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12/6/19 6:09 pm Andy Ednie, Claymont, DE. <000006be14ba5998-dmarc-request...> [de-birds] RBA: Birdline Delaware, December 6th, 2019
11/30/19 5:59 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (30 Nov 2019) 64 Raptors
11/30/19 2:12 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (30 Nov 2019) 192 Raptors
11/29/19 4:06 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (29 Nov 2019) 47 Raptors
11/29/19 2:50 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (29 Nov 2019) 155 Raptors
11/28/19 5:01 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (28 Nov 2019) 92 Raptors
11/28/19 2:52 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (28 Nov 2019) 428 Raptors
11/27/19 5:57 pm Andy Ednie, Claymont, DE. <000006be14ba5998-dmarc-request...> [de-birds] RBA: Birdline Delaware, November 27th, 2019
11/27/19 3:58 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (27 Nov 2019) 9 Raptors
11/27/19 2:26 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (27 Nov 2019) 749 Raptors
11/26/19 4:34 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (26 Nov 2019) 39 Raptors
11/26/19 3:38 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (26 Nov 2019) 304 Raptors
11/25/19 2:08 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (25 Nov 2019) 67 Raptors
11/25/19 4:27 am Richard Julian <rwjulian66...> Re: [de-birds] Baltimore Orioles in Georgetown
11/24/19 1:19 pm Richard Julian <rwjulian66...> [de-birds] Baltimore Orioles in Georgetown
11/24/19 12:08 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (24 Nov 2019) 15 Raptors
11/23/19 5:29 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (23 Nov 2019) 60 Raptors
11/22/19 3:00 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (22 Nov 2019) 278 Raptors
11/22/19 1:01 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (22 Nov 2019) 22 Raptors
11/22/19 8:48 am Ian Stewart <istew...> [de-birds] Bird banding at Abbott's Mill tomorrow
11/22/19 5:37 am Pat <pvaldata1...> [de-birds] Ferry birds
11/21/19 4:01 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (21 Nov 2019) 81 Raptors
11/21/19 3:17 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (21 Nov 2019) 530 Raptors
11/20/19 3:59 pm Sandy Schriever <sschriever...> [de-birds] Birding at Winterthur
11/20/19 2:20 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (20 Nov 2019) 579 Raptors
11/20/19 1:12 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (20 Nov 2019) 41 Raptors
11/19/19 5:12 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (19 Nov 2019) 16 Raptors
11/19/19 4:18 pm Richard Julian <rwjulian66...> [de-birds] Tuesday 19Nov2019 Bird Walk at Cape Henlopen State Park Results
11/19/19 1:56 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (19 Nov 2019) 169 Raptors
11/19/19 9:11 am David and Joy Peters <Trogon1000...> [de-birds] Bombay Hook this Morning
11/18/19 4:13 pm Holly Merker <hcybelle...> [de-birds] DOS Meeting: Tribute to Bill Stewart
11/18/19 3:48 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (18 Nov 2019) 271 Raptors
11/18/19 12:05 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (18 Nov 2019) Raptors
11/18/19 8:11 am Amy White <amywwhite...> Re: [de-birds] DOS Monthly Meeting -Wed. Nov 20 - The Bats of Delaware with Holly Niederriter
11/18/19 6:54 am Anthony Gonzon <000006c8652c0e76-dmarc-request...> [de-birds] DOS Monthly Meeting -Wed. Nov 20 - The Bats of Delaware with Holly Niederriter
11/17/19 5:07 pm Andy Ednie, Claymont, DE. <000006be14ba5998-dmarc-request...> [de-birds] Reservoir Waterfowl
11/17/19 3:42 pm Richard Julian <rwjulian66...> [de-birds] Sussex Bird Sightings
11/17/19 2:51 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (17 Nov 2019) 438 Raptors
11/17/19 12:21 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (17 Nov 2019) 3 Raptors
11/16/19 4:07 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (16 Nov 2019) 13 Raptors
11/16/19 3:06 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (16 Nov 2019) 523 Raptors
11/16/19 6:50 am Andy Ednie, Claymont, DE. <000006be14ba5998-dmarc-request...> [de-birds] RBA: Birdline Delaware, November 15th, 2019
11/16/19 5:39 am Anthony Gonzon <000006c8652c0e76-dmarc-request...> [de-birds] DOS Sea Watch today
11/15/19 3:01 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (15 Nov 2019) 305 Raptors
11/15/19 1:03 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (15 Nov 2019) 10 Raptors
11/14/19 2:10 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (14 Nov 2019) 374 Raptors
11/14/19 12:50 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (14 Nov 2019) 69 Raptors
11/14/19 3:35 am Richard Julian <rwjulian66...> [de-birds] Delayed Report of Tuesday Nov. 12 Cape Henlopen Bird Tour
11/13/19 4:53 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (13 Nov 2019) 48 Raptors
11/13/19 3:20 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (13 Nov 2019) 262 Raptors
11/13/19 6:09 am Pat <pvaldata1...> Re: [de-birds] The Loss of a True Legend in Delaware's Birding Community
11/12/19 4:06 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (12 Nov 2019) 161 Raptors
11/12/19 2:08 pm Holly Merker <hcybelle...> [de-birds] The Loss of a True Legend in Delaware's Birding Community
11/12/19 1:04 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (12 Nov 2019) Raptors
11/11/19 2:26 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (11 Nov 2019) 439 Raptors
11/11/19 1:17 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (11 Nov 2019) 15 Raptors
11/10/19 3:27 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (10 Nov 2019) 244 Raptors
11/10/19 3:02 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (10 Nov 2019) 104 Raptors
11/9/19 4:46 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (09 Nov 2019) 98 Raptors
11/9/19 3:34 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (09 Nov 2019) 395 Raptors
11/8/19 7:17 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (08 Nov 2019) 459 Raptors
11/8/19 6:42 pm Andy Ednie, Claymont, DE. <000006be14ba5998-dmarc-request...> [de-birds] RBA: Birdline delaware, November 8th, 2019
11/8/19 4:13 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (08 Nov 2019) 89 Raptors
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Date: 12/6/19 6:09 pm
From: Andy Ednie, Claymont, DE. <000006be14ba5998-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [de-birds] RBA: Birdline Delaware, December 6th, 2019
RBA

* Delaware

* Statewide

* December 6, 2019

* DEST 1912.06

           

*Birds mentioned

Brant

Snow Goose

Ross’s Goose

Cackling Goose

Tundra Swan

Mute Swan

TRUMPETER SWAN

Gadwall

American Wigeon

EURASIAN WIGEON

Green-winged Teal

Canvasback

Ring-necked Duck

Greater Scaup

Lesser Scaup

COMMON EIDER

Black Scoter

White-winged Scoter

Surf Scoter

Long-tailed Duck

Bufflehead

Common Goldeneye

Common Merganser

Hooded Merganser

Red-breasted Merganser

Ruddy Duck

Pied-billed Grebe

Northern Bobwhite

Common Nighthawk

Virginia Rail

American Coot

American Avocet

Black-bellied Plover

Semipalmated Plover

Killdeer

Marbled Godwit

HUDSONIAN GODWIT

Ruddy Turnstone

Sanderling

Dunlin

Least Sandpiper

Purple Sandpiper

Long-billed Dowitcher

Greater Yellowlegs

Lesser Black-backed Gull

Common Loon

Red-throated Loon

American Bittern

Great Egret

Black-crowned Night Heron

Osprey

Bald Eagle

NORTHERN GOSHAWK

Red-shouldered Hawk

Golden Eagle

Barred Owl

Short-eared Owl

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

American Kestrel

Merlin

Peregrine Falcon

Eastern Phoebe

Common Raven

Tree Swallow

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Brown-headed Nuthatch

Marsh Wren

Gray Catbird

American Pipit

Snow Bunting

Chipping Sparrow

Saltmarsh Sparrow

LARK SPARROW

Lincoln’s Sparrow

Fox Sparrow

White-crowned Sparrow

Eastern Meadowlark

Rusty Blackbird

Baltimore Oriole

Orange-crowned Warbler

Pine Warbler

Palm Warbler

Common Yellowthroat

PAINTED BUNTING

Dickcissel

 

Hotline: Birdline Delaware

Date: December 6, 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, December 6th, this is Birdline Delaware from the Delaware Museum of Natural History in Greenville. The unofficial Delaware Annual list increased to 326 species.

 

A NORTHERN GOSHAWK was reported along the Fowlers Beach in Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge on Monday flying across the marsh. 15 SNOW BUNTINGS were seen along the beach. ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW, and TREE SWALLOW were seen at the edge of the woods. Four SHORT-EARED OWLS, GREAT HORNED OWL, BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERON, and an AMERICAN BITTERN were seen flying over the marsh. Waterfowl reported included TUNDRA SWAN, flyover ROSS’S GOOSE, HOODED MERGANSER, and RUDDY DUCK. Shorebirds reported included a flock of over 300 AMERICAN AVOCET, BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, RUDDY TURNSTONE, SANDERLING, DUNLIN, LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER, and GREATER YELLOWLEGS. MERLIN and PEREGRINE was seen hunting in the area. A pair of SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS were found near refuge headquarters along the Observation Point Trail along with LESSER SCAUP. AMERICAN KESTREL was seen along 13 Curves Rd.

 

A female HARLEQUIN DUCK continues to be seen intermittently at Herring Point in Cape Henlopen State Park along with BLACK and SURF SCOTER, RED-THROATED LOON, NORTHERN GANNET, SANDERLING, and a peak count of 17 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS. BROWN-HEADED NUTHATCH, TREE SWALLOW, CHIPPING and FOX SPARROW were found by the Seaside Nature Center. A female PAINTED BUNTING was seen Thanksgiving Day at the hawk watch in Cape Henlopen State Park. That bird was not re-seen. COMMON EIDER, NORTHERN GANNET, and GREAT CORMORANT were seen from the Cape May – Lewes Ferry today.

 

A pair of COMMON EIDERS were seen at Indian River Inlet along with all three species of SCOTER: SURF, BLACK, and WHITE-WINGED, plus LONG-TAILED DUCK, 200 BUFFLEHEAD, GREAT CORMORANT, GANNET, and both COMMON and RED-THROATED LOON. Shorebirds seen included SANDERLING, RUDDY TURNSTONE, and multiple PURPLE SANDPIPER. A SALTMARSH SPARROW was found in the marsh at edge behind the south campground. Another PURPLE SANDPIPER was reported at New Road in Delaware Seashore State Park.

 

The previous reported EURASIAN WIGEON continues to be seen by the observation tower at Assawoman Wildlife Area along with GADWALL, AMERICAN WIGEON, HOODED MERGANSER, AND AMERICAN COOT. VIRGINIA RAILS were calling along the pond’s edge. BROWN-HEADED NUTHATCH was reported in the pine woods. The previous reported BALTIMORE ORIOLES were seen at Oceanview near Bethany Beach and in Georgetown. PINE WARBLER and WOOD DUCK were reported at Harbeson. CANVASBACK, HOODED MERGANSER, and RUDDY DUCK continue to be seen on Silver Lake in downtown Rehoboth Beach.

 

Last Saturday, a TRUMPETER SWAN was reported calling at Raymond Pool. So far, there have been no other reports of this distinctive call among the other TUNDRA SWANS. Another female PAINTED BUNTING was photographed on Friday and Saturday at the Raymond Tower Trail in Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge near Smyrna. A SNOW BUNTING was seen on the Shearness Dike on Tuesday, a LARK SPARROW was seen near the turn to Bear Swamp, and a LINCOLN’S SPARROW was seen behind refuge headquarters. ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER and several FOX SPARROWS were found just outside the refuge along Whitehall Neck Road on Saturday. Nine species of shorebirds are still being seen at Bombay Hook including MARBLED and HUDSONIAN GODWIT, AMERICAN AVOCET, BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, and LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER. Waterfowl reported included TUNDRA SWAN, CACKLING GOOSE, WOOD DUCK, GADWALL, AMERICAN WIGEON, HOODED and RED-BREASTED MERGANSER, plus the first COMMON GOLDENEYE of the season. PEREGRINE and MERLIN were seen hunting inside the refuge on AMERICAN KESTREL was on the wire along Whitehall neck Road.

 

A late COMMON NIGHTHAWK was seen flying over at the Reedy Point Bridge near Delaware city on Thursday. ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, COMMON YELLOWTHROAT and GRAY CATBIRD were found at Dragon Run Marsh. GADWALL, LESSER SCAUP, RING-NECKED DUCK and AMERICAN COOT were seen on Dragon Run. A COMMON GALLINULE was reported at the Ashton Tract in Augustine Wildlife Area. NORTHERN BOBWHITE and a late CATBIRD were seen in the woods. MUTE SWAN, GREEN-WINGED TEAL, WOOD DUCK, and 300 AMERICAN COOTS were seen on Thousand Acre Marsh. Six GREAT EGRETS were seen at the Port Penn impoundments. A BARRED OWL was calling in the evening at the backside of Augustine Creek off Pole Tavern Road. CACKLING GOOSE, LEAST SANDPIPER, and KILLDEER were seen by the pond in Charles E. Price Park in Middletown

 

In Newark, a PURPLE FINCH was coming to a feeder near Christiana Manor. MUTE SWAN was seen on the pond on Pleasant Hill Road in White Clay Creek State Park. COMMON SNIPE and YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER were found at Gambacorta Marsh in New Castle. A pair of SANDHILL CRANES were seen flying over Ashland Nature Center on Saturday. RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH reported at Ashland on Monday. A yellow PALM WARBLER was seen along with AMERICAN PIPIT, EASTERN PHOEBE, RUSTY BLACKBIRD, YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER, plus CHIPPING and FOX SPARROW.

 

15 CANVASBACKS were seen Friday on Hoopes’s Reservoir. Other waterfowl reported included RING-NECKED DUCK, LESSER SCAUP, BUFFLEHEAD, HOODED and COMMON MERGANSER. PILEATED WOODPECKER and BALD EAGLE were seen flying over the water. A COMMON RAVEN eating a deer carcass along Route 82 near the reservoir. RING-NECKED DUCK and HOODED MERGANSER at Harry’s Pond at the Brandywine Town Center off Concord Pike

 

An AMERICAN BITTERN and SHORT-EARED OWL were seen at Port Mahon along with PEREGRINE FALCON and BOAT-TAILED GRACKLES. MARSH WREN, PIED-BILLED GREBE, and RUDDY DUCK were seen at the main tract in Little Creek Wildlife Area. A flock of 33 CANVASBACK were seen on the Delaware Bay off Pickering Beach on Black Friday along with AMERICAN WIGEON, LESSER and GREATER SCAUP, SURF SCOTER, BUFFLEHEAD, RUDDY DUCK, and RED BREASTED MERGANSER. An EASTERN MEADOWLARK was reported along the Pickering Beach Road.

 

A female DICKCISSEL was photographed today in a yard near Milford. AMERICAN PIPIT, PALM WARBLER, and a flyover ROSS’S GOOSE was reported and Frederica along Johnny Cake Landing Road. GADWALL, AMERICAN WIGEON, RING-NECKED DUCK, HOODED MERGANSER, PIED-BILLED GREBE, and WOOD DUCK were seen at Tubbs Mill Pond near Milford. LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was reported in Bowers Beach. LESSER SCAUP, RED-BREASTED MERGANSER, SURF and BLACK SCOTER, were seen at Big Stone Beach. A group of 14 FOX SPARROWS were seen along the Big Stone Beach Road.

 

Two GOLDEN EAGLES were seen at the Cape Henlopen Hawk watch on Thanksgiving Day. Totals for the year were impressive 1800 OSPREY, 162 BALD EAGLE, 352 AMERICAN KESTREL, 221 MERLIN, and 114 PEREGRINE FALCONS. Ashland Nature Center had 18 RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS flyover on Saturday along with RING-NECKED DUCK, COMMON MERGANSER, and COMMON LOON. A CACKLING GOOSE was seen flying over on Black Friday. Totals at Ashland included 218 OSPREY 791 BALD EAGLE 253 AMERICAN KESTREL and 8 GOLDEN EAGLE but only 600+ BROAD-WINGS this year. Special thanks to our hawk watchers, Jen Ottinger at Cape Henlopen and Dave Brown at Ashland Nature Center for another great year!.

