Observation start time: 09:15:00 Observation end time: 14:30:00 Total observation time: 5.25 hours
Official Counter: David Brunstetter
Observers: Dale, Dillard Childress
Visitors: Rodney (counter at Hanging Rock) was down with his dog Molly. He was joined by his daughter, Courtney. Appreciated their company and help.
Weather: Despite weather predictions of southerly breezes, winds were from the East or Northeast. Wind speed ranged from 1-3. Temps were 67F-74F. We had haze in the valley in the morning. The front that came through at 2P brought the rain and shut down the watch. Cloud cover started at 50% and ended at 95%. Visibility was a 4 till the rains blocked off the views to the east and decreased visibility to the west.
Raptor Observations: First raptor was a CH at 9:45a. We had a mature BE fly low over the knob at 11:28a.
Non-raptor Observations: 111 monarchs. Blue jays were starting to push through.
Predictions: Gonna be wet. ======================================================================== Report submitted by Dave Brunstetter (<DRB57...>) Harvey's Knob information may be found at: http://bijame.googlepages.com/home