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11/18/17 5:45 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (18 Nov 2017) 48 Raptors
11/18/17 1:36 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (18 Nov 2017) 4 Raptors
11/18/17 4:42 am Andrew ednie <ednieap...> [de-birds] RBA: Birdline Delaware, November 17th, 2017
11/17/17 3:50 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (17 Nov 2017) 35 Raptors
11/17/17 2:22 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (17 Nov 2017) 7 Raptors
11/16/17 4:56 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (16 Nov 2017) 105 Raptors
11/16/17 2:53 pm David and Joy Peters <Trogon1000...> [de-birds] Good Birds
11/16/17 2:36 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (16 Nov 2017) 13 Raptors
11/15/17 2:10 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (15 Nov 2017) 59 Raptors
11/15/17 12:47 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (15 Nov 2017) 27 Raptors
11/14/17 6:28 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (14 Nov 2017) 109 Raptors
11/14/17 2:52 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (14 Nov 2017) 108 Raptors
11/14/17 8:22 am Julian, Richard (DNREC) <Richard.Julian...> [de-birds] Tuesday 11/14 Cape Henlopen Bird Walk Results
11/13/17 4:50 pm David Brown <davidebrownpa...> [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center closure (Nov 14-16)
11/13/17 1:46 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (13 Nov 2017) 6 Raptors
11/13/17 1:20 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (13 Nov 2017) 1 Raptors
11/12/17 5:17 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (12 Nov 2017) 41 Raptors
11/12/17 1:36 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (12 Nov 2017) 55 Raptors
11/11/17 4:32 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (11 Nov 2017) 34 Raptors
11/11/17 2:08 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (11 Nov 2017) 189 Raptors (RLHA)
11/10/17 7:06 pm Andrew ednie <ednieap...> [de-birds] RBA: Birdline Delaware, November 10th, 2017
11/10/17 4:47 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (10 Nov 2017) 166 Raptors
11/10/17 1:08 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (10 Nov 2017) 45 Raptors
11/9/17 5:07 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (09 Nov 2017) 45 Raptors
11/9/17 2:31 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (09 Nov 2017) 103 Raptors
11/9/17 6:43 am Tim Freiday <tim.freiday777...> [de-birds] Quoth the Ravens at Middle Run
11/8/17 5:17 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (08 Nov 2017) 6 Raptors
11/8/17 3:47 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (08 Nov 2017) 420 Raptors
11/8/17 2:16 pm Christopher Bennett <cpb2564...> [de-birds] DOS Meeting - Wednesday Nov. 15
11/7/17 2:18 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (07 Nov 2017) 218 Raptors
11/7/17 12:37 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (07 Nov 2017) 4 Raptors
11/7/17 12:31 pm sally o'byrne <salobyrne...> [de-birds] Migration at Brandywine Creek State Park this morning
11/7/17 6:33 am Amy O'Neil <parakeet93...> [de-birds] Harry’s Pond Hooded Mergansers
11/6/17 2:25 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (06 Nov 2017) 31 Raptors
11/6/17 2:07 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (06 Nov 2017) 23 Raptors
11/6/17 5:51 am Julian, Richard (DNREC) <Richard.Julian...> [de-birds] Cape Henlopen State Park Tuesday Morning Bird Walk
11/5/17 3:53 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (05 Nov 2017) 10 Raptors
11/5/17 2:05 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (05 Nov 2017) 2 Raptors
11/4/17 4:48 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (04 Nov 2017) 20 Raptors
11/4/17 3:46 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (04 Nov 2017) 158 Raptors
11/4/17 4:31 am Andrew ednie <ednieap...> [de-birds] RBA: Birdline Delaware, November 3rd, 2017
11/3/17 6:50 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (03 Nov 2017) 78 Raptors
11/3/17 4:17 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (03 Nov 2017) 29 Raptors
11/2/17 5:48 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (02 Nov 2017) 11 Raptors
11/2/17 4:32 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (02 Nov 2017) 28 Raptors
11/2/17 5:48 am Anthony Gonzon <atgonzon...> [de-birds] DOS Augustine Wildlife Area Field Trip - Sunday, Nov 5
11/1/17 7:14 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (01 Nov 2017) 28 Raptors
11/1/17 4:26 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (01 Nov 2017) 36 Raptors
10/31/17 3:36 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (31 Oct 2017) 20 Raptors
10/31/17 2:01 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (31 Oct 2017) 84 Raptors
10/30/17 5:25 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (30 Oct 2017) 78 Raptors (RLHA)
10/30/17 2:47 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (30 Oct 2017) 22 Raptors
10/29/17 4:18 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (29 Oct 2017) 0 Raptors
10/29/17 4:16 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (28 Oct 2017) 57 Raptors
10/29/17 7:10 am Tim Freiday <Tim.freiday777...> [de-birds] Middle Run tree planting and last Tuesday morning bird walk
10/28/17 6:29 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (28 Oct 2017) 25 Raptors
10/27/17 8:18 pm Andrew ednie <ednieap...> [de-birds] RBA: Birdline Delaware, October 27th, 2017
10/27/17 3:57 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (27 Oct 2017) 29 Raptors
10/27/17 2:23 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (27 Oct 2017) 34 Raptors
10/27/17 1:13 pm Alice Mohrman <alice...> [de-birds] Abbott's Mill Bird Walk: 10/26/16
10/27/17 5:49 am Mary Lukaszewski <mlukas...> [de-birds] Northern Birds Arriving
10/26/17 7:04 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (26 Oct 2017) 89 Raptors
10/26/17 5:58 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (26 Oct 2017) 124 Raptors (SWHA)
10/26/17 10:35 am Amy White <amywwhite...> [de-birds] DOS Christmas Bird Count information
10/25/17 6:31 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (25 Oct 2017) 35 Raptors
10/25/17 5:41 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (25 Oct 2017) 99 Raptors
10/24/17 4:45 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (24 Oct 2017) 7 Raptors
10/24/17 4:07 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (24 Oct 2017) 79 Raptors
10/24/17 6:19 am Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (23 Oct 2017) 21 Raptors
10/23/17 5:55 pm Tim Freiday <tim.freiday777...> [de-birds] Middle Run Bird Walk 10/24/17 - CANCELLED
10/23/17 2:44 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (23 Oct 2017) 14 Raptors
10/22/17 2:49 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (22 Oct 2017) 21 Raptors
10/22/17 8:45 am Andrew ednie <ednieap...> [de-birds] Clay-colored Sparrow
10/21/17 5:03 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (21 Oct 2017) 89 Raptors
10/21/17 2:18 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (21 Oct 2017) 15 Raptors
10/20/17 6:58 pm Andrew ednie <ednieap...> [de-birds] RBA: Birdline Delaware, October 20th, 2017
10/20/17 5:55 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (20 Oct 2017) 55 Raptors
10/20/17 4:20 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (20 Oct 2017) 24 Raptors
10/20/17 8:40 am Jean Woods <JWoods...> [de-birds] Mysteries of Gulls and Terns workshop on Nov 4
10/20/17 5:31 am sally o'byrne <salobyrne...> [de-birds] Ashland hawk watch on Sunday
10/19/17 6:12 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (19 Oct 2017) 50 Raptors
10/19/17 5:48 pm Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...> [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (19 Oct 2017) 38 Raptors
10/19/17 9:59 am Alice Mohrman <alice...> [de-birds] Bird Walk at Abbott's Mill, Milford, DE on 10/19
 
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Date: 11/18/17 5:45 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (18 Nov 2017) 48 Raptors
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 18, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 3 84 240
Turkey Vulture 35 319 677
Osprey 0 5 1778
Bald Eagle 2 55 353
Northern Harrier 1 23 127
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 102 751
Cooper's Hawk 1 30 178
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 10 13
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 14
Red-tailed Hawk 3 38 78
Rough-legged Hawk 0 2 2
Golden Eagle 0 2 5
American Kestrel 0 6 417
Merlin 0 19 325
Peregrine Falcon 0 15 353
Unknown Accipiter 1 2 12
Unknown Buteo 0 1 2
Unknown Falcon 0 0 10
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 24

Total: 48 713 5359
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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, Susan Gruver

Observers: Ann Dinkel, Larry Sharp, Susan Gruver

Visitors:
Thanks to Sue, Ann, Larry and Bill for helping with the count!
17 visitors



Weather:
Cloudy to overcast, temp 10-14C, SSW,WSW winds 10mph, vis 20km


Raptor Observations:
Turkey Vultures, two Bald Eagles and a few Red-tailed Hawks.


Non-raptor Observations:
Long-tailed Duck (3), Bonaparte's Gull, Great Blue Heron, Dunlin, DC
Cormorant (20).


Predictions:
Chance of rain in the morning, cloudy, high 57F, W wind 20-30mph.

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Report submitted by Jen Ottinger (<Jottinger.co...>)


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Date: 11/18/17 1:36 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (18 Nov 2017) 4 Raptors
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 18, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 62 241
Turkey Vulture 0 662 813
Osprey 0 1 123
Bald Eagle 1 69 317
Northern Harrier 0 21 91
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 153 983
Cooper's Hawk 1 66 407
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 328 394
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 6958
Red-tailed Hawk 0 188 319
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 2
Golden Eagle 0 10 11
American Kestrel 0 8 471
Merlin 0 7 67
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 19
Unknown Accipiter 0 4 73
Unknown Buteo 0 7 28
Unknown Falcon 0 0 20
Unknown Eagle 0 0 2
Unknown Raptor 0 1 29
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 1

Total: 4 1589 11369
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Observation start time: 07:30:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers:

Visitors:
4


Weather:
Overcast with light south winds.

Raptor Observations:
No lift so very few raptors.

Non-raptor Observations:
Snow goose, 2 scaup sp., common raven, 10 American pipits, 30 rusty
blackbirds

Predictions:
Cloudy with WNW winds up to 23mph
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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-fall-2017



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Date: 11/18/17 4:42 am
From: Andrew ednie <ednieap...>
Subject: [de-birds] RBA: Birdline Delaware, November 17th, 2017
RBA
* Delaware
* Statewide
*November 17, 2017
* DEST1711.17

*Birds mentioned
Brant
Snow Goose
Tundra Swan
Mute Swan
Blue-winged Teal
American Wigeon
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal
Ring-necked Duck
Black Scoter
White-winged Scoter
Surf Scoter
Bufflehead
Hooded Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Ruddy Duck
Wild Turkey
Northern Bobwhite
Red-throated Loon
Common Loon
Pied-billed Grebe
Horned Grebe
Northern Gannet
BROWN BOOBY
Great Cormorant
American Bittern
Great Egret
Cattle Egret
Black-crowned Night Heron
Glossy Ibis
NORTHERN GOSHAWK
Bald Eagle
Red-shouldered Hawk
ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK
GOLDEN EAGLE
American Coot
American Avocet
Black-bellied Plover
Marbled Godwit
Ruddy Turnstone
Sanderling
Western Sandpiper
Long-billed Dowitcher
Short-billed Dowitcher
Wilson's Snipe
Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs
Bonaparte's Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE
Royal Tern
Caspian Tern
Forster's Tern
Common Tern
Short-eared Owl
SNOWY OWL
Red-headed Woodpecker
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Pileated Woodpecker
Merlin
Peregrine Falcon
Horned Lark
American Pipit
Common Raven
CAVE SWALLOW
Brown-headed Nuthatch
Winter Wren
SEDGE WREN
Marsh Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Snow Bunting
Lapland Longspur
Palm Warbler
Pine Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
NELSON'S SPAROW
Fox Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Indigo Bunting
Eastern Meadowlark
Rusty Blackbird
Pine Siskin

Hotline: Birdline Delaware
Date: November 17, 2017
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 17th, this is Birdline Delaware from the Delaware
Museum of Natural History in Greenville. Early November is rarity month here
in Delaware and the unofficial Delaware year list increased by three birds
this week to a record 335 species for the state.

First, a SNOWY OWL was photographed in Claymont on Saturday sitting on a
rooftop between Philadelphia Pike and I-495. Unfortunately, the bird has not
been re-found and further information cannot be given due to privacy.
Searchers covered Governor Printz Blvd, Fox Point State Park and as far
south as Luken's Industrial Park at Atlas Point in New Castle without
success. SNOWY OWLS have been showing up on Long Island (4 sightings),
Maryland, northern Pennsylvania, Virginia Beach and as far south as North
Carolina. This was a poor lemming year in the arctic last summer, so perhaps
these owls at moving south!

A BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE was seen on Monday flying south at Indian River
Inlet. Large numbers of BLACK and SURF SCOTER plus a single WHITE-WINGED
SCOTER along with NORTHERN GANNET, ROYAL TERN, BONAPARTE'S and 3 LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULLS were seen off the coast. The first PURPLE SANDPIPERS of
the season were found at Indian River jetty. Other shorebirds included RUDDY
TURNSTONE, SANDERLING, and DUNLIN. GREAT CORMORANT was seen perched on the
south jetty marker. PEREGRINE FALCON and MERLIN were seen flying past the
inlet. A PINE WARBLER was found at Savage's Ditch in Delaware Seashore State
Park.

The first CAVE SWALLOW the season was seen on Wednesday with 7 TREE SWALLOWS
at the Hawkwatch in Cape Henlopen State Park. A BROWN BOOBY was seen on
Saturday from the Hawkwatch offshore. That bird had previously been reported
that day at North Assateague Island in Maryland. Prior to that, a BROWN
BOOBY, possible the same bird was seen in coastal Virginia. On Monday, 2
BROWN BOOBIES were seen at the Ocean City, Maryland inlet. A BLACK-THROATED
GREEN WARBLER was seen flying past the Hawkwatch on Sunday, RUSTY BLACKBIRD
was seen on Thursday, plus daily BROWN-HEADED NUTHATCHES. Big numbers of
seabirds have been seen flying off the coast from the Hawkwatch including 5
WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS on Wednesday, along with 86 RED-THROATED LOONS and 926
DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANTS. A big flight of 70 NORTHERN GANNETS were counted
on Tuesday. GREAT CORMORANT, ROYAL TERN, LESSER BLACK-BACKED and 70
BONAPARTE'S GULLS were seen on Saturday. CASPIAN TERN and 30 BRANT were seen
at Cape Henlopen Point. Four species of WREN were seen along the Gordon's
Pond Trail including SEDGE, MARSH, and WINTER WREN. Landbirds found included
BROWN-HEADED NUTHATCH, COMMON YELLOWTHROAT, and PINE WARBLER. BONAPARTE'S,
LAUGHING and 5 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS were seen on the beach. Waterfowl
included TUNDRA SWAN, SNOW GOOSE, BUFFLEHEAD, RED-BREASTED MERGANSER, GREAT
CORMORANT, COMMON and RED-THROATED LOON.

The first NORTHERN GOSHAWK of the season was seen at Prime Hook National
Wildlife Refuge near Milton at Foord's Landing Road on Monday. A hotspot at
Prime Hook this last week was Fowler's Beach with LAPLAND LONGSPUR seen on
Sunday and 2 SNOW BUNTINGS seen yesterday with a flock of HORNED LARKS on
the beach. A total of 4 SHORT-EARED OWLS were seen at dusk on Sunday along
with AMERICAN BITTERN, BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERON and 2 GREAT EGRETS. Marsh
landbirds included another SEDGE WREN and a NELSON'S SPARROW. Shorebirds
included WILSON'S SNIPE, AMERICAN AVOCET, SANDERLING, DUNLIN, RUDDY
TURNSTONE, and LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER. ROYAL and a single COMMON TERN were
seen among the FORSTER'S TERNS at Fowler's Beach. A light morph ROUGH-LEGGED
HAWK was seen flying over on Sunday. A BLUE-WINGED TEAL and 2 RING-NECKED
DUCKS were seen at Turkle's Pond near Prime Hook Headquarters. The
Observation Point Trail at Prime Hook had GREAT EGRET, plus WESTERN
SANDPIPER, DUNLIN, SANDERLING, plus LESSER and GREATER YELLOWLEGS.

Three RED-HEADED WOODPECKERS were seen along the Camp Arrowhead Road at
Angola Neck Preserve. Angola Neck Point had BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, DUNLIN,
and 22 BUFFLEHEADS. The first FOX SPARROW the season was seen at Harbeson
along with WILD TURKEY. A PALM WARBLER was seen at the Okie Nature Preserve
on Long Neck.

Three MARBLED GODWITS with over 600 AMERICAN AVOCETS were seen at Bombay
Hook National Wildlife Refuge near Smyrna. Other shorebirds seen included
BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, DUNLIN, WESTERN SANDPIPER, SHORT and LONG-BILLED
DOWITCHER, plus GREATER and LESSER YELLOWLEGS. Large numbers of SNOW GEESE
are now being show up at Bombay Hook, 10,000 were seen off Shearness Pool
with lots of "BLUE" GEESE. Also reported was TUNDRA SWAN, HOODED MERGANSER,
BUFFLEHEAD and RUDDY DUCK. LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen at Sheerness
Pool along with 40 flyover AMERICAN PIPITS. NORTHERN BOBWHITE was found by
the refuge headquarters.

A late CATTLE EGRET was found in the median of Delaware Route 1 by the Dover
Air Force Base. MARSH WRENS were found along the Pickering Beach Road and in
Little Creek Wildlife Management Area. WILSON'S SNIPE and AMERICAN COOT were
found at the latter location. Five SANDERLINGS were seen along Kitts Hummock
beach. A MERLIN was seen hunting at a yard near Camden-Wyoming. A
WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW was reported at the Aquatic Center along Route 9 at
Woodland Beach.

There were multiple sightings of HOODED MERGANSER at ponds throughout
Delaware. Seven HOODED MERGANSERS including calling males were found at
Harry's Pond in the Brandywine Town Center off Concord Pike in northern
Wilmington. Five HOODIES were seen at Hoope's Reservoir from the Route 82
Causeway. HOODED MERGANSERS were also seen at Delaware Park on the White
Clay Creek Golf Course, Aston Tract in Augustine Beach Wildlife Area near
Port Penn, Abbott's Mill near Milford, and on Silver Lake in Rehoboth Beach.
Other birds at Hoope's Reservoir included 185 RING-NECKED DUCK, 2
BUFFLEHEADS, and 3 PIED-BILLED GREBES. Two immature BALD EAGLES were seen
flying over and 2 BARRED OWLS were found in the woods, along with PILEATED
WOODPECKER.

A single SNOW BUNTING was found Sunday at the University of Delaware Ag Farm
behind the Allen Lab, along with 2 PALM WARBLERS. Another SNOW BUNTING was
seen today at the top of Newark Reservoir off Paper Mill Road. Six
GREEN-WINGED TEAL were found at Newark Reservoir last weekend. A late INDIGO
BUNTING was seen on Tuesday at Middle Run Natural Area by the feeders along
with 2 PINE SISKINS. Also reported was YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER, GRAY
CATBIRD, and BROWN THRASHER. AMERICAN PIPIT was seen flying over on
Saturday.

A late BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER was found Sunday at Coverdale Farms near
Yorklyn, NORTHERN HARRIER, MERLIN, and EASTERN MEADOWLARK were found over
the fields. A late INDIGO BUNTING plus GRAY CATBIRD, WINTER WREN, and
YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER were found at Ashland Nature Center along with a
big flock of over 300 CEDAR WAXWINGS.

This was a big week for GOLDEN EAGLES in the state with birds reported on
Saturday at both Cape Henlopen and Ashland Nature Center Hawk Watches. More
GOLDEN EAGLES reported included Stave's Landing near Odessa on Wednesday,
Frederica on Sunday, and Aston Tract near Port Penn on Monday.

Waterbirds at the Ashton Tract included 5 PIED-BILLED GREBES, 4 GREAT
EGRETS, BONAPARTE'S GULL, plus both YELLOWLEGS, along with MUTE SWAN,
GADWALL, PINTAIL, NORTHERN SHOVELER, AMERICAN WIGEON, and RUDDY DUCK.
Landbirds reported included MARSH WREN, CATBIRD, BROWN THRASHER, plus
WHITE-CROWNED and FOX SPARROW. PIED-BILLED GREBE and GREEN-WINGED TEAL were
found at Grier's Pond along Dutch Neck Road. GREATER YELLOWLEGS and DUNLIN
were seen at the Port Penn impoundments along with FORSTER'S TERN and
BONAPARTE'S GULL. A HORNED GREBE was seen at Augustine Beach on Saturday
along with GADWALL and LAUGHING GULL. 20 RUSTY BLACKBIRDS were reported at
Stave's Landing on Wednesday.

A single GLOSSY IBIS continues to be seen at the C& D Canal along the Mike
Castle Trail off Cox Neck Road near Delaware City along with FOX SPARROW.
MUTE SWAN, PIED BILLED GREBE and an EASTERN PHOEBE were found at Dragon Run
Marsh.

Along with the previously mentioned GOLDEN EAGLES, 14 BALD EAGLES were seen
Saturday at the Cape Henlopen Hawkwatch. A light phase ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was
seen Thursday along with 10 BALD EAGLES. 82 RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS were seen
at Ashland Nature Center Hawkwatch plus 10 BALD EAGLES on Saturday. COMMON
RAVEN continues to be seen almost daily at Ashland.