 

Thanks to all the people that make the Birdline possible, including Harry Tiebout, Gina Sheridan, Earl Blansfield, Armas Hill, Jac Cottrell, Mike Gardner, Nancy Cunningham, Judy Montgomery, Kathy Shearer, John Janowski, Randy Vickers, Jim Lenhard, Gina Sheridan, Jerald and Aaron Reb, Kris Benarcik, Kathie O’Neil,  Gary Griffith, Joe Sebastiani, Mike Moore, John Skibicki, Chris and Karen Bennett, Anthony Gonzon, Dave Kech, Megan Kasprzak, Alice Mohrman, Rich Julian, Joel Martin, Dave Fees, Bob Edelen, Wayne Longbottom, Ellen Jacobson, Sue Gruver, Sharon Lynn, Lynn Smith, Ann Dinkel, Pamela King, Ian Stewart, Scott Northey, Amy and Jim White, 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: 11/30/19 5:59 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (30 Nov 2019) 64 Raptors
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 30, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 5 179 351
Turkey Vulture 53 704 1209
Osprey 0 10 1832
Bald Eagle 4 162 435
Northern Harrier 0 44 101
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 91 723
Cooper's Hawk 0 26 267
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 8 17
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 2
Red-tailed Hawk 1 83 138
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 1
Golden Eagle 0 6 7
American Kestrel 0 7 352
Merlin 0 24 221
Peregrine Falcon 0 8 114
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 16
Unknown Buteo 0 2 7
Unknown Falcon 0 1 11
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 4 29
Mississippi Kite 0 0 1

Total: 64 1360 5834
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Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Official Counter: Jennifer Ottinger

Observers: Eric Blomquist, Jordan Terrell, Susan Gruver

Visitors:
Thanks to Sue, Jordan and Eric for assisting with the count today! Thank
you to all the volunteers that gave their time and support to the hawk
watch this season!
14 visitors



Weather:
Cloudy, temp 4-6C, light N,NNW wind 5mph, vis 20km


Raptor Observations:
A nice flight of Turkey Vultures with a large group seen coming over from
NJ, 4 Bald Eagles, one Sharp-shinned Hawk and one Red-tailed Hawk.


Non-raptor Observations:
Common Merganser, Snow Goose (30,000), Great Blue Heron (5), Lesser
Black-backed Gull, Swamp Sparrow, Fox Sparrow (3).

Predictions:
The end of another successful season!
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Report submitted by Jen Ottinger (<Jottinger.co...>)


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Date: 11/30/19 2:12 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (30 Nov 2019) 192 Raptors
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 30, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 31 2417 2885
Turkey Vulture 96 6974 9357
Osprey 0 4 218
Bald Eagle 5 383 791
Northern Harrier 1 59 116
Sharp-shinned Hawk 11 220 1184
Cooper's Hawk 5 131 459
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 18 361 550
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 627
Red-tailed Hawk 25 1104 1467
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 8 8
American Kestrel 0 6 253
Merlin 0 25 83
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 9
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 13
Unknown Buteo 0 3 9
Unknown Falcon 0 1 8
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 4

Total: 192 11699 18041
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers: Dennis Davis, Jim Lewis, Joe Swertinski, Kim Steininger,
Kris Benarcik

Visitors:
15


Weather:
High layer of clouds that varied in thickness throughout the day. Light
northwesterly winds.

Raptor Observations:
Good conditions to end the season. Moderate vulture migration. 11 sharpies
and 5 Coops. Decent Buteo flight with 18 red-shoulders and 25 red-tails.
One harrier. No falcons. Last bird of the season was a Cooper's hawk.

Non-raptor Observations:
180 snow geese, 23 ring-necked ducks, 1 common merganser, 2 SANDHILL
CRANES, 15 common loons, 2 common ravens, yellow-rumped warbler.

eBird: https://ebird.org/checklist/S61878051

Predictions:
Today was the last day of the season. Thank you to all of the volunteers
and visitors who helped make this season a success.
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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:
https://dunkadoo.org/explore/delmarva-ornithological-society/ashland-hawk-count-2019



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Date: 11/29/19 4:06 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (29 Nov 2019) 47 Raptors
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 29, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 10 174 346
Turkey Vulture 24 651 1156
Osprey 0 10 1832
Bald Eagle 7 158 431
Northern Harrier 1 44 101
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 90 722
Cooper's Hawk 0 26 267
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 8 17
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 2
Red-tailed Hawk 4 82 137
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 1
Golden Eagle 0 6 7
American Kestrel 0 7 352
Merlin 0 24 221
Peregrine Falcon 0 8 114
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 16
Unknown Buteo 0 2 7
Unknown Falcon 0 1 11
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 4 29
Mississippi Kite 0 0 1

Total: 47 1296 5770
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Jennifer Ottinger

Observers: Ann Dinkel, Art Zdancewic, Donna Hoyt, John Hoyt,
Susan Gruver

Visitors:
Thanks to Sue, Ann, Art, Gina, Zach, John and Donna for helping with the
count today! Thanks Anthony, Chris and Karen for stopping by the hawk watch
this afternoon!
17 visitors


Weather:
Clear to partly cloudy, temp 4-6C, N,NNW,NNE wind 10-15mph, vis 23km

Raptor Observations:
Relatively slow after the good flight we had yesterday. Turkey Vultures and
Black Vultures moving through, 7 Bald Eagles, a Harrier and a few
Red-tailed Hawks.


Non-raptor Observations:
Bufflehead, Gannet, Great Blue Heron, Belted Kingfisher, Rusty Blackbird,
Winter Wren. The Painted Bunting was not seen at all today.

Predictions:
Cloudy, high 44F, N to NW wind 5mph.
Last day of hawk watch for this season.
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Date: 11/29/19 2:50 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (29 Nov 2019) 155 Raptors
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 29, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 40 2386 2854
Turkey Vulture 62 6878 9261
Osprey 0 4 218
Bald Eagle 5 378 786
Northern Harrier 1 58 115
Sharp-shinned Hawk 4 209 1173
Cooper's Hawk 7 126 454
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 4 343 532
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 627
Red-tailed Hawk 32 1079 1442
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 8 8
American Kestrel 0 6 253
Merlin 0 25 83
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 9
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 13
Unknown Buteo 0 3 9
Unknown Falcon 0 1 8
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 4

Total: 155 11507 17849
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Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers: Carol Spease, George Harrison, Joe Russell, Judy Scarff,
Lisa Smith, Mark Scarff

Visitors:
35


Weather:
Mix of sun and clouds. Moderate NNW winds.

Raptor Observations:
Fewer vultures than recently. Fewer bald eagles with only 5 migrants.
Red-tails were steady throughout the day with a total of 32. One harrier in
the morning.

Non-raptor Observations:
200 snow geese, 1 Cackling goose, 2 common ravens, 10,000+ common grackles
in the morning.

eBird: https://ebird.org/checklist/S61851652

Predictions:
Saturday: Final day of season. Partly cloudy then cloudy. High 7C. Winds
NNW at 10-15km/h. Expect light to moderate migration.
========================================================================
Report submitted by David Brown (<davidebrownpa...>)
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Date: 11/28/19 5:01 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (28 Nov 2019) 92 Raptors
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 28, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 25 164 336
Turkey Vulture 40 627 1132
Osprey 0 10 1832
Bald Eagle 16 151 424
Northern Harrier 0 43 100
Sharp-shinned Hawk 4 89 721
Cooper's Hawk 2 26 267
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 8 17
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 2
Red-tailed Hawk 3 78 133
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 1
Golden Eagle 2 6 7
American Kestrel 0 7 352
Merlin 0 24 221
Peregrine Falcon 0 8 114
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 16
Unknown Buteo 0 2 7
Unknown Falcon 0 1 11
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 4 29
Mississippi Kite 0 0 1

Total: 92 1249 5723
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Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Official Counter: Jennifer Ottinger

Observers: Susan Gruver

Visitors:
Thanks to Sue for assisting with the count today, and thanks to Zach Baer
for stopping by and confirming the Bunting sighting!
7 visitors


Weather:
Clear turning partly cloudy in the afternoon, temp 7-11C, strong, gusty
winds WNW 16-24mph gusting to 40mph, vis 23km

Raptor Observations:
The strong westerly winds brought a great eagle flight with 2 Golden Eagles
in the morning and 16 Bald Eagles. A good Turkey Vulture and Black Vulture
flight, several Sharp-shinned Hawks and Red-tailed Hawks.

Non-raptor Observations:
PAINTED BUNTING (immature male or female) foraging with the Juncos on the
path at the bottom of the stairs (a first for the hawk watch)! Common
Goldeneye, Fox Sparrow, Hermit Thrush.

Predictions:
Sunny, high 44F, NW wind 15mph.
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Date: 11/28/19 2:52 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (28 Nov 2019) 428 Raptors
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 28, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 108 2346 2814
Turkey Vulture 241 6816 9199
Osprey 0 4 218
Bald Eagle 17 373 781
Northern Harrier 1 57 114
Sharp-shinned Hawk 7 205 1169
Cooper's Hawk 7 119 447
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 3 339 528
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 627
Red-tailed Hawk 42 1047 1410
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 8 8
American Kestrel 0 6 253
Merlin 2 25 83
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 9
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 13
Unknown Buteo 0 3 9
Unknown Falcon 0 1 8
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 4

Total: 428 11352 17694
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:30:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 9.5 hours

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers: Kim Steininger, Kris Benarcik

Visitors:
10


Weather:
Periods of sun and clouds. Strong northwesterly winds all day.

Raptor Observations:
The flight began before sunrise with vultures. The early vultures cleared
out then had a steady trickle of vultures all day. Good flight of bald
eagles and red-tails. Moderate Accipiter numbers for this time of year. One
harrier and two merlins. Few vultures lingering at sunset.

Non-raptor Observations:
375 snow geese, 850 Canada geese, common raven.

eBird: https://ebird.org/checklist/S61826346

Predictions:
Friday: Intervals of clouds and sun. High 7C. Winds NNW at 15-25km/h.
Expect moderate to good migration.

Saturday: Last day of season. Mix of sun and clouds then cloudy. High 7C.
Winds NNW at 10-15km/h. Expect light to moderate migration.
========================================================================
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Date: 11/27/19 5:57 pm
From: Andy Ednie, Claymont, DE. <000006be14ba5998-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [de-birds] RBA: Birdline Delaware, November 27th, 2019
RBA
* Delaware
* Statewide
* November 27, 2019
* DEST 1911. 27

*Birds mentioned
Brant
Snow Goose
Ross’s Goose
Cackling Goose
Tundra Swan
Mute Swan
Northern Pintail
Gadwall
American Wigeon
EURASIAN WIGEON
Green-winged Teal
Redhead
Canvasback
Ring-necked Duck
Lesser Scaup
COMMON EIDER
Black Scoter
White-winged Scoter
Surf Scoter
Long-tailed Duck
Bufflehead
Hooded Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Ruddy Duck
Pied-billed Grebe
Virginia Rail
American Coot
Common Gallinule
American Avocet
Black-bellied Plover
HUDSONIAN GODWIT
Marbled Godwit
Ruddy Turnstone
Sanderling
Dunlin
Purple Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
Long-billed Dowitcher
Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs
American Woodcock
Common Tern
Forster’s Tern
Royal Tern
Black Skimmer
Bonaparte’s Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Common Loon
Red-throated Loon
Brown Pelican
Black-crowned Night Heron
Osprey
Bald Eagle
Northern Harrier
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK
Golden Eagle
Barred Owl
Short-eared Owl
Red-headed Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
American Kestrel
Merlin
Peregrine Falcon
Eastern Phoebe
Common Raven
Tree Swallow
Brown-headed Nuthatch
Marsh Wren
Brown Thrasher
Gray Catbird
American Pipit
Cedar Waxwing
Snow Bunting
Lapland Longspur
Savannah “Ipswich” Sparrow
American Tree Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Eastern Meadowlark
Rusty Blackbird
YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD
Baltimore Oriole
Orange-crowned Warbler
Pine Warbler
Palm Warbler
Common Yellowthroat

Hotline: Birdline Delaware
Date: November 27, 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 Thanksgiving weekend on Wednesday, November 27th, this is Birdline Delaware from the Delaware Museum of Natural History in Greenville. The unofficial Delaware Annual list remains at 325 species.

Winter birds have arrived with SNOW BUNTING, LAPLAND LONGSPUR, and SHORT-EARED OWL reported at Fowlers Beach in Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge near Milton. An “IPSWICH” SAVANNAH SPARROW was picked out among the flock of SAVANNAH SPARROW along the dunes. Seen on the beach were BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, RUDDY TURNSTONE, SANDERLING, and LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL. Offshore were SURF SCOTER, HOODED, and RED BREASTED MERGANSER. An ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER was found in the woodlot at the edge of the marsh along with GRAY CATBIRD, BROWN THRASHER and TREE SWALLOW. An OSPREY was seen flying over Fowlers Beach on Saturday. FOX SPARROW and RUSTY BLACKBIRD were found along Cods Road at the intersection of Prime Hook Beach Road. And AMERICAN KESTREL was seen along the entrance road to Prime Hook headquarters. RED-HEADED WOODPECKER and LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER were seen from the Observation Point Trail. Two CACKLING GEESE, HOODED MERGANSER and a BARRED OWL were reported from Turkle’s Pond.

A EURASIAN WIGEON was found at the observation tower in Assawoman Wildlife Area with over 200 AMERICAN WIGEON, GADWALL, and PIED-BILLED GREBE. Four BLUE-WINGED TEAL, HOODED MERGANSER, and AMERICAN COOT were seen from the observation tower last week. VIRGINIA RAILS were calling from the marsh. RING-NECKED DUCK, LESSER SCAUP, and BUFFLEHEAD were seen at Mulberry Landing.

Late BROWN PELICANS were seen at Indian River Inlet along with LAUGHING GULL and LEAST SANDPIPER. PURPLE SANDPIPER, RUDDY TURNSTONE, and DUNLIN were seen on the jetty. BRANT, LONG-TAILED DUCK, BLACK, SURF, and WHITE-WINGED SCOTER were seen at the ocean. Other birds reported included GREAT CORMORANT, COMMON and RED-THROATED LOON, plus LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL.

You never know what might come in off the ocean. Yesterday 2 AMERICAN WHITE PELICANS were seen at the at Cape Henlopen State Park. A pair of COMMON EIDERS, WHITE-WINGED SCOTER, AND HORNED GREBE have also been seen flying past. Terns reported include two late COMMON TERNS with FORSTER’S and ROYAL TERNS. BRANT and SURF SCOTER were seen at Cape Henlopen point. A CHIPPING SPARROW was found at Herring Point. BROWN-HEADED NUTHATCH and TREE SWALLOW were reported at the Seaside Nature Center and across the field 24 WILD TURKEYS were counted in the athletic grounds. GREAT CORMORANT, 5 WHITE WINGED SCOTER, 1000 SURF and 400 BLACK SCOTERS were reported from the Cape May Lewes ferry along with 6 TREE SWALLOWS.

A raft of 48 CANVASBACK, plus 2 WOOD DUCK and one LESSER SCAUP were found Monday on Silver Lake in Rehoboth Beach. A pair of male BALTIMORE ORIOLES are coming to a feeder on Anderson Street in Georgetown. A flock of 107 WOOD DUCK were counted at a private pond in Harbison. PALM WARBLER was reported in Gumboro. LEAST SANDPIPER and greater yellowlegs with 9 KILLDEER were found at the sandpits at Gravel Hill.

The first ROSS’S GOOSE of the season was seen flying over with 6000 SNOW GEESE at the main tower in Little Creek Wildlife Area. Even more surprising was a BLACK SKIMMER with FORSTER’S TERN seen from the observation tower last Friday. Waterfowl reported included WOOD DUCK, NORTHERN SHOVELER, NORTHERN PINTAIL, GREEN-WINGED TEAL, BUFFLEHEAD, HOODED MERGANSER, RUDDY DUCK, and AMERICAN COOT. A late EASTERN PHOEBE was reported along the entrance road and RUSTY BLACKBIRDS were seen feeding in the sweetgum trees. A flock of 20 WILD TURKEY were seen along the Pickering Beach Road. Waterfowl reported included AMERICAN WIGEON, LESSER SCAUP, RING-NECKED DUCK, SURF SCOTER, RED-BREASTED MERGANSER, and RUDDY DUCK. MARSH WREN and FOX SPARROW were found along the road edge.

