Observation start time: 07:15:00 Observation end time: 17:00:00 Total observation time: 9.67 hours
Official Counter: Rose Thomas
Observers: Brenda Tekin
Visitors: John Rowlett, Lois McKim, Janis Stone, Elizabeth Hunter, Ellison Orcutt
Weather: Windy and chilly on the mountain! It certainly didn't feel like early September. Strong NW Winds throughout the day, and 11.7-17C temps. No clouds early but partly cloudy this afternoon. Clear visibility.
Raptor Observations: A decent raptor flight highlighted by a good late day push of Bald Eagles. BE Flight: 10:02 adult, 12:38 1st-YR, 2:00 adult, 3:08 adult (x2), 3:20 group of three (2 adults, 1 1st-YR), 3:24 adult, 3:36 2nd-YR, 3:47 adult, 4:05 1st-YR, and 4:35 1st-YR. First Raptor: 8:50 OS, Last Raptor: 4:50 OS.
Non-raptor Observations: 39 Chimney Swifts, 57 Hummingbirds, 5 Cedar Waxwings, 1 Eastern Kingbird, and 3 Monarch Butterflies. ======================================================================== Report submitted by Gabriel Mapel (<birdmangabriel...>) Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch information may be found at: http://www.rockfishgaphawkwatch.org