Date: 9/21/18 4:23 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (19 Sep 2018) 987 Raptors
Raccoon Ridge
Blairstown, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 19, 2018
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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 16 78 88
Bald Eagle 5 36 49
Northern Harrier 4 9 9
Sharp-shinned Hawk 77 142 145
Cooper's Hawk 2 5 7
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 4
Broad-winged Hawk 836 6488 6523
Red-tailed Hawk 2 9 9
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 31 58 60
Merlin 10 20 20
Peregrine Falcon 2 10 10
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 2 10 10

Total: 987 6867 6934
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 18:15:00
Total observation time: 10.25 hours

Official Counter: Jim Thomson

Observers: Brian Butler, Jack McCormack, Patrick Keelen, Tom Campbell

Visitors:
Al Ambler, Jeff Climpson,
Phil Rodriguez and Kelly
SOBO's- Carrot Top, Steps, Woody
And one SOBO that was hiking barefoot !!!

Hikers- 22


Weather:
Temp 65-79Deg.F Wind-N/NW@ 0-7 MPH
Fog and Haze in the AM with clearing in the PM

Raptor Observations:
BE- 11:15A, 1:54A, 4:35A, 4:39I, 4:49A
PG- 10:45I, 6:10A

Very nice raptor diversity today with a nice late
"push" of Broadwings.(341 counted between 4-5pm )
Bird(s) of the Day honors goes to both the Merlin and the Sharpie that were
locked in combat until they both decided to take their frustrations out on
the owl decoy with both making passes at it before heading down ridge.
Great job by all today and many thanks to Jack for
conducting the count !!

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarch- 163
Hummer- 4
Ravens
TV's and BV'S
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Report submitted by Jim Thomson (<hawkinflight...>)


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