Date: 11/14/17 10:55 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (12 Nov 2017) 35 Raptors
Raccoon Ridge
Blairstown, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 12, 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 40 267
Northern Harrier 1 9 69
Sharp-shinned Hawk 5 46 1149
Cooper's Hawk 1 28 204
Northern Goshawk 0 3 5
Red-shouldered Hawk 3 37 64
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 6294
Red-tailed Hawk 17 358 493
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 1 14 30
American Kestrel 0 0 151
Merlin 1 4 109
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 9 66

Total: 35 550 9096
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Official Counter: Jack McCormack

Observers:

Visitors:
Joe Furrer. Others - 15.

(Many thanks to Jack for his solo effort today!...BH)


Weather:
partly sunny skies, wind mostly SSE0-7, temp 28-39 deg F.

Raptor Observations:
BE - 11:49(2I), 12:50A, 1:02A (these 4 BE today leave us three shy of
breaking the season record of 269 set in 2013).

GE - 12:10I.

Bird of the Day goes to the adult Red-tail that hugged the ridge past the
watch. The only close bird giving that "Coon" look.

Non-raptor Observations:
TV & BV.
Raven.
Bluebirds.
Juncos.
Cormorant.
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Report submitted by Brian Hardiman (<hardimanbrian...>)


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