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9/22/19 2:25 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (22 Sep 2019) 51 Raptors
9/22/19 12:58 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (22 Sep 2019) 25 Raptors
9/21/19 4:38 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (21 Sep 2019) 65 Raptors
9/21/19 2:44 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (21 Sep 2019) 80 Raptors
9/21/19 6:57 am Andy Ednie, Claymont, DE. <000006be14ba5998-dmarc-request...> [de-birds] RBA: Birdline Delaware, September 20th, 2019
9/20/19 4:08 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (20 Sep 2019) 142 Raptors
9/20/19 3:25 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (20 Sep 2019) 81 Raptors
9/19/19 3:08 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (19 Sep 2019) 34 Raptors
9/19/19 2:14 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (19 Sep 2019) 67 Raptors
9/18/19 2:50 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (18 Sep 2019) 264 Raptors
9/18/19 2:33 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (18 Sep 2019) 139 Raptors
9/17/19 7:31 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (17 Sep 2019) 100 Raptors
9/17/19 5:13 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (17 Sep 2019) 83 Raptors
9/17/19 3:44 pm William Young <wayoung04...> [de-birds] Lancaster County Bird-A-Thon
9/17/19 7:00 am Christopher Bennett <cpb2564...> [de-birds] DOS Fieldtrip - Milford Neck Migrants
9/16/19 1:33 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (16 Sep 2019) 273 Raptors
9/16/19 1:25 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (16 Sep 2019) 101 Raptors
9/15/19 5:42 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (15 Sep 2019) 28 Raptors
9/15/19 3:13 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (15 Sep 2019) 105 Raptors
9/14/19 7:36 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (14 Sep 2019) 15 Raptors
9/14/19 1:52 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (14 Sep 2019) 24 Raptors
9/13/19 7:27 pm Andy Ednie, Claymont, DE. <000006be14ba5998-dmarc-request...> [de-birds] RBA: Birdline Delaware, September 13th, 2019
9/13/19 5:33 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (13 Sep 2019) 23 Raptors
9/13/19 3:06 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (13 Sep 2019) 14 Raptors
9/12/19 5:35 pm Andy Ednie, Claymont, DE. <000006be14ba5998-dmarc-request...> [de-birds] Memorial Service for Sophie Homsey, 09/22/2019
9/12/19 2:41 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (12 Sep 2019) 112 Raptors
9/12/19 2:23 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (12 Sep 2019) 30 Raptors
9/12/19 7:39 am Alice Mohrman <alice...> [de-birds] Bird Walk at Abbott's Mill Nature Center: Thurs. Sept. 19
9/11/19 5:39 pm William Young <wayoung04...> [de-birds] Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge
9/11/19 3:24 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (11 Sep 2019) 14 Raptors
9/11/19 1:39 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (11 Sep 2019) 35 Raptors
9/11/19 1:34 pm Anthony Gonzon <000006c8652c0e76-dmarc-request...> [de-birds] Monthly DOS Meeting - Wednesday, September 18
9/11/19 3:13 am Richard Julian <rwjulian66...> [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Tuesday Sept. 10 Bird Walk sightings
9/10/19 4:00 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (10 Sep 2019) 28 Raptors
9/10/19 2:32 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (10 Sep 2019) 28 Raptors
9/9/19 5:29 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (09 Sep 2019) 43 Raptors
9/9/19 2:33 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (09 Sep 2019) 115 Raptors
9/8/19 2:25 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (08 Sep 2019) 165 Raptors
9/8/19 2:09 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (08 Sep 2019) 20 Raptors
9/7/19 4:26 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (07 Sep 2019) 118 Raptors
9/7/19 2:57 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (07 Sep 2019) 41 Raptors
9/6/19 11:44 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (06 Sep 2019) 7 Raptors
9/5/19 4:10 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (05 Sep 2019) 35 Raptors
9/5/19 2:05 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (05 Sep 2019) 14 Raptors
9/5/19 4:29 am Richard Julian <rwjulian66...> [de-birds] Cape Henlopen State Park Tuesday Bird Walks Start Sept. 10
9/4/19 3:14 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (04 Sep 2019) 11 Raptors
9/4/19 2:21 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (04 Sep 2019) 11 Raptors
9/3/19 3:22 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (03 Sep 2019) 16 Raptors
9/3/19 2:10 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (03 Sep 2019) 30 Raptors
9/2/19 3:06 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (02 Sep 2019) 22 Raptors
9/2/19 2:45 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (02 Sep 2019) 10 Raptors
9/1/19 4:04 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (01 Sep 2019) 26 Raptors
9/1/19 3:18 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (01 Sep 2019) 4 Raptors
8/30/19 6:48 pm Andy Ednie, Claymont, DE. <000006be14ba5998-dmarc-request...> [de-birds] RBA: Birdline Delaware, August 30th, 2019
8/30/19 10:50 am joe sebastiani <joe...> [de-birds] Delaware Nature Society Free Bird Walks
8/29/19 12:54 pm Bennett, Chris (DNREC) <Chris.Bennett...> [de-birds] Last Night's Evening Heronry Survey
8/26/19 8:48 am Bennett, Chris (DNREC) <Chris.Bennett...> [de-birds] Evening Heronry Survey Wednesday
8/23/19 7:06 pm Andy Ednie, Claymont, DE. <000006be14ba5998-dmarc-request...> [de-birds] RBA: Birdline Delaware, August 23rd, 2019
 
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Date: 9/22/19 2:25 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (22 Sep 2019) 51 Raptors
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 22, 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 24 24
Osprey 1 116 116
Bald Eagle 10 115 115
Northern Harrier 0 20 20
Sharp-shinned Hawk 24 211 211
Cooper's Hawk 1 48 48
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 4 61 61
Broad-winged Hawk 6 429 429
Red-tailed Hawk 2 72 72
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 69 69
Merlin 1 20 20
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 6 6
Unknown Buteo 1 5 5
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 1 1

Total: 51 1198 1198
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Bob Rufe, Kim Steininger

Observers: Andy Westerbarn, Bob Rufe, Cody Caudill, David Brown,
Joe Swertinski, Melissa Caudill

Visitors:
20


Weather:
Mostly sunny and hot with light southerly winds.

Raptor Observations:
Fair numbers of bald eagles and sharpies. Small numbers of other migrants.
Only 6 broad-wings.

Non-raptor Observations:
10 common nighthawks, barn swallow, 62 monarchs, 100+ spotted
lanternflies.

Partial day eBird checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60024896

Predictions:
Monday: Intervals of clouds and sunshine. High 32C. Winds SW at 15-25km/h.
Expect light migration.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny. High around 25C. Winds WNW at 15-25km/h. Probably
our best chance of a big broad-winged hawk day.

Wednesday: Mainly sunny. High 27C. Winds WNW at 10-15km/h. Another good day
for migration.
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Report submitted by David Brown (<davidebrownpa...>)
Ashland Nature Center information may be found at:
www.delnature.org


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Count data submitted via Dunkadoo - Project info at:
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Date: 9/22/19 12:58 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (22 Sep 2019) 25 Raptors
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 22, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 3 3
Turkey Vulture 0 58 58
Osprey 18 1060 1060
Bald Eagle 0 65 65
Northern Harrier 1 5 5
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 79 79
Cooper's Hawk 1 27 27
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 3 3
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 2 8 8
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 57 57
Merlin 0 62 62
Peregrine Falcon 0 16 16
Unknown Accipiter 0 3 3
Unknown Buteo 0 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 3 3
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 1 1

Total: 25 1451 1451
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 13:30:00
Total observation time: 5.5 hours

Official Counter: Susan Gruver

Observers: Ann Dinkel

Visitors:
thank you to Ann and Dawnell. 24 visitors`


Weather:
another slow, HOT day with a big blue sky. Temp. 24-28c, wind S/SSE at 6-9,
visb 20k, clcv 10%

Raptor Observations:
Only a few Osprey, 2 Red-Tailed Hawks

Non-raptor Observations:
Brown Pelican, Brown Headed Nut Hatches, Cardinals and Blue Grosbeaks

Predictions:
high 88, wind SSW 10-20
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Report submitted by Sue Gruver (<srgruver...>)


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Date: 9/21/19 4:38 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (21 Sep 2019) 65 Raptors
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 21, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 1 24 24
Osprey 2 115 115
Bald Eagle 10 105 105
Northern Harrier 0 20 20
Sharp-shinned Hawk 16 187 187
Cooper's Hawk 2 47 47
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 57 57
Broad-winged Hawk 21 423 423
Red-tailed Hawk 3 70 70
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 9 68 68
Merlin 0 19 19
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 6 6
Unknown Buteo 0 4 4
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 1 1

Total: 65 1147 1147
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers: Barbara Savoca, Daniel Noznisky, David Beattie, Joe Francis,
Joe Sebastiani, Lana Glass

Visitors:
23


Weather:
Clear skies with light and variable winds.

Raptor Observations:
Light migration throughout the day. Only 21 broad-wings total. Many bald
eagles seen and 10 counted as migrants.

An unidentified raptor was seen flying away in the morning and we
speculated it may have been a Mississippi Kite based on shape and behavior
but unfortunately it was a quick view and bad angle so we couldn't confirm
the ID.

Non-raptor Observations:
50+ common nighthawks, 1 ruby-throated hummingbird, common raven, 100+
spotted lanternflies, 73 monarchs.

eBird: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59988562

Predictions:
Sunday: Sunny. Hot! Winds SSW at 10-15km/h. Unfavorable winds but fairly
light so it may not completely shut down migration. Should be good soaring
conditions for birds in the area.

Monday: Mix of sun and clouds. Chance of a rain shower. High 31C. Winds SW
at 15-25km/h. Unfavorable winds.

Tuesday: Sunny. High around 25C. Winds WNW at 15-25km/h. Overall good
migration conditions. If the broad-wings haven't gone yet keep an eye on
this day.
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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:
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Date: 9/21/19 2:44 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (21 Sep 2019) 80 Raptors
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 21, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 3 3
Turkey Vulture 21 58 58
Osprey 26 1042 1042
Bald Eagle 4 65 65
Northern Harrier 0 4 4
Sharp-shinned Hawk 15 76 76
Cooper's Hawk 3 26 26
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 3 3
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 2 6 6
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 6 57 57
Merlin 0 62 62
Peregrine Falcon 2 16 16
Unknown Accipiter 0 3 3
Unknown Buteo 0 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 3 3
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 1 1

Total: 80 1426 1426
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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: Susan Gruver

Visitors:
Thanks to Sue and Pat for helping with the count!
34 visitors


Weather:
Clear with a little cloud cover late in the day, temp 22-27C, light,
variable winds W,WNW,E,SE vis 23km.


Raptor Observations:
A group of Turkey Vultures moved through on WNW winds, good Osprey count,
four Bald Eagles and a few Sharp-shinned Hawks, only a few Kestrels and two
Peregrines.

Non-raptor Observations:
Pelican, Great Blue Heron, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, White-eyed Vireo,
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher.

Predictions:
Sunny and warm, high 83F, S wind 10-15mph
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Report submitted by Jen Ottinger (<Jottinger.co...>)


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Date: 9/21/19 6:57 am
From: Andy Ednie, Claymont, DE. <000006be14ba5998-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [de-birds] RBA: Birdline Delaware, September 20th, 2019
RBA
* Delaware
* Statewide
* September 20, 2019
* DEST 1909.20

*Birds mentioned
Mute Swan
Northern Pintail
Black Scoter
White-winged Scoter
Pied-billed Grebe
Common Nighthawk
Sora
Virginia Rail
American Oystercatcher
American Avocet
Black-bellied Plover
Semipalmated Plover
Piping Plover
HUDSONIAN GODWIT
Marbled Godwit
Whimbrel
Ruddy Turnstone
Sanderling
White-rumped Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Stilt Sandpiper
Short-billed Dowitcher
Long-billed Dowitcher
Greater Yellowlegs
Willet
Lesser Yellowlegs
Solitary Sandpiper
Black Tern
Least Tern
Caspian Tern
Common Tern
Royal Tern
Sandwich Tern
Black Skimmer
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Brown Pelican
Little Blue Heron
Tricolored Heron
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night Heron
Yellow-crowned Night Heron
White Ibis
Glossy Ibis
Osprey
Bald Eagle
Northern Harrier
Broad-winged Hawk
Barn Owl
Eastern Screech-Owl
Great Horned Owl
Barred Owl
Red-headed Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Pileated Woodpecker
American Kestrel
Merlin
Peregrine Falcon
OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER
Least Flycatcher
YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER
Eastern Kingbird
Yellow-throated Vireo
Warbling Vireo
PHILADELPHIA VIREO
Common Raven
Bank Swallow
Barn Swallow
Brown-headed Nuthatch
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Veery
Swainson’s Thrush
American Pipit
CLAY-COLORED SPARROW
NELSON SPARROW
Savannah Sparrow
Bobolink
Ovenbird
Northern Waterthrush
Worm-eating Warbler
Blue-winged Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
CONNECTICUT WARBLER
MOURNING WARBLER
Hooded Warbler
Northern Parula
Magnolia Warbler
Cape May Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Palm Warbler
Pine Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Black throated Green Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Wilson’s Warbler
Canada Warbler
Summer Tanager
DICKCISSEL

Hotline: Birdline Delaware
Date: September 20, 2019
To Report: Andy Ednie 302-792-9591 (VOICE)
Compiler: Andy Ednie (<ednieap...>)
Coverage: Delaware, Delmarva Peninsula, nearby Delaware Valley, Southern
New Jersey, Maryland

For the first day of autumn on Friday, September 20th, this is Birdline Delaware from the Delaware Museum of Natural History in Greenville. The unofficial Delaware Annual list remains at 318 species.

Waves of full migrants are pushing through the state right now. The first CONNECTICUT WARBLER of the season was reported on private property at Bay Pointe near Summit Bridge on Tuesday. Other warblers reported included NORTHERN PARULA, MAGNOLIA, BLACKBURNIAN, and CHESTNUT-SIDED. An early YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER was found on Wednesday.

YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER was also seen at White Clay Creek State Park along with YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO and PHILADELPHIA VIREO. A DICKCISSEL was found at the University of Delaware Farm along with several BOBOLINK.

A MOURNING WARBLER was found on Thursday at Middle Run Natural Area near Newark along with NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH, PARULA, MAGNOLIA, CHESTNUT-SIDED, BLACKPOLL, TENNESSEE, NASHVILLE, BLUE-WINGED, plus BLACK-THROATED BLUE and GREEN WARBLER. Other land birds included LEAST FLYCATCHER, COMMON RAVEN, VEERY, and YELLOW BILLED CUCKOO. BARRED OWL was found along the creek. An adult RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen along the tree line on Thursday. On Friday adult RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was found about 2 miles away at Newark reservoir, which could’ve in the same bird.

OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was found Sunday at Ashland Nature Center. YELLOW BELLIED FLYCATCHER was found at Burrows Run a private preserve administered by Delaware Nature Society, along with VEERY, WARBLING VIREO, and COMMON RAVEN. Warblers seen included BLACK-THROATED BLUE and GREEN, MAGNOLIA, CANADA, and CHESTNUT-SIDED. A pair of AMERICAN KESTRELS were seen along Center Mill Road. PALM and PINE WARBLER were found at Mount Cuba Piedmont Wildflowers Preserve along with Merlin. LEAST FLYCATCHER was also seen Thursday in Brandywine hundred along Naaman’s Creek along with NORTHERN PARULA, BLACK-THROATED GREEN, and MAGNOLIA WARBLER.

A pair of SORA were found at the Ashton Tract in Augustine Wildlife Area near Port Penn. Ten BANK SWALLOWS were picked out of the flock of TREE SWALLOWS flying over Thousand Acre Marsh.


VIRGINIA RAIL, WILD TURKEY, and COMMON NIGHTHAWK were found at Milford Neck Wildlife Area along the Big Stone Beach Road. Waders reported included SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, 71 SNOWY EGRET plus GREAT EGRET and GLOSSY IBIS. NORTHERN HARRIER, GREAT HORNED OWL, and 3 EASTERN SCREECH OWLS were reported along the roadside. An early AMERICAN PIPIT was reported and Frederica along with WORM-EATING WARBLER. Silver Lake Park in Dover reported BLUE-WINGED WARBLER and multiple PARULA’S.

Another PHILADELPHIA VIREO was reported at Little Creek Wildlife Management Area on Wednesday along with VEERY. A WILSON’S WARBLER was found on Friday along with YELLOW, MAGNOLIA, and BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER. SOLITARY SANDPIPER, CASPIAN TERN, plus YELLOW-CROWNED and BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERONS were found at the Port Mahon impoundments at Little Creek. ROYAL TERN and SANDERLING were found along the Delaware Bay at Port Mahon.

Three HUDSONIAN and two MARBLED GODWITS were with approximately 600 AMERICAN AVOCETS at Raymond Pool in Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge. Other shorebirds reported included WESTERN WILLET, STILT, WESTERN, and PECTORAL SANDPIPER, LONG-BILLED and SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER, BLACK-BELLIED and SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, plus GREATER and LESSER YELLOWLEGS. A YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER was reported at Raymond Tower on Monday. NELSON SPARROW was reported at Shearness Pool on Tuesday. A HOODED WARBLER was found at the Finis Pool turnaround on Monday. OVENBIRD, NORTHERN PARULA, TENNESSEE, BLUE-WINGED, CAPE MAY, YELLOW, PALM, and BLACKPOLL WARBLER. WILD TURKEY and NORTHERN BOBWHITE were found by the visitor center. Raptors seen included NORTHERN HARRIER, MERLIN, and PEREGRINE FALCON along with BARN and BARRED OWL. SAVANNAH SPARROWS have returned to the grasses along the dike.

A pair of WHITE IBIS was seen flying over Taylor’s Gut in Woodland Beach Wildlife Area waders seen included LITTLE BLUE HERON, SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, and SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER. BARN SWALLOW was seen from the observation tower.

A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was photographed along the Broadkill Beach Road on Saturday. PIPING PLOVER, WHIMBREL, RUDDY TURNSTONE, and SANDERLING were found at Broadkill Beach. AMERICAN AVOCET, SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, and WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER were found at Broadkill Marsh in Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge near Milton. TRICOLORED HERON and GLOSSY IBIS were found in the marsh. TWO BLACK TERN plus 75 BLACK SKIMMERS along with LEAST and CASPIAN TERN were seen at Broadkill Beach. MARBLED GODWIT was reported Wednesday along Prime Hook Beach Road along with NORTHERN PINTAIL. SWAINSON’S THRUSH was found Sunday at Prime Hook Headquarters. BARRED OWL was found at Turkle Pond.

BLACK SCOTERS continue to be seen at Cape Henlopen State Park, along with a female WHITE-WINGED SCOTER at the fishing pier. BROWN PELICAN AND LESSER BLACK BACK GULL were found at Cape Henlopen point. BLUE-WINGED WARBLER was found by the point parking lot. There was a peak count of 150 WHITE IBIS, mostly immature’s on Saturday at Gordon’s pond in Cape Henlopen State Park, along with GLOSSY IBIS, TRICOLORED HERON, 100 GREAT and 200 SNOWY EGRETS. Land birds reported included BROWN-HEADED NUTHATCH, PINE and PRAIRIE WARBLER. BROWN-HEADED NUTHATCH and a late EASTERN KINGBIRD was found at the walking dunes in Cape Henlopen.

A pair of WHITE IBIS were seen at Burtons Island in Delaware Seashore State Park, along with 24 TRICOLORED, 4 GREEN HERON, 24 GREAT EGRETS plus SNOWY EGRET, BLACK-CROWNED and YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT HERON. A SANDWICH TERN was found on the docks at the North Marina near Indian River Inlet on Thursday. Ten COMMON TERNS were with FORSTER’S, CASPIAN, and ROYAL TERN was 8 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS at the Inlet. RUDDY TURNSTONE and SANDERLING were found on the jetty.

A flight of 40 AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHERS was seen at Fenwick Island along with LESSER BLACK-BACK GULL and ROYAL TERN. MERLIN was seen hunting down the beach. Three RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS plus BROWN-HEADED NUTHATCH were found at Assawoman Wildlife Area. MUTE SWAN and PIED-BILLED GREBE were found in the impoundments.

The first RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET of the season was found at Bay Vista near Rehoboth Beach. BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER AND SUMMER TANAGER were found at Harbison. SUMMER TANAGER and MAGNOLIA WARBLER were found at Nanticoke Wildlife Area. MAGNOLIA WARBLER and YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO were found at Old Landing near Rehoboth. TRICOLORED HERON was seen at the Angola Neck Preserve


A big flight of Falcons was reported at the Cape Henlopen hawk watch on Tuesday including 17 AMERICAN KESTREL, 18 MERLIN and 2 PEREGRINE FALCONS. 100 OSPREY, 7 BALD EAGLES 12 MERLIN and 3 PEREGRINE were reported Wednesday. BROWN PELICAN is being seen daily at Cape Henlopen hawk watch, along with BLACK SCOTER. A flight of 16 OYSTERCATCHERS was seen there plus COMMON LOON on Wednesday. The pines near the picnic area at Cape Henlopen hawk watch produced PILEATED WOODPECKER, BROWN-HEADED NUTHATCH, WHITE-EYED and YELLOW-THROATED VIREO, plus YELLOW, PRAIRIE, BLACKBURNIAN and BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER.

There was a flight of almost 200 BROAD-WINGED HAWKS at Ashland Nature Center on Monday along with over 100 BROAD-WINGS on Wednesday plus 14 BALD EAGLES, 9 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 74 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS, with 15 AMERICAN KESTREL and 5 MERLIN. COMMON RAVEN is being reported at Ashland Nature Center daily. COMMON NIGHTHAWKS were seen this week along with BLUE-WINGED WARBLER.

Thanks to all the people that make the Birdline possible, including Al Guarente, Mike Moore, Bill Oyler, Anthony Van Schoor, John Skibicki, Bert Filmyr, Mike Rosengarten, Phil Thompson, Gary Griffith, Chris Bennett, Anthony Gonzon, Curt Davis, Harvey Rubenstein, Patrick Carney, Katie Bird, Ken Cooper, Lyn Hughes, Megan Kasprazak, Becky Meister, Carolyn Holland, Bob Edelen, Wayne Longbottom, Aaron Reb, Ellen Jacobson, Rob Blye, Dave Fees, Diane Kane, Sue Gruver, Sharon Lynn, Lynn Smith, Ian Stewart, Kitt Heckscher, Kim Steininger, Bill Stewart, Chris Rowe, Ryan Crane, Joe Swertinski and Joe Russell. Special thanks to our hawk watchers, Jen Ottinger at Cape Henlopen and Dave Brown at Ashland nature Center. Birdline needs your sightings. Please call your reports into 302-792-9591 or email <ednieap...> Until next week, this is Andy Ednie wishing you good birding!

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Date: 9/20/19 4:08 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (20 Sep 2019) 142 Raptors
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 20, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 3 3 3
Turkey Vulture 21 37 37
Osprey 25 1016 1016
Bald Eagle 14 61 61
Northern Harrier 1 4 4
Sharp-shinned Hawk 49 61 61
Cooper's Hawk 14 23 23
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 2 2
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 4 4
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 6 51 51
Merlin 6 62 62
Peregrine Falcon 2 14 14
Unknown Accipiter 0 3 3
Unknown Buteo 0 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 3 3
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 1 1

Total: 142 1346 1346
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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: Evie Von Boeckman, Martin Sokolich, Melody Schultz,
Paula Hancock, Susan Gruver

Visitors:
Thanks Sue, Paula, Melody, Martin and Evie for assisting with the count
today!
31 visitors


Weather:
Clear turning partly cloudy in the afternoon, temp 18-25C, light W,NNW
winds through most of the day turning E and SSE at the end of the
afternoon, vis 20km

Raptor Observations:
Nice flight today with a good variety of species, an great Sharp-shinned
Hawk and Cooper's flight, 14 Bald Eagles, a Red-shouldered Hawk, and
several falcons. The flight shut down in the late afternoon with E and SSE
winds.

Non-raptor Observations:
Several groups of Brown Pelicans (48), Royal Tern, Caspian Tern, Forster's
Tern, Brown-headed Nuthatch.


Predictions:
Sunny, high 81F, SW wind 5-10mph
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Date: 9/20/19 3:25 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (20 Sep 2019) 81 Raptors
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 20, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 23 23
Osprey 2 113 113
Bald Eagle 7 95 95
Northern Harrier 0 20 20
Sharp-shinned Hawk 27 171 171
Cooper's Hawk 4 45 45
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 2 57 57
Broad-winged Hawk 28 402 402
Red-tailed Hawk 2 67 67
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 7 59 59
Merlin 2 19 19
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 6 6
Unknown Buteo 0 4 4
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 81 1082 1082
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers: Carol Spease, Jeff Chambers, Jim Lewis, Joe Sebastiani,
Kim Steininger, Michael Moore, Sally O'Byrne, Tim Sterrett

Visitors:
20


Weather:
Mostly sunny and warm with light westerly winds.

Raptor Observations:
Good thermal conditions today. Steady sharpies throughout the day. A
handful of solo red-tails plus a group of 21 in the afternoon.

Non-raptor Observations:
9 common nighthawks, 1 ruby-throated hummingbird, 2 common ravens, 45
spotted lanternflies, 59 monarchs.

eBird checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59959776

Predictions:
Saturday: Sunny. High 29C. Winds light and variable. Good conditions for
thermals again.

Sunday: Mostly sunny. Hot. High 31C. Winds SSW at 10-15km/h. Unfavorable
winds might prevent migration.

Monday: Partly cloudy then cloudy. Chance of rain. High 31C. Winds SW at
15-25km/h. Unfavorable winds again.

Tuesday: Sunny. High 25C. Winds NW at 10-15km/h. Could this be the day???
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Date: 9/19/19 3:08 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (19 Sep 2019) 34 Raptors
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 19, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 23 23
Osprey 1 111 111
Bald Eagle 5 88 88
Northern Harrier 2 20 20
Sharp-shinned Hawk 7 144 144
Cooper's Hawk 2 41 41
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 5 55 55
Broad-winged Hawk 2 374 374
Red-tailed Hawk 6 65 65
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 3 52 52
Merlin 1 17 17
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 6 6
Unknown Buteo 0 4 4
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 34 1001 1001
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Observation start time: 07:30:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers: Dirk Robinson, Karen Barker, Rick Phillips

Visitors:
4


Weather:
Sunny with light northeasterly winds.

Raptor Observations:
Light migration but good conditions for raptors to be soaring around.
Difficult skies for observation. Only two broad-wings.

Non-raptor Observations:
2 ruby-throated hummingbirds, 2 common ravens, blue-winged warbler, scarlet
tanager, 15 spotted lanternflies, 18 monarchs.

eBird checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59935173

Predictions:
Friday: Partly cloudy. High 26C. Winds W at 10-15km/h.

Saturday: Mostly sunny. High 29C. Winds light and variable.

Sunday: Mainly sunny. High 31C. Winds SSW at 10-15km/h.

Keep an eye on next Tuesday, especially if we don't get a big broad-wing
flight in the next few days.
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Date: 9/19/19 2:14 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (19 Sep 2019) 67 Raptors
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 19, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 9 16 16
Osprey 35 991 991
Bald Eagle 3 47 47
Northern Harrier 0 3 3
Sharp-shinned Hawk 5 12 12
Cooper's Hawk 0 9 9
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 4 4
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 6 45 45
Merlin 4 56 56
Peregrine Falcon 2 12 12
Unknown Accipiter 2 3 3
Unknown Buteo 0 1 1
Unknown Falcon 1 3 3
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 1 1

Total: 67 1204 1204
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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: Paul Kane, Susan Gruver

Visitors:
Thanks to Sue and Paul for assisting with the count today!
21 visitors


Weather:
Overcast with low clouds through most of the day then partly cloudy, temp
17-20C, NE winds in the morning turning ENE and E late in the day at
5-10mph, vis 20km.

Raptor Observations:
Osprey continue to make up most of the count, a few Turkey Vultures, 3 Bald
Eagles, several Sharp-shinned Hawks, Kestrels, Merlin and Peregrine
Falcons.


Non-raptor Observations:
Brown Pelican, Chimney Swift, Common Tern, flocks of Tree Swallows.

Predictions:
Sunny, high 76F, W wind at 10mph.

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Date: 9/18/19 2:50 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (18 Sep 2019) 264 Raptors
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 18, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 23 23
Osprey 10 110 110
Bald Eagle 14 83 83
Northern Harrier 9 18 18
Sharp-shinned Hawk 74 137 137
Cooper's Hawk 6 39 39
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 3 50 50
Broad-winged Hawk 116 372 372
Red-tailed Hawk 12 59 59
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 15 49 49
Merlin 5 16 16
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 6 6
Unknown Buteo 0 4 4
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 264 967 967
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Observation start time: 07:30:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 9.5 hours

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers: Dirk Robinson, Frank Rohrbacher, Jim Lewis, Joe Jackson,
Joe Swertinski, Kim Steininger, Kris Benarcik,
Paul Beckman

Visitors:
14


Weather:
Mostly sunny with some periods of clouds. Light northeast winds with
occasional stronger gusts.

