Observation start time: 07:00:00 Observation end time: 16:00:00 Total observation time: 9 hours
Official Counter: Devin Kline
Observers: Chad Schwartz, Ed Wanamaker, Jeff Hopkins
Visitors: LGNC Raptor ID field trip, Through-hiker "Crinkles", and many other visitors taking advantage of the beautiful weather.
Weather: Clear with max. visibility, but only a trace of a breeze all day. Temps ranged from 56 in the AM to 75 at the end of the count. Clouds increasing from minimal at the start to about 50% cloud cover in the afternoon.
Raptor Observations: Bald Eagle: 0950a. Merlin harassing vultures
Non-raptor Observations: 5 hummingbirds, 23 monarchs, 4 ravens, B&W, Chestnut-sided, BT Green, and Cape May Warblers, Warbling and Red-eyed Vireos, Eastern Phoebe, Cedar Waxwing, Blue-grey Gnatcatcher.
Predictions: Patchy fog in the morning; otherwise, mostly sunny. High 76, light winds from the east. ======================================================================== Report submitted by Bob Hoopes (<rehoopes...>) Bake Oven Knob information may be found at: www.lgnc.org