Date: 11/8/17 7:11 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (04 Nov 2017) 44 Raptors
Raccoon Ridge
Blairstown, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 04, 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 0 130
Bald Eagle 4 6 233
Northern Harrier 2 2 62
Sharp-shinned Hawk 9 28 1131
Cooper's Hawk 5 11 187
Northern Goshawk 0 0 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 9 9 36
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 6294
Red-tailed Hawk 13 14 149
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 16
American Kestrel 0 0 151
Merlin 0 0 105
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 65
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 2 2 59

Total: 44 74 8620
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Observation start time: 08:45:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 8.25 hours

Official Counter: Brian Hardiman

Observers: Brian Butler, Jim Thomson, Maura Griffin, Stephen Bagen

Visitors:
Additional observers and visitors: Phil Rodriguez, Sara Hart, Mike
Bisignano, Jim Angley, Bob Dodelson, Allan Welby, Kristen Meistrell and
Moose, Denise Thomson and Nikki, Louie and Jean.

Good to see Mike B. back on Coon after a long absence...remember, Mike,
it's always the Saturday before Thanksgiving!


Hikers - 52.


Weather:
60%-100% cloud cover, wind NNE 1-5 to ESE light late in day, temp 43-54 deg
F.

Raptor Observations:
BE - 12:42I, 12:55I, 1:10A, 3:32I.

Distant PG seen harassing two adult BE, these three birds not counted.

Bird of the Very Slow Day was a Sharp-shinned that tucked its wings and
blasted thru the look-out at the owl decoy, passing within feet of a couple
unaware visitors.

Non-raptor Observations:
GC & RC Kinglets.
TVs & BVs.
E. Bluebirds.
Juncos.
American Pipits - 2.
Canada Geese - flocks moving thru day.
Robins.
Ravens - 3.
Loons - 5.
Winter Wren - singing along trail heard by SB & MG.
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Report submitted by Brian Hardiman (<hardimanbrian...>)


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