Observation start time: 08:15:00 Observation end time: 17:00:00 Total observation time: 7 hours
Official Counter: Ron Harrington
Observers: Donna Osborne, Freddie Osborne, Matt Fleenor, Sam Evans
Weather: For most of the day it was sunny with high, clear skies and only an occasional cloud for backdrop. A rain shower rolled over part of the mountain range late in the day. During the morning there was a light and steady breeze of 5-15 mph out of the east, but it became calm around 11:00, followed by a light breeze from the west during the afternoon. Visibility was approximately 15-20 miles, impaired by haze. Temperature was in the upper 70s by afternoon.
Raptor Observations: Most of the Broad-winged hawks came by during the morning, with 930 counted by 11:00. These were generally easy to see with unaided vision. However as we moved into the afternoon they were flying high and hard to find. We had a kettle of 100 during the 2:00 hour. Only one hawk was counted after 2:30. The American Bald Eagles were adults. The Osprey were flying together.
Non-raptor Observations: No much in the way of song birds. Saw two Ravens and the usual array of local Turkey/Black Vultures. Counted 18 Monarch Butterflies.
Predictions: Conditions should be about the same. ======================================================================== Report submitted by Ronald Eugene Harrington (<roneharrin...>)