3 Raptors at Wildcat Ridge, NJ, Oct. 15, 2013

Wildcat Ridge
Hibernia, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 15, 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 1 4 54
Northern Harrier 0 5 10
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 56 381
Cooper’s Hawk 0 15 58
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 7
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 4312
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 3
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 5 40
Merlin 0 1 9
Peregrine Falcon 0 5 7
Unknown Raptor 0 0 11
Total: 3 94 4971

Observation start time: 07:30:00
Observation end time: 12:00:00
Total observation time: 4.5 hours

Official Counter: Frank Budney
Observers: Pete W.

Visitors:
Visitors = 5 plus Curley Jack

Weather:
Clear blue sky with haze at 3 miles and beyond. Cloud cover 0% to 5%. Wind,
ENE and variable. Temperature range, 60º to 14º.

Raptor Observations:
Very little activity throughout the day. TVs and BVs circling the ridges
and a lone local RT appeared in valley around 1130. First hawk, SS, arrived
at 1045 low in the valley near the Tourne. Second bird, a juvenile BE,
followed at 1050 over Bald Hill.

Non-raptor Observations:
Northern Flicker, Black-capped Chickadee, Raven, Ruby-crowned Kinglet,
Red-bellied Woodpecker.
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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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