Thanks to those that contributed this week, including, Scott Barnes,
Elizabeth Roedell, James DuHadaway, Mark Keese, Kevin Bronson, Deborah
Felmey, Liz Porter, Amy O'Neil, Ellen Jacobson, Patrick Carney, Brian
McCaffrery, Curt Davis, Chris Bennett, Rob Blye, Dave Fees, Jim and Amy
White, Chris Rowe, Tim Freiday, Jerald and Aaron Reb, Gerry Teig, Joe
Sebastiani, Matt Sarver, Hannah Greenberg, Kelly Nunn, Ken Wat, Phil
Thompson, Ian Stewart, John Long, Teddy Burke, Lynn Smith, Sue Gruver,
Sharon Lynn, Alissa Kegelman, Joe Russell and Joe Swertinski. Special thanks
to our hawk counters, Dave Brown at Ashland and Jen Ottinger, at Cape
Henlopen Remember, the 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: 11/17/17 3:50 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (17 Nov 2017) 35 Raptors
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 17, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 81 237
Turkey Vulture 13 284 642
Osprey 0 5 1778
Bald Eagle 3 53 351
Northern Harrier 8 22 126
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 100 749
Cooper's Hawk 1 29 177
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 10 13
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 14
Red-tailed Hawk 3 35 75
Rough-legged Hawk 0 2 2
Golden Eagle 0 2 5
American Kestrel 1 6 417
Merlin 1 19 325
Peregrine Falcon 2 15 353
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 11
Unknown Buteo 0 1 2
Unknown Falcon 0 0 10
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 24

Total: 35 665 5311
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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: Dennis Foley, Lynn Smith, Susan Gruver

Visitors:
Thanks to Sue, Dennis, and Lynn for helping with the count!
17 visitors including Derek Stoner and the Lancaster Bird Club.



Weather:
Clear skies, temp 7-10C, gusty NNW,NW winds 15mph, vis 23km


Raptor Observations:
Good Northern Harrier flight today with 8 including an adult male, Turkey
Vultures, Sharp-shinned Hawks, Red-tailed Hawks and a couple of Peregrines,
three Bald Eagles.

Non-raptor Observations:
Our first Snow Bunting for the season (5), Snow Goose (175), Bufflehead, DC
Cormorant (26).


Predictions:
Partly cloudy, high 61F, SW wind 10-15mph

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Date: 11/17/17 2:22 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (17 Nov 2017) 7 Raptors
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 17, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 62 241
Turkey Vulture 0 662 813
Osprey 0 1 123
Bald Eagle 3 68 316
Northern Harrier 0 21 91
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 152 982
Cooper's Hawk 2 65 406
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 327 393
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 6958
Red-tailed Hawk 0 188 319
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 2
Golden Eagle 0 10 11
American Kestrel 0 8 471
Merlin 1 7 67
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 19
Unknown Accipiter 0 4 73
Unknown Buteo 0 7 28
Unknown Falcon 0 0 20
Unknown Eagle 0 0 2
Unknown Raptor 0 1 29
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 1

Total: 7 1585 11365
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Observation start time: 07:30:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers: Carol Spease, David Beattie, Derek Stoner, Joe Sebastiani,
Maureen Bonnes

Visitors:
20, including the Lancaster County Bird Club


Weather:
Clear with moderate WNW winds.

Raptor Observations:
Few migrants because of the headwind but a decent number of non-migrant
vultures, red-tails and bald eagles plus nice low passes by a Cooper's hawk
and a northern harrier

Non-raptor Observations:
Pair of common ravens in the afternoon, thousands of grackles

Predictions:
Cloudy with moderate south winds. Rain in the afternoon
========================================================================
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Date: 11/16/17 4:56 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (16 Nov 2017) 105 Raptors
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 16, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 10 81 237
Turkey Vulture 27 271 629
Osprey 0 5 1778
Bald Eagle 8 50 348
Northern Harrier 1 14 118
Sharp-shinned Hawk 35 97 746
Cooper's Hawk 8 28 176
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 2 10 13
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 14
Red-tailed Hawk 11 32 72
Rough-legged Hawk 1 2 2
Golden Eagle 0 2 5
American Kestrel 0 5 416
Merlin 0 18 324
Peregrine Falcon 0 13 351
Unknown Accipiter 1 1 11
Unknown Buteo 1 1 2
Unknown Falcon 0 0 10
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 24

Total: 105 630 5276
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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: Diane Kane, Donna Hoyt, John Hoyt, John Long, Rodney Murray,
Susan Gruver

Visitors:
Thanks to all the folks that came to the platform today including Sue,
Rodney, Diane, John Long, Donna and John Hoyt, Bill, and Kaye.
3 visitors


Weather:
Clear to partly cloudy, temp 11-15mph, WNW,NW wind 5-15mph, vis 20km

Raptor Observations:
Nice flight with the west winds, good Sharp-shinned Hawk flight, Turkey
Vultures, and Red-tailed Hawks moving through, our second Rough-legged Hawk
(light morph) of the season, and eight Bald Eagles.


Non-raptor Observations:
Snow Goose, Bonaparte's Gull (28), Robin (450), Common Grackle, Rusty
Blackbird (1).

Predictions:
Sunny, high 52F, gusty NW winds 20-30mph
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Date: 11/16/17 2:53 pm
From: David and Joy Peters <Trogon1000...>
Subject: [de-birds] Good Birds
Hi, All

Today we were delighted to find at least 2 male snow buntings on the large sandy beach at Fowler Beach. They were foraging with a few horned larks.

Also, along Cobs Road, we found a female merlin sitting in a rain puddle right near the road. Very strange, but I think it was finding edible insects or frogs or something because at first it flushed, and then it returned to the water and sat right in it again.

Joy Peters
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Date: 11/16/17 2:36 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (16 Nov 2017) 13 Raptors
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 16, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 5 62 241
Turkey Vulture 0 662 813
Osprey 0 1 123
Bald Eagle 2 65 313
Northern Harrier 0 21 91
Sharp-shinned Hawk 4 151 981
Cooper's Hawk 1 63 404
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 327 393
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 6958
Red-tailed Hawk 1 188 319
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 2
Golden Eagle 0 10 11
American Kestrel 0 8 471
Merlin 0 6 66
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 19
Unknown Accipiter 0 4 73
Unknown Buteo 0 7 28
Unknown Falcon 0 0 20
Unknown Eagle 0 0 2
Unknown Raptor 0 1 29
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 1

Total: 13 1578 11358
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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: Paul Beckman

Visitors:
1


Weather:
Clear with light westerly winds in the morning then becoming overcast with
strong WNW winds in the afternoon with occasional light rain.

Raptor Observations:
Few migrants but some non-migrant red-tailed hawks, bald eagles, and
vultures around most of the day.

Non-raptor Observations:
Indigo bunting, gray catbird, 100 mourning doves, common raven, 2 herring
gulls

Predictions:
Clear with moderate to strong WNW winds. Might be too much of a headwind
for many raptors but I expect many local birds to be up.
========================================================================
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Date: 11/15/17 2:10 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (15 Nov 2017) 59 Raptors
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 15, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 4 71 227
Turkey Vulture 40 244 602
Osprey 0 5 1778
Bald Eagle 0 42 340
Northern Harrier 1 13 117
Sharp-shinned Hawk 9 62 711
Cooper's Hawk 2 20 168
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 8 11
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 14
Red-tailed Hawk 0 21 61
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 1
Golden Eagle 0 2 5
American Kestrel 0 5 416
Merlin 1 18 324
Peregrine Falcon 1 13 351
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 10
Unknown Buteo 0 0 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 10
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 24

Total: 59 525 5171
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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: Larry Sharp, Susan Gruver, Vincent Griscavage

Visitors:
Thanks to Sue, Vincent, Julie, Larry and Dick for assisting with the
count!
4 visitors



Weather:
Mostly cloudy, temp 8-12C, gusty E,ENE winds 10-15mph, vis 18km


Raptor Observations:
Mostly Turkey Vultures passing through, several Sharp-shinned Hawks, one
Red-shouldered Hawk.


Non-raptor Observations:
Nice Red-throated Loon flight (86), White-winged Scoter (5), DC Cormorant
(926), CAVE SWALLOW (1).

Predictions:
Mostly cloudy, high 59F, W wind 15-25mph.

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Date: 11/15/17 12:47 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (15 Nov 2017) 27 Raptors
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 15, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 2 57 236
Turkey Vulture 15 662 813
Osprey 0 1 123
Bald Eagle 3 63 311
Northern Harrier 0 21 91
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 147 977
Cooper's Hawk 0 62 403
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 3 327 393
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 6958
Red-tailed Hawk 2 187 318
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 2
Golden Eagle 0 10 11
American Kestrel 0 8 471
Merlin 0 6 66
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 19
Unknown Accipiter 0 4 73
Unknown Buteo 0 7 28
Unknown Falcon 0 0 20
Unknown Eagle 0 0 2
Unknown Raptor 0 1 29
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 1

Total: 27 1565 11345
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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 Swertinski

Visitors:
1


Weather:
Clear with light easterly winds then becoming overcast in the afternoon.

Raptor Observations:
Few migrants today but a decent number of non-migrant vultures, red-tailed
hawks, and bald eagles

Non-raptor Observations:
Pair of common ravens, indigo bunting

Predictions:
Early morning showers then partly cloudy. Light SSW winds will shift to
strong WNW winds in the afternoon (up to 18mph)
========================================================================
Report submitted by David Brown (<davidebrownpa...>)
Ashland Nature Center information may be found at:
www.delnature.org


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Date: 11/14/17 6:28 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (14 Nov 2017) 109 Raptors
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 14, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 32 67 223
Turkey Vulture 42 204 562
Osprey 0 5 1778
Bald Eagle 7 42 340
Northern Harrier 2 12 116
Sharp-shinned Hawk 8 53 702
Cooper's Hawk 2 18 166
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 5 7 10
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 14
Red-tailed Hawk 9 21 61
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 1
Golden Eagle 0 2 5
American Kestrel 0 5 416
Merlin 2 17 323
Peregrine Falcon 0 12 350
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 10
Unknown Buteo 0 0 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 10
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 24

Total: 109 466 5112
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter: Jennifer Ottinger

Observers: Ann Dinkel, Jordan Terrell, Paul Kane, Susan Gruver

Visitors:
Thanks to Sue, Paul, Jordan, Ann and Bill for assisting with the count.
8 visitors


Weather:
Clear to partly cloudy, temp 6-10C, N, NE winds 10mph, vis 18km


Raptor Observations:
Black and Turkey Vultures moving through, several Red-shouldered and
Red-tailed Hawks, seven Bald Eagles.


Non-raptor Observations:
Snow Goose (150), Gannet, Red-throated Loon, American Robin (550), DC
Cormorant (124).
2 Monarchs


Predictions:
Partly sunny, chance of showers, high 56F, N wind 10-15mph

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Date: 11/14/17 2:52 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (14 Nov 2017) 108 Raptors
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 14, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 5 55 234
Turkey Vulture 79 647 798
Osprey 1 1 123
Bald Eagle 2 60 308
Northern Harrier 4 21 91
Sharp-shinned Hawk 4 145 975
Cooper's Hawk 1 62 403
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 4 324 390
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 6958
Red-tailed Hawk 8 185 316
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 2
Golden Eagle 0 10 11
American Kestrel 0 8 471
Merlin 0 6 66
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 19
Unknown Accipiter 0 4 73
Unknown Buteo 0 7 28
Unknown Falcon 0 0 20
Unknown Eagle 0 0 2
Unknown Raptor 0 1 29
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 1

Total: 108 1538 11318
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Observation start time: 07:30:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers:

Visitors:
1


Weather:
Mostly cloudy with light winds from the N and E

Raptor Observations:
A handful of northern harriers, some migrating, some hunting.

A high migrant 'abieticola' red-tailed hawk

A few migrating flocks of vultures

Non-raptor Observations:
123 aythya sp. in a single flock, 300 cedar waxwings, 5000 common grackles
in large wandering flocks

Predictions:
Partly cloudy with light NE winds.

The Ashland Nature Center property will be closed Tuesday through Thursday
this week (November 14-16) as construction work to the parking lot entrance
is finished. The hawk watch will remain open to staff and volunteers only.
========================================================================
Report submitted by David Brown (<davidebrownpa...>)
Ashland Nature Center information may be found at:
www.delnature.org


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Date: 11/14/17 8:22 am
From: Julian, Richard (DNREC) <Richard.Julian...>
Subject: [de-birds] Tuesday 11/14 Cape Henlopen Bird Walk Results
For our last fall bird walk we had a cool and windy weather but saw a few good birds:

Nature Center

Turkey Vulture
Bald Eagle
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
Hairy Woodpecker
American Crow
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Brown-headed Nuthatch
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
American Robin
Northern Mockingbird
Yellow-rumped Warbler
White-throated Sparrow
Northern Cardinal
House Finch

The Point/DE Bay

Red-throated Loon (more)
Turkey Vulture (more)
Bald Eagle (more)
Brant
Surf Scoter
Black Scoter
Sanderling
Herring Gull
Greater Black-backed Gull
Eastern Bluebird (by air stations)


Thank you for supporting Delaware State Parks

Richard Julian
Interpretive Programs and Nature Center Manager
Delaware State Parks
 
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Date: 11/13/17 4:50 pm
From: David Brown <davidebrownpa...>
Subject: [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center closure (Nov 14-16)
The Ashland Nature Center property will be closed again this week Tuesday
through Thursday (November 14-16) to finish paving the newly redone and
widened entrance to the parking lot. During this time there will be no
parking available and the site is closed to visitors. The hawk watch will
be open to staff and volunteers only.

David Brown
Hawk Watch Coordinator, Ashland Nature Center

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Date: 11/13/17 1:46 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (13 Nov 2017) 6 Raptors
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 13, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 35 191
Turkey Vulture 0 162 520
Osprey 0 5 1778
Bald Eagle 0 35 333
Northern Harrier 0 10 114
Sharp-shinned Hawk 4 45 694
Cooper's Hawk 2 16 164
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 5
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 14
Red-tailed Hawk 0 12 52
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 1
Golden Eagle 0 2 5
American Kestrel 0 5 416
Merlin 0 15 321
Peregrine Falcon 0 12 350
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 10
Unknown Buteo 0 0 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 10
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 24

Total: 6 357 5003
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Observation start time: 11:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 4 hours

Official Counter: Kevin Bronson

Observers: Ann Dinkel, Susan Gruver

Visitors:
thank you to Kevin and Ann for enduring the weather. 5 visitors


Weather:
a late start to the count today because of rain,cold,fog,drizzle, just
generally miserable.

Raptor Observations:
just a few brave Sharp-Shinned and Cooper's Hawks zipping by us

Non-raptor Observations:
not much to talk about

Predictions:
sunny, 48, North wind 5-10
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Date: 11/13/17 1:20 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (13 Nov 2017) 1 Raptors
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 13, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 50 229
Turkey Vulture 1 568 719
Osprey 0 0 122
Bald Eagle 0 58 306
Northern Harrier 0 17 87
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 141 971
Cooper's Hawk 0 61 402
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 320 386
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 6958
Red-tailed Hawk 0 177 308
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 2
Golden Eagle 0 10 11
American Kestrel 0 8 471
Merlin 0 6 66
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 19
Unknown Accipiter 0 4 73
Unknown Buteo 0 7 28
Unknown Falcon 0 0 20
Unknown Eagle 0 0 2
Unknown Raptor 0 1 29
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 1

Total: 1 1430 11210
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6.17 hours

Official Counter: Joe Sebastiani, Sally O'Byrne

Observers: Bill Collins, Curt Davis, Paul Beckman

Visitors:
0


Weather:
Rather miserable, overcast, cold, misty, and breezy. Slight breeze out of
the north.

Raptor Observations:
Virtually no raptor movement.

Non-raptor Observations:


Predictions:
Partly cloudy with winds out of the north or northwest. I would expect
some raptors to be on the move.
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Report submitted by Joe Sebastiani (<joe...>)
Ashland Nature Center information may be found at:
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Date: 11/12/17 5:17 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (12 Nov 2017) 41 Raptors
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 12, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 50 229
Turkey Vulture 23 567 718
Osprey 0 0 122
Bald Eagle 3 58 306
Northern Harrier 0 17 87
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 141 971
Cooper's Hawk 0 61 402
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 11 320 386
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 6958
Red-tailed Hawk 4 177 308
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 2
Golden Eagle 0 10 11
American Kestrel 0 8 471
Merlin 0 6 66
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 19
Unknown Accipiter 0 4 73
Unknown Buteo 0 7 28
Unknown Falcon 0 0 20
Unknown Eagle 0 0 2
Unknown Raptor 0 1 29
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 1

Total: 41 1429 11209
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Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Official Counter: Bob Rufe, Bob Strahorn

Observers: Alison Wright, Angie Barbato, David Brown

Visitors:
7 plus about 15 with girl scout troop 55


Weather:
Mostly cloudy with light winds

Raptor Observations:
A small number of migrant raptors, mostly buteos

Non-raptor Observations:


Predictions:
Morning showers then cloudy with light north winds. Seems somewhat
favorable for migration.

The Ashland Nature Center property will be closed November 14-16 due to
construction to the parking lot. During that time the hawk watch will be
open to staff and volunteers only.


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Date: 11/12/17 1:36 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (12 Nov 2017) 55 Raptors
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 12, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 35 191
Turkey Vulture 38 162 520
Osprey 0 5 1778
Bald Eagle 6 35 333
Northern Harrier 1 10 114
Sharp-shinned Hawk 7 41 690
Cooper's Hawk 3 14 162
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 5
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 14
Red-tailed Hawk 0 12 52
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 1
Golden Eagle 0 2 5
American Kestrel 0 5 416
Merlin 0 15 321
Peregrine Falcon 0 12 350
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 10
Unknown Buteo 0 0 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 10
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 24

Total: 55 351 4997
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Kevin Bronson

Observers: Susan Gruver

Visitors:
thank you to Kevin. 20 visitors


Weather:
North wind at 1.3-32., temp 0-10c.,visb 18k clcv 100%

Raptor Observations:
some of the Turkey Vultures came in high over the Dune and went SW. Others
came in very high over the Point and went SW. 6 migrating Bald Eagles and 2
locals.

Non-raptor Observations:
Black-Throated Green Warbler(very close to the platform),Brown-Headed
Nuthatch. many,many Robins

Predictions:
90% chance of rain. rain and cloudy in the morning, slight chance of rain
in the afternoon. North wind 5-10. 48c.
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Date: 11/11/17 4:32 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (11 Nov 2017) 34 Raptors
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 11, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 35 191
Turkey Vulture 1 124 482
Osprey 0 5 1778
Bald Eagle 11 29 327
Northern Harrier 3 9 113
Sharp-shinned Hawk 6 34 683
Cooper's Hawk 2 11 159
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 5
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 14
Red-tailed Hawk 8 12 52
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 1
Golden Eagle 1 2 5
American Kestrel 1 5 416
Merlin 1 15 321
Peregrine Falcon 0 12 350
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 10
Unknown Buteo 0 0 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 10
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 24

Total: 34 296 4942
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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: Aaron Reb, Dennis Foley, Susan Gruver

Visitors:
Thanks to Sue, Aaron, Dennis, Joe, Carol, and Liz for helping with the
count today!
55 visitors including the Brooks Bird Club from WV.



Weather:
Cold with partly cloudy skies, temp 0-6C, light N winds, vis 20km


Raptor Observations:
Good Bald Eagle flight (11), one Golden Eagle in the morning, several
Red-hawked Hawks.


Non-raptor Observations:
Snow Goose, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Red-breasted Merganser, Bonaparte's
Gull, White-winged Scoter (1).


Predictions:
Cloudy, high 52F, light N winds

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Date: 11/11/17 2:08 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (11 Nov 2017) 189 Raptors (RLHA)
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 11, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 1 50 229
Turkey Vulture 42 544 695
Osprey 0 0 122
Bald Eagle 8 55 303
Northern Harrier 2 17 87
Sharp-shinned Hawk 4 141 971
Cooper's Hawk 3 61 402
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 82 309 375
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 6958
Red-tailed Hawk 41 173 304
Rough-legged Hawk 1 1 2
Golden Eagle 2 10 11
American Kestrel 0 8 471
Merlin 0 6 66
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 19
Unknown Accipiter 0 4 73
Unknown Buteo 3 7 28
Unknown Falcon 0 0 20
Unknown Eagle 0 0 2
Unknown Raptor 0 1 29
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 1

Total: 189 1388 11168
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers: Amy Lambert, Andy Dunn, Frank Rohrbacher,
Jean-Marie Gauthier, Joe Francis, John Dunn,
Kim Steininger, Martin Lambert, Sheila Smith,
Steve Grunwald

Visitors:
10, plus a group of 15 with the weekend naturalists


Weather:
Below freezing in the morning. Clear skies became overcast in the
afternoon. Winds light from the N to NE

Raptor Observations:
Immature golden eagle at 9:07am
Immature golden eagle at 2:31pm
Light-morph rough-legged hawk at 2:46pm

82 red-shouldered hawks was a new single-day record for Ashland

Non-raptor Observations:
4 common loons

Predictions:
Mostly cloudy with light southerly winds
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Date: 11/10/17 7:06 pm
From: Andrew ednie <ednieap...>
Subject: [de-birds] RBA: Birdline Delaware, November 10th, 2017
RBA
* Delaware
* Statewide
*November 10, 2017
* DEST1711.10

*Birds mentioned
Brant
Snow Goose
Tundra Swan
Mute Swan
Wood Duck
Blue-winged Teal
American Wigeon
Green-winged Teal
Ring-necked Duck
Lesser Scaup
Greater Scaup
Long-tailed Duck
Black Scoter
White-winged Scoter
Surf Scoter
Bufflehead
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Hooded Merganser
Ruddy Duck
Wild Turkey
Ring-necked Pheasant
Red-throated Loon
Common Loon
Pied-billed Grebe
Horned Grebe
Northern Gannet
Brown Pelican
Great Cormorant
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Cattle Egret
Glossy Ibis
Osprey
Bald Eagle
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK
GOLDEN EAGLE
Clapper Rail
Virginia Rail
American Coot
Sandhill Crane
American Oystercatcher
American Avocet
American Golden Plover
Black-bellied Plover
Semipalmated Plover
Marbled Godwit
Ruddy Turnstone
Sanderling
Western Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Short-billed Dowitcher
Wilson's Snipe
Greater Yellowlegs
Willet
Lesser Yellowlegs
PARASITIC JAEGER
Bonaparte's Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Royal Tern
Caspian Tern
Forster's Tern
Black Skimmer
RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Merlin
Peregrine Falcon
Horned Lark
American Pipit
COMMON RAVEN
Red Breasted Nuthatch
Brown-headed Nuthatch
Winter Wren
SEDGE WREN
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Swainson's Thrush
Orange-crowned Warbler
Palm Warbler
Pine Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Chipping Sparrow
Vesper Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Eastern Meadowlark
Rusty Blackbird
Purple Finch

Hotline: Birdline Delaware
Date: November 10 2017
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 10th, this is Birdline Delaware from the Delaware
Museum of Natural History in Greenville. The unofficial Delaware year list
increased to 331 species.

