Date: 10/24/17 5:29 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (24 Oct 2017) 14 Raptors
Raccoon Ridge
Blairstown, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 24, 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 12 128
Bald Eagle 4 54 188
Northern Harrier 0 21 50
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 540 894
Cooper's Hawk 0 85 118
Northern Goshawk 0 2 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 11 15
Broad-winged Hawk 0 4 6294
Red-tailed Hawk 3 61 75
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 2 9 9
American Kestrel 0 39 148
Merlin 1 57 92
Peregrine Falcon 2 33 56
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 25 52

Total: 14 953 8121
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Observation start time: 14:30:00
Observation end time: 18:00:00
Total observation time: 3.5 hours

Official Counter: Brian Hardiman

Observers:

Visitors:
-Zero-


Weather:
Rain thru morning, no count. Afternoon clearing w/ with partly sunny skies,
wind SE/S 8-20, temp 66-68 deg F.

Raptor Observations:
BE - 2:39(2A), 3:25I, 5:15I.

GE - 3:40I, 4:55A.

PG - 3:32A, 3:33A.

An immature Bald Eagle (not counted) made a strong case for Bird of the Day
by doing its best impression of a Raven--performing aerial acrobatics over
Mohican late in the day. However, the 5:15 Bald Eagle that passed closely
on the reservoir side (bathed in sunlight that would make BB smile) earns
top honors.

Non-raptor Observations:
Winter Wren - in full song on my hike down the mountain at end of day.
Robins - several flocks crossing ridge.
TVs.
BV - 1.
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Report submitted by Brian Hardiman (<hardimanbrian...>)


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