Observation start time: 07:15:00 Observation end time: 15:30:00 Total observation time: 8.25 hours
Official Counter: Gabriel Mapel
Visitors: Jennifer Jowdy, Reese Taylor
Weather: Brisk NW Winds and 7.6-9.2C temps. Very few to no clouds. Clear visibility.
Raptor Observations: Decent Accipiter and Red-tail numbers as well as another great Eagle and Merlin flight today. Three Golden Eagles (unaged bird high and distant to the east at 10:51, adult low and fairly close in to the west at 1:54, and a juvenile on the same flight path just minutes later at 1:58). Four Bald Eagles (11:30 adult, 12:32 1st-YR, and adult & 1st-YR together at 1:54).
Non-raptor Observations: 1 YB Sapsucker, a murder of 60 Crows, 114 Robins, 170 Waxwings, a late Blackpoll Warbler, 690 RW Blackbirds, 225 Cowbirds, 1 Pine Siskin, 19 Goldfinches, 12 Monarch Butterflies. ======================================================================== Report submitted by Gabriel Mapel (<birdmangabriel...>) Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch information may be found at: http://www.rockfishgaphawkwatch.org