Date: 9/15/20 3:33 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (15 Sep 2020) 151 Raptors
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 15, 2020
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 38 38
Turkey Vulture 6 80 80
Osprey 91 575 575
Bald Eagle 8 55 55
Northern Harrier 6 10 10
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 5 5
Cooper's Hawk 0 5 5
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 1 1
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 28 112 112
Merlin 8 53 53
Peregrine Falcon 2 13 13
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: 151 947 947
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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, Paula Hancock, Susan Gruver, Tom Stock,
Vincent Gambal

Visitors:
Thanks for all the awesome help today: Sue, Tom, Kevin, Vince, Chuck,
Emily, Carol, Paula, and Bill. Thanks to Joe and Ryan for stopping by.
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Weather:
Cloudy/hazy in the morning turning partly cloudy in the afternoon, temp
16-20C, NNE, ENE wind 12mph decreasing to 6mph late in the day, vis 20km

Raptor Observations:
Another nice flight of Osprey, 8 Bald Eagles, a few Harriers (five were
seen overhead at one time), a couple of Sharp-shinned, a good Kestrel
flight along with several Merlin and a couple of Peregrines. High overhead
flight today!

Non-raptor Observations:
The juvenile Lark Sparrow continues to be seen. Oystercatcher, Lesser
Black-backed Gull, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Prairie Warbler.

Predictions:
Partly sunny, high 75F, SW wind 5-10mph
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Report submitted by Jen Ottinger (<Jottinger.co...>)


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