Time(EST) Temperature Dew Relative Wind Wind Wind Quality Solar Precipitation Fuel 10 hr Fuel Battery
Point Humidity Speed Gust Direction control Radiation accumulated Temperature Moisture voltage
F F %  mph  mph  W/m*m  in F  gm  volt
23:25 43 36.6 78 2 10 SSW OK 0 33.99 41 17 12.8
22:25 42 39 89 4 11 SSW OK 0 33.99 40 16 12.9
21:25 39 36.9 92 5 7 SSE OK 0 33.99 37 15 12.9
20:25 40 34.6 81 4 9 SSE OK 0 33.99 37 14 13
19:25 40 28.8 64 3 11 SSE OK 0 33.99 37 13 13.1
18:25 42 32.9 70 5 8 SE OK 0 33.99 39 13 13.3
17:25 43 36.6 78 3 7 ESE OK 15 33.99 40 12 13.4
16:25 44 38.6 81 4 10 ESE OK 94 33.99 44 11 13.7
15:25 43 36 76 7 11 ESE OK 126 33.99 46 11 13.7
14:25 44 36.9 76 5 8 E OK 162 33.99 48 11 13.8
13:25 50 30 46 6 11 W OK 289 33.99 53 11 13.9
12:25 51 32 48 7 12 WNW OK 453 33.99 56 12 14.3
11:25 48 31.2 52 5 11 W OK 430 33.99 54 14 14.5
10:25 44 31.4 61 7 12 WSW OK 323 33.99 50 14 14.6
9:25 39 31.1 73 8 13 WSW OK 187 33.99 43 16 14.6
8:25 35 29.8 81 8 14 SW OK 56 33.99 37 18 13.3
7:25 33 29 85 9 13 WSW OK 1 33.99 32 17 12.7
6:25 34 28.8 81 7 11 SW OK 0 33.99 32 16 12.7
5:25 34 29.1 82 7 12 SW OK 0 33.99 33 16 12.7
4:25 34 29.1 82 7 13 SW OK 0 33.99 32 15 12.7
3:25 34 28.2 79 6 12 SW OK 0 33.99 32 14 12.7
2:25 34 28.2 79 4 10 SSW OK 0 33.99 31 14 12.8
1:25 35 27.9 75 4 10 SSW OK 0 33.99 33 13 12.8
0:25 35 28.8 78 4 8 SSW OK 0 33.99 34 13 12.8
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Bruce and I started the day at 5:00am with Bruce tooting in his first Saw-Whet at the bridge on Broadkill Road. We then went into the headquarters area where Bruce was able to get a Barred Owl and Screech Owl to respond to his calls. (Note: His Barn Owl call needs some work.) At dawn we were along the maintenance road to get two American Woodcocks and the mimics, along with two Ring-necked Ducks and a Wood Duck.

A quick trip to the bay yielded some Common Goldeneyes, but not much more. On the way back to the Boardwalk Trail at 7:40am we spotted the N. Shrike sitting on the wire along the road into Island Farm. The Boardwalk Trail was mostly dead, but we did pick up a Hairy Woodpecker.

Next we were onto the State Wildlife Area for A. Tree Sparrows, plus Field and some other goodies. Followed by trips to both Prime Hook and Folwer Beach Roads where we had the usual birds. With low tide an hour past we headed to Island Farm to look for the salt marsh sparrows and were awarded with all 3 sparrows. Before leaving Island Farm we picked up a lone Fox Sparrow.

For as hard as we worked we failed to hit 100 birds before lunch, as we only had 97 birds as we left the refuge for lunch in Milton. While we were at 97 birds so early, a quick review of the checklist indicated that the next 3 were going to have to be good birds. Although we did know that we still had a Clapper Rail in case things got tough.

After lunch we drove up to the Slaughter Flats where we hit the jackpot, American Wigeon, 100+ Gadwall, Green-winged Teal, two Lesser Yellowlegs, several Western Sandpipers, 30+ Long-billed Dowitcher, Common Loon, Ruddy Duck, and a single canvasback. The later three in the bay from the last public access area.

Fowler Beach then yielded a Cackling Goose and a blue-phase Ross' Goose out in the bay, plus Marsh Wren. Follow up trips to Prime Hook Road, the State Area, and a drive along the road between the check station and Petersfield Ditch yielded no new birds. Feeling a little down, we headed to Oyster Rocks to find our token Clapper Rail to get a 'good round number'. After a half-hour wait, and two minutes to go before our 12 hour mark, Bruce spotted a large flock of small birds that turned out to be American Pipit. This was quickly followed a Merlin chasing a flock of Dunlin, and finally a Clapper Rail called.

With the sun setting we drove off with a successful 'Hundred on the Hook' day with a total of 112 species.