6 Raptors at Wildcat Ridge, NJ, Nov. 13, 2013

Wildcat Ridge
Hibernia, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 13, 2013

Species Day’s Count Month Total Season Total
Black Vulture 0 27 28
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 1 84
Bald Eagle 0 2 59
Northern Harrier 0 1 11
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 26 472
Cooper’s Hawk 0 6 71
Northern Goshawk 0 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 15 22
Broad-winged Hawk 0 2 4314
Red-tailed Hawk 4 54 62
Golden Eagle 0 4 4
American Kestrel 0 2 49
Merlin 0 0 10
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 8
Unknown Raptor 0 0 11
Total: 6 141 5206

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 13:00:00
Total observation time: 4 hours

Official Counter: Frank Budney
Observers:

Visitors:
Visitors = 0

Weather:
Clear and cold, temperature range 29º F to 38º F. Visibility to 10 miles
with light haze beyond 7 miles. Wind, NW at 5 to 10 mph and gusting to 15
mph. Cloud cover 0% under blue sky.

Raptor Observations:
First hawk (SS) arrived at 1110 flying low from behind the Tourne follow
by a RT at 1145. A double sight of a SS and RT came at 1230 with the RT
flying at eye in front of the ledge.

Non-raptor Observations:
Weather conditions permitted viewing of both the George Washington and
Verrazano Narrows Bridge towers. Few birds aloft during the first two hours
except for a lone TV flying low over I-80 above the motel flag pole at
0925. A large flock of Common Grackles (200+) high above Fort Lee heading
toward lower Manhattan at 0949.
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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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