Observation start time: 07:30:00 Observation end time: 17:00:00 Total observation time: 9.5 hours
Official Counter: David Brunstetter
Observers: Baron & Tina Gibson, Barry Kinzie, Matt Hosmer, Tad Finnell
Visitors: Lots of help: Tad, Matt, Barry, Don, Baron and Tina, Toni, Robin (and friends) and Allen, Dillard, Barry and Carol, Ranger Lipp, Carol and several others I did not get to chase down. Thank you all for your help. Hikers continue to come through in good numbers.
Weather: What a beautiful blue sky with little or no cloud cover. Temps started at 66F, but got up to 82F. In the sun, Tad's favorite spot, it reached as high as 96F. Winds were mostly NW, but we got NE breezes late in the day. Winds started as a two, but became intermittent to non existent later in the day. Visibility was a 4.
Raptor Observations: Initial birds were seen overhead till they disappeared into that beautiful blue sky. Most birds were seen to the West. Adult bald eagle was seen at 12:40p. No migrating raptors were seen after 3:00p. Nice day for Ospreys with 9.
Non-raptor Observations: Good day for monarchs with 37. Barry and a few others made notes on the butterflies seen today.
Predictions: Similar weather, but it should be partly cloudy. Good food in the morning. One last BW push? ======================================================================== Report submitted by Dave Brunstetter (<DRB57...>) Harvey's Knob information may be found at: http://bijame.googlepages.com/home