Date: 9/22/19 3:12 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (20 Sep 2019) 35 Raptors
Raccoon Ridge
Blairstown, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 20, 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 4 47 55
Bald Eagle 0 85 154
Northern Harrier 0 10 11
Sharp-shinned Hawk 4 96 103
Cooper's Hawk 2 15 19
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 2
Broad-winged Hawk 24 2259 2317
Red-tailed Hawk 0 22 24
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 23 37
Merlin 1 17 19
Peregrine Falcon 0 4 6
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 14 16

Total: 35 2593 2763
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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: Al Ambler, Jack McCormack, Phil Rodriguez, Scott Kalter

Visitors:
Drew & Chris- musicians from Buffalo
Section Hiker- "Keys". excited to see a Bald Eagle
NOBO's - " Not a Typo", "Flower", and "Hiker Dan"
Best of Luck the rest of the way !
Hikers- 5
Sydney Long


Weather:
Temps- 54 76 Deg. F, Winds- W@ 3-7mph switching to SW@ 0-4mph
Clear Blue skies with some high cirrus clouds


Raptor Observations:
Many thanks to Jack McCormack and Al Ambler for conducting the
count on yet another tough day of spotting birds in the blue skies.
Also thanks to Phil Rodriguez for his spotting efforts.
A big WELCOME BACK to our dear friends Scott Kalter and Sydney Long
from New Hampshire. Great to see you back on the ridge !!
Not many birds today so the Bird of the Day choice was an easy one
with the winner being the Redtail that came across the river valley
to dive and scream at the owl decoy. This redtail was than "met" by a
red- shouldered hawk and the two birds chased each other while
drifting off to the north. Neither bird was counted.

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarch- 17
Hummer- 1
TV's & BV's
Raven
Black Racer
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Report submitted by Jim Thomson (<hawkinflight...>)


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