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Red-shouldered Hawk,©John Schmitt

30 Sep HSR: Ashland Nature Center (29 Sep 2014) 20 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
29 Sep HSR: Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (29 Sep 2014) 51 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
29 Sep HSR: Ashland Nature Center (28 Sep 2014) 168 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
28 Sep HSR: Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (28 Sep 2014) 88 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
28 Sep Barred Owl Returned Today [Dennis Barrowclough ]
28 Sep Bellevue Birds ["Amy O'Neil" ]
27 Sep Big Sits: Join the Fun on October 11 [Derek Stoner ]
27 Sep HSR: Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (27 Sep 2014) 542 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
27 Sep HSR: Ashland Nature Center (27 Sep 2014) 117 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
27 Sep HSR: Ashland Nature Center (26 Sep 2014) 83 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
27 Sep Re: Zone-tailed Hawk [NervousBirds ]
27 Sep Brandywine Creek SP Monthly Bird Walk Results [Andrew Ednie ]
27 Sep Zone-tailed Hawk [NervousBirds ]
27 Sep Bellevue Bird Walk Sunday ["Amy O'Neil" ]
26 Sep RBA: Birdline Delaware, September 26th, 2014 [Andrew Ednie ]
26 Sep HSR: Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (26 Sep 2014) 472 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
26 Sep Barred Owl at Feeder in Hockessin [Dennis Barrowclough ]
26 Sep Raymond, not Bear Swamp [Rodney Murray ]
26 Sep Bear Swamp trail at Bombay Hook [Rodney Murray ]
26 Sep Migrants at Middle Run ["Amy O'Neil" ]
26 Sep Cape Henlopen State Park Bird Walk ["Julian, Richard (DNREC)" ]
26 Sep Little Creek this morning and my first Snow Geese of the fall [Christopher Bennett ]
26 Sep Brandywine Creek State Park Bird Walk [Andrew Ednie ]
25 Sep HSR: Ashland Nature Center (25 Sep 2014) 6 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
25 Sep HSR: Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (25 Sep 2014) 4 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
25 Sep Flint Woods walk canceled ["sally o'byrne" ]
24 Sep HSR: Ashland Nature Center (24 Sep 2014) 76 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
24 Sep HSR: Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (24 Sep 2014) 7 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
24 Sep Flint Woods walk Thursday ["sally o'byrne" ]
23 Sep HSR: Ashland Nature Center (23 Sep 2014) 838 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
23 Sep HSR: Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (23 Sep 2014) 225 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
23 Sep Middle Run: Broad-wingeds and Blackburnians [Derek Stoner ]
23 Sep Cape Henlopen Bird Walk Sightings ["Julian, Richard (DNREC)" ]
23 Sep HSR: Ashland Nature Center (22 Sep 2014) 523 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
23 Sep HSR: Ashland Nature Center (21 Sep 2014) 42 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
22 Sep Re: Last of summer bird [Diane Kane ]
22 Sep Last of summer bird [Diane Kane ]
22 Sep hawk watching in Wilmington ["sally o'byrne" ]
22 Sep Migration in the Piedmont Region Today [Derek Stoner ]
22 Sep HSR: Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (22 Sep 2014) 157 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
22 Sep Satruday Fieldtrip to Gordons Pond [Christopher Bennett ]
21 Sep HSR: Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (21 Sep 2014) 61 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
21 Sep HSR: Ashland Nature Center (20 Sep 2014) 74 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
20 Sep HSR: Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (20 Sep 2014) 40 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
20 Sep RBA: Birdline Delaware, September 19th, 2014 [Andrew Ednie ]
19 Sep HSR: Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (19 Sep 2014) 101 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
19 Sep HSR: Ashland Nature Center (19 Sep 2014) 201 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
18 Sep HSR: Ashland Nature Center (18 Sep 2014) 42 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
18 Sep HSR: Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (18 Sep 2014) 357 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
18 Sep HSR: Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (17 Sep 2014) 107 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
18 Sep Raptor Fest [joe sebastiani ]
18 Sep yard warbler [Diane Kane ]
18 Sep Red-Necked Phalarope at Fowler Beach [Sharon Lynn ]
17 Sep HSR: Ashland Nature Center (17 Sep 2014) 456 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
17 Sep Sussex Bird Club Fieldtrip - Gordons Pond Trail this Saturday [Christopher Bennett ]
17 Sep Ashland Bridge OPEN [judy montgomery ]
17 Sep Flint Woods Walk Thursday [joe sebastiani ]
16 Sep HSR: Ashland Nature Center (16 Sep 2014) 1109 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
16 Sep HSR: Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (16 Sep 2014) 120 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
16 Sep Cape Henlopen (Primative Campground) [Chuck Fullmer ]
16 Sep Tuesday Birdwalk at CHSP ["Julian, Richard (DNREC)" ]
16 Sep DVOC this Thursday Sep 18 - "Birding Down Under" with Rob Hynson [Steve Kacir ]
16 Sep HSR: Ashland Nature Center (15 Sep 2014) 164 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
15 Sep Fall Warbler Weekend Recap [Derek Stoner ]
15 Sep HSR: Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (15 Sep 2014) 232 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
15 Sep Reminder: DOS September Meeting - Jeffrey Gordon Speaker - Wednesday 9/17 [Bill Stewart ]
15 Sep HSR: Ashland Nature Center (14 Sep 2014) 583 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
15 Sep HSR: Ashland Nature Center (13 Sep 2014) 24 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
15 Sep HSR: Ashland Nature Center (12 Sep 2014) 75 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
14 Sep HSR: Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (14 Sep 2014) 204 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
13 Sep HSR: Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (13 Sep 2014) 19 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
12 Sep RBA: Birdline Delaware, September 12th, 2014 [Andrew Ednie ]
12 Sep HSR: Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (12 Sep 2014) 412 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
12 Sep Fall Warbler Weekend Schedule (September 13 and 14) [Derek Stoner ]
12 Sep Re: de-birds Digest - 10 Sep 2014 to 11 Sep 2014 (#2014-127) ["Julian, Richard (DNREC)" ]
12 Sep Re: Fall Warbler Weekend, September 13 and 14 ["Amy O'Neil" ]

Subject: HSR: Ashland Nature Center (29 Sep 2014) 20 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 09:09:57 -0400
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 29, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              8              8
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Osprey                       1            161            161
Bald Eagle                   0             86             87
Northern Harrier             1             44             44
Sharp-shinned Hawk           8            581            581
Cooper's Hawk                1             76             76
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0             22             22
Broad-winged Hawk            6           3458           3459
Red-tailed Hawk              0             30             30
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             2            177            177
Merlin                       1             10             10
Peregrine Falcon             0              1              1
Unknown Accipiter            0             27             27
Unknown Buteo                0             22             22
Unknown Falcon               0             10             10
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0             20             20
Mississippi Kite             0              0              1

Total:                      20           4733           4736
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00 
Observation end   time: 15:00:00 
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter:        Joe Sebastiani, Sally O'Byrne

Observers:        Sally O'Byrne

Visitors:
3


Weather:
Increasingly cloudy and cool with rain showers late.

Raptor Observations:
Slow day, but a close Merlin was a thrill.

Non-raptor Observations:
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Brown Thrasher, American Redstart, Chestnut-sided
Warbler, Palm Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Black-throated Green Warbler,
Scarlet Tanager, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, 3 Common Nighthawk, Savannah
Sparrow.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Joe Sebastiani (joe AT delawarenaturesociety.org)
Ashland Nature Center information may be found at:
www.delawarenaturesociety.org

Subject: HSR: Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (29 Sep 2014) 51 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:09:19 -0400
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 29, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0             57             57
Turkey Vulture               0            190            190
Osprey                      30           2093           2093
Bald Eagle                   1            170            170
Northern Harrier             0             62             62
Sharp-shinned Hawk           8            474            474
Cooper's Hawk                4             73             73
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              4              4
Broad-winged Hawk            0              3              3
Red-tailed Hawk              0             13             13
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             2            434            434
Merlin                       0            235            235
Peregrine Falcon             3            244            244
Unknown Accipiter            2              7              7
Unknown Buteo                0              2              2
Unknown Falcon               1              8              8
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0             13             13
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0
Zone-tailed Hawk             0              1              1

Total:                      51           4083           4083
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Susan Gruver

Observers:        Kevin Bronson

Visitors:
thanks tomkevin for keeping me company today and 33 others


Weather:
100% cloud cover all day except for a few peaks of blue late in the day.
Wind zero to 2.2 from ESE/SE,temp 20-26c,visb 10-8K. Late in the afternoon
a light fog started to roll in

Raptor Observations:
a very slow flight day. The two local B. Eagles put on a show for the
visitors, sitting on the tower and chasing Osprey

Non-raptor Observations:
Baltimore Oriole, 1 Bob White calling very near the
platform,2-Yellow-Rumped Warblers,1- Brown Pelican,1 Red-Eyed Vireo

Predictions:
clody in the am, sunny in the pm, high 73, wind ESE 5-20
========================================================================
Report submitted by Sue Gruver (srgruver AT aol.com)

Subject: HSR: Ashland Nature Center (28 Sep 2014) 168 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 10:09:54 -0400
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 28, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              8              8
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Osprey                       4            160            160
Bald Eagle                   4             86             87
Northern Harrier             5             43             43
Sharp-shinned Hawk          56            573            573
Cooper's Hawk                7             75             75
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          2             22             22
Broad-winged Hawk           77           3452           3453
Red-tailed Hawk              0             30             30
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             7            175            175
Merlin                       0              9              9
Peregrine Falcon             0              1              1
Unknown Accipiter            3             27             27
Unknown Buteo                1             22             22
Unknown Falcon               0             10             10
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               2             20             20
Mississippi Kite             0              0              1

Total:                     168           4713           4716
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Bob Rufe, Kim Steininger

Observers:        Bob Rufe, Greg Ajamien, Kim Steininger, Maureen Markow,
                  Taj Schottland

Visitors:
21


Weather:


Raptor Observations:
168 raptors with some Broad-winged Hawks and a good diversity.

Non-raptor Observations:
3 Common Nighthawk, 2 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, 134 Blue Jay, 3 Palm
Warbler, 8 White-throated Sparrow, 1 Rose-breasted Grosbeak.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Joe Sebastiani (joe AT delawarenaturesociety.org)
Ashland Nature Center information may be found at:
www.delawarenaturesociety.org

Subject: HSR: Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (28 Sep 2014) 88 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2014 19:09:43 -0400
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 28, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0             57             57
Turkey Vulture               2            190            190
Osprey                      39           2063           2063
Bald Eagle                   2            169            169
Northern Harrier             3             62             62
Sharp-shinned Hawk           7            466            466
Cooper's Hawk                1             69             69
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              4              4
Broad-winged Hawk            0              3              3
Red-tailed Hawk              2             13             13
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel            17            432            432
Merlin                       5            235            235
Peregrine Falcon            10            241            241
Unknown Accipiter            0              5              5
Unknown Buteo                0              2              2
Unknown Falcon               0              7              7
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0             13             13
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0
Zone-tailed Hawk             0              1              1

Total:                      88           4032           4032
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Jennifer Ottinger

Observers:        Susan Gruver

Visitors:
Thanks to Sue for assisting with the count today! 
Visitors include David Fees and 52 others



Weather:
Partly cloudy, temp 22-26C, vis 18-20km, light SE, SSE winds.
 

Raptor Observations:
Much slower than the previous two days with the south winds. Most migrants
passed to the west of the platform. Ospreys, kestrels and peregrines moving
through, 2 red-tailed hawks, 2 adult bald eagles counted as migrants.  
2 resident adult eagles. 

Non-raptor Observations:
Eastern phoebe, pileated woodpecker, red-bellied woodpecker, chimney swift,
ruby-throated hummingbird, DC cormorant (52).
Monarch 5


Predictions:
Partly sunny, high 78, calm wind becoming NE at 5mph in the afternoon.

========================================================================
Report submitted by Jen Ottinger (ottingerjr AT yahoo.com)

Subject: Barred Owl Returned Today
From: Dennis Barrowclough <barrowclough AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2014 18:23:52 -0400
I couldn't believe it, but the barred owl returned to my feeder today.  I
fear I may have drawn him by feeding the squirrels (we have about 10
regulars who get peanuts about 3 times a week).

 

Kathy

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/creationsbykathy/

 

 
Subject: Bellevue Birds
From: "Amy O'Neil" <parakeet93 AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Sun, 28 Sep 2014 16:17:58 -0400
Today's bird walk at Bellevue was warm & sunny, and we enjoyed exploring 
various trails at the park. Highlights were some nice looks at a Northern 
Waterthrush foraging along the edge of the pond, narrowly avoiding being 
stepped on by a juvenile Great Blue Heron. A Green Heron also worked the edge 
of the pond. We had a handful of warblers, a small flock of Cedar Waxwings, a 
large flock of Chimney Swifts, 3 Eastern Phoebes, and a very cooperative 
Eastern Wood Pewee. 


Our full eBird list is below. 

Good birding,

Amy O'Neil
North Wilmington 

Bellevue State Park, New Castle, US-DE
Sep 28, 2014 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.5 mile(s)
Comments: DOS Bellevue State Park Walk: Local Patch Series. Temp 60 - 75 
degrees, sunny, no wind. 

34 species

Canada Goose  54
Great Blue Heron  1
Green Heron  1
Mourning Dove  20
Chimney Swift  75     Large group over pond
Ruby-throated Hummingbird  3
Downy Woodpecker  2
Hairy Woodpecker  3
Northern Flicker  1
Eastern Wood-Pewee  1
Eastern Phoebe  3
Blue Jay  10
American Crow  6
Tree Swallow  4
Carolina Chickadee  4
Tufted Titmouse  5
White-breasted Nuthatch  2
Carolina Wren  2
Eastern Bluebird  1     heard only
American Robin  20
Gray Catbird  10
Northern Mockingbird  1
European Starling  50
Cedar Waxwing  5
Northern Waterthrush  1
Black-and-white Warbler  1
Common Yellowthroat  3
Magnolia Warbler  2
Song Sparrow  1
Northern Cardinal  6
Common Grackle  5
House Finch  8
American Goldfinch  12
House Sparrow  20

View this checklist online 
athttp://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19968645 


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

Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Big Sits: Join the Fun on October 11
From: Derek Stoner <derekstoner AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 27 Sep 2014 22:51:43 -0400
Greetings DE-Birders:

Two weeks from today, the Big Sit will be celebrated on Saturday, October 11. 

A friendly competition to observe as many birds from one location during the 
course of a day, the event blends together great elements of birding: lots of 
migrating birds, plenty of fun people, and most importantly, a tailgating 
atmosphere with loads of food. 


Big Sits will be held once again this year at four primary locations in the 
Delaware region: Ashland Hawk Watch, Bucktoe Creek Preserve ( just across the 
border in PA), Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch, and the DuPont Environmental Center in 
Wilmington. 


These events are free, fun, and family friendly. Since the first official Big 
Sit in Delaware was hosted at Ashland in 2008, more than 900 birders have 
joined in Big Sits in the Delaware area and tallied more than 185 cumulative 
species of birds. Lots of experienced and novice birders will join together to 
test their eyes and ears as they take up the challenge of finding as many birds 
as possible from the 17.5 foot Big Sit circle. All are welcome-- come join us! 


Stay tuned for more details about the event from team captains at the different 
Big Sit locations. 


Good birding,

Derek Stoner
Subject: HSR: Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (27 Sep 2014) 542 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Sat, 27 Sep 2014 20:09:37 -0400
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 27, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0             57             57
Turkey Vulture               3            188            188
Osprey                     151           2024           2024
Bald Eagle                  12            167            167
Northern Harrier            11             59             59
Sharp-shinned Hawk          91            459            459
Cooper's Hawk                5             68             68
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          1              4              4
Broad-winged Hawk            1              3              3
Red-tailed Hawk              0             11             11
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel            84            415            415
Merlin                      57            230            230
Peregrine Falcon           124            231            231
Unknown Accipiter            0              5              5
Unknown Buteo                0              2              2
Unknown Falcon               1              7              7
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0             13             13
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0
Zone-tailed Hawk             1              1              1

Total:                     542           3944           3944
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:30:00 
Observation end   time: 15:30:00 
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter:        Jennifer Ottinger

Observers:        Alex Lamoreaux, Andrew Albright, Bruce Peterjohn,
                  Susan Gruver

Visitors:
Thanks to Sue, Bruce, Alex, and Andrew for the extra effort helping with
the count and being a part of such an amazing day at hawk watch! 
42 visitors


Weather:
Clear, blue skies all day, temp 20-27C, vis 20km, light NE, N, NNW winds


Raptor Observations:
ZONE-TAILED HAWK seen coming off the water over the white light house at
1018 EST. Soared with turkey vultures to the NW of platform for several
minutes then glided SW out of the area. First DE state record of ZTHA.
Another amazing day with ospreys, sharp-shinned hawks, kestrels, merlins,
and peregrines coming through. 
Set the single-day record for peregrine falcon at Cape Henlopen with 124
today!!
12 bald eagle: 3J, 5I, 2A, 2Unk
2 resident adult bald eagle

Non-raptor Observations:
Nashville warbler, palm warbler, red-eyed vireo, lesser black-back gull,
wood duck, DC cormorant 230
Monarch 91


Predictions:
Patchy fog before 9am, then sunny and high of 77, E wind at 5mph

========================================================================
Report submitted by Jen Ottinger (ottingerjr AT yahoo.com)

Subject: HSR: Ashland Nature Center (27 Sep 2014) 117 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Sat, 27 Sep 2014 19:09:20 -0400
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 27, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              9              9
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Osprey                       5            156            156
Bald Eagle                   2             82             83
Northern Harrier             3             38             38
Sharp-shinned Hawk          63            517            517
Cooper's Hawk                4             68             68
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0             20             20
Broad-winged Hawk           26           3375           3376
Red-tailed Hawk              0             30             30
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel            10            168            168
Merlin                       1              9              9
Peregrine Falcon             0              1              1
Unknown Accipiter            3             24             24
Unknown Buteo                0             21             21
Unknown Falcon               0             10             10
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0             18             18
Mississippi Kite             0              0              1

Total:                     117           4546           4549
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:30:00 
Observation end   time: 15:30:00 
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter:        Will Almeida

Observers:        Jim Lewis, Kim Steininger, Molly Daly, Paul Hemd

Visitors:
11 Visitors from MA, CT FL, NY, NJ, PA and DE


Weather:
Temperature high of 27.4 C, varying N, ENE, E and NW winds, full visibility
and cloudless skies all day.

