8 Raptors at Wildcat Ridge, Hibernia, NJ, Oct. 26, 2014

Wildcat Ridge
Hibernia, New Jersey, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 26, 2014
Species Day’s Count Month Total Season Total
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 1 13 76
Bald Eagle 1 19 66
Northern Harrier 0 3 16
Sharp-shinned Hawk 6 219 385
Cooper’s Hawk 0 47 117
Northern Goshawk 0 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 6
Broad-winged Hawk 0 2 6465
Red-tailed Hawk 0 14 23
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 41 77
Merlin 0 2 7
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 5
Unknown Raptor 0 2 17
Total: 8 368 7261


Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 14:45:00
Total observation time: 5.75 hours
Official Counter Fred Vanderburgh
Observers:


Visitors:
Visitors = 64 including Lee and Gary who helped spot the BE, Gary, and Peter Wilner with his wife and Irish niece.

Weather:
Temperature 51-59F, variable cloud cover 50-80%, visibility 15 miles, N-NW winds 5-15 mph gusting to 23 mph often.

Raptor Observations:
No close up migrants, Immature BE spotted at 11:45 DST.

Non-raptor Observations:
A few more skeins of geese.

 


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

 

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