Observation start time: 06:30:00 Observation end time: 16:00:00 Total observation time: 9.5 hours
Official Counter: Anna Stunkel
Observers: Joe Beatty, Ned Brinkley, Steve Thornhill
Weather: Moderate winds were variable and often from the northeast, with mostly clear skies and temperatures in the sixties to low seventies. We have really lucked out with this beautiful weather.
Raptor Observations: Mostly Ospreys were moving, with a little burst of kestrel activity late in the afternoon. A small kettle of nine very high broad-wings was seen around mid-day.
Non-raptor Observations: There was quite a bit of passerine activity again this morning, with many of the usual suspects busily hopping around at the forest edge behind the platform (Black-and-white Warblers, redstarts, yellowthroats, etc.). Blue Grosbeaks were very active today, and a female was busy feeding a fledgling in the pokeberry. A single flock of eight Common Nighthawks flew overhead this morning. Other highlights included:
11 Monarchs 1 Viceroy ======================================================================== Report submitted by Brian Taber (<Taberzz...>) Kiptopeke Hawkwatch information may be found at: www.cvwo.org