Observation start time: 11:00:00 Observation end time: 12:00:00 Total observation time: 1 hours
Official Counter: Jerry McWilliams
Observers: Jerry McWilliams
Weather: Rain and heavy cloud cover all morning then clearing briefly before clouding up and becoming colder.
Raptor Observations: We had a brief window of clearing with some raptor movement before the wind drastically shifted from the south to the north with a temp. drop of 7 F within a minute or so. All movement came to a halt at that time. Highlight was an early Broad-wing.
Non-raptor Observations: Common Loon--1, Double-crested Cormorant--20, Great Blue Heron--6, Northern Flicker--3 American Robin--40+
Predictions: Much colder with snow predicted, perhaps a couple of inches along the lake shore and up to six inches inland. Looks like a lost day in the field.
Jerry McWilliams Erie, Erie County, Pa. <jerrymcw...>