Observation start time: 08:30:00 Observation end time: 14:00:00 Total observation time: 5.5 hours
Official Counter: Carl Christensen
Observers: Dave Brunstetter
Visitors: Sue came up today, as well as Roger, and spent the day. The extra eyes were welcomed.
Weather: Temps ranged 20-26C. Cloud cover from 20% building to 100% with rain and thunderstorms in the west valley at 2 p.m. Visibility 4 throughout the day with haze building in both valleys dropping to zero visibility in the west valley as the storm approached. SW winds at 3-4 changing to SE and back to SW.
Raptor Observations: ABE 10:40; IBE 12:20; IBE 12:43; ABE 12:46; IBE 1:19; IBE 1:21 Little activity until after 12:00 when raptors started appearing low on the east side and over the Knob. Very close looks on all birds.
Non-raptor Observations: Grass was mowed today, stirring up gnats. Parkway traffic was moderate with several people stopping with questions.
Predictions: Cooler with southerly winds, possible early shower. ======================================================================== Report submitted by Carl Christensen (<imacookymaker...>) Harvey's Knob information may be found at: http://bijame.googlepages.com/home