123 Raptors at Wildcat Ridge, Hibernia, NJ, Sep. 12, 2014

Wildcat Ridge
Hibernia, New Jersey, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 12, 2014
Species Day’s Count Month Total Season Total
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 1 9 13
Bald Eagle 2 7 12
Northern Harrier 1 1 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 5 5
Cooper’s Hawk 2 5 8
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 113 116 117
Red-tailed Hawk 0 4 4
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 2 6
Merlin 0 0 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 2
Total: 123 150 170

 

Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 17:30:00
Total observation time: 10.5 hours
Official Counter Cliff Miles
Observers: Kevin M, Mike L.

Visitors:
Visitors = 12

Weather:
Temperature 56-78, High cloud cover, WNW wind 3-5 with occasional gusts to 8 mph.

Raptor Observations:
A slow start with few migrants that picked up late in the day with high altitude BW kettles at 5:50 – 6:00 DST. A gray Ghost passed by close to the watch naked eye for a good viewing. Immature bald eagle @ 1:20, Adult bald eagle @ 5:21 DST.

Non-raptor Observations:


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

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