Observation start time: 08:00:00 Observation end time: 17:00:00 Total observation time: 4 hours
Official Counter: Baron Gibson
Observers: Allen & Robin Austin, Barry Kinzie, Bill & Katie James, Carl Christensen, Darryl Martin, Dave Brunstetter, David Kirk, John Slaughter, King Irvin, Matt Hosmer, Mike Crowder, Tina Gibson, phillip ferguson
Visitors: Hollins University was up with an Ecology class. Keith Peters from Huntington WV, Bree, Julie, George Holmes, Bob Epperson, Don Aldridge. Anyone i missed, my apologies.
At least a dozen thru or section hikers stopping in to investigate what we were doing. Many Parkway goers
Weather: Temps, low of 66, high of 74. 50% or greater cloud cover all watch. Winds were westerly until the last 3 hrs of watch turning NE. Visibility was a 3 with lots of haze on both sides of the mountain.
Raptor Observations: A decent showing of BW's with most coming in the 2-3 DST hour. Another good showing of Bald's AEBE x2 @ 14:11, 16:40 & 17:21 Imm BE @ 14:25, 16:43 & 16:59 All times are DST
Non-raptor Observations: Never under estimate an old man in turnout gear & an air pack !!
Predictions: More of the same ======================================================================== Report submitted by Baron Gibson (<Hawkwatche215...>) Harvey's Knob information may be found at: http://bijame.googlepages.com/home