Observation start time: 05:00:00 Observation end time: 17:00:00 Total observation time: 9.5 hours
Official Counter: Bob Baez
Observers: Bridget Watts, Ed Sailer, Kyle Brock, Mike Ciresi, Mike Tetlow
Visitors: Nice group of observers and a small but steady stream of folks thru the day thru the day. A nice group of young people visited the platform on a day of learning about raptors with Daena.
Weather: Rain off and on thru day. Count stopped from 930 to 1130. Moderate S winds in the A.M. and strong S winds in the afternoon.Low overcast, high temp 61, low 47.
Raptor Observations: Nice run of raptors after the rain delay, especially harriers, kestrels and accipiters. Mike Ciresi found a Short-eared Owl in the marsh on a low branch of a tree hanging over the bay.
Predictions: Probably a slow raptor day tomorrow with moderately strong NE and ENE winds and cooler temps. ======================================================================== Report submitted by Bob Baez (<caau99...>) Braddock Bay information may be found at: http://www.bbrr.org/