Hibernia, New Jersey, USA
|Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 15, 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., Kevin M, Harold L. Rick S., Nora O., Mike L., Stan G.|
Visitors = 10 including Sam from the Great Swamp.
Temperature 50-76F, visibility 20 miles, variable cloud cover 5-40-0-50%, Winds shifting from the SW to NE 3-6 mph.
BW streams and kettles started at 9:15(DST) that continued until 13:30(DST. The streams and Kettles were multi-tiered and shifted from the NE to E. At 13:30 (DST) the cloud cover was lost and finding any raptor was fruitless. The 2nd shift of counters arrived when the clouds started building again at 16:30(DST) and again multi-tiered BW streams and kettles were spotted. Some large kettles numbered 107,190 and 209.
Night hawks, Blue Jay, Black Capped Chickadee, Titmouse, Gold Finch, Cardinal, Bluebird, Cedar Waxwing, Tanager,Purple FInch, Robin, Indigo Bunting, Ruby Crowned Kinglet, House Wren, Raven, Black and White Warbler.
Morning rain showers with clearing in the afternoon.
Report submitted by Fred Vanderburgh
Wildcat Ridge information may be found at: http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/wldcthwk.htm