Raptor Observations:
Great conditions for migration and for spotting birds. A small morning
broad-wing flight for a total of 116. Excellent flight of Accips and
falcons for this time of year. Northern harriers made a decent push today
with 9, more than doubling the season total. A lot of bald eagle activity
including 5 adults seen simultaneously.

Non-raptor Observations:
1 ruby-throated hummingbird, eastern phoebe, 13 fish crows, 2 common
ravens, northern rough-winged swallow. ~40 spotted lanternflies, 145
monarchs.

eBird checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59909392

Predictions:
Thursday: Mostly sunny. High 23C. Winds light and variable. Decent for
migration but blue skies make for tough spotting.

Friday: Mostly sunny. High 26C. Winds W at 10-15km/h.

Saturday: Mostly sunny. High around 30C. Winds light and variable.
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Date: 9/18/19 2:33 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (18 Sep 2019) 139 Raptors
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 18, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 7 7
Osprey 100 956 956
Bald Eagle 7 44 44
Northern Harrier 1 3 3
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 7 7
Cooper's Hawk 2 9 9
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 4 4
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 9 39 39
Merlin 12 52 52
Peregrine Falcon 3 10 10
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 1 1
Unknown Falcon 1 2 2
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 1 1

Total: 139 1137 1137
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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: Alissa Kegelman, Kevin Bronson, Larry Sharp,
Martin Sokolich, Melody Schultz, Paul Kane, Paula Hancock,
Susan Gruver

Visitors:
Thanks to all the fantastic people that helped with the count today
including Sue, Alissa, Paula, Melody, Martin, Paul, Larry, and Kevin.
28 visitors


Weather:
Partly cloudy to overcast with periods of sun, high 20-21C, strong, gusty
ENE,E winds 8-15mh, vis 20km.

Raptor Observations:
A very high overhead flight of raptors coming across the water and to the
west of us. Mostly Osprey, 7 Bald Eagles, a Harrier, several Sharp-shinned
Hawks and Cooper's Hawks, a fair flight of Kestrels and Merlin and 3
Peregrine Falcons. The gusty wind shifted E in the late afternoon and the
flight shut down.

Non-raptor Observations:
Great Blue Heron (7), Brown Pelican, Common Loon, Downy Woodpecker, Yellow
Warbler.
A water spout developed over the bay. Thanks Alissa for getting photos!

Predictions:
Sunny, high 71F, NE wind 10-15mph

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Date: 9/17/19 7:31 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (17 Sep 2019) 100 Raptors
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 17, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 7 7
Osprey 56 856 856
Bald Eagle 4 37 37
Northern Harrier 0 2 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 4 4
Cooper's Hawk 0 7 7
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 4 4
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 17 30 30
Merlin 18 40 40
Peregrine Falcon 2 7 7
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 1 1
Unknown Falcon 1 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 100 998 998
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter: Jennifer Ottinger

Observers: Paul Kane, Paula Hancock, Susan Gruver

Visitors:
Thanks Sue, Paula, Paul and Dick for helping with the count!
27 visitors


Weather:
Overcast turning clear in the afternoon, temp 21-23F, gusty winds in the
morning decreasing in the afternoon, E,ENE wind 10-18mph, vis 20km

Raptor Observations:
Started out slow until the wind died down then raptors were seen coming in
from the NNW along the bay. Mostly Osprey, a good falcon flight with
Kestrels and Merlin moving throughout the afternoon, four Bald Eagles and a
couple of Sharp-shinned Hawks.

Non-raptor Observations:
Oystercatcher (16), Black Scoter, Brown-headed Nuthatch, White-eyed Vireo.

Predictions:
Sunny, high 70F, NE wind 10-15mph
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Date: 9/17/19 5:13 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (17 Sep 2019) 83 Raptors
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 17, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 23 23
Osprey 1 100 100
Bald Eagle 6 69 69
Northern Harrier 0 9 9
Sharp-shinned Hawk 24 63 63
Cooper's Hawk 5 33 33
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 2 47 47
Broad-winged Hawk 19 256 256
Red-tailed Hawk 9 47 47
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 14 34 34
Merlin 3 11 11
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 6 6
Unknown Buteo 0 4 4
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 83 703 703
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Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 10 hours

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers: Dan Myers, Dennis Davis, Jim Lewis, Joe Swertinski,
Karen Barker, Kim Steininger, Kris Benarcik, Michael Moore,
Paul Beckman, Sally O'Byrne, Sue McLaughlin

Visitors:
44, including 24 from OSHER class


Weather:
Some clouds in the morning then clear skies. Warm with light to moderate
northeasterly winds.

Raptor Observations:
Moderate flight of Accips and small falcons. Low number of broad-wings
considering the large numbers other hawk watches had.

Non-raptor Observations:
3 common nighthawks, 3 ruby-throated hummingbirds, 2 common ravens, 50+
spotted lanternflies, 137 monarchs.

eBird checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59887629

Predictions:
Wednesday: Very similar to today. Mostly sunny. High 22C. Winds NE at
10-15km/h. Expect moderate migration, but tough viewing, with the
possibility of broad-wings.

Thursday: Mostly sunny. High 22C. Winds light and variable.

Friday: Sunny. High 26C. Winds W at 10-15km/h.
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Date: 9/17/19 3:44 pm
From: William Young <wayoung04...>
Subject: [de-birds] Lancaster County Bird-A-Thon
To All Delaware Birders


My name is William Young and I am a young birder from the Lancaster County Bird Club. This Sunday, Spetemebr 22nd, I am holding the first ever Lancaster County Bird-A-Thon. Participants will form teams of 4-8 people, which will scour the county on that date in search of birds. For every bird species observed, individual team members are asked to donate a small amount of money, which will be donated to the Lancaster County Bird Club, the American Birding Association, and a conservation cause of the winning team's choice.



Please come and participate in the first Lancaster County Bird-A-Thon! We need all birders to join in on the festivities to ensure this event is a conservation success! For more information, or to register, please see the website:

https://sites.google.com/view/lancastercountybird-a-thon/home



An article by Ad Crable from the Lancaster Newspapers details the competition:



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Another Article by a Lancaster County Newsletter Agency:

https://www.townlively.com/youth-to-launch-county-bird-a-thon/


Thank you and I hope to see you this Sunday!

Sincerely,

William Young

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Date: 9/17/19 7:00 am
From: Christopher Bennett <cpb2564...>
Subject: [de-birds] DOS Fieldtrip - Milford Neck Migrants
Join me this Sunday at 8 am at the South Bowers Fire Hall at the
intersections of Thompsonville, Bennetts Pier and Scotts Corner Roads for
the DOS fieldtrip to Milford Neck - one of the best birding areas in Kent
County (that is not a National Wildlife Refuge!). With luck migrants will
be on the move Saturday night and the forests, fields and hedgerows of
Milford Neck Wildlife Area and the private conservation lands surrounding
it will be teeming with migrant songbirds. We will also scan the marsh for
wading birds and shorebirds and the Delaware Bay for waterfowl, gulls and
terns.

We will be visiting sections of the Milford Neck Wildlife Area - so a
Conservation Access Pass is required. The annual permit can be purchased
at any location that sells Delaware Hunting Licenses or online here (
https://egov.dnrec.delaware.gov/egovpublic/dnrec/disp?doc=publicsubmenu&op=fwlicense&dept=5).
The Annual CAP costs $32.50 for in-state-registered vehicles and $65.00 for
out-of-state-registered vehicles and gains you access to all State Wildlife
Areas. There is also a three-day CAP that costs $10.00 for in-state and
$20.00 for out-of-state vehicles. The 3-day CAP is only good for three
consecutive days following the day of purchase.

Directions to the South Bowers Fire Hall

Take the Thompsonville Road Exit 79 - regardless of which direction you are
traveling on SR1 - turn right at the top of the ramp and take Thompsonville
Road to the east towards South Bowers Beach. Continue on Thompsonville
Road for approximately 3.4 miles to the Fire Hall. Take Bennetts Pier Road
to the entrance into the Fire Hall parking lot just beyond the fire hall
itself. Please arrive no later than 8 am. We will travel from here to a
number of birding locations on Milford Neck. We will mostly be birding
along public roads or the dirt roads within the different tracts of the
Wildlife Areas. Please no pets on this trip. If you are sensitive to
biting insects please bring insect repellent. Depending on the weather and
especially wind (or lack of it) mosquitos can be a bit of an annoyance on
Milford Neck.

I hope you can join me.

Chris Bennett
Milford, DE

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Date: 9/16/19 1:33 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (16 Sep 2019) 273 Raptors
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 16, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 23 23 23
Osprey 6 99 99
Bald Eagle 7 63 63
Northern Harrier 0 9 9
Sharp-shinned Hawk 13 39 39
Cooper's Hawk 10 28 28
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 6 45 45
Broad-winged Hawk 198 237 237
Red-tailed Hawk 2 38 38
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 3 20 20
Merlin 1 8 8
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 3 6 6
Unknown Buteo 1 4 4
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 273 620 620
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Kim Steininger, Sally O'Byrne

Observers: Jim Lewis, Joe Swertinski, Judy Montgomery, Kim Steininger,
Lana Glass, Marlena Hamilton

Weather:


Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:


Predictions:
Partly cloudy. High 25C. Winds NE at 10-15km/h. Good conditions for a
broad-winged hawk flight.
========================================================================
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Date: 9/16/19 1:25 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (16 Sep 2019) 101 Raptors
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 16, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 7 7
Osprey 94 800 800
Bald Eagle 1 33 33
Northern Harrier 0 2 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 2 2
Cooper's Hawk 1 7 7
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 1 4 4
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 13 13
Merlin 3 22 22
Peregrine Falcon 0 5 5
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 101 898 898
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 13:00:00
Total observation time: 5 hours

Official Counter: Susan Gruver

Observers: Ann Dinkel

Visitors:
thank you to Ann for enduring the heat today. visitors 10


Weather:
fog/hazy in the morning. Wind WNW/N/ENE at 2-3 mph., temp 23-28c, clcv big
blue sky then 20-60%, viasb 10k

Raptor Observations:
A nice flight in the morning until the shifted to ENE and then the count
was over. Many Osprey coming in high over the Point. Merlin,
Kestrel,Red-Tailed Hawk

Non-raptor Observations:
a very busy flock in the parking lot which included Black-Throated Green
Warbler, Yellow-Throated Vireo,Brown headed Nut Hatch, Pine Warbler, Downy,
Hairy and Pileated Woodpeckers

Predictions:
partly cloudy, high 74, Wind ENE 10-20
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Date: 9/15/19 5:42 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (15 Sep 2019) 28 Raptors
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 15, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 1 93 93
Bald Eagle 5 56 56
Northern Harrier 0 9 9
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 26 26
Cooper's Hawk 2 18 18
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 2 39 39
Broad-winged Hawk 6 39 39
Red-tailed Hawk 4 36 36
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 3 17 17
Merlin 0 7 7
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 2 3 3
Unknown Buteo 1 3 3
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 28 347 347
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Bob Rufe, Kim Steininger

Observers: Angie Barbato, Joe Swertinski, Kim Steininger,
Michael Moore, Nina DiPinto

Weather:


Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:


Predictions:
Mostly sunny. High 30C. Winds light and variable. Good flight conditions
all week. The broad-wings hit PA in huge numbers today! They are on their
way!
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Date: 9/15/19 3:13 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (15 Sep 2019) 105 Raptors
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 15, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 7 7
Osprey 99 706 706
Bald Eagle 2 32 32
Northern Harrier 0 2 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 2 2
Cooper's Hawk 0 6 6
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 3 3
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 12 12
Merlin 4 19 19
Peregrine Falcon 0 5 5
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 105 797 797
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Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Bruce Peterjohn, Susan Gruver

Observers: Ann Dinkel, Bruce Peterjohn, Nancy Cunningham

Visitors:
thank you to Ann, Nancy and Bruce for their help today. 14 visitors


Weather:
totally overcast all morning, then showers, then it cleared in the early
afternoon. Temp. 23-24, wind WSW/WNW/NNe, visb 15-18k, clcv 100-50-%

Raptor Observations:
Osprey started moving in the afternoon after the rain. Four Merlin and 2 B.
Eagles

Non-raptor Observations:
Brown Pelican, White and red Eyed Vireo, Towhee, Willet

Predictions:
few clouds early, then sunny, high of 83, wind S 5-10
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Date: 9/14/19 7:36 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (14 Sep 2019) 15 Raptors
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 14, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 8 92 92
Bald Eagle 3 51 51
Northern Harrier 0 9 9
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 24 24
Cooper's Hawk 1 16 16
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 37 37
Broad-winged Hawk 0 33 33
Red-tailed Hawk 0 32 32
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 14 14
Merlin 1 7 7
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 2 2
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 15 319 319
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Joe Swertinski, Kim Steininger

Observers: Aaron Reb, Joe Swertinski, Sharon Helmerich

Weather:


Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:


Predictions:
Partly cloudy. High 28C. Winds NNW at 10-15km/h. Decent conditions for
broad-wings if the birds are ready to move! Shouldn't be at the peak time
yet but I expect the numbers to start dramatically increasing this week.
Most days this week are looking decent.
========================================================================
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Date: 9/14/19 1:52 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (14 Sep 2019) 24 Raptors
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 14, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 7 7
Osprey 20 607 607
Bald Eagle 1 30 30
Northern Harrier 0 2 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 2 2
Cooper's Hawk 0 6 6
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 1 3 3
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 12 12
Merlin 1 15 15
Peregrine Falcon 1 5 5
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 24 692 692
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 14:30:00
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Official Counter: Jennifer Ottinger

Observers: Dennis Foley, Paul Kane, Susan Gruver

Visitors:
Thanks to Sue, Dennis and Paul for assisting with the count today!
23 visitors


Weather:
Partly cloudy to overcast, temp 24-26C, SSE,S,SE winds 7-10mph, vis 17km.

Raptor Observations:
Mostly Osprey migrating in the SE wind, one Bald Eagle, a Red-tailed Hawk,
one Merlin and a Peregrine Falcon.


Non-raptor Observations:
A flurry of activity in the pines at the parking lot first thing this
morning: Prairie Warbler, Pine Warbler, Blackburnian Warbler, Red-eyed
Vireo, White-eyed Vireo, Common Yellowthroat. Brown Pelican, Hairy
Woodpecker, Black-bellied Plover.

