Observation start time: 07:00:00 Observation end time: 16:00:00 Total observation time: 9 hours
Official Counter: Anna Stunkel
Observers: David Matson, Joe Beatty, Katie Garst, Rose Leong, Wes Hetrick
Weather: Strong winds were mainly from the northeast, with drizzle and rain throughout most of the morning. The afternoon was mostly dry. Skies were overcast with low cloud cover, and temperatures in the seventies.
Raptor Observations: There was a nice flight today given the conditions, with a good number of Merlins in particular. Peregrines continue to move through in strong numbers. However, we had almost no accipiter movement. The high winds, low cloud cover, and drizzle were keeping birds very low.
Non-raptor Observations: There was a nice Great Blue Heron flight today, with 59 birds seen, including a single flock of 14 birds spotted by Katie flying low over the bay. There was a bit of warbler and blackbird movement this morning, including a flock of several hundred Common Grackles. Two Dickcissels were hanging around near the platform this morning, perching in the cherries and Dogfennel. ======================================================================== Report submitted by Brian Taber (<Taberzz...>) Kiptopeke Hawkwatch information may be found at: www.cvwo.org