Observation start time: 06:45:00 Observation end time: 16:30:00 Total observation time: 9.75 hours
Official Counter: Anna Stunkel, Brian Taber
Observers: Brian Taber, Joe Beatty, Tim Barry
Weather: Light winds were mainly from the west southwest, with a brief period of clouds in the morning but mostly clear skies. Temperatures were in the seventies to low eighties.
Raptor Observations: Movement was relatively slow, with birds often distant on the east side. The Swallow-tailed Kite remains in the area, and it was seen hunting multiple times throughout the day, in the morning, afternoon, and evening. This is almost certainly the same bird from yesterday; one side of the tail is longer than the other, which is a helpful individual ID clue.
Non-raptor Observations: A large adult Eastern Ratsnake slithered under the platform this morning. Non-raptor activity was relatively slow, but highlights included:
7 Common Nighthawks 1 Blackburnian Warbler 1 Red-headed Woodpecker
1 Common Wood-Nymph ======================================================================== Report submitted by Brian Taber (<Taberzz...>) Kiptopeke Hawkwatch information may be found at: www.cvwo.org