Date: 9/11/19 4:49 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (10 Sep 2019) 25 Raptors
Raccoon Ridge
Blairstown, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 10, 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 5 24 32
Bald Eagle 1 45 114
Northern Harrier 0 5 6
Sharp-shinned Hawk 4 20 27
Cooper's Hawk 0 3 7
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 1
Broad-winged Hawk 11 90 148
Red-tailed Hawk 1 11 13
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 3 17
Merlin 2 3 5
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 4
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 3 5

Total: 25 209 379
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Observation start time: 11:15:00
Observation end time: 14:45:00
Total observation time: 3.5 hours

Official Counter: Jim Thomson

Observers: Brian Hardiman

Visitors:
SOBO's Boomer,Critter, and Gar Belly
Best of luck rest of the way !

Also- All the best to the Daniel Family who are
NOBO section hiking the A.T. Maximus & Peaches with
their children Peanut, Chipmunk, Nutbutter, Grace,
and Reggie the Raccoon. Wow..what a pleasure
and what an inspiration it was to meet you !!


Weather:
Temp 68-74 Deg F Wind- SE@ 5-13mph
Hazy visibility,overcast w/ low cloud cover in AM.
Hazy visibility and partly sunny in pm

Raptor Observations:
BE- 1:21A

A guest appearance on the ridge today from our previous
lead counter Brian Hardiman ! Just can't keep him away !!
Thanks very much to Brian for his solo coverage today!
Notes from Brian: A big immature Coop was hanging around
today but not counted. This Coop was harassed at
different times by a Merlin and a Sharpie. An immature
peregrine slowly moved up ridge, circling and lingering
giving nice looks but not counted. An immature red-
shoulder was seen at two different times circling and
loafing around.. not counted. Two immature BE seen but
not counted. A female Kestrel moving upridge. Not counted.Low count today
but nice diversity !
Bird of the Day selection goes to the imm Peregrine.
Gave a long study and sweet looks !

Non-raptor Observations:
Hummers- 2
Monarch- 7
TV'S & BV'S
Ravens- 2
Black Swallowtail, Tiger Swallowtail
Great Spangled Fritillary
Common Wood Nymph
Black Rat Snake
Common Yellowthroat, House Wren
Red-eyed Vireo
Chimney Swifts
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Report submitted by Jim Thomson (<hawkinflight...>)


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