Observation start time: 06:45:00 Observation end time: 15:30:00 Total observation time: 9.5 hours
Official Counter: Rick Morrissey
Observers: Ed Wanamaker, John Traynor, Travis Rennig
Visitors: Dan and his very nice dog Buck
Weather: Sunny skies with a distant haze; a low temperature of 67 degree Fahrenheit and a high temperature of 86 degrees Fahrenheit. Winds ranged from 2-7mph and were primarily NNE in the morning and ENE in the afternoon, with afternoon winds averaging 2-3 mph.
Raptor Observations: The first raptor of the day was a Cooper's hawk, soon followed by 16 Broadwings, with a kettle of 10 between 1000 and 1100 EST. Once I pulled out the 'clicker,' the day was done for Broad-winged hawks. A very close look at a Merlin, then a distant female Kestrel late in the day. A non-migrating male Kestrel landed in the bowl below the hump, exciting when not much else flew by and or close.
Bald Eagles (2): 1143 immature; 1320 immature
Non-raptor Observations: 12 cormorants 3 Monarchs Pileated woodpecker on the trail near the parking lot, no binoculars required
Predictions: Sunny skies with a UV index 6 of 10 and a near record high temperature of 89 degrees Fahrenheit. A 10% chance of precipitation. Winds light and variable. Sunrise at 6:52am DST, sunset at 6:53pm DST. ======================================================================== Report submitted by Bob Hoopes (<rehoopes...>) Bake Oven Knob information may be found at: www.lgnc.org