Observation start time: 07:30:00 Observation end time: 14:45:00 Total observation time: 7.25 hours
Official Counter: Jerry McWilliams
Observers: Jerry McWilliams, Jerry Stanley, Ken Felix, Russ States, Sam Stull
Visitors: My faithful observers returned today including Russ States, Ken Felix, Sam Stull, and Jerry Stanley. Visitors included, Roger Donn, David Sublette, Joao Taveres, Sara Sargent, Laura Maria, Bonnie Ginader, and Jennifer.
Weather: High clouds with plenty of sun with periods of cloud cover, nice strong wind from the SW all day with temps. reaching the upper 70s.
Raptor Observations: A good start to the day, but the flight stalled around noon and never continued with much gusto. Another small flight of Broad-wings today passing through in singles or groups of two or three.
Non-raptor Observations: Common Loon--2, Double-crested Cormorant--33, Great Blue Heron--4, Barn Swallow--4, Tree Swallow--many, Cedar Waxwing--6, Yellow-belled Sapsucker--1, Northern Flicker--13, Red Admiral butterfly--4, Mourning Cloak butterfly--1, Eastern Meadowlark--1
Predictions: Warm SW continues, but rain likely. Maybe some birds will move during dry times, if there are any left in the pipeline.
Jerry McWilliams Erie, Erie County, Pa. <jerrymcw...>