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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" ]
12 Sep Re: Fall Warbler Weekend, September 13 and 14 [Lloyd ]
11 Sep Weekend Migration Outlook [Derek Stoner ]
11 Sep Kent Co: Red-necked Phalarope at Little Creek Wildlife Area [Tim Schreckengost ]
11 Sep Long-tailed Jaeger at Little Creek [Andrew Ednie ]
11 Sep HSR: Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (11 Sep 2014) 122 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
11 Sep HSR: Ashland Nature Center (11 Sep 2014) 11 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
10 Sep HSR: Ashland Nature Center (10 Sep 2014) 19 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
10 Sep HSR: Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (10 Sep 2014) 137 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
10 Sep Flint Woods walk Thursday [joe sebastiani ]
10 Sep DOS September Meeting - Jeffrey Gordon Speaker - Wednesday 9/17 [Bill Stewart ]
9 Sep HSR: Ashland Nature Center (09 Sep 2014) Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
9 Sep HSR: Ashland Nature Center (08 Sep 2014) 11 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
9 Sep HSR: Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (09 Sep 2014) 22 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
9 Sep HSR: Ashland Nature Center (07 Sep 2014) 53 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
9 Sep HSR: Ashland Nature Center (06 Sep 2014) 3 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
9 Sep Abbott's Mill - final dispatches [Jason Beale ]
9 Sep Middle Run Bird Walk e-bird checklist [Alan Kneidel ]
9 Sep Middle Run Bird Walk results, 9/9/14 [Alan Kneidel ]
9 Sep Coastal Virginia Wildlife Observatory's 20th annual Kiptopeke Challenge [Paul Nasca ]
8 Sep Birding Milford Neck on Saturday the 13th [Derek Stoner ]
8 Sep Fall Warbler Weekend, September 13 and 14 [Derek Stoner ]
8 Sep HSR: Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (08 Sep 2014) 16 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
7 Sep HSR: Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (07 Sep 2014) 160 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
6 Sep HSR: Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (06 Sep 2014) 103 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
6 Sep Inaugural 1st World Shorebirds Day - Success! [Bill Stewart ]
6 Sep RBA: Birdline Delaware, September 5th, 2014 [Andrew Ednie ]
5 Sep HSR: Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (05 Sep 2014) 82 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
5 Sep HSR: Ashland Nature Center (05 Sep 2014) 1 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]
5 Sep Philadelphia Vireo and Warblers at Middle Run [Derek Stoner ]
5 Sep Kent Co - White Ibis at Big Stone Beach Rd. [Tim Schreckengost ]
5 Sep HSR: Ashland Nature Center (04 Sep 2014) 10 Raptors ["Hawkcount.Org Reports" ]

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
-------------------------------------------------------------------

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
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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
========================================================================
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
-------------------------------------------------------------------

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
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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!
========================================================================
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
-------------------------------------------------------------------

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
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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.
========================================================================
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
-------------------------------------------------------------------

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
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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
========================================================================
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
-------------------------------------------------------------------

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
-------------------------------------------------------------------

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
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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
========================================================================
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
-------------------------------------------------------------------

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
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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.

========================================================================
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
>> 
Subject: Re: Fall Warbler Weekend, September 13 and 14
From: Lloyd <patch10 AT MAIERASSOCIATES.COM>
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 2014 07:00:44 -0400
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
>   		 	   		
Subject: Weekend Migration Outlook
From: Derek Stoner <derekstoner AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2014 22:47:13 -0400
Greetings DE-Birders: 
 
Looking at this weekend's forecast in terms of bird migration, the weather 
conditions look very favorable for bringing new birds into the Delaware region. 

 
Tonight, a stream of wind is pushing south out of Eastern Canada and heading 
straight into the mid-Atlantic region. 

The Wind Map shows this pattern quite well: 
http://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/surface/level/orthographic=-83.02,39.69,2048 

 
With North winds forecast again overnight on Friday, there should be plenty of 
new arrivals awaiting on Saturday morning. The daylight hours Saturday could 
include some rain, but light precipitation often triggers an extended period of 
feeding for songbird migrants. It will be a good day to watch for all the 
warblers, vireos, thrushes, and tanagers moving throughout the state. 

 
Sunday looks like the real classic diurnal migration day, with sunny skies and 
ideal Northwest winds. The hawk watchers in the hills of northern Delaware may 
see the first significant movement of Broad-winged Hawks and the first chance 
for triple digit raptor counts. The Broad-winged floodgate is bound to burst 
over the next week! 

 
With all of the guided walks available in Delaware this weekend, there is 
plenty of opportunity to enjoy birding with the friendly folks in the First 
State. Fall migration is heating up and the forecast is for lots of birds on 
the move. 

 
Good birding,
 
Derek Stoner 
 		 	   		  
Subject: Kent Co: Red-necked Phalarope at Little Creek Wildlife Area
From: Tim Schreckengost <timschreckengost AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2014 22:08:48 -0400
Birders,

Alex Lamoreaux and I found a Red-necked Phalarope at Little Creek Wildlife
Area this evening. The bird was viewed from the Pickering Beach Rd. access
point and was in the west impoundment. In addition, there were 8 Wilson's
Phalaropes, ~75 White-rumped Sandpipers, and ~150 Pectoral Sandpipers among
others.

Full list and a photo: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19805397


Cheers,
Tim Schreckengost
Milton, DE
(814) 952-2934
www.nemesisbird.com
Subject: Long-tailed Jaeger at Little Creek
From: Andrew Ednie <ednieap AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2014 20:20:00 -0400
Hi everybody, 

I had a bird that I believe is an immature intermediate phase Long-tail
Jaeger at Little Creek today. The bird was at the west impoundments off the
Pickering Beach Road at 10:30-11:00 am. Walk into the refuge and go out the
dike between the two pools to the first cane break at the sluice gate. Look
into the west impoundment towards the south bank, and the bird was in front
of two old tires out in the mud. The bird would walk towards the water, then
back into the grass and lay down. It was acting like it was fatigued, sick,
or injured. It was alone and all the other birds in the area were keeping
their distance. 

