28 Raptors at Wildcat Ridge, Hibernia, NJ, Oct. 17, 2014

Wildcat Ridge
Hibernia, New Jersey, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 17, 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 0 11 58
Northern Harrier 0 3 16
Sharp-shinned Hawk 19 124 290
Cooper’s Hawk 4 37 107
Northern Goshawk 0 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 1 5
Broad-winged Hawk 0 2 6465
Red-tailed Hawk 2 8 17
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 2 39 75
Merlin 0 2 7
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 4
Unknown Raptor 0 1 16
Total: 28 239 7132


Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6.5 hours
Official Counter Kevin McCarthy
Observers:


Visitors:
13

Weather:
Temp: 55 – 66 degrees F. Visibility 5 miles with haze increasing to 8. Clouds 0 – 45%. Wind from West, shifting to South and back to West at 2 – 8 mph. Brief gusts up to 15 mph.

Raptor Observations:
One male Kestrel remained in the old cedar tree area for an hour.

Non-raptor Observations:

 


Report submitted by Kevin McCarthy ()
Wildcat Ridge information may be found at: http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/wldcthwk.htm

 

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