Raptor Observations:
5 Ospreys, 2 Bald Eagles, 3 Northern Harriers, 63 Sharp Shinned Hawks, 5
Cooper's Hawks, 26 Broad-winged Hawks, 10 American Kestrels, 1 Merlin.

3 Unid. Accipiters

Non-raptor Observations:
13 Monarchs, 63 Canada Goose, 7 Common Nighthawks, 2 Brown Thrashers, 1
Black and white Warbler, 1 Common Yellowthroat, 2 American Redstarts, 1
Northern Parula, 2 Palm Warblers, 2 Black-throated Green Warblers,
Rose-breasted Grosbeak. 2 Balloons

Predictions:
Predicted to be warmer and less winds than today
========================================================================
Report submitted by  (williamtalmeida AT gmail.com)
Ashland Nature Center information may be found at:
www.delawarenaturesociety.org

Subject: HSR: Ashland Nature Center (26 Sep 2014) 83 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Sat, 27 Sep 2014 19:09:32 -0400
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 26, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              9              9
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Osprey                      13            151            151
Bald Eagle                   3             80             81
Northern Harrier             3             35             35
Sharp-shinned Hawk          31            454            454
Cooper's Hawk                3             64             64
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          1             20             20
Broad-winged Hawk           18           3349           3350
Red-tailed Hawk              0             30             30
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             5            158            158
Merlin                       1              8              8
Peregrine Falcon             0              1              1
Unknown Accipiter            1             21             21
Unknown Buteo                2             21             21
Unknown Falcon               1             10             10
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               1             18             18
Mississippi Kite             0              0              1

Total:                      83           4429           4432
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00 
Observation end   time: 15:30:00 
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter:        Will Almeida

Observers:        Dirk Robinson, Kim Steininger, Molly Daly, Pat Goodman,
                  Sally O'Byrne, Sarah Luca, Tom Raub

Visitors:
14 Visitors, some from Florida, Maine, New York and Colorado!


Weather:
Temperature high of 24.3 C, varying N, NNE, NE winds, full visibility and
cloudless skies all day

Raptor Observations:
13 Ospreys, 3 Bald Eagles, 3 Northern Harriers, 31 Sharp Shinned Hawks, 3
Cooper's Hawks, 1 Red-shouldered Hawks,
18 Broad-winged Hawks, 5 American Kestrels, 1 Merlin

1 Unid. Accipiter, 2 Unid. Buteo, 1 Unid. Raptor, 1 Unid. Falcon

Non-raptor Observations:
38 Monarchs, 4 Duck sp., 134 Canada Goose, 5 Common Nighthawks, 2 Brown
Thrashers, 3 Common Yellowthroats, 1 American Redstart, 1 Palm Warbler, 1
Savannah Sparrow, 1 Rose-breasted Grosbeak.  First Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
of the season! 2 Balloons.
========================================================================
Report submitted by  (williamtalmeida AT gmail.com)
Ashland Nature Center information may be found at:
www.delawarenaturesociety.org

Subject: Re: Zone-tailed Hawk
From: NervousBirds <nervousbirds AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 27 Sep 2014 14:19:01 -0400
My apologies for the swift copy and paste job... 

The bird was observed at Cape Henlopen hawk watch this AM, last seen flying SW.

Sent from my iPhone

> On Sep 27, 2014, at 2:01 PM, Russell Kovach  wrote:
> 
> Where?????
> 
>> On Sat, Sep 27, 2014 at 11:20 AM, NervousBirds  
wrote: 

>> ...right now per Jen O and Bruce P.
>> 
>> Good Birding,
>> Dan Haas
>> St. Margaret's, MD
>> 
>> 
>> Sent from my iPhone
> 
> 
> 
> -- 
> Russell Kovach
> Darlington, MD
>  
> Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, 
or the dictates of our passion, they cannot alter the state of facts and 
evidence. John Adams 

Subject: Brandywine Creek SP Monthly Bird Walk Results
From: Andrew Ednie <ednieap AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Sat, 27 Sep 2014 12:09:48 -0400
The monthly Brandywine Creek SP started w/ some early sparrow hunting by the
entrance booth. There, Joe Russell, Maurice Barnhill and I were able to find
a LINCOLN'S SPARROW. That was my first for the year! This month's walk was
full of WOODPECKERS. PILEATED were seen by the copes of trees by the nature
center. We had HAIRY WOODPECKER by the cross country course. Finally, there
were 2 immature YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKERS in the woods at the end of the
sledding hill. We had 4 SWAINSON'S THRUSH in the dogwoods behind Tuliptree
Woods, one showed itself nicely. Warblers were mostly down along the creek,
but we did find 7 species. Meghan found a flyover GREAT EGRET and there was
a GREEN HERON along the creek. Not a bad fall day of birding! Thanks for all
the help and sharp eyes. Here's the ebird list:

 

Brandywine Creek SP, New Castle, US-DE

Sep 27, 2014 7:30 AM - 10:30 AM

3.0 mile(s)

42 species

 

Canada Goose  2

Great Egret  1     flyover as we neared the creek

Green Heron 1

Turkey Vulture  4

Mourning Dove  2

Chimney Swift  2

Belted Kingfisher  1

Red-bellied Woodpecker  6

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  2

Downy Woodpecker  6

Hairy Woodpecker  2

Northern Flicker  5

Pileated Woodpecker  4

Eastern Phoebe  3

White-eyed Vireo  1

Red-eyed Vireo  3

Blue Jay  11

American Crow  19

Tree Swallow  4

Carolina Chickadee  6

Tufted Titmouse  4

White-breasted Nuthatch  3

Carolina Wren  3

Ruby-crowned Kinglet  1

Eastern Bluebird  2

Swainson's Thrush  4

American Robin  14

Gray Catbird  7

Brown Thrasher  1

Northern Mockingbird  1

Black-and-white Warbler  1

Common Yellowthroat  1

American Redstart  1

Northern Parula  1

Magnolia Warbler  1

Chestnut-sided Warbler  1

Black-throated Blue Warbler  2

Song Sparrow  3

Lincoln's Sparrow  1

Northern Cardinal  4

House Finch  2

American Goldfinch  2

 

 

Andy Ednie 

Claymont, Delaware

 
Subject: Zone-tailed Hawk
From: NervousBirds <nervousbirds AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Sat, 27 Sep 2014 11:20:56 -0400
...right now per Jen O and Bruce P.

Good Birding,
Dan Haas
St. Margaret's, MD


Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Bellevue Bird Walk Sunday
From: "Amy O'Neil" <parakeet93 AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Sat, 27 Sep 2014 09:59:27 -0400
Kathleen and I will lead DOS's bird walk at Bellevue State Park this Sunday,
September 28th. We'll meet at 8 am at the green shed/barn, in the main parking 
lot, and all are welcome. 


This is part of DOS's new "local patch" series of trips, where the intent is 
for someone to share a place they often go birding, and show you where various 
birds can be found there so that when you come back on your own in any season, 
you'll know the "lay of the land" - and maybe even add it to your own favorite 
places to go! 


Some other local patch trips happening over the next year will include: Milton, 
Newark Reservoir, Carousel Park, Charles E. Price Memorial Park, and Joy Run. 
You can find more details on the field trip page of the DOS website 
(dosbirds.org). 


Tomorrow's Bellevue walk will last until about 10:30 a.m. Wear footwear for wet 
grass. The walk is free, but state park entrance fees are in effect. 


If you can't make it to Bellevue tomorrow, the park has bird walks on the first 
Friday of the month at 8am, (meeting at the Arts Center) so this coming Friday 
(10/3) will be the next one. 


Good birding,

Amy O'Neil
North Wilmington 




Sent from my iPhone
Subject: RBA: Birdline Delaware, September 26th, 2014
From: Andrew Ednie <ednieap AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2014 21:52:34 -0400
RBA
* Delaware
* Statewide
* September 26, 2014
* DEST1409.26
      	
*Birds mentioned
Tundra Swan
Mute Swan
Snow Goose
Blue-winged Teal
American Wigeon
Northern Pintail
Northern Shoveler
Green-winged Teal
Black Scoter
Wild Turkey
Common Loon
Pied-billed Grebe
Brown Pelican
Little Blue Heron
Tricolored Heron
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night Heron
Yellow-crowned Night Heron
Glossy Ibis
Osprey
Bald Eagle
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
Broad-winged Hawk
Clapper/ King Rail
American Oystercatcher
American Avocet
Black-bellied Plover
Semipalmated Plover
Solitary Sandpiper
Willet
Hudsonian Godwit
Marbled Godwit
Ruddy Turnstone
Red Knot
Western Sandpiper
White-rumped Sandpiper
Baird's Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Dunlin
Stilt Sandpiper
Long-billed Dowitcher
Wilson's Phalarope
Red-necked Phalarope
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Caspian Tern
Black Tern
Common Tern
Royal Tern
Black Skimmer
Parasitic Jaeger
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Barred Owl
Great Horned Owl
Common Nighthawk
American Kestrel
Merlin
Peregrine Falcon
Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Willow Flycatcher
Trails Flycatcher
Least Flycatcher
Great Crested Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird
White Eyed Vireo
Yellow Throated Vireo
Blue Headed Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Philadelphia Vireo
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Barn Swallow
Brown-headed Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Sedge Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Veery
Gray-cheeked Thrush
Wood Thrush
Ovenbird
Northern Waterthrush
American Redstart
Black and White Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Northern Parula
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Cape May Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Pine Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Palm Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
CONNECTICUT WARBLER
Wilson's Warbler
Canada Warbler
Yellow-Breasted Chat
Savannah Sparrow
Seaside Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Scarlet Tanager
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Blue Grosbeak
Indigo Bunting
Bobolink
Baltimore Oriole
PURPLE FINCH

Hotline: Birdline Delaware
Date: September 26, 2014
To Report: Andy Ednie 302-792-9591 (VOICE)
Compiler: Andy Ednie (ednieap AT verizon.net)
Coverage: Delaware, Delmarva Peninsula, nearby Delaware Valley, Southern
New Jersey, Maryland

For Friday, September 26th, this is Birdline Delaware from the Delaware
Museum of Natural History in Greenville. This unofficial Delaware annual
list annual list remained at 317 species this week. This week's highlights
include 6 species of vireo, more big hawk flights, and 23 species of
warbler. 

A PARASITIC JAEGER was seen at the Cape Henlopen State Park Hawk Watch on
Wednesday, prior to the approaching storm. Also reported was NORTHERN GANNET
at Delaware Seashore State Park opposite Savages Ditch. Three LESSER
BLACK-BACKED GULLS roosting on the beach. LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was also
reported at Indian River Inlet along with good numbers of terns including 20
COMMON, 45 CASPIAN, and 17 ROYAL TERNS. Two PIED-BILLED GREBES were reported
at Assawoman Wildlife Area, along with a migrating BALTIMORE ORIOLE.

The first YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER of the season was reported at Middle Run
Natural Area near Newark. Also seen there was a first-year male PURPLE
FINCH, along with SWAMP SPARROW. Some late lingering birds at Middle Run
included LEAST and GREAT CRESTED FLYCATCHER, CANADA WARBLER, SCARLET
TANAGER, INDIGO BUNTING, ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK and BOBOLINK. VEERY,
GRAY-CHEEKED, and WOOD THRUSH were also reported. 19 species of WARBLER were
reported at Middle Run including TENNESSEE, CAPE MAY, CANADA, MAGNOLIA,
BAY-BREASTED, BLACKBURNIAN, CHESTNUT-SIDED, BLACK-THROATED BLUE and GREEN,
and YELLOW-RUMPED.

The first WHITE-THROATED SPARROW of the season was found at Ashland Nature
Center on Wednesday. Some other birds at Ashland included BLUE-HEADED VIREO
and RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET. Warblers seen included BLACK AND WHITE,
BLACK-THROATED GREEN, REDSTART, and NORTHERN PARULA.

The first flock of 25 SNOW GEESE were reported at S. Little Creek Rd., east
of Dover today. Little Creek has been a hotbed of waterfowl this last week.
Nine PIED-BILLED GREBES were found at the Central Tower Impoundment along
with BLUE-WINGED and GREEN-WINGED TEAL, NORTHERN SHOVELER, and NORTHERN
PINTAIL. Three WILD TURKEYS were seen along the roadway. A SOLITARY
SANDPIPER was among the GREATER YELLOWLEGS in the impoundment. A lone BARN
SWALLOW was seen flying in among the hundreds of TREE SWALLOWS. The
woodlands near the tower produced RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET, BLACK AND WHITE
WARBLER, REDSTART, and PARULA.

The Pickering Beach Impoundments at Little Creek Wildlife Management Area
also had lots waterfowl and egrets. Highlights included over 500 GREAT and
SNOWY EGRETS plus 6 LITTLE BLUE HERON, 4 BLACK-CROWNED and 2 YELLOW-CROWNED
NIGHT HERON, and 40 GLOSSY IBIS. This area has been a hotbed of shorebirds.
The previous reported WILSON'S and RED-NECKED PHALAROPE was last seen on
Monday. 15 AMERICAN AVOCET with RUDDY TURNSTONE, and a BAIRD'S SANDPIPER
were reported. Other shorebirds seen included hundreds of YELLOWLEGS,
WILLET, 37 STILT, 35 PECTORAL, and 50 WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER, plus WESTERN
SANDPIPER, DUNLIN, and LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER. There was also a reported
SEDGE WREN among the reeds. Also seen were YELLOW WARBLER, SAVANNAH SPARROW,
and BOBOLINK. MERLIN and PEREGRINE FALCON were seen hunting over the marsh.

An AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER was seen Whitehall Neck Road going into Bombay
Hook National Wildlife Refuge near Smyrna. Lots of waterfowl are coming in
Bombay Hook including AMERICAN WIGEON this week, with SHOVELER, PINTAIL,
BLUE-WINGED and GREEN-WINGED TEAL. SNOW GOOSE and TUNDRA SWAN continue to be
seen lingering in Sheerness Pool. Also reported were LITTLE BLUE HERON and
BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERON. Shorebirds seen included over 700 AMERICAN
AVOCET, plus BLACK-BELLIED and SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, lingering HUDSONIAN and
MARBLED GODWIT, SOLITARY SANDPIPER, DUNLIN, WHITE-RUMPED and PECTORAL
SANDPIPER, and LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER. Several MERLIN and PEREGRINES have
also been seen hunting over the marsh. Warblers seen along the boardwalk
trail today included REDSTART, MAGNOLIA, CHESTNUT-SIDED, and BLACK THROATED
BLUE WARBLER, plus RUBY CROWNED KINGLET. A YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT was seen
earlier in the week. BOBOLINKS continue to be seen on the reeds along the
Dike. A BARN SWALLOW was seen among the hundreds of tree swallows.

A high count of 10 BROWN HEADED NUTHATCHES was reported at Big Stone Beach
in Milford Neck Wildlife Area. Some other birds there included a WILLOW
FLYCATCHER, WARBLING VIREO, plus PARULA, PALM, PINE, and YELLOW-RUMPED
WARBLER. WOOD THRUSH was found at the Fork Branch Nature Preserve behind
Delaware State University in Dover. Warbler seen there included BAY
BREASTED, CHESTNUT SIDED, BLACK THROATED BLUE, MAGNOLIA, and PARULA.

A high count of 4 YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT HERONS were found at the ditch along
Cods Road at Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge near Milton. Nearby at
Fowler's Beach there were several SNOWY EGRETS and a LITTLE BLUE HERON.
Shorebirds seen there included Western WILLET, AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER,
BLACK-BELLIED and SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, 2 RED KNOT, WHITE-RUMPED and WESTERN
SANDPIPER.  There was also a high count of 113 BLACK SKIMMER, with CASPIAN,
COMMON, and ROYAL TERN. Also reported was SEASIDE SPARROW and BOAT-TAILED
GRACKLE. BLACK TERN was found at Broadkill Marsh along with 65 AMERICAN
AVOCETS and RED KNOT.

LINCOLN'S SPARROW and PHILADELPHIA VIREO were reported in the woods at the
south end of Cods Road along with WARBLING, WHITE-EYE, and many RED-EYED
VIREOS. Also seen was BALTIMORE ORIOLES. WARBLERS reported included
MAGNOLIA, CHESTNUT-SIDED, BLACKPOLL, BLACK-THROATED BLUE, and PRAIRIE.
WARBLERS seen at Little Neck Wildlife Area included OVENBIRD, BLACKPOLL, and
BLACK AND WHITE. PRAIRIE WARBLER was also seen at the headquarters at Prime
Hook along with NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH, MAGNOLIA, and REDSTART, plus
RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET.

AMERICAN AVOCET , MARBLED and HUDSONIAN GODWIT were found at Gordon's Pond
in Cape Henlopen State Park, along with BLACK-BELLIED and SEMIPALMATED
PLOVER, STILT SANDPIPER plus CASPIAN, ROYAL, and BLACK TERN. Water levels
are perfect right now for returning waterfowl and egrets, seen this week was
a TRICOLORED and GREEN HERON plus GLOSSY IBIS. Three LESSER BLACK-BACKED
GULLS were found along the beach between Gordon's Pond and Herring Point.

TRICOLORED and GREEN HERON were also reported at Bay Vista near Rehoboth
Beach. BROWN-HEADED NUTHATCH and GREAT HORNED OWL were also seen there. A
CONNECTICUT WARBLER was found at the McCabe Preserve near Milton. BARRED OWL
was also reported. A PHILADELPHIA VIREO was found in a yard at Old Landing
near Rehoboth Beach. WARBLERS seen there included WILSON'S, MAGNOLIA, and
NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH. THE first BROWN CREEPER the season was reported this
evening near Georgetown.