A "Selasphorus-type" RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD continues to be seen intermittently
at a yard in Camden-Wyoming near Dover. Once again, keep those hummingbird
feeders filled!

New this week was a SEDGE WREN at Fowler's Beach in Prime Hook National
Wildlife Refuge near Milton, with MARSH WREN and SAVANNAH SPARROW. A light
phase ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was seen at Fowler's today. GREAT and CATTLE EGRET
were reported along with 150 AMERICAN AVOCET plus 600 DUNLINS. BUFFLEHEAD
and RUDDY DUCK with 250 SNOW GEESE was seen in the impoundment. Four
AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHERS were seen at the DuPont Nature Center at Mispillion
Inlet near Slaughter's Beach along with BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, RUDDY
TURNSTONE, and DUNLIN.

There was an awesome dogfight of 7 PARASITIC JAEGER'S chasing TERNS and
GULLS off Cape Henlopen State Park yesterday. Waterfowl reported included
BRANT, NORTHERN PINTAIL, GREEN WINGED TEAL, 746 SURFS, 538 BLACK, plus 4
WHITE-WINGED SCOTER along with both RED-BREASTED and COMMON MERGANSER,
RED-THROATED and COMMON LOON, and numerous NORTHERN GANNET. There were also
two HUMPBACK WHALES swimming offshore. On Saturday, 22 AMERICAN
OYSTERCATCHERS were seen flying down the beach. A BLACK SKIMMER was seen at
Cape Henlopen Point on Thursday. ROYAL and CASPIAN TERN, SANDERLING,
BLACKBELLIED PLOVER, and BLACK SCOTER were seen at the point along with four
flyover AMERICAN PIPITS. RED-BREASTED and BROWN-HEADED NUTHATCH were
reported at the Saltmarsh Nature Spur along with VIRGINIA RAIL and MARSH
WREN. Six CHIPPING SPARROWS and a late SWAINSON'S THRUSH were seen by the
Biden Center.

A late SNOWY EGRET was seen at Gordon's Pond at the from the north bike
trail. Shorebirds seen included 4 WILLETS plus BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, 11
WILSON'S SNIPE, GREATER, and LESSER YELLOWLEGS. Good numbers of waterfowl on
Gordon's Pond included AMERICAN WIGEON, BUFFLEHEAD, and RUDDY DUCK.
BROWN-HEADED NUTHATCH, both RUBY-CROWNED and GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLET, PINE
WARBLER, and GRAY CATBIRD were found in the woods. Five HOODED MERGANSERS
were seen at the pond at Herring Creek near Midway. A WINTER WREN was
reported off the Wolfe's Point Nature Trail.

Two GREAT CORMORANTS were seen on the channel marker at Indian River Inlet.
A BONAPARTE'S GULL was seen walking on the beach. 35 FORSTER'S TERNS were
seen feeding underneath the Indian River bridge. Shorebirds on the jetty
included RUDDY TURNSTONE, SANDERLING, and DUNLIN. 125 BRANT were seen at the
North Marina along with a flyby MERLIN. A big flock of BRANT was seen at the
James Farm Nature Preserve on Cedar Neck near Ocean View along with
BONAPARTE'S GULL, FORSTER'S TERN, 66 BUFFLEHEADS and 2 COMMON LOONS.
BUFFLEHEAD and HORNED GREBE was seen opposite Oak Orchard on Long Neck.

Eight SANDHILL CRANES were seen flying over the back end of Sheerness Pool
at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge near Smyrna today. High tide's this
week have created impressive numbers of shorebirds at Bombay Hook. Four
MARBLED GODWITS, WILLET, SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER, and 300 AMERICAN AVOCETS
were reported plus BLACKBELLIED, SEMIPALMATED, and a single AMERICAN GOLDEN
PLOVER. Shorebirds included LEAST, WESTERN, and PECTORAL SANDPIPER along
with over 10,000 DUNLINS. Big numbers of YELLOWLEGS at Bear Swamp included
345 GREATER and 296 LESSER. GREAT EGRET, CASPIAN TERN, and CLAPPER RAIL
continue be found at the refuge. Two GREATER SCAUP were seen along with 25
TUNDRA SWANS, 5 HOODED MERGANSERS, plus BUFFLEHEAD and RUDDY DUCK. Other
birds reported included WILD TURKEY, RING-NECKED PHEASANT, BARRED OWL,
MERLIN, PEREGRINE, and AMERICAN KESTREL, plus BROWN THRASHER, EASTERN
MEADOWLARK, and MARSH WREN.

Two SANDHILL CRANES were seen on Wednesday flying over Cedar Swamp Road
north of Fleming's landing. A BALD EAGLE was seen at Collins beach sitting
on the piling on Sunday. RING-NECKED DUCK plus GREAT EGRET and both
yellowlegs was reported at Taylor's gut at Woodland Beach Wildlife Area
along Route 9.

Two COMMON LOONS, GREAT EGRET, VIRGINIA RAIL, and 35 FORSTER'S TERNS were
found at Big Stone Beach in Milford Neck Wildlife Area. A PEREGRINE FALCON
was seen hunting over the marsh. Landbirds reported included BROWN-HEADED
NUTHATCH, MARSH WREN, both KINGLETS, and CHIPPING SPARROW. CHIPPING SPARROW
and EASTERN PHOEBE were also found in a yard near Frederica.

A pair of ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLERS were found at Thousand Acre Marsh near
Delaware City. One was seen at Grier's Pond along Dutch Neck Road on
Tuesday. Another ORANGE-CROWN was seen along the Sparrow Trail at the Aston
Tract in Augustine Wildlife Area on Sunday along with 3 WHITE-CROWNED
SPARROWS, EASTERN MEADOWLARK, RUSTY BLACKBIRD, and CATBIRD. A COMMON
YELLOWTHROAT was found at the Ashton Tract on Monday. Waterfowl reported
included 14 flyover TUNDRA SWAN plus MUTE SWAN, SNOW GOOSE, PIED-BILLED
GREBE, LESSER SCAUP, and 15 BUFFLEHEAD. Shorebirds in the marsh included
PECTORAL SANDPIPER, both YELLOWLEGS, DUNLIN, and a GREAT EGRET. A GLOSSY
IBIS was reported on the north side of the C&D canal at Biddle's Point.

GREAT CORMORANT, RED THROATED LOON, GREATER SCAUP, and both SURF and BLACK
SCOTER were found at Augustine Beach, south of Port Penn. 85 DUNLIN were
seen on the rock jetty offshore. FORSTER'S TERN was seen feeding along the
coastline. Five FORSTER'S TERNS and 2 MARSH WRENS were found at the Port
Penn impoundments, north of Port Penn.

A drake LONG-TAILED DUCK was found at the Newark Reservoir on Wednesday
along with 34 BUFFLEHEADS. Two RING-NECKED DUCK were seen today. Other
waterfowl seen included SNOW GOOSE, RUDDY DUCK, WOOD DUCK, HOODED MERGANSER,
and AMERICAN COOT. A flock of 35 BONAPARTE'S GULLS were found on the
reservoir. A VESPER SPARROW was seen on Sunday along the gravel walkway. A
BLACK AND WHITE WARBLER was seen on Tuesday in the woods at the base of the
reservoir. A flock of 55 TREE SWALLOWS were seen feeding over the reservoir.

The first FOX SPARROWS of the season were found at Middle Run Natural Area
near Newark along with immature WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW and PURPLE FINCH
today. There was also flyover COMMON RAVEN, HORNED LARK and AMERICAN PIPIT.
An AMERICAN WOODCOCK was flushed along the trail. BARRED OWL was found along
the creek. Landbirds reported included EASTERN PHOEBE, both KINGLETS, and
BROWN THRASHER. A COMMON YELLOWTHROAT was found Thursday at the University
of Delaware farm along with YELLOW BELLIED SAPSUCKER. Another VESPER SPARROW
was found at the northwest end of the C&D Canal Zone at Summit Bridge.

Five HOODED MERGANSERS plus SNOW GOOSE, GREEN-WINGED TEAL, and AMERICAN COOT
were seen at Harry's Pond at the Brandywine Town Center. A RED SHOULDERED
HAWK has been hanging around the woods edge being harassed by YELLOW-RUMPED
WARBLER. A PALM WARBLER was found at the White's yard on Center Mill Road
near Yorklyn on Monday. BLUE-WINGED TEAL was reported at Auburn Heights
State Park in Yorklyn along with NORTHERN HARRIER, SHARP-SHINNED HAWK, and
BALD EAGLE.

Ten BALD and 3 GOLDEN EAGLES, plus PEREGRINE FALCON and 66 RED-TAILED HAWKS
were seen at Ashland Nature Center Hawkwatch today. A total of 7 GOLDEN
EAGLES have been seen over the last 3 days. Also reported was almost 200
RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS this week. A VESPER SPARROW was seen at the hawkwatch
on Thursday, TUNDRA SWANS were seen today. SNOW GOOSE and BRANT were seen on
Saturday. RED-SHOULDERED HAWK plus all three falcons, KESTREL, MERLIN and
PEREGRINE were seen today at the Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch today. The last
OSPREY was reported on Sunday. Lesser Black-Backed Gull and 14 WHITE-WINGED
SCOTERS were seen today. 94 BONAPARTE'S GULLS were seen on Thursday. 120
NORTHERN GANNETS were seen on Wednesday.

Thanks to those that contributed this week, including, Scott Barnes, Lauren
Morgans, Amy O'Neil, Ellen Jacobson, Katie Bird, Patrick Carney, Billy
Kaselow, Brian McCaffrery, Armas Hill, Curt Davis, Chris Bennett, Rob Blye,
Dave Fees, Jim and Amy White, Chris Rowe, Tim Freiday, Jerald and Aaron Reb,
Gerry Teig, Joe Sebastiani, Hannah Greenberg, Kelly Nunn, Jonathan Oliveras,
Ken Wat, Phil Thompson, Ian Stewart, John Long, Teddy Burke, Lynn Smith, Sue
Gruver, Sharon Lynn, Alissa Kegelman, Joe Russell and Joe Swertinski.
Special thanks to our hawk counters, Dave Brown at Ashland and Jen Ottinger,
at Cape Henlopen Remember, the 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: 11/10/17 4:47 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (10 Nov 2017) 166 Raptors
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 10, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 15 49 228
Turkey Vulture 27 502 653
Osprey 0 0 122
Bald Eagle 10 47 295
Northern Harrier 3 15 85
Sharp-shinned Hawk 13 137 967
Cooper's Hawk 6 58 399
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 17 227 293
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 6958
Red-tailed Hawk 66 132 263
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 1
Golden Eagle 3 8 9
American Kestrel 0 8 471
Merlin 2 6 66
Peregrine Falcon 1 1 19
Unknown Accipiter 1 4 73
Unknown Buteo 1 4 25
Unknown Falcon 0 0 20
Unknown Eagle 0 0 2
Unknown Raptor 1 1 29
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 1

Total: 166 1199 10979
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Observation start time: 06:30:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 9.5 hours

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers: Alissa Kegelman, Carol Spease, Christopher Rowe, Curt Davis,
Dan Walker, Frank Rohrbacher, Hank Davis, Holly Merker,
Joe Francis, Joe Sebastiani, Joe Swertinski,
Kim Steininger, Mike Hudson, Nina DiPinto, Ted Nichols II

Visitors:
20


Weather:
Cold with strong NNW winds all day. Mostly cloudy most of the day then
clear in the late afternoon.

Raptor Observations:
3 golden eagles (a pair together in the morning, an immature hunting in the
afternoon): pair(at least 1 imm)@9:07, imm@1:29

A juvenile peregrine falcon in the morning that stooped at a bird but
missed.

66 red-tailed hawks, mostly very high



Non-raptor Observations:
18 tundra swans (2 flocks), 32 common loons, common raven, 900 Canada geese

Predictions:
Mostly sunny and cool with light northerly winds. I expect it to be decent,
especially in the morning.

The Ashland parking lot is open through Monday, but will be closed again
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday for paving.
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Date: 11/10/17 1:08 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (10 Nov 2017) 45 Raptors
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 10, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 2 35 191
Turkey Vulture 26 123 481
Osprey 0 5 1778
Bald Eagle 2 18 316
Northern Harrier 2 6 110
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 28 677
Cooper's Hawk 0 9 157
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 2 5
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 14
Red-tailed Hawk 4 4 44
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 1
Golden Eagle 0 1 4
American Kestrel 2 4 415
Merlin 2 14 320
Peregrine Falcon 1 12 350
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 10
Unknown Buteo 0 0 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 10
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 24

Total: 45 262 4908
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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: David Fees, Susan Gruver

Visitors:
Thanks to Sue and David Fees for enduring the cold, blustery wind.
5 visitors



Weather:
Clear turning partly cloudy, temp 7-4C, gusty N winds 15-23mph, vis 18km


Raptor Observations:
Turkey Vultures, a couple of Harriers, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Red-shouldered
Hawk, Red-tailed Hawk and a few falcons, two Bald Eagles.


Non-raptor Observations:
Lesser Black-backed Gull, Greater Scaup, Ring-necked Duck, Red-breasted
Merganser, Bufflehead, White-winged Scoter (14), DC Cormorant (40).


Predictions:
Very cold in the morning, sunny, high 42F, N wind 20mph

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Date: 11/9/17 5:07 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (09 Nov 2017) 45 Raptors
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 09, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 8 33 189
Turkey Vulture 23 97 455
Osprey 0 5 1778
Bald Eagle 2 16 314
Northern Harrier 0 4 108
Sharp-shinned Hawk 4 25 674
Cooper's Hawk 1 9 157
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 1 4
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 14
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 40
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 1
Golden Eagle 0 1 4
American Kestrel 0 2 413
Merlin 3 12 318
Peregrine Falcon 3 11 349
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 10
Unknown Buteo 0 0 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 10
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 24

Total: 45 217 4863
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Jennifer Ottinger

Observers: Alissa Kegelman, Susan Gruver

Visitors:
Thanks to Sue, Alissa, and Bill for helping with the count!
10 visitors



Weather:
Overcast turning partly cloudy, temp 14-16C, E wind 10mph,
vis 23km


Raptor Observations:
Good movement of Turkey Vultures, two Bald Eagles, a Red-shouldered Hawk,
and a few Merlin and Peregrines.


Non-raptor Observations:
Brant (5), Common Merganser (5), Red-throated Loon (38), Common Loon,
White-winged Scoter (5), Bonaparte's Gull (94), Am Robin (295).


Predictions:
Sunny, high 45F, N wind 30mph

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Date: 11/9/17 2:31 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (09 Nov 2017) 103 Raptors
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 09, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 10 34 213
Turkey Vulture 27 475 626
Osprey 0 0 122
Bald Eagle 2 37 285
Northern Harrier 3 12 82
Sharp-shinned Hawk 14 124 954
Cooper's Hawk 7 52 393
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 20 210 276
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 6958
Red-tailed Hawk 16 66 197
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 1
Golden Eagle 3 5 6
American Kestrel 0 8 471
Merlin 0 4 64
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 18
Unknown Accipiter 0 3 72
Unknown Buteo 1 3 24
Unknown Falcon 0 0 20
Unknown Eagle 0 0 2
Unknown Raptor 0 0 28
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 1

Total: 103 1033 10813
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers: Doug Fulton, Joe Sebastiani, Marika R.

Visitors:
3


Weather:
Mostly cloudy with light easterly winds that shifted to the south.

Raptor Observations:
3 golden eagles (imm@8:40, imm@11:47, imm@2:54 (with no wing patches) ).
The third golden eagle was in sight for about 25 minutes as it soared
around trying to get some late day lift. It eventually glided off to the
SW.

The migration was good in the morning then slowed and was periodic
throughout the afternoon. Good flight of red-shouldered and red-tailed
hawks.

3 northern harriers including 2 gray ghosts

Non-raptor Observations:
6 common loons, vesper sparrow, 5 monarchs

Predictions:
High of 37F, winds up to 19mph from the NNW. Clear skies.

The entire northeast is going to be hammered with this cold air and strong
winds and I expect a ton of birds to be moving with good chance for
November specialties such as golden eagle and northern goshawk.
Red-shouldered and red-tailed hawks will probably be parading. Flocks of
Canada geese, snow geese, and possibly tundra swans should be migrating.
The only downside is the clear skies if the birds start getting high.

The Ashland parking lot is open again and visitors are encouraged to come.


It will be very cold. Be sure to dress extremely warmly with layers that
you can put on and take off as necessary. Leave as little skin exposed as
possible. Don't ruin a great day of hawk watching for yourself because you
didn't bring enough clothes.
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Ashland Nature Center information may be found at:
www.delnature.org


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Date: 11/9/17 6:43 am
From: Tim Freiday <tim.freiday777...>
Subject: [de-birds] Quoth the Ravens at Middle Run
Hello Fellow DE Birders,

It’s been a while since I posted regarding the birds at Middle Run, and the Tuesday Morning Bird Walks at Middle Run have been very exciting this past October. In addition to seeing many awesome birds, I have been able to get some decent photographs of them as well. Many Thanks to Kim Steininger for letting me borrow a camera and lens from her! I have posted many of the best pictures I have taken since October on the Middle Run Flickr Page. You can check them out here:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/middlerunbirding/?

Here are some of the highlights of the month, in reverse chronological order. Last week was the last Tuesday morning bird walk of the season at Middle Run, and it was a great way to end the year. The bird of the day was a Common Raven, which flew over croaking right as we were heading to the parking lot. Very appropriate for a Halloween bird walk. While the croak of the raven will be heard nevermore on Tuesday Bird Walks at Middle Run this year, it may yet be heard in the future! In a similar vein, an Eastern Screech Owl responded vociferously to whistles from the woods near Trail Marker 4. This bird has been consistently calling from here, being detected almost every bird walk this fall. A Winter Wren was calling from the stream near Trail Marker 12, a sign of the season to come perhaps. There were Ruby-crowned Kinglets in almost every mixed flock we encountered, and we heard one Golden-crowned Kinglet along the power lines cut. A Hermit Thrush was heard calling ne!
ar the parking area first thing in the morning. There was one Yellow-rumped Warbler, the only warbler of the day. Sparrows seen include White-throated, Song, Field, Swamp and Eastern Towhee. Complete checklist for the day here:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40246760

On October 17th, we had excellent conditions for a bird walk which featured many desirable late fall migrants. Ruby-crowned Kinglets were as abundant as I’ve ever seen them. There were at least a couple in every group of birds we encountered, and we estimated about 35 around the birding trail. Some of them offered good photo opportunities, including one individual who was hover gleaning in full sun at fairly close range! Several Golden-crowned Kinglets were heard as well. We had a number of late warblers including Palm, Yellow-rumped, Black-throated Green, Nashville Warbler in addition to Common Yellowthroat and Northern Parula. The Nashville and the Black-throated Green were especially nice, both because they were fairly cooperative and because that will probably be the last time we’ll see them until the spring. Most of this activity was in the vicinity of the feeders. There were a couple of Blue-headed Vireos in this area as well, one of which posed quite nice!
ly for the group. There were a couple of Winter Wrens and Hermit Thrush around as well. Complete checklist for the walk with pictures here:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39974093

The Tuesday October 10th walk was another very nice day with some pretty cool birds. This was the last walk we detected Magnolia Warbler and American Redstart on, and we had a couple of Grey-cheeked Thrush as well. Gray Catbirds were still thick on this walk, and we had a nice group of Golden-crowned Kinglets. We had a couple of Horned Larks fly over, and had a Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. The highlight of this walk (and quite possibly the season) was a pair of Common Ravens that were mobbing a Bald Eagle! They flew right over us and were low enough to get some good photos. This is not Alaska people, this is our own back yard! Complete checklist with pictures here:

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39805858

That about sums it up for the last few walks of the season. Thanks so much to everyone who came out and enjoyed the natural gem we call Middle Run with me! I had a wonderful season and enjoyed finding fun birds with everyone! Stay tuned for announcements regarding future programs at Middle Run. I will try to do an Owl Prowl at some point in the near future. If anyone is interested in some downstate birding, join me this Sunday at 9:00 AM at Cape Henlopen in the parking area near Herring Point. The Sussex Bird Club and I will be taking a Bird Walk here, followed by a talk at 2 PM at the Cadbury. Come to the talk to learn more about some of our work at Middle Run, including results from the point counts and details about the tree plantings.

