Date: 11/3/17 10:49 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (28 Oct 2017) 50 Raptors
Raccoon Ridge
Blairstown, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 28, 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 14 130
Bald Eagle 8 80 214
Northern Harrier 2 31 60
Sharp-shinned Hawk 23 709 1063
Cooper's Hawk 2 136 169
Northern Goshawk 0 2 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 22 26
Broad-winged Hawk 0 4 6294
Red-tailed Hawk 6 114 128
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 1 16 16
American Kestrel 0 42 151
Merlin 4 64 99
Peregrine Falcon 2 40 63
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 2 30 57

Total: 50 1304 8472
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Observation start time: 08:45:00
Observation end time: 17:30:00
Total observation time: 8.75 hours

Official Counter: Jim Thomson

Observers: Brian Butler, Jack McCormack, Phil Rodriguez, Scott Wood

Visitors:
Denise Thomson and her brother Brian Asbjorn from Arizona...welcome to
Coon!!

A big welcome back to John and Maryanne Smallwood and to Gretchen Buxton,
Bill Kunkel, and Sally Luke!

Great to see all of you back on Coon!!

Also Matt Jardel, Craig Stockert, Daniel Mulleavy, and Dick Cloud.


Weather:
partly cloudy skies, wind S 8-13 with gusts to 20 in afternoon, temp 51-63
deg F.

Raptor Observations:
BE - 11:43I, 12:25I 12:28I, 12:38(2A), 12:43I, 1:32I, 1:43A.

GE - 2:48I.

PG - 2:50A, 4:42A.

Bird of the Day: I hate to sound like a broken record (see post from
10/26/17) but the honors go to the beautiful adult Peregrine that came thru
on the reservoir side bathed in late afternoon light...it doesn't get much
better!

Non-raptor Observations:
Ravens - 25 (one flock of 19 passed us on the reservoir side giving great
looks!).
TVs & BVs.
Brant.
GC Kinglet.
DC Cormorant.
Yellow-rumped Warbler.
Robins and Bluebirds.
Monarchs - 8.
Painted Lady and a few Buck Moths.


(Thank you to Jim Thomson for this count and report!...BH)

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Report submitted by Brian Hardiman (<hardimanbrian...>)


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