Observation start time: 06:30:00 Observation end time: 16:00:00 Total observation time: 9.5 hours
Official Counter: Vic Laubach
Visitors: Shannon and Chris Updike, Diane Lepkowski, Greg Moyer, Paul and Hannah Glass, Adam D'Onofrio, Mike Hoekstra, and a few others.
Weather: Strong NW winds all day, but no clouds. 10.6-20.6C temps. Clear visibility.
Raptor Observations: Five Bald Eagles: An adult with 2nd-YR at 8:34, two adults at 9:45, adult at 11:10. No raptors at all in the final four hours of the day except for an immature Peregrine Falcon that appeared out of nowhere low to the left side of ridge and proceeded to fly through the gap to our SE below eye level! During the 12-1pm hour there were literally no birds observed in the sky (no raptors and no vultures!). First bird 6:50 Osprey, last bird 2:10 Peregrine.
Non-raptor Observations: 14 Monarchs. 63 Chimney Swift, 1 Red-headed Woodpecker, 18 Flicker, 53 Blue Jay, 3 Raven, 25 Tree Swallow. ======================================================================== Report submitted by Vic Laubach (<laubach...>) Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch information may be found at: http://www.rockfishgaphawkwatch.org