Date: 8/26/19 5:28 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (25 Aug 2019) 18 Raptors
Raccoon Ridge
Blairstown, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 25, 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 2 3 3
Bald Eagle 2 36 36
Northern Harrier 0 1 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 4 4
Cooper's Hawk 1 3 3
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 9 46 46
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 0
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 3 11 11
Merlin 0 2 2
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 1 1

Total: 18 107 107
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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: Maura Griffin, Phil Rodriguez, Stephen Bagen

Visitors:
The "cuteness" factor was off the charts today with
2 future little hawkwatchers making an appearance.
Little Melody Rose Fedor and mom Megan as well as
Madison Merentino with dad Frank and mom Stephanie.
Also visitors Sharon, Tonya & Jimmy, Vic, Kent, Logan
and Hunter. Also a big Welcome back to Phil and Ann Ribolow !! Been way too
long !!!
NOBO- "So Far, So Good"
SOBO's " Stump", "Mandolin", and "Bard"
Best of luck the rest of the way !
Hikers- 33


Weather:
Temps- 63-69 Deg.F Winds- E/NE 4-10mph w/gusts to 14mph
Partly cloudy skies

Raptor Observations:
BE- 12:06I, 3:15I

Most of the raptors seen today were high/distant birds.
Numerous Bald Eagles, Redtails, and 1 Peregrine seen
but not counted as migrating. Bird(s) of the Day honors
goes to the 2 Kestrels that were dogfighting their way
down the ridge before deciding to take their frustrations
out on the owl decoy. Very cool..

Non-raptor Observations:
TV's & BV's
Ravens- 6
Hummers- 2
Barn Swallows, Tree Swallows, Cedar Waxwings
Monarch- 6
Black Swallowtails
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Report submitted by Jim Thomson (<hawkinflight...>)


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