Date: 9/4/19 2:21 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (04 Sep 2019) 11 Raptors
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 04, 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 0 0
Osprey 4 26 26
Bald Eagle 1 11 11
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 2 2
Cooper's Hawk 1 5 5
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 8 8
Broad-winged Hawk 1 3 3
Red-tailed Hawk 3 5 5
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 2 2
Merlin 0 1 1
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: 11 63 63
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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: Amy White, Joe Johnson, Joe Swertinski

Visitors:
5, including the remaining birders from the morning DOS walk.


Weather:
Foggy in the first hour then clearing to mostly sunny. Moderate SW winds.

Raptor Observations:
Only a handful of migrants. The highlight of the day was when two juvenile
red-shouldered hawks, a juvenile broad-winged hawk, and a juvenile Cooper's
hawk were all soaring together low overhead.

Non-raptor Observations:
Common nighthawk, 2 ruby-throated hummingbirds, 3 monarchs.

eBird checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59513905

Predictions:
Thursday: Cloudy. High 25C. Winds NE at 10-15km/h. Expect light migration

Friday: Overcast with rain showers. High 21C. Winds NE at 15-30km/h. Expect
light migration.

Saturday: Sunny. High 26C. Winds NW at 10-15km/h. Expect light to moderate
migration (good conditions but still early in the season).
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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-2019



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