Date: 10/1/18 4:38 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (30 Sep 2018) 64 Raptors
Raccoon Ridge
Blairstown, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 30, 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 6 116 126
Bald Eagle 1 61 74
Northern Harrier 2 16 16
Sharp-shinned Hawk 37 383 386
Cooper's Hawk 2 23 25
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 4 6
Broad-winged Hawk 8 7990 8025
Red-tailed Hawk 0 16 16
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 2 86 88
Merlin 2 25 25
Peregrine Falcon 3 21 21
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 15 15

Total: 64 8757 8824
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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: Brian Hardiman, Jack McCormack, Scott Wood

Visitors:
A big WELCOME BACK to Craig Stockert !!!
Has been too long !!
SOBO's -Bobsled, Treeman Good luck the rest of the way.
Section Hiker- Northstar

Hikers- 38


Weather:
Temp 54-66deg.F Wind S/SE@3-7mph in am becoming light
and variable in pm. Clear skies in the morning with cloud
cover becoming heavier in the afternoon hours

Raptor Observations:
BE- 11:54I
PG- 10:40UA, 12:10UA, 3:07A

Bird(s) of the Day honors go to the Kestrel and Sharpie
that just couldn't stop chasing and diving at each other.
The battle lasted for minutes just off the ridge on the reservoir side and
gave us great looks at both of these
small but aggressive raptors ! Close contender was the late day adult Bald
Eagle that gave Brian and Craig a real eyeful !

Non-raptor Observations:
PINE SISKINS ! ( 2 )
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Bluejays, RB Nuthatches,WB Nuthatches
YR Warblers,Chimney Swifts
Ravens
TV's & BV's
Monarch- 19
Buckmoths
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Report submitted by Jim Thomson (<hawkinflight...>)


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