Observation start time: 07:00:00 Observation end time: 15:30:00 Total observation time: 8.5 hours
Official Counter: Anna Stunkel
Observers: Joe Beatty, Ned Brinkley
Weather: Moderate winds were from the west northwest this morning, becoming westerly in the afternoon. It was mostly cloudy in the morning and mostly sunny in the afternoon. Temperatures were nice and cool, in the sixties to mid seventies.
Raptor Observations: It was still pretty slow, but Osprey movement picked up nicely in the afternoon. Most birds were high and off to the east.
Non-raptor Observations: Ned Brinkley found a Western Tanager among the pokeweed just south of the platform, amidst a group of Summer Tanagers and several other species. He found the bird at about 7:30 am EST, but it flew off and was not seen again after he searched for it later that morning. Ned also found a Least Flycatcher and an Acadian Flycatcher in the forest/edge south of the platform. Interesting sightings from the platform included 22 Glossy Ibises, two Blue-winged Teal, and one Veery. ======================================================================== Report submitted by Brian Taber (<Taberzz...>) Kiptopeke Hawkwatch information may be found at: www.cvwo.org