 

The bird was all brown, gull-like, no white belly, darker on the top of the
head and on the mantle, slightly a lighter brown on the nape of the neck and
face. The back  and wing coverts feathers had a slightly lighter edge,
looking like lines across the back. Head was distinctly a different shape
than Laughing Gulls, more rounded. The size of the bird were slightly
smaller than the Laughing gulls in the area. The bill was slightly shorter
but almost as thick. There was an immature Laughing Gull closer to me, and
this bird was very different. I watched the bird and tried to get a closer
look for about a half hour. The bird did stretch it's right wing once, but
all I could see was the upper surface of the primaries. I did not see any
white streaking in the upper outer primaries. As I said, I couldn't see the
undersurface at all. I could see some white on the rump area, but never got
a good look at the tail. 

 

Alan Kneidel, Chris Bennett and Anthony Gonzon looked for the bird after I
left, but a Peregrine was stirring everything up. If you haven't been to the
Pickering Beach impoundments, it is well worth the quarter mile walk. There
is one more cane break past the sluice gate that gives you a view of the
north side of the pond. I had 3 American Golden Plovers, 2 still in partial
breeding plumage, 50 Pectoral Sandpipers, 45 Stilt Sandpipers, 2 Wilson's
Phalarope, and a Baird's Sandpiper, plus Dunlin, White-rump and Western
Sandpiper. There were also 250 egrets, several Black-crowned Night Herons,
green-winged Teal, and 500 Yellowlegs. I would guess there are about 5-10K
birds in the impoundment, great light in the morning!

 

 

Good birding, 

Andy

 

 

Andy Ednie 

Claymont, Delaware

 
Subject: HSR: Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (11 Sep 2014) 122 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:09:46 -0400
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 11, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                8             38             38
Turkey Vulture              18            117            117
Osprey                      75            587            587
Bald Eagle                  10             22             22
Northern Harrier             1              7              7
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0              7              7
Cooper's Hawk                0              6              6
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              2              2
Broad-winged Hawk            1              1              1
Red-tailed Hawk              0              5              5
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             4             54             54
Merlin                       1             17             17
Peregrine Falcon             4             18             18
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:                     122            884            884
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Jennifer Ottinger

Observers:        Jodi McLaughlin, Lorraine Logan, Susan Gruver

Visitors:
Thanks to Sue, Lorraine, and Jodi for helping with the count today!
Jack and 23 other visitors



Weather:
Partly cloudy, temp 25-31C, vis 20km, winds SW, WSW at 5-10mph.

Raptor Observations:
Flight coming in high overhead and off to the bay side, mostly osprey, good
bald eagle flight, and falcons moving through. Our first broad-winged hawk
came in low directly over the platform near the end of the day. 
10 bald eagles: Immature (0900), 3 juvenile (0950, 1000, 1510), 6 adult
(1015, 1025, 1030, 1045 - 3 at once). 


Non-raptor Observations:
Brown pelican (6), flicker, Baltimore oriole (2), DC cormorant (10). 


Predictions:
Partly sunny, high 72F, N wind 14-17mph
========================================================================
Report submitted by Jen Ottinger (ottingerjr AT yahoo.com)

Subject: HSR: Ashland Nature Center (11 Sep 2014) 11 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2014 18:09:15 -0400
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 11, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Osprey                       3             37             37
Bald Eagle                   0             17             18
Northern Harrier             0              5              5
Sharp-shinned Hawk           2             11             11
Cooper's Hawk                0              9              9
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              8              8
Broad-winged Hawk            2             13             14
Red-tailed Hawk              2             11             11
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             1             12             12
Merlin                       0              0              0
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              2              2
Unknown Buteo                0              3              3
Unknown Falcon               0              3              3
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               1              2              2
Mississippi Kite             0              0              1

Total:                      11            133            136
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Will Almeida

Observers:        Carol Spease, John Williams, Walter Borys

Visitors:
Jon Williams, Walter Borys and Mabei Lee thanks for stopping by!


Weather:
Temperatures high of 28.7 C.  Varying South, South-South West and West
winds.  Full visibility all day, heavy cloud cover most of the day.

Raptor Observations:
3 Ospreys, 2 Sh. sh. Hawks, 2 Broadwinged Hawks, 2 Redtail Hawks, 1
American Kestrel and 1 Unidentified raptor

Non-raptor Observations:
1 Common Nighthawk, 6 Rubythroated Hummingbird, great looks at Male and
Female American redstarts.

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

Subject: HSR: Ashland Nature Center (10 Sep 2014) 19 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2014 19:09:02 -0400
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 10, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Osprey                       0             34             34
Bald Eagle                   4             17             18
Northern Harrier             2              5              5
Sharp-shinned Hawk           3              9              9
Cooper's Hawk                3              9              9
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              8              8
Broad-winged Hawk            2             11             12
Red-tailed Hawk              1              9              9
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             1             11             11
Merlin                       0              0              0
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              2              2
Unknown Buteo                1              3              3
Unknown Falcon               2              3              3
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              1              1
Mississippi Kite             0              0              1

Total:                      19            122            125
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:30:00 
Observation end   time: 15:15:00 
Total observation time: 7.75 hours

Official Counter:        Will Almeida

Observers:        Andrew Bogush, Mike Gardner

Visitors:
Mike Gardner, Andrew Bogush, Damon O. Thanks for stopping by!


Weather:
Temperatures high of 27.1 C, slight winds varying NE,E, N and W with full
visibility all day.

Raptor Observations:
4 Bald Eagles, one immature, 2 Northern Harriers, 3 Sh.Sh. hawks, 3 Coopers
hawks, 2 Broadwinged hawks, 1 red-tail, 1 American Kestrel as we were
packing up!

1 unidentified Buteo, 2 unidentified falcons.

