Observation start time: 09:00:00 Observation end time: 16:30:00 Total observation time: 7.5 hours
Official Counter: BJ Little
Observers: Joan Boudreau
Visitors: Jon Little, Harry McCoy, 2 more
Weather: Warm and hazy. Nice west wind in the morning that died after lunch. The only clouds were persistent jet trails.
Raptor Observations: The UB was a possible Swainson's Hawk. Dark buteo with long slim pointed wings. It did a few swoops, a steep dive and a graceful barrel roll down behind the crest of the west ridge and never reappeared. As Pete Dunne wrote in Hawks in Flight, if your Harrier turns into a buteo, it's a Swainson's. About a one minute look. No pictures. 3:40 pm EDT.
Non-raptor Observations: Monarchs 13 ======================================================================== Report submitted by BJ Little (<bluejay48...>)