Observation start time: 07:00:00 Observation end time: 16:00:00 Total observation time: 9 hours
Official Counter: Vic Laubach
Observers: Dave Hunter, William Leigh
Visitors: Harold Jones, Kipperly Tidball, Lucy and Ben Whitmer, plus a few others.
Weather: Very nice day with partly cloudy skies becoming mostly cloudy in the final hour. Slight E breeze early shifting to moderate S winds after 11am. 17.4-25C temps. Clear visibility.
Raptor Observations: Eight Bald Eagles: 9:20 1st-YR, 10:50 3 AD, 11:04 2nd-YR, 2:57 AD, 3:07 AD, 3:49 AD. Three adult Peregrine Falcons at 9:55, 11:04 (circling with BAEA in same thermal), 12:30. Two late-day Kestrels between 2-3pm.
Non-raptor Observations: 16 Monarchs. 3 hot air balloons to the east early. First vulture not observed until 8:45am. 15 Swift, 2 Red-headed Woodpecker, 17 Flicker. 52 Blue Jay. ======================================================================== Report submitted by Vic Laubach (<laubach...>) Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch information may be found at: http://www.rockfishgaphawkwatch.org