Observation start time: 07:00:00 Observation end time: 16:00:00 Total observation time: 9 hours
Official Counter: Anna Stunkel
Observers: Joe Beatty, Ned Brinkley
Weather: Winds were light and mostly from the northwest, with a brief shift to southeast before becoming northwesterly again this afternoon. Skies were clear this morning with some clouds in the afternoon. Temperatures were in the low sixties to low seventies.
Raptor Observations: Mostly Ospreys were moving, and birds were flying quite high. It was also a good day for Bald Eagle movement.
Non-raptor Observations: Many passerines were active this morning, especially Black-and-white Warblers, American Redstarts, and Northern Parulas. Ned spotted a diverse array of species including seven Red-headed Woodpeckers, three Tennessee Warblers, and one Prothonotary Warbler. Many Bobolinks were moving, with an estimated 700+ birds seen. A Yellow-breasted Chat landed very close to the platform among the pokeberry. This afternoon, it was interesting and exciting to see a pair of adult Bald Eagles apparently displaying; the birds locked talons and cartwheeled downwards for a few seconds. Seventeen Monarchs fluttered by today. ======================================================================== Report submitted by Brian Taber (<Taberzz...>) Kiptopeke Hawkwatch information may be found at: www.cvwo.org