23 Raptors at Wildcat Ridge, NJ, Oct. 8, 2013

Wildcat Ridge
Hibernia, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 08, 2013

Species Day’s Count Month Total Season Total
Black Vulture 0 0 1
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 1 78
Bald Eagle 2 3 53
Northern Harrier 0 5 10
Sharp-shinned Hawk 15 37 362
Cooper’s Hawk 2 10 53
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 6
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 4312
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 3
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 4 39
Merlin 0 0 8
Peregrine Falcon 3 4 6
Unknown Raptor 0 0 11
Total: 23 65 4942

Observation start time: 07:45:00
Observation end time: 12:00:00
Total observation time: 4.25 hours

Official Counter: Pete Wilner
Observers: Frank B., Mike L.
Visitors: 1

Weather:
Temperature from 53 rising to 64
clouds high cirrus. cloud cover started at 15% and rose to 95%. A clear
crisp day with 30+ miles visibility.

Raptor Observations:
JBE @ 8:15 that rose East of the Tourne and went back down
not counted

JBE @ 9:15

No migrants after 10:30

Non-raptor Observations:
Raven
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Red-bellied Woodpecker

Predictions:
more of the same

This report is amended. A counter went up later in the day and their count
is added to the original count data.
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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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