19 Raptors as Season Ends at Wildcat Ridge, Hibernia, NJ, Nov. 15, 2014

Wildcat Ridge
Hibernia, New Jersey, USA

Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 15, 2014
Species Day’s Count Month Total Season Total
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 0 76
Bald Eagle 0 6 72
Northern Harrier 3 4 20
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 21 409
Cooper’s Hawk 1 4 121
Northern Goshawk 0 0 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 9 11 17
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 6465
Red-tailed Hawk 4 29 52
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 77
Merlin 0 0 7
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 5
Unknown Raptor 1 1 18
Total: 19 76 7340


Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 13:00:00
Total observation time: 5 hours
Official Counter Tom Gorman
Observers:


Visitors:
5

Weather:
Initially 60% cloud cover, cold and windy. By 1100 hours cloud cover went to less than 5%. Winds from N/NW @ 10 gusting to 20 mph. Visibility unlimited. Temp range: 27-38F.

Raptor Observations:
All raptors were at high elevations and non-stop flights.

Non-raptor Observations:
The usuals: Black-capped Chickadees, Tufted Titmouse, Downy Woodpecker, Junco, Red-tailed hawk, Raven, TV & BV’s. The very cool sightings were 2 skiens of 41 Snow Geese total and a small group of 11 Atlantic Brant.

Predictions:
Not applicable as season is officially closed.


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Wildcat Ridge information may be found at: http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/wldcthwk.htm

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