Happy Birding,
Tim Freiday
Middle Run Project Coordinator

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Date: 11/8/17 5:17 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (08 Nov 2017) 6 Raptors
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 08, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 25 181
Turkey Vulture 0 74 432
Osprey 0 5 1778
Bald Eagle 2 14 312
Northern Harrier 0 4 108
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 21 670
Cooper's Hawk 1 8 156
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 3
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 14
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 40
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 1
Golden Eagle 0 1 4
American Kestrel 0 2 413
Merlin 0 9 315
Peregrine Falcon 0 8 346
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 10
Unknown Buteo 0 0 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 10
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 24

Total: 6 172 4818
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Observation start time: 11:30:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 4 hours

Official Counter: Jennifer Ottinger

Observers: Susan Gruver

Visitors:
Thanks to Sue and Richard Julian for helping with the count!
6 visitors



Weather:
Rain and fog in the morning, overcast, temp 10C, NE,ENE winds 10mph, vis
20km


Raptor Observations:
No observations until 11:30 due to rain.
A couple of Bald Eagles and a few Sharp-shinned Hawks. The raptors continue
to by-pass Henlopen.

Non-raptor Observations:
Snow Goose (75), Gannet (120), good Red-throated Loon flight (24),
Bonaparte's Gull, White-winged Scoter (10), Greater Scaup, DC Cormorant
(360).


Predictions:
Chance for rain in the morning, cloudy, high 58F, E wind 10-15mph

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Date: 11/8/17 3:47 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (08 Nov 2017) 420 Raptors
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 08, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 6 24 203
Turkey Vulture 281 448 599
Osprey 0 0 122
Bald Eagle 9 35 283
Northern Harrier 1 9 79
Sharp-shinned Hawk 14 110 940
Cooper's Hawk 9 45 386
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 78 190 256
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 6958
Red-tailed Hawk 19 50 181
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 1
Golden Eagle 1 2 3
American Kestrel 0 8 471
Merlin 0 4 64
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 18
Unknown Accipiter 0 3 72
Unknown Buteo 2 2 23
Unknown Falcon 0 0 20
Unknown Eagle 0 0 2
Unknown Raptor 0 0 28
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 1

Total: 420 930 10710
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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:

Visitors:
11 (Sally O'Byrne with OSHER group)


Weather:
Mostly cloudy skies in the morning cleared about 11am then back to partly
cloudy later in the afternoon. Overall cool with light NE wind.

Raptor Observations:
A great day for raptor migration! Set new Ashland single-day records for
turkey vulture (281) and red-shouldered hawk (78, beating previous record
by 1).

Immature golden eagle at 1:50pm.

Non-migrant merlin seen hunting at 7:05am then seen again an hour later.

A constant stream of raptors in the morning that were low enough to see
against the cloudy sky. Overall the raptor migration was extremely slow in
the late morning and early afternoon as the skies went blue and the
thermals built. The last raptor (the record-breaking red-shouldered hawk)
was at 3:59pm and was still extremely high, barely visible naked eye.



Non-raptor Observations:
One flock of snow geese (15), 1 common loon, 5000+ grackles, 3 tree
swallows, 2 monarchs, 1 unidentified dragonfly (possibly autumn meadowhawk)

Predictions:
Cloudy with light and variable winds.
Note: The Ashland Nature Center property will be closed from November 6-9
due to construction to the parking lot entrance. During this time the hawk
watch will be open to staff and volunteers only.

Friday is looking like an amazing day and the parking lot will be open so
bundle up and come out!
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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: 11/8/17 2:16 pm
From: Christopher Bennett <cpb2564...>
Subject: [de-birds] DOS Meeting - Wednesday Nov. 15
The monthly DOS meeting will be held next Wednesday, November 15. Due to
construction at the Ashland Nature Center (our usual meeting place) the
meeting will instead be held at the ABA Headquarters in Delaware City.
This month we will also be holding a used book sale prior to the meeting so
the pre-meeting social will begin one hour earlier at 6 pm to allow members
and guests to peruse the wide selection of bird-related books. Books can
not only add to your personal ornithological library, but make great
holiday gifts as well.

This months featured speaker will be Dr. Terry Master, chair of the Biology
Department at East Stroudsburg University. He will give a presentation
about his work with nesting Louisiana Waterthrush in the Delaware Water Gap
of Pennsylvania.

I hope you can join us.

Chris Bennett
Vice President - Program Chair

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Date: 11/7/17 2:18 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (07 Nov 2017) 218 Raptors
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 07, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 11 18 197
Turkey Vulture 80 167 318
Osprey 0 0 122
Bald Eagle 5 26 274
Northern Harrier 5 8 78
Sharp-shinned Hawk 13 96 926
Cooper's Hawk 14 36 377
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 75 112 178
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 6958
Red-tailed Hawk 13 31 162
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 1
Golden Eagle 0 1 2
American Kestrel 0 8 471
Merlin 0 4 64
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 18
Unknown Accipiter 2 3 72
Unknown Buteo 0 0 21
Unknown Falcon 0 0 20
Unknown Eagle 0 0 2
Unknown Raptor 0 0 28
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 1

Total: 218 510 10290
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Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 13:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers: Sally O'Byrne

Visitors:
Sally O'Byrne was the only visitor


Weather:
Mostly cloudy in the early AM shifted to overcast by mid-morning then to
rain about 12:30, ending the count at 1.

Winds were light to moderate from the NE.

Raptor Observations:
A great day for migration. The highlight was 75 red-shouldered hawks, only
2 under the single day record for Ashland.

Also a fair number of accipiters migrating.

A non-migrant pair of sharp-shinned hawks were chasing and being chased by
blue jays.

Non-raptor Observations:
Pair of common ravens, 9 loons, 550 red-winged blackbirds, 1500 common
grackles

Predictions:
Partly cloudy with moderate NNE winds.


Note: The Ashland Nature Center property will be closed from November 6-9
due to construction to the parking lot entrance. During this time the hawk
watch will be open to staff and volunteers only.
========================================================================
Report submitted by David Brown (<davidebrownpa...>)
Ashland Nature Center information may be found at:
www.delnature.org


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Date: 11/7/17 12:37 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (07 Nov 2017) 4 Raptors
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 07, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 25 181
Turkey Vulture 1 74 432
Osprey 0 5 1778
Bald Eagle 1 12 310
Northern Harrier 0 4 108
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 18 667
Cooper's Hawk 0 7 155
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 3
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 14
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 40
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 1
Golden Eagle 0 1 4
American Kestrel 0 2 413
Merlin 0 9 315
Peregrine Falcon 2 8 346
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 10
Unknown Buteo 0 0 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 10
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 24

Total: 4 166 4812
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 13:00:00
Total observation time: 5 hours

Official Counter: Jennifer Ottinger

Observers: Art Zdancewic, Dennis Foley, Susan Gruver

Visitors:
Thanks Sue, Art and Dennis for helping with the count!
10 visitors




Weather:
Cool and cloudy, temp 8-11C, light NE,ENE wind, rain started at 1:00 and
ended the count.

Raptor Observations:
One Bald Eagle and a couple of Peregrines.
Two resident adult Bald Eagles


Non-raptor Observations:
Parasitic Jaeger, White-winged Scoter (6), Surf Scoter (327), Black Scoter
(371), DC Cormorant (724), Red-breasted Merganser, Bufflehead, Wood Duck,
Green-winged Teal, Am Robin (550).


Predictions:
Chance of rain, high 54F, NE wind 15mph

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Date: 11/7/17 12:31 pm
From: sally o'byrne <salobyrne...>
Subject: [de-birds] Migration at Brandywine Creek State Park this morning
This morning Alissa Kegelman, Mike Smith, and I had a quick visit to Brandywine Creek State Park to look for sparrows. After a frustrating and uneventful walk from the entranceway up through the fields to the left, we were heading back when we noticed a stream of Turkey Vultures in the sky, and then a flock of 14 loons, and then more Turkey Vultures, and then a few Red-Shouldered hawks and then more Turkey vultures with other raptors mixed in. Within about 20 minutes we had about 180 Turkey Vultures, 20 Red-Shouldered Hawks, and a few Red Tails, Sharpies and Cooper’s hawks. It was quite a spectacular end to our morning.

I zipped over to Ashland and saw another 10 or 15 Red-Shouldered hawks with David Brown before the rain began. He had good numbers of Vultures, but never had the number or spectacle that we witnessed.

I apologize for the Group Me post that had no details……. my phone died as I was trying to record things. Fortunately, the numbers were not lost when power was restored.

Sally O'Byrne

>
> Brandywine Creek State Park--Nature Center, New Castle, Delaware, US
> Nov 7, 2017 10:04 AM - 11:04 AM
> Protocol: Traveling
> 1.5 mile(s)
> Comments: The migration spectacle happened within about 20 minutes. Our target was sparrows which were frustratingly scarce but the majority of the time spent birding was before the migration happened overhead
> 20 species
>
> Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 25
> Wood Duck (Aix sponsa) 4
> Common Loon (Gavia immer) 14
> Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) 188 Traveling in groups of 25-35, we had many such groups pass over
> Sharp-shinned Hawk (Accipiter striatus) 3
> Cooper's Hawk (Accipiter cooperii) 3
> Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus) 20
> Red-tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) 3
> American Kestrel (Falco sparverius) 1
> American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos) 30
> Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis) 9
> American Robin (Turdus migratorius) 50 Estimated since they weren’t our focus
> Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) 1
> Cedar Waxwing (Bombycilla cedrorum) 16
> Fox Sparrow (Passerella iliaca) 1
> Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis) 1
> White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) 5
> Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis) 1
> Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia) 3
> House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) 5
>
> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40365178
>
> This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)

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Date: 11/7/17 6:33 am
From: Amy O'Neil <parakeet93...>
Subject: [de-birds] Harry’s Pond Hooded Mergansers
This morning there are seven Hooded Mergansers in the pond (six males and one female) and their courtship displays are going strong. At one point four males were circling the female, snoring/growling like pickerel frogs, and popping loudly. They were folding & unfolding their crests like fans, then tipping their fully fanned heads all the way back with their bills in the air, turning & fanning in tandem! The female seemed unimpressed by all of this.

Also at the pond today were five Wood Ducks, two Am. Coots, one Ruddy Duck, a Belted Kingfisher, and the local Red-shouldered Hawk being stared down by one of the many Yellow-rumped Warblers flitting around him. Juncos and Golden-crowned Kinglets were also plentiful.

Happy birding,

Amy O’Neil
North Wilmington

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Date: 11/6/17 2:25 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (06 Nov 2017) 31 Raptors
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 06, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 5 7 186
Turkey Vulture 14 87 238
Osprey 0 0 122
Bald Eagle 1 21 269
Northern Harrier 0 3 73
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 83 913
Cooper's Hawk 3 22 363
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 3 37 103
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 6958
Red-tailed Hawk 2 18 149
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 1
Golden Eagle 0 1 2
American Kestrel 1 8 471
Merlin 0 4 64
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 18
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 70
Unknown Buteo 0 0 21
Unknown Falcon 0 0 20
Unknown Eagle 0 0 2
Unknown Raptor 0 0 28
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 1

Total: 31 292 10072
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6.83 hours

Official Counter: Sally O'Byrne

Observers: David Brown

Visitors:
3


Weather:
Mostly cloudy with light southerly winds

Raptor Observations:
A few migrant raptors in the early afternoon but otherwise a slow day.

Non-raptor Observations:
13 monarchs, wandering glider

Predictions:
Mostly cloudy with moderate NNE winds. Chance of rain later in the day.

Note: The Ashland Nature Center property will be closed from November 6-9
due to construction to the parking lot entrance. During this time the hawk
watch will be open to staff and volunteers only.
========================================================================
Report submitted by David Brown (<davidebrownpa...>)
Ashland Nature Center information may be found at:
www.delnature.org


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Date: 11/6/17 2:07 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (06 Nov 2017) 23 Raptors
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 06, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 25 181
Turkey Vulture 14 73 431
Osprey 0 5 1778
Bald Eagle 1 11 309
Northern Harrier 0 4 108
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 18 667
Cooper's Hawk 1 7 155
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 3
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 14
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 40
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 1
Golden Eagle 0 1 4
American Kestrel 1 2 413
Merlin 2 9 315
Peregrine Falcon 1 6 344
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 10
Unknown Buteo 0 0 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 10
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 24

Total: 23 162 4808
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Susan Gruver

Observers: Ann Dinkel, Diane Kane, Kevin Bronson

Visitors:
thank you to Kevin, Ann,Diane,Rob and Carol Blye. 4 visitors


Weather:
wind--WSW/W/WNW from 2.5 to 7.5 mph.,clcv 90%,visb 16-18k.temp 18-21c.

Raptor Observations:
all the Turkey Vultures came across the bay super high and continued on the
the SW

Non-raptor Observations:
21 T. Swan, 4- Parasitic Jeagers, 265 DC Cormorants,288 Black Scoter, 4
White-Winged Scoter, 225 Surf Scoters

Predictions:
52, wind NNE at 9, 60% chance of rain in the afternoon
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Date: 11/6/17 5:51 am
From: Julian, Richard (DNREC) <Richard.Julian...>
Subject: [de-birds] Cape Henlopen State Park Tuesday Morning Bird Walk
Please join us tomorrow, Tuesday November 7, for a bird walk at Cape Henlopen State Park.

Meet at the Nature Center at 8am, and we will explore the park for 2 hours looking for fall migrants and winter residents.

We have binoculars to borrow, so bring a friend.


Thank you for supporting Delaware State Parks

Richard Julian
Interpretive Programs and Nature Center Manager
Delaware State Parks
 
P: 302-645-6852
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Date: 11/5/17 3:53 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (05 Nov 2017) 10 Raptors
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 05, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 2 181
Turkey Vulture 0 73 224
Osprey 0 0 122
Bald Eagle 1 20 268
Northern Harrier 0 3 73
Sharp-shinned Hawk 5 81 911
Cooper's Hawk 1 19 360
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 34 100
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 6958
Red-tailed Hawk 0 16 147
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 1
Golden Eagle 0 1 2
American Kestrel 2 7 470
Merlin 0 4 64
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 18
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 70
Unknown Buteo 0 0 21
Unknown Falcon 0 0 20
Unknown Eagle 0 0 2
Unknown Raptor 0 0 28
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 1

Total: 10 261 10041
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Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers: Alison Wright, Angie Barbato

Visitors:
10, plus about 10 cub scouts


Weather:
Overcast with very light southerly winds

Raptor Observations:
Only a small number of raptors, mostly sharp-shinned hawks plus 2 kestrels.
One non-migrant merlin as I walked up the hill that headed towards a flock
of a thousand grackles.

Non-raptor Observations:
5 monarchs, 2 green-winged teals with a flock of wood ducks, several
thousand common grackles, 15 herring gulls

Predictions:
Moderate SW winds with a chance of showers throughout the morning and a
chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon.

Note: The Ashland Nature Center property will be closed from November 6-9
due to construction to the parking lot entrance. During this time the hawk
watch will be open to staff and volunteers only.
========================================================================
Report submitted by David Brown (<davidebrownpa...>)
Ashland Nature Center information may be found at:
www.delnature.org


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Date: 11/5/17 2:05 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (05 Nov 2017) 2 Raptors
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 05, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 25 181
Turkey Vulture 0 59 417
Osprey 1 5 1778
Bald Eagle 0 10 308
Northern Harrier 0 4 108
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 15 664
Cooper's Hawk 0 6 154
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 3
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 14
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 40
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 1
Golden Eagle 0 1 4
American Kestrel 0 1 412
Merlin 0 7 313
Peregrine Falcon 0 5 343
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 10
Unknown Buteo 0 0 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 10
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 24

Total: 2 139 4785
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Susan Gruver

Observers: Ann Dinkel, Kevin Bronson

Visitors:
thank you to Kevin, Ann, Hannah, Kelly,George,and Syd for trying to help us
find Raptors.17 visitors


Weather:
East wind all day, 8-1.8 mph.,clcv 75%,visb 14-20k.,temp. 17-21c

Raptor Observations:
no words to describe the lack of Raptors :(

Non-raptor Observations:
6 Parasitic Jaegers, 1208 Black Scoters,1380 Surf Scoters, 9-White-Winged
Scoters,44 N. Gannets

Predictions:
71,party sunny in the am,50% chance of showers in the pm,wind SW 19-15
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Date: 11/4/17 4:48 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (04 Nov 2017) 20 Raptors
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 04, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 4 25 181
Turkey Vulture 9 59 417
Osprey 3 4 1777
Bald Eagle 1 10 308
Northern Harrier 0 4 108
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 14 663
Cooper's Hawk 0 6 154
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 3
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 14
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 40
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 1
Golden Eagle 0 1 4
American Kestrel 0 1 412
Merlin 1 7 313
Peregrine Falcon 2 5 343
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 10
Unknown Buteo 0 0 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 10
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 24

Total: 20 137 4783
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Jennifer Ottinger

Observers: Lynn Smith, Rob Schroeder, Sharon Lynn, Susan Gruver

Visitors:
Thanks to the fantastic volunteers that helped count all the sea birds
today: Sue, Rob, Sharon and Lynn.
Thanks Sharon for finding the whale!



Weather:
Overcast and cool, temp 12-17C, ENE, NE wind 8-13 mph, vis 23km


Raptor Observations:
Still seeing a few late Osprey come through, Turkey Vultures, Black
Vultures, a couple of Peregrines and one Bald Eagle in addition to our
resident eagles.


Non-raptor Observations:
Humpback Whale right offshore! Great sea watch again today with a lot of
Parasitic Jaeger activity. Brant, Great Blue Heron (20), Brown Pelican (8),
Red-breasted Merganser, Bufflehead, Oystercatcher (22), White-winged Scoter
(4), Black Scoter (538), Surf Scoter (746), DC Cormorant (2,114)


Predictions:
Rain in the early morning, cloudy, high 70F, SE wind 10mph

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Date: 11/4/17 3:46 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (04 Nov 2017) 158 Raptors
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 04, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 2 181
Turkey Vulture 32 73 224
Osprey 0 0 122
Bald Eagle 11 19 267
Northern Harrier 2 3 73
Sharp-shinned Hawk 52 76 906
Cooper's Hawk 13 18 359
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 29 33 99
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 6958
Red-tailed Hawk 14 16 147
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 1
Golden Eagle 1 1 2
American Kestrel 2 5 468
Merlin 2 4 64
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 18
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 70
Unknown Buteo 0 0 21
Unknown Falcon 0 0 20
Unknown Eagle 0 0 2
Unknown Raptor 0 0 28
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 1

Total: 158 251 10031
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers: Andy Fayer, Dirk Robinson, Frank Rohrbacher, Janice Bilotti,
Joe Swertinski, Madelyne Ray, Marlene Morand, Mike Moore,
Rich Conroy, Steve Grunwald, Sue McLaughlin, Tara Ray

Visitors:
25, including a group from Wyncote Audubon Society/Militia Hill Hawk Watch.
Thanks for all the help!


Weather:
Partly sunny (marbled skies), with light NE to ENE winds.

Raptor Observations:
A great day for migrating raptors. Highlight was an immature golden eagle
just before 2pm (1pm standard time). In the morning 2 sharp-shinned hawks
were chasing each other and nearly flew under the tent. Other highlights
were 52 sharp-shinned hawks, 29 red-shouldered hawks, 14 red-tailed hawks,
2 kestrels, and 2 merlins.

Non-raptor Observations:
17 Brant, 100 snow geese, 11 scaup, 6 common loons, 2 herring gulls and 10
unidentified gulls (herring or ring-billed), new Delaware late date records
for wandering glider and autumn meadowhawk, 11 monarchs

Predictions:
Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Light E winds shifting to SSE in
the afternoon.

Note: The Ashland Nature Center property will be closed from November 6-9
due to construction to the parking lot entrance. During this time the hawk
watch will be open to staff and volunteers only.
========================================================================
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Date: 11/4/17 4:31 am
From: Andrew ednie <ednieap...>
Subject: [de-birds] RBA: Birdline Delaware, November 3rd, 2017
RBA
* Delaware
* Statewide
*November 3, 2017
* DEST1711.03

*Birds mentioned
Brant
Snow Goose
Mute Swan
Wood Duck
Blue-winged Teal
American Wigeon
Green-winged Teal
Canvasback
Lesser Scaup
Long-tailed Duck
Black Scoter
White-winged Scoter
Surf Scoter
Bufflehead
Hooded Merganser
Ruddy Duck
Red-throated Loon
Common Loon
Pied-billed Grebe
Horned Grebe
Northern Gannet
Brown Pelican
AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN
Great Cormorant
Double-crested Cormorant
American Bittern
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Little Blue Heron
Glossy Ibis
WHITE IBIS
Osprey
Bald Eagle
Broad-winged Hawk
ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK
GOLDEN EAGLE
Clapper Rail
American Coot
American Avocet
American Golden Plover
Black-bellied Plover
Semipalmated Plover
Marbled Godwit
Ruddy Turnstone
Sanderling
Western Sandpiper
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Long-billed Dowitcher
Short-billed Dowitcher
Wilson's Snipe
Greater Yellowlegs
Willet
Lesser Yellowlegs
POMARINE JAEGER
PARASITIC JAEGER
Bonaparte's Gull
Laughing Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Royal Tern
Caspian Tern
Forster's Tern
RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Pileated Woodpecker
American Kestrel
Merlin
Peregrine Falcon
American Pipit
Barn Swallow
COMMON RAVEN
Brown-headed Nuthatch
Winter Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Swainson's Thrush
Gray-cheeked Thrush
American Redstart
Palm Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
Nelson's Sparrow
Saltmarsh Sparrow
Seaside Sparrow
Grasshopper Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
Vesper Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Eastern Meadowlark
Rusty Blackbird
Purple Finch

Hotline: Birdline Delaware
Date: November 3, 2017
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 3, this is Birdline Delaware from the Delaware Museum
of Natural History in Greenville. The unofficial Delaware year list
increased to 331 species.