A late EASTERN KINGBIRD was seen at White Clay Creek State Park. An OVENBIRD
was seen in a yard near Newark this evening. A late TRAIL'S FLYCATCHER was
found at Ag Hall at the University of Delaware campus south of Newark.
WARBLERS seen there included Western PALM, BLACKPOLL, PINE, and
BLACK-THROATED GREEN. Also reported was SCARLET TANAGER and BOBOLINK. 

MUTE SWAN and SNOW GEESE continue to be seen at Carousel Park near Pike
Creek. A PHILADELPHIA VIREO was also seen there. Warblers seen included
MAGNOLIA, CHESTNUT SIDED and BLACK THROATED GREEN. A BARRED OWL was seen
sitting on a feeder this afternoon near Hockessin, looking for a snack with
tea. A late YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO was reported at the Peterson Wildlife
Refuge in downtown Wilmington. BLUE-WINGED TEAL was also seen there along
with GREAT EGRET and DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT, plus BOBOLINKS. BROAD-WINGED
HAWKS were seen migrating over Wilmington on Monday. 

Three ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOWS plus BARN SWALLOW was picked out among the flock
of TREE SWALLOWS at Delaware City. A COMMON LOON was seen on the Delaware
River there. A rail seen at Fort DuPont had both CLAPPER and KING RAIL
markings. MAGNOLIA and BLACKPOLL WARBLER reported along with BLUE GROSBEAK.
Five LITTLE BLUE HERONS were reported at Port Penn Impoundments along with 2
PECTORAL SANDPIPERS and 24 CASPIAN TERNS.

This is been a good week at Delaware's Hawk Watches. Over 1000 BROAD-WINGED
HAWKS went by Ashland Nature Center this week, for a total of over 3000 for
the year. High counts were 429 BROAD-WINGS on Monday and 773 BROAD WINGS on
Tuesday. There were also good numbers of AMERICAN KESTREL and SHARP-SHINNED
HAWKS reported, plus 25 BALD EAGLES and 40 OSPREY for the week. Other birds
seen included late migrating COMMON NIGHTHAWKS, RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRDS,
and the first RUBY-CROWNED KINGLETS of the season.

A single BROAD-WINGED HAWK was seen at the Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch on
Tuesday, only the second of the season. It's always a good day when you get
a BROAD-WING down along the beach. Tuesday was a great day at the hawkwatch
with lots of FALCONS going through including 30 KESTREL, 19 MERLIN, and 15
PEREGRINE FALCON. Also seen was 54 SHARP-SHINNED and 20 COOPER'S HAWKS.
Other birds reported included BLACK SCOTER, BROWN PELICAN, YELLOW THROATED
VIREO, BROWN-HEADED NUTHATCH and YELLOW WARBLER.

Thanks to everybody that contributed this week including, Chris Bennett,
Kathy Barrowclough, George Armistead, Bill Stewart, Ian Stewart, Chuck
Fullmer, Andy Urquhart, Mike Bowen, Amy O'Neil, Sally O'Byrne, Kim
Steininger, Maureen Markow, Mike Gardner, Chris Rowe, Joe Sebastiani, Derek
Stoner, Damon Orsetti, Tim Freiday, Gina Sheridan, Nancy Cunningham, Rod
Murray, Dennis Mueller, Rich Clifton, Hugh McGuinness, Richard Julian, Sue
Gruver, Sharon Lynn, Lynn Smith, Robert Klarquist, Tim Schrenkengost, Alex
Lamoreaux, Maurice Barnhill, Alan Kneidel and Joe Russell. Special thanks to
our two hawk counters this season Jennifer Ottinger and Will Almeida.
Remember, the birdline needs your sightings! Please call your reports into
302-792-9591 or email ednieap AT verizon.net. Until next week, this is Andy
Ednie wishing you good birding!

-end transcript


Andy Ednie 
Claymont, Delaware
Subject: HSR: Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (26 Sep 2014) 472 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2014 19:09:44 -0400
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 26, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                3             57             57
Turkey Vulture               8            185            185
Osprey                     258           1873           1873
Bald Eagle                  16            155            155
Northern Harrier             2             48             48
Sharp-shinned Hawk          37            368            368
Cooper's Hawk                2             63             63
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              3              3
Broad-winged Hawk            0              2              2
Red-tailed Hawk              0             11             11
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel            39            331            331
Merlin                      64            173            173
Peregrine Falcon            38            107            107
Unknown Accipiter            0              5              5
Unknown Buteo                0              2              2
Unknown Falcon               2              6              6
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               3             13             13
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0

Total:                     472           3402           3402
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Jennifer Ottinger

Observers:        Alex Lamoreaux, Diane Kane, Paula Hancock, Rachel Shaprio,
                  Sharon Lynn, Susan Gruver, Tim Schreckengost

Visitors:
Thanks to all the awesome volunteers; Sue, Paula, Sharon, Diane, Alex, Tim,
Bill, and Rachael for the assistance today! 
Visitors include Dennis, Peter, Anna, Andrew, and Ginger plus 43 others


Weather:
Clear skies for most of the day becoming partly cloudy in the afternoon,
temp 18-22C, vis 20km, wind ENE, NNE, N at 7-10mph decreasing in the
afternoon.

Raptor Observations:
Fantastic day with a big push of ospreys and falcons. Great merlin count
and peregrines moving through late in the afternoon. Most migrants passing
to the south and far off past the Great Dune. 
Sixteen bald eagles: 4 juvenile, 2 immature, 8 adult, 2 unk age.


Non-raptor Observations:
Our first flocks of snow goose (30), lesser black-backed gull, black
scoter, brown pelican, palm warbler, bank swallow, DC cormorant (116).
Monarch 192
Southern leopard frogs calling from north of platform all day today!

Predictions:
Sunny, high 78, NE wind at 10mph

========================================================================
Report submitted by Jen Ottinger (ottingerjr AT yahoo.com)

Subject: Barred Owl at Feeder in Hockessin
From: Dennis Barrowclough <barrowclough AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2014 13:34:58 -0400
A first for me - a barred owl at my feeder about 1 p.m. today. Kathy Link to
picture:

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/creationsbykathy/15361480505/

 

 
Subject: Raymond, not Bear Swamp
From: Rodney Murray <rcmurray213 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2014 12:53:31 -0400
Correction...the Boardwalk Trail at Raymond, not Bear Swamp...geesh

Rod Murray, somewhere in Middletown
Subject: Bear Swamp trail at Bombay Hook
From: Rodney Murray <rcmurray213 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2014 12:49:47 -0400
The area by the beginning of the Boardwalk Trail at Bombay Hook was alive
with warblers early this morning.  From one spot I observed several Am.
Redstarts, Magnolias, Black-throated Blues, N Parulas, Black-and-whites,
one Chestnut-sided,  and one RC Kinglet.  White-eyed and Red-eyed vireos
were numerous.   A few Bobolinks were still hanging around Shearness.

Rod Murray, Middletown
Subject: Migrants at Middle Run
From: "Amy O'Neil" <parakeet93 AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2014 11:04:28 -0400
This morning I had a late start and a short amount of time at Middle Run, but I 
had my first-of-season Ruby-crowned Kinglet at trail marker 7 (along with a 
beautiful low Magnolia Warbler), and on my way back to the parking lot I had a 
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker on the trees lining the edge of the field. Also there 
were at least 150 Tree Swallows circling above & streaming southward. 


Amy O'Neil
North Wilmington 

Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Cape Henlopen State Park Bird Walk
From: "Julian, Richard (DNREC)" <Richard.Julian AT STATE.DE.US>
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2014 14:01:00 +0000
Please join us at 8am at the Cape Henlopen Nature Center on Tuesday September 
30. 


We will search the park for fall migrants and other birds.


Thank you for supporting Delaware State Parks

Richard W. Julian
Cape Henlopen State Park
(302) 645-6852
Subject: Little Creek this morning and my first Snow Geese of the fall
From: Christopher Bennett <cpb2564 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2014 09:48:55 -0400
I ran out to Little Creek this morning to see what may have dropped in last
night.  I drove and walked the road from the new Hunter Ed. building to the
end of the road beyond the gate by the obs. tower. There were only a few
migrant songbirds - but the back side of the impoundment on the west side
of the road down near the Little River was loaded with waterfowl.  There
were tons of Green-winged Teal and lesser numbers of Blue-winged Teal,
Northern Pintail and Northern Shoveler.  I had a little group of 15 Wood
Ducks, a couple Yellowlegs and a Solitary Sandpiper in the little, nearly
dry pond on the east side of the road.  In the trees there I had a little
mixed flock of songbirds inlcuding a Black-and-white Warbler, a Northern
Parula, an American Redstart a few Red-eyed Vireos and a grayish empid
with, whitish belly, breast only slightly grayish and an indistinct
eye-ring.  On my way out, there were 3 Turkeys where the road abuts the ag
field on the east side of the road.

On the way into the office I had a group of 25 Snow Geese mixed in with a
big flock of Canada Geese in the westernmost field on the north side of
South Little Creek Road.

My ebird list from Little Creek is below.

Little Creek WA - Headquarters Road, Kent, US-DE
Sep 26, 2014 7:30 AM - 8:40 AM
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
Comments: Combination of walking and driving
51 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose 50
Wood Duck 15
American Black Duck 1
Mallard 50
Blue-winged Teal 25
Northern Shoveler 15
Northern Pintail 50
Green-winged Teal 300
Wild Turkey 3
Pied-billed Grebe 9
Double-crested Cormorant 20
Great Blue Heron 5
Great Egret 20
Snowy Egret 20
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Solitary Sandpiper 1
Greater Yellowlegs 10
Lesser Yellowlegs 5
Least Sandpiper 2
Laughing Gull 10
Ring-billed Gull 2
Herring Gull 1
Caspian Tern 2
Forster's Tern 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 6
Empidonax sp. 1
Red-eyed Vireo 4
Blue Jay 5
Tree Swallow 200
Barn Swallow 1
Carolina Chickadee 3
Tufted Titmouse 2
House Wren 2
Marsh Wren 1
Carolina Wren 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2
American Robin 5
Gray Catbird 10
Brown Thrasher 1
European Starling 2
Black-and-white Warbler 1
Common Yellowthroat 4
American Redstart 1
Northern Parula 1
Eastern Towhee 5
Savannah Sparrow 10
Song Sparrow 1
Swamp Sparrow 2
Northern Cardinal 5
Red-winged Blackbird 10
Subject: Brandywine Creek State Park Bird Walk
From: Andrew Ednie <ednieap AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2014 08:09:52 -0400
The monthly bird walk at Brandywine Creek will be this Saturday,
September27th. We'll meet at 8 am at the park nature center, all are
welcome. The park is getting a few migrants right now, maybe some new birds
with the front that went through last night. The walk will be until 10:30,
cover about 2 miles. Wear bug repellant and boots for wet grass. The walk is
free, but park entrance fees are in place. 

 

Good birding, 

Andy

 

 

Andy Ednie 

Claymont, Delaware

 
Subject: HSR: Ashland Nature Center (25 Sep 2014) 6 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2014 19:09:39 -0400
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 25, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              9              9
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Osprey                       1            138            138
Bald Eagle                   0             77             78
Northern Harrier             0             32             32
Sharp-shinned Hawk           3            423            423
Cooper's Hawk                0             61             61
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0             19             19
Broad-winged Hawk            0           3331           3332
Red-tailed Hawk              0             30             30
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             2            153            153
Merlin                       0              7              7
Peregrine Falcon             0              1              1
Unknown Accipiter            0             20             20
Unknown Buteo                0             19             19
Unknown Falcon               0              9              9
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0             17             17
Mississippi Kite             0              0              1

Total:                       6           4346           4349
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 14:30:00 
Total observation time: 6.25 hours

Official Counter:        Will Almeida

Observers:        Kim Steininger

Visitors:
1 Visitor, Elizabeth Osborne stopped by despite the weather, thanks for the
coffee and the company!
Thanks Kim for stopping by and lending an eye in the rain also!


Weather:
Rainy all day, temperature high of 16.3, varying Northerly winds, full
visibility.

Raptor Observations:
slow day due to weather 1 low flying Osprey, 3 Sharp Shinned Hawks and 2
American Kestrels.

Non-raptor Observations:
52 Canada Geese, 1 American Redstart, 2 Rose-breasted Grosbeak and 1
White-throated Sparrow

Predictions:
Predicted to be partly sunny, warmer than today with Northern winds.
Could be a lot of activity following a full day of rain and northern winds!
========================================================================
Report submitted by  (williamtalmeida AT gmail.com)
Ashland Nature Center information may be found at:
www.delawarenaturesociety.org

Subject: HSR: Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (25 Sep 2014) 4 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2014 19:09:56 -0400
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 25, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0             54             54
Turkey Vulture               0            177            177
Osprey                       3           1615           1615
Bald Eagle                   0            139            139
Northern Harrier             0             46             46
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0            331            331
Cooper's Hawk                0             61             61
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              3              3
Broad-winged Hawk            0              2              2
Red-tailed Hawk              0             11             11
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             0            292            292
Merlin                       0            109            109
Peregrine Falcon             1             69             69
Unknown Accipiter            0              5              5
Unknown Buteo                0              2              2
Unknown Falcon               0              4              4
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0             10             10
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0

Total:                       4           2930           2930
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 09:30:00 
Total observation time: 1.5 hours

Official Counter:        Jennifer Ottinger

Observers:        Susan Gruver

Visitors:
Thanks to Sue for sitting in the rain with me for a bit. 
2 visitors


Weather:
Overcast, temp 22C, low visibility, wind E at 15-20mph
Rain after 900EST.


Raptor Observations:
Only a couple of osprey and one peregrine seen during 1.5 hrs of
observation. Rained out the rest of the day.


Non-raptor Observations:
Tree swallow, great black-backed gull, ring-billed gull, laughing gull,
herring gull, caspian tern. 

Predictions:
Partly sunny, high 74F, N wind 11-16mph
Get out and hawk watch!!
========================================================================
Report submitted by Jen Ottinger (ottingerjr AT yahoo.com)

Subject: Flint Woods walk canceled
From: "sally o'byrne" <salobyrne AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2014 06:59:39 -0400
Due to the heavy rain this morning, the Delaware Nature Society walk at Flint 
Woods Preserve is canceled. Hope to see you next week. 


Sally O'Byrne
Subject: HSR: Ashland Nature Center (24 Sep 2014) 76 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2014 20:09:25 -0400
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 24, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              9              9
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Osprey                       9            137            137
Bald Eagle                   1             77             78
Northern Harrier             0             32             32
Sharp-shinned Hawk          34            420            420
Cooper's Hawk                0             61             61
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0             19             19
Broad-winged Hawk            4           3331           3332
Red-tailed Hawk              0             30             30
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel            27            151            151
Merlin                       0              7              7
Peregrine Falcon             0              1              1
Unknown Accipiter            0             20             20
Unknown Buteo                0             19             19
Unknown Falcon               0              9              9
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               1             17             17
Mississippi Kite             0              0              1

Total:                      76           4340           4343
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:15:00 
Observation end   time: 15:00:00 
Total observation time: 7.75 hours

Official Counter:        Will Almeida

Observers:        Kim Steininger

Visitors:
4 Visitors today, 2 from Ohio


Weather:
Temperature high of 21.7 C, with slight N, NE, E winds with periodic
stronger gusts.  Full visibility and 95-100% cloud cover all day.

Raptor Observations:
9 Ospreys, 1 Bald Eagle, 34 Sharp Shinned Hawks, 4 Broad-winged Hawks, 27
American Kestrels and 1 Unid. Raptor



Non-raptor Observations:
1 Common Nighthawk still around, 2 Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, 5 Canada
Geese, 1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet, 1 Black and white Warbler, 1 Common
Yellowthroat, 2 American Redstarts, 2 Northern Parulas, 1 Magnolia Warbler,
4 Palm Warblers, 7 Black-throated green Warblers, 2 White-throated
Sparrows, 3 Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, and 1 Brown Thrasher foraging on the
path all afternoon.

Predictions:
Predicted to be heavy rain
========================================================================
Report submitted by  (williamtalmeida AT gmail.com)
Ashland Nature Center information may be found at:
www.delawarenaturesociety.org

Subject: HSR: Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (24 Sep 2014) 7 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2014 19:09:32 -0400
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 24, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0             54             54
Turkey Vulture               0            177            177
Osprey                       5           1612           1612
Bald Eagle                   0            139            139
Northern Harrier             0             46             46
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0            331            331
Cooper's Hawk                0             61             61
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              3              3
Broad-winged Hawk            0              2              2
Red-tailed Hawk              0             11             11
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             0            292            292
Merlin                       0            109            109
Peregrine Falcon             2             68             68
Unknown Accipiter            0              5              5
Unknown Buteo                0              2              2
Unknown Falcon               0              4              4
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0             10             10
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0

Total:                       7           2926           2926
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Jennifer Ottinger

Observers:        Maureen Ewadinger, Paula Hancock, Susan Gruver,
                  Tim Schreckengost

Visitors:
Thanks to Sue, Maureen, and Paula for the company and assisting with the
count, and thanks to Tim S. for the help and for finding the jaeger!
22 visitors



Weather:
Overcast, temp 21-22C, vis 18-20km, very windy today with E winds 18-25mph,
gusting to 30mph. 


Raptor Observations:
Very slow with the strong east winds, a few osprey and a couple of
peregrines. One resident adult bald eagle. 


Non-raptor Observations:
Parasitic jaeger, caspian tern, royal tern, DC cormorant (73).


Predictions:
RAIN before 2pm, high of 72F, wind E 15-20mph turning N in the afternoon.

