18 Raptors at Wildcat Ridge Hawkwatch, Sep. 6, 2014

Wildcat Ridge
Hibernia, New Jersey, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 06, 2014
Species Day’s Count Month Total Season Total
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 4 5 9
Bald Eagle 4 5 10
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 2 2
Cooper’s Hawk 2 3 6
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 2 3 4
Red-tailed Hawk 2 2 2
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 2 2 6
Merlin 0 0 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 2
Total: 18 22 42

 

Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours
Official Counter Cliff Miles
Observers: Fred V., Tom G.

Visitors:
Visitors = 4

Weather:
Temperature 67-91 degrees, hazy conditions, visibility 3-5 miles, 60% cloud cover, Wind from the NW @ 3-5 with occasional gusts to 10 MPH. A 3pm (DST) rain shower shut down the watch.

Raptor Observations:
An interesting mix, migrants late morning passing the site that looked promising but the flight shut down at about 1pm (DST). Immature Bald eagles @ 10:40, 10:45, 12:00 and 1:00pm all times DST. Two Red shouldered hawks were spotted but not counted as we are aware of a nesting pair in the area. Two RT’s juvenile RT’s spotted at very high altitude heading south.

Non-raptor Observations:
Very little song bird activity.


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

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