Observation start time: 09:00:00 Observation end time: 15:30:00 Total observation time: 6.5 hours
Official Counter: John Mercer
Observers: Al Guarente, Chuck Root, Holly Merker
Weather: Cool and breezy with clouds changing to sunny back to cloudy
Raptor Observations: Good movement of raptors today. Strong morning but by noon, clouds disappeared and birds went high and it became very challenging. Thanks to Al, Holly and Chuck for coming to help and add extra eyes. Adult Bald Eagles at 10:50, 11:52 and 1:15, with two more dropping into the reservoir at 3:00 so not counted. One first year Bald Eagle at 11:53.
Non-raptor Observations: One Common Loon and 3 Monarch Butterfly
Predictions: Southeast winds 6-8 mph Mostly cloudy, high around 55. ======================================================================== Report submitted by John Mercer (<mercer1135...>) Rose Tree Park information may be found at: www.rtphawkwatch.org