Observation start time: 14:00:00 Observation end time: 16:30:00 Total observation time: 2.5 hours
Official Counter: Gabriel Mapel
Visitors: Mary & Daniel Mapel
Weather: Nice weather all day. No coverage available until mid-afternoon. Light SE Breezes, 25.1-24.2C temps during count period, mix of sun and clouds, clear visibility.
Raptor Observations: Slow except for a stunning adult Peregrine Falcon (3:30pm) that gave a low, close flyby down the east side of the gap, in perfect light lit up by the sun!
Non-raptor Observations: 45 Chimney Swifts, 1 Palm Warbler, 50 Monarch Butterflies. A yearling Black Bear at the tepees across the gap. ======================================================================== Report submitted by Gabriel Mapel (<birdmangabriel...>) Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch information may be found at: http://www.rockfishgaphawkwatch.org