Date: 10/24/17 5:53 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (22 Oct 2017) 89 Raptors
Raccoon Ridge
Blairstown, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 22, 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 1 11 127
Bald Eagle 5 50 184
Northern Harrier 4 21 50
Sharp-shinned Hawk 52 539 893
Cooper's Hawk 3 85 118
Northern Goshawk 0 2 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 2 11 15
Broad-winged Hawk 0 4 6294
Red-tailed Hawk 7 58 72
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 2 7 7
American Kestrel 1 39 148
Merlin 5 56 91
Peregrine Falcon 3 31 54
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 4 25 52

Total: 89 939 8107
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 18:00:00
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter: Brian Hardiman

Observers: Brian Butler, Jack McCormack, Phil Rodriguez, Tom Campbell

Visitors:
Craig Stockert; Jim Thomson, Denise Thomson; Les, Brandy, and Kianna; LuLu
and Gidget Butler.

Raccoon Ridge welcomed Jim and Denise's Uncle Jim, coming all the way from
Arizona! So happy you made the trek up the mountain to visit this special
place called 'coon.

Happy Birthday wishes to Philimanjaro...and belated Happy Birthday wishes
to S & M!!

Hikers - 23.


Weather:
30%-80% cloud cover, hazy; wind southerly 0-5 early, increasing slightly in
p.m. SE 4-10; temp 54-70 deg F.

Raptor Observations:
BE - 2:18I, 2:19A, 3:33(2A), 4:15I.

GE - 11:12I, 12:28I.

PG - 12:57(A,I), 5:05A.


Bird of the Day - the Ring-necked Pheasant that survived the night on Coon.


Non-raptor Observations:
RC Kinglets.
Myrtle Warblers.
Ravens - groups of 3, 9, and 4.
TVs & BVs - distinct movement of TVs today.

Ring-necked Pheasant - male still on A.T. hanging around the lookout (I
lost the bet).

Bear - seen by JM, PR, and TC, walking on upper reservoir service road.

Monarchs - 16.
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Report submitted by Brian Hardiman (<hardimanbrian...>)


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