========================================================================
Report submitted by Jen Ottinger (ottingerjr AT yahoo.com)

Subject: Flint Woods walk Thursday
From: "sally o'byrne" <salobyrne AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2014 12:19:25 -0400
Tomorrow I will be leading the weekly bird walk at Flint Woods starting at 8 
am. The preserve is located on Twaddell Mill Rd east of Centreville. Directions 
can be found at http://www.delawarenaturesociety.org/FlintWoodsPreserve. This 
walk is open to everyone and there is no charge. 


Looking at two different weather forecasting sites, one says 90% chance of 
rain, and the other says 30%. If it is raining significantly at 7:30am, you may 
assume the walk will not happen. 


Sally O'Byrne
Subject: HSR: Ashland Nature Center (23 Sep 2014) 838 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2014 21:09:46 -0400
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 23, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              9              9
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Osprey                       4            128            128
Bald Eagle                   3             76             77
Northern Harrier             0             32             32
Sharp-shinned Hawk          35            386            386
Cooper's Hawk                4             61             61
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0             19             19
Broad-winged Hawk          773           3327           3328
Red-tailed Hawk              2             30             30
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel            11            124            124
Merlin                       1              7              7
Peregrine Falcon             0              1              1
Unknown Accipiter            2             20             20
Unknown Buteo                1             19             19
Unknown Falcon               0              9              9
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               2             16             16
Mississippi Kite             0              0              1

Total:                     838           4264           4267
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Will Almeida

Observers:        Dan Meyer, Don Ayers, Joe Sebastiani, Kim Steininger,
                  Sarah Luca

Visitors:
1 Visitor from Missouri!


Weather:
Temperature high of 21.6 C, slight North winds in the morning, with some
NE, NW variance later in the day.  Full visibility and cloudless skies all
day.

Raptor Observations:
773 Broadwinged Hawks streamed by today! Accompanied by 4 Ospreys, 3 Bald
Eagles, 35 Sharp Shinned Hawks, 4 Cooper's Hawks, 2 Red-tailed Hawks, 11
American Kestrels, 1 Merlin.

2 Unid. Accipiters, 1 Unid. Buteos, 2 Unid. Raptors

Non-raptor Observations:
88 Canada Goose, 1 Great Blue Heron, Blue-headed Vireo, Red-eyed Vireo,
Eastern Pheobe, Chipping Sparrow, 1 Northern Parula, 2 Black-throated
Green, 1 Rose-breasted Grosbeak, 1 Indigo Bunting and 53 Monarchs

Predictions:
Predicted to be slightly warmer, hopefully another Broad-winged Hawk push!
========================================================================
Report submitted by  (williamtalmeida AT gmail.com)
Ashland Nature Center information may be found at:
www.delawarenaturesociety.org

Subject: HSR: Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (23 Sep 2014) 225 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2014 20:09:07 -0400
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 23, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0             54             54
Turkey Vulture               2            177            177
Osprey                      61           1607           1607
Bald Eagle                   8            139            139
Northern Harrier             9             46             46
Sharp-shinned Hawk          54            331            331
Cooper's Hawk               20             61             61
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              3              3
Broad-winged Hawk            1              2              2
Red-tailed Hawk              1             11             11
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel            30            292            292
Merlin                      19            109            109
Peregrine Falcon            15             66             66
Unknown Accipiter            1              5              5
Unknown Buteo                1              2              2
Unknown Falcon               1              4              4
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               2             10             10
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0

Total:                     225           2919           2919
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Jennifer Ottinger

Observers:        Dennis Foley, Mark Odell, Paula Hancock, Rachel Shaprio,
                  Susan Gruver

Visitors:
Thanks to Sue, Mark, Dennis, Paula, and Rachel for assisting with the count
today! 
Visitors include WHYY Ch. 12 film crew, Jodi, Teddy, and 35 others. 


Weather:
Overcast, temp 15-20C, vis 20km, wind NE through most of the day turning
ENE late in the afternoon, winds decreasing in the afternoon. 


Raptor Observations:
Migrants coming through high overhead, then north of the platform later in
the day. Great species diversity with good counts of osprey, sharp-shinned,
Cooper's hawk, kestrels, merlin and peregrines. 
Eight bald eagles: 1 adult, 1 juvenile, 4 immature, 2 unk age. Two resident
adult eagles. 

Non-raptor Observations:
Brown pelican (1), great crested flycatcher, hairy woodpecker, DC cormorant
(67). 
Good monarch migration with 184.


Predictions:
Mostly cloudy, high 73F, windy E wind at 18-26mph, rain after 5pm 
========================================================================
Report submitted by Jen Ottinger (ottingerjr AT yahoo.com)

Subject: Middle Run: Broad-wingeds and Blackburnians
From: Derek Stoner <derek AT DELAWARENATURESOCIETY.ORG>
Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2014 20:56:06 +0000
Greetings DE-Birders:

The First Day of Fall greeted birders this morning with temperatures in the low 
40's, and the crew gathered at the Middle Run Birding Trail before the bird 
walk began quickly picked up a flurry of migrants moving about in the hedgerow: 
new arrivals like Swamp Sparrow and Yellow-bellied Sapsucker joined by warblers 
like Black-throated Green, Magnolia, American Redstart and Tennessee feeding 
low in the goldenrod patches. 


Thinking we'd found a jackpot of songbirds and that the flocks would keep 
building in numbers, we gathered up our group of 21 birders at 8:00am and 
headed right back to the place with all the activity. And we found...almost 
nothing. A few Eastern Towhees, Gray Catbirds, Field Sparrows, and Northern 
Cardinals kicked about, but we found zero warblers present. Nada one. 


In search of a place where "all the warblers went" we ended up stumbling across 
quite a raptor show from the field in front of Tri-State Bird Rescue. First a 
Broad-winged Hawk perched on a bare snag showed off for a long while, giving us 
easy scope views of this species we rarely see out in the open sitting still. 
Soon the surrounding woodlands began to cough up Broad-wingeds, as these 
forest-dwelling raptors left their night-time roosts and began to rise en masse 
above the trees. In almost every direction there were small groups of 
Broad-wingeds flapping hard and gaining altitude, creating mini-kettles that 
rose to a few hundred feet and then streamed overhead as they flew due 
Southwest. In the course of a half-hour, we saw at least 150 Broad-wingeds 
leave the forest and begin migrating. 


Still in need of a warbler fix, we headed back to the Birding Trail around 
9:45am and found an out-of-the-wind location near Trail Marker 14. As soon as 
we entered this protected location with lots of insect activity, the warblers 
magically appeared. A group of Blackburnian Warblers (at least four 
individuals) fed low in the Black Walnut trees around us, joined by 
Black-throated Greens, Magnolias, Chestnut-sideds, Northern Parulas, and a 
beautiful male Bay-breasted Warbler. The show lasted for at least a half-hour, 
with the warblers often within fifteen feet or less as they nabbed inchworms, 
stinkbugs, and other insect fare. Persistence paid off for our group, and the 
late morning warbler show made up for the earlier warbler drought. 


A few photos of the Blackburnians and Broad-wingeds are posted on the Middle 
Run Birding Flickr page: 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/125621243 AT N08/

Other observers this morning added Black-and-white, Cape May, and Canada 
Warblers, to bring the total to 14 species of warblers found. A total of 71 
species were observed on the morning, with multiple Scarlet Tanagers, 
Rose-breasted Grosbeaks, and Indigo Buntings adding neo-tropical flavor to the 
mix of migrants. 


Good birding,

Derek Stoner

Conservation Project Coordinator
Delaware Nature Society
derek AT delawarenaturesociety.org
Subject: Cape Henlopen Bird Walk Sightings
From: "Julian, Richard (DNREC)" <Richard.Julian AT STATE.DE.US>
Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:37:30 +0000
Here are the sightings from the Tuesday, 9/23 8AM Cape Henlopen State Park bird 
walk along the Gordons Pond trail starting at Herring Point: 


Carolina Wren, Carolina Chickadee, Brown-headed Nuthatch, Tufted Titmouse, Pine 
Warbler, Black and White Warbler, American Crow, Red-eyed Vireo, Eastern Wood 
Peewee, Northern Cardinal, Peregrine Falcon, Downy Woodpecker, Tree Swallows, 
Great Blue Heron, Great Egret, Double-crested cormorant, Mourning Dove, Gray 
Catbird, Chipping Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Blue Grosbeak, Common Yellowthroat, 
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Snowy Egret, Greater Yellowlegs, Forster's Tern, 
Laughing Gull, Herring Gull, Bald Eagle, Turkey Vulture, Osprey 


Next walk will be Tuesday, 9/30 at 8am meeting at the Nature Center.


Richard W. Julian
Cape Henlopen State Park
(302) 645-6852
Subject: HSR: Ashland Nature Center (22 Sep 2014) 523 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2014 10:09:17 -0400
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 22, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                8              9              9
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Osprey                      11            124            124
Bald Eagle                  11             73             74
Northern Harrier             0             32             32
Sharp-shinned Hawk          31            351            351
Cooper's Hawk                5             57             57
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          2             19             19
Broad-winged Hawk          429           2554           2555
Red-tailed Hawk              0             28             28
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel            14            113            113
Merlin                       1              6              6
Peregrine Falcon             0              1              1
Unknown Accipiter            5             18             18
Unknown Buteo                4             18             18
Unknown Falcon               0              9              9
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               2             14             14
Mississippi Kite             0              0              1

Total:                     523           3426           3429
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Kim Steininger, Sally O'Byrne

Observers:        Amy White, Andy Ednie, Derek Stoner, Dirk Robinson,
                  Jim White, Joe Sebastiani, Kim Steininger, Mike Gardner,
                  Sally O'Byrne

Visitors:
11


Weather:
Cool with NW Winds.  Partly cloudy skies.

Raptor Observations:
Late day Broad-winged Hawk push, with good #s of Sharp-shinned Hawk and
Kestrel.

Non-raptor Observations:
64 Monarch butterflies.  Canada Geese migrating, 4 Ruby-throated
Hummingbird migrants, Eastern Wood-pewee.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Joe Sebastiani (joe AT delawarenaturesociety.org)
Ashland Nature Center information may be found at:
www.delawarenaturesociety.org

Subject: HSR: Ashland Nature Center (21 Sep 2014) 42 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Tue, 23 Sep 2014 10:09:27 -0400
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 21, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                1              1              1
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Osprey                       3            113            113
Bald Eagle                   3             62             63
Northern Harrier             1             32             32
Sharp-shinned Hawk          14            320            320
Cooper's Hawk                2             52             52
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          5             17             17
Broad-winged Hawk            2           2125           2126
Red-tailed Hawk              2             28             28
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             7             99             99
Merlin                       0              5              5
Peregrine Falcon             1              1              1
Unknown Accipiter            1             13             13
Unknown Buteo                0             14             14
Unknown Falcon               0              9              9
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0             12             12
Mississippi Kite             0              0              1

Total:                      42           2903           2906
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Bob Rufe, Kim Steininger

Observers:        Angie Barbato, Kim Steininger, Maureen Markow, Mike Hudson,
                  Sarah Luca

Visitors:
9


Weather:
Variable winds and warm with heavy cloud cover.

Raptor Observations:
Mediocre, given the season but we had our first Peregrine Falcon.

Non-raptor Observations:
4 Wood Duck, 31 Common Nighthawk, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Yellow-rumped
Warbler, 3 Black-throated Green Warbler.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Joe Sebastiani (joe AT delawarenaturesociety.org)
Ashland Nature Center information may be found at:
www.delawarenaturesociety.org

Subject: Re: Last of summer bird
From: Diane Kane <dianejkane AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 21:09:45 -0400
Sorry for the it's!

Diane J Kane,
Sent from my iPhone

> On Sep 22, 2014, at 21:07, Diane Kane  wrote:
> 
> While watching the last official sunset of summer from our rooftop deck 
tonight, we saw a single common nighthawk closely fly over us heading west over 
Rehoboth Bay. It's white wing bars said goodbye to summer! 

> 
> From Indian Beach, Diane Kane 
> 
> Diane J Kane,
> Sent from my iPhone
Subject: Last of summer bird
From: Diane Kane <dianejkane AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 21:07:45 -0400
While watching the last official sunset of summer from our rooftop deck 
tonight, we saw a single common nighthawk closely fly over us heading west over 
Rehoboth Bay. It's white wing bars said goodbye to summer! 


From Indian Beach, Diane Kane 

Diane J Kane,
Sent from my iPhone
Subject: hawk watching in Wilmington
From: "sally o'byrne" <salobyrne AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 17:47:33 -0400
John Barczewski and I had a great ‘happy hour’ hawk watch from my front porch 
on Franklin Street. After spending a morning at the Ashland hawk watch, it was 
downright fun to spot Broadwings from my front porch with a beer in hand. Here 
is the list: 


  
O'Byrne yard B, New Castle, US-DE
Sep 22, 2014 4:20 PM - 5:35 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments:     John Barczewski and I sitting on  my front porch watching the sky
11 species

Black Vulture  8
Sharp-shinned Hawk  2
Cooper's Hawk  2
Broad-winged Hawk  129
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  4
Mourning Dove  3
Chimney Swift  15
American Kestrel  1
Peregrine Falcon  1
American Crow  3


p.s. Chimney Swifts are beginning to gather and they are still going into the 
pipe at the top of Ingleside Retirement Apartment. 

Subject: Migration in the Piedmont Region Today
From: Derek Stoner <derek AT DELAWARENATURESOCIETY.ORG>
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 20:53:27 +0000
Greetings DE-Birders:

With the return of pleasant North winds pushing away the warm southerly winds 
that persisted over the weekend, many new migrants are passing through the 
region today. The Ashland Hawk Watch had a very nice flurry of raptors (many 
kettles of Broad-wingeds) streaming through today, along with dozens of Monarch 
butterflies and high-flying flocks of migrant Canada Geese. Lighter Northwest 
winds tomorrow look to offer the chance of one more good movement of 
Broad-winged Hawks. 


This morning at Middle Run Natural Area, a good number of warblers could be 
found in the thickets in out-of-the-wind locations. Magnolia Warblers, 
Black-throated Green Warblers, and American Redstarts were the most numerous, 
and a Canada Warbler and female Black-throated Blue Warbler the most notable. A 
juvenile Little Blue Heron (uncommonly seen up in the Piedmont region) graced 
one of the Middle Run ponds this morning. I've posted a few photos of these 
birds on the Middle Run Flickr page: 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/125621243 AT N08/ 


The weekly volunteer-led walk at Middle Run will be held tomorrow morning 
(Tuesday) from 8:00am to 10:00am, meeting at the parking lot off of Possum 
Hollow Road. Follow the signs for "Middle Run Birding Trail." For directions to 
the location, please visit: 
www.delnature.org/middlerun 


Good birding,

Derek Stoner

Conservation Project Coordinator
Delaware Nature Society
Subject: HSR: Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (22 Sep 2014) 157 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 16:09:03 -0400
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 22, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0             54             54
Turkey Vulture               1            175            175
Osprey                      48           1546           1546
Bald Eagle                  19            131            131
Northern Harrier             1             37             37
Sharp-shinned Hawk          38            277            277
Cooper's Hawk                3             41             41
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              3              3
Broad-winged Hawk            0              1              1
Red-tailed Hawk              1             10             10
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel            31            262            262
Merlin                      10             90             90
Peregrine Falcon             0             51             51
Unknown Accipiter            2              4              4
Unknown Buteo                1              1              1
Unknown Falcon               0              3              3
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               2              8              8
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0

Total:                     157           2694           2694
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Susan Gruver

Observers:        Alex Lamoreaux, Art Zdancewic, Kevin Bronson

Visitors:
thank you to Kevin,Art and Alex for their help today and Ginger and Jack
and 26 others


Weather:
wind NW/N/NN at 5.7-10.6 mph.,temp. 20-23c,clcv 5,0,10,24%, visb. 20k

Raptor Observations:
Sharp-Shinned Hawks picked up today with 38,Kestrels at 31, and B. Eagles
at 19

Non-raptor Observations:
1-Kingbird,1-Semi-Palmated Plover,2-Brown-headed Nuthatch,1-Greater Yellow
Legs. 50 Monarch Butterflies

Predictions:
partly cloudy, high 67, wind NNE  10-15
========================================================================
Report submitted by Sue Gruver (srgruver AT aol.com)

Subject: Satruday Fieldtrip to Gordons Pond
From: Christopher Bennett <cpb2564 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:23:25 -0400
I apologize for the delay in posting the results of the Sussex Bird Club
fieldtrip around Gordons Pond on Saturday.  Eight people joined me at the
Herring Point parking lot at 7 am where we had a couple Carolina Wrens
calling from the pine forest next to the lot.  We started down the trail
and thanks to the prolonged easterly winds of the previous days the birding
was very SLOW.  We had a *Merlin *pass overhead not too far down the trail
and spotted one, the same bird possibly, perched in the top of a pine int
he dunes about 1/4 of the way down the boardwalk.  Based on size compared
to the nearby pine cones it appeared to be a male.  Near the south end of
the boardwalk we spotted a second Merlin perched in a tree that appeared to
be a female.  Not long after that a *Peregrine Falcon *streaked past the
boardwalk heading south.  Water levels in Gordons Pond are great right now
with more than enough water for waterfowl and foraging herons and egrets
and adequate shallow water and fringing mudflats for feeding shorebirds and
roosting gulls and terns.  We found the Peregrine Falcon sitting  on a
sandbar in the northwest corner of the pond and were able to close enough
to it to see through a scope that it was wearing coded bands - a black band
with code 79 over a green band with code BA.  The color scheme indicates
that it was banded somewhere in the eastern United Stated.  Shorebirds seen
included *Greater *and *Lesser Yellowlegs *(a few dozen of each), *Willet *(1),
*American Avocet *(1), *Black-bellied Plover *(maybe a dozen), *Semipalmated
Plover *(2), *Marbled Godwit* (1) and *Hudsonian Godwit *(1).  There was a
large aggregation of herons in a marsh panne west of the trail that
included dozens of *Snowy *and *Great Egrets*, *Tricolored Heron *(2) and a
handful of *Glossy Ibis*.  We also saw a few *Green Herons *around the
edges of the pond and *Great Blue Herons *around the pond and in the
marsh.  An adult *Bald Eagle *watched us watch it serenely from the osprey
nest in the pine in the small island in the pond.  Other birds seen around
the pond included *Forster's *and *Caspian Terns*, *Laughing*, *Ring-billed
*and *Herring Gulls*, a few large flocks of migrating *Double Crested
Cormorants*, a couple *Mallards *and a single *Northern Pintail*.  On the
walk back to Herring Point along the beach we had at least 2 adult and 1
third-cylce *Lesser Black-backed Gulls*.