MARBLED and a Late HUDSONIAN GODWIT continue to be seen at Raymond Pool in Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge near Smyrna along with a peak count of 382 AMERICAN AVOCET. Other shorebirds reported included BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, DUNLIN, LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER, and both GREATER and LESSER YELLOWLEGS. An AMERICAN WOODCOCK was seen standing in the road just past the observation tower parking lot at Bear Swamp. Waterfowl reported included REDHEAD, CANVASBACK and LESSER SCAUP opposite Shearness Pool on Saturday morning. TUNDRA and MUTE SWAN, BUFFLEHEAD, HOODED MERGANSER, RUDDY DUCK, and PIED-BILLED GREBE. MARSH WREN, EASTERN PHOEBE, FOX PLUS CHIPPING SPARROW were seen in the refuge. EASTERN MEADOWLARK was seen along Whitehall neck Road.

A YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD was reported along Route 9 south of Muddy Branch below Leipsic. Three SHORT-EARED OWLS were seen at dusk on Friday from the fishing pier at Port Mahon. Four YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKERS and FOX SPARROW were found at Silver Lake Park in Dover, RUDDY DUCK was sitting on the water. A RING-NECKED PHEASANT was seen walking along Route 30 west of Kenton near Everett’s Corner.

A pair of SNOW BUNTINGS were seen last Thursday at Augustine Beach south of Port Penn. A late COMMON GALLINULE with AMERICAN COOT were seen Saturday at the Ashton Tract in Augustine Wildlife Area . Late land birds included GRAY CATBIRD and COMMON YELLOWTHROAT. Waterfowl reported included GADWALL, PINTAIL, and PIED-BILLED GREBE. Another ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER was found on the east side of Grier’s Pond along Dutch Neck Road. WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW was coming to a feeder along Bayview Road near Boyd’s Corner.

The first AMERICAN TREE SPARROW of the season was found at First State National Historic Park off Ramsey Road near Talleyville. Also reported was YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER, FOX, CHIPPING, and FIELD SPARROW along with COMMON RAVEN. FOX SPARROW, YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER, and COMMON RAVEN reported at Ashland Nature Center. A flock of 6 AMERICAN PIPIT were seen last week at Coverdale Farm near Ashland. COMMON RAVEN was also reported at Brandywine Creek State Park. WHITE-CROWNED and FOX SPARROW reported at Winterthur Museum along with RAVEN. NORTHERN HARRIER and EASTERN MEADOWLARK were seen over the fields. BARRED OWL was reported near Yorklyn.

Four CACKLING GEESE were seen among the CANADA GEESE on Harry’s Pond at the Brandywine Town Center along with RINGNECKED DUCK, HOODED MERGANSER, AMERICAN COOT, and BELTED KINGFISHER. HOODED MERGANSER, RING-NECKED DUCK, BUFFLEHEAD, and RUDDY DUCK were seen at Hoopes Reservoir. A pair of GREEN-WINGED TEAL and YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER were seen at Hillside Mill Cove. WOOD DUCK was reported at the pond in Bellevue State Park along with flyover MERLIN and PEREGRINE FALCON. EASTERN PHOEBE, GRAY CATBIRD, BROWN THRASHER, CHIPPING and FOX SPARROW were also reported. RED SHOULDERED HAWK was reported at the Guild Hall in Arden. A flock of CEDAR WAXWINGS were coming to a crabapple tree in Claymont.

The hawk watch season is drawing to a close. Highlights this week was the first ROUGH LEGGED HAWK of the season at Cape Henlopen State Park on Thursday. A pair of GOLDEN EAGLES was seen at Ashland Nature Ctr., Hawk watch on Sunday and Monday. A peak count of 85 BALD EAGLES, 125 RED-TAILS, plus RED-SHOULDERED HAWK and MERLIN were reported at Ashland this week. Land birds seen included daily COMMON RAVEN plus CEDAR WAXWING and RUSTY BLACKBIRD. A late OSPREY was seen at Cape Henlopen Hawk watch last Saturday. NORTHERN GANNETS are being seen offshore. PINE WARBLER was found at the parking lot yesterday.

Thanks to all the people that make the Birdline possible, including Jerald Reb, Kris Benarcik, Carolyn Holland, Dean Coffin, Colin Campbell, Mike Rosengarten, Bert Filemyr, Rod Murray, Jessica Shannon, Joy Peters, Armas Hill, Logan Kahle, Barbara Conway, Thomas Donohue, Nancy Cunningham, Kevin Bronson, Kathie O’Neil, Gary Griffith, Joe Sebastiani, Mike Moore, John Skibicki, Chris and Karen Bennett, Anthony Gonzon, Curt Davis, Megan Kasprzak, Alice Mohrman, Rich Julian, Joel Martin, Dave Fees, Bob Edelen, Wayne Longbottom, Ellen Jacobson, Sue Gruver, Sharon Lynn, Lynn Smith, Ann Dinkel, Pamela King, Ian Stewart, Scott Northey, Amy and Jim White, 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 Happy Thanksgiving and good birding!

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Date: 11/27/19 3:58 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (27 Nov 2019) 9 Raptors
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 27, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 2 139 311
Turkey Vulture 7 587 1092
Osprey 0 10 1832
Bald Eagle 0 135 408
Northern Harrier 0 43 100
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 85 717
Cooper's Hawk 0 24 265
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 8 17
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 2
Red-tailed Hawk 0 75 130
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 1
Golden Eagle 0 4 5
American Kestrel 0 7 352
Merlin 0 24 221
Peregrine Falcon 0 8 114
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 16
Unknown Buteo 0 2 7
Unknown Falcon 0 1 11
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 4 29
Mississippi Kite 0 0 1

Total: 9 1157 5631
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Observation start time: 10:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 5 hours

Official Counter: Jennifer Ottinger

Observers: Bruce Peterjohn, Paul Kane, Susan Gruver

Visitors:
Thanks to Sue, Bruce and Paul for spending some time on the platform with
me today!



Weather:
Delayed start due to rain, overcast, temp 12-15C, S,SSW wind 10-15mph, vis
15km

Raptor Observations:
A few Vultures came through and that was all.

Non-raptor Observations:
Brown Pelican, Red-throated Loon, Yellow-rumped Warbler.

Predictions:
Partly sunny, high 51F, gusty with W,WNW wind 25-35mph gusting to 45mph.
There will be turkey...
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Date: 11/27/19 2:26 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (27 Nov 2019) 749 Raptors
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 27, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 223 2238 2706
Turkey Vulture 457 6575 8958
Osprey 0 4 218
Bald Eagle 13 356 764
Northern Harrier 1 56 113
Sharp-shinned Hawk 4 198 1162
Cooper's Hawk 5 112 440
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 3 336 525
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 627
Red-tailed Hawk 42 1005 1368
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 8 8
American Kestrel 0 6 253
Merlin 1 23 81
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 9
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 13
Unknown Buteo 0 3 9
Unknown Falcon 0 1 8
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 4

Total: 749 10924 17266
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 16:45:00
Total observation time: 7.75 hours

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers: Joe Swertinski

Visitors:
15


Weather:
Overcast with southerly winds that began light and became strong by the
afternoon.

Raptor Observations:
Light migration in the morning then strong vulture, bald eagle, and
red-tail migration as the winds increased. New single day black vulture
record with a big midday push including 93 in the 1pm hour.

Non-raptor Observations:
11 common mergansers, 2 common ravens, eastern towhee.

eBird: https://ebird.org/checklist/S61803230

Predictions:
Thursday: Partly cloudy with strong winds. High 10C. Winds NW at 30-50km/h
with occasional gusts over 65km/h. Expect moderate to good migration.

Friday: Some clouds then mainly sunny. High 8C. Winds NNW at 15-25km/h.
Expect moderate to good migration.

Saturday: Last day of count. Mix of sun and clouds then cloudy. High 6C.
Winds NNW at 10-15km/h. Expect light to moderate migration.
========================================================================
Report submitted by David Brown (<davidebrownpa...>)
Ashland Nature Center information may be found at:
www.delnature.org


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Date: 11/26/19 4:34 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (26 Nov 2019) 39 Raptors
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 26, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 5 137 309
Turkey Vulture 27 580 1085
Osprey 0 10 1832
Bald Eagle 5 135 408
Northern Harrier 0 43 100
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 85 717
Cooper's Hawk 0 24 265
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 8 17
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 2
Red-tailed Hawk 1 75 130
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 1
Golden Eagle 0 4 5
American Kestrel 0 7 352
Merlin 0 24 221
Peregrine Falcon 1 8 114
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 16
Unknown Buteo 0 2 7
Unknown Falcon 0 1 11
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 4 29
Mississippi Kite 0 0 1

Total: 39 1148 5622
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Jennifer Ottinger

Observers: Bill Upton, Susan Gruver

Visitors:
Thanks to Sue, Bill Upton, Kaye and Bill for helping with the count today!
3 visitors


Weather:
Clear skies then partly cloudy in the late afternoon, warm with temp
10-17C, light WSW,SW,SSW winds 5mph, vis 20km,

Raptor Observations:
Mostly vultures moving through, five Bald Eagles, a Red-tailed Hawk and
Peregrine Falcon.


Non-raptor Observations:
AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN (2), Snow Goose, Lesser Black-backed Gull, American
Pipit.

Predictions:
Chance for rain, partly cloudy, high 62F, S wind 10mph in the morning
increasing to 20mph in the afternoon.

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Date: 11/26/19 3:38 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (26 Nov 2019) 304 Raptors
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 26, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 68 2015 2483
Turkey Vulture 202 6118 8501
Osprey 0 4 218
Bald Eagle 6 343 751
Northern Harrier 0 55 112
Sharp-shinned Hawk 7 194 1158
Cooper's Hawk 3 107 435
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 6 333 522
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 627
Red-tailed Hawk 12 963 1326
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 8 8
American Kestrel 0 6 253
Merlin 0 22 80
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 9
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 13
Unknown Buteo 0 3 9
Unknown Falcon 0 1 8
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 4

Total: 304 10175 16517
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers: Dan Walker, Dennis Davis, Kris Benarcik, Sally O'Byrne,
Sue McLaughlin

Visitors:
7


Weather:
Clear skies with light southerly winds.

Raptor Observations:
Good vulture migration continues, small numbers of other raptors.

Non-raptor Observations:
Common raven, hermit thrush, 250 cedar waxwings.

eBird: https://ebird.org/checklist/S61779927

Predictions:
Wednesday: Morning showers then partial clearing. High 15C. Winds S at
15-30km/h. Chance of rain 50%. Expect light to moderate migration.

Thursday: Windy with clear skies. High 10C. Winds NW at 30-50km/h,
occasionally gusting over 65km/h. Hard to predict. Winds might be too
strong for the little raptors but vultures and eagles might be moving.

Friday: Some clouds then mainly sunny. High 8C. Winds NNW at 15-25km/h.
Expect moderate migration.
========================================================================
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Date: 11/25/19 2:08 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (25 Nov 2019) 67 Raptors
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 25, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 4 132 304
Turkey Vulture 50 553 1058
Osprey 0 10 1832
Bald Eagle 6 130 403
Northern Harrier 0 43 100
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 85 717
Cooper's Hawk 2 24 265
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 8 17
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 2
Red-tailed Hawk 2 74 129
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 1
Golden Eagle 0 4 5
American Kestrel 0 7 352
Merlin 0 24 221
Peregrine Falcon 0 7 113
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 16
Unknown Buteo 0 2 7
Unknown Falcon 0 1 11
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 4 29
Mississippi Kite 0 0 1

Total: 67 1109 5583
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Observation start time: 09:30:00
Observation end time: 14:30:00
Total observation time: 5 hours

Official Counter: Susan Gruver

Observers: Ann Dinkel

Visitors:
thank you to Ann. 8 visitors


Weather:
big,bright sky all day. No clouds. temp 10-12c., wind WSW/SW/S at 2-4.,
visb 20k

Raptor Observations:
Many of the Turkey Vultures were coming in at the point, going into a
kettle and then moving SW, few B. Eagles

Non-raptor Observations:
Pine Warbler, Song Sparrows, Snow Geese

Predictions:
sunshine and some clouds, high 62, wind SSW 5-10
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Date: 11/25/19 4:27 am
From: Richard Julian <rwjulian66...>
Subject: Re: [de-birds] Baltimore Orioles in Georgetown
No, they are both Baltimore Orioles. At the suet again this morning.

Young is very orange, most likely a male.

Richard Julian

> On Nov 25, 2019, at 4:42 AM, bentebbens <bentebbens...> wrote:
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> That's so cool 😀 Thanks for sharing, Ben Tebbens.
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> Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
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> Date: 11/24/19 4:18 PM (GMT-05:00)
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> Subject: [de-birds] Baltimore Orioles in Georgetown
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> We now have two (2) Baltimore Orioles at our suet feeder in Georgetown - an adult male and a immature.
> They have been visiting off and on for the last couple of days.
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Date: 11/24/19 1:19 pm
From: Richard Julian <rwjulian66...>
Subject: [de-birds] Baltimore Orioles in Georgetown
We now have two (2) Baltimore Orioles at our suet feeder in Georgetown - an adult male and a immature.
They have been visiting off and on for the last couple of days.

Submitted by Richard Julian

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Date: 11/24/19 12:08 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (24 Nov 2019) 15 Raptors
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 24, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 6 128 300
Turkey Vulture 7 503 1008
Osprey 0 10 1832
Bald Eagle 0 124 397
Northern Harrier 1 43 100
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 84 716
Cooper's Hawk 0 22 263
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 7 16
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 2
Red-tailed Hawk 1 72 127
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 1
Golden Eagle 0 4 5
American Kestrel 0 7 352
Merlin 0 24 221
Peregrine Falcon 0 7 113
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 16
Unknown Buteo 0 2 7
Unknown Falcon 0 1 11
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 3 28
Mississippi Kite 0 0 1

Total: 15 1042 5516
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Observation start time: 09:30:00
Observation end time: 11:30:00
Total observation time: 2 hours

Official Counter: Susan Gruver

Observers: Ann Dinkel

Visitors:
thank you to Ann for enduring the cold and wind.
2 visitors


Weather:
temp. 8, wind west, clcv 30-90%. count suspended early because of cold,wind
and lack of migration

Raptor Observations:
few vultures, 1 Red-Tailed Hawk, one Harrier

Non-raptor Observations:
79 Gannets

Predictions:
sunny, high 57, wind SW 5-10
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Date: 11/23/19 5:29 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (23 Nov 2019) 60 Raptors
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 23, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 16 122 294
Turkey Vulture 32 496 1001
Osprey 1 10 1832
Bald Eagle 3 124 397
Northern Harrier 2 42 99
Sharp-shinned Hawk 5 84 716
Cooper's Hawk 0 22 263
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 7 16
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 2
Red-tailed Hawk 1 71 126
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 1
Golden Eagle 0 4 5
American Kestrel 0 7 352
Merlin 0 24 221
Peregrine Falcon 0 7 113
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 16
Unknown Buteo 0 2 7
Unknown Falcon 0 1 11
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 3 28
Mississippi Kite 0 0 1

Total: 60 1027 5501
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Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Jennifer Ottinger

Observers: Ann Dinkel, Kevin Bronson, Susan Gruver

Visitors:
Thanks to Sue, Ann, and Kevin for helping with the count today!
25 visitors


Weather:
Cloudy to overcast, temp 5-7C, light NE,NNE winds turning SSE in the
afternoon, vis 23km


Raptor Observations:
Mostly Turkey Vultures and Black Vultures, one late season Osprey, three
Bald Eagles, a couple of Harriers, several Sharp-shinned Hawks, one
Red-tailed Hawk.


Non-raptor Observations:
Snow Goose (30,000), Bufflehead, Great Blue Heron, Field Sparrow.

