28 Raptors at Wildcat Ridge, Hibernia, NJ, Sep. 22, 2013

Wildcat Ridge
Hibernia, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 21, 2013

Species Day’s Count Month Total Season Total
Black Vulture 0 1 1
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 2 61 68
Bald Eagle 3 38 42
Northern Harrier 0 5 5
Sharp-shinned Hawk 15 220 220
Cooper’s Hawk 0 31 31
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 3 5
Broad-winged Hawk 0 4113 4114
Red-tailed Hawk 0 2 2
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 8 26 26
Merlin 0 4 5
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 2
Unknown Raptor 0 8 8
Total: 28 4514 4529

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Fred Vanderburgh

Observers: Kevin M, Richard K., Tom G.

Visitors:
Visitors = 53 including Scout Troop 898 and Cubs Scout Pack 49.

A special thank you to Richard Keller who’s last day at the hawk watch was
today. Richard has been an inspiration and contributor to the watch for
several years. He decided to move to Idaho and we wish him all the best of
fortunes. He will be missed.

Weather:
Temperature 60-73F, cloud cover 100-60%, fog in morning hours, visibility
0.1-7 miles, wind from the S @ 5-10 MPH.

Raptor Observations:
A slow start due to the fog. When the fog lifted we started seeing
Sharpies, Kestrels and Bald Eagles.

2xABE @ 11:55; ABE @ 2:10 (DST)

Non-raptor Observations:
Cedar Waxwings perched all day in a cedar tree!

Predictions:
Rain
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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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