21 Raptors at Wildcat Ridge, Hibernia, NJ, Oct. 13, 2014

Wildcat Ridge
Hibernia, New Jersey, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 13, 2014
Species Day’s Count Month Total Season Total
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 8 71
Bald Eagle 1 11 58
Northern Harrier 2 3 16
Sharp-shinned Hawk 15 105 271
Cooper’s Hawk 1 33 103
Northern Goshawk 0 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 4
Broad-winged Hawk 0 2 6465
Red-tailed Hawk 0 6 15
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 37 73
Merlin 1 2 7
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 4
Unknown Raptor 0 1 16
Total: 21 211 7104


Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours
Official Counter Frank Budney
Observers: Fred V.

 

Visitors:
Visitors = 2

Weather:
Overcast with 100% cloud cover and misty haze at 5 miles. Temperature range, 51º F to 60º F. Wind, SE 5 mph and variable. Visibility, 7 miles.

Raptor Observations:
NH was first bird at 0951 in front of ledge just above tree top level. A BE arrived over Parsippany Water Tower with a TV at 1027. Lots of SS throughout the day and naked eye visible. Final bird , AK, arrived at 1400.

Non-raptor Observations:
American Crow, Red-bellied Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Tufted Titmouse, Black-capped Chickadee, White-breasted Nuthatch, and 3 large flocks of Blue Jays with 10 to 15 individuals each flying low toward the SW.


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

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