Date: 9/3/19 2:10 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (03 Sep 2019) 30 Raptors
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 03, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 5 5
Osprey 25 42 42
Bald Eagle 1 3 3
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 1 1
Cooper's Hawk 0 1 1
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 0
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 2 2
Merlin 2 2 2
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 30 56 56
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Jennifer Ottinger

Observers: Kevin Bronson, Susan Gruver, Vincent Gambal

Visitors:
Thanks to Sue, Kevin, Vince, Dawnel and Bill for assisting with the count
today!
16 visitors


Weather:
Clear turning mostly cloudy in the early afternoon and clearing again, temp
23-25C, NE wind in the morning turning E at 7-9 mph in the afternoon, vis
20km

Raptor Observations:
Good flight of Osprey in the morning, a sub-adult Bald Eagle and one
Sharp-shinned Hawk, one Kestrel and our first 2 Merlin. The afternoon
flight slowed after the wind shifted to the east.

Non-raptor Observations:
Brown Pelican, Black Scoter, Barn Swallow, and a Willow Flycatcher singing
near the parking lot in the morning.

Predictions:
Sunny, high 87F, S wind 10-15mph

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


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