Observation start time: 07:30:00 Observation end time: 14:00:00 Total observation time: 6.5 hours
Official Counter: Jerry McWilliams
Observers: Jerry McWilliams, Ken Felix
Visitors: Ken Felix assisted with the count with help from spotters Jennifer and Joao Taveres. Bonnie Ginader stopped by for a visit.
Weather: Mostly cloudy with occasional bursts of sun and off-and-on light showers all day. Winds steady out of the SW and mild temps.
Raptor Observations: A light steady stream of raptors all day until the clouds thickened around 1400 hours when a moderate steady rain shut the flight down. Sharpies and Broad-wings were the stars of the show today with three digit numbers passing through and a nice mix of other hawks, though no large kettles of birds.
Non-raptor Observations: A nice movement of Common Loons, Blue Jays and small finches. Common Loon--23, Great Blue Heron--4,Blue Jay--96, American Goldfinch--31, Pine Siskin--24
Predictions: Warmer, though winds will be out of the north in the AM, becoming southerly again in the afternoon with a greater chance of showers. Could be a wash!
Jerry McWilliams Erie, Erie County, Pa. <jerrymcw...>