Observation start time: 07:45:00 Observation end time: 18:30:00 Total observation time: 10.75 hours
Official Counter: Carl Christensen
Observers: Baron & Tina Gibson, Dave Brunstetter, Dillard Childress, Matt Hosmer
Visitors: Had a lot of help from many of the regular observers and visitors. I'd like to thank them all.
Weather: West/southwest winds variable at 3-7 mph. Cloud cover 100% early breaking to less than 10%. Heavy, dense fog breaking up in the 10:00 hour. Temperatures ranged from 17C to 23C. Visibility was at 3-4 throughout the day with heavy haze on the west side.
Raptor Observations: Rather slow day for raptors until 2:00-4:00 when we had large broad wing kettles in the west valley and smaller kettles in the east. The majority of those observed were out in the valley and high. ABE 11:40. ABE 12:40. IBE 1:25. ABE 2:35.
Non-raptor Observations: Normal Parkway traffic throughout the day. At least a dozen hikers, both sectional- and through-. Most visited and rested before continuing their trips.
Predictions: Supposed to be similar to today as to weather and hopefully number of birds. ======================================================================== Report submitted by Carl Christensen (<imacookymaker...>) Harvey's Knob information may be found at: http://bijame.googlepages.com/home