Date: 9/9/19 9:20 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (31 Aug 2019) 32 Raptors
Raccoon Ridge
Blairstown, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 31, 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 1 8 8
Bald Eagle 10 69 69
Northern Harrier 0 1 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 7 7
Cooper's Hawk 1 4 4
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 11 58 58
Red-tailed Hawk 2 2 2
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 2 14 14
Merlin 0 2 2
Peregrine Falcon 1 2 2
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 2 2

Total: 32 170 170
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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: Patrick Keelen, Phil Rodriguez

Visitors:
Craig Stockert- Welcome back !!!
Hikers- 45


Weather:
Temps- 65-82 Deg.F Wind N @ 3-7mph with higher gusts.
Clear skies with a light cloud cover

Raptor Observations:
BE- 10:19A, 11:41A, 11:45A, 11:47I, 12:17I,2:41I,
3:05A, 4:05A, 4:17A, 4:45I

PG- 3:47I

Big Thank You to Jack McCormack for covering the count
for a few days in my absence !!! Thanks Jack !
Per Jack- The Bald Eagle show continues at Raccoon Ridge
with easily an additional 20 Bald Eagles seen but not counted ! Bird of the
Day selection goes to the
immature Peregrine that dropped low on the reservoir
side and suddenly appears right out in front of the
lookout and engages a local kestrel. They go at it for
apprx 30 seconds giving unbelievable looks before
breaking apart with the peregrine gaining height
and heading downridge !

Non-raptor Observations:
Hummers- 12
Monarch- 10
Tiger Swallowtails,Black Swallowtails
Ravens
BV's & TV's
Chimney Swifts, Tree Swallows, Cedar Waxwings,
Goldfinches
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Report submitted by Jim Thomson (<hawkinflight...>)


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