Date: 10/18/19 5:03 am
From: Hawkcount.Org Reports <reports...>
Subject: [JERSEYBI] Raccoon Ridge (17 Oct 2019) 26 Raptors
Raccoon Ridge
Blairstown, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 17, 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 0 14 109
Bald Eagle 10 44 226
Northern Harrier 0 8 25
Sharp-shinned Hawk 9 262 537
Cooper's Hawk 2 38 67
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 7 10
Broad-winged Hawk 0 12 2623
Red-tailed Hawk 1 13 44
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 1 1 1
American Kestrel 3 94 214
Merlin 0 16 52
Peregrine Falcon 0 10 20
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 10 30

Total: 26 529 3958
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Observation start time: 09:30:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Jim Thomson

Observers: Al Ambler, Patrick Keelen

Visitors:
Road Scholars Group
Hikers- 11


Weather:
Temps- 45-49 Deg, F, Wind W @ 12-18mph w/gusts to 26+
AM- Heavy overcast w/changing skies from thick clouds to clear skies
with some intermittent drizzle.
PM- 60% cloud cover

Raptor Observations:
BE- 10:28A(2), 10:33A, 10:40A(2),12:09A, 12:18A, 2:10A, 3:28A(2)
GE- 2:32I

Big Thank You to Patrick Keelen and Al Ambler for getting the count
done on this cloudy, overcast, blustery day. Our hope was that some
"big" birds would be moving and the guys were rewarded with our
first Golden Eagle of the season ! This Golden easily made their
Bird of the Day ! According to Patrick and Al, this Golden popped up
from below right in front of the watch site on the river side and
came thru offering a VERY close and long look !!! Love it !!!

Non-raptor Observations:
Ravens- 2
Grackles/Blackbirds ( hundreds )
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Report submitted by Jim Thomson (<hawkinflight...>)


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