Non-raptor Observations:
23 Double-crested Cormorants flying in a V, 2 Great Blue Herons slinking
around the creek, 1 Yellow-billed Cuckoo, 30 Nighthawks, 15 ruby-throated
hummingbirds

Predictions:
Predicted chance of rain, SW 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 (10 Sep 2014) 137 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2014 18:09:58 -0400
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 10, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0             30             30
Turkey Vulture               0             99             99
Osprey                     103            512            512
Bald Eagle                   4             12             12
Northern Harrier             0              6              6
Sharp-shinned Hawk           1              7              7
Cooper's Hawk                1              6              6
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          1              2              2
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              1              5              5
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel            17             50             50
Merlin                       8             16             16
Peregrine Falcon             1             14             14
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:                     137            762            762
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Jennifer Ottinger

Observers:        Susan Gruver

Visitors:
Thanks to Sue for assisting with the count and keeping me company today! 
21 visitors


Weather:
Clear skies with a few clouds in the afternoon, temp 21-25C, vis 20km, wind
NNE turning E late in the afternoon at 3-6mph. 

Raptor Observations:
Steady flight of Ospreys, Kestrels and Merlin seen early in the day, one
Red-shouldered and a Red-tailed Hawk.
Four Bald Eagles: 3 Juvenile (1045, 1130, 1150), one unk age (0900).


Non-raptor Observations:
Brown Pelican, Great Blue Heron, Glossy Ibis (37), Kingbird, Pine Warbler,
DC Cormorant (165).


Predictions:
Partly cloudy with a chance of showers after 2pm, high of 88F, wind SW
6-14mph.

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

Subject: Flint Woods walk Thursday
From: joe sebastiani <joe AT DELAWARENATURESOCIETY.ORG>
Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2014 17:11:00 +0000
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. 


Joe Sebastiani

Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone
Subject: DOS September Meeting - Jeffrey Gordon Speaker - Wednesday 9/17
From: Bill Stewart <bird-del AT EARTHLINK.NET>
Date: Wed, 10 Sep 2014 12:42:01 -0400
Good Afternoon DE-Birders,

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 (09 Sep 2014) Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Tue, 9 Sep 2014 20:09:26 -0400
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 09, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Osprey                       0             34             34
Bald Eagle                   0             13             14
Northern Harrier             0              3              3
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0              6              6
Cooper's Hawk                0              6              6
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              8              8
Broad-winged Hawk            0              9             10
Red-tailed Hawk              0              8              8
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             0             10             10
Merlin                       0              0              0
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              2              2
Unknown Buteo                0              2              2
Unknown Falcon               0              1              1
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              1              1
Mississippi Kite             0              0              1

Total:                       0            103            106
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Will Almeida

Observers:        

Visitors:
1 visitor: Bob Kissell


Weather:
Temp. high of 24.2 C, Winds varying E, ENE, NE, full visibility all day.

Raptor Observations:
Early morning looks at Coopers Hawk and 2 Redtails but none observed
migrating.

Non-raptor Observations:
1 Great Blue Heron, 8 Ruby-throated hummingbirds, 1 Black-and-white
warbler, 1 Prairie warbler

Predictions:
Predicted to have similar temperatures as today with ENE winds
========================================================================
Report submitted by  (williamtalmeida AT gmail.com)
Ashland Nature Center information may be found at:
www.delawarenaturesociety.org

Subject: HSR: Ashland Nature Center (08 Sep 2014) 11 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Tue, 9 Sep 2014 19:09:57 -0400
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 08, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Osprey                       3             34             34
Bald Eagle                   2             13             14
Northern Harrier             1              3              3
Sharp-shinned Hawk           1              6              6
Cooper's Hawk                0              6              6
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              8              8
Broad-winged Hawk            0              9             10
Red-tailed Hawk              0              8              8
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             2             10             10
Merlin                       0              0              0
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              2              2
Unknown Buteo                0              2              2
Unknown Falcon               1              1              1
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               1              1              1
Mississippi Kite             0              0              1

Total:                      11            103            106
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Sally O'Byrne

Observers:        Mike Gardner

Visitors:
Carolyn Norah, Claire Shampine, Michael Rucci, Nancy and Michael Kacera


Weather:
Temp. high of 24.1 C, Varying winds NE, E, NW, SE, Full visibility all day.

Raptor Observations:
3 Osprey, 2 Bald Eagle, 1 Northern Harrier, 1 Sharp shinned hawk, 2
American Kestrel.

1 Unidentified falcon, 1 Unidentified raptor

Non-raptor Observations:
Common Nighthawk, ruby-throated hummingbird, House Winter and Carolina
wrens, Scarlet tanager, Magnolia warbler
========================================================================
Report submitted by  (williamtalmeida AT gmail.com)
Ashland Nature Center information may be found at:
www.delawarenaturesociety.org

Subject: HSR: Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (09 Sep 2014) 22 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Tue, 9 Sep 2014 19:09:53 -0400
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 09, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0             30             30
Turkey Vulture               0             99             99
Osprey                      19            409            409
Bald Eagle                   0              8              8
Northern Harrier             0              6              6
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0              6              6
Cooper's Hawk                0              5              5
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              1              1
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              0              4              4
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             0             33             33
Merlin                       2              8              8
Peregrine Falcon             1             13             13
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:                      22            625            625
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 11:30:00 
Observation end   time: 15:00:00 
Total observation time: 3.5 hours

Official Counter:        Jennifer Ottinger

Observers:        

Visitors:
14 visitors


Weather:
Rain in the morning, overcast, vis 15km, temp 23C, E winds 12-15mph gusting
to 20mph through the afternoon. 

Raptor Observations:
A few Ospreys along with a couple of Merlins and a Peregrine moving
through. 

Non-raptor Observations:
Tree Swallow (200), American Crow (2), Sanderling, DC Cormorant (180)


Predictions:
Mostly cloudy with a high of 78F, N wind 10-15mph, slight chance of showers
in the morning.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Jen Ottinger (ottingerjr AT yahoo.com)

Subject: HSR: Ashland Nature Center (07 Sep 2014) 53 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Tue, 9 Sep 2014 19:09:11 -0400
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 07, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Osprey                      15             31             31
Bald Eagle                   3             11             12
Northern Harrier             1              2              2
Sharp-shinned Hawk           5              5              5
Cooper's Hawk                4              6              6
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          4              8              8
Broad-winged Hawk            5              9             10
Red-tailed Hawk              8              8              8
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             4              8              8
Merlin                       0              0              0
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            2              2              2
Unknown Buteo                2              2              2
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0              0
Mississippi Kite             0              0              1

Total:                      53             92             95
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Kim Steininger

Observers:        Bob Rufe, Kevin Bronson, Moureen Markow

Visitors:
John Shenk, Kevin Bronson, Martin Sokolich, Melody Shultz,Kelley Simmons,
David Levi, Greg Ajkmim, Sally Kneidel, Ray and Wanda Staffor, G. Dunn,
Marian Quinn


Weather:
Temp. high of 25.6 C, North winds, Full visibility all day.

