Date: 9/22/19 3:44 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (21 Sep 2019) 159 Raptors
Raccoon Ridge
Blairstown, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 21, 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 48 56
Bald Eagle 0 85 154
Northern Harrier 0 10 11
Sharp-shinned Hawk 8 104 111
Cooper's Hawk 1 16 20
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 2
Broad-winged Hawk 143 2402 2460
Red-tailed Hawk 0 22 24
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 4 27 41
Merlin 1 18 20
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 1 15 17

Total: 159 2752 2922
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Observation start time: 07:45:00
Observation end time: 16:45:00
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter: Jim Thomson

Observers: Scott Kalter, Sydney Long

Visitors:
SOBO'S: Spud, Bunkhouse, Anewbus, Trillium, Plank
Best of luck the rest of the way!
Hikers- 68
Troy Fetherman with friends Shawn & Karen
Great to see you guys and Thank you for the refreshments !!
Welcome back to the Drew University Ornithology Class !
Glad to see Tammy and the students back on the ridge !
Craig Stockert- late afternoon visit ! Thanks for the company Craig !


Weather:
Temps- 59 -82 Deg. F, Winds- in am WNW@ 5-9 mph switching to light and
variable in pm. Clear blue skies w/ some haze

Raptor Observations:
Sounding like a broken record here.. Tough Blue skies and haze.
A tough day made much nicer by the company of Scott Kalter and
Sydney Long. Thanks for your help and company today !!
A slow day punctuated by a few small "pulses" of Broadwings.
Bird of the Day goes to the early morning female kestrel that came
straight down ridge on the river side making a beeline for the owl decoy.

Non-raptor Observations:
Monarch- 53
Hummers- 1
Blue Jays, Cedar Waxings
Coromorant
1- Goodyear Blimp ! ( We were hoping it would go for the owl decoy! )
TV's & BV's
Ravens- 1
Bald Eagles and Redtails floating around... none counted
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Report submitted by Jim Thomson (<hawkinflight...>)


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