Hibernia, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 15, 2013
Observation start time: 07:30:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 9.5 hours
Official Counter: Cliff Miles
Observers: Ed and Bonnie G., Fred V., Kevin W., Richard K., Nora O.,
Mike L., Peter W., Rick S., Tom G.
Visitors = 115. Including Cub Pack 160, Daisy Scouts, Rusty and Christine,
Amy, John, Franklin and Deena.
Temperature 47-71F, 60% high cloud cover, visibility 20 miles, wind from
the NW shifting to SE 3-7 mph.
A good start to the day with a few BW kettles and Sharpies. Then there were
fewer sightings from mid morning to late afternoon with BW’s coming through
in small groups at very high altitudes accounting for 30% of the total
migrants. From 4pm to 6pm (DST) larger BW kettles started coming through
accounting for 70% of the total and still getting altitude.
ABE @ 12:30; 1:50; 4:55 (DST)
We were getting reports from birders in the parking lot that BWs’ were low
in the sky (not counted).
Very few song birds.
Report submitted by Fred Vanderburgh
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