Raptor Observations:
15 Osprey, 3 Bald Eagle, 1 N. Harrier, 5 Sharpies,
4 Coopers, 4 red-shouldered, 5 Broadwinged, 8 Redtails, 4 Am. Kestrels.
2 unidentified Accipiters, 2 unidentified Buteos



Non-raptor Observations:
6 Canada Goose, 2 Nighthawks, 3 rubythroated hummingbirds
========================================================================
Report submitted by  (williamtalmeida AT gmail.com)
Ashland Nature Center information may be found at:
www.delawarenaturesociety.org

Subject: HSR: Ashland Nature Center (06 Sep 2014) 3 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Tue, 9 Sep 2014 18:09:51 -0400
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 06, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Osprey                       0             16             16
Bald Eagle                   1              8              9
Northern Harrier             0              1              1
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0              0              0
Cooper's Hawk                0              2              2
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              4              4
Broad-winged Hawk            1              4              5
Red-tailed Hawk              0              0              0
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             1              4              4
Merlin                       0              0              0
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0              0
Mississippi Kite             0              0              1

Total:                       3             39             42
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00 
Observation end   time: 14:00:00 
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter:        Mike Gardner

Observers:        

Weather:
Temp. high of 32.4 C.  Winds west with some variance southwest.  Full
visibility all day.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

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

Subject: Abbott's Mill - final dispatches
From: Jason Beale <jaybirdbeale AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 9 Sep 2014 17:39:40 -0400
Hello,

I'll be leaving Abbott's Mill Nature Center on Thursday to begin my new 
position as Raptor Center Director for Penn State's Shaver's Creek 
Environmental Center in Centre/Huntingdon counties, PA. I want to thank all of 
you that have supported Abbott's Mill and come out to bird, botanize, and enjoy 
our trails, streams, fields, and forests. 


I haven't been birding too much as I prepare to move, but here are some recent 
sightings: 


Pewees - common and vocal
GC Flycatcher
Empids
Red-breasted Nuthatch - FOS today around the center
RT Hummingbirds
Northern Waterthrush
Redstart
Black-and-White Warbler
Great-horned Owl - calling lately from around the pond at dusk
Summer Tanager
Solitary Sandpiper - Lindale wetland
Spotted Sandpipers - Abbott's Pond edge
Red-shouldered Hawk
Blue Grosbeak
Common Nighthawk - evening flyover

The Lee Meadow, Morton and Lindale fields are sporting a variety of berries and 
mature grasses and other seed plants, so they are worth checking out through 
the fall and winter months. 


Feel free to reach out to me if you are ever in the Penn State/Central PA 
region and good birding, 

Jason
Subject: Middle Run Bird Walk e-bird checklist
From: Alan Kneidel <akneidel AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 9 Sep 2014 16:43:48 -0400
I forgot to include a link to the ebird checklist for the bird walk today.

Here it is! Once again, if anyone on the walk wants me to share it with
them, send me a e-mail with your account name.

http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S19784307

Alan Kneidel
Newark, DE
Subject: Middle Run Bird Walk results, 9/9/14
From: Alan Kneidel <akneidel AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 9 Sep 2014 16:23:22 -0400
DE-Birders,

The Tuesday morning bird walk at Middle Run Natural Area was a resounding
success. Despite the gusty east winds and a slow start, an enthusiastic
crew of ~20 birders were able to turn up an excellent diversity of species
(67 species). Migrant activity today was concentrated along the power line
strip extending from marker 3 down towards marker 12, with the shrubby zone
being comparatively slow.

Highlights included an incredibly confiding PHILADELPHIA VIREO that showed
off for everyone, traveling with warblers around marker 14. As the walk
came to a conclusion, I was able to get quick looks of a darting
CONNECTICUT WARBLER between markers 3 and 4. A concerted relocation effort
yielded nothing.

Additional great sightings for the day included a Middle Run first:
AMERICAN BITTERN. This bird was seen strolling along the path in the
shrubby zone, photographed by a group of UDel birders in the early morning.
Wow!

Other first for the fall sightings for the hotspot included a singing
WINTER WREN and a flyover of MERLIN.

All birders tolled, there were 84 species recorded today at Middle Run,
including 19 species of warbler.

If those on the bird walk would like an ebird checklist of the species seen
during the walk, feel free to contact me by e-mail with your ebird account
name.

Combined with the impending Broad-winged Hawk push at Ashland, its a great
time to be in northern Delaware. Hope to see you out there,

Alan Kneidel
Newark, DE
Subject: Coastal Virginia Wildlife Observatory's 20th annual Kiptopeke Challenge
From: Paul Nasca <63crows AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Tue, 9 Sep 2014 08:43:22 -0400
I realize this is outside of the Delaware area, but thought some might be
interested in joining in the fun!  (This notice is posted with the kind
permission of the de-birds Listserv Owners).  Please reply off-line:

Hello Delaware Birders,

Are you up for a challenge?  How about the Kiptopeke Challenge?!

The Coastal Virginia Wildlife Observatory (CVWO) invites birders of all
skill levels to participate in the 20th annual Kiptopeke Challenge (KC) on
Saturday, September 20, 2014.

The KC is a fun and friendly "Big Day" birding competition.  Teams compete
to identify the greatest number of bird species in a single day within the
competition boundary of Accomack and Northampton Counties, Virginia
(including the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel.)  The purpose of the KC is to
increase awareness of fall bird migration on Virginia’s Eastern Shore and
to help raise funds for the CVWO.

