Observation start time: 07:00:00 Observation end time: 15:00:00 Total observation time: 8 hours
Official Counter: Anna Stunkel
Observers: Joe Beatty, Katie Garst
Weather: Moderate, gusty winds were from the northeast and east northeast, with overcast and mostly cloudy skies. Temperatures were in the high fifties to low sixties.
Raptor Observations: There was a decent flight, with many birds nice and low, right overhead.
Non-raptor Observations: There was good non-raptor diversity today. A massive American Robin flight occurred this morning, with thousands of birds flying over. There were also many flocks of blackbirds. A variety of sparrows were in the Dogfennel, including the usual suspects-- Song, Chipping, Swamp, Field, White-throated, and White-crowned. Many distant ducks (probably mostly scoters) were flying today. A White-winged Dove flew by at 2:15 pm EST. It was first seen on the east side flying southwards, and then a Cooper's Hawk chased it off to the northeast. It was last seen landing in a pine somewhere near the Kiptopeke Condos. Other observations included:
34 Great Blue Herons 27 Common Loons over land 2 American Pipits 2 Great Egrets 2 White-winged Scoters 2 Wilson's Snipe 1 Greater Yellowlegs 1 Pine Siskin 1 Wood Duck
======================================================================== Report submitted by Brian Taber (<Taberzz...>) Kiptopeke Hawkwatch information may be found at: www.cvwo.org