Northern Goshawk, 21 raptors at Wildcat Ridge, Hibernia, NJ, Oct. 5, 2014

Wildcat Ridge
Hibernia, New Jersey, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 05, 2014
Species Day’s Count Month Total Season Total
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 1 1 64
Bald Eagle 0 0 47
Northern Harrier 0 0 13
Sharp-shinned Hawk 10 10 176
Cooper’s Hawk 4 4 74
Northern Goshawk 1 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 4
Broad-winged Hawk 2 2 6465
Red-tailed Hawk 1 1 10
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 2 2 38
Merlin 0 0 5
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 2
Unknown Raptor 0 0 15
Total: 21 21 6914


Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 14:30:00
Total observation time: 6 hours
Official Counter Fred Vanderburgh
Observers: Mike L., Tom G.


Visitors:
Visitors = 51 including Barbara Davis and associates from the NJLC.

Weather:
Temperature 46-56F, almost a cloudless blue sky with 1%cloud cover, wind from the N-NW 5-10 MPH, visibility 7 miles.

Raptor Observations:
A surprise close over head naked eye Northern Goshawk! Very rarely observed at this watch site.

Non-raptor Observations:
Several skeins of geese, Raven, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Eastern Phoebe.


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

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