Hibernia, New Jersey, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 22, 2013
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours
Official Counter: Tom Gorman
Observers: Mike L., Rick S, Rusty
83, including Dave B and his hiking group.
Note: Additional observers included Christine (with Rusty), and Mitch V
who had the Eagle triplets in sight.
Early morning began with cloud line only over the NYC skyline and clouds
moved in later morning continuing until end of watch, when the cloud cover
went to 90%.
Temperature ranged 51-62F with winds from 5 gusting to est 10 mph from the
NW. Humidity range from 56%-100%
Groups of 3 to 7 Broad-winged hawks found often and a larger group of 28
were Kettling / One single juvenile BW hawk gave us a close eye level view
and all others, and most other raptors were at higher elevations.
Our noon-time Bald Eagle appeared and as we watched the adult head south,
1 adult and 2 juvenile BE’s appeared at the same time going over Marcella
Ridge. The last BE was a juvey and crossed directly in front of us
providing excellent views.
Bald Eagles: 2 Adult @ 12:02; 2 Immature @ 12:02 and 1 Immature @ 1:40
A good day for Sharpies with many Kestrel too.
BC Chickadees kept many visitors busy eating out of their hands.
A single Cedar Waxwing, RT Hummingbird and Goldfinch were seen, as well as
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Report submitted by Fred Vanderburgh
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