Predictions:
Chance for rain in the morning, high 49F, W wind 15-25mph

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Date: 11/22/19 3:00 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (22 Nov 2019) 278 Raptors
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 22, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 84 1861 2329
Turkey Vulture 174 5764 8147
Osprey 0 4 218
Bald Eagle 5 306 714
Northern Harrier 1 54 111
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 178 1142
Cooper's Hawk 2 103 431
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 322 511
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 627
Red-tailed Hawk 8 915 1278
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 7 7
American Kestrel 0 6 253
Merlin 2 21 79
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 9
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 13
Unknown Buteo 0 3 9
Unknown Falcon 0 1 8
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 4

Total: 278 9548 15890
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers: Carol Spease

Visitors:
15 from Lancaster County Bird Club


Weather:
Mostly cloudy in the morning with light wind. Midday rain that paused the
count for 2.5 hours. After the rain passed it was cloudy with clear sky to
north and strong northwest winds.

Raptor Observations:
Strong afternoon vulture migration. One harrier. Two merlins.

Non-raptor Observations:
2 common ravens, 500+ cedar waxwings.

eBird: https://ebird.org/checklist/S61657421

Predictions:
Saturday: Mix of sun and clouds in the morning then cloudy with light rain.
High 9C. Winds SW at 10-15km/h. Expect light to moderate migration. Count
might not be held if no one is available to be counter.

Sunday: Morning rain then partly cloudy. High 9C. Winds NW at 15-30km/h.
Expect moderate migration after the rain passes.

Monday: Partly cloudy. High 10C. Winds WSW at 10-15km/h. Expect light
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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Date: 11/22/19 1:01 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (22 Nov 2019) 22 Raptors
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 22, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 1 106 278
Turkey Vulture 10 464 969
Osprey 0 9 1831
Bald Eagle 3 121 394
Northern Harrier 0 40 97
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 79 711
Cooper's Hawk 1 22 263
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 7 16
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 2
Red-tailed Hawk 3 70 125
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 1
Golden Eagle 0 4 5
American Kestrel 1 7 352
Merlin 0 24 221
Peregrine Falcon 0 7 113
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 16
Unknown Buteo 0 2 7
Unknown Falcon 1 1 11
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 3 28
Mississippi Kite 0 0 1

Total: 22 967 5441
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Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 12:00:00
Total observation time: 3.5 hours

Official Counter: Jennifer Ottinger

Observers: Susan Gruver, Vincent Gambal

Visitors:
Thanks to Sue and Vince for helping with the count this morning!
2 visitors from Idaho.



Weather:
Overcast and rain in the afternoon, temp 11-13C, gusty WSW,W wind 10-15mph,
vis 15km. Count ended early due to rain.

Raptor Observations:
Several Turkey Vultures moving through before the rain, three immature Bald
Eagles, a couple of Sharp-shinned Hawks and Red-tailed Hawks, one Kestrel.
Ended count at 12:00.

Non-raptor Observations:
Brant, Red-breasted Merganser, Great Blue Heron, Bluebird flocks (25).

Predictions:
Cloudy and a chance for rain in the afternoon, high 47F, SW wind 10-15mph
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Date: 11/22/19 8:48 am
From: Ian Stewart <istew...>
Subject: [de-birds] Bird banding at Abbott's Mill tomorrow
Hi all,

Tomorrow morning the Delaware Nature Society is running a free public bird
banding program at Abbott's Mill Nature Center in Milford. We will be
banding songbirds from about 8 - 11 am so drop by and see some birds up
close!

Abbott's Mill is a beautiful location with some great birding trails to
explore plus a gorgeous scenic pond. The address is 15411 Abbott's Pond Rd,
Milford DE 19963. The program is free with no need to register though
donations are welcome.

Ian Stewart
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Date: 11/22/19 5:37 am
From: Pat <pvaldata1...>
Subject: [de-birds] Ferry birds
I was on the Cape May Lewes Ferry on Tuesday and Thursday. On both days there were gannets, loons, and scoters visible, but the numbers of birds were higher on Thursday. At one point we passed by a flock of several hundred Black Scoters, and I saw one small flock of Surf Scoters. Both Common and Red-throated Loons were diving and flying.The Avalon Sea Watch had a big movement of Red-throated Loons on Tuesday morning (before I got there, darn it), so they should be in DE-MD now.Pat ValdataCrisfield, MDSent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

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Date: 11/21/19 4:01 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (21 Nov 2019) 81 Raptors
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 21, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 10 105 277
Turkey Vulture 45 454 959
Osprey 0 9 1831
Bald Eagle 9 118 391
Northern Harrier 2 40 97
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 77 709
Cooper's Hawk 2 21 262
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 3 7 16
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 2
Red-tailed Hawk 6 67 122
Rough-legged Hawk 1 1 1
Golden Eagle 0 4 5
American Kestrel 0 6 351
Merlin 0 24 221
Peregrine Falcon 0 7 113
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 16
Unknown Buteo 0 2 7
Unknown Falcon 0 0 10
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 3 28
Mississippi Kite 0 0 1

Total: 81 945 5419
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Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Jennifer Ottinger

Observers: Bob Pratt, Susan Gruver

Visitors:
Thanks to Sue and Bob for helping with the count today!
8 visitors


Weather:
Clear turning cloudy in the late afternoon, temp 6-10C, NNW,N wind 2-10mph,
vis 18km

Raptor Observations:
Mostly Turkey Vultures and a fair number of Black Vultures, 9 Bald Eagles,
a good number of Red-tailed Hawks and our first Rough-legged Hawk of the
season.


Non-raptor Observations:
Green-winged Teal (22), Greater Scaup, Ring-necked Duck, Bufflehead, Great
Blue Heron (3), Field Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco (24).

Predictions:
A 50% chance for showers, high 57F, SW wind 10-15mph
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Date: 11/21/19 3:17 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (21 Nov 2019) 530 Raptors
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 21, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 76 1777 2245
Turkey Vulture 400 5590 7973
Osprey 0 4 218
Bald Eagle 20 301 709
Northern Harrier 3 53 110
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 177 1141
Cooper's Hawk 5 101 429
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 2 321 510
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 627
Red-tailed Hawk 21 907 1270
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 7 7
American Kestrel 0 6 253
Merlin 0 19 77
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 9
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 13
Unknown Buteo 0 3 9
Unknown Falcon 0 1 8
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 4

Total: 530 9270 15612
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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: Jim Lewis, Joe Russell

Visitors:
7


Weather:
Clear skies in the morning with increasing clouds throughout the day. Light
westerly winds.

Raptor Observations:
Strong vulture and bald eagle migration. Moderate red-tailed hawk
migration. Light migration of other species.

Non-raptor Observations:
3 common ravens, fox sparrow, brown creeper, 3 rusty blackbirds,
yellow-rumped warbler.

eBird: https://ebird.org/checklist/S61636477

Predictions:
Friday: Cloudy. Periods of rain early. High 11C. Winds W at 15-30km/h.
Expect light to moderate migration.

Saturday: Partly cloudy then increasing clouds with showers. High 9C. Winds
SW at 10-15km/h. Expect light to moderate migration.

Sunday: Rain showers early then sun later. High 9C. Winds NW at 15-30km/h.
Expect moderate migration after the rain passes.
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Report submitted by David Brown (<davidebrownpa...>)
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Date: 11/20/19 3:59 pm
From: Sandy Schriever <sschriever...>
Subject: [de-birds] Birding at Winterthur
It was a little nippy at Winterthur today but we saw some great birds including vultures, hawks, and one lone Bald Eagle enjoying the wind.
Highlights of the day included a Common Raven, Yellow-shafted Flicker, and for me FOS (first of season) White Throated Sparrows and Dark-eyed Juncos.

Next month the walk will be on December 18, Wed, 9:00–11:00 am - starting in Visitor Parking Lot

Our field trip leader was naturalist and birder Jessica Shahan did a great job.

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Date: 11/20/19 2:20 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (20 Nov 2019) 579 Raptors
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 20, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 142 1701 2169
Turkey Vulture 333 5190 7573
Osprey 0 4 218
Bald Eagle 24 281 689
Northern Harrier 6 50 107
Sharp-shinned Hawk 8 174 1138
Cooper's Hawk 7 96 424
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 5 319 508
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 627
Red-tailed Hawk 51 886 1249
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 7 7
American Kestrel 0 6 253
Merlin 3 19 77
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 9
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 13
Unknown Buteo 0 3 9
Unknown Falcon 0 1 8
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 4

Total: 579 8740 15082
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers: Dennis Davis, Joe Swertinski

Visitors:
4


Weather:
Cloudy in the morning, with sun in the mid-afternoon then cloudy again.
Moderate to strong northwest winds. Relatively warm.

Raptor Observations:
Excellent flight of vultures, red-tails, and bald eagles. Extended flying
time due to the wind. 6 harriers and 3 merlins.

Non-raptor Observations:
250 Canada geese, common raven, golden-crowned kinglet, 3,000+ common
grackles.

eBird: https://ebird.org/checklist/S61612324

Predictions:
Thursday: Sunny early then cloudy. High 12C. Winds W at 10-15km/h. Expect
moderate to good migration.

Friday: Showers then cloudy. High 13C. Winds W at 25-40km/h. Expect light
to moderate migration.

Saturday: Partly cloudy then cloudy with showers. High 8C. Winds SW at
10-15km/h. Expect light migration.
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Date: 11/20/19 1:12 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (20 Nov 2019) 41 Raptors
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 20, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 10 95 267
Turkey Vulture 16 409 914
Osprey 0 9 1831
Bald Eagle 4 109 382
Northern Harrier 0 38 95
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 74 706
Cooper's Hawk 1 19 260
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 2 4 13
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 2
Red-tailed Hawk 4 61 116
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 4 5
American Kestrel 1 6 351
Merlin 0 24 221
Peregrine Falcon 0 7 113
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 16
Unknown Buteo 0 2 7
Unknown Falcon 0 0 10
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 3 28
Mississippi Kite 0 0 1

Total: 41 864 5338
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Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Official Counter: Jennifer Ottinger

Observers: Bill Upton, John Long, Kevin Bronson, Nicole Schwarz,
Susan Gruver

Visitors:
Thanks to Sue, Bill, Kevin, Nicole, and John Long for assisting with the
count today!
4 visitors


Weather:
Overcast with a few periods of partly cloudy skies, temp 8-10C, NNW,NW wind
5-15mph, vis 20km

Raptor Observations:
A good flight of Black and Turkey Vultures, four Bald Eagles, a few
Sharp-shinned Hawks, Red-shouldered Hawks, and Red-tailed Hawks, one
Kestrel.

Non-raptor Observations:
Large flocks of Snow Geese (10,000), Common Merganser, Bufflehead, Lesser
Black-backed Gull, Gannet (115), large numbers of Robins (900), Rusty
Blackbird, American Pipit.


Predictions:
Sunny, high 51F, NW wind 10-15mph

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Date: 11/19/19 5:12 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (19 Nov 2019) 16 Raptors
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 19, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 85 257
Turkey Vulture 5 393 898
Osprey 0 9 1831
Bald Eagle 3 105 378
Northern Harrier 1 38 95
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 71 703
Cooper's Hawk 1 18 259
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 11
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 2
Red-tailed Hawk 3 57 112
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 4 5
American Kestrel 0 5 350
Merlin 1 24 221
Peregrine Falcon 0 7 113
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 16
Unknown Buteo 0 2 7
Unknown Falcon 0 0 10
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 3 28
Mississippi Kite 0 0 1

Total: 16 823 5297
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Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Official Counter: Jennifer Ottinger

Observers: Rob Schroeder, Susan Gruver

Visitors:
Thanks to Sue, Rob, Julie, and Bill for helping with the count today!
5 visitors



Weather:
Overcast and fog through most of the day, temp 7-11C, light WNW,NNW,N winds
5mph, low visibility 5-10km, low clouds except for an hour when it cleared
in the late morning, then it clouded up again.

Raptor Observations:
A few Turkey Vultures, three Bald Eagles, a Harrier, a couple of
Sharp-shinned Hawks, one Cooper's Hawk, three Red-tailed Hawks and a
Merlin.

Non-raptor Observations:
A nice day of sea watch and Robins were everywhere!
Snow Goose (7,000), Brant, Red-throated Loon (205), Common Tern, Horned
Grebe, Common Eider (2), White-winged Scoter, Bonaparte's Gull (40), Lesser
Black-backed Gull, American Robin (1,150), Eastern Meadowlark.


Predictions:
Cloudy, high 50F, NW wind 15-25mph.

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Date: 11/19/19 4:18 pm
From: Richard Julian <rwjulian66...>
Subject: [de-birds] Tuesday 19Nov2019 Bird Walk at Cape Henlopen State Park Results
Final Tuesday Fall Bird Walk at Cape Henlopen State Park

Birded by the Nature Center Feeders, Herring Point and the Gordons Pond trail from Herring Point to the north side of the pond.

37 total species seen or heard on the foggy morning.

American Robins and Yellow-rump warblers everywhere.
Good looks at more than one Hermit Thrush.

Snow Geese arrived at Cape in the afternoon after the bird walk.


Nature Center Area

Turkey Vulture
Bald Eagle
Red-tailed Hawk
Belted Kingfisher (entrance to CHSP)
Northern Flicker
Blue Jay
Brown-headed Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
Northern Mockingbird
American Robin
House Finch
Dark-eyed Junco
White-throated Sparrow
Yellow-rumped Warbler

Herring Point to Gordons Pond

Canada Goose (heard in fog, did not see)
Northern Shoveler
American Black Duck
Surf Scoter
Black Scoter
Bufflehead
Mourning Dove
Sanderling
Greater Yellowlegs (heard)
Herring Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Loon sp.
Great Blue Heron
Turkey Vulture
Northern Harrier
Bald Eagle
Belted Kingfisher (heard)
Red-bellied Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Carolina Chickadee
Carolina Wren
Northern Mockingbird
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
Cedar Waxwing
House Finch
Dark-eyed Junco
Chipping Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
Red-winged Blackbird
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Northern Cardinal


Thank you to all who have attend these weekly walks!

Richard Julian
Interpretive Programs and Nature Center Manager
Cape Henlopen State Park
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Date: 11/19/19 1:56 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (19 Nov 2019) 169 Raptors
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 19, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 21 1559 2027
Turkey Vulture 120 4857 7240
Osprey 0 4 218
Bald Eagle 7 257 665
Northern Harrier 0 44 101
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 166 1130
Cooper's Hawk 1 89 417
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 5 314 503
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 627
Red-tailed Hawk 12 835 1198
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 7 7
American Kestrel 0 6 253
Merlin 0 16 74
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 9
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 13
Unknown Buteo 0 3 9
Unknown Falcon 0 1 8
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 4

Total: 169 8161 14503
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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: Joe Sebastiani, Walt Blackwell

Visitors:
3


Weather:
Morning fog then partly sunny with increasing clouds in the afternoon.

Raptor Observations:
Light migration overall. Turkey vultures most numerous. 12 red-tails.

Non-raptor Observations:
3 common ravens.

eBird: https://ebird.org/checklist/S61589532

Predictions:
Wednesday: Mix of sun and clouds. High 10C. Winds NNW at 15-30km/h. Expect
moderate migration.

Thursday: Mainly sunny but a few afternoon clouds. High 11C. Winds WNW at
10-15km/h. Expect moderate migration.

Friday: Clouds with showers in the afternoon. High 15C. Winds W at
15-30km/h. Expect light 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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Date: 11/19/19 9:11 am
From: David and Joy Peters <Trogon1000...>
Subject: [de-birds] Bombay Hook this Morning
We just returned from a good morning of birding at Bombay Hook. Here are some of the highlights:


* We were greeted by about 50 tundra swans feeding in the field across from the entry road.
* Then we had 30 (or more) eastern meadowlarks in the fields along the entry road.
* At least 20 cedar waxwings were feeding in the tops of the trees along the boardwalk trail ( a species thats becoming harder to find!)
* 8 to 10 hooded mergansers were swimming about in Shearness Pool.
* An American woodcock, with its beautiful rusty underparts, was standing in the middle of the wildlife road just past the little bridge by Bear Swamp trail.
* And the snow geese were amazing thousands of them across from Shearness Pool as we headed home!

Good birding!

Joy Peters
Dover DE
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Date: 11/18/19 4:13 pm
From: Holly Merker <hcybelle...>
Subject: [de-birds] DOS Meeting: Tribute to Bill Stewart
Hello,

As Anthony Gonzon noted, we'll be doing a tribute to Bill Stewart prior to
our regularly scheduled DOS Members Meeting on Wednesday, November 20th.