Chris Bennett
Milford, DE
Subject: HSR: Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (21 Sep 2014) 61 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2014 18:09:32 -0400
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 21, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0             54             54
Turkey Vulture               0            174            174
Osprey                      47           1498           1498
Bald Eagle                   5            112            112
Northern Harrier             0             36             36
Sharp-shinned Hawk           3            239            239
Cooper's Hawk                1             38             38
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              3              3
Broad-winged Hawk            0              1              1
Red-tailed Hawk              0              9              9
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             0            231            231
Merlin                       2             80             80
Peregrine Falcon             1             51             51
Unknown Accipiter            1              2              2
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              3              3
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               1              6              6
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0

Total:                      61           2537           2537
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Susan Gruver

Observers:        Alex Lamoreaux, Art Zdancewic, Kevin Bronson,
                  Rachel Shaprio

Visitors:
 22 visitors


Weather:
wind N/NNE/ENE/NNW/N/NNW from 3.4-6.2 mph, temp 23-25c, cloud cover 100%
all day except for last hour at 85%,visb 5-10-15k. Cloudy almost all day
until last hour when sun and a little bit of blue sky peeked out.

Raptor Observations:
very slow day up until last hour. Mostly Osprey and 5 migrating B. Eagles(
1- st year,1-3rd yr,1-adult,1- JV,1-IMM

Non-raptor Observations:
1-Northern Gannet, 2 Black Scoter,Lesser Black-Backed Gull
Thanks to Kevin and Art and Alex for enduring the slow time with little
movement and Rachael

Predictions:
sunny, high 73, wind WNW 10-20
========================================================================
Report submitted by Sue Gruver (srgruver AT aol.com)

Subject: HSR: Ashland Nature Center (20 Sep 2014) 74 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2014 11:09:46 -0400
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 20, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Osprey                      11            110            110
Bald Eagle                   7             59             60
Northern Harrier             1             31             31
Sharp-shinned Hawk          37            306            306
Cooper's Hawk                1             50             50
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0             12             12
Broad-winged Hawk            6           2123           2124
Red-tailed Hawk              1             26             26
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             9             92             92
Merlin                       0              5              5
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0             12             12
Unknown Buteo                0             14             14
Unknown Falcon               0              9              9
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               1             12             12
Mississippi Kite             0              0              1

Total:                      74           2861           2864
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Will Almeida

Observers:        Joe Sebastiani, Kim Steininger

Visitors:
15 Visitors today including Jim Lewis plus 6 from Raptor Fest


Weather:
Temperature high of 26.3 C, Slight East, SouthEast winds, full visibility
all day.

Raptor Observations:
11 Ospreys, 7 Bald Eagles, 37 Sharp Shinned Hawks, 1 Cooper's Hawks, 6
Broadwinged Hawks, 1 Northern Harrier, 1 Red-tailed Hawk, 9 American
Kestrels, and 1 Unid. Raptor

Non-raptor Observations:
9 Monarchs, 4 Common Nighthawks, 14 Canada Goose, 1 Belted Kingfisher made
an appearance, 1 Black and White Warbler, 1 American Redstart, 1 Palm
Warbler, 1 Pine Warbler, and 2 Black-throated Green Warblers.
Unfortunately also 7 Balloons were seen floating by through out the day
========================================================================
Report submitted by  (williamtalmeida AT gmail.com)
Ashland Nature Center information may be found at:
www.delawarenaturesociety.org

Subject: HSR: Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (20 Sep 2014) 40 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 16:09:24 -0400
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 20, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0             54             54
Turkey Vulture               2            174            174
Osprey                      30           1451           1451
Bald Eagle                   2            107            107
Northern Harrier             1             36             36
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0            236            236
Cooper's Hawk                1             37             37
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              3              3
Broad-winged Hawk            0              1              1
Red-tailed Hawk              0              9              9
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             0            231            231
Merlin                       2             78             78
Peregrine Falcon             2             50             50
Unknown Accipiter            0              1              1
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              3              3
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              5              5
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0

Total:                      40           2476           2476
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Jennifer Ottinger, Susan Gruver

Observers:        Bruce Peterjohn, Diane Kane, Susan Gruver

Visitors:
thanks to bruce and Diane for their help and 41 others


Weather:
wind SE,S,East, 4.8-12 mph., temp 22-27c., cloud cover-100%, visb. 18-15k.,

Raptor Observations:
due to East winds a very low count today.
2 Jv. Eagle, 1 local Adult B. Eagle

Non-raptor Observations:
1-Common Loon,329 DCCO's,

Predictions:
winds from SE
========================================================================
Report submitted by Sue Gruver (srgruver AT aol.com)

Subject: RBA: Birdline Delaware, September 19th, 2014
From: Andrew Ednie <ednieap AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Sat, 20 Sep 2014 11:08:28 -0400
RBA
* Delaware
* Statewide
* September 19, 2014
* DEST1409.19
      	
*Birds mentioned
Tundra Swan
Snow Goose
Blue-winged Teal
Gadwall
Northern Pintail
Northern Shoveler
Green-winged Teal
Black Scoter
Red-breasted Merganser
Wild Turkey
Ring-necked Pheasant
Pied-billed Grebe
Brown Pelican
Little Blue Heron
Tricolored Heron
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night Heron
Yellow-crowned Night Heron
Osprey
Bald Eagle
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
Broad-winged Hawk
Sora
American Oystercatcher
Black-necked Stilt
American Avocet
Black-bellied Plover
American Golden Plover
Semipalmated Plover
Willet
Whimbrel
Hudsonian Godwit
Marbled Godwit
Ruddy Turnstone
Red Knot
Sanderling
Western Sandpiper
White-rumped Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Stilt Sandpiper
BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER
Wilson's Phalarope
RED-NECKED PHALAROPE
Bonaparte's Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Caspian Tern
Black Tern
Common Tern
Royal Tern
Black Skimmer
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Black-billed Cuckoo
Eastern Screech Owl
Great Horned Owl
Barred Owl
Common Nighthawk
American Kestrel
Merlin
Peregrine Falcon
Acadian Flycatcher
Least Flycatcher
Great Crested Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird
Yellow-throated Vireo
Blue-headed Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Philadelphia Vireo
White-breasted Nuthatch
Brown-headed Nuthatch
Winter Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Veery
Gray-cheeked Thrush
Swainson's Thrush
American Pipit
Ovenbird
Northern Waterthrush
Black and White Warbler
American Redstart
Prothonotary Warbler
Blue-winged Warbler
BREWSTER'S WARBLER
Tennessee Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Northern Parula
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Cape May Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Palm Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
Canada Warbler
Vesper Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
LINCOLN'S SPARROW
Summer Tanager
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Blue Grosbeak
Bobolink
PURPLE FINCH

Hotline: Birdline Delaware
Date: September 19, 2014
To Report: Andy Ednie 302-792-9591 (VOICE)
Compiler: Andy Ednie (ednieap AT verizon.net)
Coverage: Delaware, Delmarva Peninsula, nearby Delaware Valley, Southern
New Jersey, Maryland

For Friday, September 19th, this is Birdline Delaware from the Delaware
Museum of Natural History in Greenville. This unofficial Delaware annual
list annual list remained at 317 species this week, but fall is upon us.
This week's highlights include 6 species of vireo, big hawk flights, and the
first return of sparrows into the state. 31 species of shorebird were
reported along with 25 species of warbler. 

The best bird this week was a BREWSTER'S WARBLER photographed at Middle Run
Natural Area near Newark on Saturday. This is the other hybrid of
BLUE-WINGED and GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER. Previous reported was LAWRENCE's
WARBLER in August. Also reported was a late CANADA WARBLER.Other warblers
were, CAPE MAY, NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE, MAGNOLIA, BLACKBURNIAN, CHESTNUT
SIDED, PRAIRIE, BLACK-THROATED GREEN and BLUE, WILSON'S, and BLACKPOLL.
Other leftovers included BARRED OWL, YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO, LEAST FLYCATCHER
, PHILADELPHIA VIREO, ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK, INDIGO BUNTING, BOBOLINKS, and
the first GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH and RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET of the season.

A BLUE-HEADED VIREO was seen at Ashland Nature Center. Another new fall
arrival was a pair of LINCOLN'S SPARROW. BLUE-WINGED WARBLER was seen at
Ashland along with BLACK-THROATED BLUE and GREEN, BAY-BREASTED, BLACKPOLL,
CHESTNUT-SIDED, and PALM. Another LINCOLN'S SPARROW was seen at Flint Woods
near Centerville. TENNESSEE and MAGNOLIA WARBLER along with ROSE-BREASTED
GROSBEAK were seen there. PHILADELPHIA VIREO and the first PURPLE FINCH of
the season were reported from a yard in Hockessin. A yard in Pike Creek had
a NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH.

VEERY and SWAINSON'S THRUSH were found in a yard in Brandywine Hundred. Also
reported there were a BAY-BREASTED, BLACKBURNIAN, CHESTNUT-SIDED, and
BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER. A pair of BLACK-THROATED BLUES was found along
Naaman's Creek in Arden. SWAINSON'S THRUSH and VEERY were also reported at
Brandywine Creek State Park along with a late BLACK-BILLED CUCKOO. Warbler
seen there included TENNESSEE, BLACKBURNIAN, BAY-BREASTED, BLACKPOLL,
CHESTNUT-SIDED, and NORTHERN PARULA. YELLOW WARBLER was seen in the willows
at Bellevue State Park, along with MAGNOLIA and BLACK-THROATED GREEN. A
GREEN HERON was seen by the pond. SWAINSON'S THRUSH was also seen downstate
at the Norman G.Wilder Wildlife Area near Dover, along with ACADIAN
FLYCATCHER.

BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS reported along Cartanza Road near Little Creek last
weekend. Also seen there were several SAVANNAH and a VESPER SPARROW on
Monday. The best place for shorebirds continues to be the Pickering Beach
Impoundments at Little Creek Wildlife Management Area. WILSON'S and
RED-NECKED PHALAROPE continue be reported along with BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER
and HUDSONIAN GODWIT. This place is just full birds including BLACK-NECKED
STILT, AMERICAN AVOCET, BLACK-BELLIED, AMERICAN GOLDEN and SEMIPALMATED
PLOVER, plus PECTORAL, WESTERN, STILT, and WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER along with
thousands of other peeps. Also found this week was a BLACK TERN and WILD
TURKEY with over 500 egrets including LITTLE BLUE HERON and BLACK-CROWNED
NIGHT HERON.

A peak count of two HUDSONIAN and five MARBLED GODWITS were at Bombay Hook
National Wildlife Refuge near Smyrna. A high count of 623 AMERICAN AVOCET
was reported, plus 20 STILT and10 PECTORAL SANDPIPERS. BONAPARTE'S GULL,
CASPIAN TERN, with TUNDRA SWAN and SNOW GOOSE were also found. AMERICAN
KESTREL was seen at the entrance and MERLIN and PEREGRINE FALCONS were seen
hunting over Raymond Pool. RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET was found at Finis Pool
along with BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER and PARULA. SAVANNAH SPARROWS were
seen along the dike along with lots of BOBOLINK.

Another RED-NECKED PHALAROPE was found at Fowler's Beach in Prime Hook
National Wildlife Refuge near Milton. AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER, BLACK-BELLIED
and SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, WILLET, and BLACK SKIMMER were also reported. Three
YELLOW-CROWNED NIGHT HERON was found at the ditch along Cods Road. AMERICAN
BITTERN and TRICOLORED HERON were found at Broadkill Beach marsh along with
88 AMERICAN AVOCETS, SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, and BLACK TERN. YELLOW-THROATED
VIREO and YELLOW WARBLER were reported at the headquarters area. WARBLING
VIREO was reported at Eastwind on Cods Road. SUMMER TANAGER and
YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO were found in the woods at Little Neck Wildlife
Management Area off Prime Hook Road.

Shorebirds at The Point in Cape Henlopen State Park included AMERICAN GOLDEN
PLOVER, RED KNOT, RUDDY TURNSTONE, and a flyby WHIMBREL. BLACK SCOTER and
RED-BREASTED MERGANSERS were seen offshore. TERNS at the point included
ROYAL, CASPIAN and COMMON. There was also a hunting PEREGRINE FALCON. Ducks
at Gordon's Pond on the south side of Cape Henlopen included, BLUE-WINGED
and GREEN-WINGED TEAL, plus NORTHERN PINTAIL. Also seen was GREEN HERON plus
100 SNOWY EGRETS. A MARBLED GODWIT was found along with WILLET and
WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER. BROWN-HEADED NUTHATCHES were found in the pines at
Gordon's pond. In the evening, SCREECH and GREAT HORNED OWL were calling.

A SORA was found along the edge the marsh at the entrance road to Indian
River Inlet. Two LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS were found there along with lots
of COMMON and ROYAL TERNS plus 2 CASPIAN TERNS. Shorebirds included RUDDY
TURNSTONE and SANDERLING; BOAT-TAILED GRACKLES were found the jetty.

Waterfowl is beginning to arrive at the Wolfe's Neck Water Treatment Plant
near Midway. Three RUDDY DUCKS were seen there, plus GADWALL and 115
NORTHERN SHOVELER. Three PIED-BILLED GREBES were found at Assawoman Wildlife
Area Fenwick Island. MUTE SWAN is also still being seen there. BLACKPOLL
WARBLER and PARULA were also found.

A male CAPE MAY WARBLER was found in a yard at Old Landing near Rehoboth
Beach along with NORTHERN PARULA and REDSTART. A late PROTHONOTARY WARBLER
was at the McCabe Preserve along the Broadkill Creek near Milton. A
WHITE-BREASTED NUTHATCH was coming to a feeder near Lewes. This is about two
months early for this species at this location. 

COMMON NIGHTHAWKS continue to be seen flying south. One was seen at Cape
Henlopen state Park at The Point. NIGHTHAWKS were seen almost daily at the
Ashland Nature Ctr., Hawk watch. A peak count was on Thursday with 72 birds
flying over.

Ashland Hawkwatch also had a big push of BROAD-WINGED HAWKS this week, but
not as big as last year. 500 BROAD-WINGS were seen on Sunday, with a peak
count of 1000 on Tuesday. Also reported at Ashland this week were 30 BALD
EAGLES and approximately 400 SHARP-SHINNED HAWKS. LEAST FLYCATCHER was also
seen at the Hawk Watch plus a flyover AMERICAN PIPIT.

The Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch had a big week with over 400 OSPREY and 55 BALD
EAGLES. The best day of the week was Thursday, with 116 SHARP-SHINNED HAWK,
12 COOPER'S, plus 25 AMERICAN KESTREL, 8 MERLIN, and 8 PEREGRINE FALCON.
Also reported were been 13 BROWN PELICAN, flocks of  PINTAIL flying
offshore, 6 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS, PECTORAL SANDPIPER, TRICOLORED HERON,
and WINTER WREN.

A RING-NECKED PHEASANT was found at Grier's Pond near Thousand Acre Marsh
below Delaware City. also reported there was LITTLE BLUE and GREEN HERON
plus GREAT CRESTED FLYCATCHER. CATTLE EGRETS were still found at the field
along Route 13 near Frightland off the Port Penn Road. VEERY and SWAINSON'S
THRUSH was also found at Ft. DuPont in Delaware City, along with OVENBIRD,
PARULA, REDSTART, BLACK AND WHITE, MAGNOLIA, and BLACK THROATED GREEN
WARBLER, with BLUE GROSBEAK and BOBOLINK.

Thanks to everybody that contributed this week including, Sam Roberts, Bob
Bryant, Phil Thompson, George Armistead, Chuck Fullmer, Cecilia Vore, Amy
O'Niel, Sally O'Byrne, Kim Steininger, Maureen Markow, Mike Gardner, Hank
Davis, Matt Boone, Chris Rowe, Joe Sebastiani, Derek Stoner, Sue Gruver,
Sharon Lynn, Lynn Smith, Bill Fintel, Susie Ball, John Long, Robert
Klarquist, Alissa Kegelman, Brian Henderson, Tim Schrenkengost, Alex
Lamoreaux, Maurice Barnhill, Alan Kneidel and Joe Russell. Special thanks to
our two hawk counters this season Jennifer Ottinger and Will Almeida.
Remember, the birdline needs your sightings! Please call your reports into
302-792-9591 or email ednieap AT verizon.net. Until next week, this is Andy
Ednie wishing you good birding!

-end transcript


Andy Ednie 
Claymont, Delaware
Subject: HSR: Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (19 Sep 2014) 101 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:09:45 -0400
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 19, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0             54             54
Turkey Vulture               0            172            172
Osprey                      85           1421           1421
Bald Eagle                   3            105            105
Northern Harrier             3             35             35
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0            236            236
Cooper's Hawk                0             36             36
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              3              3
Broad-winged Hawk            0              1              1
Red-tailed Hawk              0              9              9
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             4            231            231
Merlin                       4             76             76
Peregrine Falcon             2             48             48
Unknown Accipiter            0              1              1
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              3              3
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              5              5
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0

Total:                     101           2436           2436
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Jennifer Ottinger

Observers:        Alissa Kegelman, Diane Kane, John Hoyt, Mark Odell,
                  Sally O'Byrne, Susan Gruver

Visitors:
Thanks to Sue, Alissa, John, Diane, Sally and Mark, who sat in the gusty
wind to help with the count!
Visitors include Andrew Homsey, Gina and 36 others. 



Weather:
Clear to partly cloudy skies, temp 20-23C, vis 18km, ENE/ E/ ESE winds at
10-20mph increasing in the afternoon.

