Observation start time: 07:15:00 Observation end time: 15:00:00 Total observation time: 7.75 hours
Official Counter: Chuck Root, John Mercer
Observers: Chuck Root, John D'Amico, Judy Mayer, Mike Coll
Visitors: A group of around 60 people joined us from Natural Lands lead by Debbie Beers and Mike Cosgrove. Plus another group of about 6 from a graduated class at Temple University lead by Mike Coll
Weather: Mostly sunny, northerly winds, warm.
Raptor Observations: A third year Bald Eagle at 9:59, a fourth year Bald Eagle at 1:30, three adult Bald Eagles 1 at 10:34 and 2 at 1:30 (with the fourth year bird.) A Mississippi Kite flew close over the watch around 10:45 EST going due east but reappeared below the three eagles and flew southwest around 1:30 EST
Non-raptor Observations: A Common Merganser flew by and a Common Raven popped up behind the watch then flew west out of sight. Twelve Monarch Butterfly and 1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Predictions: Should be a similar day to today weather wise, hopefully more birds will show up. ======================================================================== Report submitted by John Mercer (<mercer1135...>) Rose Tree Park information may be found at: www.rtphawkwatch.org