Date: 10/10/18 2:05 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (10 Oct 2018) 65 Raptors
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 10, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 8 74 130
Turkey Vulture 21 88 230
Osprey 12 358 1967
Bald Eagle 8 103 263
Northern Harrier 2 8 27
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 15 245
Cooper's Hawk 3 11 52
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 2 21 258
Merlin 2 21 171
Peregrine Falcon 5 57 232
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: 65 765 3601
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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: Susan Gruver

Visitors:
Thanks to Sue and Bill for helping with the count today!
26 visitors



Weather:
Overcast turning mostly sunny, temp 24-27C, light SE,S winds, vis 15-18km


Raptor Observations:
Vultures and Osprey, 8 Bald Eagles, Harriers and a few Sharp-shinned and
Cooper's Hawks, several Peregrine Falcons. 2 resident adult Bald Eagles.


Non-raptor Observations:
Brown Pelican (10), Lesser Black-backed Gull, Common Loon, Yellow-billed
Cuckoo, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Golden-crowned Kinglet.


Predictions:
Showers with periods of heavy rain, high 80F, S wind 10-15mph
We may get a couple hours in during the morning, but it looks like a rain
out.
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Report submitted by Jen Ottinger (<Jottinger.co...>)


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