I'm seeking photos of Bill you may have which we could include in our
slideshow that we'll be showing. If you have any, and you're willing to
share, please send them to me at this email address.

Thank you!
Holly Merker
DOS Secretary

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Date: 11/18/19 3:48 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (18 Nov 2019) 271 Raptors
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 18, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 51 1538 2006
Turkey Vulture 186 4737 7120
Osprey 0 4 218
Bald Eagle 8 250 658
Northern Harrier 1 44 101
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 163 1127
Cooper's Hawk 2 88 416
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 2 309 498
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 627
Red-tailed Hawk 17 823 1186
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 7 7
American Kestrel 0 6 253
Merlin 1 16 74
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 9
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 13
Unknown Buteo 0 3 9
Unknown Falcon 0 1 8
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 4

Total: 271 7992 14334
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Curt Davis, Sally O'Byrne

Observers: Sally O'Byrne

Visitors:
1


Weather:
Cloudy with light northerly winds.

Raptor Observations:
Moderate raptor migration. Small numbers of other migrants.

Non-raptor Observations:
Common raven

eBird lists:
https://ebird.org/checklist/S61558668
https://ebird.org/checklist/S61564141

Predictions:
Tuesday: Mix of sun and clouds then cloudy. High 12C. Winds W at 10-15km/h.
Expect light to moderate migration.

Wednesday: Mix of sun and clouds. High 10C. Winds NW at 15-30km/h. Expect
moderate to good migration.

Thursday: Partly to mostly cloudy. High 11C. Winds WNW at 10-15km/h. Expect
moderate migration.
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www.delnature.org


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Date: 11/18/19 12:05 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (18 Nov 2019) Raptors
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 18, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 85 257
Turkey Vulture 0 388 893
Osprey 0 9 1831
Bald Eagle 0 102 375
Northern Harrier 0 37 94
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 69 701
Cooper's Hawk 0 17 258
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 11
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 2
Red-tailed Hawk 0 54 109
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 4 5
American Kestrel 0 5 350
Merlin 0 23 220
Peregrine Falcon 0 7 113
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 16
Unknown Buteo 0 2 7
Unknown Falcon 0 0 10
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 3 28
Mississippi Kite 0 0 1

Total: 0 807 5281
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Observation start time: 10:00:00
Observation end time: 12:00:00
Total observation time: 2 hours

Official Counter: Susan Gruver

Observers: Ann Dinkel

Visitors:
thank you Ann for enduring the miserable weather with me.


Weather:
Delayed start to the count because of showers. Count ended early due to
cold, wind, lack of migration and more showers.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
hundreds of robins

Predictions:
partly cloudy, high 55, winds light and variable
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Date: 11/18/19 8:11 am
From: Amy White <amywwhite...>
Subject: Re: [de-birds] DOS Monthly Meeting -Wed. Nov 20 - The Bats of Delaware with Holly Niederriter
6:30 meeting time this Wednesday. Great!!!
I am very glad there will be a pre-meeting opportunity to remember Bill. I look forward to hearing stories from others -- I know many wanted to share on Friday but did not have the time.
-Amy White

> On November 18, 2019 at 9:53 AM Anthony Gonzon <000006c8652c0e76-dmarc-request...> wrote:
>
>
> Greetings folks, 
> Please join DOS for our monthly meeting this Wednesday at the Ashland Nature Center.
> **UPDATE** Note that this meeting will begin at 6:30 PM as we remember DOS's own Bill Stewart. Please consider joining us at Ashland Nature Center as we share stories and fond memories of Bill.
> The regular meeting will begin at 7:30 with DOS business followed by our guest speaker.
> Every night at dusk throughout the summer, as most of the birds have settled in, another flying vertebrate takes to the skies across Delaware!This month we welcome state biologist Holly Niederriter as our featured guest speaker as we learn more about these little mammals with wings.  Holly will cover the species of bats in Delaware and basic life history, diseases most people associate with bats, the importance of bats as well as threats to them, especially White-nose Syndrome (past, present and future). Holly will also share information from our state bat projects including results and future plans for monitoring and protecting bats in Delaware and beyond.  
>
> Holly is currently the Non-game Mammal Biologist for the Species Conservation and Research Program in the Division of Fish and Wildlife. She started working for the division in 2002 and has worked with a wide range of species including amphibians and reptiles (most notably bog turtles, diamond-backed terrapins and herp disease issues), beach-nesting birds, osprey and Delmarva fox squirrels. Her primary responsibilities now focus on bats and Delmarva fox squirrels but a mammal atlas is on the horizon.
>
> Meetings are free and open to the public so bring a friend or two!
> Details at https://www.dosbirds.org/event/november-dos-meeting-the-bats-of-delaware/
> Anthony Gonzon
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Date: 11/18/19 6:54 am
From: Anthony Gonzon <000006c8652c0e76-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [de-birds] DOS Monthly Meeting -Wed. Nov 20 - The Bats of Delaware with Holly Niederriter
Greetings folks, 
Please join DOS for our monthly meeting this Wednesday at the Ashland Nature Center.
**UPDATE** Note that this meeting will begin at 6:30 PM as we remember DOS's own Bill Stewart. Please consider joining us at Ashland Nature Center as we share stories and fond memories of Bill.
The regular meeting will begin at 7:30 with DOS business followed by our guest speaker.
Every night at dusk throughout the summer, as most of the birds have settled in, another flying vertebrate takes to the skies across Delaware!This month we welcome state biologist Holly Niederriter as our featured guest speaker as we learn more about these little mammals with wings.  Holly will cover the species of bats in Delaware and basic life history, diseases most people associate with bats, the importance of bats as well as threats to them, especially White-nose Syndrome (past, present and future). Holly will also share information from our state bat projects including results and future plans for monitoring and protecting bats in Delaware and beyond.  

Holly is currently the Non-game Mammal Biologist for the Species Conservation and Research Program in the Division of Fish and Wildlife. She started working for the division in 2002 and has worked with a wide range of species including amphibians and reptiles (most notably bog turtles, diamond-backed terrapins and herp disease issues), beach-nesting birds, osprey and Delmarva fox squirrels. Her primary responsibilities now focus on bats and Delmarva fox squirrels but a mammal atlas is on the horizon.

Meetings are free and open to the public so bring a friend or two!
Details at https://www.dosbirds.org/event/november-dos-meeting-the-bats-of-delaware/
Anthony Gonzon

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Date: 11/17/19 5:07 pm
From: Andy Ednie, Claymont, DE. <000006be14ba5998-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [de-birds] Reservoir Waterfowl
Waterfowl are back at Hoopes' Reservoir, a big flock for Ring-neck's along the Rt. 82 causeway and most of the Hoodies were in Carpenter's Cove. The sapsuckers put on a show together right over the road at Hillside Mill Cove. Here's today's list:


Canada Goose 86
Mallard 28
American Black Duck 14
Green-winged Teal 2
Ring-necked Duck 262
Bufflehead 2
Hooded Merganser 49 exact count
Ruddy Duck 1
Ring-billed Gull 2
Bald Eagle 1
Belted Kingfisher 1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 2

Good birding,
Andy

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Date: 11/17/19 3:42 pm
From: Richard Julian <rwjulian66...>
Subject: [de-birds] Sussex Bird Sightings
Sighting a Baltimore Oriole (male) at our suet today (Sunday Nov. 17) in Georgetown, DE.

Also sighted a Semi-palmated Plover on the bay side of the Point at Cape Henlopen State Park on Friday, Nov. 15.

Birded the south end of Gordons Pond on Sat. Nov. 16. Usual sightings of Black Ducks, Buffleheads, Great Blue Heron, Chipping Sparrows, Dark-eyed Juncos, Eastern Bluebirds, Yellow-rumped Warblers and a few Greater Black-backed gulls.

Submitted by Richard Julian

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Date: 11/17/19 2:51 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (17 Nov 2019) 438 Raptors
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 17, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 97 1487 1955
Turkey Vulture 272 4551 6934
Osprey 0 4 218
Bald Eagle 7 242 650
Northern Harrier 1 43 100
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 160 1124
Cooper's Hawk 2 86 414
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 12 307 496
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 627
Red-tailed Hawk 43 806 1169
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 7 7
American Kestrel 0 6 253
Merlin 2 15 73
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 9
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 13
Unknown Buteo 0 3 9
Unknown Falcon 0 1 8
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 4

Total: 438 7721 14063
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Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers:

Visitors:
3


Weather:
Overcast with light northeasterly winds.

Raptor Observations:
A trickle of vultures most of the day plus two large late day mixed groups
(150+ and 50+). Decent Buteo movement with 12 red-shoulders and 43
red-tails, including one 'northern'. Two merlins.

Non-raptor Observations:
Great black-backed gull, 4 common ravens.

eBird: https://ebird.org/checklist/S61537060

Predictions:
Monday: Overcast with showers. High 6C. Winds N at 10-15km/h. Expect light
to moderate migration.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy. High 12C. Winds WNW at 10-15km/h. Expect moderate
to good migration.

Wednesday: Partly cloudy. High 10C. Winds NW at 15-25km/h. Expect moderate
to good migration.
========================================================================
Report submitted by David Brown (<davidebrownpa...>)
Ashland Nature Center information may be found at:
www.delnature.org


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Date: 11/17/19 12:21 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (17 Nov 2019) 3 Raptors
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 17, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 85 257
Turkey Vulture 0 388 893
Osprey 0 9 1831
Bald Eagle 0 102 375
Northern Harrier 0 37 94
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 69 701
Cooper's Hawk 1 17 258
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 11
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 2
Red-tailed Hawk 0 54 109
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 4 5
American Kestrel 0 5 350
Merlin 1 23 220
Peregrine Falcon 1 7 113
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 16
Unknown Buteo 0 2 7
Unknown Falcon 0 0 10
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 3 28
Mississippi Kite 0 0 1

Total: 3 807 5281
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 12:00:00
Total observation time: 3 hours

Official Counter: Susan Gruver

Observers: Ann Dinkel, Art Zdancewic, Bruce Peterjohn

Visitors:
thank you to Ann,Art and Bruce. 2 visitors


Weather:
temp 4,5 C., wind NNE 16/17 mph., clcv 100%, visb 15k,
counted ended early due to cold, high winds and lack of migration

Raptor Observations:
Merlin, Peregrine, Cooper's Hawk

Non-raptor Observations:
Snow Bunting

Predictions:
cloudy with occasional showers, 50% chance of rain, high 46, wind NNW 10-20
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Date: 11/16/19 4:07 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (16 Nov 2019) 13 Raptors
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 16, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 2 85 257
Turkey Vulture 6 388 893
Osprey 0 9 1831
Bald Eagle 2 102 375
Northern Harrier 1 37 94
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 69 701
Cooper's Hawk 0 16 257
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 11
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 2
Red-tailed Hawk 1 54 109
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 4 5
American Kestrel 0 5 350
Merlin 0 22 219
Peregrine Falcon 0 6 112
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 16
Unknown Buteo 0 2 7
Unknown Falcon 0 0 10
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 3 28
Mississippi Kite 0 0 1

Total: 13 804 5278
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Observation start time: 09:30:00
Observation end time: 14:30:00
Total observation time: 5 hours

Official Counter: Jennifer Ottinger

Observers: Susan Gruver

Visitors:
Thanks Sue for helping with the count!
5 visitors


Weather:
Cool and gale force winds, cloudy, temp 6-7C, ENE wind turning E in the
afternoon 21-28mph gusting to 35mph, vis 20km.

Raptor Observations:
A few birds coming in south of the Great Dune. Several Turkey Vultures, two
Bald Eagles, a Harrier and Sharp-shinned Hawk and one Red-tailed Hawk.

Non-raptor Observations:
A good flight of Gannets (158), Great Blue Heron (4), Horned Grebe.

Predictions:
Rain likely after 10am, cloudy, high 52F, NE wind 25-30mph. Very similar to
today with some rain.

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Date: 11/16/19 3:06 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (16 Nov 2019) 523 Raptors
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 16, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 148 1390 1858
Turkey Vulture 280 4279 6662
Osprey 0 4 218
Bald Eagle 15 235 643
Northern Harrier 3 42 99
Sharp-shinned Hawk 7 158 1122
Cooper's Hawk 6 84 412
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 16 295 484
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 627
Red-tailed Hawk 48 763 1126
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 7 7
American Kestrel 0 6 253
Merlin 0 13 71
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 9
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 13
Unknown Buteo 0 3 9
Unknown Falcon 0 1 8
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 4

Total: 523 7283 13625
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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: Eric Hartshaw

Visitors:
7


Weather:
Clear skies with moderate northeasterly winds.

Raptor Observations:
Good flight of both vulture species. Decent Buteo numbers with 16
red-shoulders and 48 red-tails. 15 bald eagles and 3 harriers. Accipiter
numbers were moderate for this time of the season with 7 sharpies and 6
Coops. No falcons.

Non-raptor Observations:
Double-crested cormorant, common raven, 3 rusty blackbirds, 8,500 common
grackles, yellow-rumped warbler.

eBird: https://ebird.org/checklist/S61500547

Predictions:
Sunday: Mostly cloudy. High 5C. Winds NNE at 15-25km/h. Overall similar to
today but with more cloud. Expect moderate to good migration.

Monday: Cloudy with occasional showers. High 7C. Winds NNW at 10-15km/h.
Expect light to moderate migration.

Tuesday: Intervals of clouds and sun. High 11C. Winds WNW at 10-15km/h.
Expect moderate to good 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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Date: 11/16/19 6:50 am
From: Andy Ednie, Claymont, DE. <000006be14ba5998-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [de-birds] RBA: Birdline Delaware, November 15th, 2019
RBA
* Delaware
* Statewide
*November 15, 2019
* DEST 1911. 15

*Birds mentioned
Brant
Snow Goose
Cackling Goose
Tundra Swan
Mute Swan
Northern Pintail
Gadwall
American Wigeon
Green-winged Teal
Redhead
Ring-necked Duck
Lesser Scaup
Black Scoter
White-winged Scoter
Surf Scoter
Long-tailed Duck
Bufflehead
Common Merganser
Hooded Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Ruddy Duck
Pied-billed Grebe
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Virginia Rail
American Coot
Common Gallinule
American Avocet
Black-bellied Plover
HUDSONIAN GODWIT
Marbled Godwit
Ruddy Turnstone
Sanderling
Dunlin
Purple Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
Long-billed Dowitcher
Wilson’s Snipe
Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs
American Woodcock
Parasitic Jaeger
Royal Tern
Bonaparte’s Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Common Loon
Red-throated Loon
Brown Pelican
American Bittern
Snowy Egret
Black-crowned Night Heron
Osprey
Bald Eagle
Northern Harrier
Red-shouldered Hawk
GOLDEN EAGLE
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Peregrine falcon
ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER
Eastern Phoebe
Blue-headed Vireo
Common Raven
Tree Swallow
Barn Swallow
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Brown-headed Nuthatch
Marsh Wren
SEDGE WREN
Gray Catbird
Hermit Thrush
American Pipit
Purple Finch
Savannah Sparrow
NELSON’S SPARROW
Fox Sparrow
Yellow-breasted Chat
Eastern Meadowlark
Rusty Blackbird
Baltimore Oriole
Orange-crowned Warbler
Pine Warbler
Palm Warbler
Common Yellowthroat

Hotline: Birdline Delaware
Date: November 15, 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, November 15th, this is Birdline Delaware from the Delaware Museum of Natural History in Greenville. The unofficial Delaware Annual list increased to 325 species.

New this week was an ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER found on Veterans Day at Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge near Milton. Originally identified as a GREAT CRESTED FLYCATCHER, the bird was identified by photographs later in the week demonstrating late Gray throat with white expressed and small thin bill. This bird was found along the Boardwalk Trail near Prime Hook Headquarters, but search efforts yesterday were unsuccessful. There been several sightings of ash throated flycatcher on the East Coast this week including Staten Island, New York, Plum Island near Newberry, Massachusetts, and Portland, Maine.

