Observation start time: 07:45:00 Observation end time: 16:00:00 Total observation time: 8.25 hours
Official Counter: Rose Thomas
Observers: Brenda Tekin, Dave Hunter, Gabriel Mapel, Josh Laubach
Visitors: Dan Britten, Mike Smith, Doug Mar, Hudson Mar, Nancy Gray, John Rowlett, Emily Hancock, Lois Kauffman, Elizabeth Hunter, Vockmar and Amber Burke, Robert Williams (Richmond), Peter Clark, Jennifer Jowdy, Bill Nettlehorst, Mike Knight, Arel Domfrie, Susan Hastings, Peter and Ben Frechtel, Lysanne Taylor, Crista Cabe, Chip and Robin England.
Weather: Moderate NW winds with warm temps (18.8-27C). Mostly cloudy all day (75-90%).
Raptor Observations: Two BE (11:04 3-YR and 3:10 AD). 3:16 Peregrine. Hourly BW count: 3 (8-9), 25 (9-10), 24 (10-11), 8 (11-12), 76 (12-1), 30 (1-2), 0 (2-3), 2 (3-4).
Non-raptor Observations: 78 Monarchs. We would have had 79 Monarchs except that one was being eaten by a Praying Mantis on the thistle. 5 Hummingbirds. 20 Red-headed Woodpecker. 34 Tree Swallow, 1 Rose-breasted Grosbeak, 20 Swifts. ======================================================================== Report submitted by Vic Laubach (<laubach...>) Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch information may be found at: http://www.rockfishgaphawkwatch.org