Predictions:
A chance for showers in the morning, cloudy, high 82F, light W wind
becoming N in the afternoon.

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Date: 9/13/19 7:27 pm
From: Andy Ednie, Claymont, DE. <000006be14ba5998-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [de-birds] RBA: Birdline Delaware, September 13th, 2019
RBA
* Delaware
* Statewide
* September 13, 2019
* DEST 1909.13

*Birds mentioned
Black Scoter
Common Eider
Common Nighthawk
Sandhill Crane
American Oystercatcher
American Avocet
Black-necked Stilt
Black-bellied Plover
American Golden Plover
Semipalmated Plover
Piping Plover
HUDSONIAN GODWIT
Marbled Godwit
Ruddy Turnstone
Sanderling
White-rumped Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Stilt Sandpiper
BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER
Short-billed Dowitcher
Long-billed Dowitcher
American Woodcock
Greater Yellowlegs
Willet
Lesser Yellowlegs
Spotted Sandpiper
Solitary Sandpiper
Black Tern
Gull-billed Tern
Caspian Tern
Common Tern
Royal Tern
Sandwich Tern
Black Skimmer
Parasitic Jaeger
Lesser Black-backed Gull
GREAT SHEARWATER
BROWN BOOBY
American White Pelican
Brown Pelican
American Bittern
Little Blue Heron
Tricolored Heron
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night Heron
Yellow-crowned Night Heron
White Ibis
Osprey
Bald Eagle
Broad-winged Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Barn Owl
Barred Owl
Red-headed Woodpecker
American Kestrel
Merlin
Peregrine Falcon
OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER
Least Flycatcher
YELLOW BELLIED FLYCATCHER
Eastern Kingbird
Yellow-throated Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Blue-headed Vireo
PHILADELPHIA VIREO
Common Raven
Fish Crow
Cliff Swallow
Brown-headed Nuthatch
SEDGE WREN
Veery
LARK SPARROW
Bobolink
Ovenbird
Northern Waterthrush
Worm-eating Warbler
Prothonotary Warbler
Blue-winged Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
MOURNING WARBLER
Kentucky Warbler
Hooded Warbler
Northern Parula
Magnolia Warbler
Cape May Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Yellow-throated Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Pine Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Wilson’s Warbler
Canada Warbler
Summer Tanager
Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Hotline: Birdline Delaware
Date: September 13, 2019
To Report: Andy Ednie 302-792-9591 (VOICE)
Compiler: Andy Ednie (<ednieap...>)
Coverage: Delaware, Delmarva Peninsula, nearby Delaware Valley, Southern
New Jersey, Maryland

For Friday the 13th on September 13th, this is Birdline Delaware from the Delaware Museum of Natural History in Greenville. 29 species of Warbler were reported this week, the unofficial Delaware Annual list increased to 318 species

Offshore storms have produced several interesting pelagic records. This week, a BROWN BOOBY was reported from the Cape May-Lewes ferry on Tuesday, along with a female COMMON EIDER. A GREAT SHEARWATER was reported on Sunday from Broadkill Beach. A PARASITIC JAEGER was seen Saturday from the Cape Henlopen hawk watch after the Hurricane Dorian passed. This is been an amazing year for BROWN BOOBY in the northern latitudes. In August, a peak count of 4 BROWN BOOBY were seen at Kent Island in Maryland near the Bay Bridge. BROWN BOOBY was seen last week at Jones Beach, New York. Earlier this year, BROWN BOOBY was seen on the Delaware River near Philadelphia. Last month BROWN BOOBY was seen for the first time in England, along the coast of Cornwall. Who knows, maybe Greenland will become the next Florida!

There was an influx of SANDWICH TERNS along the Delaware Coast after Hurricane Dorian. Two SANDWICH TERNS were found at the Dewey Beach condo Marina south of The Rusty Rudder along Rehoboth Bay. SANDWICH TERN was also found at Little Assawoman Bay opposite Fenwick Towers south of Bethany Beach. BROWN PELICANS were seen at Fenwick Island, Dewey Beach, and Cape Henlopen Point.

A LARK SPARROW was found Sunday at Savage’s Ditch in Delaware seashore State Park north of Indian River Inlet, along with a pair of immature WHITE IBIS and LITTLE BLUE HERON. WHITE IBIS, TRICOLORED HERON, BLACK-CROWNED and YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT HERON were seen at Burtons Island Causeway near the North Marina at Indian River Inlet. ROYAL, CASPIAN, COMMON, and FORSTER’S TERNS were seen feeding in the Inlet. The previous reported BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING DUCKS were last reported in August at Henlopen Landing.

A peak count of 53 WHITE IBIS were seen at the Monroe Avenue pond along the Freeman Highway in Lewes on Saturday. BLACK SCOTER was seen at Cape Henlopen point, along with AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER, BLACK SKIMMER, RUDDY TURNSTONE, SANDERLING, and LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL. PINE WARBLER and BROWN HEADED NUTHATCH were found by the Seaside Nature Center. BLACK-BELLIED, SEMIPALMATED, and PIPING PLOVER were seen at Gordon’s Pond along with WILLET and WESTERN SANDPIPER. Five LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS were seen on the beach.

AMERICAN AVOCET, BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, RUDDY TURNSTONE, and SANDERLING were seen at Fowlers Beach in Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge near Milton. WESTERN SANDPIPER, DUNLIN, and VIRGINIA RAIL were found along Prime Hook Beach Road. A single BLACK TERN was found among the FORSTER’S TERNS at Prime Hook Beach. BARRED OWL and AMERICAN KESTREL were found at the entrance road to Prime Hook Headquarters.

RED-HEADED WOODPECKER continues to be reported at Angola Neck Preserve off Camp Arrowhead Road. SUMMER TANAGER, PROTHONOTARY WARBLER and YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT were found at Harbison. SUMMER TANAGER and BROWN-HEADED NUTHATCH were found at Chapel Branch Nature Center in Seaford. SUMMER TANAGER, BOBOLINK and a TENNESSEE WARBLER were found at Nanticoke Wildlife Area. SUMMER TANAGER was also seen in Milford.

BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER was seen last week at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge near Smyrna. First reported at the south end of Shearness Pool, it was seen last Friday in the grassy area at the north end of Shearness. MARBLED and HUDSONIAN GODWIT were found among the 500 AMERICAN AVOCETS at Raymond Pool along with SOLITARY, SPOTTED, STILT, PECTORAL, WESTERN, and WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER. Other shorebirds reported included BLACK-BELLIED, SEMIPALMATED and AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER, WILLET, DUNLIN, plus LONG-BILLED and SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER. And AMERICAN WOODCOCK was seen flying over Finis Pool. AMERICAN WHITE PELICANS continue to be seen intermittently in the tidal marsh. BARN and BARRED OWL were reported in the refuge. An immature RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was found on the Boardwalk Trail. TRICOLORED and BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERON continue to be seen in the impoundments. Land birds reported included YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER, SEDGE WREN, SUMMER TANAGER, and NASHVILLE WARBLER.

NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH, YELLOW, and PRAIRIE WARBLER were found at Silver Lake in Dover along with VEERY. CASPIAN TERNS were seen along the Port Mahon Road. A late BLACK-NECKED STILT was seen at Big Stone Beach along with AMERICAN AVOCET and SEMIPALMATED PLOVER. BROWN-HEADED NUTHATCH was seen along the woodlands along with WORM-EATING, PRAIRIE, and YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER.

A flurry of land bird sightings was reported from Middle Run Natural Area near Newark including LEAST and YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER on Sunday, PHILADELPHIA VIREO and WORM-EATING WARBLER on Wednesday, plus KENTUCKY, CANADA, TENNESSEE, NASHVILLE, BLUE-WINGED, MAGNOLIA, CHESTNUT-SIDED, BLACKBURNIAN, BAY-BREASTED, BLACK-THROATED GREEN, and BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER. A HOODED WARBLER was reported on Saturday at White Clay Creek State Park. Other warblers reported this week included OVENBIRD, NORTHERN PARULA, BLUE-WINGED, BLACKBURNIAN, CHESTNUT-SIDED, MAGNOLIA, plus BLACK-THROATED BLUE and GREEN WARBLER. COMMON NIGHTHAWK, YELLOW-THROATED VIREO, and VEERY were found at Hopkins Bridge.

WILSON’S, CAPE MAY, CANADA, TENNESSEE, and NASHVILLE WARBLER were all seen at Ashland Nature Center. The first BLUE-HEADED VIREO the season was found along with YELLOW-THROATED and WARBLING VIREO. Female ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK, LEAST FLYCATCHER, COMMON NIGHTHAWK, and CLIFF SWALLOW were found. YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER was found at Walnut Ridge near Greenville along with CAPE MAY and TENNESSEE WARBLER

An OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was found at Flint Woods in Centerville on Thursday. Another YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER was seen at Northminster in Brandywine hundred. The first BLACKPOLL WARBLER of the season was found on private property off Weldon Road.

AMERICAN BITTERN, LITTLE BLUE, and GREEN HERON were seen at Thousand Acre Marsh near Port Penn. CATTLE EGRETS were found near Gray Fox Farm on Dutch Neck Road. SANDHILL CRANE was heard flying over Augustine Creek. An AMERICAN AVOCET was seen last week at Port Penn impoundments in Augustine Wildlife Area along with STILT and WESTERN SANDPIPER, VIRGINIA RAIL, and SEMIPALMATED PLOVER. 190 BOBOLINKS were seen on the property. LITTLE BLUE HERON, PILEATED WOODPECKER, and EASTERN KINGBIRD were seen at Ashton tract. A MOURNING WARBLER was found at private property at Bay Pointe near Summit Bridge

Delaware Hawk Watches started counting on September 1st, welcome back to Jen Ottinger at Cape Henlopen and Dave Brown at Ashland Nature Center. Cape Henlopen has already reported 452 OSPREY, 22 BALD EAGLES and 9 MERLIN. The first PEREGRINE FALCON was seen on Tuesday. Daily BROWN PELICANS were seen flying offshore along with GULL-BILLED TERN on Saturday. A CLIFF SWALLOW was seen the same day. Ashland Nature Center reports 68 OSPREY, 40 BALD EAGLES and 31 BROAD-WINGED HAWKS. 15 BROAD-WINGS were seen on Saturday along with two RED-SHOULDERS and 3 AMERICAN KESTRELS. COMMON RAVEN, COMMON NIGHTHAWK, and BOBOLINKS are reported daily along with the invasive CHINESE LANTERN FLY.

Thanks to all the people that make the Birdline possible, including Al Guarente, Jessica Shahan, Jim Windelborn, Alan Belford, Bill Townsend, Jeff Holmes, Mike Moore, Lisa Smith, John Skibicki, Matt Sarver, Carolyn D’Amico, Bert Filmyr, Mike Rosengarten, Ann Scott, Jane Henderson, Kathie O’Neil, Scott Northey, Phil Thompson, Gary Griffith, Chris and Karen Bennett, Megan Kasprazak, Carolyn Holland, Bob Edelen, Wayne Longbottom, Amy and Jim White, Aaron Reb, Ellen Jacobson, Rob Blye, Dave Fees, Sue Gruver, Sharon Lynn, Ian Stewart, Kitt Heckscher, Judy Montgomery, Kim Steininger, Bill Stewart, Chris Rowe, Ryan Crane, Joe Swertinski and Joe Russell. Special thanks to our hawk watchers, Jen Ottinger at Cape Henlopen and Dave Brown at Ashland nature Center. Birdline needs your sightings. Please call your reports into 302-792-9591 or email <ednieap...> Until next week, this is Andy Ednie wishing you good birding!

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Date: 9/13/19 5:33 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (13 Sep 2019) 23 Raptors
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 13, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 11 84 84
Bald Eagle 1 48 48
Northern Harrier 1 9 9
Sharp-shinned Hawk 5 23 23
Cooper's Hawk 2 15 15
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 36 36
Broad-winged Hawk 1 33 33
Red-tailed Hawk 0 32 32
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 14 14
Merlin 0 6 6
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 1 2 2
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 23 304 304
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6.75 hours

Official Counter: Sally O'Byrne

Observers: Jim Lewis

Weather:


Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

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Report submitted by David Brown (<davidebrownpa...>)
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Date: 9/13/19 3:06 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (13 Sep 2019) 14 Raptors
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 13, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 7 7
Osprey 12 587 587
Bald Eagle 1 29 29
Northern Harrier 0 2 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 2 2
Cooper's Hawk 0 6 6
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 2 2
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 12 12
Merlin 0 14 14
Peregrine Falcon 0 4 4
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 14 668 668
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Jennifer Ottinger

Observers: Paul Kane, Susan Gruver, Vincent Gambal

Visitors:
Thanks to Sue, Paul, Vince and Evie for helping with the watch today (not
much counting going on)!
12 visitors


Weather:
Overcast, temp 21C, strong, gusty ENE,E,ESE winds 12-20mph gusting to
25mph, vis 18km.


Raptor Observations:
The strong winds kept the bird numbers low. A few Osprey moving through,
one Bald Eagle, and a Kestrel.

Non-raptor Observations:
Brown Pelican, Common Tern, Glossy Ibis, American Oystercatcher, Great Blue
Heron, Ruby-throated Hummingbird (2) perched in the pines trying to stay
out of the wind.

Predictions:
A chance of showers late in the day, partly sunny, high 79F, NW wind 10mph
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Date: 9/12/19 5:35 pm
From: Andy Ednie, Claymont, DE. <000006be14ba5998-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [de-birds] Memorial Service for Sophie Homsey, 09/22/2019
There will be celebration of life for Sophie Rodney Pyle Homsey on Sunday, September 22nd at the Delaware Museum of Natural History. The time will be from 5 to 7 pm. Sophie worked as Librarian, Malacologist and Education Coordinator  at the museum. She curated the Victorian Case collection in the museum boardroom.  Her editing skills for professional papers were unsurpassed!


Sophie was also an avid birder, I remember her finding a Common Yellowthroat in New Castle on the Wilmington CBC in the middle of an industrial park. She also had a female Yellow-headed Blackbird at her finder in downtown Wilmington. Her favorite was long walks on the beach looking for shorebirds and seashells. I hope you will be able to join her family in remembrance of this noble person.

