Date: 8/19/19 5:05 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (18 Aug 2019) 15 Raptors
Raccoon Ridge
Blairstown, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 18, 2019
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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 0
Bald Eagle 6 10 10
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 1 1
Cooper's Hawk 1 1 1
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 8 14 14
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 0
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 1 1
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 15 27 27
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter: Jim Thomson

Observers: Jack McCormack

Visitors:
Hikers- 14


Weather:
Temps 71-88 Deg.F Winds- AM- S@ 2-5mph becoming more
variable in the PM switching to the west and than back to
the east with gusts to 13mph.
Heavy fog in AM cleared out at 10:30 and gave way to
partly cloudy skies

Raptor Observations:
Bald Eagles - 11:23I,2:30I,2:39I,2:40I,2:41I,3:15I

Jack and I had some unexpected incredible Bald Eagle
activity on the ridge today ! We only counted 6 as migrating but we
CONSERVATIVELY saw well over 30 Bald
Eagles today. Many young birds in the mix.
Not to sound like a broken record but our Bird(s) of the Day go to the 3
immature Bald Eagles that were chasing,circling and dogfighting right near
the watch site at eye level with one bird coming in very close to the watch
site ( maybe 75ft-100ft away ) What a show !

Non-raptor Observations:
BV'S & TV'S
Redtails
Cedar Waxwings, Chimney Swifts
Ravens- 7
Hummers- 3
Monarchs- 7
Black Swallowtails, Tiger Swallowtails
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Report submitted by Jim Thomson (<hawkinflight...>)


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