134 Raptors at Wildcat Ridge, Hibernia, NJ, Sep. 20, 2013

Wildcat Ridge
Hibernia, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 20, 2013

Species Day’s Count Month Total Season Total
Black Vulture 0 1 1
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 6 59 66
Bald Eagle 6 35 39
Northern Harrier 1 5 5
Sharp-shinned Hawk 31 205 205
Cooper’s Hawk 3 31 31
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 3 5
Broad-winged Hawk 85 4113 4114
Red-tailed Hawk 0 2 2
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 18 18
Merlin 0 4 5
Peregrine Falcon 1 2 2
Unknown Raptor 0 8 8
Total: 134 4486 4501

Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 10 hours

Official Counter: Pete Wilner
Observers: Fred V.

Visitors:
Visitors = 9 including Harold and Curly Jack.

Weather:
Temperature 61-78F, visibility 3-5 miles, cloud cover 0-30-0%, smog, wind
from the S-SW 5-10 mph.

Raptor Observations:
Finally some clouds came in and BWs were spotted coming in from the North.
This lasted about 3 hours from 10-1pm DST. BWs were solitary or small
groups. Then it shut down.

A good look at a Gray Ghost and a PG.

ABEs’ @ 9;20; 10:15; 11:30; 12:00; 12:03 and 13:05.

Non-raptor Observations:
Not much of any song birds.

Predictions:
Better sky.
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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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