Hibernia, New Jersey, USA
|Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 14, 2014|
|Species||Day’s Count||Month Total||Season Total|
|Observation start time:||07:00:00|
|Observation end time:||17:30:00|
|Total observation time:||10.5 hours|
|Official Counter||Cliff Miles|
|Observers:||Fred V., Nora O., Mike L., Tom G.|
Visitors = 100 including Cub Scout Pack 147.
Temperature 48-69F, visibility 30 miles, high cloud cover 5-65%, Winds from the NNE 3-6 mph.
Most migrants observed during the morning session of 9-11:30 and then later in the afternoon 2:30-5:00 (DST). All the migrants were at high altitudes. BW’s coming through mainly as small groups and a few kettles ranging from smallest @ 10 to our largest of the day @ 133 (found by looking at a drifting feather in the breeze). Bald eagles were spotted in the kettles as well as individuals and pairs. 2xABE, 1 WBII, 9 immature. Also a good day for NH’s.
Blue Jay,Robin, Bluebird, titmouse, Pileated WP, Ruby Crowned, Flicker, Redbelly WP, Hairy WP, Downy WP, Cedar waxwings, Redeyed Vireao, Catbird, Indigo bunting, Black-throatedblue, Cormorant,Goldfinch, Worm eating,Philadelphia Vireo, Black-throated-green and Northern Perula. Monarchs = 21. A very good day to be at the watch site.
Report submitted by Fred Vanderburgh
Wildcat Ridge information may be found at: http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/wldcthwk.htm