Observation start time: 07:00:00 Observation end time: 16:00:00 Total observation time: 9 hours
Official Counter: Anna Stunkel
Observers: Bob Anderson, Harry Armistead, Joe Beatty, Steve Thornhill
Weather: Moderate winds were generally from the east southeast, becoming lighter in the afternoon. Skies were overcast with a few showers here and there, and temperatures in the seventies.
Raptor Observations: It was a good count for the date, with mostly Ospreys seen. Our friend the Osprey landed on the telephone pole again for several hours feeding on a fish, and (probably the same bird) came back later to dry its wings.
Non-raptor Observations: Many birds were on the move today, especially Eastern Kingbirds (with ~337 tallied), yellowlegs sp. (with ~152 tallied), Purple Martins, and Barn Swallows. Interestingly, most of the kingbirds were moving in the afternoon. A beautiful Yellow-throated Warbler landed on the platform ramp twice today, allowing for great looks and photo opportunities. Other highlights included:
8 Blue-gray Gnatcatchers 1 Brown Thrasher 1 Common Nighthawk 1 Solitary Sandpiper 1 Yellow-billed Cuckoo ======================================================================== Report submitted by Brian Taber (<Taberzz...>) Kiptopeke Hawkwatch information may be found at: www.cvwo.org