Good birding,
Andy

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Date: 9/12/19 2:41 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (12 Sep 2019) 112 Raptors
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 12, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 7 7
Osprey 99 575 575
Bald Eagle 2 28 28
Northern Harrier 0 2 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 2 2
Cooper's Hawk 0 6 6
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 2 2
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 5 11 11
Merlin 4 14 14
Peregrine Falcon 2 4 4
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 112 654 654
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:45:00
Total observation time: 7.75 hours

Official Counter: Jennifer Ottinger

Observers: Donna Hoyt, John Hoyt, Susan Gruver

Visitors:
Thanks to Sue, Donna and John for assisting with the count today!
17 visitors


Weather:
Clear with a few clouds in the afternoon, hot with temps 27-30C, very light
W-NW winds in the morning turning ENE to SSE in the afternoon, vis 15km

Raptor Observations:
Fairly slow until the wind shifted easterly around noon. Nice Osprey
migration during the afternoon, birds coming in far to the north late in
the day, a few Kestrels and Merlin, 2 Peregrine Falcons, 2 migrant Bald
Eagles.


Non-raptor Observations:
Common Loon, Brown Pelican, Common Tern, Barn Swallows, Chimney Swift,
Northern Bobwhite heard calling near the platform late in the day,
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher.

Predictions:
Chance for overnight showers, cloudy, high 70F (finally cooling down), NE
wind 20-25mph

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Date: 9/12/19 2:23 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (12 Sep 2019) 30 Raptors
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 12, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 2 73 73
Bald Eagle 4 47 47
Northern Harrier 1 8 8
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 18 18
Cooper's Hawk 1 13 13
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 7 35 35
Broad-winged Hawk 1 32 32
Red-tailed Hawk 9 32 32
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 3 14 14
Merlin 0 6 6
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 30 281 281
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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: Bob Strahorn, Dirk Robinson, Ed Rohrbach, Joe Swertinski,
Judy Montgomery, Kim Steininger, Ryan Crane, Sally O'Byrne

Visitors:
8


Weather:
Hot with light northwesterly winds. One rain shower at the very end as we
were packing up.

Raptor Observations:
Some raptor activity throughout the morning but very slow in the afternoon.
Only one broad-wing! Where are they? Decent numbers of shoulders and tails.
A few kestrels and one harrier.

Non-raptor Observations:
200+ chimney swifts, 3 ruby-throated hummingbirds, 19 monarchs, 95 spotted
lanternflies.

eBird checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59716179

Predictions:
Friday: Mostly cloudy then more sun. High 23C. Winds E at 15-25km/h. Expect
light migration.

Saturday: Mostly cloudy. Chance of shower or thunderstorm. High 26C. Winds
SSE at 10-15km/h. Expect light migration.

Sunday: Partly cloudy. Chance of shower or thunderstorm. High 29C. Winds NW
at 10-15km/h. Expect light to moderate migration.
========================================================================
Report submitted by David Brown (<davidebrownpa...>)
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Date: 9/12/19 7:39 am
From: Alice Mohrman <alice...>
Subject: [de-birds] Bird Walk at Abbott's Mill Nature Center: Thurs. Sept. 19
Fall season FREE Bird Walks begin on Thursday, Sept. 19 through Oct. 31. Meet at 8:30 am at Abbott's Mill Nature Center, 15411 Abbotts Pond Road, Milford, 19963. Walk is approximately 2 hours. Binoculars are available for borrow. Novice to expert welcome! For more information contact (302) 422-0847.

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Date: 9/11/19 5:39 pm
From: William Young <wayoung04...>
Subject: [de-birds] Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge
To Delaware Birders,

My name is William Young, and I am a young birder from Lancaster, PA. As part of the American Birding Association's Young Birder of the Year Contest, I am required to go birding, document what I see, and share it with other birders. This email helps to fulfill those requirements.

Recently I had the opportunity to bird Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, and I observed a multitude of shorebird species. Please see below for the eBird checklist.

Thank you and have a wonderful evening.

Sincerely,

William Young

.........

Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge, Kent, Delaware, US
Sep 1, 2019 1:22 PM - 3:08 PM
Protocol: Traveling
2.6 mile(s)
Comments: Clear and warm with a temperature of 81 degrees Fahrenheit. No wind. Tide at high, but beginning to go out. Birds active, and foraging throughout. This checklist is part of the 2020 Young Birder of the Year Contest Field Notebook Module.
31 species

Canada Goose 12 Flock at Shearness Pool.
Mourning Dove 4 Flyovers.
American Avocet 39 Almost equal amounts of adult and immatures.
Black-bellied Plover 1 With AGPL.
American Golden-Plover 4 Throughout. Mostly foraging with other plover species.
Semipalmated Plover 24 Loosely associating with each other and KILL.
Killdeer 12
Stilt Sandpiper 14 Throughout.
Least Sandpiper 22 Mostly with Semilpalmateds.
White-rumped Sandpiper 8 Throughout, seen well. Not associating with any other species.
Pectoral Sandpiper 8
Semipalmated Sandpiper 132 Close count. Ubiquitous. Actively foraging.
Western Sandpiper 3 Seen very well. Closely compared to Semipalmateds. Slightly drooped bill;l, and small differences in plumage and structure concluded the identification.
Short-billed Dowitcher 26 Together with LBDO. Small, distinctive differences noted compared to LBDO.
Long-billed Dowitcher 8 Seen well. Compared to LBDO.
Solitary Sandpiper 1
Lesser Yellowlegs 3 Together in far end of Raymond Pool.
Laughing Gull 6 With other gulls.
Ring-billed Gull 7
Herring Gull 4
Forster's Tern 3 On sandbar in Shearness Pool.
Royal Tern 4 Throat, at times harassing other birds.
Great Egret 6 Mostly flyovers. Total not including a dead bird seen at Raymond Pool.
Snowy Egret 1 With GREA.
Turkey Vulture 3
Osprey 8 Seen in kettle with TUVU.
Blue Jay 3
American Crow 6
Gray Catbird 1 In wooded area, skulking in underbrush.
Common Grackle 4 Flyover.
Northern Cardinal 3

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59536510

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://ebird.org/home)

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Date: 9/11/19 3:24 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (11 Sep 2019) 14 Raptors
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 11, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 3 71 71
Bald Eagle 3 43 43
Northern Harrier 0 7 7
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 16 16
Cooper's Hawk 1 12 12
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 3 28 28
Broad-winged Hawk 0 31 31
Red-tailed Hawk 0 23 23
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 11 11
Merlin 2 6 6
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 14 251 251
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers: Dean Coffin, Joe Johnson

Visitors:
3


Weather:
Mostly cloudy in the morning becoming hot and clear by the end of the day.
Light WSW winds.

Raptor Observations:
Not many migrants. A few ospreys and bald eagles. No broad-winged hawks.
Two merlins seen harassing other raptors, including a kestrel.

Non-raptor Observations:
25 bobolinks, 4 monarchs, 15 spotted lanternflies, Goodyear Blimp Wingfoot
Two.

eBird: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59696164

Predictions:
Thursday: Clouds and sun with scattered thunderstorms. High 27C. Winds WNW
at 15-25km/h. Expect light migration.

Friday: Mostly cloudy. Some sprinkles. High 21C. Winds SE at 10-15km/h.
Expect light migration.

Saturday: Cloudy with showers. High 24C. Winds S at 10-15km/h. Expect very
light migration.
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Report submitted by David Brown (<davidebrownpa...>)
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Date: 9/11/19 1:39 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (11 Sep 2019) 35 Raptors
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 11, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 2 7 7
Osprey 24 476 476
Bald Eagle 4 26 26
Northern Harrier 1 2 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 2 2
Cooper's Hawk 2 6 6
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 2 2
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 6 6
Merlin 1 10 10
Peregrine Falcon 1 2 2
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 35 542 542
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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: Susan Gruver

Visitors:
Thanks Sue for helping with the count today!
10 visitors


Weather:
Partly cloudy, hot with temps 25-33C, light SW,S to variable winds, vis
18km.


Raptor Observations:
Mostly Osprey with a few other species migrating today. Four migrant Bald
Eagles, a Harrier, two Cooper's Hawks, a Merlin and a Peregrine Falcon.

Non-raptor Observations:
Fairly quiet overall. Cardinal, Goldfinch, Barn Swallows, Chimney Swift and
a few terns.

Predictions:
Slight chance of afternoon showers, high 83F, W wind turning E in the
afternoon 10mph.

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Date: 9/11/19 1:34 pm
From: Anthony Gonzon <000006c8652c0e76-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [de-birds] Monthly DOS Meeting - Wednesday, September 18
September DOS Meeting – Connecting the Dots:Understanding Dramatic Declines in a Widespread Migratory Shorebird, theSemipalmated Sandpiper

September 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Help DOS kick off our new program year at 7:00 PM onWednesday, September 18 at the Ashland Nature Center for a great evening withDr. David Mizrahi!
Connecting the Dots: Understanding Dramatic Declines in aWidespread Migratory Shorebird, the Semipalmated Sandpiper

 
In the talk, Dr. Mizrahi will discuss the challengesfacing migratory shorebirds and the research he has done in DE Bay and beyondto help us develop more effective conservation strategies.

Dr. David Mizrahi earned his PhD in Zoology atClemson University. His dissertation research focused on the ecology,physiology and behavior of Least and Semiplamated Sandpipers during springmigration staging periods in Delaware Bay. For the last 20 years he has heldthe position of Vice-president for Research and Monitoring at New JerseyAudubon. Dr. Mizrahi’s area of expertise is the ecology and conservation ofshorebirds with a primary focus on Semipalmated Sandpipers and other shorebirdspecies that winter in northern South America and migrate through the westernAtlantic region. Since 1995, he has conducted important research on the ecologyand behavior of shorebirds using soft-sediment habitats in Delaware Bay,including investigating the relationship between horseshoe crab eggavailability and weight gain potential in Semipalmated Sandpipers,relationships between habitat use and foraging strategies, and migrationphenology and connectivity using nanotag technology. In 2008, he initiated acomprehensive shorebird research and conservation program in northeastern SouthAmerica with partners in Suriname, French Guiana and Brazil. This includes workon spatial relationships between wintering, migrating and breeding populationsusing remote sensing techniques and stable isotopes, habitat use and foragingbehavior, physiological preparation for northward migration, the impacts ofshrimp aquaculture on foraging behavior and contaminants exposure, andaddressing illegal and unregulated shorebird hunting in the region. His currentresearch endeavors to develop apparent winter survival estimates forSemipalmated Sandpipers in the northern region of South America and use theseand similar data from migration staging and breeding areas to develop a fulllife-cycle, migration network model that helps to focus conservation strategiesfor the species.


 
Join us and bring a friend!
Good birding,
 
Anthony Gonzon, VP/Program Chair


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Date: 9/11/19 3:13 am
From: Richard Julian <rwjulian66...>
Subject: [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Tuesday Sept. 10 Bird Walk sightings
Sep 10, 2019 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Cape Henlopen SP--Nature Center
Comments: Started at Cape Henlopen Nature Center than visited the Point overlook
30 species

Black Scoter
Wild Turkey
Mourning Dove
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Laughing Gull
Herring Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Caspian Tern
Double-crested Cormorant
Brown Pelican at the Point
Great Blue Heron
Turkey Vulture
Osprey
Cooper's Hawk
Bald Eagle
Merlin
Eastern Wood-Pewee
White-eyed Vireo
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Tree Swallow
Brown-headed Nuthatch at Nature Center feeder
Carolina Wren
Northern Mockingbird
Cedar Waxwing
House Finch
American Goldfinch
Pine Warbler
Northern Cardinal
Blue Grosbeak at the Point

Richard Julian

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Date: 9/10/19 4:00 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (10 Sep 2019) 28 Raptors
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 10, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 5 68 68
Bald Eagle 6 40 40
Northern Harrier 0 7 7
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 15 15
Cooper's Hawk 1 11 11
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 5 25 25
Broad-winged Hawk 1 31 31
Red-tailed Hawk 6 23 23
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 2 10 10
Merlin 0 4 4
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 28 237 237
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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: Dennis Davis, Joe Swertinski, Kim Steininger

Visitors:
3


Weather:
Mostly sunny with light and variable southerly winds.

Raptor Observations:
A small number of migrant raptors including 5 ospreys and 6 bald eagles.

Non-raptor Observations:
2 ruby-throated hummingbirds, great crested flycatcher, 12 monarchs, 23
spotted lanternflies.

eBird: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59670806

Predictions:
We are starting to get into broad-winged hawk season. Accuracy of
predictions will vary depending on what route large groups of broad-wings
take this year. The last two years the peak day has been around September
23rd, but it could easily come a week earlier if weather conditions are
right.

Wednesday: Clouds and sun. High 32C. Winds SW at 10-15km/h. Expect light
migration.

Thursday: Partly cloudy early with chance of thunderstorms in the
afternoon. High 31C. Winds NNW at 10-15km/h. Expect light to moderate
migration.

Friday: Cloudy. High 23C. Winds E at 15-25km/h. Expect light migration.
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Date: 9/10/19 2:32 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (10 Sep 2019) 28 Raptors
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 10, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 5 5
Osprey 21 452 452
Bald Eagle 4 22 22
Northern Harrier 0 1 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 2 2
Cooper's Hawk 0 4 4
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 1 2 2
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 6 6
Merlin 0 9 9
Peregrine Falcon 1 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 28 507 507
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Jennifer Ottinger

Observers: Paula Hancock, Susan Gruver

Visitors:
Thanks Sue, Paula, and Nicole for helping with the count! Thanks to Liz for
stopping by this afternoon.
24 visitors


Weather:
Clear to partly cloudy, temp 25-26C, light E,ESE,SE winds, vis 20km.

Raptor Observations:
Mostly Osprey moving through, four Bald Eagles, a Red-shouldered Hawk, one
Red-tailed Hawk, and our first Peregrine Falcon.

Non-raptor Observations:
Brown Pelican (24), Brown-headed Nuthatch, Barn Swallow, Bobolink.

Predictions:
Sunny and hot, high 85F, SW wind at 10mph.

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Date: 9/9/19 5:29 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (09 Sep 2019) 43 Raptors
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 09, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 10 63 63
Bald Eagle 9 34 34
Northern Harrier 0 7 7
Sharp-shinned Hawk 9 13 13
Cooper's Hawk 0 10 10
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 4 20 20
Broad-winged Hawk 4 30 30
Red-tailed Hawk 3 17 17
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 8 8
Merlin 2 4 4
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 1 1
Unknown Falcon 1 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 43 209 209
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers: Ian Stewart, Joe Sebastiani, Larry Pilot

Visitors:
6


Weather:
Winds light and variable. Overall warm day. Cloudy for the first few hours
so no flight. Then increasing sun until nearly completely blue skies before
clouding over again in the afternoon.

