Date: 9/9/19 10:27 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (07 Sep 2019) 97 Raptors
Raccoon Ridge
Blairstown, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 07, 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 11 16 24
Bald Eagle 36 38 107
Northern Harrier 1 2 3
Sharp-shinned Hawk 9 9 16
Cooper's Hawk 2 2 6
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 1
Broad-winged Hawk 25 38 96
Red-tailed Hawk 8 8 10
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 2 2 16
Merlin 1 1 3
Peregrine Falcon 1 1 3
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 1 3

Total: 97 118 288
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Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 17:30:00
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter: Jim Thomson

Observers: Al Ambler, Brian Butler, Phil Rodriguez

Visitors:
SOBO's Mange and Wizard
Best of luck the rest of the way
Hikers- 30


Weather:
Temps 55-70 Deg.F Wind- NW @ 5-10mph
Clear skies to being the count with thickening
cloud cover as the day progressed

Raptor Observations:
BE- 11:18A,11:18I,11:25I,11:35I,11:37A,11:37I,
11:38I (2),11:39I,11:45A (2),11:45I, 11:46I,
11:50I,11:50A,11:51I (2),12:05A,12:10I,12:35A,
1:35I,1:40A,1:40I,1:43I,2:05A,2:15A,3:05I,3:26I,
4:15I,4:16I,4:40A,4:44I,4:50A,5:05A,5:07A,5:08A

PG 1:20A

Many thanks to Brian Butler for conducting the count on this VERY BUSY day
and also thanks to Phil Rodriguez
and Al Ambler for the great spotting effort !!
An awesome Bald Eagle day with 17 Balds passing the
watch site in the hour between 11:00am to Noon !
A great effort by all that fell slightly short of
tying our highest one day count of 38 Balds.
Bird of the Day... what do you think ??
The 5:08 Adult Bald Eagle that passed the watch
site on the river side in great afternoon light
giving the observers a classic "Coon" look !


Non-raptor Observations:
Hummers- 6
Monarchs- 25
Black Rat Snake
Ravens
TV's
Cedar Waxwings, Chimney Swifts

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


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