Date: 9/29/18 4:01 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (29 Sep 2018) 117 Raptors
Raccoon Ridge
Blairstown, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 29, 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 2 110 120
Bald Eagle 6 60 73
Northern Harrier 2 14 14
Sharp-shinned Hawk 52 346 349
Cooper's Hawk 7 21 23
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 2 4 6
Broad-winged Hawk 29 7982 8017
Red-tailed Hawk 2 16 16
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 14 84 86
Merlin 0 23 23
Peregrine Falcon 0 18 18
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 14 14

Total: 117 8693 8760
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 17:30:00
Total observation time: 9.5 hours

Official Counter: Jim Thomson

Observers: Scott Wood

Visitors:
Drew University- Conservation Biology class
Good seeing you Tammy and students. Always a pleasure !!

Harold Deal- glad you could make it back !
SOBO: Foodtruck. -Good luck the rest of the way !

Hikers- 64


Weather:
Temps- 54-70deg.F. Wind- NW@ 5-10mph Clear to partly cloudy in pm

Raptor Observations:
BE- 11:42A, 11:43A, 2:22I, 2:40A, 2:50I, 2:53I

Many thanks to Scott Wood for his company and spotting help today !
Bird of the Day honors goes to the Immature Bald Eagle the came down ridge
drifting closer and closer to the hawk watch until it was at eye level and
point blank range !!! WOW !!!

Non-raptor Observations:
Ravens- 19
Blue Jays - hundreds
Red-Breasted nuthatch- numerous
TV's & BV's
Monarch- 44
Chimney Swifts, Palm Warbler, Blk-throated green warbler
Buckmoths
JT had one very large porcupine on the trail on the hike in.
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Report submitted by Jim Thomson (<hawkinflight...>)


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