Hibernia, New Jersey, USA
|Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 21, 2015|
|Species||Day’s Count||Month Total||Season Total|
|Observation start time:||08:30:00|
|Observation end time:||14:30:00|
|Total observation time:||6 hours|
|Official Counter||Frank Budney|
Overnight rain ended at 0840 with clearing sky of 25% Cloud Cover and WSW wind at 5 to 10 mph. By mid-day wind W at 10 to 15 mph. Cloud cover ranged from 25% to 75% and ending with 10% scattered clouds. Temperature range, 55 to 65 degrees. Visibility 7 to 10 miles with haze at 5 miles.
Favorable winds were slow to bring raptors to the site. A lone SS appeared at 0915 and the first BW started coming at 1018. By 1115, a kettle of 130 BWs were high in the clouds in front of the ledge. Later in the day most of the BWs were directly overhead or behing us. By the end of the day, the BWs were coming in ones and twos. Local TVs and 2 BVs were seen throughout the day.
Red-bellied Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Tufted Titmouse, Black-capped Chickadee
partly cloudy with scattered showers
Report submitted by Frank Budney
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