Raptor Observations:
Very gusty, strong winds pushing the flight far to the east. Mostly osprey,
a few eagles and harriers, plus a couple of kestrels, merlins and
peregrines getting blasted off to the east. 
3 bald eagles: 1 juvenile, 1 immature, 1 unknown
2 resident bald eagles

Non-raptor Observations:
Chimney swift, blue jay, BH nuthatch, DC cormorant (249).


Predictions:
Partly sunny, high 73, SE wind 10-15mph, chance of afternoon rain 20%
========================================================================
Report submitted by Jen Ottinger (ottingerjr AT yahoo.com)

Subject: HSR: Ashland Nature Center (19 Sep 2014) 201 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:09:49 -0400
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 19, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Osprey                      14             99             99
Bald Eagle                   7             52             53
Northern Harrier             2             30             30
Sharp-shinned Hawk          50            269            269
Cooper's Hawk                5             49             49
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0             12             12
Broad-winged Hawk           93           2117           2118
Red-tailed Hawk              0             25             25
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel            27             83             83
Merlin                       0              5              5
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0             12             12
Unknown Buteo                2             14             14
Unknown Falcon               0              9              9
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               1             11             11
Mississippi Kite             0              0              1

Total:                     201           2787           2790
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00 
Observation end   time: 15:15:00 
Total observation time: 8.25 hours

Official Counter:        Will Almeida

Observers:        David Lockart, Joe Russell, Joe Sebastiani, Kim Steininger,
                  Mike Gardner

Visitors:
22 visitors today!


Weather:
Temperature high of 21.5 C, mostly East winds, with full visibility all
day.

Raptor Observations:
14 Ospreys, 7 Bald Eagles, 2 Northern Harriers, 50 Sharp shinned Hawks, 5
Cooper's Hawks, 93 Broadwinged Hawks, 27 American Kestrels.

2 Unid. Buteos, 1 Unid. Raptors

Non-raptor Observations:
Stronger winds kept the warblers off the hill BUT 121 Canada Goose, 6 DC
Cormorants, 1 Great Blue Heron, 4 Common Nighthawks, 1 Ruby-throated
Hummingbird, 1 Rose-breasted Grosbeak. 60 Monarchs.
Joe Sebastiani caught a quick glimpse of black-throated blue warbler!

Predictions:
SSE winds and much warmer than today.

Raptor Fest tomorrow at 1:30 pm!
========================================================================
Report submitted by  (williamtalmeida AT gmail.com)
Ashland Nature Center information may be found at:
www.delawarenaturesociety.org

Subject: HSR: Ashland Nature Center (18 Sep 2014) 42 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 21:09:22 -0400
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 18, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Osprey                       4             85             85
Bald Eagle                   3             45             46
Northern Harrier             2             28             28
Sharp-shinned Hawk          14            219            219
Cooper's Hawk                1             44             44
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0             12             12
Broad-winged Hawk           16           2024           2025
Red-tailed Hawk              0             25             25
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             2             56             56
Merlin                       0              5              5
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0             12             12
Unknown Buteo                0             12             12
Unknown Falcon               0              9              9
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0             10             10
Mississippi Kite             0              0              1

Total:                      42           2586           2589
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Will Almeida

Observers:        Don Ayers, Kim Steininger, Mike Gardner

Visitors:
12 Visitors today, special shout out to Cecilia and Juan from CANCUN,
MEXICO


Weather:
Temperature high of 23.9 C, almost no wind presence all day varying W, N,
and E.  Full visibility all day, a small rain shower from the West passed
through mid day, lasting under an hour

Raptor Observations:
4 Osprey, 3 Bald Eagle, 2 Northern Harrier, 14 Sharp Shinned Hawks, 1
Cooper's Hawk, 16 Broad-winged Hawks, 2 American Kestrel

Non-raptor Observations:
20 Monarchs, 2 Great Blue Herons, 72 Common Nighthawks, 8 Ruby-throated
Hummingbirds, 3 Brown Thrashers, 1 American redstart, 1 Northern Parula, 2
Pine Warblers, 2 Black-throated green warblers, 1 Scarlet Tanager, 1
Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Predictions:
Similar Temperatures, stronger varying East winds
========================================================================
Report submitted by  (williamtalmeida AT gmail.com)
Ashland Nature Center information may be found at:
www.delawarenaturesociety.org

Subject: HSR: Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (18 Sep 2014) 357 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:09:47 -0400
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 18, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                3             54             54
Turkey Vulture              28            172            172
Osprey                     138           1336           1336
Bald Eagle                  13            102            102
Northern Harrier             4             32             32
Sharp-shinned Hawk         116            236            236
Cooper's Hawk               12             36             36
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              3              3
Broad-winged Hawk            0              1              1
Red-tailed Hawk              1              9              9
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel            25            227            227
Merlin                       8             72             72
Peregrine Falcon             8             46             46
Unknown Accipiter            0              1              1
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               1              3              3
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              5              5
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0

Total:                     357           2335           2335
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Jennifer Ottinger, Susan Gruver

Observers:        Alex Lamoreaux, Alissa Kegelman, Lorraine Logan, Lynn Smith,
                  Sharon Lynn, Susan Gruver

Visitors:
Thanks to Sue, Lynn, Alissa, Lorraine, Sharon, and Alex for helping with
the count today! 
Chris and Jack plus 10 other visitors. 



Weather:
Clear skies with a few clouds in the afternoon, temp 19-26C, vis 20km,
light N, NNW, NE winds turning E late in the day. 

Raptor Observations:
Nice steady flight through the day, with raptors passing directly overhead
or north of the platform. Mostly ospreys and sharp-shinned hawks moving
through, good kestrel numbers, merlin, peregrine, and one red-tailed hawk.
13 bald eagles: 4 juvenile, 7 immature, 1 adult, 1 unk.
2 resident adult bald eagles


Non-raptor Observations:
Brown pelican (13), kingfisher, pintail, lesser black-backed gull (6),
blue-gray gnatcatcher, winter wren, DC cormorant (29).
Monarch 13


Predictions:
Partly sunny with a high of 71F, NE wind 15-20mph.

========================================================================
Report submitted by Jen Ottinger (ottingerjr AT yahoo.com)

Subject: HSR: Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (17 Sep 2014) 107 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 17:09:55 -0400
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 17, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0             51             51
Turkey Vulture               0            144            144
Osprey                      65           1198           1198
Bald Eagle                   7             89             89
Northern Harrier             5             28             28
Sharp-shinned Hawk           4            120            120
Cooper's Hawk                1             24             24
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          1              3              3
Broad-winged Hawk            0              1              1
Red-tailed Hawk              3              8              8
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel            11            202            202
Merlin                       4             64             64
Peregrine Falcon             6             38             38
Unknown Accipiter            0              1              1
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              2              2
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              5              5
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0

Total:                     107           1978           1978
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Jennifer Ottinger

Observers:        Susan Gruver

Visitors:
John Long and 10 others


Weather:
wind from the East/ESE/E

Raptor Observations:
B Eagles-  1-Juv.,3 Im.,1 Ad.,2 unknown

Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Sue Gruver (srgruver AT aol.com)

Subject: Raptor Fest
From: joe sebastiani <joe AT DELAWARENATURESOCIETY.ORG>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 19:21:42 +0000
This Saturday I will be leading a raptor enjoyment and identification program 
called Raptorfest at Ashland Nature Center from 1:30pm to 4pm. It is free for 
Delaware Nature Society members and $5 for non-members. We will spend a little 
time indoors looking at taxidermy and study skins, and will learn some of the 
points of enjoying and identifying raptors through some great photography. 
After that, we'll head to the Ashland Hawk Watch to practice our skills and see 
what's flying. If you would like to attend, please call (302) 239-2334 ext. 134 
to get on the list. This is a family-friendly event. I hope to see you there, 
Joe 


Joe Sebastiani
Seasonal Program Team Leader
Delaware Nature Society
www.delawarenaturesociety.org
P.O. Box 700
Hockessin, DE 19707
(302) 239-2334 ext. 115
fax (302)239-2473
joe AT delawarenaturesociety.org
The Nature of Delaware Blog www.delawarenaturesociety.org/blog
Subject: yard warbler
From: Diane Kane <dianejkane AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 13:18:00 -0400
i had a northern parula in my hedge row in the AM.

best, diane kane


*Diane J. Kane*
*Indian Beach, DE 19971*
Subject: Red-Necked Phalarope at Fowler Beach
From: Sharon Lynn <slynn001 AT COMCAST.NET>
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:34:58 -0400
We had a nice morning for our monthly Field Trip at Prime Hook NWR. Woodland 
migrants were fairly scarce, but we did see YELLOW-THROATED VIREO, NORTHERN 
PARULA, AMERICAN REDSTART, PRAIRIE, and YELLOW WARBLER. 

At Broadkill Beach Rd, we had 5 close AMERICAN AVOCETS, NORTHERN PINTAIL, and 
GREEN- WINGED TEAL. A MERLIN flew into the impoundment barely missing a peep. 

At Fowler Beach, Bill Fintel spotted a RED- NECKED PHALAROPE on the south side 
impoundment, feeding with SANDERLINGS, a WILLET, DUNLIN, and a BLACK- BELLIED 
PLOVER. CASPIAN TERNS, AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER, and BLACK SKIMMERS were present 
along with the usual suspects. 

At the bridge by the intersection of Cods and Thirteen Curves Road, we had 3 
YELLOW- CROWNED NIGHT HERONS. 


Sharon Lynn
Rehoboth Beach

Sent from my iPhone
Subject: HSR: Ashland Nature Center (17 Sep 2014) 456 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:09:33 -0400
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 17, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Osprey                       6             81             81
Bald Eagle                   7             42             43
Northern Harrier             2             26             26
Sharp-shinned Hawk          36            205            205
Cooper's Hawk                4             43             43
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0             12             12
Broad-winged Hawk          388           2008           2009
Red-tailed Hawk              0             25             25
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel            10             54             54
Merlin                       0              5              5
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0             12             12
Unknown Buteo                0             12             12
Unknown Falcon               0              9              9
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               3             10             10
Mississippi Kite             0              0              1

Total:                     456           2544           2547
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00 
Observation end   time: 16:00:00 
Total observation time: 8.25 hours

Official Counter:        Will Almeida

Observers:        Andrew Bogush, Dan Meyer, Don Ayers, Kim Steininger,
                  Mike Gardner, Nina DePinto, Sally O'Byrne,
                  Sharon Helmerich

Visitors:
Dick Poole, Helge and Wolfgang Gunther, Pat Marshall, Walt Kinsey, Bob
Krajeski, Eric R., Gordon Fisher


Weather:
Temperature high of 23.1 C, Winds varying N and NE, full visibility all
day.

Raptor Observations:
6 Ospreys, 7 Bald Eagles, 2 Northern Harrier, 36 Sharp-shinned Hawks, 4
Coopers Hawks, 388 Broadwinged Hawks, 10 American Kestrel.
3 Unid. Raptor

Non-raptor Observations:
17 Common Nighthawks, 6 Rubythroated Hummingbirds, Black and white
warblers, Tennessee Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, American Redstart, Pine
Warbler, Black-thraoted Green Warbler, Scarlet Tanager

Predictions:
Similar temperatures and winds as today
========================================================================
Report submitted by  (williamtalmeida AT gmail.com)
Ashland Nature Center information may be found at:
www.delawarenaturesociety.org

Subject: Sussex Bird Club Fieldtrip - Gordons Pond Trail this Saturday
From: Christopher Bennett <cpb2564 AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:16:17 -0400
I will be leading a fieldtrip for the Sussex Bird Club this Saturday,
September 20 beginning at 7 am.  The trip will start in the new parking lot
at Herring Point (the southernmost point you can reach from the main
entrance to Cape Henlopen State Park).  We are starting a little earlier
than usaul to try and beat the hordes of bikers that often use the trail on
weekends.  The plan is to walk south on the new trail looking for migrating
songbirds along the first mile of trail including the boardwalk section and
then songbirds, shorebirds, marshbirds and waterbirds from the trail around
the pond.  We will walk the entire trail to the Gordons Pond Parking lot
and then walk back to Herring Point along the beach - looking for
shorebirds, gulls and terns and seabirds along the way.  The trip should
take us to at least 11 am.  The walk along the trail is on a well graded
stone dust trail and raised boardwalk.  The walk back will be along the
ocean beach.  There are portable toilets at both the Herring Point and
Gordons Pond parking lots.  The weather forecast looks really good for
Saturday.  I hope you'll be able to join me.

Chris Bennett
Milford, DE
Subject: Ashland Bridge OPEN
From: judy montgomery <judym AT DELAWARENATURESOCIETY.ORG>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:52:10 +0000
So it's EASY to attend the .
DOS Meeting tonight
The Covered Bridge by Ashland
is now OPEN again!
Subject: Flint Woods Walk Thursday
From: joe sebastiani <joe AT DELAWARENATURESOCIETY.ORG>
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:49:33 +0000
Dear Birders, I will be leading the weekly Flint Woods Preserve bird walk 
tomorrow, starting at 8am. The preserve is located east of Centreville on 
Twaddell Mill Road. Look for the white sign. Directions can be found at: 
www.delnature.org/FlintWoodsPreserve. 
I hope to see you there, and it should be a good morning for migratory birds. 


By the way, Broad-wings are lifting off around the Ashland Hawk Watch as I 
write this. It should be a great day up there. 


Joe Sebastiani
Seasonal Program Team Leader
Delaware Nature Society
www.delawarenaturesociety.org
P.O. Box 700
Hockessin, DE 19707
(302) 239-2334 ext. 115
fax (302)239-2473
joe AT delawarenaturesociety.org
The Nature of Delaware Blog www.delawarenaturesociety.org/blog
Subject: HSR: Ashland Nature Center (16 Sep 2014) 1109 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:09:35 -0400
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 16, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Osprey                       6             75             75
Bald Eagle                   2             35             36
Northern Harrier             8             24             24
Sharp-shinned Hawk          51            169            169
Cooper's Hawk                3             39             39
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0             12             12
Broad-winged Hawk         1024           1620           1621
Red-tailed Hawk              2             25             25
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             8             44             44
Merlin                       0              5              5
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            1             12             12
Unknown Buteo                2             12             12
Unknown Falcon               2              9              9
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              7              7
Mississippi Kite             0              0              1

Total:                    1109           2088           2091
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Kim Steininger, Will Almeida

Observers:        

Visitors:
Thanks for all the help observing: Ron Heringslack, Joe Sebastiani, Kim
Steininger, Dan Meyer, Bob Kissell, Holly Merker, Pat Goodman, Andrew
Bogush, David Beattie. Dirk Robinson, and Sharon Helmerich!


Weather:
Temp.  high of 23.8 C, variable winds, mostly W and N, full visibility all
day.

Raptor Observations:
1,024 Broadwings!
6 Ospreys, 2 Bald Eagles, 8 Northern Harriers, 51 Sh.sh. Hawks, 3 Coopers
Hawks, 2 Red-tails, 8 American Kestrel.

1 Unid. Accipiter, 2 Unid. Buteo, 2 Unid. Falcon

Non-raptor Observations:
153 Monarchs fluttered by today. 1 DC Cormorant, 1 Great Egret, 4 Canada
Goose, 16 Common Nighthawks, 6 Rubythroated Hummingbirds, 1 Black and white
warbler, 1 Eastern Phoebe, 1 Brown Thrasher

Predictions:
Predicted to be warmer than today with stronger N,NW winds
========================================================================
Report submitted by  (williamtalmeida AT gmail.com)
Ashland Nature Center information may be found at:
www.delawarenaturesociety.org

Subject: HSR: Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (16 Sep 2014) 120 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:09:05 -0400
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 16, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0             51             51
Turkey Vulture               0            144            144
Osprey                      93           1133           1133
Bald Eagle                   7             82             82
Northern Harrier             2             23             23
Sharp-shinned Hawk           4            116            116
Cooper's Hawk                1             23             23
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              2              2
Broad-winged Hawk            0              1              1
Red-tailed Hawk              0              5              5
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             5            191            191
Merlin                       4             60             60
Peregrine Falcon             4             32             32
Unknown Accipiter            0              1              1
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              2              2
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              5              5
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0

Total:                     120           1871           1871
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Jennifer Ottinger

Observers:        Alex Lamoreaux, Ann Dinkel, Donna Hoyt, Ed Crawford,
                  Susan Gruver

Visitors:
Thanks to Sue, Ann, Donna, Ed and Alex for assisting with the count today!
Bob Strahorn, Luana Goodwin plus 25 other visitors.



Weather:
Early morning rain, partly cloudy and fog early, clearing by late morning,
temp 20-25C, vis 10-20km, NW, N winds at 6-10mph.


Raptor Observations:
Most of the flight far to the south with some migrants high overhead,
mostly ospreys moving, bald eagles, and a few kestrels, merlin and
peregrine. 
7 bald eagles: 1 juvenile, 2 immature, 2 adult, 2 unknown age.
2 resident bald eagles and 1 resident Copper's hawk.


Non-raptor Observations:
Pintail, great blue heron, pectoral sandpiper, blue-gray gnatcatcher, DC
cormorant (18).
17 Monarchs


Predictions:
Sunny, high of 72, NE wind 8-12mph.

