Observation start time: 08:00:00 Observation end time: 17:30:00 Total observation time: 9.5 hours
Official Counter: David Brunstetter
Observers: Baron Gibson, Darryl Martin, Matt Hosmer, Mitch Mitchell
Visitors: Once again we had a lot of exceptionally good eyes in the sky: Matt, Mitch, Darryl, King, Dale, Baron, Mike, Toni, Andrew and family, Tina and Kam, Phillip, Robin and Allen, Bill and Katie, Dillard, George, John, Randy and Vickie, Tim and Sue, Bob and Claudia, and Ranger Amy. If I missed you, it was either cause I did not see you or cannot read my own writing on the data sheet. You guys were tremendous.
Weather: Temps ranged from 64F - 76F. Definitely felt hotter today. Mainly cause the wind was 0-1 all day. Varied from N to WNW to NE, N, and E. Cloud cover was 100% in the morning with a beautiful blanket of fog over the Western Valley. Cloud cover decreased to a low of 40% as the day went on. Visibility was 4-5.
Raptor Observations: Nice streams/kettles of BW's today. Had a group of over 500, another of 185, and one of 47. Lots of Eagles today. Adult BE were seen at 11:40a (a pair), 12:30a, 12:53p, 1:20p, 3:15p (a pair), and 3:30p. Immature BE were seen at 10:20a, 12:50 p, 2:15p, and a nice 3rd year BE at 2:45p. There was controversy re a final eagle at the end of the day. Mitch, after you blow up your pictures, email to me for further discussion. All 3 species of falcon were represented.
Predictions: Similar weather. More birds. ======================================================================== Report submitted by Dave Brunstetter (<DRB57...>) Harvey's Knob information may be found at: http://bijame.googlepages.com/home