4 Raptors at Wildcat Ridge Hawkwatch, NJ, Sep. 1, 2014

Wildcat Ridge
Hibernia, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 01, 2014
Species Day’s Count Month Total Season Total
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 1 1 5
Bald Eagle 1 1 6
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0
Cooper’s Hawk 1 1 4
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 1 1 2
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 4
Merlin 0 0 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 2
Total: 4 4 24

 

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours
Official Counter Fred Vanderburgh
Observers: Nora O., Mike L., Tom G.

Visitors:
Visitors = a very tired 39 visitors.

Weather:
Temperature 73-85 degrees, hazy hot and humid, visibility 5-7 miles, variable cloud cover 30-85%, calm wind shifting from the SW to NW at 3-8 mph.

Raptor Observations:
Osprey and Coop spotted early in the day then nothing thill a ABE (2:20)and a BW came through. Minimal local RT and vulture activity.

Non-raptor Observations:
6 hummers passed by as well as a few Monarchs.

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

 

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