Observation start time: 08:15:00 Observation end time: 17:00:00 Total observation time: 6.75 hours
Official Counter: Jennifer Meade
Observers: John Clonce, Michael Ripper, Rheann Bennette, Susan Greear
Visitors: Amanda and Eddie Boggs, Alyson Long; and John Clonce III and Lora Castle(both helped as observers). Mollie Lowery, a herpetology student, visited for a while. She was looking for green salamanders and rattlesnakes.
Weather: Another hot, sunny and dry day with variable cloud cover at times.
Raptor Observations: The Broad-winged hawks passed the tower steadily, mostly single birds or 5-6 at a time until 3 pm or so. A kettle of 34 was spotted between 3-4 by our newest volunteer, Michael Ripper of Kingsport, Tn.
Non-raptor Observations: No report
Predictions: Very warm and sunny. Little change in overall weather pattern. Ron Harrington and Sam Evans will be at the tower. ======================================================================== Report submitted by Ronald Eugene Harrington (<roneharrin...>)