Hibernia, New Jersey, USA
|Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 24, 2014|
|Species||Day’s Count||Month Total||Season Total|
|Observation start time:||09:00:00|
|Observation end time:||13:00:00|
|Total observation time:||4 hours|
|Official Counter||Frank Budney|
Visitors = 4
Mostly cloudy with a few patches of blue sky (100% to 75%) and haze beyond 7 miles nearly obliterating the NYC skyline. Temperature range, 58º F to 68º F. Visibility 7 to 10 miles. Wind, ENE to ESE 3 to 5 mph with occasional gust to 10 mph.
First bird of the day occurred at 0918 in front of the ledge. A lone Osprey came from behind the lookout, dipped down below the ledge they caught an updraft and headed SE. At 0950 a mixed flight of 7 to 10 TV’s and BV’s took to the air from the power lines. Mixed in with the vultures was a kettle (5) of BW’s who came up from the same location as the vultures. Two of the SS’s arrived shortly thereafter in front of and at treetop level of the ledge. A local RT passed by the ledge carrying a stick in its talons just after 1115. The final bird of the day was a lone BW over the Tourne at 1143.
Raven, Tufted Titmouse, Black-capped Chickadee, Cedar Waxwing.
Report submitted by Fred Vanderburgh
Wildcat Ridge information may be found at: http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/wldcthwk.htm