========================================================================
Report submitted by Jen Ottinger (ottingerjr AT yahoo.com)

Subject: Cape Henlopen (Primative Campground)
From: Chuck Fullmer <cmfullmer AT MCHSI.COM>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:32:16 -0400
To add to Richard's sightings this morning; I took the trail at the rear of the 
field and found these species: 

Winter Wren
Cedar Waxwing
White-eyed Vireo
Black and white Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (female)

Chuck Fullmer
Subject: Tuesday Birdwalk at CHSP
From: "Julian, Richard (DNREC)" <Richard.Julian AT STATE.DE.US>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:21:24 +0000
Tuesday, Sept. 16, CHSP

We had a nice walk behind the nature Center to the DE Bay after the morning 
showers past. Bird species including the following: 


Pine Warbler
Black and White Warbler
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
Red-eyed Vireo
White-eyed Vireo
Carolina Chickadee
Tufted Titmouse
Brown-headed Nuthatch
Carolina Wren
American Robin
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
Blue Jay
Chipping Sparrow
House Sparrow
House Finch
Double-crested cormorant
Turkey Vulture
Osprey
Laughing Gull 
Royal Tern
Mourning Dove


Cheers

Richard W. Julian
Cape Henlopen State Park
(302) 645-6852
Subject: DVOC this Thursday Sep 18 - "Birding Down Under" with Rob Hynson
From: Steve Kacir <setkacir AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:34:21 -0400
Hello Birders, 

The Delaware Valley Ornithological Club (DVOC) returns to its regular formal 
meeting schedule this Thursday Sep 18. The meeting features the program 
"Birding Down Under" by Rob Hynson who will be visiting the US for an all too 
brief month before returning home to the other side of the planet. Don't miss 
it! 


All who have an interest are invited to attend; the program is free with no 
admission charged. Club meetings will begin at 7:30PM and are held at the 
Academy of Natural Sciences, 1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA 
19103. A pre-meeting dinner takes place at Asia on the Parkway, not far from 
the Academy. More details and directions to the Academy and Asia on the Parkway 
can be found on the DVOC website: http://www.dvoc.org/Main.htm 


"Birding Down Under"

Australia is a lucky country. With deserts, beautiful coasts, rain forests, 
grasslands and deep ocean, the continent provides a large diversity of habitats 
and bird life. From deep sea pelagic birding trips to the urban centers, 
opportunities for birding and exploration abound. When early settlers sent 
their collections of specimens back to Britain, many specimens were branded as 
hoaxes, such were the oddities of evolution to be found in the Australian 
frontier. Over two thirds of world's seabird species have been recorded in 
Australian waters, and the country boasts the longest banding project of 
seabirds captured at-sea. These features secure Australia's place as the 
seabird capital of the world. 


Rob Hynson: 
Rob Hynson grew up in London and started birding when he was about eight years 
old, after being inspired by birder and actor Bill Oddie of the TV series "The 
Goodies." After completing an undergraduate degree in London, Rob moved to St 
Andrews to play golf every day and work on his PhD in Biochemistry. After 
completing his PhD, he moved to Philadelphia to take up a post-doctoral 
position at Drexel University. There, Rob soon found the DVOC and joined the 
ranks of the club, with some special focus working on the DVOC Checklist 
Committee. While in Philadelphia, Rob also met his wife Carolyn MacCann, an 
Australian researcher, who was working as a postdoctoral fellow in psychology. 
Inevitably, Philadelphia's loss was Australia's gain, and Rob moved to Sydney 
with Carolyn, where they were we'd in 2011. The couple still resides in the 
Sydney area along with their son Ben. Rob has birded throughout most of Britain 
and a fair amount of the US from North Carolina to Maine on the East Coast as 
well as southern California and Michigan. Rob has visited much of the 
Australian continent and many of its islands. He has also birded in Japan, 
Antarctica and Argentina. While living in Australia, Rob discovered the camera 
and became as much a photographer as a birder. His photos can be seen on PBase: 
http://www.pbase.com/rob_hynson 



We hope to see you there, 

Steve Kacir
DVOC Vice President
setkacirgmail.com
Subject: HSR: Ashland Nature Center (15 Sep 2014) 164 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:09:08 -0400
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 15, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Osprey                       9             69             69
Bald Eagle                   7             33             34
Northern Harrier             5             16             16
Sharp-shinned Hawk          47            118            118
Cooper's Hawk               11             36             36
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0             12             12
Broad-winged Hawk           68            596            597
Red-tailed Hawk              3             23             23
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel            10             36             36
Merlin                       0              5              5
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            3             11             11
Unknown Buteo                0             10             10
Unknown Falcon               0              7              7
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               1              7              7
Mississippi Kite             0              0              1

Total:                     164            979            982
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:00:00 
Observation end   time: 15:00:00 
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter:        Joe Sebastiani, Mike Gardner, Sally O'Byrne

Observers:        Andrew Bogush, Joe Sebastiani, Kim Steininger,
                  Lauren Morgens, Mike Gardner, Nina DePinto, Sally O'Byrne

Visitors:
9


Weather:
Variable light winds.  

Raptor Observations:
BWHA movements slowed from the prior day.  Big day for SSHA.

Non-raptor Observations:
Eastern Phoebe, Great Crested Flycatcher, 400 Tree Swallows, Brown
Thrasher, American Redstart, Northern Parula, Black-throated Green Warbler,
Scarlet Tanager, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Indigo Bunting, Bobolink.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Joe Sebastiani (joe AT delawarenaturesociety.org)
Ashland Nature Center information may be found at:
www.delawarenaturesociety.org

Subject: Fall Warbler Weekend Recap
From: Derek Stoner <derekstoner AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 22:15:45 -0400








Greetings DE-Birders: Over this past weekend, birders fanned out across the 
First State in pursuit of warblers and Fall migrants at prime time as part of 
the "Fall Warbler Weekend" hosted by the Delmarva Ornithological Society (DOS). 
Trips to Milford Neck, Middle Run, White Clay Creek, and Ashland Nature Center 
turned up plenty of interesting sightings. A brief recap of event highlights: 

 
The total number of participants (111) was just narrowly edged out the total 
number of bird species (116) observed on these walks. That's great bird 
diversity found by a multitude of skilled eyes and ears. 

The warbler species totaled 20 1/2, with the "half-species" being a Brewster's 
Warbler spotted by a group at Middle Run. This hybrid of a Golden-winged and 
Blue-winged Warbler pairing is a unique-looking specimen, and participant Sam 
Roberts documented this warbler well with his camera: 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/36362366 AT N02/ The other twenty warbler species 
observed are Tennessee, Nashville, Yellow, Pine, Chestnut-sided, Magnolia, Cape 
May, Black-throated Blue, Black-throated Green, Blackburnian, Palm, 
Bay-breasted, Blackpoll, Black-and-white, Canada, Northern Parula, American 
Redstart, Ovenbird, Northern Waterthrush, and Common Yellowthroat. 

Thank you to all the guides for providing participants with a fine Fall 
migration birding experience at some of Delaware's finest birding locations. 
These friendly leaders-- Alan Kneidel, Anthony Gonzon, Chris Bennett, Eric 
Braun, Karen Bennett, Joe Sebastiani, Judy Montgomery, and Mason Sieges-- are 
to be commended for sharing their time and expertise with fellow birders. A 
full summary of the five field trips, with stories and photos, will be posted 
on the DOS website in coming weeks. Enjoy migration, Derek StonerDOS Outreach 
and Publicity Coordinator 

 		 	   		  
Subject: HSR: Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (15 Sep 2014) 232 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:09:36 -0400
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 15, 2014
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                3             51             51
Turkey Vulture               8            144            144
Osprey                     117           1040           1040
Bald Eagle                  18             75             75
Northern Harrier             1             21             21
Sharp-shinned Hawk          53            112            112
Cooper's Hawk                7             22             22
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              2              2
Broad-winged Hawk            0              1              1
Red-tailed Hawk              0              5              5
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             9            186            186
Merlin                       9             56             56
Peregrine Falcon             2             28             28
Unknown Accipiter            1              1              1
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              2              2
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               4              5              5
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0

Total:                     232           1751           1751
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Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 16:00:00 
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter:        Susan Gruver

Observers:        Alex Lamoreaux, Kevin Bronson

Visitors:
many thanks to Kevin,Alex and Jodi for their help and 25 others


Weather:
wind N/NNW/N/NNE, 3.3-7.1 mph,temp 20-25c,humidity-50-77%,clcv 5-20%,visb
20k

Raptor Observations:
most raptors moving fairly high, many Osprey, Bald Eagles, and
Sharp-Shinned Hawks

Non-raptor Observations:
12-Brown-Headed Nuthatches, Hairy Woodpecker,3 Pintails,

Predictions:
partly cloudy, high 76
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Report submitted by Sue Gruver (srgruver AT aol.com)

Subject: Reminder: DOS September Meeting - Jeffrey Gordon Speaker - Wednesday 9/17
From: Bill Stewart <bird-del AT EARTHLINK.NET>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 16:50:18 -0400
Hello DE-Birders - a friendly reminder,

The Delmarva Ornithological Society is excited to kickoff their new program 
year next Wednesday the 17th featuring guest speaker Jeffrey Gordon, President 
of the American Birding Association. Plan to spend the evening catching up with 
old friends, welcoming new members and being thoroughly entertained by one of 
North America's most passionate and accomplished birders and a DOS Honorary 
Member. 


Jeff's presentation "Birding Together: How Birding Can Save Your Life and 
Maybe, Just Maybe, Save the World", is best described in his own words - 


"Alvaro Jaramillo has said that if golf is a good walk spoiled, then birding is 
a good walk perfected. It's such a simple, compelling, positive message. But 
that positivity is something that birders as a community have relatively rarely 
managed to convey. Why is it that with as great a "product" to sell as the 
redemptive power of a passionate curiosity about nature and belonging to 
community of of some of the most interesting, caring people anywhere, we've 
made so little traction with the wider public? I welcome you to join me for a 
celebration of the power of birding to heal and transform, not only our own 
lives but even our world." 


We hope to see many of you there - the meeting is open to the public so grab a 
birding buddy or two and plan on attending next Wednesday night, the 17th! 


Delmarva Ornithological Society
September 17th Meeting: - 7:00 PM Social 1/2 hour (IWe welcome you to bring 
some refreshments to share for our Social 1/2 hour) 


Meeting begins at 7:30 PM

Ashland Nature Center - Hockessin, DE AS OF THIS WRITING, THE ASHLAND COVERED 
BRIDGE IS CLOSED, please explore alternative routes such as Brackenville Rd or 
Barley Mill Rd. 



Good birding,

Bill Stewart
DOS VP/Program Chair
Subject: HSR: Ashland Nature Center (14 Sep 2014) 583 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:09:26 -0400
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 14, 2014
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Osprey                      15             60             60
Bald Eagle                   7             26             27
Northern Harrier             1             11             11
Sharp-shinned Hawk          34             71             71
Cooper's Hawk                9             25             25
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          3             12             12
Broad-winged Hawk          494            528            529
Red-tailed Hawk              3             20             20
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             6             26             26
Merlin                       2              5              5
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            1              8              8
Unknown Buteo                3             10             10
Unknown Falcon               3              7              7
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               2              6              6
Mississippi Kite             0              0              1

Total:                     583            815            818
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Observation start time: 07:00:00 
Observation end   time: 16:00:00 
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter:        Bob Rufe, Kim Steininger

Observers:        Angie Barbato, Bob Rufe, Bob Strahorn, Joe Sebastiani,
                  Kim Steininger, Lauren Morgens, Matt Sarver,
                  Maureen Markow, Rob Schroeder, Sharon Helmerich,
                  Taj Schottland

Visitors:
20 including 6 from the Brooklyn Bird Club.


Weather:
Beautiful and partly cloudy.  mid-70's, light N winds

Raptor Observations:
First big Broad-winged Hawk day.  

Non-raptor Observations:
Double-crested Cormorant, Great Blue Heron, Common Nighthawk,
Black-and-white Warbler, American Redstart, Northern Parula, Magnolia
Warbler, Black-throated Green Warbler, Bobolink.

Predictions:
Should be a good Broad-winged Hawk week.  Get to the Hawk Watch!
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Report submitted by Joe Sebastiani (joe AT delawarenaturesociety.org)
Ashland Nature Center information may be found at:
www.delawarenaturesociety.org

Subject: HSR: Ashland Nature Center (13 Sep 2014) 24 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 08:09:34 -0400
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 13, 2014
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Osprey                       1             45             45
Bald Eagle                   0             19             20
Northern Harrier             1             10             10
Sharp-shinned Hawk          10             37             37
Cooper's Hawk                0             16             16
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              9              9
Broad-winged Hawk            3             34             35
Red-tailed Hawk              0             17             17
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             6             20             20
Merlin                       2              3              3
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              7              7
Unknown Buteo                0              7              7
Unknown Falcon               1              4              4
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              4              4
Mississippi Kite             0              0              1

Total:                      24            232            235
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Observation start time: 07:00:00 
Observation end   time: 13:00:00 
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter:        Mike Gardner

Observers:        Hank Davis, Kim Steininger, Lana Glass, Nina DePinto,
                  Ron Sinclair

Visitors:
3


Weather:
Rain in the afternoon.

Raptor Observations:
Sharp-shinned Hawks and Kestrels dominated the day.

Non-raptor Observations:
Eastern Screech-owl, Least Flycatcher, Blue-winged Warbler, Black-and-white
Warbler, American Redstart, Magnolia Warbler, Chestnut-sided Warbler,
Blackburnian Warbler, Palm Warbler, Black-throated Green Warbler, Scarlet
Tanager, Blue Grosbeak, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Indigo Bunting, Bobolink.
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Report submitted by Joe Sebastiani (joe AT delawarenaturesociety.org)
Ashland Nature Center information may be found at:
www.delawarenaturesociety.org

Subject: HSR: Ashland Nature Center (12 Sep 2014) 75 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 01:09:38 -0400
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 12, 2014
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Osprey                       7             44             44
Bald Eagle                   2             19             20
Northern Harrier             4              9              9
Sharp-shinned Hawk          16             27             27
Cooper's Hawk                7             16             16
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          1              9              9
Broad-winged Hawk           18             31             32
Red-tailed Hawk              6             17             17
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             2             14             14
Merlin                       1              1              1
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            5              7              7
Unknown Buteo                4              7              7
Unknown Falcon               0              3              3
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               2              4              4
Mississippi Kite             0              0              1

Total:                      75            208            211
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Observation start time: 07:00:00 
Observation end   time: 16:45:00 
Total observation time: 9.75 hours

Official Counter:        Kim Steininger, Will Almeida

Observers:        

Visitors:
6 Visitors today


Weather:
Temperature high of 23.7 C.  winds N switching to NW afer noon.  Full
visibility all day

Raptor Observations:
7 Osprey, 2 Bald Eagle, 4 Northern Harrier, 16 Sharp sh. Hawk, 7 Coopers
Hawk, 1 Red shouldered hawk, 18 Broadwings, 6 Red-tails, 2 American
Kestrels, 1 Merlin.

5 Unid. accipiter, 4 unid. buteo, 2 unid. raptor

Non-raptor Observations:
10 Rubythroated hummingbirds, 1 Common knighthawk, 1 Canada Goose and 5 DC
Cormorants
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Report submitted by  (williamtalmeida AT gmail.com)
Ashland Nature Center information may be found at:
www.delawarenaturesociety.org

Subject: HSR: Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (14 Sep 2014) 204 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2014 19:09:09 -0400
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 14, 2014
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0             48             48
Turkey Vulture               7            136            136
Osprey                      99            923            923
Bald Eagle                  16             57             57
Northern Harrier             4             20             20
Sharp-shinned Hawk          39             59             59
Cooper's Hawk                3             15             15
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              2              2
Broad-winged Hawk            0              1              1
Red-tailed Hawk              0              5              5
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel            27            177            177
Merlin                       7             47             47
Peregrine Falcon             2             26             26
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              2              2
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              1              1
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0

Total:                     204           1519           1519
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Jennifer Ottinger

Observers:        Alex Lamoreaux, Bruce Lantz, Bruce Peterjohn, Dennis Foley,
                  Rachel Shaprio, Susan Gruver

Visitors:
Thanks to Sue, Bruce, Bruce L., Dennis, Alex and Rachel for assisting with
the count today! 
Visitors include Ruth and Doug, Jack and Lorraine, plus 52 others.



Weather:
Mostly cloudy, temp 15-20C, vis 20km, wind NE, N at 5-10mph


Raptor Observations:
Fairly steady flight very high overhead and far to the south, ospreys, bald
eagles, sharp-shinned hawks, kestrels and merlin moving through in good
numbers. 
16 bald eagles: 3 juvenile, 8 immature, 2 adult, 3 unknown age


Non-raptor Observations:
Black-bellied plover, chimney swift, cedar waxwing, great blue heron (5),
DC cormorant (150).


Predictions:
Sunny, high of 73F, N wind 5-10mph becoming E in the afternoon.

========================================================================
Report submitted by Jen Ottinger (ottingerjr AT yahoo.com)

Subject: HSR: Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (13 Sep 2014) 19 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 2014 16:09:01 -0400
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 13, 2014
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0             48             48
Turkey Vulture               0            129            129
Osprey                      14            824            824
Bald Eagle                   0             41             41
Northern Harrier             0             16             16
Sharp-shinned Hawk           1             20             20
Cooper's Hawk                0             12             12
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              2              2
Broad-winged Hawk            0              1              1
Red-tailed Hawk              0              5              5
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             2            150            150
Merlin                       0             40             40
Peregrine Falcon             2             24             24
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              2              2
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              1              1
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0

Total:                      19           1315           1315
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Observation start time: 08:00:00 
Observation end   time: 14:00:00 
Total observation time: 4.5 hours

Official Counter:        Jennifer Ottinger

Observers:        John Hoyt, Susan Gruver

Visitors:
Thanks to Sue and John for the company and helping with the count!
18 visitors


Weather:
Overcast, temp 22-24C, vis 20km decreasing to 10km, wind ESE, SE at
5-10mph. Rain in the early afternoon. 

Raptor Observations:
Very slow with only a few ospreys moving and a couple of falcons. 
Several ospreys perched in the trees north of the platform and hunting the
bay. Two resident adult bald eagles.


Non-raptor Observations:
Black scoter, tricolored heron, great blue heron, great egret, kingfisher,
brown pelican (2), DC cormorant (37). 

