Date: 10/11/18 1:36 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (11 Oct 2018) 48 Raptors
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 11, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 5 20 20
Turkey Vulture 10 102 105
Osprey 6 39 331
Bald Eagle 1 27 160
Northern Harrier 0 7 38
Sharp-shinned Hawk 12 215 560
Cooper's Hawk 1 95 217
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 11 45
Broad-winged Hawk 0 67 2339
Red-tailed Hawk 2 19 42
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 9 119 354
Merlin 1 14 46
Peregrine Falcon 1 9 17
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: 48 757 4340
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers: David Beattie

Visitors:
3


Weather:
Rainy in the morning then mostly cloudy. Winds light to moderate from the
SW.

Raptor Observations:
Sharpies, kestrels, and ospreys in the late morning. The flight slowed
considerably in the afternoon. A peregrine falcon soared around and glided
off at the end of the count.

Non-raptor Observations:
6 purple finches, 1 monarch

Predictions:
Partly cloudy then clear. Winds NW@14 gusting 26mph. High 64F. Looking like
excellent conditions for a long day of fall hawk watching.
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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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