Observation start time: 08:30:00 Observation end time: 16:00:00 Total observation time: 6 hours
Official Counter: Ron Harrington
Observers: Jeremy Keller, Jill Harrington Scott, Marian Finucane, Matt Fleenor
Visitors: Joan Harrington, Bristol, VA, Tom Dye, Honaker, Va, Ken Childress and Jane Morton of Bristol, VA
Weather: Mostly sunny skies with highs in the 70s. Winds light and variable mostly out of the N,NE . Visibility 10 miles with moderate haze.
Raptor Observations: First Broad-winged hawks starting coming by very low in the valley at 8:55. Many struggling to find lift and having to flap their wings. Up to eye level and above by 10:00. Highest numbers counted between 9:00 and 11:00. A Cooper's hawk was seen chasing a Raven. Red-shouldered hawk was a juvenile.
Non-raptor Observations: A number of Chimney Swifts were flying around the tower. We saw 1 Eastern Phoebe 2 E. Wood-Pewees, Blue Jay, Carolina Wren, Downy WP and Pileated WP; and one Raven under attack by a Cooper's hawk. The Peregrine Falcon came by in the 10:00 hour.
Predictions: Weather predicted to be about the same with perhaps more cloud cover. Hawks will still be moving through. ======================================================================== Report submitted by Ronald Eugene Harrington (<roneharrin...>)