Predictions:
Sunny, high of 70F, N wind 15-20mph
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Report submitted by Jen Ottinger (ottingerjr AT yahoo.com)

Subject: RBA: Birdline Delaware, September 12th, 2014
From: Andrew Ednie <ednieap AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 22:00:18 -0400
RBA
* Delaware
* Statewide
* September 12, 2014
* DEST1409.12
      	
*Birds mentioned
Tundra Swan
Snow Goose
Blue-winged Teal
Gadwall
Northern Pintail
American Wigeon
Green-winged Teal
Black Scoter
Red-breasted Merganser
Wild Turkey
Brown Pelican
American Bittern
Little Blue Heron
Tricolored Heron
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night Heron
Yellow-crowned Night Heron
WHITE IBIS
Glossy Ibis
Black Vulture
Osprey
Bald Eagle
Broad-winged Hawk
BLACK RAIL
Common Gallinule
American Oystercatcher 
Black-necked Stilt
American Avocet
Black-bellied Plover
American Golden Plover
Semipalmated Plover
Solitary Sandpiper
Willet
Hudsonian Godwit
Marbled Godwit
Red Knot
Ruddy Turnstone
Western Sandpiper
White-Rumped Sandpiper
Baird's Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Stilt Sandpiper
Dunlin
BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER
Long-billed Dowitcher
Wilson's Phalarope
RED-NECKED PHALAROPE
LONG-TAILED JAEGER
Bonaparte's Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Least Tern
Caspian Tern
Black Tern
Common Tern
Royal Tern
Black Skimmer
American Kestrel
Merlin
Peregrine Falcon
Yellow-billed Cuckoo
Barred Owl
Common Nighthawk
Red-headed Woodpecker
YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER
Least Flycatcher
Eastern Kingbird
Yellow Throated Vireo
Warbling Vireo
PHILADELPHIA VIREO
Purple Martin
Barn Swallow
Ovenbird
Northern Waterthrush
Worm-eating Warbler
Black and White Warbler
Blue-winged Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Northern Parula
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Cape May Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Yellow-Rumped Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Palm Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Connecticut Warbler
MOURNING WARBLER
CANADA WARBLER
Scarlet Tanager
Saltmarsh Sparrow
Seaside Sparrow
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Bobolink
Orchard Oriole
Baltimore Oriole

Hotline: Birdline Delaware
Date: September 12, 2014
To Report: Andy Ednie 302-792-9591 (VOICE)
Compiler: Andy Ednie (ednieap AT verizon.net)
Coverage: Delaware, Delmarva Peninsula, nearby Delaware Valley, Southern
New Jersey, Maryland

For Friday, September 12th, this is Birdline Delaware from the Delaware
Museum of Natural History in Greenville. This unofficial Delaware annual
list annual list increased to 317 species this week. 5 species of vireo, 27
species of warbler and 30 species of shorebirds were found. 

A hotbed for shorebirds this week has been the south side of Little Creek
Wildlife Management Area off the Pickering Beach Road. A JAEGER, assumed to
be a LONG-TAILED JAEGER was seen along the south bank of the west pool
yesterday. To reach this area, walk out between the two impoundments along
the dike. You can view both pools from two cane breaks, the first at the
sluice gate and the second further north. Also seen was a RED-NECKED
PHALAROPE with 8 basic plumaged WILSON'S PHALAROPE. Other highlights there
included BLACK-NECKED STILTS, AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER, MARBLED GODWIT, and
BAIRD'S SANDPIPER. Also reported were incredible numbers of 100-200 PECTORAL
SANDPIPERS, plus BLACK-BELLIED and SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, WESTERN, STILT, and
WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER, RED KNOT, DUNLIN, and LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER. Large
numbers of Long-legged waders were seen including TRICOLORED and LITTLE BLUE
HERON, YELLOW-CROWNED and BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERON and an immature WHITE
IBIS last weekend. Waterfowl included GADWALL and GREEN-WINGED TEAL.
PEREGRINE FALCONS were also seen hunting in the area

CONNECTICUT and MOURNING WARBLERS plus PHILADELPHIA VIREO were seen at
Middle Run Natural Area near Newark. This area has been a hotbed for
migrants this past week, parking for the birding trail is off Possum Hollow
Rd near the entrance to Tristate Bird Rescue.  An AMERICAN BITTERN was seen
walking near Trail Marker 4 early on Tuesday morning. Several Empidonax
flycatchers were seen including YELLOW-BELLIED on Monday and LEAST
FLYCATCHER all week. A total of 26 species of warbler were reported this
week at Middle Run including BLUE-WINGED, TENNESSEE, NASHVILLE, WORM-EATING,
CAPE MAY, BLACKBURNIAN, BAY-BREASTED, BLACKPOLL, MAGNOLIA, CHESTNUT-SIDED,
YELLOW, BLACK-THROATED BLUE and GREEN, YELLOW-RUMPED, PRAIRIE, PALM,
NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH, plus CANADA. Also reported were WARBLING VIREO,
ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK, plus BOBOLINK, with BALTIMORE and ORCHARD ORIOLE. A
PROTHONOTARY WARBLER was found in a yard in Newark off Paper Mill Road. Next
week should be the peak of warbler fall migration. 

An amazing BLACK RAIL was seen briefly along the Boardwalk Trail at Bombay
Hook National Wildlife Refuge near Smyrna. A peak count of 5 MARBLED and 3
HUDSONIAN GODWITS were seen at Sheerness Pool. Also reported were RED KNOT
and a BAIRD'S SANDPIPER at Raymond Pool. Also reported were over 300
AMERICAN AVOCETS along with 100 BLACK-BELLIED and 75 SEMIPALMATED PLOVER.
Other shorebirds seen included STILT, PECTORAL, WESTERN, and WHITE-RUMPED
SANDPIPER and LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER. Three PEREGRINE FALCONS were seen
hunting shorebirds over Sheerness, along with MERLIN and BALD EAGLE. 75
CASPIAN TERNS were counted along with BLACK TERN and a BONAPARTE'S GULL.
TUNDRA SWAN, RUDDY DUCK and NORTHERN PINTAIL were among the waterfowl.
LITTLE BLUE HERON, BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERON, and GLOSSY IBIS were also
still being reported. Some warblers along Finis Pool included PARULA,
MAGNOLIA, CHESTNUT-SIDED, BLACK-THROATED GREEN, and BLACK AND WHITE. Also
seen was ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK and SCARLET TANAGER. BOBOLINKS can be seen
throughout the refuge right now.

An amazing BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER was photographed at The Point at Cape
Henlopen State Park on Saturday. Other shorebirds seen at The Point included
AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER, RUDDY TURNSTONE, SEMIPALMATED and BLACK-BELLIED
PLOVER, RED KNOT, WESTERN WILLET, and WHITE RUMP SANDPIPER. Also seen were 8
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLS with CASPIAN, ROYAL, and COMMON TERN. 11 BLACK
SCOTERS were seen off the breakwater. The Hawkwatch at Cape Henlopen had
over 375 OSPREY this week plus 18 BALD EAGLE, 40 AMERICAN KESTREL and 11
PEREGRINE FALCONS. A BROAD-WINGED HAWK was seen from the hawk watch platform
today. Falcons were flying on Wednesday with 17 KESTREL, 8 MERLIN, and a
PEREGRINE FALCON. Also reported have been PURPLE MARTIN, BARN SWALLOW,
EASTERN KINGBIRD, BALTIMORE ORIOLE, LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL, and BROWN
PELICAN.

BROWN PELICAN and COMMON TERN were seen at Indian River Inlet. A RED-HEADED
WOODPECKER was reported at Assawoman Wildlife Area near Fenwick Island. Also
seen there were PIED-BILLED GREBE, MUTE SWAN, plus LITTLE BLUE and GREEN
HERON. Warblers seen at James Farm Preserve on Cedar Neck included
BLACK-THROATED BLUE and MAGNOLIA.A WINTER WREN was reported at Bay Vista
near Rehoboth Beach. 

Fowler's Beach at Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge near Milton had 10
BLACK TERNS, with 23 BLACK SKIMMER plus CASPIAN, ROYAL, and LEAST TERN.
Shorebirds seen there included AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER, BLACK-BELLIED and
SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, and RUDDY TURNSTONE. RED-BREASTED MERGANSER and
AMERICAN WIGEON along with SALTMARSH and SEASIDE SPARROW were also found.
Broadkill Marsh had 7 AMERICAN AVOCETS still being seen along with STILT,
LEAST, WHITE-RUMP, and WESTERN SANDPIPER, plus DUNLIN, and SEMIPALMATED
PLOVER. BLACK SKIMMER was seen along with BLUE-WINGED and GREEN-WINGED TEAL.
PEREGRINE FALCONS were seen hunting overhead. WILD TURKEY was seen at the
headquarters along with a PROTHONOTARY WARBLER.

COMMON NIGHTHAWKS continue to be seen in migration; over 200 were seen at
Newark last evening. 30 were seen at Ashland Nature Center on Wednesday.
Three NIGHTHAWKS were reported flying over Augustine Creek near Port Penn. A
BARRED OWL was also reported there. 12 NIGHTHAWKS were reported at
Brandywine Creek State Park on Sunday evening. And one was seen at Cape
Henlopen State Park on Saturday.

PHILADELPHIA along with YELLOW-THROATED VIREO was also seen at Brandywine
Creek State Park on Saturday. Three SOLITARY SANDPIPERS were seen on the
sandbar north of Rockland Bridge. Warblers reported included BLUE-WINGED,
BLACK AND WHITE, BLACKBURNIAN, TENNESSEE, YELLOW, BLACK-THROATED GREEN,
NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH, MAGNOLIA, REDSTART, and CHESTNUT-SIDED.  

A BLACK VULTURE was seen flying over downtown Wilmington this week. Warblers
seen in a yard near Delcastle included BLACKBURNIAN, CANADA, and PARULA. A
PALM WARBLER was seen at Woodland Park. YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO was seen at
Flint Woods Preserve near Centerville along with OVENBIRD, PARULA, NASHVILLE
and BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER.

Landbirds at Ashland Nature Center included WARBLING VIREO, NORTHERN
WATERTHRUSH, MAGNOLIA, and CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER. A few BROAD-WINGED HAWKS
have been reported at the Hawk Watch daily along with a total of 10 BALD
EAGLES. The best day of the week was last Sunday with 15 OSPREY, 3 BALD
EAGLE, and 5 BROAD-WINGS. Also reported have been flights of DOUBLE-CRESTED
CORMORANT and a YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO.

A late COMMON GALLINULE was reported at Augustine Creek. LITTLE BLUE HERON
and GLOSSY IBIS are still being reported at the Port Penn impoundments along
with SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, and SOLITARY, LEAST and WHITE-RUMP SANDPIPER.
CASPIAN TERNS are still being seen Port Penn and Thousand Acre Marsh along
with BOBOLINK.

Thanks to everybody that contributed this week including, Nancy Cunningham,
Rachael Shapiro, Karen Bennett, Mike Bowen, Keith Maley, Robert Cucla,
Robert Klarquist, Andrew Bogush, Hannah Greenberg, Zoe Yost, Sally O'Byrne,
Maureen Markow, Chuck Brandt, David Fees, Amy and Kathleen O'Neil, Kim
Steininger, Hank Davis, Matt Boone, Jacklyn Smolinsky, Chris Rowe, Joe
Sebastiani, Derek Stoner, Sue Gruver, Sharon Lynn, Lynn Smith, Tim
Schrenkengost, Alex Lamoreaux, Maurice Barnhill, Alan Kneidel and Joe
Russell. Special thanks to our two hawk counters this season Jennifer
Ottinger and Will Almeida. Remember, the birdline needs your sightings!
Please call your reports into 302-792-9591 or email ednieap AT verizon.net.
Until next week, this is Andy Ednie wishing you good birding!

-end transcript


Andy Ednie 
Claymont, Delaware
Subject: HSR: Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (12 Sep 2014) 412 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 20:09:56 -0400
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 12, 2014
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture               10             48             48
Turkey Vulture              12            129            129
Osprey                     223            810            810
Bald Eagle                  19             41             41
Northern Harrier             9             16             16
Sharp-shinned Hawk          12             19             19
Cooper's Hawk                6             12             12
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              2              2
Broad-winged Hawk            0              1              1
Red-tailed Hawk              0              5              5
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel            94            148            148
Merlin                      23             40             40
Peregrine Falcon             4             22             22
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              2              2
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              1              1
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0

Total:                     412           1296           1296
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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:        Diane Kane, Rachel Shaprio, Rob Schroeder, Susan Gruver

Visitors:
Thanks to Sue, Dinae, Rob, Tyler, John and Rachel for helping with the
count today!
32 visitors



Weather:
Partly cloudy skies, temp 20-24C, vis 20km, winds NNE, NE throughout the
day

Raptor Observations:
Steady flight with higher numbers seen in the afternoon when the winds
calmed to less than 5mph. Great flight of osprey, bald eagles, kestrels and
merlin. 
19 bald eagles: 11 juvenile, 5 immature, 1 adult, 2 unk age. 

Non-raptor Observations:
Great egret, great blue heron, brown-headed nuthatch, DC cormorant (39),
plus 2 Whimbrel flew over the hawk watch to start the day!


Predictions:
Cloudy, high 75F, SE wind 8-10mph, 60% chance of rain after 4pm.

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Report submitted by Jen Ottinger (ottingerjr AT yahoo.com)

Subject: Fall Warbler Weekend Schedule (September 13 and 14)
From: Derek Stoner <derekstoner AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 17:58:22 -0400


Greetings DE-Birders:  
 
An exciting weekend of Fall migration is upon us, and there are multiple 
opportunities to get afield to enjoy free bird walks led by knowledgeable 
guides who can show you the warblers and other migrant birds. Leaders from the 
Delmarva Ornithological Society (DOS) and partners will help share with you the 
wonders of Fall migration. 

 
Here is the slate of guided walks, times, locations and links to directions:
Saturday morning at Middle Run Birding Trail, 7:30 to 10:00am, led by Alan 
Kneidel 

Saturday evening at Middle Run Birding Trail, 5:00 to 7:30pm, led by Mason 
Sieges 

Meeting Location:  Middle Run parking lot off of Possum Hollow Road in Newark
Directions:  www.delnature.org/middlerun
 
Saturday morning at Milford Neck, 8:00am start, led by Matt Sarver, Chris and 
Karen Bennett, and Brian Boutin 

Meeting Location:   Meding's Seafood on Route 1 in Milford
Directions:   http://www.medingsseafood.com/ordereze/Directions.aspx 

Sunday morning at White Clay Creek State Park, starting at 8:00am, led by 
Anthony Gonzon 

Meeting Location:  Park Nature Center at 1475 Creek Road in Newark
Directions: http://www.destateparks.com/park/white-clay-creek/nature-center.asp 


Sunday evening at Ashland Nature Center, 5:00 - 7:00pm, led by Joe Sebastiani
Meeting Location:  Ashland Parking Lot, 3507 Barley Mill Road in Hockessin
Directions:   www.delnature.org/Ashland
 
There will be a lot of great birds seen this weekend, and plenty of friendly 
folks to help maximize your birding experience. If you are a photographer on 
one of these trips, please consider sharing photos that you take of the birds 
and birders for use in a summary of weekend highlights that will be posted on 
the DOS website. (Images may be sent to this address) 

 
If you have any questions about these field trips, or need assistance with 
directions, feel free to contact me at this email address. 

 
Good birding,
 
Derek Stoner
DOS Outreach and Publicity Coordinator

 		 	   		  
Subject: Re: de-birds Digest - 10 Sep 2014 to 11 Sep 2014 (#2014-127)
From: "Julian, Richard (DNREC)" <Richard.Julian AT STATE.DE.US>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 14:33:49 +0000
Please join us for our Tuesday, 8am morning bird walks at Cape Henlopen State 
Park. 


Walks begin at the Nature Center and go to different parts of the Park each 
week. 


Contact the Nature Center at 302-645-6852 for more information.


Cheers

Richard W. Julian
Cape Henlopen State Park
Subject: Re: Fall Warbler Weekend, September 13 and 14
From: "Amy O'Neil" <parakeet93 AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 09:06:06 -0400
Good Morning Lloyd and DE birders,

The meeting place for Sunday's 8am White Clay Creek State Park trip is the 
Chambers House Nature Center at 1475 Creek Road, off of Hopkins Bridge Rd. 
Remember that state park fees are still in effect this time of year. 


A list of field trips offered by the Delmarva Ornithological Society through 
September of 2015 has recently been posted on the DOS website (dosbirds.org). 
The trips are free and all are welcome! 


Amy O'Neil
DOS Field Trip Chair
North Wilmington 



On Sep 12, 2014, at 7:00 AM, Lloyd  wrote:

> Is the Sunday AM meeting place at the info center? off Hopkins Rd? :Lloyd 
Maier 

> 
> Derek Stoner wrote:
>> 
>> 
>> Greetings DE-Birders:
>> To celebrate a noteworthy migratory spectacle, the Delmarva Ornithological 
Society (DOS) will be hosting a "Fall Warbler Weekend" this Saturday and 
Sunday, September 13 and 14, at northern Delaware birding hotspots. 

>> With the warbler numbers and diversity ramping up in mid-September, we 
invite you to participate in four free guided walks led by talented leaders who 
will help show you the warblers and other interesting migrant birds moving 
through now. These friendly folks are skilled guides who can help you better 
appreciate and understand the phenomenon of warbler migration. 

>> Here is the slate of guided walks, times, and locations:
>> Saturday morning at Middle Run Birding Trail, 7:30 to 10:00am, led by Alan 
Kneidel and hosted by Zoe Yost. 

>> Saturday evening at Middle Run Birding Trail, 5:00 to 7:30pm, led by Mason 
Sieges and Derek Stoner. 

>> Sunday morning at White Clay Creek State Park, starting at 8:00am, led by 
Anthony Gonzon and hosted by Amy O'Neil. 

>> Sunday evening at Ashland Nature Center, 5:00 - 7:00pm, led by Joe 
Sebastiani. 

>> Stay tuned for additional details and directions to these walks later in the 
week. As of now, the weekend looks to be shaping up well for migration, with 
good North winds forecast for Friday and Saturday. The bigger waves of warblers 
should be on the way. 

>> Good warblering,
>> Derek Stoner
>> DOS Outreach and Publicity Coordinator
>>