13 Raptors at Chimney Rock Hawkwatch, Sep. 11, 2014

Chimney Rock
Martinsville, NJ, USA
Daily Raptor Counts : 9/11/2014

Species Day’s Count Month Total Season Total
BV 0 0 0
TV 0 0 0
OS 7 95 95
BE 4 29 29
NH 0 10 10
SS 0 27 27
CH 0 4 4
NG 0 0 0
RS 0 0 0
BW 0 61 61
RT 0 0 0
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 0
AK 1 90 90
ML 1 24 24
PG 0 3 3
UI 0 3 3
Total 13 346 346
Hours 6.0 94.4 94.4

John Kee
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13 Raptors at Chimney Rock Hawkwatch, Sep. 10, 2014

Chimney Rock
Martinsville, NJ, USA
Daily Raptor Counts : 9/10/2014

Species Day’s Count Month Total Season Total
BV 0 0 0
TV 0 0 0
OS 1 88 88
BE 2 25 25
NH 0 10 10
SS 5 27 27
CH 1 4 4
NG 0 0 0
RS 0 0 0
BW 2 61 61
RT 0 0 0
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 0
AK 0 89 89
ML 2 23 23
PG 0 3 3
UI 0 3 3
Total 13 333 333
Hours 9.0 88.4 88.4

Notes : Slow on NE and Calm wind conditions. 50-100 Chimney swifts.
50+ Cowbirds. Cape May warbler. 6 House sparrows (uncommon
at the Chimney Rock).

John Kee

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34 Raptors at Chimney Rock Hawkwatch, Sep. 9, 2014

Chimney Rock
Martinsville, NJ, USA
Daily Raptor Counts : 9/9/2014

Species Day’s Count Month Total Season Total
BV 0 0 0
TV 0 0 0
OS 7 87 87
BE 0 23 23
NH 1 10 10
SS 8 22 22
CH 1 3 3
NG 0 0 0
RS 0 0 0
BW 6 59 59
RT 0 0 0
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 0
AK 7 89 89
ML 3 21 21
PG 0 3 3
UI 1 3 3
Total 34 320 320
Hours 8.0 79.4 79.4

Notes : 34 raptors on easterly winds. First of season Eastern Kingbird
and Yellow-rumped warbler.Group of 4 Ravens hanging around.
Rained out at 4:30 PM.

John Kee

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15 Raptors at Chimney Rock Hawkwatch, Sep. 8, 2014

Chimney Rock
Martinsville, NJ, USA
Daily Raptor Counts : 9/8/2014

Species Day’s Count Month Total Season Total
BV 0 0 0
TV 0 0 0
OS 3 80 80
BE 0 23 23
NH 1 9 9
SS 1 14 14
CH 0 2 2
NG 0 0 0
RS 0 0 0
BW 0 53 53
RT 0 0 0
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 0
AK 8 82 82
ML 2 18 18
PG 0 3 3
UI 0 2 2
Total 15 286 286
Hours 8.5 71.4 71.4

Notes : Easterly component to the wind seems to have slowed things
down. First of season Cape May Warbler, Red-headed
Woodpecker, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Yellow-billed Cuckoo,
Swainson’s Thrush, Pine Warbler.

John Kee

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Monday Bird Notes, Sep. 8, 2014

The migrants aren’t stopping in Morris and Somerset Counties recently. Based on the immediate weather forecast, they probably will not until sometime this coming weekend.

Chimney Rock had a few warblers this morning: Black-and-white, American Redstart, Cape May, Northern Parula, Chestnut-sided, Pine and Black-throated Green. A Swainson’s Thrush put in an appearance (Jeff Ellerbusch).


From Roger Johnson at the Lincoln Park Gravel Pits: “8 Killdeer, 2 Least Sandpiper, 1 Lesser Yellowlegs, 5 Green Herons, 6 Great Egrets, 8 Great Blue Herons. I did not see any Little Blue Herons. Also, 1 Northern Waterthrush, 1 Common Yellowthroat and 4 Palm Warblers.”


Chuck Hantis photographed the following American Kestrel at Melanie Lane Wetlands yesterday. At least 3 Little Blue Herons continue there.

American Kestrel, Hanover Twp., NJ, Sep. 7, 2014 (photo by Chuck Hantis)

American Kestrel, Hanover Twp., NJ, Sep. 7, 2014 (photo by Chuck Hantis)

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152 Raptors at Chimney Rock Hawkwatch, Sep. 7, 2014

Chimney Rock
Martinsville, NJ, USA
Daily Raptor Counts : 9/7/2014

Species Day’s Count Month Total Season Total
BV 0 0 0
TV 0 0 0
OS 31 77 77
BE 7 23 23
NH 2 8 8
SS 3 13 13
CH 1 2 2
NG 0 0 0
RS 0 0 0
BW 46 53 53
RT 0 0 0
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 0
AK 54 74 74
ML 7 16 16
PG 0 3 3
UI 1 2 2
Total 152 271 271
Hours 10.8 62.9 62.9

Notes : Nice flight of 152 hawks. NW to NE winds. Good flight of
Common Nighthawks with 159 counted. Mass migration of Green
Darners in the late afternoon.