Raptor Observations:
A decent flight during periods of sunshine. 10 ospreys and 9 bald eagles,
mostly very high in the early afternoon. 9 sharpies was the first decent
push of the season. Still not many broad-wings (4). A pair of merlins put
on an excellent show for an extended period in the late afternoon, catching
green darners and flying extremely close to us.

Non-raptor Observations:
12 common nighthawks, 2 lesser yellowlegs, warbling vireo, common raven, 2
brown-headed cowbirds, 3 American redstarts, 2 Cape May warblers,
chestnut-sided warbler, Canada warbler, 16 monarchs, 100+ spotted
lanternflies flying high in the sky (first time seeing so many here).

eBird checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59648969

Predictions:
Tuesday: Partly cloudy, high 28C. Winds SW at 10-15m/h. Expect light
migration.

Wednesday: Clouds and sun. High 32C. Winds SW at 10-15km/h. Expect light
migration.

Thursday: Partly cloudy with afternoon showers. High 31C. Winds NW at
10-15km/h. Expect light migration.
========================================================================
Report submitted by David Brown (<davidebrownpa...>)
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Date: 9/9/19 2:33 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (09 Sep 2019) 115 Raptors
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 09, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 5 5
Osprey 106 431 431
Bald Eagle 7 18 18
Northern Harrier 0 1 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 2 2
Cooper's Hawk 1 4 4
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 0 6 6
Merlin 1 9 9
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 115 479 479
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Susan Gruver

Observers: Ann Dinkel, Dennis Foley, Kevin Bronson

Visitors:
thank you to Ann,Kevin and Dennis for their help today.19 visitors


Weather:
temp.-24-27c.,wind NE/ENE/E at 5-8 mph., visb 20k., clcv 95-30%

Raptor Observations:
Osprey were off to a slow start today. 7 migrating Bald Eagles and our two
local adults sitting on the tower.

Non-raptor Observations:
209-DCCO's, Redstart,18-Brown Pelicans,

Predictions:
high 77, wind East 5-10 mph
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Date: 9/8/19 2:25 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (08 Sep 2019) 165 Raptors
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 08, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 5 5
Osprey 159 325 325
Bald Eagle 1 11 11
Northern Harrier 0 1 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 2 2
Cooper's Hawk 1 3 3
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 1 6 6
Merlin 2 8 8
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 1 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 165 364 364
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Susan Gruver

Observers: Ann Dinkel

Visitors:
thank you to Ann for helping today. visitors-12


Weather:
wind NNW/NNE/NE/ENE at 4-5 mph., temp 22-26c., visb 20k. clcv 90/75/40/2/20
%

Raptor Observations:
a really nice, busy flight of Osprey in the morning and then the wind
changed to NE/ENE and that really slowed down the migration.

Non-raptor Observations:
8-Brown Pelicans, White-eyed Vireo, Redstart

Predictions:
high 76, 20% chance of rain, wind ENE at 10-15 mph
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Date: 9/8/19 2:09 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (08 Sep 2019) 20 Raptors
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 08, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 2 53 53
Bald Eagle 3 25 25
Northern Harrier 1 7 7
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 4 4
Cooper's Hawk 1 10 10
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 16 16
Broad-winged Hawk 5 26 26
Red-tailed Hawk 4 14 14
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 7 7
Merlin 0 2 2
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 20 166 166
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers: Andy Westerbaan, Kris Benarcik, Sharon Helmerich

Visitors:
14


Weather:
Mostly sunny with light northwesterly winds.

Raptor Observations:
A handful of migrants. Little overall activity in the afternoon.

Non-raptor Observations:
Common nighthawk, 2 ruby-throated hummingbirds, common raven, purple
martin, bank swallow, 25 bobolinks, 2 magnolia warblers, chestnut-sided
warbler, 6 monarchs, many spotted lanternflies.

eBird checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59617694

Predictions:
Monday: Cloudier early. High 26C. Winds ENE at 10-15km/h. Expect light
migration

Tuesday: Partly cloudy. High 27C. Winds ESE at 10-15km/h. Expect light
migration.

Wednesday: Partly cloudy. High 31C. Winds SW at 10-15km/h. Expect light
migration.
========================================================================
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Date: 9/7/19 4:26 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (07 Sep 2019) 118 Raptors
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 07, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 5 5
Osprey 105 166 166
Bald Eagle 6 10 10
Northern Harrier 1 1 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 2 2
Cooper's Hawk 0 2 2
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 2 5 5
Merlin 3 6 6
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
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: 118 199 199
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter: Jennifer Ottinger

Observers: Rob Schroeder, Susan Gruver

Visitors:
Thanks to Sue and Rob S. for helping with the count today! Thanks to Paul
for stopping by this morning, and to Rich for stopping by late in the day.
34 visitors


Weather:
Clear turning partly cloudy in the afternoon, temp 19-24C, light NNW,NW
wind turning N later in the day, vis 23km.
Nice day for migration.


Raptor Observations:
Osprey were on the move today! Our first big flight with over 100 Osprey
and raptors migrating late into the afternoon, six Bald Eagles, our first
Northern Harrier, a Sharp-shinned Hawk and a few Kestrels and Merlin.

Non-raptor Observations:
GULL-BILLED TERN, Brown Pelican (24), Great Egret (3) American Redstart,
Prairie Warbler, several Barn Swallow and a Cliff Swallow.

Predictions:
Sunny, high 77F, NE wind 5-10mph

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Date: 9/7/19 2:57 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (07 Sep 2019) 41 Raptors
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 07, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 7 51 51
Bald Eagle 6 22 22
Northern Harrier 1 6 6
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 2 2
Cooper's Hawk 2 9 9
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 2 15 15
Broad-winged Hawk 15 21 21
Red-tailed Hawk 3 10 10
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 3 6 6
Merlin 0 2 2
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 1 1 1
Unknown Buteo 1 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 41 146 146
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Kim Steininger

Observers: David Brown, Jen Driscoll, Maureen Markow, Paul Beckman,
Sharon Helmerich

Visitors:
10


Weather:
Mostly sunny becoming mostly cloudy in the last 2 hours. Moderate NW winds.

Raptor Observations:
Raptor numbers beginning to increase but difficult viewing today.

Non-raptor Observations:
Common nighthawk, 3 ruby-throated hummingbirds, 2 common ravens,
black-and-white warbler, 3 American redstarts, 2 magnolia warblers,
blackburnian warbler, chestnut-sided warbler, Canada warbler, indigo
bunting, 20 monarchs.

eBird: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59588936

Predictions:
Sunday: Sunny with a few clouds. High 27C. Winds NW at 10-15km/h. Expect
light to moderate migration, similar to today.

Monday: Mostly cloudy. High 25C. Winds NE at 10-15km/h. Expect light
migration.

Tuesday: Mix of sun and clouds. High 27C. Winds SE at 10-15km/h. Expect
light migration.
========================================================================
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Date: 9/6/19 11:44 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (06 Sep 2019) 7 Raptors
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 06, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 4 44 44
Bald Eagle 0 16 16
Northern Harrier 2 5 5
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 2 2
Cooper's Hawk 1 7 7
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 13 13
Broad-winged Hawk 0 6 6
Red-tailed Hawk 0 7 7
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 3 3
Merlin 0 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: 7 105 105
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 13:00:00
Total observation time: 5 hours

Official Counter: Kim Steininger

Observers: Carol Spease, David Brown, Joe Swertinski, Nina DiPinto

Visitors:
4


Weather:
Overcast and cool. Light to moderate northeasterly winds. Afternoon rain
(from Dorian) ended the count early.

Raptor Observations:
Only a handful of migrants: 4 ospreys, 2 harriers, a Cooper's hawk. A small
number of local vultures were up as well and one non-migrant red-tail.

Non-raptor Observations:
1 monarch

Predictions:
Saturday: Sunny. High 26C. Winds NW at 15-30km/h. Decent conditions. Expect
light to moderate migration.

Sunday: Partly cloudy. High 25C. Winds NW at 10-15km/h. Decent conditions
again. Expect light to moderate migration.

Monday: Mostly cloudy then partly cloudy. High 24C. Winds ENE at 10-15km/h.
Expect light migration.
========================================================================
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Date: 9/5/19 4:10 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (05 Sep 2019) 35 Raptors
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 05, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 14 40 40
Bald Eagle 5 16 16
Northern Harrier 3 3 3
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 2 2
Cooper's Hawk 1 6 6
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 5 13 13
Broad-winged Hawk 3 6 6
Red-tailed Hawk 2 7 7
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 3 3
Merlin 1 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: 35 98 98
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers: Dan Walker, David Beattie, Nina DiPinto, Sue McLaughlin

Visitors:
5


Weather:
Mostly cloudy but bright. Not as hot, with light to moderate northeasterly
winds.

Raptor Observations:
Migration is starting to pick up a bit with 14 ospreys, the first 3
northern harriers of the season, 3 broad-winged hawks, a kestrel, and a
merlin.

Non-raptor Observations:
Common nighthawk, double-crested cormorant, 4 ruby-throated hummingbirds,
warbling vireo, 2 common ravens, blue grosbeak, 14 monarchs.

eBird checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59537918

Predictions:
Friday: Cloudy. High 21C. Winds NE at 15-30km/h. Expect light to moderate
migration. Could be a nice osprey push.

Saturday: Sunny. High 27C. Winds NW at 15-25km/h. Expect light to moderate
migration. Overall good conditions but still early and blue skies will make
spotting birds more difficult.

Sunday: Mix of sun and clouds. High 25C. Winds NW at 10-15km/h. Expect
light to moderate migration.
========================================================================
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Date: 9/5/19 2:05 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (05 Sep 2019) 14 Raptors
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 05, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 5 5
Osprey 12 61 61
Bald Eagle 0 4 4
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 1 1
Cooper's Hawk 0 2 2
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 1 3 3
Merlin 1 3 3
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
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: 14 81 81
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 14:30:00
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Official Counter: Jennifer Ottinger

Observers: Art Zdancewic, Susan Gruver

Visitors:
Thanks Sue and Art for assisting with the count!
26 visitors


Weather:
overcast, cooler with temps 22-24C, strong gusty winds E, ESE at 12-15mph
with gusts to 20mph, vis 18km


Raptor Observations:
Several Osprey and one Kestrel and one Merlin moving out ahead of the
storm. One resident adult Bald Eagle.

Non-raptor Observations:
Parasitic Jaeger, Brown Pelican (16), Great Blue Heron (6), Oystercatcher,
Chimney Swift.

Predictions:
Rain, high 75F, NE wind 20-30mph

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Date: 9/5/19 4:29 am
From: Richard Julian <rwjulian66...>
Subject: [de-birds] Cape Henlopen State Park Tuesday Bird Walks Start Sept. 10
Cape Henlopen State Park’s weekly Tuesday morning bird walks will start on Sept. 10.

Please meet at the Nature Center by 8 a.m. and explore the park for 2-hours looking for resident and fall migrators.

Bring a friend, we have binoculars to borrow.

Richard Julian
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Date: 9/4/19 3:14 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (04 Sep 2019) 11 Raptors
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 04, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 5 5
Osprey 7 49 49
Bald Eagle 1 4 4
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 1 1
Cooper's Hawk 1 2 2
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 1 1 1
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 2 2
Merlin 0 2 2
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 1 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 11 67 67
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 14:30:00
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Official Counter: Jennifer Ottinger

Observers: Susan Gruver

Visitors:
Thanks to Sue and Bill for helping with the count in the heat today!



Weather:
Clear turning partly cloudy, temp 25-33C, SW,WSW wind 7-10mph, vis 18km.

Raptor Observations:
Very slow with the S-SW wind, a few Osprey, one adult Bald Eagle, a
Cooper's Hawk, and our first Red-tailed Hawk.

Non-raptor Observations:
Black-bellied Plover, Great Egret, Purple Martin, Cliff Swallow, Least
Flycatcher, Pine Warbler.

Predictions:
Chance of rain in the afternoon, cloudy, high 75F, NE wind 15-20mph.
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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
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
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
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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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Date: 9/3/19 3:22 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (03 Sep 2019) 16 Raptors
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 03, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 5 22 22
Bald Eagle 2 10 10
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 1 1
Cooper's Hawk 1 4 4
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 4 8 8
Broad-winged Hawk 0 2 2
Red-tailed Hawk 2 2 2
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 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: 16 52 52
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:30:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers: Angie Barbato, Kim Steininger

Visitors:
3


Weather:
Mostly sunny with light northeasterly winds. Hot.

Raptor Observations:
Still only a relatively small number of migrants but good conditions for
thermals. 5 ospreys, a kestrel, and the first sharpie of the season plus a
handful of Buteos.

Non-raptor Observations:
Great crested flycatcher, common raven, spotted lanternfly.

eBird checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59493737

Predictions:
Wednesday: Clouds and sun. Showers possible. High 31C. Winds SW at
15-25km/h. Expect light migration.

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

Friday: Cloudy with rain showers. High 21C. Winds NE at 15-30km/h. May be
influenced by Dorian.
========================================================================
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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
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
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
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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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Date: 9/2/19 3:06 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (02 Sep 2019) 22 Raptors
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 02, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 5 5 5
Osprey 14 17 17
Bald Eagle 1 2 2
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0
Cooper's Hawk 1 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 1 1
Merlin 0 0 0
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: 22 26 26
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Susan Gruver

Observers: Ann Dinkel

Visitors:
thank you to Ann for helping me today. 26 visitors


Weather:
temp.-24-28c., wind SSE/S.,clcv 20-60 %., visb. 20/15/18k

Raptor Observations:
one adult Bald Eagle and 5 Turkey Vultures came in very high over the Point
and continued high to the SW. Our first Kestrel and Cooper's Hawk.

Non-raptor Observations:
Brown Pelicans, Kingbirds

Predictions:
sunny, high 78, wind NE 5-10 mph
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Date: 9/2/19 2:45 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (02 Sep 2019) 10 Raptors
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 02, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 5 17 17
Bald Eagle 1 8 8
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0
Cooper's Hawk 1 3 3
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 3 4 4
Broad-winged Hawk 0 2 2
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 0
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 1 1
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: 10 36 36
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers: Jessica Shahan, Kris Benarcik, Nina DiPinto

Visitors:
16


Weather:
Rainy and muggy in the early hours. Clearing later with some sun. Light
southwesterly winds. Rain at 3:30pm EST ended the count.

Raptor Observations:
Only 10 migrants. Half were late-day ospreys

Non-raptor Observations:
7 ruby-throated hummingbirds, herring gull, blue-gray gnatcatcher, 2
bobolinks, 1 monarch

Predictions:
Tuesday: Mostly sunny. High 29C. Winds light and variable. Light to
moderate migration.

