Date: 10/23/17 7:35 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (20 Oct 2017) 84 Raptors
Raccoon Ridge
Blairstown, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 20, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 9 125
Bald Eagle 9 44 178
Northern Harrier 1 12 41
Sharp-shinned Hawk 53 419 773
Cooper's Hawk 3 67 100
Northern Goshawk 0 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 9 13
Broad-winged Hawk 0 4 6294
Red-tailed Hawk 5 43 57
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 2 5 5
American Kestrel 3 34 143
Merlin 4 50 85
Peregrine Falcon 2 26 49
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 2 17 44

Total: 84 740 7908
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Observation start time: 11:45:00
Observation end time: 17:15:00
Total observation time: 5.5 hours

Official Counter: Patrick Keelen

Observers:

Visitors:
Hikers - 7.


(Another solo count by PK today--many, many thanks for your coverage. And
no bears! ... BH)


Weather:
mostly clear skies, wind W 5-8+ to NW 6-9+ in afternoon, temp 63-66 deg F.



Raptor Observations:
BE - 1:09(2I), 1:17I, 1:54A, 2:36I, 3:09A, 3:11(2A), 5:04I.
NH - Gray Ghost at 4:39.
PG - 3:55A, 5:15A.
GE - 5:04(2A).

Patrick's Bird of the Day: "The Golden Eagles together in one glass for
great sun-setting close views on the river side of ridge."

Non-raptor Observations:
Raven - 1.
Monarchs - 2.
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Report submitted by Brian Hardiman (<hardimanbrian...>)


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