A "Selasphorus-type" RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD, the second reported in Delaware
this year, was seen at a yard in Camden-Wyoming near Dover over the weekend.
That bird was not seen since Monday, but possibly reappeared today. This is
the fifth time this yard has hosted a Western hummingbird. A RUBY-THROATED
HUMMINGBIRD was seen at a yard near Lewes on Saturday, so keep those
hummingbird feeders going!

A light phase ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was seen flying over Ashland Nature Center
Hawkwatch on Monday morning. A GOLDEN EAGLE was seen at Ashland on Saturday.
The big rain storm on Sunday was a washout for the Hawkwatch. COMMON LOON
was seen flying over Ashland on Monday along with EASTERN MEADOWLARK. Five
BALD EAGLES was seen on Thursday and 175 CEDAR WAXWINGS were reported on
Wednesday.

Today at Cape Henlopen State Park, both an immature light phase ROUGH-LEGGED
HAWK and a GOLDEN EAGLE were seen, along with all three species of falcon:
AMERICAN KESTREL, MERLIN, and PEREGRINE FALCON. Additionally, offshore were
6 WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS with BLACK and SURF SCOTER, BRANT, RED-THROATED LOON,
and 11 BROWN PELICANS, plus both PARASITIC and POMARINE JAEGER. An AMERICAN
WHITE PELICAN was seen yesterday at the Hawkwatch. This bird was seen
earlier flying off the Cape May Hawkwatch. Also seen was 6 BROWN PELICANS
along with flyover GLOSSY IBIS. Wednesday was a big Seawatch day at Cape
Henlopen with 1090 SURF, 825 BLACK, and 2 WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS along with
LESSER SCAUP, GREEN-WINGED TEAL, WOOD DUCK, and 2 PARASITIC JAEGERS. There
was a peak count of 2160 DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANTS at Cape Henlopen on
Wednesday.

A flock of 9 WHITE IBIS continue to be seen at Gordon's Pond in Cape
Henlopen State Park along with 4 GREATER YELLOWLEGS. A single PURPLE FINCH
was seen along the north and of the Gordon's Pond Trail along with a flyby
MERLIN. Over 100 NORTHERN GANNETS were seen off Herring Point along with
BLACK and SURF SCOTER, COMMON LOON, and SANDERLING. Three LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULLS were seen on the beach.

A GREAT CORMORANT was seen at Indian River Inlet along with PARASITIC JAEGER
and NORTHERN GANNET. BONAPARTE'S GULL was seen in the inlet with FORSTER'S
TERNS. RUDDY TURNSTONE was seen on the jetty along with a flyby MERLIN.

There were a number of late BARN SWALLOW reports in southern Delaware over
the weekend. One was seen at Prime Hook headquarters. Ten BARN SWALLOWS
reported on Tuesday at Peninsula Marsh on Long Neck near Oak Orchard. BARN
SWALLOW was also reported at the DuPont Nature Center near Mispillion Inlet
and at the Cape Henlopen Hawkwatch. Two BARN SWALLOWS were seen as far north
as Kitts Hummock near Dover.

Some other late lingering Landbirds included a WILSON'S WARBLER at Old
Landing near Rehoboth Beach on Saturday. A female AMERICAN REDSTART, a.k.a.
YELLOWSTART was found along Wolfe's Neck trail at Cape Henlopen State Park.
GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH was found along the Salt Marsh Nature Trail. RED-HEADED
WOODPECKER was reported at Herring Creek on Angola Neck. BROWN-HEADED
NUTHATCHES were seen at Bethany Beach Nature Center, Wharton's Bluff near
Frankfurt on Indian River Bay and at Angola Neck Preserve. PIED-BILLED GREBE
was also seen at Wharton's Bluff. A nice collection of shorebirds at Angola
Neck Preserve included BLACK-BELLIED and 3 SEMIPALMATED PLOVER plus DUNLIN
and both YELLOWLEGS.

An AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER was seen Saturday flying down Fowler's Beach in
Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge near Milton. Other shorebirds reported
included BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, RUDDY TURNSTONE, SANDERLING, DUNLIN, and
ROYAL TERNS. Waterfowl offshore included SURF SCOTER plus COMMON LOON,
BUFFLEHEAD, and RUDDY DUCK. A PIED-BILLED GREBE was reported at the Cods
Road bridge. EASTERN MEADOWLARK and 4 WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS were found
along the Fowler's Beach woods, along with a late BROAD-WINGED HAWK on
Monday. Lighthouse Road going to Mispillion Inlet had all three Marsh
Sparrows last week, NELSON'S, SALTMARSH, and SEASIDE SPARROW plus CLAPPER
RAIL.

NORTHERN GANNET, COMMON LOON and BLACK SCOTER were reported on the Delaware
Bay from Big Stone Beach in Milford Neck Wildlife Area. Five BLACK-BELLIED
PLOVERS plus DUNLIN, WILSON'S SNIPE, and 163 GREATER YELLOWLEGS were found
in the marsh. A single CASPIAN TERN with 15 FORSTER'S TERNS and over 500
LAUGHING GULLS were offshore. HOODED MERGANSER and BLUE-WINGED TEAL were
seen with other puddle ducks. BROWN-HEADED NUTHATCH and EASTERN MEADOWLARK
were reported along the roadway.

NORTHERN GANNET was also seen off the Kitts Hummock along with RED-THROATED
LOON and PIED-BILLED GREBE. The Logan Tract at Ted Harvey Conservation Area
reported the first CANVASBACK of the season along with LESSER SCAUP and 200
AMERICAN COOTS. BLACK and SURF SCOTER was seen offshore. An AMERICAN BITTERN
was found in the marsh. A new species to the Logan Tract was PILEATED
WOODPECKER. Two HORNED GREBES were seen at Little Creek Wildlife Management
Area from the Port Mahon impoundments. PALM WARBLER, CHIPPING SPARROW, and
an immature WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW was found on Tuesday at a home near
Frederica.

A late MARBLED GODWIT was seen at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge on
Sunday along with 4 AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVERS, WESTERN SANDPIPER, plus
SHORT-BILLED and LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER. There was a peak count of 400
AMERICAN AVOCETS, plus 100 BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, 4 SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, and
a WILLET at the refuge. The first big flock of 200 SNOW GEESE were seen at
the refuge on Monday along with leftover MUTE SWAN, BLUE-WINGED TEAL, RUDDY
DUCK, and HOODED MERGANSER. PIED-BILLED GREBE was seen at the Swimming Hole
near Finis pool. Four BONAPARTE'S GULLS were seen off Shearness Pool on
Monday. Also reported was EASTERN MEADOWLARK, YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER, and
EASTERN PHOEBE.

LITTLE BLUE HERON and a late BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER was found at the C&D
canal along the Biddle's Point Trail today. Four VESPER SPARROWS were found
with a flock of SAVANNAH'S plus PALM WARBLER and EASTERN MEADOWLARK and the
C&D Canal, west of Summit Bridge. Two PIED-BILLED GREBES and OSPREY were
seen at Beck's Pond in Bear.

VESPER SPARROW was also found at Reedy Point Bridge. WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW
was found on Tuesday at Ashton Tract in Augustine Wildlife Area. Some late
shorebirds at Ashton Tract included a WHITE-RUMPED, LEAST, and 11 PECTORAL
SANDPIPERS on Saturday. A BRANT was seen on Thousand Acre Marsh from the
Ashton Tract on Sunday along with MUTE SWAN, RUDDY DUCK, BLUE-WINGED TEAL,
and AMERICAN WIGEON. A SWAINSON'S THRUSH was seen in the woods on Saturday

Four LONG-TAILED DUCKS were seen flying past the rocks at Augustine Beach on
Wednesday. A nice flock of shorebirds at Port Penn Impoundments included
BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER, GREATER and LESSER YELLOWLEGS,
plus 7 FORSTER'S TERNS. A MERLIN was seen hunting in the area.

HORNED GREBE and an immature SNOW GOOSE, plus WOOD DUCK, GREEN WINGED TEAL,
3 BUFFLEHEAD, RUDDY DUCK, and AMERICAN COOT were found at Newark reservoir.
A BONAPARTE'S GULL was seen flying over on Monday. Landbirds reported there
included PALM WARBLER and EASTERN MEADOWLARK. A late GRASSHOPPER SPARROW
plus WILSON'S SNIPE and 34 KILLDEERS were found at the University of
Delaware farm's behind Townsend Hall. There was also a flyover MERLIN and
RUSTY BLACKBIRD. A COMMON RAVEN was found at Middle Run Natural Area near
Newark on Halloween along with BARRED OWL. VESPER SPARROW was seen there on
Monday along with AMERICAN KESTREL. Also seen was WINTER WREN and both
RUBY-CROWNED and GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLET.

Three male HOODED MERGANSERS were seen at Harry's Pond in the Brandywine
Town Center. A YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER was found in a yard off Grubb Road
and at Bellview State Park. Five EASTERN MEADOWLARKS were found in the field
along the entrance road to Brandywine Creek State Park on Saturday. Five
PALM WARBLERS were seen Thursday in a yard near Yorklyn. An AMERICAN PIPIT
was found at Ashland Nature Center today

Thanks to those that contributed this week, including, Colin Campbell, Nina
DiPinto, Amy O'Neil, Ellen Jacobson, Katie Bird, Patrick Carney, Billy
Kaselow, Brian McCaffrery, Curt Davis, Chris Bennett, Rob Blye, Dave Fees,
Jim and Amy White, Chris Rowe, Tim Freiday, Jerald and Aaron Reb, Gerry
Teig, Joe Sebastiani, Hannah Greenberg, Kelly Nunn, Joel Martin, Peter
Martin, Karen wood, Richard Horwitz, James Holmes, Steve Graff, Jonathan
Oliveras, Ken Wat, Phil Thompson, Ian Stewart, John Long, Teddy Burke, Lynn
Smith, Sue Gruver, Sharon Lynn, Alissa Kegelman, Joe Russell and Joe
Swertinski. Special thanks to our hawk counters, Dave Brown at Ashland and
Jen Ottinger, at Cape Henlopen Remember, the 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: 11/3/17 6:50 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (03 Nov 2017) 78 Raptors
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 03, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 19 21 177
Turkey Vulture 34 50 408
Osprey 1 1 1774
Bald Eagle 3 9 307
Northern Harrier 2 4 108
Sharp-shinned Hawk 8 14 663
Cooper's Hawk 4 6 154
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 3
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 14
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 40
Rough-legged Hawk 1 1 1
Golden Eagle 1 1 4
American Kestrel 1 1 412
Merlin 3 6 312
Peregrine Falcon 1 3 341
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 10
Unknown Buteo 0 0 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 10
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 24

Total: 78 117 4763
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter: Jennifer Ottinger

Observers: Art Zdancewic, Susan Gruver

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



Weather:
Clear to partly cloudy, unseasonably warm, temp 17-26C, light SW winds
early then turning W and WNW at 10mph, vis 20km.


Raptor Observations:
Nice Black and Turkey Vulture flight with the W winds, Turkey Vultures
coming in at the Point and Black Vultures seen passing to the west of the
platform. Finally saw a Rough-legged Hawk (light morph juvenile) that also
came in from the Point. Flight line was to the west today. One Golden Eagle
and three Bald Eagles.


Non-raptor Observations:
POMARINE JAEGER seen offshore in the morning, Parasitic Jaeger, Brant (13),
White-winged Scoter (6), Brown Pelican (11), DC Cormorant (360).


Predictions:
Cloudy with cooler temps, high 60F, NE winds 10-15mph.

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Date: 11/3/17 4:17 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (03 Nov 2017) 29 Raptors
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 03, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 2 181
Turkey Vulture 20 41 192
Osprey 0 0 122
Bald Eagle 0 8 256
Northern Harrier 0 1 71
Sharp-shinned Hawk 9 24 854
Cooper's Hawk 0 5 346
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 4 70
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 6958
Red-tailed Hawk 0 2 133
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 1
Golden Eagle 0 0 1
American Kestrel 0 3 466
Merlin 0 2 62
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 18
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 70
Unknown Buteo 0 0 21
Unknown Falcon 0 0 20
Unknown Eagle 0 0 2
Unknown Raptor 0 0 28
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 1

Total: 29 93 9873
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Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers: Frank Rohrbacher, Joe Russell, Nina DiPinto

Visitors:
7


Weather:
Foggy until 9:30am. Another unseasonably warm day. Overcast with light SW
winds.

Raptor Observations:
Only migrants were sharp-shinned hawks and turkey vultures. 2 non-migrant
bald eagles were seen in the morning. Non-migrant red-tailed hawks were
seen in small numbers. A non-migrant Cooper's hawk was seen hunting.

Non-raptor Observations:
10 monarchs, multiple dragonflies (common green darner only one
identified), a lot of passerines in the morning with highlights being: 1
american pipit, 300+ robins, 150+ cedar waxwings, 25+ chipping sparrows,
and 40 mourning doves.

Predictions:
Partly cloudy with light to moderate winds shifting from NE in the morning
to E in the afternoon. The winds out over the ocean and along the coast
will be quite strong but the winds north of us will be light. It should be
better than the last few days, which isn't really saying much. My
prediction is that it will be decent but not great.
========================================================================
Report submitted by David Brown (<davidebrownpa...>)
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Date: 11/2/17 5:48 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (02 Nov 2017) 11 Raptors
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 02, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 2 2 158
Turkey Vulture 1 16 374
Osprey 0 0 1773
Bald Eagle 2 6 304
Northern Harrier 2 2 106
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 6 655
Cooper's Hawk 0 2 150
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 3
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 14
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 40
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 3
American Kestrel 0 0 411
Merlin 1 3 309
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 340
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 10
Unknown Buteo 0 0 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 10
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 24

Total: 11 39 4685
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Jennifer Ottinger

Observers: Ann Dinkel, Art Zdancewic, Susan Gruver

Visitors:
Thanks to Sue, Art and Ann for assisting with the count!
Thank you Ann for finding the White Pelican!
12 visitors



Weather:
Partly cloudy, clearing in the afternoon, temp 20-23C, light S,SSW winds,
some haze in the morning, vis 15-20km


Raptor Observations:
A few Vultures and Sharp-shinned Hawks, two Harriers and two Bald Eagles.


Non-raptor Observations:
AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN seen flying south out over the water shortly after
it was reported at Cape May, Brown Pelican (6), Glossy Ibis (10), Ruddy
Turnstone, White-winged Scoter, Surf and Black Scoter, DC Cormorant (985),
Palm Warbler.


Predictions:
Sunny, high 76F, SW wind 5mph

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Date: 11/2/17 4:32 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (02 Nov 2017) 28 Raptors
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 02, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 2 2 181
Turkey Vulture 9 21 172
Osprey 0 0 122
Bald Eagle 5 8 256
Northern Harrier 0 1 71
Sharp-shinned Hawk 5 15 845
Cooper's Hawk 2 5 346
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 4 70
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 6958
Red-tailed Hawk 2 2 133
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 1
Golden Eagle 0 0 1
American Kestrel 1 3 466
Merlin 0 2 62
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 18
Unknown Accipiter 1 1 70
Unknown Buteo 0 0 21
Unknown Falcon 0 0 20
Unknown Eagle 0 0 2
Unknown Raptor 0 0 28
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 1

Total: 28 64 9844
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers: Frank Rohrbacher, Kelley Nunn, Nina DiPinto, Paul Beckman

Visitors:
6


Weather:
Unseasonably warm - t-shirt weather. Light to moderate south winds. Partly
cloudy.

Raptor Observations:
Overall a slow day for migration but many bald eagles and red-tails seen
throughout the day.

Non-raptor Observations:
5 monarchs, multiple dragonflies (including wandering glider and black
saddlebags)

Predictions:
Warm with light south winds shifting to west in the afternoon. Slight
chance of afternoon shower.

The Ashland Nature Center property will be closed from November 6-9 due to
construction to the parking lot entrance. During this time the hawk watch
will be open to staff and volunteers only.
========================================================================
Report submitted by David Brown (<davidebrownpa...>)
Ashland Nature Center information may be found at:
www.delnature.org


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Date: 11/2/17 5:48 am
From: Anthony Gonzon <atgonzon...>
Subject: [de-birds] DOS Augustine Wildlife Area Field Trip - Sunday, Nov 5
Greetings all,
Daylight Saving Time is over, so celebrate by sleeping in for an extra hour and then join DOS for a birding trip to the Augustine Wildlife Area!
Check out the very popular Ashton Tract with it’s fantastic observation platform, and old favorites like Augustine Beach and the Green Tract. This half day trip will begin at Augustine Beach at Rte 9 South of Port Penn at 8AM and go until about noon. Target species will include newly arrived winter waterfowl, raptors, and songbirds.
There will be some good walking on this trip, so please be prepared with comfortable footwear. We won't be walking through any marsh or water, but the grass is often very wet, so I also recommend waterproof footwear.
**Please remember that these state wildlife areas now require you to have a Conservation Access Pass for your vehicle.** The meeting location does not require a pass but the two sites I plan to visit will require the pass. There are no fee boxes at these locations, so if you plan to park in the State Wildlife Area lots you must purchase the pass ahead of time. Information about the pass and how to purchase it may be found here: www.dnrec.alpha.delaware.gov/fish-wildlife/conservation-access-pass/.
Meet me at the north end of the Augustine Beach parking lot, immediately off Route 9 just south of Port Penn at 8AM.


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Date: 11/1/17 7:14 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (01 Nov 2017) 28 Raptors
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 01, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 156
Turkey Vulture 15 15 373
Osprey 0 0 1773
Bald Eagle 4 4 302
Northern Harrier 0 0 104
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 3 652
Cooper's Hawk 2 2 150
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 3
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 14
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 40
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 3
American Kestrel 0 0 411
Merlin 2 2 308
Peregrine Falcon 2 2 340
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 10
Unknown Buteo 0 0 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 10
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 24

Total: 28 28 4674
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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: Art Zdancewic, Ed Crawford, Susan Gruver, Vincent Gambal

Visitors:
Thanks to Sue, Art, Ed and Vince for assisting with the count!
10 visitors



Weather:
Overcast, temp 16-18C, gusty S,SSE winds 15mph, vis 20km


Raptor Observations:
Turkey Vultures moving through in the afternoon, four Bald Eagles.

Non-raptor Observations:
Awesome sea watch today! Brown Pelican (5), White-winged Scoter (2), Surf
Scoter (1,090), Black Scoter (825), DC Cormorant (2,160), Lesser Scaup,
Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Wood Duck, Western Sandpiper, Least Sandpiper,
Parasitic Jaeger (2).

Predictions:
Sunny, high 74F, S wind 10mph

========================================================================
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Date: 11/1/17 4:26 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (01 Nov 2017) 36 Raptors
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 01, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 179
Turkey Vulture 12 12 163
Osprey 0 0 122
Bald Eagle 3 3 251
Northern Harrier 1 1 71
Sharp-shinned Hawk 10 10 840
Cooper's Hawk 3 3 344
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 3 3 69
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 6958
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 131
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 1
Golden Eagle 0 0 1
American Kestrel 2 2 465
Merlin 2 2 62
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 18
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 69
Unknown Buteo 0 0 21
Unknown Falcon 0 0 20
Unknown Eagle 0 0 2
Unknown Raptor 0 0 28
Swainson's Hawk 0 0 1

Total: 36 36 9816
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Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers: Jeff Chambers, Kelley Nunn, Nina DiPinto

Visitors:
4, plus 12 with a school group


Weather:
Overcast most of the day except for a short period in the afternoon. Winds
light from the SE. Temperatures cool.

Raptor Observations:
Some great looks at multiple bald eagles that soared over low. Three
Cooper's hawks fighting. A male northern harrier in the morning. A merlin
diving at a great blue heron.

Non-raptor Observations:
4 monarchs, 13 wood ducks, 1 American black duck, 175 cedar waxwings

Predictions:
Mostly sunny with light south winds.

Note: The Ashland Nature Center property will be closed from November 6-9
due to construction to the parking lot entrance. During this time the hawk
watch will be open to staff and volunteers only.
========================================================================
Report submitted by David Brown (<davidebrownpa...>)
Ashland Nature Center information may be found at:
www.delnature.org


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Date: 10/31/17 3:36 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (31 Oct 2017) 20 Raptors
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 31, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 146 179
Turkey Vulture 0 139 151
Osprey 0 25 122
Bald Eagle 3 162 248
Northern Harrier 1 41 70
Sharp-shinned Hawk 9 517 830
Cooper's Hawk 2 209 341
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 54 66
Broad-winged Hawk 0 42 6958
Red-tailed Hawk 3 105 131
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 1
Golden Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 0 118 463
Merlin 0 35 60
Peregrine Falcon 0 10 18
Unknown Accipiter 0 31 69
Unknown Buteo 0 0 21
Unknown Falcon 1 10 20
Unknown Eagle 0 2 2
Unknown Raptor 0 7 28
Swainson's Hawk 0 1 1

Total: 20 1656 9780
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers: Carol Spease, Joe Sebastiani, Joe Swertinski, Kelley Nunn

Visitors:
8


Weather:
Cloudy in the morning clearing by the afternoon. Moderate west winds.

Raptor Observations:
A fairly slow day with only 20 migrant raptors. A northern harrier migrated
over early.

