Observation start time: 06:00:00 Observation end time: 15:00:00 Total observation time: 9 hours
Official Counter: Anna Stunkel
Observers: Joe Beatty
Weather: Moderate winds were generally from the northeast. Skies started out clear and became mostly cloudy in the late morning and afternoon. Temperatures remained nice and cool, in the sixties all day.
Raptor Observations: It was a good day for Osprey movement, and kestrels are finally starting to pick up. Ospreys were flying high, often in lines. The raptors are coming, folks! A Merlin was seen flying north with a songbird in tow (possibly a Yellow Warbler).
Non-raptor Observations: We had another great morning, and the forest edge was hopping with passerine activity. Sightings throughout the day included:
13 White Ibises 12 Northern Flickers 3 Dickcissels 1 Common Nighthawk 1 Field Sparrow 1 Red-throated Loon, spotted by Tracy Tate 1 Wilson's Warbler ======================================================================== Report submitted by Brian Taber (<Taberzz...>) Kiptopeke Hawkwatch information may be found at: www.cvwo.org