It is easy to get involved and there are several categories in which to
compete: 24-Hour, 3-Hour, Youth Team (age 18 and under), and Special Venue.
The event is open to everyone regardless of their birding ability and it
only takes two people to form a team. The KC is a great way for
participants to utilize their birding skills in support of a non-profit
organization dedicated to avian research, habitat conservation, and public
education.

For more information, a brochure, or to register write to
kiptopekechallenge AT gmail.com or visit www.cvwo.org.

Best birds,

Paul Nasca

CVWO Kiptopeke Challenge Coordinator

Fredericksburg, VA

kiptopekechallenge AT gmail.com
Subject: Birding Milford Neck on Saturday the 13th
From: Derek Stoner <derekstoner AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 8 Sep 2014 20:38:27 -0400
Greetings DE-Birders:
 
You are invited to a special field trip to the beautiful Milford Neck region 
along the Delaware Bayshore this Saturday morning, brought to you by partnering 
organizations as part of the second annual Delaware Sea Level Awareness week. 
Milford Neck is a mecca for wildlife of all types and birds in particular. 

 
The trip will focus on Fall migrant songbirds, and take visitors through 
coastal forests that are dealing with saltwater intrusion in this extensive 
section of protected public and private open space along the 
nationally-renowned Bayshore. 

 
The leaders of the trip will be Matt Sarver, Conservation Chair of the Delmarva 
Ornithological Society; Chris Bennett, Natural Resource Planner with the 
Delaware Division of Parks and Recreation; Karen Bennett, Delaware Bayshore 
Coordinator ; and Matt Boutin, Director of Conservation Programs for the Nature 
Conservancy in Delaware. This is a rare opportunity to have a guided outing on 
these protected lands at Milford Neck and learn from bird conservation experts 
in the field. 

 
The meeting time will be 8:00am at the Meding's Seafood restaurant parking lot 
(3697 Bay Road in Milford, DE). The program will conclude with lunch at 
Meding's (a legendary spot for great food from the Bay) and an opportunity to 
discuss conservation issues unique to the Milford Neck region. 

 
Further details about this trip will be shared later this week.
 
Good birding,
 
Derek Stoner
DOS Outreach and Publicity Chair
 		 	   		  
Subject: Fall Warbler Weekend, September 13 and 14
From: Derek Stoner <derekstoner AT HOTMAIL.COM>
Date: Mon, 8 Sep 2014 19:08:13 -0400


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
 		 	   		  
Subject: HSR: Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (08 Sep 2014) 16 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Mon, 8 Sep 2014 17:09:15 -0400
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 08, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0             30             30
Turkey Vulture               0            108            108
Osprey                      15            381            381
Bald Eagle                   0              8              8
Northern Harrier             0              6              6
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0              6              6
Cooper's Hawk                0              5              5
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              1              1
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              0              4              4
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             0             33             33
Merlin                       0              6              6
Peregrine Falcon             0             12             12
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               1              2              2
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              1              1
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0

Total:                      16            603            603
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:30:00 
Observation end   time: 12:00:00 
Total observation time: 4.5 hours

Official Counter:        Susan Gruver

Observers:        Kevin Bronson

Visitors:
20


Weather:
wind from the EAST all morning, 7.6-10.6 mph,temp 23c,cloud cover-100%,visb
18k, light rain off and on , very windy

Raptor Observations:
painfully slow due to East wind. One local Adult Bald Eagle

Non-raptor Observations:
local Cooper Hawk,1-Greater Yellow Legs, 44-DCCO's

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

Subject: HSR: Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (07 Sep 2014) 160 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Sun, 7 Sep 2014 19:09:42 -0400
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 07, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0             30             30
Turkey Vulture               0            108            108
Osprey                     131            366            366
Bald Eagle                   2              8              8
Northern Harrier             3              6              6
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0              6              6
Cooper's Hawk                0              5              5
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              1              1
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              0              4              4
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel            21             33             33
Merlin                       0              6              6
Peregrine Falcon             3             12             12
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              1              1
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              1              1
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0

Total:                     160            587            587
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Jennifer Ottinger

Observers:        Bruce Peterjohn, Susan Gruver

Visitors:
Thanks to Sue and Bruce for helping with the count today!
32 visitors



Weather:
Overcast through most of the day with partly cloudy skies in the late
afternoon, temp 21-25C, vis 20km, wind NE, NNE through the early afternoon
turning E late in the day. 


Raptor Observations:
Steady, very high flight of mostly Ospreys, a few Harriers, a good flight
of Kestrels, and two Peregrines.
Bald Eagles: 2 Immature (12:30, 12:40). 
One resident adult eagle perched on the vulture tower in the morning.

Non-raptor Observations:
Purple Martin, Great Blue Heron (18), Lesser Black-backed Gull (2),
Semipalmated Plover, Kingfisher, Prairie Warbler, DC Cormorant (210)


Predictions:
Cloudy with a high of 77F, E wind 15-20mph, chance of rain 30% in the
afternoon.

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

Subject: HSR: Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch (06 Sep 2014) 103 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Sat, 6 Sep 2014 21:09:22 -0400
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 06, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                2             30             30
Turkey Vulture              38            108            108
Osprey                      51            235            235
Bald Eagle                   2              6              6
Northern Harrier             2              3              3
Sharp-shinned Hawk           2              6              6
Cooper's Hawk                1              5              5
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              1              1
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              2              4              4
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             0             12             12
Merlin                       1              6              6
Peregrine Falcon             2              9              9
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              1              1
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              1              1
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0

Total:                     103            427            427
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Jennifer Ottinger

Observers:        Dennis Foley, Rachel Shaprio, Susan Gruver

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


Weather:
Mostly clear in the morning with partly cloudy skies in the afternoon, temp
28-33C, vis 20km, wind SW, WSW at 6-10mph

Raptor Observations:
Ospreys, Vultures, Harriers, Red-tailed Hawk, Merlin, and Peregrines. Most
migrants passing to the west of the platform.
Bald Eagle: one immature (9:30), one adult (12:47), two resident adults.


