Observation start time: 07:15:00 Observation end time: 09:45:00 Total observation time: 2.5 hours
Official Counter: Jerry McWilliams
Observers: Jerry McWilliams
Weather: Mostly cloudy with rain eventually arriving. SW wind becoming west with falling temps. Cloudy with occasional light showers and strong west wind the remainder of the day.
Raptor Observations: An early start to the watch with vultures pouring through ahead of the upcoming storm. Birds were hugging the lake shore until the wind shift and the rain when the flight line broke apart, drifted south and then fizzled out.
Non-raptor Observations: Great Blue Heron--3, Northern Flicker--15, tree Swallows--many, several large flocks of mixed blackbirds.
Predictions: Partly cloudy, but cold with WNW wind. Doesn't look promising until Sunday.
Jerry McWilliams Erie, Erie County, Pa. <jerrymcw...>