Date: 11/14/17 10:18 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (11 Nov 2017) 30 Raptors
Raccoon Ridge
Blairstown, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 11, 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 2 36 263
Northern Harrier 2 8 68
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 41 1144
Cooper's Hawk 1 27 203
Northern Goshawk 0 3 5
Red-shouldered Hawk 5 34 61
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 6294
Red-tailed Hawk 15 341 476
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 2 13 29
American Kestrel 0 0 151
Merlin 0 3 108
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 0 7 64

Total: 30 515 9061
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Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter: Brian Hardiman

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

Visitors:
Additional observers: Scott Wood, Dan Brill, Al Boyd, Dennis Briede, Kevin
Cronin.

Also, Harold and Betts Deal--always nice to see you, thanks for stopping
for awhile. And Dr. Bob the Dentist and his hiking group of 6; the Westtown
School (8) from the Philadelphia area. Other hikers - 31.


Weather:
clear skies thru morning, w/ increasing cloud cover in afternoon; wind
NNW/NW 3-10 dropping off to calm later in afternoon; temp 21-38 deg F.

Raptor Observations:
BE - 9:10I, 12:26I (7 other BE were seen, 3I & 4A, but not counted).
GE - 10:52A, 2:26I.

Bird of the Day was JT and BB's close immature Bald Eagle at 9:10 that gave
a long study below on the river side of the ridge.

Non-raptor Observations:
Winter Wren.
Bluebirds - single flock of 21.
Ravens - 2,1.
GC Kinglet.
Cedar Waxwings.
No vultures were seen today.
Coyotes - heard by JT & BH on hike down mountain (~4:30).
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Report submitted by Brian Hardiman (<hardimanbrian...>)


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