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
22:25 63 63 100 1 5 SSE OK 0 8.57 60 20 12.8
21:25 65 63.5 95 2 7 SE OK 0 8.57 64 17 12.9
20:25 65 61.4 88 3 9 SSE OK 19 8.57 64 15 13
19:25 67 61.3 82 5 9 SE OK 67 8.57 67 13 13.1
18:25 69 59.6 72 5 9 SE OK 307 8.57 72 11 13.3
17:25 71 60.7 70 5 12 SSE OK 426 8.57 80 11 13.4
16:25 71 62.3 74 9 13 ESE OK 434 8.57 76 13 13.6
15:25 71 59.9 68 7 11 E OK 800 8.57 80 10 13.7
14:25 68 58.6 72 5 11 ENE OK 621 8.57 73 10 13.6
13:25 69 59.6 72 7 11 E OK 684 8.57 80 10 13.8
12:25 68 52.7 58 8 15 E OK 713 8.57 78 9 13.7
11:25 72 57.8 61 7 13 NW OK 781 8.57 85 10 13.9
10:25 70 57.7 65 7 13 NW OK 678 8.57 83 10 13.9
9:25 68 57.8 70 7 13 WNW OK 527 8.57 79 10 13.7
8:25 66 57.1 73 6 11 NW OK 345 8.57 74 13 13
7:25 63 57.4 82 7 10 WNW OK 167 8.57 62 24 12.7
6:25 58 56.6 95 4 7 W OK 27 8.57 56 25 12.6
5:25 58 53.8 86 6 9 WNW OK 0 8.57 56 24 12.6
4:25 59 54.5 85 5 9 WNW OK 0 8.57 56 23 12.6
3:25 60 53.5 79 5 10 WNW OK 0 8.57 57 21 12.6
2:25 61 54.4 79 5 10 WNW OK 0 8.57 58 21 12.6
22:25 64 55.5 74 4 9 WNW OK 0 8.57 60 21 12.8
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Bruce Peterjohn and I started our Hundred on the Hook day for June at 2:00 am this morning with a slight breeze blowing and no moon. We started our night birding at Oyster Rocks, with our first bird being a Whip-poor-will calling from Island Farm followed by Seaside Sparrow. We then move north to Broadkill Road and picked up Black Rail not long after we arrived, followed by Northern Mockingbird, the first of 4 King Rails, and Virginia Rail. After about an hour we moved up to the entrance gate area and picked up a flyby Eastern Screech Owl, Barred Owl and Chuck-will's Widow. We then returned to Broadkill Road to watch the sun come up (at Petersfield Ditch) and picked up several Green Herons, Black-crowned Night-Herons, Bald Eagles, and Great-Horned Owls,. All the while listening to a King Rail calling away.

With the sun starting to rise we said goodbye to our calling King Rails and headed into the Headquarter's Area. Our first stop was the Pine Grove Trail area where we picked up several resident birds, including Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Wood Thrush, and Prothonotary Warbler. On the way to the Boardwalk and Dike Trails we picked up a singing Prairie Warbler and Wild turkey. The Boardwalk Trail yielded our targeted Eastern Phoebe, while the Dike Trail's highlights were 7 Little Blue Herons and another calling King Rail at the end of the trail. After a brief stop at Deep Branch Road where we picked up Pileated Woodpecker and Grasshopper Sparrow we headed to the State Wildlife Area to conclude our morning songbird agenda, with the highlights being Yellow-throated Vireo, Magnolia and Blackpoll Warblers.

With the sondbird agenda complete, we began our marsh/bay birding for the day with a several Common Moorhens (at least 4) and a Lesser Yellowlegs along Prime Hook Road (near the curve pulloff). The bay at low-tide yielded our gulls for the day, a flyby Black Scoter, and some nice shorebirds, including Ruddy Turnstone, Red Knot, and Sanderling. Fowler Beach yielded 4 American Avocets, White-rumped Sandpipers, Dunlin, and 2 Common Terns. On the way to the Slaugther Beach tidal flats (at the southern end of Bay Ave) we picked up Willet, Willow Flycatcher and Chimney Swift. Few birds were on the flats, and little was on the bay so we headed off to lunch at 11:30, with 120 species for the day. On the way back to Broadkill Road, we found an American Kestral along Thirteen Curves Road to bring the lunch-time total to 121.

After lunch we worked our way west along Broadkill Road picking up a distant breeding plumage Wilson's Phalarope (female) and a Pintail Duck in the south impoundment, and a Spotted Sandpiper to the north, along with Eastern Meadowlark and Boat-tailed Grackle. In the saltmarsh area we picked up a Saltmarsh Sharp-tailed Sparrow. We then headed back to the Dike Trail to look over the large number of Egrets and Ibis that were present in the marsh. While looking over the Great and Snowy Egrets, and Glossy Ibis, we picked up two pairs of Mute Swans to add to our tally.

With 128 species for the day, and just about at our self-imposed limit for the day, we headed off to Oyster Rocks to try and pick up a Clapper Rail. While waiting for the Clapper Rails to call I stood up in the back of my pickup truck and picked up 2 Whimbrels in the tidal flats across the Broadkill River. With the approval of the Clapper Rails we ended our day at 2:00pm with a total of 130 species. Biggest misses were Both Bitterns, Short-billed Dowitcher, and Barn Owl.

This outing brought our cumulative 'Hundred on the Hook Day' total for the year to 219 species. While we added 4 new species to our list today, we dropped Savannah Sparrow from our 'All Trip' list, bringing it's total down to 49 species.