Date: 9/15/20 3:54 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (15 Sep 2020) 329 Raptors
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, 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 49 49
Turkey Vulture 0 311 311
Osprey 3 126 126
Bald Eagle 7 95 95
Northern Harrier 5 21 21
Sharp-shinned Hawk 12 21 21
Cooper's Hawk 5 34 34
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 26 26
Broad-winged Hawk 270 385 385
Red-tailed Hawk 6 59 59
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 19 157 157
Merlin 1 16 16
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 329 1302 1302
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Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers: Camille Cresci, Dan Walker, David Beattie, Jeff Chambers,
Kim Steininger, Lana Glass, Michael Moore, Sally O'Byrne,
Sharon Helmerich, Walt Blackwell

Visitors:
10


Weather:
Cloudless skies with haze from the wildfires out west. Overall cool. Light
to moderate northeasterly winds.

Raptor Observations:
Early liftoff of a handful of broad-wings. Some large kettles mid-morning
but all extremely distant. Slow in the afternoon. Total of 270 broad-wings.
Otherwise moderate migration including 5 harriers, 12 sharpies and 5 Coops,
19 kestrels and a merlin.

Non-raptor Observations:
Common Nighthawk, 2 Common Ravens, 2 Red-breasted Nuthatches, 4 Purple
Finches, Bobolink, Cape May Warbler, 47 monarchs.

New species for season: Cape May Warbler, Purple Finch.

eBird: https://ebird.org/checklist/S73641283

Predictions:
Wednesday: Generally sunny. High 24C. Winds S at 10-15km/h. Unfavorable
wind direction but broad-wings could be moving if it stays light. Expect
light to moderate migration.

Thursday: Cloudy. high 25C. Winds light and variable. Expect light
migration.

Friday: Morning showers then cloudy. High 19C. Winds NNE at 15-25km/h.
Expect light to moderate migration.
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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-2020



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