Non-raptor Observations:
Forster's Tern, Royal Tern, Caspian Tern, Ring-billed Gull, Barn Swallow,
Tree Swallow, Chimney Swift, DC Cormorant.


Predictions:
Overnight rain then mostly cloudy, high 78F, north wind 11-13mph, chance of
rain 30%
========================================================================
Report submitted by Jen Ottinger (ottingerjr AT yahoo.com)

Subject: Inaugural 1st World Shorebirds Day - Success!
From: Bill Stewart <bird-del AT EARTHLINK.NET>
Date: Sat, 6 Sep 2014 16:24:45 -0400
Good afternoon Birders,

The American Birding Association's sponsored 1st World Shorebirds Day 
celebration at Bombay Hook NWR was met with great success this morning! With 54 
birders from four states - DE, PA, MD and NJ - lots of birds and a nice 
surprise from ABA's President Jeff Gordon and wife Liz, combined to make the 
morning one to remember for quite some time! 


The shorebirds did not disappoint with 19 species counted and a cumulative 
estimated count of over 5000 shorebirds! I'm sure we missed a few but a big 
thank you needs to go out to Holly Merker and George Armistead for their 
focused efforts on providing an accurate picture of the numbers found during 
this mornings event. The eBird total species for the day was 54, although very 
little time was taken for searching other habitats besides the impoundments and 
tidal waterways. 


The ABA would like to take this opportunity to invite all birders to attend our 
Annual Members Meeting on Sunday, September 21st at the new ABA Headquarters in 
Delaware City. The event starts at 3:00 PM, stop by and enjoy the camaraderie, 
learn more about the ABA, take the tour of the new headquarters and enjoy some 
lite fare and drinks. 


Good birding,

Bill Stewart
Subject: RBA: Birdline Delaware, September 5th, 2014
From: Andrew Ednie <ednieap AT VERIZON.NET>
Date: Sat, 6 Sep 2014 07:22:27 -0400
RBA
* Delaware
* Statewide
* September 5, 2014
* DEST1409.05
      	
*Birds mentioned
Tundra Swan
Snow Goose
Blue-winged Teal
Black Scoter
Red-breasted Merganser
Northern Bobwhite
Brown Pelican
Snowy Egret
Little Blue Heron
Tricolored Heron
Cattle Egret
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night Heron
WHITE IBIS
Glossy Ibis
Osprey
Bald Eagle
Northern Harrier
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Broad-winged Hawk
Virginia Rail
Sora
American Oystercatcher
Black-necked Stilt
American Avocet
Black-bellied Plover
American Golden Plover
Semipalmated Plover
Piping Plover
Greater Yellowlegs
Whimbrel
Hudsonian Godwit
Marbled Godwit
Red Knot
Western Sandpiper
White-rumped Sandpiper
Baird Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Dunlin
Stilt Sandpiper
BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER
Long-billed Dowitcher
Wilson's Snipe
Wilson's Phalarope
Laughing Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Least Tern
Gull-billed Tern
Caspian Tern
Black Tern
Royal Tern
Black Skimmer
Barred Owl
Common Nighthawk
American Kestrel
Merlin
Peregrine Falcon
Red-headed Woodpecker
YELLOW-BELLIED FLYCATCHER
ALDER FLYCATCHER
Least Flycatcher
LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE
Yellow-throated Vireo
Warbling Vireo
PHILADELPHIA VIREO
Cliff Swallow
Brown-headed Nuthatch
Sedge Wren
Veery
Ovenbird
Louisiana Waterthrush
Northern Waterthrush
Worm-eating Warbler
American Redstart
Black and White Warbler
Blue-winged Warbler
Tennessee Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Northern Parula
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Magnolia Warbler
Cape May Warbler
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Blackburnian Warbler
Prairie Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
CONNECTICUT WARBLER
Canada Warbler
Yellow-breasted Chat
Grasshopper Sparrow
Summer Tanager
Rose-breasted Grosbeak
Blue Grosbeak
Bobolink
Baltimore Oriole
Orchard Oriole

Hotline: Birdline Delaware
Date: September 5, 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 5th, this is Birdline Delaware from the Delaware
Museum of Natural History in Greenville. This unofficial Delaware annual
list annual list increased to 315 species this week. 

New this week was a CONNECTICUT WARBLER and a PHILADELPHIA VIREO at Middle
Run Natural Area near Newark. This area has been a hotbed for migrants this
past week including an Empidonax trifecta last weekend with YELLOW-BELLIED,
ALDER, and LEAST FLYCATCHER reported. A migrant RED-HEADED WOODPECKER was
also seen flying over. 21 species of warbler were reported this week at
Middle Run including TENNESSEE, NASHVILLE, WORM-EATING, CAPE MAY,
BLACKBURNIAN, BAY-BREASTED, MAGNOLIA, CHESTNUT-SIDED, BLACK-THROATED BLUE
and GREEN, PRAIRIE, LOUISIANA and NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH, plus YELLOW-BREASTED
CHAT. Also reported were VEERY, WARBLING VIREO, BOBOLINK, with BALTIMORE and
ORCHARD ORIOLE.

A LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE was found on Saturday at the Charles E Price Memorial
Park in Middletown. This is along St. Anne's Church Road on the south side
of town. Also seen there was GRASSHOPPER SPARROW and BOBOLINKS. A flock of
20 CATTLE EGRETS were reported, along with AMERICAN KESTREL and COOPER'S
HAWK. CASPIAN TERNS were seen flying over the pond. Another YELLOW-BELLIED
FLYCATCHER was found at the nearby Middletown Nature Area along Route 71.

A hotbed for shorebirds this week has been the south side of Little Creek
Wildlife Management Area off the Pickering Beach Road. This area is only
accessible by foot from the locked gate but well worth the walk. Highlights
there included AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER, 2 BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS, 1 BAIRD'S
SANDPIPER, and 8 WILSON'S PHALAROPE. Also reported were BLACK-NECKED STILTS,
BLACK-BELLIED and SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, WESTERN, STILT, PECTORAL and
WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER, RED KNOT, DUNLIN, and LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER. Two
GULL-BILLED TERNS were found with 105 CASPAIN TERNS. SNOW GOOSE was also
found in the impoundment, overhead were 3 BALD EAGLES and a PEREGRINE
FALCON.

