Observation start time: 06:30:00 Observation end time: 17:30:00 Total observation time: 11 hours
Official Counter: Anna Stunkel
Observers: Bob Anderson, Gabriel Mapel, Hal Wierenga, Harry Armistead, Joe Beatty, Katie Garst, Lynn Davidson, Thuy Tran
Weather: Winds were very light and variable, generally from the east and southeast. Skies were mostly clear, with just a few clouds in the afternoon. Temperatures were in the fifties and sixties.
Raptor Observations: Although the flight was kind of slow overall, we had a very fun day of peregrine movement. Late in the day, many of the peregrines were flying low and in beautiful evening light right over the platform. At 12:44 pm EST, Bob Anderson noticed an adult peregrine with a yellow breast that was clearly marked with dye. This bird was possibly marked on Assateague Island.
Non-raptor Observations: A few new additions to the mockingbird's repertoire were noted today. These included Belted Kingfisher, Eastern Phoebe, Semipalmated Plover, and a remarkable imitation of a Ruby-throated Hummingbird's wing buzzing sounds and chip notes! Other observations included:
1 Eastern Towhee (FOS) 1 Golden-crowned Kinglet
======================================================================== Report submitted by Brian Taber (<Taberzz...>) Kiptopeke Hawkwatch information may be found at: www.cvwo.org