Observation start time: 09:00:00 Observation end time: 17:15:00 Total observation time: 8.25 hours
Official Counter: Deb Bodenschatz
Observers: Bob Gorsuch, Bob Wertz, Dick Akers, Ed Gowarty, Jack Julian, Janet Kuehl, Nancy Ott, Ron Rovansek, Tom & Sally Dick
Visitors: Janet Kuehl, Bob Gorsuch, Ed Gowarty, Bob Wertz, Tom & Sally Dick, Dick Akers, Nancy Ott, & Ron Rovansek & Jack Julian
Weather: Clear and sunny with light SE wind which increased about 3 in the afternoon to moderate SE wind (3-16 mph). High temp of 17.4. Valley was hazy early, but cleared later.
Raptor Observations: Most of the raptors were pretty good looks. Mostly Sharp-shinned Hawks early. As the wind picked up late in the afternoon, so did the size of the birds. We had 7 Bald Eagles (10:51, 4:03, 4:00, 4:12, 4:28, 4;31, & 4:51), 3 Juvenile, 3 Sub-adult and 1 adult. We also had 2 Golden Eagles (3:35 & 4:14), 1 adult and 1 Juvenile. We had a total of 23 Turkey Vultures, 11 of which behaved as though migrating. We also had a beautiful, low adult Peregrine Falcon that flew directly overhead, as did all the Eagles. We also had a couple of local Red-tailed Hawks hanging around most of the day.
Non-raptor Observations: Pileated Woodpecker 1, Cedar Waxwings 17, A. Robin 4, E. Towhee 3, Phoebe 1, Flicker 1, Raven 1, Crow 5, Non-migrating Turkey Vulture 12, Chimney Swift 1, Blue Jay 7, Back-throated green 2.
Butterflies: Monarch 18 Red-spotted purple, Meadow Fritillary, Cabbage White, Sulphur, & an American Copper.
Predictions: Sunny and clear with light SSE wind (4-10 mph). A high temp of about 20 C expected. ======================================================================== Report submitted by Deb Bodenschatz (<debbiebodenschatz...>)