Observation start time: 13:00:00
Observation end time: 19:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours
Official Counter: Larry Lewis
DELAWARE NATURE SOCIETY’S NIGHTHAWK WATCH & THE LAND CONSERVANCY FOR
SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTY’S HAWK WATCH AT BUCKTOE CREEK PRESERVE
Visitors (9): Hank Davis, Patricia Jacobs, Clyde Jacobs, Mike Fowles,
Evelyn Fowles, Fran DeMillion, Beaty Broughton, Sue McLaughlin.
Thanks everyone, for coming to beautiful Bucktoe Creek Preserve!
----“Raptors” seen, but deemed not to be migrating: 3-Red-tailed Hawk,
and numerous Black (20) and Turkey Vultures (33).
TODAY’S Bucktoe Bird Blog [‘BBB’]:
Only 8 Killdeer were at the Polo Fields as I checked going past towards
Bucktoe. They were watering half of the field. I spared myself the
trouble of an ebird report. At Bucktoe, a few Cedar Waxwings were a joy to
watch feeding on Pokeberry at our feeders. Hank was out early to hopefully
get some pictures of these beauties. Patricia & Jacob were thrilled with
their presence. They were kind enough to bring me tomatoes. Somehow they
knew that gifts of food and drink are not only welcomed, but encouraged
here at Bucktoe. Mike & Evelyn showed up with their dinner. Fran, Sue,
and Beaty were out to help in the effort, too. Fran also had gifts of
food. Thanks guys!
The weather was fantastic, but the birding was slow. The two Nighthawks
seen were just fleeting looks; gone in a flash.
---- Thanks to Delaware Nature Society & The Land Conservancy for Southern
Chester County for their support, and especially, to the Brokaws, for not
only their incredible support, but gracious generosity in opening their
property to the public for this watch, and oh, so very much more!
----ADDITIONAL BIRD HIGHLIGHTS:
Common Nighthawks, Screech Owl, American Redstart, and Blue Grosbeak.
----OTHER WILDLIFE NOTED: Butterflies (10): Monarch - 10, Cabbage White,
Eastern Tiger Swallowtail, Eastern Tailed Blue, Clouded Sulphur, Orange
Sulphur, Buckeye, Red-spotted Purple, Silver-spotted Skipper, Red Admiral.
Dragonflies (4): Green Darner, Black Saddlebags, Wandering Skimmer,
Twelve-spotted Skimmer. Reptiles & Amphibians (0). Mammals (2): Eastern
Cottontail, Eastern Gray Squirrel.
----EBNT’s “Walk with Nature” ™ Program Daily Tally with our
Fitbits: This is a stationary watch, but if I stay stationary too long, I
might tend to “bulk up.” Besides, I am ever so fortunate to be walking
unaided, at all! Therefore, I keep moving (if you’ve been here, then you
know that I pace endlessly….) - my Fitbit thanks me and its part of my
“Walk with Nature” program. So, below are MY results at the watch for
the day. Your totals could all be zero, if you choose to sit and relax.
You are certainly welcome to take it easy….I simply choose not to,
affording me a panoramic view of our entire sky and a bit of exercise. So
come join our “Walk with Nature!” ™ Anyway, just for fun, here are my
numbers at the site for today (join me, if you wish): Miles: .46; Steps:
1,075; Floors: 0.
----“SEASON’S BIRD SPECIES LIST” – we at Bucktoe are not just a
Hawk Watch, but conduct a migration tally from the site. We include it
here, from time to time (about once a week), to let you know what else
we’re seeing here at the Bucktoe Watch. Our tally board, on site, will
feature an approximation (very rough, best “guestimate,” – searching
for Hawks must remain our primary focus) for totals of each species seen
for “The Watch” year. The overall list for the season from the watch
will be part of the large weekly “blog,” if you’ve signed up for
TOTAL SPECIES – Identified from watch site: today: 41; this season:
NEW SPECIES ADDED TODAY TO THIS YEAR’S “WATCH SPECIES LIST (2):”
Screech Owl, American Redstart.
Tomorrow’s flight looks like it might be ok, with light southwest winds
and plenty of sun,
Come join us, folks! We’re here every day thru Nov. 30, 9am thru 3pm.
Rain or shine. Additionally, thru Sept. 3, I will be here 5pm till dark
for the “Nighthawk Watch.”
This report is being sent individually to participants and people deemed to
be interested parties. If you wish off the list, kindly notify me and you
will be removed. However, this one mailing list is how I notify every one
of our events, our walk schedule, tours and rare birds.
The Hawk Watch at Bucktoe Creek Preserve is sponsored by THE LAND
CONSERVANCY FOR SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTY. While the Nighthawk Watch is
sponsored by Delaware Nature Society. Please contact us at
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Report submitted by Larry Lewis (<earlybirdtours...>)