Non-raptor Observations:
Eastern meadowlark, 3 monarchs, 1 unidentified dragonfly

Predictions:
Cloudy with light easterly winds and a chance of rain in the afternoon.
========================================================================
Report submitted by David Brown (<davidebrownpa...>)
Ashland Nature Center information may be found at:
www.delnature.org


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Date: 10/31/17 2:01 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (31 Oct 2017) 84 Raptors
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 31, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 3 87 156
Turkey Vulture 18 129 358
Osprey 3 347 1773
Bald Eagle 5 144 298
Northern Harrier 3 36 104
Sharp-shinned Hawk 28 251 649
Cooper's Hawk 7 77 148
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 3
Broad-winged Hawk 0 2 14
Red-tailed Hawk 3 26 40
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 3 3
American Kestrel 6 95 411
Merlin 8 160 306
Peregrine Falcon 0 250 338
Unknown Accipiter 0 4 10
Unknown Buteo 0 0 1
Unknown Falcon 0 1 10
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 9 24

Total: 84 1623 4646
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Jennifer Ottinger

Observers: Art Zdancewic, Jordan Terrell, Paul Kane, Susan Gruver

Visitors:
Thanks Sue, Paul, Art and Jordan for helping with the count!
10 visitors



Weather:
Clear skies, temp 12-16C, light NW,NNW winds, vis 23km


Raptor Observations:
Good flight of Sharp-shinned Hawks, Kestrels, and Merlin, 5 Bald Eagles


Non-raptor Observations:
Gannet, Ruddy Turnstone, Green-winged Teal, Great Blue Heron, Eastern
Meadowlark, DC Cormorant (670).


Predictions:
Partly cloudy, high 64F, SE wind 15mph

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Date: 10/30/17 5:25 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (30 Oct 2017) 78 Raptors (RLHA)
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 30, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 5 146 179
Turkey Vulture 8 139 151
Osprey 1 25 122
Bald Eagle 7 159 245
Northern Harrier 1 40 69
Sharp-shinned Hawk 24 508 821
Cooper's Hawk 6 207 339
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 7 53 65
Broad-winged Hawk 0 42 6958
Red-tailed Hawk 15 102 128
Rough-legged Hawk 1 1 1
Golden Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 1 118 463
Merlin 1 35 60
Peregrine Falcon 0 10 18
Unknown Accipiter 0 31 69
Unknown Buteo 0 0 21
Unknown Falcon 0 9 19
Unknown Eagle 0 2 2
Unknown Raptor 1 7 28
Swainson's Hawk 0 1 1

Total: 78 1636 9760
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Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Mike Gardner, Sally O'Byrne

Observers: Dan Walker, David Brown, Joe Swertinski, Kelley Nunn,
Paul Beckman, Sue McLaughlin

Visitors:
15


Weather:
Strong W-NW winds. Cloudy skies in the morning cleared throughout the
afternoon.

Raptor Observations:
Light-morph rough-legged hawk at 8:18am (7:18am standard time). A steady
flight throughout the day of Accipiters and Buteos. One osprey.

Non-raptor Observations:
3 monarchs, pair of common ravens, 1 common loon, 125 double-crested
cormorants (2 flocks), 20 ring-billed gulls, flyover rusty blackbird, 3500+
common grackles in several large flocks.

Predictions:
Sunny and cool with moderate to strong west winds (up to 14mph)
========================================================================
Report submitted by David Brown (<davidebrownpa...>)
Ashland Nature Center information may be found at:
www.delnature.org


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Date: 10/30/17 2:47 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (30 Oct 2017) 22 Raptors
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 30, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 2 84 153
Turkey Vulture 1 111 340
Osprey 0 344 1770
Bald Eagle 6 139 293
Northern Harrier 0 33 101
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 223 621
Cooper's Hawk 2 70 141
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 3
Broad-winged Hawk 0 2 14
Red-tailed Hawk 2 23 37
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 1 3 3
American Kestrel 0 89 405
Merlin 2 152 298
Peregrine Falcon 4 250 338
Unknown Accipiter 0 4 10
Unknown Buteo 0 0 1
Unknown Falcon 0 1 10
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 9 24

Total: 22 1539 4562
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Susan Gruver

Observers: Ann Dinkel, Jennifer Ottinger, Kevin Bronson

Visitors:
thank you to Kevin,Ann and Jen. 4 visitors


Weather:
WINDY and cold! winds from the west 9-12mph, temp 8-13c., clcv 15-40-20%.,
visb 20k.,

Raptor Observations:
Golden Eagle, 6 migrating Bald Eagles, 2 Local BE., a few Falcons

Non-raptor Observations:
755 DC Cormorants, 92 Black Scoter, 21 Gannets,

Predictions:
sunny, high 58, wind-NW 5-10
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Date: 10/29/17 4:18 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (29 Oct 2017) 0 Raptors
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 29, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 141 174
Turkey Vulture 0 131 143
Osprey 0 24 121
Bald Eagle 0 152 238
Northern Harrier 0 39 68
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 484 797
Cooper's Hawk 0 201 333
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 46 58
Broad-winged Hawk 0 42 6958
Red-tailed Hawk 0 87 113
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 0 117 462
Merlin 0 34 59
Peregrine Falcon 0 10 18
Unknown Accipiter 0 31 69
Unknown Buteo 0 0 21
Unknown Falcon 0 9 19
Unknown Eagle 0 2 2
Unknown Raptor 0 6 27
Swainson's Hawk 0 1 1

Total: 0 1558 9682
----------------------------------------------------------------------

(No count conducted today)



Weather:
Rain, count not held

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:


Predictions:
Rain ending by 8am. Clearing and windy. High 56F. Winds W at 25 to 35 mph.
Winds could occasionally gust over 40 mph!
========================================================================
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Date: 10/29/17 4:16 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (28 Oct 2017) 57 Raptors
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 28, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 3 141 174
Turkey Vulture 0 131 143
Osprey 0 24 121
Bald Eagle 17 152 238
Northern Harrier 2 39 68
Sharp-shinned Hawk 13 484 797
Cooper's Hawk 11 201 333
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 2 46 58
Broad-winged Hawk 0 42 6958
Red-tailed Hawk 5 87 113
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 1 1 1
American Kestrel 0 117 462
Merlin 1 34 59
Peregrine Falcon 0 10 18
Unknown Accipiter 0 31 69
Unknown Buteo 0 0 21
Unknown Falcon 1 9 19
Unknown Eagle 1 2 2
Unknown Raptor 0 6 27
Swainson's Hawk 0 1 1

Total: 57 1558 9682
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Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Curt Davis, Jerald Reb

Observers: Frank Rohrbacher, Jerald Reb, Joe Swertinski,
Kim Steininger, Nina DiPinto, Paul Beckman, Vina Titaley

Visitors:
12, plus 31 in two groups of girls with parents


Weather:
Partly to mostly cloudy with light winds increasing from the S in the
afternoon.

Raptor Observations:
Good migration of bald eagles plus the first golden eagle of the season.

Non-raptor Observations:
Flock of 1000 grackles moving around the area, 1 monarch, 14 wood ducks

Predictions:
Rain
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Date: 10/29/17 7:10 am
From: Tim Freiday <Tim.freiday777...>
Subject: [de-birds] Middle Run tree planting and last Tuesday morning bird walk
Hello Fellow DE Birders,

This Saturday November 4th will be the date of the fall 2017 tree planting, and we are looking for volunteers to help plant some trees! The planting will take place from 9 AM until noon in the field west of Polly Drummond road and south of Smith Mill road. Coordinates of the planting area here:

39.723109,-75.715735

We will be parking at the northeast corner of this field near the intersection of Smith Mill and Polly Drummond:

39.722949,-75.712493

Bring any tools you have which may help with the planting, specifically a shovel and work gloves if you have them. Also bring a gallon milk jug of water to help water in the trees. This is a fun event with a lot of good people, so come out and join the fun!

The last Tuesday morning bird walk at Middle Run will be taking place this Tuesday October 31 at 8 AM. It looks like there will be a clearing weather pattern so it could be some good birding.

Happy birding,
Tim Freiday
Middle Run Project Coordinator

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Date: 10/28/17 6:29 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (28 Oct 2017) 25 Raptors
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 28, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 4 82 151
Turkey Vulture 10 110 339
Osprey 3 344 1770
Bald Eagle 2 133 287
Northern Harrier 0 33 101
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 221 619
Cooper's Hawk 0 68 139
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 3
Broad-winged Hawk 0 2 14
Red-tailed Hawk 0 21 35
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 2 2
American Kestrel 1 89 405
Merlin 1 150 296
Peregrine Falcon 1 246 334
Unknown Accipiter 0 4 10
Unknown Buteo 0 0 1
Unknown Falcon 0 1 10
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 9 24

Total: 25 1517 4540
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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: Rob Schroeder, Susan Gruver

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



Weather:
Clear to partly cloudy, temp 17-23C, SSW,S wind 10-12mph, vis 23km


Raptor Observations:
Another slow day with south winds, three Osprey, two Bald Eagles, a few
Vultures moving through to the west. Two resident adult Bald Eagles, plus
an immature eagle that has taken over the Turkey Vulture tower the past few
days.


Non-raptor Observations:
Pintail, Common Loon, Red-throated Loon, Gannet, Barn Swallow (3), lots of
Yellow-rumped Warblers.

Predictions:
RAIN, high 70F, SE wind 15mph

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Date: 10/27/17 8:18 pm
From: Andrew ednie <ednieap...>
Subject: [de-birds] RBA: Birdline Delaware, October 27th, 2017
RBA
* Delaware
* Statewide
*October 27, 2017
* DEST1710. 27

*Birds mentioned
Brant
Snow Goose
Mute Swan
Blue-winged Teal
Gadwall
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal
Ring-necked Duck
Greater Scaup
Lesser Scaup
Black Scoter
White-winged Scoter
Surf Scoter
Hooded Merganser
Ruddy Duck
Red-throated Loon
Common Loon
Horned Grebe
Northern Gannet
Brown Pelican
American Bittern
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Little Blue Heron
Green Heron
Glossy Ibis
WHITE IBIS
MISSISSIPPI KITE
Northern Harrier
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
Bald Eagle
SWAINSON'S HAWK
Broad-winged Hawk
GOLDEN EAGLE
Virginia Rail
American Coot
American Oystercatcher
American Avocet
American Golden Plover
Black-bellied Plover
Semipalmated Plover
Ruddy Turnstone
Sanderling
Western Sandpiper
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Long-billed Dowitcher
Short-billed Dowitcher
Wilson's Snipe
Greater Yellowlegs
Willet
Lesser Yellowlegs
Spotted Sandpiper
WILSON'S PHALAROPE
PARASITIC JAEGER
Bonaparte's Gull
Laughing Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Royal Tern
Caspian Tern
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Pileated Woodpecker
American Kestrel
Merlin
Peregrine Falcon
Blue-headed Vireo
White-eyed Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Horned Lark
COMMON RAVEN
American Pipit
Brown-headed Nuthatch
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Swainson's Thrush
LAPLAND LONGSPUR
American Redstart
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Palm Warbler
Pine Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Saltmarsh Sparrow
Seaside Sparrow
Chipping sparrow
CLAY-COLORED SPARROW
Vesper Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Blue Grosbeak
Bobolink
Eastern Meadowlark
Rusty Blackbird
Pine Siskin

Hotline: Birdline Delaware
Date: October 27, 2017
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, October 27th, this is Birdline Delaware from the Delaware Museum
of Natural History in Greenville. The unofficial Delaware year list
increased to 329 species.

New this week was a SWAINSON'S HAWK flying over the Ashland Nature Center
Hawkwatch yesterday, along with a very late BROAD-WINGED HAWK. Another
rarely find was a MISSISSIPPI KITE reported at Flint Woods near Centerville
yesterday.

A CLAY-COLORED SPARROW was found at Brandywine Creek State Park on Sunday
along the rock wall going to the Hawkwatch parking lot. That bird was seen
with several CHIPPING, FIELD and SAVANNAH SPARROWS. A BLUE-HEADED VIREO was
seen in the woods by Fenton Farm. A PEREGRINE FALCON was seen flying over
the entrance booth.

The first RING-NECKED DUCKS of the season were reported Harry's Pond at
Brandywine town center along with a male HOODED MERGANSER. Three RING-NECKED
DUCKS were found on Thursday at Newark Reservoir off Paper Mill Road, along
with 3 SHOVELERS and WOOD DUCK. A late SPOTTED SANDPIPER was walking along
the rock shoreline at Newark Reservoir on Wednesday.

A VESPER SPARROW was photographed at the University of Delaware Ag Farm on
Thursday. A flock of 14 AMERICAN PIPIT were also reported. PALM WARBLER and
EASTERN MEADOWLARK were found at the farm earlier in the week. Two VESPER
SPARROWS were found at Middle Run Natural Area today. WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW
was reported at Middle Run last Friday with PALM WARBLER and a late BLUE
GROSBEAK. A BARRED OWL was calling at Christine Manor in Newark.

An AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER with BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER was seen at Ashton Tract
in Augustine Wildlife Area near Port Penn. Other shorebirds seen included
PECTORAL, LEAST and SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER, GREATER and LESSER YELLOWLEGS,
plus WILSON'S SNIPE. The first AMERICAN PIPIT of the season was reported on
Monday. Along with BLUE-HEADED VIREO, PINE WARBLER, plus LINCOLN'S and
WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW on Saturday. Waterfowl numbers are increasing in the
Aston track with MUTE SWAN, GADWALL, AMERICAN WIGEON, BLUE-WINGED and
GREEN-WINGED TEAL, plus RUDDY DUCK. PEREGRINE FALCON was seen hunting over
Thousand Acre Marsh.

A GLOSSY IBIS and 3 LITTLE BLUE HERONS were photographed at the C&D Canal
near Delaware City today. Two CASPIAN TERNS were seen feeding over Reedy
Point. Landbirds reported included 8 PALM WARBLERS (yellow and western),
both RUBY-CROWNED and GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLET, GRAY CATBIRD and BROWN
THRASHER, plus DARK-EYED JUNCO. CASPIAN TERNS were also seen at the Port
Penn Impoundments of Augustine Wildlife Area along with BLACK-BELLIED
PLOVER, PECTORAL, and LEAST SANDPIPER. A peak of 418 LAUGHING GULLS counted
in the impoundment.

AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER was seen with BLACK-BELLIED and SEMIPALMATED PLOVER
at Raymond Pool in Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge near Smyrna. A late
winter plumage WILSON'S PHALAROPE was reported on Saturday at the north end
of Shearness Pool. There was a peak count of 120 AMERICAN AVOCETS seen along
with DUNLIN, LEAST, WESTERN, PECTORAL, and SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER. WILSON'S
SNIPE, SHORT-BILLED and LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER were reported at Bear Swamp.
CASPIAN, ROYAL, and FORSTER'S TERNS were reported at the refuge. Waterfowl
scene included SNOW GOOSE, MUTE SWAN, and RUDDY DUCK. BLUE-HEADED and a late
WHITE-EYED VIREO was reported along the Shearness tower trail. A late GREEN
HERON was reported on Saturday along with BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERON, GREAT
and SNOWY EGRET. SPARROWS reported included WHITE-CROWNED, LINCOLN'S, and
SAVANNAH SPARROW.

BLACK SCOTERS reported on Wednesday at Port Mahon along with GREEN-WINGED
TEAL. There was also a big count of 63 SEMIPALMATED PLOVER along with
BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER and 13 ROYAL TERNS.
BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER was also seen at the Logan Tract near Kitts Hummock
along with AMERICAN COOT. Three BALD EAGLES were seen at the North Pond
along with GREAT and SNOWY EGRET. 20 RUSTY BLACKBIRDS were found at
Richardson Park along Silver Lake in Dover.

More VIRGINIA RAILS continue to call at Milford Neck Wildlife Area along the
Big Stone Beach Road. Also reported was MARSH WREN, AMERICAN COOT,
BLUE-WINGED TEAL, GADWALL, plus GREAT and SNOWY EGRET. Some late migrants
included AMERICAN REDSTART on Saturday along with COMMON YELLOWTHROAT, PINE,
PALM, and over 60 YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLERS. The woodlands also had
YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER, PILEATED WOODPECKER, and RED-SHOULDERED HAWK.

A LAPLAND LONGSPUR was found at Fowler's Beach in Prime Hook National
Wildlife Refuge near Milton yesterday. That bird was seen today in a flock
of HORNED LARK along the beach, south of the entrance trail. HORNED GREBE,
GREATER and LESSER SCAUP, plus BLACK and SURF SCOTER were seen offshore
along with a from raft of WOOD DUCK on Delaware Bay. SALTMARSH with several
SEASIDE SPARROWS was found along the trail. GRASSHOPPER SPARROW was found at
the marsh edge along with PRAIRIE WARBLER, EASTERN MEADOWLARK, and a late
BOBOLINK. Shorebirds seen at Prime Hook Beach Road included BLACK-BELLIED
and SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, RUDDY TURNSTONE, SANDERLING, plus LEAST, PECTORAL,
and SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER. LINCOLN'S and WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW were found
on Cods Road. RING-NECKED DUCK was found by Prime Hook Headquarters along
with 11 SNOW GEESE. PECTORAL SANDPIPER and LESSER YELLOWLEGS were along the
Observation Point Trail plus a flyby MERLIN.

A late SPOTTED SANDPIPER was found at the DuPont Nature Center at Mispillion
Inlet along with 3 AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHERS plus BLACK-BELLIED and
SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, RUDDY TURNSTONE, LEAST and SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER, plus
19 ROYAL TERNS. A big raft of 158 SURF SCOTERS were seen on the Delaware Bay
from the nature center on Saturday.

A flock of 6 WHITE IBIS with GLOSSY IBIS was reported on Monday at Gordon's
Pond in Cape Henlopen State Park. Shorebirds there included 4 AMERICAN
AVOCETS, BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, and WILLET. CASPIAN and ROYAL TERNS were seen
at Cape Henlopen Point. Late migrants at the Seaside Nature Center included
RED-EYE and BLUE-HEADED VIREO plus PALM and PINE WARBLER along with a
half-dozen BROWN-HEADED NUTHATCHES. BRANT, SURF, and BLACK SCOTER were
reported from the Cape May-Lewes ferry today.

Several COMMON TERNS with FORSTER'S TERNS were found at Indian River Inlet,
along with a big flock of 30 BROWN PELICANS today. NORTHERN GANNET and
COMMON LOON were seen offshore SANDERLING were found on the jetty. Two
COMMON LOONS were also seen at Holts Landing State Park near Clarksville
plus GREAT HORNED OWL.

A late female RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD was seen at Love Creek near Lewes
today. A BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER was reported at Harbeson. SWAINSON'S
THRUSH, AMERICAN REDSTART, and MAGNOLIA WARBLER were seen in Redden State
Forest west of Georgetown. Two PINE SISKINS were reported coming to a feeder
east of Seaford yesterday with a big influx of AMERICAN GOLDFINCHES.

Three PINE SISKINS were seen at the Cape Henlopen Hawkwatch today along with
BLUE-HEADED VIREO. A late WHITE-EYED VIREO was seen at the Hawkwatch on
Tuesday. BROWN PELICAN was seen offshore on Monday and WHITE-WINGED SCOTER
was seen on Tuesday. Also reported was PARASITIC JAEGERS throughout the week
plus RED-THROATED LOON, BONAPARTE'S GULL, NORTHERN GANNET, and LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULL. The second GOLDEN EAGLE of the season was seen at Cape
Henlopen today. Incredible numbers of 245 PEREGRINE FALCON, 148 MERLIN and
131 BALD EAGLES were counted at Cape Henlopen Hawkwatch this month. At
Ashland Nature Center, along with the previous reported SWAINSON'S HAWK 14
BALD EAGLES and 6 NORTHERN HARRIERS were counted on Thursday. Large numbers
of accipiters were counted at Ashland this month including 470 SHARP-SHINNED
and 190 COOPER'S HAWKS. COMMON RAVEN has been reported at Ashland almost
daily. Other highlights included WILSON'S SNIPE and RUSTY BLACKBIRD.

Thanks to those that contributed this week, including, Judy Montgomery, Amy
O'Neil, Mary Lukaszewski, Mike Bowen, Andy McGann, Ryan Crane, Steve Graff,
Ben Lagasse, Jeff Wilkens, Kyle Klotz, Brian Henderson, Richard Clifton,
Alice Mohrman, John Janowski, Chuck Brandt, Katie Bird, Patrick Carney,
Billy Kaselow, Jeff Climie, Brian McCaffrery, Mike Moore, Nancy Cunningham,
Curt Davis, Sally O'Byrne, Peter Gibb, Chris Bennett, Rob Blye, Bob Edelen,
Dave Fees, Jim and Amy White, Chris Rowe, Tim Freiday, Jerald and Aaron Reb,
Gerry Teig, Joe Sebastiani, Ken Wat, Megan Kasprzak, Phil Thompson, Ian
Stewart, Bill Stewart, Kim Steininger, John Long, Nancy Goggin, Teddy Burke,
Lynn Smith, Sue Gruver, Sharon Lynn, Alissa Kegelman, Joe Russell and Joe
Swertinski. Special thanks to our hawk counters, Dave Brown at Ashland and
Jen Ottinger, at Cape Henlopen Remember, the 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: 10/27/17 3:57 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (27 Oct 2017) 29 Raptors
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 27, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 7 138 171
Turkey Vulture 0 131 143
Osprey 0 24 121
Bald Eagle 4 135 221
Northern Harrier 1 37 66
Sharp-shinned Hawk 8 471 784
Cooper's Hawk 2 190 322
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 3 44 56
Broad-winged Hawk 0 42 6958
Red-tailed Hawk 3 82 108
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 117 462
Merlin 0 33 58
Peregrine Falcon 1 10 18
Unknown Accipiter 0 31 69
Unknown Buteo 0 0 21
Unknown Falcon 0 8 18
Unknown Eagle 0 1 1
Unknown Raptor 0 6 27
Swainson's Hawk 0 1 1

Total: 29 1501 9625
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Observation start time: 07:30:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers: Bob Strahorn, Brian Winslow, Ed Rohrbach, Eric Hartshaw,
Hank Davis, Joe Francis, Joe Sebastiani, Karen Barker,
Kelley Nunn

Visitors:
10


Weather:
Clear most of the day. Calm winds in the morning increasing from the south
in the afternoon.