Some other late lingering migrants included BALTIMORE ORIOLE and YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT at the Cape Henlopen State Park Hawk watch. BLUE-HEADED VIREOS were seen at Savage’s Ditch in Delaware Seashore State Park, Harbison, and Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge near Smyrna. PALM WARBLER was reported at bay Forest in Bethany Beach and Curtis Mill Park in Newark. PINE WARBLERS were seen at Harbison and Cape Henlopen. An ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER continues to be seen at Coverdale Farms near Ashland Nature Center. A BARN SWALLOW with several TREE SWALLOWS was found at the Ashton Tract in Augustine Wildlife Area near Port Penn. This is the time a year to find some unusual rarities in the area including GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE in Philadelphia, ANNA’S HUMMINGBIRD coming to a feeder near Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania and a pair of PAINTED BUNTING at the Perryville city dock in Cecil County, Maryland.

VIRGINIA RAIL, MARSH and SEDGE WREN continue be found at Cape Henlopen State Park along the Walking Dunes Trail. Several SALTMARSH and a NELSON’S SPARROW were found there this weekend, along with CATBIRD, RED-BREASTED, and BROWN-HEADED NUTHATCH. BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL and BROWN PELICAN were seen from Herring Point. WHITE-WINGED, SURF and BLACK SCOTER were seen flying from the Cape May-Lewes ferry, along with RED-THROATED and COMMON LOON. A PARASITIC JAEGER was seen flying from the ferry in Delaware waters along with BONAPARTE’S GULL and ROYAL TERN.

LONG-TAILED DUCK, SURF, WHITE -WINGED and BLACK SCOTER, RED -THROATED AND COMMON LOON, and NORTHERN GANNET were seen at Indian River Inlet. RUDDY TURNSTONE and 2 PURPLE SANDPIPERS were found on the jetty. SANDERLING were seen running along the beach. BRANT continues to be seen at Cedar Neck from James Farm Eco-Preserve.

SURF SCOTER, RED-THROATED LOON, and lots of SAVANNAH SPARROWS were seen at Fowlers Beach in Prime Hook. An AMERICAN WOODCOCK was seen flying over along the entrance road to prime Hook headquarters. GREAT HORNED OWLS were heard calling at Prime Hook. RED BREASTED MERGANSER and-SURF SCOTERS were seen at Mispillion Inlet from the Dupont Nature Center.

SEDGE and MARSH WREN were found at Pickering Beach along with VIRGINIA RAIL and WILSON SNIPE. Waterfowl reported flying over included HOODED MERGANSER and NORTHERN PINTAIL. GADWALL, HOODED MERGANSER, RUDDY DUCK, PIED-BILLED GREBE and AMERICAN COOT were found at the Logan Tract in Ted Harvey Conservation Area near Kitts Hummock. COOTS and GADWALL were seen from the new observation tower at the Central Road in Little Creek Wildlife Area. BROWN HEADED NUTHATCH and MARSH WREN were found along Milford Neck Wildlife Area. There was a raft of 144 SURF SCOTER, RUDDY DUCK, AMERICAN WIGEON, and 3 RED-THROATED LOONS along with NORTHERN GANNET seen from Big Stone Beach.

A CACKLING GOOSE was seen on Sunday at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge. The first REDHEAD of the season was seen opposite Shearness Pool. Other waterfowl included SNOW GOOSE, TUNDRA and MUTE SWAN, BUFFLEHEAD, RUDDY DUCK, HOODED MERGANSER, and PIED-BILLED GREBE. A HUDSONIAN GODWIT was reported at the refuge on Saturday along with MARBLED GODWIT, AMERICAN AVOCET, DUNLIN, LEAST and WESTERN SANDPIPER, LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER, both YELLOWLEGS and WILSON SNIPE. LESSER BLACK -BACK and LAUGHING GULL were seen at Leatherberry Flats. AMERICAN BITTERN was seen Monday, along with BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERON and SNOWY EGRET. Land birds reported included FOX SPARROW.

Three COMMON GALLINULES along with AMERICAN COOT, GADWALL, AMERICAN WIGEON, BUFFLEHEAD, HOODED MERGANSER, and RUDDY DUCK were seen at the Ashton Tract. PEREGRINE FALCON and a late COMMON YELLOWTHROAT were seen at Reedy Point Bridge. GREEN-WINGED TEAL was seen at Greer’s Pond.

The first PURPLE FINCH of the season was a female photographed at Winterthur Museum yesterday. COMMON RAVENS were reported this week at First State National Historic Park and near Newark. RUSTY BLACKBIRD and YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER were found at Newark Reservoir. A YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO was heard calling near Marshallton. HERMIT THRUSH was found at Mount Cuba Wildflower Conservatory.

COMMON and HOODED MERGANSERS were seen flying over Ashland Nature Center. Five COMMON AND 2 HOODED MERGANSERS were found at Harry’s Pond at the Brandywine Towncenter along with RING-NECKED DUCK, AMERICAN COOT and an EASTERN PHOEBE. RING-NECKED DUCK, HOODED MERGANSER, and RUDDY DUCK were found at Hoopes’s Reservoir along with GRAY CATBIRD.

The Ashland Nature Ctr., Hawk Watch reported GOLDEN EAGLES this week on Saturday and Monday. A late OSPREY was seen today. There was a total of 62 BALD EAGLES AND 20 NORTHERN HARRIERS reported at the hawk watch this week. On Wednesday, 39 RED SHOULDERED and-38 RED-TAILED HAWKS were seen moving through. COMMON RAVENS continue be reported daily. Other land birds included AMERICAN PIPIT, RUSTY BLACKBIRD, and FOX SPARROW.

Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch had GOLDEN EAGLES reported on Wednesday and Thursday. There was a big flight of waterfowl at the hawk watch today including LESSER SCAUP, RED-BREASTED MERGANSER, TUNDRA SWAN, SNOW GOOSE, along with 213 RED-THROATED LOON, over 1000 BLACK, 340 SURF and a WHITE-WINGED SCOTER. BROWN PELICANS and LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL are still being reported from the beach. Land birds seen included AMERICAN PIPIT, EASTERN PHOEBE, and EASTERN MEADOWLARK.

Sad news this week was the passing of Bill Stewart former president of the Delaware Ornithological Society and activities coordinator for the American Birding Association. Bill was instrumental in developing Delaware Bird-athon, Lights-out Wilmington, Peregrine Watch, Camp Avocet, and the Autumn Common Nighthawk Migration Spectacular from the Grenogue Water Tower. He helped in preserving over 2000 acres of wild space throughout the state. The Birdline sends of condolences to his friend Kim and the rest of the Stewart family. Bill will be greatly missed by us all.

Thanks to all the people that make the Birdline possible, including Joan Clayburgh, Kris Benarcik, Kurt Schwartz, Lewis Ware, Andrea Martin, Joe Francis, Sheila Smith, Sean McCandless, Nancy Hedgespeth, Nancy Cunningham, Kevin Bronson, Kathie O’Neil, Gary Griffith, Joe Sebastiani, Mike Moore, John Skibicki, Chris and Karen Bennett, Anthony Gonzon, Curt Davis, Megan Kasprzak, John Janowski, Alice Mohrman, Rich Julian, Joel Martin, Dave Fees, Bob Edelen, Wayne Longbottom, Ellen Jacobson, Sue Gruver, Sharon Lynn, Lynn Smith, Ian Stewart, Scott Northey Amy and Jim White, Pete Ziegler 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: 11/16/19 5:39 am
From: Anthony Gonzon <000006c8652c0e76-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [de-birds] DOS Sea Watch today
Greetings,

For anyone planning to come out to the sea watch today,  we are moving to the north side of Indian River Inlet. We plan to stay there until 12 unless condions worsen.   Winds are currently out of the NNE at 20+ mph, so be prepared.

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Date: 11/15/19 3:01 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (15 Nov 2019) 305 Raptors
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 15, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 91 1242 1710
Turkey Vulture 147 3999 6382
Osprey 1 4 218
Bald Eagle 12 220 628
Northern Harrier 1 39 96
Sharp-shinned Hawk 4 151 1115
Cooper's Hawk 3 78 406
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 14 279 468
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 627
Red-tailed Hawk 32 715 1078
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 7 7
American Kestrel 0 6 253
Merlin 0 13 71
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 9
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 13
Unknown Buteo 0 3 9
Unknown Falcon 0 1 8
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 4

Total: 305 6760 13102
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: David Brown, Joe Swertinski

Observers: Aaron Reb, Carol Ralph, Carol Spease, Dennis Davis,
Janny Sterrett, Joe Swertinski, Ryan Crane, Sue McLaughlin,
Tim Sterrett

Visitors:
65, including 2 school groups, an OSHER group, and many visitors here for
Bill Stewart's memorial service.


Weather:
Partly sunny with a high cloud layer. Light westerly winds.

Raptor Observations:
Moderate vulture flight. 14 red-shoulders and 32 red-tails. A few
Accipiters. One harrier.

Non-raptor Observations:
Eastern phoebe.

https://ebird.org/checklist/S61475228

Predictions:
Saturday: Sunny and colder. High 4C. Winds NE at 15-30km/h. Expect moderate
to good migration.

Sunday: Overcast. High 5C. Winds NNE at 15-30km/h. Expect moderate
migration.

Monday: Morning showers then cloudy. High 7C. Winds NNW at 15-25km/h.
Expect moderate migration.
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Report submitted by David Brown (<davidebrownpa...>)
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Date: 11/15/19 1:03 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (15 Nov 2019) 10 Raptors
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 15, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 83 255
Turkey Vulture 3 382 887
Osprey 0 9 1831
Bald Eagle 1 100 373
Northern Harrier 1 36 93
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 68 700
Cooper's Hawk 3 16 257
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 11
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 2
Red-tailed Hawk 0 53 108
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 4 5
American Kestrel 0 5 350
Merlin 1 22 219
Peregrine Falcon 0 6 112
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 16
Unknown Buteo 0 2 7
Unknown Falcon 0 0 10
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 3 28
Mississippi Kite 0 0 1

Total: 10 791 5265
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Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Official Counter: Jennifer Ottinger

Observers: Donna Hoyt, Evie Von Boeckman, John Hoyt, Kevin Bronson,
Rob Schroeder, Susan Gruver

Visitors:
Thanks to Sue, Kevin, Rob, Evie, John and Donna for helping with the count
today!
6 visitors


Weather:
Overcast, cool with temp 6-10C, light NNW,N wind 5mph, vis 18km

Raptor Observations:
Very few migrants seen, a few Turkey Vultures, one Bald Eagle, a Harrier,
one Sharp-shinned Hawk, a few Cooper's Hawks, and a Merlin.

Non-raptor Observations:
Really nice Loon flight today! Red-throated Loon (213), Common Loon (24),
Tundra Swan (12), Lesser Scaup, Red-breasted Merganser, White-winged
Scoter, Black Scoter (1,015), Surf Scoter (340), Snow Goose (1,200), Field
Sparrow.

Predictions:
Gale force winds, cloudy, high 45F, NE wind 25-30mph gusting to 45mph.
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Date: 11/14/19 2:10 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (14 Nov 2019) 374 Raptors
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 14, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 42 1151 1619
Turkey Vulture 273 3852 6235
Osprey 0 3 217
Bald Eagle 10 208 616
Northern Harrier 0 38 95
Sharp-shinned Hawk 7 147 1111
Cooper's Hawk 3 75 403
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 17 265 454
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 627
Red-tailed Hawk 21 683 1046
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 7 7
American Kestrel 0 6 253
Merlin 0 13 71
Peregrine Falcon 1 2 9
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 13
Unknown Buteo 0 3 9
Unknown Falcon 0 1 8
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 4

Total: 374 6455 12797
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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: Daniel Noznisky

Visitors:
9


Weather:
Mostly cloudy with light southerly winds.

Raptor Observations:
Good flight of vultures in the morning. Decent Buteo migration with 17
red-shoulders and 21 red-tails. One peregrine falcon in the late-morning.
Flight slowed in the afternoon.

Non-raptor Observations:
2 common ravens.

eBird: https://ebird.org/checklist/S61452154

Predictions:
Friday: Partly cloudy. High 11C. Winds NW at 10-15km/h. Expect good
migration.

Saturday: Intervals of cloud and sun. Colder. High 4C. Winds NE at
15-30km/h. Expect good migration.

Sunday: Cloudy. High 5C. Winds NNE at 15-30km/h. Expect moderate migration.
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Report submitted by David Brown (<davidebrownpa...>)
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www.delnature.org


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Date: 11/14/19 12:50 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (14 Nov 2019) 69 Raptors
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 14, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 6 83 255
Turkey Vulture 55 379 884
Osprey 0 9 1831
Bald Eagle 1 99 372
Northern Harrier 2 35 92
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 67 699
Cooper's Hawk 1 13 254
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 11
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 2
Red-tailed Hawk 0 53 108
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 1 4 5
American Kestrel 0 5 350
Merlin 0 21 218
Peregrine Falcon 0 6 112
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 16
Unknown Buteo 0 2 7
Unknown Falcon 0 0 10
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 3 28
Mississippi Kite 0 0 1

Total: 69 781 5255
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Observation start time: 08:15:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6.75 hours

Official Counter: Jennifer Ottinger

Observers: Sharon Lynn, Susan Gruver

Visitors:
Thanks to Sue and Sharon for helping with the count and sea watch!
5 visitors


Weather:
Overcast and cool, temp 5-9C, very light SW,S winds increasing late in the
afternoon, vis 18km

Raptor Observations:
Good Turkey Vulture flight with a couple of groups coming over from Cape
May, one immature Bald Eagle, a Golden Eagle, a couple of Harriers and
Sharp-shinned Hawks. Flight ended in the late afternoon.

Non-raptor Observations:
Very active this morning! Yellow-breasted Chat (late) perched in the
parking lot for a nice close look, American Pipit, Robins and Bluebirds
moving through, Eastern Phoebe, Red-breasted Merganser, Wood Duck,
Green-winged Teal, Forster's Tern, Bonaparte's Gull (94).

Predictions:
Chance for rain in the morning, cloudy, high 51F, N,NW wind 10mph

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Date: 11/14/19 3:35 am
From: Richard Julian <rwjulian66...>
Subject: [de-birds] Delayed Report of Tuesday Nov. 12 Cape Henlopen Bird Tour
Cape Henlopen State Park, Nov 12, 2019

Conducted a driving on/off bird tour, stopping at the Nature Center, The Point, Family Campground, Fort Miles and Herring Point.
Mixed flock of kinglets, chickadees and nuthatches in the campground.
Most of the other sightings at the Nature Center or the Point.

25 species

Surf Scoter
Black Scoter
scoter sp.
Herring Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Great Black-backed Gull
Red-throated Loon
Northern Gannet
Double-crested Cormorant
Black Vulture
Turkey Vulture
Bald Eagle
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Brown-headed Nuthatch
Eastern Bluebird
American Robin
House Finch
Chipping Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Northern Cardinal

Submitted by Richard Julian

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Date: 11/13/19 4:53 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (13 Nov 2019) 48 Raptors
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 13, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 6 77 249
Turkey Vulture 25 324 829
Osprey 0 9 1831
Bald Eagle 7 98 371
Northern Harrier 2 33 90
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 64 696
Cooper's Hawk 0 12 253
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 2 11
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 2
Red-tailed Hawk 3 53 108
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 1 3 4
American Kestrel 0 5 350
Merlin 0 21 218
Peregrine Falcon 0 6 112
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 16
Unknown Buteo 0 2 7
Unknown Falcon 0 0 10
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 3 28
Mississippi Kite 0 0 1

Total: 48 712 5186
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Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Jennifer Ottinger

Observers: Kevin Bronson, Susan Gruver

Visitors:
Thanks to Sue and Kevin for enduring the cold to help with the count!
4 visitors


Weather:
Partly cloudy turning clear, cold with temp -1 to 2C, gusty N, NNW wind
15mph decreasing to 7mph in the afternoon, vis 20km

Raptor Observations:
Migrants coming in far to the south, mostly Turkey Vultures, seven Bald
Eagle, one Golden Eagle, a few Harriers, Sharp-shinned Hawks and Red-tailed
Hawks.

Non-raptor Observations:
Tundra Swan, White-winged Scoter, Common Merganser, Brant, Snow Goose
(3,200), Canada Goose (205), Lesser Black-backed Gull.

