Observation start time: 07:00:00 Observation end time: 15:00:00 Total observation time: 7.5 hours
Official Counter: David Brown
Observers: Carol Spease, Joe Sebastiani
Visitors: 15 including a family from Scotland
Weather: The morning started off with fog which burned off mid-morning revealing a mostly sunny day. Winds were moderate and variable throughout the day.
Raptor Observations: Only 19 migrants but many birds probably missed due to the height of the flight. A hunting Merlin cruised over me less than 20 feet up.
Non-raptor Observations: Two Olive-sided Flycatchers, a flock of shorebirds consisting of 4 Pectoral Sandpipers and 1 Lesser Yellowlegs.
Predictions: Similar conditions to today. Mostly sunny with westerly winds. I expect the birds to be very high again in the afternoon so better off catching them in the morning. ======================================================================== Report submitted by David Brown (<davidebrownpa...>) Ashland Nature Center information may be found at: www.delnature.org