Hibernia, New Jersey, USA
|Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 21, 2014|
|Species||Day’s Count||Month Total||Season Total|
|Observation start time:||08:30:00|
|Observation end time:||11:30:00|
|Total observation time:||3 hours|
|Official Counter||Frank Budney|
Heavy cloud cover from late night and early morning showers with fog and haze. Cover ranged from 100% to 75%. Temperature range, 54 to 62 degrees F. Wind, ESE at 1 to 5 mph. Visibility 5 to 7 miles with haze and fog beyond 3 miles.
All birds naked eye visible and low. First bird, SS, flew low through the valley at 0848. At 0933, a Peregrine Falcon flying low from the cell tower but was chased off by the local Raven. Shortly after a OS passed in front of the ledge just above tree tope level. TVs & a BV finally appeared in the valley at 1034 staying below the valley ridges most of the day.
Raven, Blue Jay, Black-capped Chickadee, White-breasted Nuthatch, American Robin.
Report submitted by Frank Budney
Wildcat Ridge information may be found at: http://www.njfishandwildlife.com/wldcthwk.htm