Observation start time: 06:30:00 Observation end time: 14:30:00 Total observation time: 8 hours
Official Counter: Anna Stunkel, Brian Taber
Observers: Brian Taber, Joe Beatty, Katie Garst
Weather: Light winds were generally from the west northwest and west southwest, with a bit of fog in the early morning. Skies were mostly cloudy, with temperatures in the sixties.
Raptor Observations: Most of the flight was composed of sharpies and Ospreys. Birds were flying very low.
Non-raptor Observations: I was frustrated to see a balloon floating over the bay. This is probably the 8-10th balloon seen floating past the platform this season, adding more dangerous trash to our environment. Today's observations included:
6 Bonaparte's Gulls 2 Rusty Blackbirds 1 Hermit Thrush 1 Northern Gannet 1 Red-breasted Nuthatch 1 Red-eyed Vireo (a very late find, spotted by Brian Taber) 1 White Ibis
======================================================================== Report submitted by Brian Taber (<Taberzz...>) Kiptopeke Hawkwatch information may be found at: www.cvwo.org