Date: 10/17/20 1:35 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (17 Oct 2020) 55 Raptors
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 17, 2020
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 73 173
Turkey Vulture 7 134 332
Osprey 14 553 1603
Bald Eagle 11 167 374
Northern Harrier 2 89 128
Sharp-shinned Hawk 14 874 1105
Cooper's Hawk 1 133 177
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 10 10
Broad-winged Hawk 0 16 17
Red-tailed Hawk 1 30 41
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 2 268 529
Merlin 1 164 308
Peregrine Falcon 1 202 239
Unknown Accipiter 0 4 5
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 3 10
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 9 12
Mississippi Kite 0 0 1
Swainson's Hawk 0 1 1

Total: 55 2730 5065
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Observation start time: 07:30:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Official Counter: Bruce Peterjohn, Susan Gruver

Observers: Bruce Peterjohn, Paula Hancock, Ruth Ann Kaufman

Visitors:
thank you to Bruce and Ruthann,Paula, Carol and Kim. 38 visitors


Weather:
wind NNW/N/NNW/NW at 12-15 mph, temp 11-15c, clcv zero all day, visb 20k

Raptor Observations:
slow migration. 11 B. Eagle, Osprey and Sharp-Shinned hawks

Non-raptor Observations:
more slow migration. 19 Brown Pelican, Pine Siskins, 596 DD Cormorants

Predictions:
intervals of clouds and sun shine, high 67, Wind ESE 10-15. Not good for
migration at Cape.
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Report submitted by Sue Gruver (<srgruver...>)


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