Wednesday: Partly cloudy then scattered thunderstorms. High 31C. Winds SW
at 15-25km/h. Light migration.

Thursday: Cloudy. High 23C. Winds NE at 10-15km/h. Light to moderate
migration.
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Date: 9/1/19 4:04 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (01 Sep 2019) 26 Raptors
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 01, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 12 12 12
Bald Eagle 7 7 7
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0
Cooper's Hawk 2 2 2
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 2 2 2
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 0
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 1 1
Merlin 1 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: 26 26 26
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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: Angie Barbato, David Beattie, Dennis Davis, George Harrison,
Jim Lewis, Kim Steininger, Kris Benarcik, Lisa Smith,
Nina DiPinto, Sharon Helmerich

Visitors:
19


Weather:
Partly sunny and hot with light easterly winds

Raptor Observations:
Ospreys were the most numerous migrant with 12. Seven bald eagles counted
as migrants plus a handful of others seen. A kestrel and merlin chasing
each other.

Non-raptor Observations:
1 common nighthawk, double-crested cormorant, house sparrow, cliff swallow,
American redstart, 12 ruby-throated hummingbirds, spotted lanternfly, 9
monarchs.

eBird checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59439228

Predictions:
Monday: Partly cloudy with chance of thunderstorms. High 29C. Winds SSW at
10-15km/h. Expect light migration.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny. High 29C. Winds N at 10-15km/h. Expect moderate
migration.

Wednesday: Partly cloudy with afternoon showers. High 31C. Winds SW at
15-25km/h. Expect light migration.
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Date: 9/1/19 3:18 pm
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Subject: [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (01 Sep 2019) 4 Raptors
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 01, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 3 3 3
Bald Eagle 1 1 1
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 0
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 0 0 0
Merlin 0 0 0
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: 4 4 4
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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: Ann Dinkel, Nancy Cunningham, Susan Gruver

Visitors:
Welcome to the 2019 Hawk Watch season! Thanks to Sue, Ann, Nancy and Bill
for helping with the count today!
20 visitors


Weather:
Clear turning partly cloudy, temp 24-25C, E,ESE wind 10mph, vis 15-20km

Raptor Observations:
A few Osprey moving through and one juvenile Bald Eagle.


Non-raptor Observations:
Brown Pelican, Oystercatcher, Common Tern, Royal Tern, Caspian Tern, RT
Hummingbird, Purple Martin, several Eastern Kingbirds.


Predictions:
Cloudy, high 82F, slight chance for showers, S wind at 10mph.
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Date: 8/30/19 6:48 pm
From: Andy Ednie, Claymont, DE. <000006be14ba5998-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [de-birds] RBA: Birdline Delaware, August 30th, 2019
RBA
* Delaware
* Statewide
* August 30, 2019
* DEST 1908.30

*Birds mentioned
Brant
Northern Shoveler
Blue-winged Teal
Wild Turkey
Northern Bobwhite
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Common Nighthawk
Belted Kingfisher
Ruby Throated Hummingbird
Pied-billed Grebe
Common Gallinule
Sandhill Crane
American Oystercatcher
American Avocet
Black-bellied Plover
Semipalmated Plover
Piping Plover
HUDSONIAN GODWIT
Ruddy Turnstone
Sanderling
BAIRD’S SANDPIPER
White-rumped Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Stilt Sandpiper
Short-billed Dowitcher
Long-billed Dowitcher
Wilson’s Snipe
WILSON’S PHALAROPE
Greater Yellowlegs
Willet
Lesser Yellowlegs
Spotted Sandpiper
Solitary Sandpiper
Least Tern
Caspian Tern
Common Tern
Royal Tern
Black Skimmer
Lesser Black-backed Gull
American White Pelican
Brown Pelican
Least Bittern
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Little Blue Heron
Tricolored Heron
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night Heron
Yellow-crowned Night Heron
Glossy Ibis
White Ibis
Northern Harrier
Osprey
Bald Eagle
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-headed Woodpecker
Merlin
Peregrine Falcon
Least Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird
Yellow-throated Vireo
Warbling Vireo
White-eyed Vireo
Common Raven
Fish Crow
Bank Swallow
Brown-headed Nuthatch
SEDGE WREN
Veery
Bobolink
Boat-tailed Grackle
Baltimore Oriole
Ovenbird
Northern Waterthrush
Prothonotary Warbler
Blue-winged Warbler
GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER
Nashville Warbler
Black-And-White Warbler
American Redstart
Northern Parula
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Yellow-throated Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Pine Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Canada Warbler
Summer Tanager

Hotline: Birdline Delaware
Date: August 30, 2019
To Report: Andy Ednie 302-792-9591 (VOICE)
Compiler: Andy Ednie (<ednieap...>)
Coverage: Delaware, Delmarva Peninsula, nearby Delaware Valley, Southern
New Jersey, Maryland

For the Labor Day weekend, on Friday, August 30th, this is Birdline Delaware from the Delaware Museum of Natural History in Greenville. The unofficial Delaware Annual list remains at 311 species. 17 species of Warbler were reported this week.

Offshore storms sometimes blow in pelagic shorebirds inland. A low-pressure center moving off the coast on Wednesday produced 10 HUDSONIAN GODWITS in Raymond Pool in Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge near Smyrna. A WILSON’S PHALAROPE was seen at the refuge on Saturday. There was a peak count of 26 AMERICAN WHITE PELICANS flying over the saltmarsh opposite Shearness Pool last weekend. A peak count of 1350 AMERICAN AVOCETS were reported along with 280 BLACK-BELLIED, 240 SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, WESTERN, WHITE-RUMPED, PECTORAL and STILT SANDPIPER, SHORT-BILLED and LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER, plus GREATER and LESSER YELLOWLEGS. Offshore storms also produced a peak count of 250 CASPIAN TERNS at Shearness Pool. Waders reported included TRICOLORED, LITTLE BLUE and BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERON along with GLOSSY IBIS. Migrant land birds included VEERY, BOBOLINK, YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT, AMERICAN REDSTART, BLACK AND WHITE and YELLOW WARBLER. WILD TURKEY and NORTHERN BOBWHITE were seen at the Vi!
sitor Center. PEREGRINE FALCON and 10 BALD EAGLES were counted hunting over the refuge. The previous reported SEDGE WREN continues to be heard along the Raymond Loop Road in the field before the Raymond Tower parking lot.

The previously reported BAIRD’S SANDPIPER was last seen on Saturday at Prime Hook Beach Road. WILSON SNIPE, DUNLIN, PECTORAL, STILT, WESTERN, WHITE-RUMPED, and SPOTTED SANDPIPER, LONG-BILLED and SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER, GREATER and LESSER YELLOWLEGS, RUDDY TURNSTONE, plus WILLET were also reported. Waterfowl included BLUE WINGED TEAL and NORTHERN SHOVELER. BLACK SKIMMER was seen in the Tern flock along with LEAST, CASPIAN, and ROYAL TERN. NORTHERN HARRIER was seen hunting over the marsh. PROTHONOTARY WARBLER was found at Deep Branch Road and Fleetwood Pond. Sixteen WHITE IBIS were seen at Oyster rocks Road.

Two BLACK SKIMMERS were reported at Dupont Nature Center. Shorebirds seen included AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER, RUDDY TURNSTONE, SANDERLING, BLACK-BELLIED and SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, plus SPOTTED and SOLITARY SANDPIPER. There was a flyby MERLIN on Saturday.

There was a big flock of 366 WHITE IBIS at Gordon’s Pond in Cape Henlopen State Park. WILSON’S PHALAROPE was seen feeding along the shoreline. Other sandpipers included BLACK-BELLIED and SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, SANDERLING, STILT, WESTERN, and SPOTTED SANDPIPER, NORTHERN SHOVELER and PIED-BILLED GREBE were found on the pond. A pair of COMMON NIGHTHAWKS were seen in the evening.

Eight LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS were found at Herring Point in Cape Henlopen State Park along with CASPIAN and ROYAL TERN. Shorebirds seen included BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, WILLET, and RUDDY TURNSTONE. BROWN PELICANS were seen flying offshore. EASTERN KINGBIRD was seen along the overlook. Eleven AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHERS along with PIPING and SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, SANDERLING, and RUDDY TURNSTONE at Cape Henlopen Point. Three BLACK SKIMMERS along with LEAST, COMMON, ROYAL and CASPIAN TERNS were seen in the Tern flock. BRANT continues to be seen offshore. Several BROWN PELICANS were seen flying by the point.

Ten WHITE IBIS were seen at Burton’s Island in Delaware Seashore State Park behind the North Marina at Indian River Inlet along with 8 TRICOLORED HERON, 2 CATTLE EGRETS, and a YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT HERON. LITTLE BLUE HERON was seen at Bethany Beach. MUTE SWAN and 6 PIED-BILLED GREBES were seen at Assawoman Wildlife Area near Fenwick Island.

RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen at Massey’s Landing at the end of Long Neck. RED-HEADED WOODPECKER and BROWN-HEADED NUTHATCH were seen at the Herring Point Trail on Angola Neck, along with 3 TRICOLORED HERONS. Two LEAST FLYCATCHERS were seen at Nanticoke Wildlife Area along with BOBOLINK, WHITE-EYED VIREO, and SUMMER TANAGER. BALTIMORE ORIOLE was seen in Seaford. RED-SHOULDERED HAWK and YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO were seen in a yard in Harbison along with 20 RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRDS.

BROWN-HEADED NUTHATCH, PINE and YELLOW-THROATED WARBLER reported at Big Stone Beach Road in Milford Neck Wildlife Area. PEREGRINE, BALD EAGLE, and OSPREY were seen hunting over the saltmarsh. WESTERN SANDPIPER and SEMIPALMATED PLOVER were reported at Big Stone Beach. A single RED KNOT was reported with SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER at Port Mahon on along with SANDERLING, SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, and ROYAL TERN. BOBOLINK and BOAT-TAILED GRACKLE were found in the marsh. A flock of 30 BOBOLINK were reported in Frederica along with migrant NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH and MAGNOLIA WARBLER.

A female GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER, the third for the season was found Thursday at Middle Run Natural Area near Newark. Also reported was NASHVILLE, BLUE-WINGED, BLACKBURNIAN, MAGNOLIA, CHESTNUT-SIDED, and BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER. At White Clay Creek State Park, OVENBIRD, BLACKBURNIAN, BLUE-WINGED, CANADA, CHESTNUT-SIDED, and YELLOW WARBLER along with YELLOW-THROATED VIREO was found along Creek Road. MAGNOLIA, CANADA, CHESTNUT SIDED, PRAIRIE, and BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER reported at Ashland Nature Center along with WARBLING VIREO and VEERY.

AMERICAN REDSTART, OVENBIRD, CANADA, CHESTNUT-SIDED, AND BLUE-WINGED WARBLER along with WARBLING VIREO at Brandywine Creek State Park. A pair of BELTED KINGFISHERS were seen along the creek. Four GREEN HERONS were seen at Hoopes Reservoir. NORTHERN PARULA, CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER, and AMERICAN REDSTART were found at Naaman’s Creek off Grubb Road.

The Heron Count at Veterans Park in Delaware City on Wednesday produced 303 LITTLE BLUE HERON, 375 CATTLE EGRET, 2 TRICOLORED HERONS, along with BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERON, GLOSSY IBIS, SNOWY and GREAT EGRET. There was a total of 9 BALD EAGLE, 8 OSPREY, and 75 FISH CROWS. A pair of COMMON RAVENS were found Saturday at Fort Dupont State Park at the south end of Delaware City.


COMMON GALLINULE and SANDHILL CRANE were found at the Aston Tract in Augustine Wildlife Area along with LITTLE BLUE HERON. Migrants reported included EASTERN KINGBIRD and AMERICAN REDSTART. SPOTTED, PECTORAL, and SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER were seen at Port Penn impoundments along with CASPIAN TERN. Migrant land birds included BANK SWALLOW and BOBOLINK.

COMMON NIGHTHAWK migration is now underway with a peak count of 91 NIGHTHAWKS at Ashland Nature Center on Saturday. NIGHTHAWKS were also seen at Brandywine Creek State Park, Walnut Ridge near Centerville, Grenoble, and off Weldon Road in Brandywine Hundred.

Thanks to all the people that make the Birdline possible, including Lisa Smith, John Skibicki, Matt Sarver, Carolyn D’Amico, Bert Filmyr, Mike Rosengarten, Ann Scott, Jane Henderson, Debbie Beers, Scott Barnes, Phil Kearney, Christopher Elliot, Jeff Holmes, Scott Northey, Phil Thompson, Gary Griffith, Chris Bennett, Megan Kasprazak, Carolyn Holland, Bob Edelen, Wayne Longbottom, Amy and Jim White, Aaron Reb, Ellen Jacobson, Rob Blye, Dave Fees, Sue Gruver, Sharon Lynn, Jen Ottinger, Ian Stewart, Kitt Heckscher, Holly Merker, Kim Steininger, Bill Stewart, Chris Rowe, Dave Brown, Ryan Crane, Joe Swertinski and Joe Russell. Birdline needs your sightings. Please call your reports into 302-792-9591 or email <ednieap...> Until next week, this is Andy Ednie wishing you good birding!

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Date: 8/30/19 10:50 am
From: joe sebastiani <joe...>
Subject: [de-birds] Delaware Nature Society Free Bird Walks
Dear Birders: Next week, Delaware Nature Society begins some our Autumn birding programs, open to anyone.


* The Ashland Hawk Watch starts on Sunday, and runs daily, 9am-4pm, through the end of November. The Hawk Watch is a joint project between Delaware Nature Society, Delaware Ornithological Society, and the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control. David Brown will return as the Hawk Watcher for his third season, so come on up the hill and welcome him back! By the way, we are always looking for volunteers...those that can run the Hawk Watch, as well as assistants. If you would like to volunteer, we could use your help...please drop me a line.
* Sunday Bird Walks at Bucktoe Creek Preserve: 8am. 432 Sharp Road, Avondale, PA. (Sept-Nov)
* Tuesday Bird Walks at Middle Run Natural Area: 8am. Possum Hollow Road entrance, Newark, take a right just before you enter the Tri-state Bird Rescue. (Sept-Oct)
* Thursday Bird Walks at Flint Woods Preserve. 8am. 350 Twaddell Mill Road, Centerville, DE (Sept-Oct).

We hope to see you at these free, "just drop in", programs.

