267 Raptors at Wildcat Ridge, Hibernia, NJ, Sep. 17, 2013

Wildcat Ridge
Hibernia, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 17, 2013

Species Day’s Count Month Total Season Total
Black Vulture 0 1 1
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 4 47 54
Bald Eagle 5 27 31
Northern Harrier 1 3 3
Sharp-shinned Hawk 15 148 148
Cooper’s Hawk 6 24 24
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 3 5
Broad-winged Hawk 233 3518 3519
Red-tailed Hawk 0 2 2
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 10 10
Merlin 1 4 5
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Raptor 2 8 8
Total: 267 3796 3811

Observation start time: 07:30:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter: Cliff Miles

Observers: Ed and Bonnie G., Fred V., Mike L., Nora O., Richard K.
Visitors:
Visitors = 13 including Janet.
Weather:
Temperature 46-63F, Wind from the N-NE 5 with occasional gusts to 10 mph,
visibility 30 miles, 0% cloud cover, clear blue sky.

Raptor Observations:
First bird of the day was NH, BWs started coming through @ 10:30 then few
BWs were spotted after 11:30 (DST). Spotted an Osprey carrying a fish.

ImBE @ 9:30, 11:45, 1:45 and 2x @ 1:30.

Non-raptor Observations:
Several song birds spotted at the watch, Black-throated Blue and Green,
American Redstart, Flicker.

Predictions:
Clear sky with few clouds.
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Report submitted by Fred Vanderburgh
Wildcat Ridge – New Jersey information may be found at:
http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/wldcthwk.htm

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