Observation start time: 06:00:00 Observation end time: 17:30:00 Total observation time: 11.5 hours
Official Counter: Anna Stunkel
Observers: Betsy Foster, Bob Anderson, Chris Foster, Hal Wierenga, Harry Armistead, Joe Beatty, Lynn Davidson, Steve Thornhill, Thuy Tran
Weather: Winds were moderate and variable, starting out generally from the northwest and becoming more northerly, westerly, and then easterly overall. Skies were clear for most of the day, becoming partly and then mostly cloudy in the late afternoon and evening. Temperatures were in the high fifties to low seventies.
Raptor Observations: It was relatively slow, with most visible activity occurring in the earlier morning and evening.
Non-raptor Observations: A Northern Mockingbird was busily singing away this morning. The songs and calls included in his repertoire (from what I can remember off the top of my head) included: Summer Tanager, Carolina Wren, American Kestrel, Eastern Bluebird, Great Crested Flycatcher, probable Northern Bobwhite, Carolina Chickadee, American Robin, Blue Jay, Purple Martin, Tree Swallow, Killdeer, Northern Flicker, and cricket sp. Two Red-headed Woodpeckers passed. It was another big day for Monarch migration, with 252 butterflies counted. ======================================================================== Report submitted by Brian Taber (<Taberzz...>) Kiptopeke Hawkwatch information may be found at: www.cvwo.org