Joe Sebastiani
Ashland Nature Center Manager

Delaware Nature Society
Ashland Nature Center
3511 Barley Mill Road
P.O. Box 700
Hockessin, DE 19707
(302) 239-2334 ext. 115
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Date: 8/29/19 12:54 pm
From: Bennett, Chris (DNREC) <Chris.Bennett...>
Subject: [de-birds] Last Night's Evening Heronry Survey
Delaware State Parks staff with the help of three volunteers conducted the final evening heronry survey of the 2019 season last night in Delaware City. We once again dodged the iffy weather with only a very brief sprinkle that lasted about 2 minutes at the very beginning of the survey. As is usually for the August survey it started out very slowly with a grand total of 17 birds in the first hour. Things picked up considerably in the second hour with 118 in the first 30 half of that hour and 554 in the second half. Things tailed off in the last 25 minutes with 84 birds being recorded. We stopped five minutes short of the scheduled 8:10 stop time due to low light levels making it nearly impossible to see birds. As in the other surveys this year, the majority of the Cattle Egrets we counted were flying to the heronry from New Jersey. Most of those originated south of the island from the direction of Salem. This is a major shift from past years when most Cattle Egrets we counted were flying in from the west - many right down the branch canal. We ended with a total of 774 birds of eight species (only the third August survey with 8 species being recorded). It was pretty close to a direct count since only seven of those birds were counted leaving the island. This is the fifth highest total for an August count and about 100 birds over the average and nearly 200 over the median for all pervious August surveys. Additionally there were at least 25 to 30 white birds perched in trees in the heronry when we started along with a few birds feeding on the exposed beaches that we could see from Battery Park. We counted two Tricolored Herons - only the third time that we have recorded this species during an August survey (the others being 2018 and 2015). As is usual for an August survey Cattle Egret and Little Blue Heron made up the bulk of the total - 676 or 87% of the total. However seven of the eight species were counted in numbers that exceeded the average and median for all previous surveys. The eleven Great Egrets we counted was just a fraction below the average of 11.67 and above the median of 6. Typically by this time of year the majority of the birds that nest in the heronry have begun their southward migration or roost for the night near the areas where they feed during the day.

The first survey of 2020 is a mere six months away and will be conducted Wednesday, February 26 beginning at 3:51 pm. Below are the totals for yesterday's survey in the following format:

Species - total flying TO the heronry/total flying FROM the heronry:Total recorded - average of all previous August surveys/median of all previous August surveys

Great Blue Heron 6/1:7 - 2.07/1
Little Blue Heron 300/1:301 - 255.53/281
Tricolored Heron 2/0:2 - 0.2/0
Great Egret 10/1:11 - 11.67/6
Cattle Egret 375/0:375 - 349.8/257
Snowy Egret 25/1:26 - 8.47/4
Black-crowned Night-Heron 0/3:3 - 1.53/1
Glossy Ibis 19/0:19 - 11.07/10
Unidentified White Heron 30/0:30 - 32.67/10
TOTAL 767/7:774 - 685.73/585

We did have time in the first hour to look at other birds - though we did not see or hear anything out of the ordinary for this location at this time of year. If you are interested in what I noticed during the survey period here is a link to the eBird checklist:

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S59342873

Chris Bennett
Environmental Stewardship Program Manager
Division of Parks and Recreation

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Date: 8/26/19 8:48 am
From: Bennett, Chris (DNREC) <Chris.Bennett...>
Subject: [de-birds] Evening Heronry Survey Wednesday
Staff from the Environmental Stewardship Program of DNRECs - Division of Parks and Recreation will be conducting the final evening heronry survey of 2019 this Wednesday starting at 5:40 pm in Battery Park at the end of the Clinton Street in Delaware City. Anyone interested in helping with the survey are welcome to join us. While the August survey usually has fewer birds, and they tend to come back to the heronry later in the survey period than the other warm months, the slow pace (at least at the beginning) allows us to more time to provide instruction in identifying wading birds in flight (especially the finer points of IDing the white birds - including juvenile Little Blue Heron) and look for other birds including terns and gulls, shorebirds, waterfowl, bald eagles and hopefully a few migrating Common Nighthawks. The bulk of the herons and egrets we see in August are Little Blue Herons and Cattle Egrets and the majority return in a brief one hour period right before sunset. With luck we will also spot at least a few White Ibis flying in to the heronry to roost for the night.

The survey, in its sixteenth year, is designed to monitor the population of herons, egrets and ibis that nest each year in the heronry on Pea Patch Island. The island also is home to Fort Delaware (part of the coast defenses of the Delaware River from the mid-1800s through WWI and a prison for confederate POWs during the Civil War) and Fort Delaware State Park. The mixed species heronry has been active for more than 50 years. It reached its zenith in the late 1980s and early 1990s when the population was estimated at more than 12,000 nesting pairs. By the mid-1990s a period of decline began with the population dropping precipitously to a few thousand pairs by the beginning of the 21st Century. The current nesting population is estimated to be between one and two thousand nesting pairs of nine species of colonial wading birds - Great Blue, Little Blue and Tricolored Heron, Great, Snowy and Cattle Egret, Black-crowned and Yellow-crowned Night-Heron and Glossy Ibis.

I hope that you can join us. If not, surveys will begin anew on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at 3:51 pm. I can guarantee that it will be a little bit cooler than this Wednesday's survey.

Chris Bennett
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DNREC- Division of Parks and Recreation

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Date: 8/23/19 7:06 pm
From: Andy Ednie, Claymont, DE. <000006be14ba5998-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [de-birds] RBA: Birdline Delaware, August 23rd, 2019
RBA
* Delaware
* Statewide
*August 23, 2019
* DEST 1908.23

*Birds mentioned
BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING DUCK
Brant
Mute Swan
Northern Shoveler
Blue-winged Teal
Black Scoter
Surf Scoter
Ruddy Duck
Wild Turkey
Northern Bobwhite
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Common Nighthawk
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Pied-billed Grebe
Virginia Rail
Sora
Clapper Rail
American Oystercatcher
Black-necked Stilt
American Avocet
Black-bellied Plover
Semipalmated Plover
Piping Plover
Marbled Godwit
Whimbrel
Ruddy Turnstone
Sanderling
Dunlin
BAIRD’S SANDPIPER
White-rumped Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Stilt Sandpiper
Short-billed Dowitcher
Long-billed Dowitcher
Wilson’s Snipe
WILSON’S PHALAROPE
Greater Yellowlegs
Willet
Lesser Yellowlegs
Spotted Sandpiper
Solitary Sandpiper
Gull-billed Tern
Least Tern
Caspian Tern
Common Tern
Royal Tern
Bonaparte’s Gull
Northern Gannet
Double-crested Cormorant
American White Pelican
Brown Pelican
Least Bittern
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Little Blue Heron
Tricolored Heron
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night Heron
Yellow-crowned Night Heron
Glossy Ibis
White Ibis
Cooper’s Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Barred Owl
Red-headed Woodpecker
Peregrine Falcon
Least Flycatcher
Warbling Vireo
Common Raven
Purple Martin
Bank Swallow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Brown-headed Nuthatch
SEDGE WREN
White-throated Sparrow
Bobolink
Ovenbird
Northern Waterthrush
Blue-winged Warbler
GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER
Black-And-White Warbler
American Redstart
Northern Parula
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Pine Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Canada Warbler
Summer Tanager

Hotline: Birdline Delaware
Date: August 23, 2019
To Report: Andy Ednie 302-792-9591 (VOICE)
Compiler: Andy Ednie (<ednieap...>)
Coverage: Delaware, Delmarva Peninsula, nearby Delaware Valley, Southern
New Jersey, Maryland

For Friday, August 16th, this is Birdline Delaware from the Delaware Museum of Natural History in Greenville. The unofficial Delaware Annual list increased to 311 species.

A BAIRD’S SANDPIPER was found on the mud flats at Prime Hook Beach Road on Wednesday seen by many observers. Earlier in the week, MARBLED GODWIT, WILSON SNIPE, and WILSON’S PHALAROPE were reported. Other shorebirds seen included PECTORAL, STILT, WESTERN, WHITE-RUMPED, and SPOTTED SANDPIPER, LONG-BILLED and SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER, GREATER and LESSER YELLOWLEGS, RUDDY TURNSTONE, plus WILLET. Waterfowl included BLUE WINGED TEAL and NORTHERN SHOVELER. LEAST, CASPIAN, and ROYAL TERN were picked out of the Tern flock. Additionally, four WHITE IBIS were reported. A peak count of 67 WHITE IBIS were seen at Prime Hook headquarters along with BOBOLINK and BARRED OWL. PIPING PLOVER was seen at Short’s Beach. A breeding plumage BONAPARTE’S GULL was seen in Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge on Sunday.

MARBLED GODWIT, AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER, RUDDY TURNSTONE, SANDERLING, WESTERN SANDPIPER, with BLACK-BELLIED and SEMIPALMATED PLOVER were seen at Mispillion Inlet from the Dupont Nature Center. A WHIMBREL was reported at the nature center on Saturday. CASPIAN and ROYAL TERNS were seen on the pilings. YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT HERON was seen out in the marsh. AMERICAN AVOCET was seen at North Slaughters Beach at Marvel Road along with another MARBLED GODWIT.

The previous reported BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING DUCK continues to be seen at Henlopen Landing west of Five Points near Lewes. This bird was seen with MALLARDS at the retention pond near the intersection of Ocean Bluff and Seaside Drive. Five BLACK-BELLIED WHISTLING DUCKS were seen today at the Wolfe’s Point Water Treatment Plant, along with RUDDY DUCK.

PIPING PLOVER, AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER, RUDDY TURNSTONE, and SANDERLING were seen at Cape Henlopen Point along with LEAST, COMMON, ROYAL, and CASPIAN TERN. BROWN PELICAN and a single NORTHERN GANNET was seen flying out past the point. BRANT, BLACK, and SURF SCOTER were seen by the jetty. WHIMBREL, BROWN PELICAN, and TRICOLORED HERON were also seen from the Cape May-Lewes ferry. CHESTNUT SIDED and-PINE WARBLER with BROWN-HEADED NUTHATCH were found at the Seaside Nature Center in Cape Henlopen State Park.

There’s a peak count of 200 WHITE IBIS with GREEN HERON, 4 TRICOLORED HERON, 70 SNOWY and 10 GREAT EGRETS, plus YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT HERON in Gordon’s Pond north of Rehoboth Beach. PIED-BILLED GREBE was reported out on the pond. An AMERICAN AVOCET was reported on Tuesday along with WESTERN SANDPIPER, WILLET, BLACK-BELLIED and SEMIPALMATED PLOVER. YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO, BROWN-HEADED NUTHATCH and 3 COMMON NIGHTHAWKS were seen along the trail.

BROWN PELICANS were reported at Tower Road in Delaware Seashore State Park and at Bethany Beach. MUTE SWAN, SPOTTED and SOLITARY SANDPIPER were seen at Assawoman wildlife area near Fenwick Island.

RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD migration is in full force with 80 HUMMERS reported in a yard at Peterkin’s branch near Georgetown, along with YELLOW BILLED CUCKOO AND RED-SHOULDERED HAWK. RED-SHOULDERED HAWK was also seen at Nanticoke Wildlife Area along with WHITE-EYED VIREO and SUMMER TANAGER. Warblers reported included OVENBIRD, AMERICAN REDSTART, BLUE-WINGED, and CHESTNUT-SIDED. WILD TURKEY was reported along ports Portville Road near Laurel. WHITE-EYED VIREO was also reported in Greenwood.

A female GOLDEN WINGED WARBLER was photographed at the Logan Lane Tract in Ted Harvey Conservation Area near Kitts Hummock on Saturday, the second record of this unusual species this month. EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVE continues be reported near Frederica. RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was reported along the Big Stone Beach Road in Milford neck wildlife area along with COOPER’S HAWK. Shorebirds seen included BLACK-NECKED STILT, SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, SANDERLING, and LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER.

RUDDY TURNSTONE, SANDERLING, SPOTTED SANDPIPER and SEMIPALMATED PLOVER were seen at Port Mahon. There was a peak count of 307 GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULLS along with LEAST, ROYAL, and COMMON TERN. 248 DOUBLE CRESTED CORMORANTS were counted on the pier.

The previous reported SEDGE WREN continues to be found along the Raymond Pool Road in the field on the left prior to getting to the Raymond tower parking lot. A “YELLOW-BREASTED” KINGBIRD was seen near Bear Swamp on Saturday. AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN was seen Thursday opposite Shearness Pool. GULL-BILLED TERN continues to be seen at the south end of Raymond Pool, along with WHITE IBIS. A pair of WILSON’S PHALAROPES were seen in Raymond Pool along with AMERICAN AVOCET, BLACK-BELLIED and SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, DUNLIN, WESTERN, WHITE-RUMPED, SOLITARY, and SPOTTED SANDPIPER plus LONG-BILLED and SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER. LEAST BITTERN, SORA, VIRGINIA and CLAPPER RAIL were reported in the refuge. PEREGRINE FALCON was observed hunting over Raymond Pool. BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERON was found flying over Bear Swamp. There was a peak count of 120 BANK SWALLOWS flying over Shearness Pool, along with PURPLE MARTIN and NORTHERN ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOW. Lots of CASPIAN TERNS are being seen at !
the refuge with 192 CASPIAN TERNS counted at the south and of Shearness Pool. BOBOLINK and NORTHERN BOBWHITE were also reported near the visitor center.

A male WHITE-THROATED SPARROW was found at a feeder in downtown Wilmington near Rodney Square this week. Not sure if this is left over from last spring or a record early arrival? Warblers reported at Brandywine Creek State Park included CANADA, BLACK AND WHITE, REDSTART, and NORTHERN PARULA. The first COMMON NIGHTHAWK of the season was seen flying over the Brandywine Valley at Brandywine Creek on Sunday night. REDSTART, BLACK-AND-WHITE, and BLUE-WINGED WARBLER were seen at Bellevue State Park. CANADA WARBLER and COMMON RAVEN was seen along Naaman’s Creek off Grubb Road.

CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER was found at White Clay Creek State Park. NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH, REDSTART, OVENBIRD, and BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER were found at Ashland Nature Center. WARBLING VIREO, YELLOW BILLED CUCKOO, AND RUBY THROATED HUMMINGBIRDS were found by the nature center. Four GREEN HERONS were seen along the shoreline at Hoopes Reservoir on Sunday morning.

LITTLE BLUE HERON and CASPIAN TERN was seen at Ashton Tract in Augustine Wildlife Area near Port Penn. LEAST FLYCATCHER was seen today, along with YELLOW, PINE and BLACK AND WHITE WARBLER, YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT and YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO.

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