Raptor Observations:
A slow day overall for migrants but the highlight was a high peregrine
falcon with a pair of bald eagles. There were also many red-tailed hawks
soaring around most of the day. We had nice looks at an adult male northern
harrier in the early morning

Non-raptor Observations:
3 monarchs, spot-winged glider, Wilson's snipe, pair of rusty blackbirds

Predictions:
Partly cloudy with light south winds increasing to moderate in the
afternoon.
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Date: 10/27/17 2:23 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (27 Oct 2017) 34 Raptors
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 27, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 4 78 147
Turkey Vulture 10 100 329
Osprey 0 341 1767
Bald Eagle 3 131 285
Northern Harrier 4 33 101
Sharp-shinned Hawk 8 218 616
Cooper's Hawk 1 68 139
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 3
Broad-winged Hawk 0 2 14
Red-tailed Hawk 2 21 35
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 1 2 2
American Kestrel 0 88 404
Merlin 0 149 295
Peregrine Falcon 1 245 333
Unknown Accipiter 0 4 10
Unknown Buteo 0 0 1
Unknown Falcon 0 1 10
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 9 24

Total: 34 1492 4515
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Jennifer Ottinger

Observers: Paul Kane, Susan Gruver

Visitors:
Thanks to Sue, Paul, and Bill for helping with the count today!
17 visitors


Weather:
Clear skies, temp 14-20C, SW,S,SSE wind 7mph, vis 23km


Raptor Observations:
A few Vultures, several Northern Harriers, Sharp-shinned Hawks, one Golden
Eagle, three Bald Eagles.


Non-raptor Observations:
Wood Duck, Killdeer, Great Blue Heron, Blue-headed Vireo, Brown Creeper,
Pine Siskin, DC Cormorant (700).



Predictions:
Mostly sunny, high 70F, S wind 10mph

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Date: 10/27/17 1:13 pm
From: Alice Mohrman <alice...>
Subject: [de-birds] Abbott's Mill Bird Walk: 10/26/16
Crazy weather for our Fall Bird Walk finale at Abbott's Mill Nature Center. Clouds, wind and what felt like sleet ...a summer to winter shift!
Our intrepid crew sighted and *heard the following species:
Bald Eagle
Cooper's Hawk
Eastern Phoebe
Turkey Vulture
Mourning Dove
Pileated Woodpecker
American Robin
Northern Cardinal
Carolina Chickadee
White-throated Sparrow
European Starling
*Canada Goose
*Carolina Wren
*Red-bellied Woodpecker

Thanks for a wonderful season! Eyes to the Sky. Alice

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Date: 10/27/17 5:49 am
From: Mary Lukaszewski <mlukas...>
Subject: [de-birds] Northern Birds Arriving
The change to a northern wind has resulted in an influx of winter birds in our yard.
Yesterday our Am Goldfinch count went from about 15 all-year birds to a count of 47 on the feeders and there were more out in the fields. Also in company of the Goldfinches were the first two Pine Siskins of the year and 1 White Throated Sparrow and 19 House Finches. Now the count of winter birds will go up, especially in our finch count.

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Date: 10/26/17 7:04 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (26 Oct 2017) 89 Raptors
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 26, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 15 74 143
Turkey Vulture 8 90 319
Osprey 4 341 1767
Bald Eagle 12 128 282
Northern Harrier 2 29 97
Sharp-shinned Hawk 19 210 608
Cooper's Hawk 5 67 138
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 3
Broad-winged Hawk 0 2 14
Red-tailed Hawk 2 19 33
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 8 88 404
Merlin 10 149 295
Peregrine Falcon 1 244 332
Unknown Accipiter 2 4 10
Unknown Buteo 0 0 1
Unknown Falcon 0 1 10
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 9 24

Total: 89 1458 4481
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Jennifer Ottinger

Observers: Alissa Kegelman, Art Zdancewic, Dennis Foley, Jim Lewis,
Jordan Terrell, Susan Gruver

Visitors:
Thanks to Sue, Alissa, Art, Jordan, Jim and Dennis for assisting with the
count!
14 visitors



Weather:
Partly cloudy, cool, seasonal temps 10-15C, NNW,NW wind 10-16mph, vis 20km.

Raptor Observations:
A nice mix of migrants, but not the magnitude of flight expected with the
perfect weather conditions. A few Osprey, Sharp-shinned Hawks, Kestrels,
Merlin, and 12 Bald Eagles.


Non-raptor Observations:
Parasitic Jaeger, Red-throated Loon, Common Loon, Bonaparte's Gull, Gannet,
Red-bellied Woodpecker, flocks of Robins, DC Cormorant (1,138).


Predictions:
Sunny, high 67F, light SW to S winds.
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Date: 10/26/17 5:58 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (26 Oct 2017) 124 Raptors (SWHA)
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 26, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 20 131 164
Turkey Vulture 16 131 143
Osprey 0 24 121
Bald Eagle 14 131 217
Northern Harrier 6 36 65
Sharp-shinned Hawk 38 463 776
Cooper's Hawk 11 188 320
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 3 41 53
Broad-winged Hawk 1 42 6958
Red-tailed Hawk 10 79 105
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 117 462
Merlin 2 33 58
Peregrine Falcon 0 9 17
Unknown Accipiter 1 31 69
Unknown Buteo 0 0 21
Unknown Falcon 0 8 18
Unknown Eagle 0 1 1
Unknown Raptor 0 6 27
Swainson's Hawk 1 1 1

Total: 124 1472 9596
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Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers: Curt Davis, Frank Rohrbacher, Joe Sebastiani,
Joe Swertinski, Kelley Nunn, Mike Moore, Paul Beckman,
Rick Stuckey, Sharon Helmerich

Visitors:
13


Weather:
Cool with moderate NW winds. Skies mostly cloudy. A short period of rain in
the early afternoon.

Raptor Observations:
Juvenile light-morph Swainson's hawk at 11:52am (10:52 standard time),
adult broad-winged hawk. We had a decent flight of accipiters as well as a
few falcons. Bald eagles and red-tailed hawks were around in good numbers
most of the day. Six northern harriers was the highest we have had
recently.

Non-raptor Observations:
Common raven, 550 Canada geese, 150 double-crested cormorants, wandering
glider, common green darner

Predictions:
Cold, clear and calm in the morning with winds picking up from the south in
the afternoon.
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Date: 10/26/17 10:35 am
From: Amy White <amywwhite...>
Subject: [de-birds] DOS Christmas Bird Count information
Well folks, fall is well underway and the bleak, gray days of winter will soon follow. But don’t despair, as it is also time to look forward to that most wonderful time of year- the annual Christmas Bird Counts. The DOS sponsors five counts: Wilmington, Bombay Hook, Middletown, Rehoboth, and Cape Henlopen/Prime Hook. All of the counts are looking for birders to participate. Contact the appropriate count compiler if you are interested in joining any or all of this year’s Christmas Bird Counts. New birders are always welcome. Also, if you live in one of the count circles and you would rather count birds from the comfort of your home (who wouldn’t), just tally your feeder birds and report them to the appropriate individual count compiler listed below.



Wilmington –Saturday, 16 December 2017 – Compiler Jim White (302) 593-9622 <hylajwhite...>



Bombay Hook – Sunday, 17 December 2017 – Compiler Andy Ednie (302) 792-9591 <ednieap...>



Middletown – Thursday, 21 December 2017 – Compiler Anthony Gonzon (302)-598-5893 <atgonzon...>



Rehoboth –Saturday, 30 December 2017 – Compiler Sally O’Byrne (302) 945-3236 <salobyrne...>



Cape Henlopen/Prime Hook - Sunday, 31 December 2017 - Compiler Frank Rohrbacker (302) 475-5771 <rohrbaf...>





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Date: 10/25/17 6:31 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (25 Oct 2017) 35 Raptors
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 25, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 4 59 128
Turkey Vulture 7 82 311
Osprey 2 337 1763
Bald Eagle 5 116 270
Northern Harrier 1 27 95
Sharp-shinned Hawk 10 191 589
Cooper's Hawk 1 62 133
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 3
Broad-winged Hawk 0 2 14
Red-tailed Hawk 1 17 31
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 2 80 396
Merlin 2 139 285
Peregrine Falcon 0 243 331
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 8
Unknown Buteo 0 0 1
Unknown Falcon 0 1 10
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 8 23

Total: 35 1369 4392
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Jennifer Ottinger

Observers: Alissa Kegelman, Ann Dinkel, Art Zdancewic, Jim Lewis,
Susan Gruver

Visitors:
Thanks to Sue, Art, Jim, Ann, and Alissa for assisting with the count
today!
12 visitors


Weather:
Partly cloudy to overcast, cooler with temp 16-17C, N,NNW wind 6-12mph, vis
23km


Raptor Observations:
Very slow given the good wind and cooler temps, several Vultures,
Sharp-shinned Hawks, five Bald Eagles and a few falcons.

Non-raptor Observations:
Parasitic Jaeger (2), Dunlin, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Eastern Bluebird
(40), a late White-eyed Vireo, DC Cormorant (970).


Predictions:
Partly cloudy, high 60F, NW wind 10-15mph

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Date: 10/25/17 5:41 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (25 Oct 2017) 99 Raptors
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 25, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 44 111 144
Turkey Vulture 13 115 127
Osprey 0 24 121
Bald Eagle 8 117 203
Northern Harrier 0 30 59
Sharp-shinned Hawk 8 425 738
Cooper's Hawk 5 177 309
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 6 38 50
Broad-winged Hawk 0 41 6957
Red-tailed Hawk 14 69 95
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 116 461
Merlin 1 31 56
Peregrine Falcon 0 9 17
Unknown Accipiter 0 30 68
Unknown Buteo 0 0 21
Unknown Falcon 0 8 18
Unknown Eagle 0 1 1
Unknown Raptor 0 6 27

Total: 99 1348 9472
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Observation start time: 07:30:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers: Frank Rohrbacher, Jeff Chambers, Joe Swertinski,
Rick Stuckey, Sally O'Byrne, Tim Freiday

Visitors:
17


Weather:
Alternating between clear and cloudy most of the day. Winds light from the
NW.

Raptor Observations:
Multiple migrant flocks of vultures, a decent number of bald eagles, small
numbers of accipiters, many migrant and non-migrant red-tails. A single
merlin was the only falcon of the day.

Non-raptor Observations:
Common raven, palm warbler with no tail, 1000+ common grackles, 5 monarchs

Predictions:
Partly cloudy with NW winds up to 14mph. Should be pretty good.
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Date: 10/24/17 4:45 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (24 Oct 2017) 7 Raptors
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 24, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 55 124
Turkey Vulture 0 75 304
Osprey 1 335 1761
Bald Eagle 1 111 265
Northern Harrier 0 26 94
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 181 579
Cooper's Hawk 0 61 132
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 3
Broad-winged Hawk 0 2 14
Red-tailed Hawk 0 16 30
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 1 78 394
Merlin 0 137 283
Peregrine Falcon 2 243 331
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 8
Unknown Buteo 0 0 1
Unknown Falcon 0 1 10
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 8 23

Total: 7 1334 4357
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Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 5.5 hours

Official Counter: Jennifer Ottinger

Observers: Art Zdancewic, Susan Gruver, Vincent Gambal

Visitors:
Thanks Sue, Paul, Vince, Art, and Bill for your help today!
5 visitors



Weather:
Rain in the morning, temp 21-24C, S,SW wind 10-16mph, calming in the late
afternoon, vis 10-15km


Raptor Observations:
Osprey, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Kestrel and a couple of Peregrines passed
through, one immature Bald Eagle.
One resident Cooper's Hawk


Non-raptor Observations:
Gannet, White-winged Scoter, Surf Scoter, Green-winged Teal, DC Cormorant
(140), Junco.


Predictions:
Partly sunny, high 67F, NW 10-15mph

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Date: 10/24/17 4:07 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (24 Oct 2017) 79 Raptors
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 24, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 26 67 100
Turkey Vulture 42 102 114
Osprey 0 24 121
Bald Eagle 8 109 195
Northern Harrier 0 30 59
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 417 730
Cooper's Hawk 1 172 304
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 32 44
Broad-winged Hawk 0 41 6957
Red-tailed Hawk 0 55 81
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 116 461
Merlin 0 30 55
Peregrine Falcon 0 9 17
Unknown Accipiter 0 30 68
Unknown Buteo 0 0 21
Unknown Falcon 0 8 18
Unknown Eagle 0 1 1
Unknown Raptor 0 6 27

Total: 79 1249 9373
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers: David Beattie, Paul Beckman

Visitors:
6


Weather:
Rain delayed the count until 10am. By 11am the sky was mostly sunny and
stayed that way the rest of the day. Temperature was warm. Winds were light
to moderate from the SSW.

Raptor Observations:
Multiple groups of bald eagles playing or fighting. Small numbers of other
migrant raptors. Several groups of migrating vultures.

Non-raptor Observations:
Only 2 monarchs, common green darner dragonflies

Predictions:
NW winds at 5-8mph. Partly cloudy and cooler. I predict it to be a great
raptor migration day. Thursday will be good as well.
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Date: 10/24/17 6:19 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (23 Oct 2017) 21 Raptors
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 23, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 41 74
Turkey Vulture 3 60 72
Osprey 0 24 121
Bald Eagle 5 101 187
Northern Harrier 0 30 59
Sharp-shinned Hawk 11 415 728
Cooper's Hawk 2 171 303
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 32 44
Broad-winged Hawk 0 41 6957
Red-tailed Hawk 0 55 81
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 116 461
Merlin 0 30 55
Peregrine Falcon 0 9 17
Unknown Accipiter 0 30 68
Unknown Buteo 0 0 21
Unknown Falcon 0 8 18
Unknown Eagle 0 1 1
Unknown Raptor 0 6 27

Total: 21 1170 9294
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Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Official Counter: Joe Sebastiani, Sally O'Byrne

Observers: Bob Brown, David Brown

Visitors:
3


Weather:
Overcast with light winds that picked up from the south in the afternoon.

Raptor Observations:
Sharp-shinned hawks were the most numerous migrants. A non-migrant Cooper's
hawk hung around and perched near the hawk watch multiple times. 5 bald
eagles migrated into the wind.

Non-raptor Observations:
15 monarchs

Predictions:
Rain in the morning then overcast with strong south winds
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Date: 10/23/17 5:55 pm
From: Tim Freiday <tim.freiday777...>
Subject: [de-birds] Middle Run Bird Walk 10/24/17 - CANCELLED
Hello Fellow DE Birders,

Due to the threat of thunderstorms tomorrow morning, I am cancelling the bird walk at Middle Run. Our final Tuesday Morning Walk at Middle Run of the season will take place on Tuesday October 31 (Happy Halloween!) from 8 AM until roughly 10 AM. These walks are free and open to the public, sponsored by New Castle County Parks and led by Delaware Nature Society Staff. There are lots of sparrows around, and late warblers are still moving through so come out and join the excitement next week!

Happy Birding,
Tim Freiday
Middle Run Project Coordinator

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Date: 10/23/17 2:44 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (23 Oct 2017) 14 Raptors
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 23, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 55 124
Turkey Vulture 0 75 304
Osprey 0 334 1760
Bald Eagle 1 110 264
Northern Harrier 0 26 94
Sharp-shinned Hawk 13 179 577
Cooper's Hawk 0 61 132
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 3
Broad-winged Hawk 0 2 14
Red-tailed Hawk 0 16 30
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 0 77 393
Merlin 0 137 283
Peregrine Falcon 0 241 329
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 8
Unknown Buteo 0 0 1
Unknown Falcon 0 1 10
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 8 23

Total: 14 1327 4350
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Susan Gruver

Observers: Ann Dinkel, Curt Davis, Jim Lewis, Kevin Bronson, Paul Kane,
Tom Stock

Visitors:
thank you to Kevin,Tom,Curt,Jim,Ann and Paul. 15 visitors


Weather:
temp. 21-24c., wind-South,3.1-6.4, visb. 20k.,clcv--100% all day

Raptor Observations:
one Bald Eagle, 13 Sharp-shinned Hawks

Non-raptor Observations:
today was more of a sea watch than a hawk watch. 3245 Double-Crested
Cormorants, 693 Surf Scoters, 117 Black Scoters, 215 Scoter Sp. 2-Brown
Pelican

Predictions:
a slim chance for a hawk watch. 90% chance of rain all day. high 70, wind
SW 15-20 mph.
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Date: 10/22/17 2:49 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (22 Oct 2017) 21 Raptors
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 22, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 55 124
Turkey Vulture 0 75 304
Osprey 2 334 1760
Bald Eagle 2 109 263
Northern Harrier 3 26 94
Sharp-shinned Hawk 9 166 564
Cooper's Hawk 3 61 132
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 3
Broad-winged Hawk 0 2 14
Red-tailed Hawk 0 16 30
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 1 77 393
Merlin 0 137 283
Peregrine Falcon 1 241 329
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 8
Unknown Buteo 0 0 1
Unknown Falcon 0 1 10
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 8 23

Total: 21 1313 4336
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Susan Gruver

Observers: Kevin Bronson, Tom Stock

Visitors:
Thank you to Tom and Kevin. 33 visitors


Weather:
wind N/SE/S at zero-.5 mph.,clcv 20%, visb 20k.,

Raptor Observations:
a few Sharp-Shinned Hawk, 2 migrating and 2 local Bald Eagles

Non-raptor Observations:
Parasitic Jaeger, 2 Brown Pelicans, one E. Meadowlark sitting on top a tree
singing to us.

Predictions:
AM fog, partly sunny, 70, wind SE 10-15, 30% chance of PM showers
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Date: 10/22/17 8:45 am
From: Andrew ednie <ednieap...>
Subject: [de-birds] Clay-colored Sparrow
There was an immature Clay-colored Sparrow at Brandywine Creek State Park
this morning. The bird was in a patch of weeds along the entrance road, just
past the turn to the Hawkwatch parking lot. This is along the stone wall
with the Kestrel Tree (from Kevin Fleming's book). I had a brief but
unobstructed look at the bird with its tan face and gray streaked crown.
Unfortunately, I couldn't get a picture. There were also several chipping,
field, savannah and song sparrows. Best place to park is in the Hawkwatch
parking lot and walk down to the weed patch.

Good birding,
Andy

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Date: 10/21/17 5:03 pm
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Subject: [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (21 Oct 2017) 89 Raptors
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 21, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 19 41 74
Turkey Vulture 3 57 69
Osprey 0 24 121
Bald Eagle 5 93 179
Northern Harrier 4 30 59
Sharp-shinned Hawk 39 395 708
Cooper's Hawk 7 166 298
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 2 31 43
Broad-winged Hawk 0 41 6957
Red-tailed Hawk 5 53 79
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 2 116 461
Merlin 0 30 55
Peregrine Falcon 0 9 17
Unknown Accipiter 3 28 66
Unknown Buteo 0 0 21
Unknown Falcon 0 8 18
Unknown Eagle 0 1 1
Unknown Raptor 0 6 27

Total: 89 1129 9253
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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: Andrew Ferguson, Frank Rohrbacher, Hugh Willoughby,
Jen Driscoll, Megan Kaspyrzak, Peter Soloman, Rick Stuckey,
Sally O'Byrne, Shannon Modla

Visitors:
20


Weather:
Partly cloudy to mostly cloudy. Warm with calm winds, occasionally light
from the SW.

Raptor Observations:
A moderate accipiter migration plus 4 northern harriers

Non-raptor Observations:
30 monarchs, common loon, black saddlebags, common green darner, dark-eyed
juncos

Predictions:
Partly cloudy with calm winds in the morning and light SE winds in the
afternoon
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Date: 10/21/17 2:18 pm
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Subject: [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (21 Oct 2017) 15 Raptors
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 21, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 55 124
Turkey Vulture 0 75 304
Osprey 3 332 1758
Bald Eagle 1 107 261
Northern Harrier 1 23 91
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 157 555
Cooper's Hawk 1 58 129
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 3
Broad-winged Hawk 0 2 14
Red-tailed Hawk 0 16 30
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 3 76 392
Merlin 3 137 283
Peregrine Falcon 2 240 328
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 8
Unknown Buteo 0 0 1
Unknown Falcon 0 1 10
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 8 23

Total: 15 1292 4315
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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: Jim Lewis, Susan Gruver, Vincent Griscavage

Visitors:
Thanks to Sue, Vincent, Jim, and Bill for assisting with the count today!
27 visitors including Jim and Eleanor from the Snickers Gap Hawk Watch.



Weather:
Clear to partly cloudy skies, temp 19-22C, light NE,E,SSE winds, vis 20km


Raptor Observations:
Started the day with good winds and fair skies but no raptors, had a few
falcons later in the afternoon, one immature Bald Eagle.
Two resident adult Bald Eagles and a resident Cooper's Hawk.