Predictions:
Sunny, high 50F, S wind 10mph
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Date: 11/13/19 3:20 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (13 Nov 2019) 262 Raptors
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 13, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 40 1109 1577
Turkey Vulture 107 3579 5962
Osprey 0 3 217
Bald Eagle 12 198 606
Northern Harrier 5 38 95
Sharp-shinned Hawk 9 140 1104
Cooper's Hawk 10 72 400
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 39 248 437
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 627
Red-tailed Hawk 38 662 1025
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 7 7
American Kestrel 0 6 253
Merlin 2 13 71
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 8
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 13
Unknown Buteo 0 3 9
Unknown Falcon 0 1 8
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 4

Total: 262 6081 12423
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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: Dan Walker, Joe Swertinski

Visitors:
8


Weather:
Clear skies with moderate northwest winds. Cold with temperatures starting
below freezing.

Raptor Observations:
Moderate vulture migration continues. 5 northern harriers (3 adult males, 2
adult females), light Accipiter migration, good Buteo migration with 39
red-shoulders and 38 red-tails, only falcons were 2 merlins.

Non-raptor Observations:
30 snow geese, 2,500 Canada geese, 50 ring-billed gulls, 1 herring gull, 6
common loons, common raven, American pipit, 10 rusty blackbirds,
Samaritan's Purse DC-8 (one of only 8 of this model still flying).

eBird: https://ebird.org/checklist/S61429791

Predictions:
Thursday: Cloudy early then some sun. High 8C. Winds S at 10-15km/h. Expect
light to moderate migration.

Friday: Intervals of clouds and sun. High 11C. Winds NW at 10-15km/h.
Expect good migration.

Saturday: Sunny. High 4C. Winds NE at 15-30km/h. Expect moderate to good
migration.
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Ashland Nature Center information may be found at:
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Date: 11/13/19 6:09 am
From: Pat <pvaldata1...>
Subject: Re: [de-birds] The Loss of a True Legend in Delaware's Birding Community
This is very sad news. My condolences go to all the Delaware birders who knew him. PatPat ValdataCrisfield, MDSent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone
-------- Original message --------From: Holly Merker <hcybelle...> Date: 11/12/19 5:07 PM (GMT-05:00) To: <de-birds...> Subject: [de-birds] The Loss of a True Legend in Delaware's Birding Community Delaware Birding Community,With great sadness I'm writing to let you know that we've lost one of thegreatest forces in the Delaware birding community today. Bill Stewart, atrue bird hero. Bill passed away today surrounded by his family, and hisbeloved Kim, while wrapped in tremendous love.Bill's drive and fire in the effort towards bird conservation, locally, andglobally, was unparalleled. His incredible determination to make thingshappen, get things done, all in the name of birds and birding, was likenone other. While bird conservation, through land conservation andeducation, was foremost for Bill, he prioritized connecting the nextgeneration of birders to conservation, and led by example.There's no doubt he will be missed by so many of us, as he's left hisincredible mark on our community. But, what he'd want us to do is goforward, make things happen, get things done for the good of birds andconservation. But most of all, cherish every moment with birds and friends,be empowered by the spectacles of migration, go do what your heart inspiresyou to do.A Celebration of Life is being planned at the Ashland Nature Center inHockessin, Delaware, for this Friday, November 15th, 1pm-3pm.Holly MerkerRed Knot Outfitters-- *Holly Cybelle Merker**Downingtown, PA**610-733-4392 mobile**<HCybelle...> <HCybelle...>*List archives: https://lists.princeton.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A0=DE-BIRDSList help: <DE-BIRDS-request...>

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Date: 11/12/19 4:06 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (12 Nov 2019) 161 Raptors
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 12, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 34 1069 1537
Turkey Vulture 95 3472 5855
Osprey 0 3 217
Bald Eagle 6 186 594
Northern Harrier 4 33 90
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 131 1095
Cooper's Hawk 2 62 390
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 3 209 398
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 627
Red-tailed Hawk 14 624 987
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 7 7
American Kestrel 0 6 253
Merlin 0 11 69
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 8
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 13
Unknown Buteo 0 3 9
Unknown Falcon 0 1 8
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 4

Total: 161 5819 12161
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Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers:

Visitors:
None


Weather:
Morning rain delayed the start of the count until 8:30. Sprinkled continued
off and on for a few hours and turned into snow flurries as the temperature
fell. The sky slowly began to clear in the final hours. Cold with
temperatures falling throughout the day to near freezing. Strong
northwesterly winds.

Raptor Observations:
Some migrating vultures but also many vultures lingering around local
roosts. A few bald eagles hanging around but also 6 migrants. Four northern
harriers. Light flow of red-tails throughout the day for a total of 14.

Non-raptor Observations:
3,000+ Canada geese, 6 common loons, 2 herring gulls, 20 ring-billed gulls,
common raven, Turkish presidential 747.

eBird: https://ebird.org/checklist/S61404355

Predictions:
Wednesday: Mainly sunny. High 3C. Winds NNW at 15-30km/h. Expect good
migration but difficult viewing conditions due to a combination of cold,
wind, and blue skies.

Thursday: Mostly cloudy. High 8C. Winds S at 10-15km/h. Expect light to
moderate migration.

Friday: Sunshine and clouds mixed. High 11C. Winds NW at 10-15km/h. Expect
moderate to good migration.
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Report submitted by David Brown (<davidebrownpa...>)
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Date: 11/12/19 2:08 pm
From: Holly Merker <hcybelle...>
Subject: [de-birds] The Loss of a True Legend in Delaware's Birding Community
Delaware Birding Community,

With great sadness I'm writing to let you know that we've lost one of the
greatest forces in the Delaware birding community today. Bill Stewart, a
true bird hero. Bill passed away today surrounded by his family, and his
beloved Kim, while wrapped in tremendous love.

Bill's drive and fire in the effort towards bird conservation, locally, and
globally, was unparalleled. His incredible determination to make things
happen, get things done, all in the name of birds and birding, was like
none other. While bird conservation, through land conservation and
education, was foremost for Bill, he prioritized connecting the next
generation of birders to conservation, and led by example.

There's no doubt he will be missed by so many of us, as he's left his
incredible mark on our community. But, what he'd want us to do is go
forward, make things happen, get things done for the good of birds and
conservation. But most of all, cherish every moment with birds and friends,
be empowered by the spectacles of migration, go do what your heart inspires
you to do.

A Celebration of Life is being planned at the Ashland Nature Center in
Hockessin, Delaware, for this Friday, November 15th, 1pm-3pm.

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Date: 11/12/19 1:04 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (12 Nov 2019) Raptors
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 12, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 71 243
Turkey Vulture 0 299 804
Osprey 0 9 1831
Bald Eagle 0 91 364
Northern Harrier 0 31 88
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 61 693
Cooper's Hawk 0 12 253
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 10
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 2
Red-tailed Hawk 0 50 105
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 2 3
American Kestrel 0 5 350
Merlin 0 21 218
Peregrine Falcon 0 6 112
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 16
Unknown Buteo 0 2 7
Unknown Falcon 0 0 10
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 3 28
Mississippi Kite 0 0 1

Total: 0 664 5138
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Observation start time: 08:45:00
Observation end time: 10:00:00
Total observation time: 1.25 hours

Official Counter: Jennifer Ottinger

Observers: Susan Gruver

Visitors:
Thanks Sue for making the effort to stand in the rain for an hour with me.

No visitors


Weather:
Overcast and rain in the morning, then turning to snow in the afternoon,
temp 10-12C, gusty WNW wind 15mph, vis 10km, only an hour of observation
before the rain.

Raptor Observations:
No raptors, limited observations in the early morning.


Non-raptor Observations:
Common Loon, Royal Tern


Predictions:
Sunny and very Cold! High 36F, NW wind 10-15mph

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Date: 11/11/19 2:26 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (11 Nov 2019) 439 Raptors
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 11, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 103 1035 1503
Turkey Vulture 276 3377 5760
Osprey 0 3 217
Bald Eagle 2 180 588
Northern Harrier 2 29 86
Sharp-shinned Hawk 16 128 1092
Cooper's Hawk 3 60 388
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 16 206 395
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 627
Red-tailed Hawk 20 610 973
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 1 7 7
American Kestrel 0 6 253
Merlin 0 11 69
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 8
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 13
Unknown Buteo 0 3 9
Unknown Falcon 0 1 8
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 4

Total: 439 5658 12000
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Curt Davis, Sally O'Byrne

Observers: Christopher Rowe, Curt Davis, David Brown, Sue McLaughlin

Visitors:
25


Weather:
Partly cloudy with light southerly winds. Warm.

Raptor Observations:
Yesterday's golden eagle returned in the early morning and perched above
sledding hill. When the thermals built mid-morning it circled with vultures
then streamed off.

Good vulture flight, especially in the afternoon when the wind picked up a
little bit.

Only two bald eagles.

Non-raptor Observations:
2 snow geese, 3 ring-billed gulls, belted kingfisher, 2 common ravens, a
few butterflies (buckeye) and one unidentified dragonfly.

eBird: https://ebird.org/checklist/S61373696

Predictions:
Tuesday: Cloudy with rain and snow in the morning then cloudy in the
afternoon. Morning high of 11C dropping to 0C. Winds NW at 15-30km/h. Hard
to predict but I would expect only light migration despite the favorable
winds.

Wednesday: Mainly sunny. Cold. High 3C. Winds NW at 15-25km/h. Expect
moderate to good migration.

Thursday: Overcast. High 8C. Winds S at 10-15km/h. Expect light migration.
========================================================================
Report submitted by David Brown (<davidebrownpa...>)
Ashland Nature Center information may be found at:
www.delnature.org


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Date: 11/11/19 1:17 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (11 Nov 2019) 15 Raptors
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 11, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 71 243
Turkey Vulture 9 299 804
Osprey 0 9 1831
Bald Eagle 2 91 364
Northern Harrier 2 31 88
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 61 693
Cooper's Hawk 0 12 253
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 10
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 2
Red-tailed Hawk 0 50 105
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 2 3
American Kestrel 0 5 350
Merlin 0 21 218
Peregrine Falcon 0 6 112
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 16
Unknown Buteo 0 2 7
Unknown Falcon 0 0 10
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 3 28
Mississippi Kite 0 0 1

Total: 15 664 5138
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 5 hours

Official Counter: Susan Gruver

Observers: Ann Dinkel, Kevin Bronson

Visitors:
thank you to Ann and Kevin. 8 visitors


Weather:
temp. 14-18c, wind SW/S 8/6/5 mph, clcv 20/80%, bisb 20k

Raptor Observations:
a very painfully slow day. Only a few TV's and B. Eagles

Non-raptor Observations:
the highlight was a very handsome,male Baltimore Oriole which landed very
close to the platform. 3=Brown Pelicans,

Predictions:
100% chance of all day rain. High 54 dropping to 40c. WNW 10-20. Mostly
likely there will be no count.
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Date: 11/10/19 3:27 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (10 Nov 2019) 244 Raptors
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 10, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 74 932 1400
Turkey Vulture 131 3101 5484
Osprey 0 3 217
Bald Eagle 6 178 586
Northern Harrier 2 27 84
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 112 1076
Cooper's Hawk 1 57 385
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 9 190 379
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 627
Red-tailed Hawk 17 590 953
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 1 7 7
American Kestrel 0 6 253
Merlin 0 11 69
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 8
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 13
Unknown Buteo 1 3 9
Unknown Falcon 0 1 8
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 4

Total: 244 5220 11562
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Bob Rufe, Joe Swertinski

Observers: Angie Barbato, Bob Rufe, David Brown, George Harrison,
Joe Francis, Joe Swertinski, Lisa Smith

Visitors:
30


Weather:
Cloudy in the morning clearing in the afternoon. Light southwesterly winds.

Raptor Observations:
Steady vulture flight. Small numbers of other migrants. Late-day immature
golden eagle that was seen as few times as it soared, glided, and wandered
around.

eBird list with golden eagle photos: https://ebird.org/checklist/S61344646

Non-raptor Observations:
Fox sparrow

Predictions:
Monday: Clouds and sun. High 17C. Winds SSW at 10-15km/h. Light to moderate
migration but should be a pleasant day.

Tuesday: Rain and snow in the morning then overcast. Much colder. Temp
falling from 8C to 0C. Winds NW at 15-30km/h. Difficult to predict but
could be some movement after the front passes through.

Wednesday: Sunny. High 2C. Winds NNW at 15-25km/h. Expect moderate to good
migration.
========================================================================
Report submitted by David Brown (<davidebrownpa...>)
Ashland Nature Center information may be found at:
www.delnature.org


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Date: 11/10/19 3:02 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (10 Nov 2019) 104 Raptors
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 10, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 5 71 243
Turkey Vulture 74 290 795
Osprey 0 9 1831
Bald Eagle 6 89 362
Northern Harrier 1 29 86
Sharp-shinned Hawk 5 59 691
Cooper's Hawk 0 12 253
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 10
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 2
Red-tailed Hawk 8 50 105
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 2 3
American Kestrel 0 5 350
Merlin 2 21 218
Peregrine Falcon 1 6 112
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 16
Unknown Buteo 0 2 7
Unknown Falcon 0 0 10
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 2 3 28
Mississippi Kite 0 0 1

Total: 104 649 5123
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Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Official Counter: Bruce Peterjohn, Susan Gruver

Observers: Ann Dinkel, Bruce Peterjohn

Visitors:
thank you to Bruce, Ann, Chuck,Emily and Geoff. 22 visitors


Weather:
temp.8-15c, wind SSW/SW at 8-13mph, clcv 40/30/60%, visb 20k,

Raptor Observations:
nice flight of Turkey Vultures coming in from the North and continuing S/W.
6 Bald Eagles,8 Red-Tailed Hawks

Non-raptor Observations:
17 Brown Pelicans in a line going South, 2 others,Meadowlark, R. and G.
Kinglets, 137 Robins

Predictions:
partly cloudy, high 66, wind SSW 5-10
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Date: 11/9/19 4:46 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (09 Nov 2019) 98 Raptors
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 09, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 4 66 238
Turkey Vulture 75 216 721
Osprey 0 9 1831
Bald Eagle 8 83 356
Northern Harrier 0 28 85
Sharp-shinned Hawk 6 54 686
Cooper's Hawk 1 12 253
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 10
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 2
Red-tailed Hawk 3 42 97
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 2 3
American Kestrel 0 5 350
Merlin 1 19 216
Peregrine Falcon 0 5 111
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 16
Unknown Buteo 0 2 7
Unknown Falcon 0 0 10
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 1 26
Mississippi Kite 0 0 1

Total: 98 545 5019
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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: Bob Pratt, Kevin Bronson, Susan Gruver

Visitors:
Thanks to Sue, Bob, Kevin and Dawnel for assisting with the count today!
17 visitors



Weather:
Sunny and cool, clear to partly cloudy skies, temp 6-7C, very light NNE,NE
winds turning E,SE in the afternoon, vis 23km


Raptor Observations:
Mostly Turkey Vultures moving through, 8 Bald Eagles, several Sharp-shinned
Hawks and Red-tailed Hawks, one Merlin.

Non-raptor Observations:
Finally seeing the large groups of Scoters moving: Surf Scoter (340), Black
Scoter (460). Black Duck, Green-winged Teal, Gadwall, Red-throated Loon, DC
Cormorant (1,030).

Predictions:
Sunny and warmer, high 58F, SW wind 10-15mph

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Date: 11/9/19 3:34 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (09 Nov 2019) 395 Raptors
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 09, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 35 858 1326
Turkey Vulture 210 2970 5353
Osprey 0 3 217
Bald Eagle 16 172 580
Northern Harrier 5 25 82
Sharp-shinned Hawk 9 110 1074
Cooper's Hawk 5 56 384
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 53 181 370
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 627
Red-tailed Hawk 59 573 936
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 1 6 6
American Kestrel 0 6 253
Merlin 2 11 69
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 8
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 13
Unknown Buteo 0 2 8
Unknown Falcon 0 1 8
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 4

Total: 395 4976 11318
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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: Andrew Grunwald, Anthony Gonzon, Carol Ralph, Chris Bennett,
David Beattie, Joe Swertinski, Nina DiPinto,
Steve Grunwald, Walt Blackwell

Visitors:
30, including many from an overnight cub scout group.


Weather:
Mostly sunny with a high thin cloudy layer that varied throughout the day.
Light southerly winds. Cold.

Raptor Observations:
Moderate vulture flight. Good Buteo flight with 53 red-shoulders and 59
red-tails. 5 harriers. 16 bald eagles with 11 of those in the 1pm hour.
Immature golden eagle above the ridge to the west in the early morning.

