Observation start time: 06:30:00 Observation end time: 15:30:00 Total observation time: 9 hours
Official Counter: Anna Stunkel
Observers: Bob Chapman, Joe Beatty, Katie Garst
Weather: Light winds were mainly from the southwest in the morning and southeast in the afternoon. Skies were completely cloudless, with temperatures in the high forties to mid sixties.
Raptor Observations: Slow, but with good diversity and beautiful looks at harriers.
Non-raptor Observations: There was a large movement of Tree Swallows early this morning. At 1:00 pm EST, ~12 American White Pelicans flew north (number is approximate because they were spotted just as they were going behind the trees on the bayside). This afternoon, a leucistic White-throated Sparrow with a piebald head was hanging out below the cherries near the butterfly garden. Other observations included:
27 Blue Jays 1 Dickcissel 1 Pine Siskin
109 Monarchs ======================================================================== Report submitted by Brian Taber (<Taberzz...>) Kiptopeke Hawkwatch information may be found at: www.cvwo.org