.

Predictions:
Partly cloudy, chance of showers in the afternoon, high 78F, S wind
10-15mph

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


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