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 66 56.7 72 1 4 WNW OK 0 24.15 62 11 12.6
21:25 66 54.3 66 1 4 SSE OK 0 24.15 61 10 12.7
20:25 69 54.5 60 2 5 SE OK 14 24.15 63 8 12.8
19:25 73 57.3 58 3 7 SE OK 108 24.15 71 7 12.9
18:25 77 56.9 50 3 6 ENE OK 317 24.15 90 7 13.1
17:25 77 56.4 49 5 9 ENE OK 506 24.15 93 7 13.3
16:25 78 57.3 49 5 7 E OK 672 24.15 97 7 13.5
15:25 77 58 52 5 9 ENE OK 801 24.15 98 8 13.6
14:25 77 59.6 55 4 10 NE OK 875 24.15 99 7 13.7
13:25 76 59.2 56 5 10 ENE OK 892 24.15 98 8 13.8
12:25 75 58.7 57 4 10 ENE OK 861 24.15 97 9 13.9
11:25 74 58.7 59 4 10 NE OK 756 24.15 96 8 13.9
10:25 72 59.6 65 5 11 N OK 625 24.15 93 9 13.8
9:25 72 62.9 73 4 9 NE OK 449 24.15 90 10 13.7
8:25 69 65.3 88 3 6 NNW OK 257 24.15 84 12 12.9
7:25 62 59.3 91 3 4 WSW OK 83 24.15 65 24 12.6
6:25 58 54.8 89 3 5 WSW OK 2 24.15 55 26 12.5
5:25 60 56.4 88 4 5 WSW OK 0 24.15 55 26 12.5
4:25 61 58.4 91 4 10 WNW OK 0 24.15 57 26 12.5
3:25 59 56.4 91 4 6 WSW OK 0 24.15 55 25 12.5
2:25 60 57.1 90 4 6 WSW OK 0 24.15 56 24 12.5
1:25 60 56.7 89 3 5 WSW OK 0 24.15 57 24 12.6
0:25 61 57.4 88 2 4 WSW OK 0 24.15 57 21 12.6
22:25 63 57.8 83 3 4 W OK 0 24.15 60 16 12.7
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Bruce Peterjohn and I started our Hundred on the Hook day for August at 4:00 am this morning with a slight breeze blowing, a bright moon, and a nice view of the Perseids meteor showers. We started our night birding at Petersfield Ditch on Broadkill Road, with a Great Blue Heron standing in the ditch along side the road. Soon after we exited our vehicle we heard a few Marsh Wrens and a Barn Owl. Not long after we were quite surprised to hear a Virginia Rail respond to Bruce's clapping. With the moon shining bright, and not expecting much more, we moved up to the entrance gate to listen for owls and we were rewarded with Greate-Horned, Barred Owl, and Eastern Screech Owl. At one point, within a 5 second period we heard all three owls calling at the same time. We then returned to Broadkill Road to watch the sun come up near Petersfield Ditch and picked up a Green Heron, Black-crowned Night-Herons, and a Solitary Sandpiper.

With the sun starting to rise we headed into the Headquarter's Area. Our first stop was at the near the recyling center where with picked up some migrating Chimney Swifts and both Orchard and Baltimore Orioles. Next up was the Pine Grove Trail area where we picked up several resident birds, including a calling Wild Turkey, Yellow-billed Cuckcoo, Pileated Woodpecker, Acadian Flycatcher, Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, Wood Thrush, and Pine Warbler. We then moved on to the Boardwalk Trail to look for some migrants and were rewarded with American Redstart and Prothonotary Warbler.

With the tide beginning to roll in we then decided to head north to Prime Hook Beach to catch the flats that are exposed at low tide. Along the way we picked up a Hooded Merganser on the south side of Prime Hook Road just as you enter the marsh area. A little further up the road we came across a good selection of shorebirds, including both Yellowlegs, Semipalmated, Least, White-rumped, Pectoral, and Stilt Sandpipers, and both Dowitchers. A quick stop at the curve pulloff yielded several Pied-billed Grebes, Little Blue Herons, and Common Moorhens. The bay at Prime Hook Beach yielded our gulls for the day, including an immature Lesser Blacked-backed Gull, along with Ruddy Turnstone, Sanderling, Caspian and Least Terns. On our return stop at the curve pulloff we picked up a Spotted Sandpiper to wrap up the first five hours of the day.

We then returned to our songbird agenda with a visit to the State Wildlife Area. Just before entering the State area, along Little Neck Road, we came across 4 young Red-shouldered Hawks. The State Area itself was rather quite, but we did pick up a Yellow-breasted Chat. The same was true for our next stop at Deep Branch Road as we failed to pick up any new birds. Our streaked continued as we headed up to the Slaughter Beach tidal flats only to find the flats were covered with water from the recent high tides. Finally a stop at Fowler Beach ended our two hour plus drought of new birds, as we picked up Glossy Ibis, Northern Harrier, Black-bellied Plover and Western Sandpiper. A scan of the bay at Fowler Beach then yielded a Royal Tern. Sensing an early day, we then decided to make one last stop along Prime Hook Road before heading south for lunch. Our decision was rewarded nicely when Bruce spotted a young Least Bittern just off the south side of the road. The bird was feeding right in the middle of an open section of water with absolutely no cover nearby. We then headed off to the Broadkill Mall for lunch with a lunch-time total to 119 species.

After lunch we worked our way west along Broadkill Road picking up Blue-winged Teal, Northern Shoveler, Northern Pintail, Tricolered Heron, Willet, Dunlin, Wilson's Phalarope, and a Red-necked Phalarope in the south impoundment. In the saltmarsh area we picked up a Seaside and Saltmarsh Sharp-tailed Sparrow. With 129 species for the day, and just about at our self-imposed limit for the day, we headed off to Oyster Rocks and picked up a Clapper Rail shortly upon arrival. With the approval of the Clapper Rails we ended our day at 3:00 pm with a total of 130 species.

This outing brought our cumulative 'Hundred on the Hook Day' total for the year to 229 species. While we added 3 new species to our list today (Tricolered Heron, Red-necked Phalarope, and Royal Tern), we dropped Horned Lark and Eastern Meadowlark from our 'All Trip' list, bringing it's total down to 44 species.