There were good numbers of GODWITS at Sheerness Pool in Bombay Hook National
Wildlife Refuge near Smyrna. Four MARBLED and 3HUDSONIAN GODWITS were seen
from the tower. Also reported was over 500 AMERICAN AVOCETS, BLACK-BELLIED
PLOVER, STILT and WESTERN SANDPIPER, WILSON'S SNIPE and LONG-BILLED
DOWITCHER. SEDGE WRENS continue to call by the Allee House. TUNDRA SWAN was
seen at Sheerness Pool along with BLUE-WINGED TEAL. A SORA was seen by Bear
Swamp. Waders included LITTLE BLUE HERON, GLOSSY IBIS, and BLACK-CROWNED
NIGHT HERON. Also reported were BOBWHITE, PEREGRINE FALCON, BLUE GROSBEAKS,
and BOBOLINK.

A peak count of 9 immature WHITE IBIS was found at the south side of the
marsh at Big Stone Beach in Milford Neck Wildlife Area. That's a nice count
of the species this year. Shorebirds seen included 175 GREATER YELLOWLEGS
with several LESSER YELLOWLEGS, 20 STILT SANDPIPERS, plus WHITE-RUMPED,
PECTORAL, and WESTERN SANDPIPER.

Two more WHITE IBIS were seen flying over Broadkill Beach Marsh at Prime
Hook National Wildlife Refuge near Milton. Broadkill is been a haven for
waders, 1390 SNOWY EGRETS, plus 15 TRICOLORED HERON, 17 GREEN HERON, and 26
GLOSSY IBIS were counted, also a calling VIRGINIA RAIL. Shorebirds included
SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, WHITE-RUMP, STILT, and WESTERN SANDPIPER. A big flock
of 106 CASPIAN TERNS were found, along with 4 BLACK TERN, with LEAST and
ROYAL TERNS and 23 BLACK SKIMMER. A WHIMBREL was found at Fowler's Beach,
along with RED-BREASTED MERGANSER.

BLACK TERNS were also seen flying off of Bethany Beach, plus 2 BROWN
PELICANS. BROWN-HEADED NUTHATCH and GREAT HORNED OWL reported from a yard in
Dewey Beach. BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER was reported at Old Landing near
Rehoboth Beach. SUMMER TANAGER was reported in a yard in Seaford. SUMMER
TANAGER was also reported in a yard near Georgetown, along with NORTHERN
PARULA, CHESTNUT-SIDED, and BLACK-THROATED BLUE WARBLER. BLACK SCOTER and
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL were reported at the Lewes Ferry Terminal.

BROWN PELICANS were also seen at Cape Henlopen State Park, along with PIPING
PLOVER and AMERICAN OYSTERCATCHER at the point. BLACK and ROYAL TERNS have
been seen offshore. A CLIFF SWALLOW was found at the hawkwatch. There was a
big flight of raptors on Thursday at the hawkwatch that included 63 OSPREY,
plus NORTHERN HARRIER, SHARP-SHINNED and COOPER'S HAWK, 8KESTREL, 4 MERLIN,
and 2 PEREGRINE FALCONS.

The Hawkwatch at the Ashland Nature Center had a few BROAD-WINGED HAWKS and
AMERICAN KESTRELS this week along with OSPREY, BALD EAGLE, and
RED-SHOULDERED HAWK. CHESTNUT-SIDED and MAGNOLIA WARBLERS plus BALTIMORE
ORIOLE were seen around the hawkwatch. A flight of 150 LAUGHING GULLS were
seen flying down the Red Clay Creek Valley on Monday. There was also a big
flight of 129 COMMON NIGHTHAWKS.

COMMON NIGHTHAWKS are still being reported in migration throughout the
state. Nine NIGHTHAWKS were feeding over a field in Georgetown this evening.
One was seen flying over Covered Bridge Farm in Newark. Birds were also
reported at Brandywine Creek State Park, Alapocas Woods, Brandywine Hundred,
Middle Run, and Flint Woods.

A ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK was reported at Alapocas Woods, along with
OVENBIRD, BLUE-WINGED, MAGNOLIA, REDSTART, and BLACK AND WHITE WARBLER.
YELLOW-THROATED VIREO was reported at Hoope's Reservoir. A WARBLING VIREO
was reported at Bellevue State Park, along with three GREEN HERONS by the
pond. Warblers at Brandywine Creek State Park included BAY-BREASTED,
MAGNOLIA, CANADA, and PARULA. Birds seen at Flint Woods included MAGNOLIA,
OVENBIRD, BLACK-THROATED BLUE, and CANADA.

An immature LITTLE BLUE HERON was reported at Grier's Pond at Thousand Acre
Marsh. A BLACK TERN was reported at the Port Penn Impoundments. BARRED OWLS
were reported last week in Cheswold and Killen's Pond State Park. 

Thanks to everybody that contributed this week including, Rod Murray, Joel
Martin, Tim Freiday, Andrew Leidig, Alex Wiebe, Debbie Beer, Howard Eskin,
Gina Sheridan, Beverly Corelle, Alessa Kegelman, David Fees, Amy and
Kathleen O'Neill, Kim Steininger, Holly Merker, Al Guarente, Hank Davis,
Laura Balascio, Brian Henderson, Matt Boone, Chris Rowe, Joe and Ellen
Sebastiani, Derek Stoner, Sue Gruver, Sharon Lynn, Tim Schrenkengost, Alex
Lamoreaux, Matt Boone, Maurice Barnhill, Alan Kneidel and Taj Schottland.
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 (05 Sep 2014) 82 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Fri, 5 Sep 2014 20:09:11 -0400
Cape Henlopen Hawk Watch
Lewes, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 05, 2014
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                7             28             28
Turkey Vulture              16             70             70
Osprey                      53            184            184
Bald Eagle                   0              4              4
Northern Harrier             0              1              1
Sharp-shinned Hawk           2              4              4
Cooper's Hawk                1              4              4
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          1              1              1
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              2              2              2
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             0             12             12
Merlin                       0              5              5
Peregrine Falcon             0              7              7
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              1              1
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              1              1
Mississippi Kite             0              0              0

Total:                      82            324            324
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter:        Jennifer Ottinger

Observers:        John Hoyt, Rob Schroeder, Sharon Lynn, Susan Gruver

Visitors:
Thanks to Sue, John, Sharon and Rob for your assistance with the count
today!
9 visitors


Weather:
Sunny and hot, clear skies in the morning turning partly cloudy in the
afternoon, temp 28-30C, vis 18km, wind 3-10mph from the SE and S through
most of the day turning SW late in the afternoon. 