John Kee
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2 Raptors at Chimney Rock Hawkwatch, Sep. 6, 2014

Chimney Rock
Martinsville, NJ, USA
Daily Raptor Counts : 9/6/2014

Species Day’s Count Month Total Season Total
BV 0 0 0
TV 0 0 0
OS 1 46 46
BE 0 16 16
NH 0 6 6
SS 0 10 10
CH 0 1 1
NG 0 0 0
RS 0 0 0
BW 0 7 7
RT 0 0 0
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 0
AK 1 20 20
ML 0 9 9
PG 0 3 3
UI 0 1 1
Total 2 119 119
Hours 6.5 52.2 52.2

Notes : Hot, Slow and rained out. 2 Bald Eagles were observed but did
not leave so were not counted as migrants (yet).

John Kee

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18 Raptors at Wildcat Ridge Hawkwatch, Sep. 6, 2014

Wildcat Ridge
Hibernia, New Jersey, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 06, 2014
Species Day’s Count Month Total Season Total
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 4 5 9
Bald Eagle 4 5 10
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 2 2
Cooper’s Hawk 2 3 6
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 2 3 4
Red-tailed Hawk 2 2 2
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 2 2 6
Merlin 0 0 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 2
Total: 18 22 42

 

Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours
Official Counter Cliff Miles
Observers: Fred V., Tom G.

Visitors:
Visitors = 4

Weather:
Temperature 67-91 degrees, hazy conditions, visibility 3-5 miles, 60% cloud cover, Wind from the NW @ 3-5 with occasional gusts to 10 MPH. A 3pm (DST) rain shower shut down the watch.

Raptor Observations:
An interesting mix, migrants late morning passing the site that looked promising but the flight shut down at about 1pm (DST). Immature Bald eagles @ 10:40, 10:45, 12:00 and 1:00pm all times DST. Two Red shouldered hawks were spotted but not counted as we are aware of a nesting pair in the area. Two RT’s juvenile RT’s spotted at very high altitude heading south.

Non-raptor Observations:
Very little song bird activity.


Report submitted by Fred Vanderburgh
Wildcat Ridge information may be found at: http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/wldcthwk.htm

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Saturday Bird Notes, Sep. 6, 2014

Red-headed Woodpeckers and a late Purple Martin were at Glenhurst Meadows today (Jeff Ellerbusch). Warblers included Blue-winged, Black-and-white, Common Yellowthroat, American Redstart, Magnolia, Yellow and Chestnut-sided. Shorebirds were slight with 4 Solitary and 5 Least Sandpipers.


At least 3 juvenile Little Blue Herons continue at the Melanie Lane Wetlands along with Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs, Great Egret, Green Heron and Great Blue Heron (eBirded by Chris Thomas).


Following is a photo by Chris Duffek of a Yellow-bellied Flycatcher at Grissgstown Grassland Preserve, Sep. 4

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, Griggstown Grassland Preserve, NJ, Sep. 4, 2014 (photo by Chris Duffek)

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher, Griggstown Grassland Preserve, NJ, Sep. 4, 2014 (photo by Chris Duffek)


Below are some distant, heavily cropped, grainy photos of shorebirds photographed this morning at Boonton Reservoir. Where are they? Far away on the east shore. Period. Present were 2 Semipalmated Plovers, 25 Killdeer, 2 Spotted Sandpipers, 1 Greater Yellowlegs, 25 Least Sandpipers, 4 Pectoral Sandpipers, 3 Semipalmated Sandpipers, 2 Bald Eagles (1 adult, 1 sub-adult), 7 Green-winged Teal and a surprising 40 Gadwall in a raft south of the island.

Semipalmated Plover, Boonton Reservoir, NJ, Sep. 6, 2014 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)

Semipalmated Plover, Boonton Reservoir, NJ, Sep. 6, 2014 (photo by Jonathan Klizas)

Pectoral Sandpiper, Boonton Reservoir, NJ, Sep. 6, 2014 (photo by J. Klizas)

Pectoral Sandpiper, Boonton Reservoir, NJ, Sep. 6, 2014 (photo by J. Klizas)

3 Pectoral Sandpipers and 1 Least Sandpiper, Boonton Reservoir, NJ, Sep. 6, 2014 (photo by J. Klizas)

3 Pectoral Sandpipers and 1 Least Sandpiper, Boonton Reservoir, NJ, Sep. 6, 2014 (photo by J. Klizas)

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Chimney Rock Hawkwatch, Sep. 4 & 5, 2014

Chimney Rock
Martinsville, NJ, USA
Daily Raptor Counts : 9/4/2014

Species Day’s Count Month Total Season Total
BV 0 0 0
TV 0 0 0
OS 9 43 43
BE 3 15 15
NH 2 6 6
SS 3 10 10
CH 0 1 1
NG 0 0 0
RS 0 0 0
BW 1 7 7
RT 0 0 0
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 0
AK 8 19 19
ML 2 9 9
PG 0 3 3
UI 0 1 1
Total 28 114 114
Hours 8.5 37.7 37.7

Notes : 7 black-throated blue warblers feeding together in Japanese
Angelica tree. Group of 22 Barn swallows. 5 groups of flyover
Bobolinks ranging in 5-12 per group. 14 species of warbler
including Tennessee, Blackburnian, and Nashville

John Kee
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Chimney Rock
Martinsville, NJ, USA
Daily Raptor Counts : 9/5/2014

Species Day’s Count Month Total Season Total
BV 0 0 0
TV 0 0 0
OS 2 45 45
BE 1 16 16
NH 0 6 6
SS 0 10 10
CH 0 1 1
NG 0 0 0
RS 0 0 0
BW 0 7 7
RT 0 0 0
RL 0 0 0
GE 0 0 0
AK 0 19 19
ML 0 9 9
PG 0 3 3
UI 0 1 1
Total 3 117 117
Hours 8.0 45.7 45.7

Notes : Hot and slow

John Kee
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