330 Raptors at Wildcat Ridge, Hibernia, Apr. 25, 2014

Wildcat Ridge
Hibernia, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 25, 2014

Species Day’s Count Month Total Season Total
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 6 22 22
Bald Eagle 1 16 16
Northern Harrier 0 5 5
Sharp-shinned Hawk 4 24 29
Cooper’s Hawk 0 6 7
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 3 4
Broad-winged Hawk 319 457 457
Red-tailed Hawk 0 21 24
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 20 20
Merlin 0 1 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0
Total: 330 576 586

Observation start time: 09:30:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 5.5 hours

Official Counter: Fred Vanderburgh
Observers:
Visitors:
Visitors = 4. My apologies to Liz for constantly disturbing here rest in
her hammock.

Weather:
Temperature 56-64F, 45% cloud cover, wind from the S-SW 5-10 mph gusting to
15 mph after 13:00 (DST), visibility 7-10 miles.

Raptor Observations:
What every was holding the BWs’ back was no longer an issue. The day was
busy from start to finish with solitary, small groups and good sized
kettles coming from the S and WSW at mid level altitudes. Turned out to be
a really fine day.

IBE @ 1:15 (DST).

Non-raptor Observations:
Chickadees spotted gathering nesting material and didn’t bother to take any
food offerings.


 

Report submitted by Fred Vanderburgh
Wildcat Ridge – New Jersey information may be found at:
http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/wldcthwk.htm

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One Response to 330 Raptors at Wildcat Ridge, Hibernia, Apr. 25, 2014

  1. Pingback: Yellow Warblers, Blue-headed Vireo, Marsh Wren, Apr. 25, 2014 | mocosocoBirds

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