Raptor Observations:
Mostly Osprey moving through, along with a couple of Sharp-shinned Hawks, a
Cooper's Hawk, Vultures and our first Red-tailed Hawks and Red-shouldered
Hawk of the season. 
2 resident adult Bald Eagles.

Non-raptor Observations:
Royal Tern, Caspian Tern, Chimney Swift, Barn Swallow, American Crow,
Eastern Kingbird, Eastern Wood-pewee, Field Sparrow, DC Cormorant


Predictions:
Partly sunny, high 88F, SW wind 10-15mph, 30% chance of rain in the
afternoon.
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Report submitted by Jen Ottinger (ottingerjr AT yahoo.com)

Subject: HSR: Ashland Nature Center (05 Sep 2014) 1 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Fri, 5 Sep 2014 17:09:41 -0400
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 05, 2014
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Osprey                       0             16             16
Bald Eagle                   0              7              8
Northern Harrier             0              1              1
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0              0              0
Cooper's Hawk                0              2              2
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          0              4              4
Broad-winged Hawk            1              3              4
Red-tailed Hawk              0              0              0
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             0              3              3
Merlin                       0              0              0
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0              0
Mississippi Kite             0              0              1

Total:                       1             36             39
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Observation start time: 07:00:00 
Observation end   time: 15:00:00 
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter:        Mike Gardner

Observers:        Joe Sebastiani, Pat Goodman

Visitors:
0


Weather:
Hot and humid.

Raptor Observations:
Severely slow.

Non-raptor Observations:
10 migrant Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Black-and-white Warbler,
Chestnut-sided Warbler, Scarlet Tanager, 24 Bobolink, and a House Sparrow,
which is rare here.
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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: Philadelphia Vireo and Warblers at Middle Run
From: Derek Stoner <derek AT DELAWARENATURESOCIETY.ORG>
Date: Fri, 5 Sep 2014 16:50:45 +0000
Greetings DE-Birders:

While pruning the overhanging limbs along the full loop of the Middle Run 
Birding Trail with clippers in hand this morning, carrying a camera paid off 
when a first-of-Fall Philadelphia Vireo put in an appearance. 


The vireo fed on cherries while accompanied by a flock of a dozen warbler 
species near Trail Marker 10. The most notable warblers were Cape May, 
Blackburnian, Magnolia, and Chestnut-sided. A late Louisiana Waterthrush and 
Northern Waterthrush were found nearby at Trail Marker 11 (the Biking Bridge 
over the stream). 


I posted a couple of photos of the Philadelphia Vireo on the Middle Run Birding 
Flickr page: 

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

The past few days of birding activity at Middle Run have brought sightings and 
audio confirmation of migrant Yellow-bellied, Least, Alder, and Willow 
Flycatchers, along with the other more-common flycatchers like Acadian, 
Great-crested, Eastern Wood-pewee, Eastern Kingbird, and Eastern Phoebe. That 
is almost a "Flycatchers of the East Sweep" with only the Olive-sided being 
unaccounted for so far this Fall. A total of 21 species of warblers have been 
seen in the past five days along the trail. 


The forecast looks good for North winds to return by Sunday evening, in time to 
bring a new flood of migrant songbirds into the region. Watching the Wind Map 
website at this time of year provides excellent visualization of what wind 
currents may be bringing birds our way. This site is excellent: 
http://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/surface/level/overlay=temp/orthographic=-95.88,37.36,1291 


The Middle Run Birding Trail map, brochure, and directions are available at the 
Delaware Nature Society's website: 
www.delnature/middlerunvalley 


Good birding,

Derek Stoner

Conservation Project Coordinator
Delaware Nature Society
derek AT delawarenaturesociety.org
Subject: Kent Co - White Ibis at Big Stone Beach Rd.
From: Tim Schreckengost <timschreckengost AT GMAIL.COM>
Date: Fri, 5 Sep 2014 11:02:19 -0400
Birders,

Alex Lamoreaux and I are currently viewing nine White Ibis off Big Stone Beach 
Rd. The birds are at the end of the road on the south side. 


Cheers,
Tim Schreckengost
Milton, DE
(814) 952 - 2934
nemesisbird.com
Sent from my iPhone
Subject: HSR: Ashland Nature Center (04 Sep 2014) 10 Raptors
From: "Hawkcount.Org Reports" <reports AT HAWKCOUNT.ORG>
Date: Fri, 5 Sep 2014 08:09:12 -0400
Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, Delaware, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 04, 2014
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Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
Osprey                       6             16             16
Bald Eagle                   1              7              8
Northern Harrier             0              1              1
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0              0              0
Cooper's Hawk                1              2              2
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          1              4              4
Broad-winged Hawk            0              2              3
Red-tailed Hawk              0              0              0
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             1              3              3
Merlin                       0              0              0
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0              0
Mississippi Kite             0              0              1

Total:                      10             35             38
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Observation start time: 07:00:00 
Observation end   time: 15:00:00 
Total observation time: 7.75 hours

Official Counter:        Mike Gardner

Observers:        Carol Spease, Joe Sebastiani

Visitors:
0


Weather:
very warm with nearly cloudless skies.

Raptor Observations:
Mostly Osprey.

Non-raptor Observations:
1 Magnolia Warbler and some migrating Ruby-throated Hummingbirds.
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Report submitted by Joe Sebastiani (joe AT delawarenaturesociety.org)
Ashland Nature Center information may be found at:
www.delawarenaturesociety.org