Date: 8/24/19 5:04 pm
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (23 Aug 2019) 22 Raptors
Raccoon Ridge
Blairstown, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 23, 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 11 21 21
Northern Harrier 1 1 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 2 2
Cooper's Hawk 0 1 1
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 7 21 21
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 0
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 2 2
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 1 1 1

Total: 22 49 49
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Jim Thomson

Observers: Brian Butler, Brian Hardiman, Phil Rodriguez

Visitors:
NOBO- "FBI Jones" Best of luck the rest of the way !
Hikers- 10


Weather:
Temps- 65 -72 Deg.F, Winds- 5-10mph NW in am to N in pm.
Mostly cloudy all day.

Raptor Observations:
Bald Eagles- 11:35A, 12:40I, 1:20I, 1:22A, 2:05A (2), 2:05I,
2:40A(2),2:55I,
3:00(I)

Many thanks to Brian Butler for conducting the count today!
Also thanks to Phil Rodriguez for his coverage and a huge welcome back to
previous lead counter Brian Hardiman !! Welcome back to the ridge buddy !
Some nice eagle action today with 11 BE counted as migrating.
Bird of the Day honors goes to our first Northern Harrier of the season
which was a Gray Ghost !! This bird came in on the river side giving great
looks !!

Non-raptor Observations:
Cedar Waxwings, Scarlet Tanager, Tree Swallows
Ravens- 2
Hummers- 3
Monarch - 8
TV's

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Report submitted by Jim Thomson (<hawkinflight...>)


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