Non-raptor Observations:
New species for season: Hooded merganser (2), common merganser, fox
sparrow.

21 herring gulls, 2 common ravens.

eBird: https://ebird.org/checklist/S61311524

Predictions:
Sunday: Partly cloudy. High 13C. Winds SW at 10-15km/h. Expect moderate
migration.

Monday: Mix of sun and clouds. High 16C. Winds light and variable. Expect
moderate migration.

Tuesday: Rain and snow becoming partly cloudy. Colder. High of 9C in the
morning dropping to freezing. Winds NW at 15-30km/h. Expect light to
moderate migration.
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Report submitted by David Brown (<davidebrownpa...>)
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Date: 11/8/19 7:17 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (08 Nov 2019) 459 Raptors
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 08, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 57 823 1291
Turkey Vulture 212 2760 5143
Osprey 0 3 217
Bald Eagle 26 156 564
Northern Harrier 3 20 77
Sharp-shinned Hawk 11 101 1065
Cooper's Hawk 12 51 379
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 43 128 317
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 627
Red-tailed Hawk 90 514 877
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 5 5
American Kestrel 2 6 253
Merlin 2 9 67
Peregrine Falcon 1 1 8
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 13
Unknown Buteo 0 2 8
Unknown Falcon 0 1 8
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 4

Total: 459 4581 10923
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Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 9.5 hours

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers: Dan Walker, Jeff Chambers, Joe Swertinski, Nina DiPinto,
Ryan Crane, Sally O'Byrne

Visitors:
40, including 30+ from an overnight group.


Weather:
Mostly sunny with strong NW winds. Cold.

Raptor Observations:
Good vulture migration. A lot of bald eagles (26). 43 red-shoulders and 90
red-tails. All three falcons. Three harriers.

Non-raptor Observations:
5,000+ Canada geese, 2 common ravens, 8,000+ common grackles.

eBird: https://ebird.org/checklist/S61279456

Predictions:
Saturday: Intervals of clouds and sun. High 6C. Winds SSE at 10-15km/h.
Expect moderate migration.

Sunday: A few clouds then mostly sunny. High 13C. Winds SW at 10-15km/h.
Expect moderate migration.

Monday: Intervals of clouds and sun. High 16C. Winds S at 10-15km/h. Expect
light to moderate migration.
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Date: 11/8/19 6:42 pm
From: Andy Ednie, Claymont, DE. <000006be14ba5998-dmarc-request...>
Subject: [de-birds] RBA: Birdline delaware, November 8th, 2019
RBA
* Delaware
* Statewide
*November 8, 2019
* DEST 1911. 08

*Birds mentioned
Brant
Snow Goose
Tundra Swan
Mute Swan
Wood Duck
Blue-winged Teal
Gadwall
American Wigeon
Green-winged Teal
Ring-necked Duck
Greater Scaup
Lesser Scaup
Common Eider
HARLEQUIN DUCK
Black Scoter
White-winged Scoter
Surf Scoter
Bufflehead
Hooded Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Ruddy Duck
Pied-billed Grebe
Horned Grebe
EARED GREBE
Virginia Rail
American Coot
Sandhill Crane
American Oystercatcher
American Avocet
Black-bellied Plover
Semipalmated Plover
HUDSONIAN GODWIT
Marbled Godwit
Ruddy Turnstone
Sanderling
Dunlin
Stilt Sandpiper
Purple Sandpiper
White-rumped Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
Short-billed Dowitcher
Wilson’s Snipe
Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs
American Woodcock
Parasitic Jaeger
Caspian Tern
Royal Tern
Bonaparte’s Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Common Loon
Great Cormorant
Brown Pelican
Tricolored Heron
Osprey
Bald Eagle
Northern Harrier
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-headed Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
American Kestrel
Merlin
Peregrine Falcon
TROPICAL KINGBIRD
Common Raven
Tree Swallow
Brown-headed Nuthatch
Marsh Wren
SEDGE WREN
American pipit
Seaside Sparrow
NELSON’S SPARROW
Fox Sparrow
Lincoln’s Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Yellow-breasted Chat
Eastern Meadowlark
Rusty Blackbird
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Palm Warbler
Common Yellowthroat

Hotline: Birdline Delaware
Date: November 8, 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, November 8th, this is Birdline Delaware from the Delaware Museum of Natural History in Greenville. The unofficial Delaware Annual list increased to 324 species.

New this week was an EARED GREBE photographed on the ocean at Tower Road south of Dewey Beach in Delaware Seashore State Park on Sunday. Unfortunately, this bird was not re-found. TRICOLORED HERON was seen at Burtons Island at the North Marina at Indian River Inlet. PARASITIC JAEGER, BROWN PELICAN, GREAT CORMORANT, ROYAL TERN, and COMMON LOON were seen offshore from Indian River Inlet jetty. The first PURPLE SANDPIPER of the season along with RUDDY TURNSTONE, SANDERLING, and DUNLIN were seen on the rocks. A big flight of sea ducks on Tuesday included 11 WHITE-WINGED, 400 SURF and 86 BLACK SCOTERS. MUTE SWAN, GADWALL, AMERICAN WIGEON, RUDDY DUCK, PIED-BILLED GREBE, and AMERICAN COOT were seen at Assawoman Wildlife Area near Fenwick Island. BROWN-HEADED NUTHATCH was seen at Bay Forest in Bethany Beach. A flock of over 200 BRANT were seen on White’s Creek along Cedar Neck from James Farm Eco-Preserve.

It was a spectacular week at Cape Henlopen State Park. A TROPICAL KINGBIRD was photographed on Saturday at the hawk watch platform. This is the third record and best documented with photographs for the state. A pair of COMMON EIDERS were seen flying by the hawk watch on Monday. GREAT SHEARWATER was seen on Tuesday sitting on the ocean. A female HARLEQUIN DUCK was seen off the jetty at Herring Point. Two SEDGE WRENS were found at the Walking Dunes Trail along with BROWN-HEADED NUTHATCH. There were also several sightings of PARASITIC JAEGER, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, BRANT, and BROWN PELICAN. PARASITIC JAEGER and a GREAT SHEARWATER was also seen from the Cape May-Lewes ferry along with ROYAL TERN, NORTHERN GANNET plus BONAPARTE’S and LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL. Waterfowl included BRANT, BUFFLEHEAD, GREATER SCAUP, SURF and BLACK SCOTER.

RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was reported at Herring Creek Trail on Angola Neck. HOODED MERGANSER, HORNED GREBE COMMON LOON and GREAT EGRET were seen at the Angola Neck Preserve at the end of Camp Arrowhead Road.

A late AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER along with BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, SANDERLING, and DUNLIN were at Mispillion Inlet seen from the Dupont Nature Center. Waterfowl seen included SURF SCOTER, RUDDY DUCK, and GREEN-WINGED TEAL. NELSON’S SPARROW and EASTERN MEADOWLARK were seen in the saltmarsh. COMMON LOON, AMERICAN WIGEON, and SURF SCOTER were seen at Big Stone Beach. VIRGINIA RAIL and SEASIDE SPARROW were found in the saltmarsh. Six BROWN-HEADED NUTHATCHES were reported in the woodlands along Big Stone Beach Road.

Three STILT SANDPIPERS were seen with lesser yellowlegs at the west side of the main pond in Little Creek wildlife management area. Waterfowl reported included WOOD DUCK, 344 RUDDY DUCK, COMMON LOON, and AMERICAN COOT. A big flock of waterfowl were seen off of Pickering Beach, east of Dover including 105 BUFFLEHEAD, LESSER SCAUP, SURF SCOTER, RUDDY DUCK, COMMON LOON and AMERICAN COOT. 13 NORTHERN GANNETS were seen flying over Delaware Bay along with BONAPARTE’S and LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL. VIRGINIA RAIL, MARSH WREN, and EASTERN MEADOWLARK were found in Pickering Beach marsh. Six MARSH WRENS were found at St. Jones Preserve along the Kitts Hummock Road.

There was a peak count of 12 MARBLED and a SINGLE HUDSONIAN GODWIT at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge near Smyrna along with 400 AMERICAN AVOCET, BLACK-BELLIED and SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, DUNLIN, WESTERN, PECTORAL, and WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER, LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER, and both LESSER and GREATER YELLOWLEGS. The first TUNDRA SWANS of the season were seen at Shearness Pool along with MUTE SWAN, SNOW GOOSE, BLUE-WINGED TEAL, BUFFLEHEAD, RED-BREASTED MERGANSER, RUDDY DUCK, PIED-BILLED GREBE, and AMERICAN COOT. There was a late CASPIAN TERN seen flying over Shearness Pool. Land birds reported included LINCOLN’S SPARROW, TREE SWALLOW, PALM WARBLER, and EASTERN MEADOWLARKS along Whitehall Neck Road.

A flock of 55 TUNDRA SWAN were seen flying over the Ashton Tract in Augustine Wildlife Area near Port Penn on Sunday. MUTE SWANS were seen on Thousand Acre Marsh along with WOOD DUCK, GADWALL, AMERICAN WIGEON, RING-NECKED DUCK, RUDDY DUCK, AMERICAN COOT, and PIED-BILLED GREBE. Land birds seen included YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER, WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW and TREE SWALLOW. A SANDHILL CRANE was reported at the Port Penn impoundments.

A late YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT was found at Pea Patch Island near Fort Delaware.
An AMERICAN WOODCOCK was flushed on Saturday along the Dyke at Canal Pond near Delaware city. MUTE SWAN and PIED-BILLED GREBE were seen on the pond, TREE SWALLOWS were seen flying overhead. A flock of over 300 SNOW GEESE were seen at Gambacorta Marsh near New Castle along with Bufflehead. A COMMON YELLOWTHROAT was seen in the marsh.

COMMON RAVEN was reported at Townsend Hall at the University of Delaware ag farm on Tuesday. KILLDEER and LESSER YELLOWLEGS were seen at Newark Reservoir along with flyover TREE SWALLOWS. SNOW GOOSE and TUNDRA SWANS were seen flying over Ashland Nature Center this week along with BONAPARTE’S GULL and COMMON LOON. Land birds reported included PALM WARBLER and RUSTY BLACKBIRD. The first FOX SPARROW the season was seen at Hoopes Reservoir along Hillside Mill Road. An adult male BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER was seen Saturday in Brandywine Hundred along Grubb Road. Four RING-NECKED DUCKS and AMERICAN COOT were seen on Harry’s pond in the Brandywine Town Center.

All three species of falcon: PEREGRINE, MERLIN, and AMERICAN KESTREL were seen at the Ashland Nature Ctr., Hawk watch today along with 26 BALD EAGLES. A GOLDEN EAGLE was seen yesterday along with two GOLDEN EAGLES on both Saturday and Sunday late in the afternoon. The last OSPREY was reported on Monday. Land birds reported included COMMON RAVENS seen daily and the first AMERICAN PIPITS of the season. Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch had 19 BALD EAGLE plus 2 GOLDEN EAGLE and 4 NORTHERN HARRIERS today. Only 9 OSPREYS were seen all week.

Thanks to all the people that make the Birdline possible, including Nancy Hedgespeth, Ann Dinkel, Tom Roth, Ted Wilson, Kevin Bronson, Kathie O’Neil, John Taylor, Gary Griffith, Joe Sebastiani, Jac Cottrell, Mike Moore, John Skibicki, Phil Thompson, Chris and Karen Bennett, Anthony Gonzon, Curt Davis, Gerry Teig, Megan Kasprzak, Alice Mohrman, Rich Julian, Joel Martin, Dave Fees, Sally Fintel, Bob Edelen, Wayne Longbottom, Ellen Jacobson, Alissa Kegelman, Sue Gruver, Sharon Lynn, Lynn Smith, Ian Stewart, Kitt Heckscher, Judy Montgomery, Kim Steininger, Bill Stewart, Scott Northey, Amy and Jim White, Jen Driscoll Katie Bird, 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: 11/8/19 4:13 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (08 Nov 2019) 89 Raptors
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 08, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 18 62 234
Turkey Vulture 25 141 646
Osprey 0 9 1831
Bald Eagle 19 75 348
Northern Harrier 4 28 85
Sharp-shinned Hawk 4 48 680
Cooper's Hawk 0 11 252
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 10
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 2
Red-tailed Hawk 11 39 94
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 2 2 3
American Kestrel 2 5 350
Merlin 3 18 215
Peregrine Falcon 0 5 111
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 16
Unknown Buteo 0 2 7
Unknown Falcon 0 0 10
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 1 26
Mississippi Kite 0 0 1

Total: 89 447 4921
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Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter: Jennifer Ottinger

Observers: Bob Pratt, Susan Gruver

Visitors:
Thanks to Sue and Bob for enduring the cold to help with the count today!
14 visitors


Weather:
Cold and windy, partly cloudy, temp 4-6C, gusty N wind 12-17mph gusting to
20mph, vis 23km


Raptor Observations:
A good flight with most migrants far to the south, Black Vultures and
Turkey Vultures moving through, 19 Bald Eagles, several Harriers, a good
flight of Red-tailed Hawks, 2 Golden Eagles, and a few Merlin.

Non-raptor Observations:
Parasitic Jaeger, Canada Goose (55), Pintail, Green-winged Teal, DC
Cormorant (265), Rusty Blackbird, Ruby-crowned Kinglet.

Predictions:
Sunny, high 47F, NE wind 5-10mph turning SE in the afternoon.
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Date: 11/7/19 5:22 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (07 Nov 2019) 39 Raptors
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 07, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 44 216
Turkey Vulture 27 116 621
Osprey 1 9 1831
Bald Eagle 3 56 329
Northern Harrier 2 24 81
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 44 676
Cooper's Hawk 2 11 252
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 10
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 2
Red-tailed Hawk 2 28 83
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 1
American Kestrel 0 3 348
Merlin 1 15 212
Peregrine Falcon 1 5 111
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 16
Unknown Buteo 0 2 7
Unknown Falcon 0 0 10
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 25
Mississippi Kite 0 0 1

Total: 39 358 4832
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Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Official Counter: Jennifer Ottinger

Observers: Art Zdancewic, Nicole Schwarz, Rich Downs, Susan Gruver

Visitors:
Thanks to Sue, Art, Nicole, Rich and Bill for helping with the count!
3 visitors


Weather:
Overcast, temp 11-16C, SSW,SW,WSW wind 5-10mph, vis 20km


Raptor Observations:
A small push of Turkey Vultures in the morning, one late Osprey, 3 Bald
Eagles, a couple of Harriers, Cooper's Hawks and Red-tailed Hawks.

Non-raptor Observations:
Brown Pelican, Bufflehead, Green-winged Teal (97), Ring-necked Duck (8),
Brant, Eastern Bluebird (23).


Predictions:
Sunny and much colder, high 46F, gusty N wind 20mph.

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Date: 11/7/19 1:24 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (07 Nov 2019) 523 Raptors
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 07, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 110 766 1234
Turkey Vulture 326 2548 4931
Osprey 0 3 217
Bald Eagle 11 130 538
Northern Harrier 1 17 74
Sharp-shinned Hawk 9 90 1054
Cooper's Hawk 5 39 367
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 15 85 274
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 627
Red-tailed Hawk 45 424 787
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 1 5 5
American Kestrel 0 4 251
Merlin 0 7 65
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 7
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 13
Unknown Buteo 0 2 8
Unknown Falcon 0 1 8
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 4

Total: 523 4122 10464
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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: Kris Benarcik

Visitors:
3


Weather:
Cloudy with occasional sun. Light southwesterly winds.

Raptor Observations:
Strong vulture migration. 15 red-shoulders and 45 red-tails. Immature
golden eagle in the morning. One late-day male harrier.

Broke 10,000 migrants for the season.

Non-raptor Observations:
Common raven, 500+ cedar waxwings, 8 American pipits, rusty blackbird.

Predictions:
Friday: Mainly sunny. High 6C. Winds NNW at 15-30km/h. Expect good
migration but tough conditions (very cold and windy with blue skies).

Saturday: Partly cloudy. High 6C. Winds S at 10-15km/h. Expect moderate to
good migration.

Sunday: Partly cloudy. High 13C. Winds SSW at 10-15km/h. Expect moderate
migration.
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Report submitted by David Brown (<davidebrownpa...>)
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www.delnature.org


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