Observation start time: 07:00:00 Observation end time: 16:00:00 Total observation time: 9 hours
Official Counter: Anna Stunkel
Observers: Bob Chapman, Fletcher Smith, Katie Garst, Rudy Cashwell
Weather: Light southeasterly/southwesterly winds increased a bit in speed later in the afternoon. Skies were partly cloudy. Temperatures were in the fifties and sixties.
Raptor Observations: Despite the general lack of other raptors, it was nice to have a decent harrier flight again.
Non-raptor Observations: One Cave Swallow passed on the bayside this morning, heading south, at 8:25 am EST among Tree Swallows. We had a new season high count of 16 Northern Cardinals near the platform. Other observations included:
45 Killdeer 2 Great Horned Owls calling 1 Dickcissel 1 Field Sparrow
104 Monarchs ======================================================================== Report submitted by Brian Taber (<Taberzz...>) Kiptopeke Hawkwatch information may be found at: www.cvwo.org