Non-raptor Observations:
Common Loon, Surf Scoter (240), Black Scoter, DC Cormorant (750),
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Cedar Waxwings.
Nice Monarch migration with 189 counted.


Predictions:
Sunny, high 74F, SW wind 10mph

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Date: 10/20/17 6:58 pm
From: Andrew ednie <ednieap...>
Subject: [de-birds] RBA: Birdline Delaware, October 20th, 2017
RBA
* Delaware
* Statewide
*October 20, 2017
* DEST1710. 20

*Birds mentioned
Brant
Cackling Goose
Snow Goose
Mute Swan
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal
Black Scoter
Surf Scoter
Bufflehead
Red-breasted Merganser
Ruddy Duck
Wild Turkey
Red-throated Loon
Common Loon
Pied-billed Grebe
Northern Gannet
Brown Pelican
Double-crested Cormorant
American Bittern
Great Egret
Snowy Egret
Little Blue Heron
Cattle Egret
Green Heron
Osprey
Northern Harrier
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
Bald Eagle
Red-shouldered Hawk
Broad-winged Hawk
GOLDEN EAGLE
Virginia Rail
Clapper Rail
Sora
Sandhill Crane
American Avocet
American Golden Plover
Black-bellied Plover
Semipalmated Plover
Marbled Godwit
Ruddy Turnstone
Sanderling
Stilt Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Long-billed Dowitcher
Wilson's Snipe
American Woodcock
Solitary Sandpiper
Spotted Sandpiper
PARASITIC JAEGER
Bonaparte's Gull
Laughing Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Royal Tern
Caspian Tern
Black Skimmer
Chimney Swift
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
American Kestrel
Merlin
Peregrine Falcon
Eastern Wood-Peewee
Blue-headed Vireo
White-eyed Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
COMMON RAVEN
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Brown-headed Nuthatch
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Swainson's Thrush
Gray-cheeked Thrush
Hermit Thrush
Wood Thrush
Northern Waterthrush
Black and White Warbler
American Redstart
Nashville Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Northern Parula
Cape May Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Palm Warbler
Pine Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Nelson's Sparrow
Seaside Sparrow
Vesper Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Blue Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting
Bobolink
Eastern Meadowlark
Rusty Blackbird
Purple Finch

Hotline: Birdline Delaware
Date: October 20, 2017
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, October 20th, this is Birdline Delaware from the Delaware Museum
of Natural History in Greenville. The unofficial Delaware year list
increased to 327 species.

The first GOLDEN EAGLE of the season was spotted at Cape Henlopen Hawkwatch
on Wednesday morning. This coincides with a sighting at Cape May, New Jersey
the same day. The first GOLDEN EAGLES of the season passed by Hawk Mountain
in Pennsylvania on Monday.

A PARASITIC JAEGER was seen at Cape Henlopen State Park on Saturday. Sixty
ROYAL and 40 CASPIAN TERNS along with BLACK-BELLIED and SEMIPALMATED PLOVER
were seen at Cape Henlopen Point. Some other birds included BRANT, BLACK and
SURF SCOTER, COMMON and RED-THROATED LOON, NORTHERN GANNET, plus hundreds of
DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANTS. Landbirds around the Seaside Nature Center
included BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER, WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW, both KINGLETS, CAPE
MAY WARBLER, plus AMERICAN REDSTART, NORTHERN PARULA, PINE, and BLACKPOLL
WARBLER. WILD TURKEY was seen in the morning by the entrance booth along
with a flyover EASTERN MEADOWLARK.

Birds from the Cape May-Lewes Ferry included BRANT, BLACK SCOTER, and RED
BREASTED MERGANSER along with 2 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS and ROYAL TERN. A
late RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD was reported in a yard in Lewes.

More late birds downstate included NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH on Sunday in
Harbeson. Warblers reported included BAY-BREASTED, BLACK AND WHITE, and
BLACK-THROATED BLUE. Also reported was DARK-EYED JUNCO and RUSTY BLACKBIRD
on Wednesday. Another NORTHERN PARULA was reported at Love Creek near Lewes.
Two late RED-EYED VIREOS were seen Wednesday at Bay Vista near Rehoboth
Beach, plus REDSTART, NASHVILLE, and MAGNOLIA on Sunday. Two BLACKPOLL
WARBLERS were reported in Henlopen Acres near Rehoboth Beach on Wednesday.
YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER and BROWN-HEADED NUTHATCH were reported at
Thompson's Island.

A late GREEN HERON was seen last Friday at the North Marina at Indian River
Inlet from Burton's Island along with BELTED KINGFISHER, GREAT and SNOWY
EGRET. Four BROWN PELICANS were seen at Indian River Inlet on Sunday. The
first BONAPARTE'S GULLS were reported at the Inlet this week along with
CASPIAN TERN. Shorebirds included RUDDY TURNSTONE, 90 SANDERLINGS, and two
DUNLINS. A late EASTERN WOOD-PEEWEE was reported at the James Farm Preserve
on Cedar Neck near Ocean View. BROWN-HEADED NUTHATCH was reported at Bay
Forest in Bethany Beach.

Another late PEEWEE was reported Sunday in Seaford along with AMERICAN
REDSTART, NORTHERN PARULA plus YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER. A single PURPLE
FINCH was reported coming to a feeder east of Seaford on Saturday. WILSON'S
SNIPE was seen at Sussex Tech High School. BLUE-HEADED VIREO, MAGNOLIA, and
PALM WARBLER were reported at Abbott's Mill Nature Center near Milford. A
PIED-BILLED GREBE was seen on Abbott's Mill Pond.

NELSON'S along with SEASIDE SPARROW continues to be reported at Fowler's
Beach in Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge near Milton. Shorebirds found
included BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER, RUDDY TURNSTONE, and WESTERN SANDPIPER with
SANDERLING and DUNLIN. A small raft of RUDDY DUCKS was on the impoundment.
PEREGRINE FALCON was reported at Prime Hook Beach Road. The woods along Cods
Road had 2 late BLUE GROSBEAKS plus BLUE-HEADED VIREO, WINTER WREN,
YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER, WHITE-CROWNED and LINCOLN'S SPARROW. LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULL and PALM WARBLER were reported at Beach Plum Island. Four
AMERICAN AVOCETS were seen at the DuPont Nature Center at Mispillion Inlet
with ROYAL TERN and BALD EAGLE.

A peak count of 11 VIRGINIA RAIL were reported Thursday evening at Big Stone
Beach in Milford Neck Wildlife Area. A SORA and 4 VIRGINIA RAILS were call
at Big Stone Beach marsh this morning. Also reported at Big Stone Beach was
for BRANT, CLAPPER RAIL, and MARSH WREN. BROWN-HEADED NUTHATCH continues to
be seen along Big Stone Beach Road along with WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW, PALM
and PINE WARBLER

A late WHITE-EYED VIREO was found at Killen's Pond State Park near Milford
along with FORSTER'S TERN. A PALM WARBLER was found at Frederica along with
3 AMERICAN KESTRELS. A YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER was found at Cheswold.
AMERICAN COOT was observed at the Logan Tract in Ted Harvey Conservation
Area near Kitts Hummock. An AMERICAN BITTERN was seen flying past the
observation tower at Little Creek Wildlife Management Area. A late BOBOLINK
was seen Saturday along Whitehall Neck Road going into Bombay Hook.

There were 2 late BLACK SKIMMERS at Bombay Hook National Wildlife Refuge
near Smyrna on Sunday. A peak count of 10 MARBLED GODWITS were seen, along
with 150 AMERICAN AVOCETS, 40 BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS, and one AMERICAN GOLDEN
PLOVER. Other shorebirds included PECTORAL, STILT, WESTERN, LEAST, and
SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER, DUNLIN, and LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER. A CATTLE EGRET
was seen feeding along the roadside at Shearness Pool, BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT
HERONS were seen at Bear Swamp, AMERICAN BITTERN was seen in the marsh
opposite Raymond Pool. A late GREEN HERON was also seen at Raymond Pool last
Friday. New this week was CACKLING GOOSE, plus 20 SNOW GEESE, MUTE SWAN, 4
female BUFFLEHEADS and 20 RUDDY DUCK. All three species of falcon,
PEREGRINE, MERLIN, and KESTREL were seen at The Hook last week. Late
landbirds included RED-EYED VIREO, BLUE GROSBEAK, BLACK AND WHITE, PARULA,
BLACK-THROATED BLUE and BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER. Four WHITE-CROWNED
SPARROWS were seen by the visitor center. Further north, 2 AMERICAN AVOCETS
were reported at Taylor's Gut in Woodland Beach Wildlife Area along Route 9.

CACKLING GOOSE was seen at the Ashton Tract on Monday along with MUTE SWAN,
PINTAIL, and GREEN-WINGED TEAL. Two SANDHILL CRANES plus LITTLE BLUE HERON
continues be seen plus GREAT and SNOWY EGRET. WHITE-CROWNED and LINCOLN'S
SPARROW were seen along the trail edge along with a late BLUE GROSBEAK.
RUSTY BLACKBIRD was found in the woods. WILSON'S SNIPE and an AMERICAN
WOODCOCK were reported. Late WARBLERS included TENNESSEE, BLACK AND WHITE,
and BLACK-THROATED BLUE. AMERICAN REDSTART and BLACK AND WHITE WARBLER were
found in the woods edge at Port Penn Impoundments at Augustine Wildlife Area
along with a BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER and YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER. Five MARSH
WRENS were seen found at Port Penn along with LITTLE BLUE HERON and GREAT
EGRET.

BLUE-HEADED VIREO was found at Fort DuPont near Delaware City. Two LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULLS and 5 CASPIAN TERNS with 500 LAUGHING GULLS were seen
from Veteran's Park in Delaware City. A late SPOTTED SANDPIPER was found
Wednesday at Lum's Pond State Park near Glasgow.

A VESPER SPARROW was found Thursday at Middle Run Natural Area near Newark.
A WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW was found on Tuesday. Late warblers were PARULA and
BLACK-THROATED GREEN. Also seen was YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER, BLUE-HEADED
VIREO, HERMIT THRUSH, BROWN CREEPER, and WINTER WREN. A late WOOD THRUSH was
seen last Friday at White Clay Creek State Park. WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW was
reported at University of Delaware ag farm at Townsend Hall along with both
RUBY-CROWNED and GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLETS. Five RUDDY DUCKS continue be seen
at Newark Reservoir.

A late SOLITARY SANDPIPER was reported last Friday from Mount Cuba at
Bittersweet Farm off Old Wilmington Road. A SWAINSON'S THRUSH was reported
at Mendenhall Village off Limestone Road in Hockessin. Some late birds at
Ashland Nature Center included INDIGO BUNTING on Tuesday, BLUE-HEADED and
RED-EYED VIREO on Sunday, and REDSTART, PARULA, plus BLACK-THROATED BLUE and
GREEN WARBLERS. Winter arrivals included YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER, WINTER
WREN, JUNCO, LINCOLN'S, and WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW.

A LINCOLN'S SPARROW was found in downtown Wilmington along with DARK EYED
JUNCO and PALM WARBLER. YELLOW BELLIED SAPSUCKER was reported in a yard off
Grubb Road. COMMON YELLOWTHROAT, PALM, and YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER were seen
at Brandywine Creek State Park. AMERICAN KESTREL was seen along the entrance
road. BLUE-HEADED VIREO and a late OSPREY was seen at Hoopes Reservoir along
Hillside Mill Road

There's still CHIMNEY SWIFTS around, being seen at Ashland Nature Center,
Brandywine Creek State Park and downstate in Seaford last weekend. There was
a peak count of 673 CHIMNEY SWIFTS in downtown Wilmington at Ingleside
Nursing Home on Saturday. This was the highest count of the season. 200
CHIMNEY SWIFTS were seen there on Monday but only 47 were reported on
Wednesday, and 9 seen this evening as their migration is beginning to move
south.

Both Hawkwatches in Delaware reported late BROAD-WINGED HAWKS this week. Two
were seen at Ashland Nature Center on Monday and one was seen at Cape
Henlopen on Tuesday. Monday was a good day at Ashland Nature Center with 4
OSPREYS, 78 SHARP-SHINNED, 52 COOPER'S HAWKS, 38 KESTREL's, plus 7 MERLIN.
12 RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS were seen on Tuesday. Also reported was a CACKLING
GOOSE on Tuesday and two flyover COMMON LOONS on Wednesday. COMMON RAVENS
continue to be seen almost daily at Ashland Nature Center. Monday was also a
big day at Cape Henlopen Hawkwatch with 54 MERLIN 10 KESTRELS and 4
PEREGRINE FALCONS. 22 BALD EAGLES were seen on Tuesday along with NORTHERN
HARRIER and OSPREY.

Thanks to those that contributed this week, including, Mary Lukaszewski,
Andy McGann, Brian Henderson, Richard Clifton, Wayne Bell, John Cahill,
Kathy Brown, Ellen Jacobson, Alice Mohrman, Joanna Beame, John Janowski,
Chuck Brandt, Patricia and Richard Williams, Lily Calderon , Jen Driscoll,
Katie Bird, Patrick Carney, Billy Kaselow, Jeff Climie, Brian McCaffrery,
Mike Moore, Nancy Cunningham, Curt Davis, Sally O'Byrne, Peter Gibb, Chris
Bennett, Rob Blye, Bob Edelen, Dave Fees, Jim and Amy White, Chris Rowe, Tim
Freiday, Jerald and Aaron Reb, Gerry Teig, Joe Sebastiani, Ken Wat, Megan
Kasprzak, Phil Thompson, Ian Stewart, Bill Stewart, Kim Steininger, John
Long, Nancy Goggin, Teddy Burke, Lynn Smith, Sue Gruver, Sharon Lynn, Alissa
Kegelman, Elliott Kirschbaum, Joe Russell and Joe Swertinski. Special thanks
to our hawk counters, Dave Brown at Ashland and Jen Ottinger, at Cape
Henlopen Remember, the 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: 10/20/17 5:55 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (20 Oct 2017) 55 Raptors
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 20, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 22 55
Turkey Vulture 10 54 66
Osprey 0 24 121
Bald Eagle 12 88 174
Northern Harrier 0 26 55
Sharp-shinned Hawk 17 356 669
Cooper's Hawk 5 159 291
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 2 29 41
Broad-winged Hawk 0 41 6957
Red-tailed Hawk 6 48 74
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 114 459
Merlin 1 30 55
Peregrine Falcon 0 9 17
Unknown Accipiter 1 25 63
Unknown Buteo 0 0 21
Unknown Falcon 0 8 18
Unknown Eagle 0 1 1
Unknown Raptor 0 6 27

Total: 55 1040 9164
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Observation start time: 07:30:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers: Dennis Murphy, Frank Rohrbacher, Gina Sheridan, Hank Davis,
Laura Miller, Sue McLaughlin

Visitors:
18 plus a group of about 20 school kids


Weather:
Clear with light to moderate NW winds occasionally gusting from the NE.

Raptor Observations:
A lot of bald eagles and red-tailed hawks soaring around but few coming
near. A decent number of accipiters along the ridge to the north and a few
overhead.

Non-raptor Observations:
20 monarchs, pair of common ravens, common green darner dragonfly plus a
few smaller dragonflies, a praying mantis eating her mate.

Predictions:
Mostly sunny with light and variable winds.
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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: 10/20/17 4:20 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (20 Oct 2017) 24 Raptors
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 20, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 55 124
Turkey Vulture 0 75 304
Osprey 2 329 1755
Bald Eagle 5 106 260
Northern Harrier 3 22 90
Sharp-shinned Hawk 10 156 554
Cooper's Hawk 2 57 128
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 3
Broad-winged Hawk 0 2 14
Red-tailed Hawk 0 16 30
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 1 73 389
Merlin 0 134 280
Peregrine Falcon 1 238 326
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 8
Unknown Buteo 0 0 1
Unknown Falcon 0 1 10
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 8 23

Total: 24 1277 4300
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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: Dennis Foley, Diane Kane, Jim Lewis, Susan Gruver

Visitors:
Thanks to Sue, Diane, Dennis, Jim, Elizabeth, Alison and Bill for helping
with the count today!
18 visitors



Weather:
Clear to partly cloudy skies in the morning, turning clear in the
afternoon, temp 19-22C, NW,NNE,ENE winds 5-10mph, vis 20km


Raptor Observations:
Another slow day even with the northerly winds, Sharp-shinned Hawks, a few
Harriers, and five Bald Eagles.


Non-raptor Observations:
Common Loon, DC Cormorant (36), Brown-headed Nuthatch.


Predictions:
Continued warm, sunny, high 73F, light E winds.

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Date: 10/20/17 8:40 am
From: Jean Woods <JWoods...>
Subject: [de-birds] Mysteries of Gulls and Terns workshop on Nov 4
Greetings,

Are gulls and terns a mystery to you? DOS and the Museum will be holding a joint Gull and Tern ID Workshop on November 4, 10:00 - noon at the Bombay Hook NWR Visitor Center. Using study skins from the Museum's collections you'll have the opportunity to study gulls and terns up close and side by side. I'll lead participants through the species regularly (and not so regularly) seen in Delaware and discuss a variety of ID tips. This workshop is appropriate for those who know only a few species up to those who are working on mastering some of the tougher species.

This workshop is free but space is limited and registration is required by contacting Jean Woods at <jwoods...><mailto:<jwoods...> or (302-658-9111 ext. 314). Age 16 and over unless accompanied by a parent.

Jean


Jean L. Woods, Ph.D. Phone: 302-658-9111 x314
Curator of Birds Fax: 302-658-2610
Delaware Museum of Natural History <jwoods...>
P.O. Box 3937 www.delmnh.org
(4840 Kennett Pike)
Wilmington, DE 19807

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Date: 10/20/17 5:31 am
From: sally o'byrne <salobyrne...>
Subject: [de-birds] Ashland hawk watch on Sunday
Greetings all birders who know a raptor when they see one! We currently have no volunteer hawk watcher for the Ashland hawk watch on Sunday - we have data recorders for the day, so all you would have to do is watch for the raptors in the sky and dare to call them out loud.

If you eager and willing to help us this coming Sunday between 8:30 and 4, we need you! Our goal is to get several new folks that can share the day. Please contact Joe Sebastiani and let him know your preferred hours.

You too could become part of this intrepid, {dare I say ‘elite’?} team!!

Thanks in advance for your participation.

Sally O'Byrne

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Date: 10/19/17 6:12 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (19 Oct 2017) 50 Raptors
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 19, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 1 55 124
Turkey Vulture 12 75 304
Osprey 2 327 1753
Bald Eagle 12 101 255
Northern Harrier 1 19 87
Sharp-shinned Hawk 12 146 544
Cooper's Hawk 3 55 126
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 3
Broad-winged Hawk 0 2 14
Red-tailed Hawk 2 16 30
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 2 72 388
Merlin 1 134 280
Peregrine Falcon 2 237 325
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 8
Unknown Buteo 0 0 1
Unknown Falcon 0 1 10
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 8 23

Total: 50 1253 4276
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Jennifer Ottinger

Observers: Paul Kane, Susan Gruver, Vincent Gambal

Visitors:
Thanks to Sue, Vince, Syd, Pat, and Paul for helping with the count today!
35 visitors including a group from Naturalist Journey Tours.


Weather:
Clear skies, warm with temps 15-25C, light SW,WSW,W winds, vis 20km


Raptor Observations:
Turkey Vultures, Bald Eagles, and Sharp-shinned Hawks moving through. A
kettle of 8 Bald Eagles over the platform including the resident adults.


Non-raptor Observations:
Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Blue Jay, DC Cormorant (52).


Predictions:
Sunny skies--please make it stop, temp 72F, NW wind 15mph.

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Date: 10/19/17 5:48 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [de-birds] Ashland Nature Center (19 Oct 2017) 38 Raptors
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 19, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 5 22 55
Turkey Vulture 1 44 56
Osprey 1 24 121
Bald Eagle 1 76 162
Northern Harrier 0 26 55
Sharp-shinned Hawk 18 339 652
Cooper's Hawk 3 154 286
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 3 27 39
Broad-winged Hawk 0 41 6957
Red-tailed Hawk 4 42 68
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 2 113 458
Merlin 0 29 54
Peregrine Falcon 0 9 17
Unknown Accipiter 0 24 62
Unknown Buteo 0 0 21
Unknown Falcon 0 8 18
Unknown Eagle 0 1 1
Unknown Raptor 0 6 27

Total: 38 985 9109
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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: Dirk Robinson, Rick Stuckey

Visitors:
7 plus about 40 school kids


Weather:
Clear with moderate SW winds.

Raptor Observations:
A small number of migrants throughout the day mostly along the ridges
rather than overhead.

Non-raptor Observations:
25 monarchs

Predictions:
Clear skies (again) with light to moderate NW winds. I expect the morning
to be decent and the afternoon to be difficult views.
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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: 10/19/17 9:59 am
From: Alice Mohrman <alice...>
Subject: [de-birds] Bird Walk at Abbott's Mill, Milford, DE on 10/19
Beautiful skies. We birded on the Abbott's Pond side walking toward the Lindale property. Eyes to the Sky. Alice
We saw the following species:
Turkey Vulture
Black Vulture
Red-tailed Hawk
Pied-billed Grebe
Canada Goose
Great Blue Heron
Belted Kingfisher
Northern Mockingbird
Song Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Blue- headed Vireo
Northern Cardinal
Magnolia Warbler
Palm Warbler
American Robin
Blue Jay
Downy Woodpecker
Red bellied Woodpecker
Brown-headed Cowbird
Eastern Phoebe
European Starlings
*heard: Carolina Wren
Eastern Bluebird

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