Date: 10/10/18 3:12 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (10 Oct 2018) 128 Raptors
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, 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 12 15 15
Turkey Vulture 49 92 95
Osprey 6 33 325
Bald Eagle 5 26 159
Northern Harrier 0 7 38
Sharp-shinned Hawk 16 203 548
Cooper's Hawk 14 94 216
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 7 11 45
Broad-winged Hawk 1 67 2339
Red-tailed Hawk 8 17 40
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 8 110 347
Merlin 1 13 45
Peregrine Falcon 1 8 16
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: 128 709 4294
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers: Sally O'Byrne

Visitors:
30, including a group of about 20 students that Joe Sebastiani brought by


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

Raptor Observations:
Continuing good numbers of Accipiters and falcons. Starting to see some
late-season migration with red-shoulders, red-tails, and large migrating
kettles of vultures. One broad-winged hawk.

Non-raptor Observations:
2 common ravens, 8 purple finches, American redstart, Cape May warbler, 15
monarchs

Predictions:
Rain. Count will probably not be held.

Friday could be good with very strong NW winds. Saturday is looking good as
well.
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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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