Observation start time: 10:15:00 Observation end time: 16:30:00 Total observation time: 6.25 hours
Official Counter: Anna Stunkel
Observers: Harry Armistead, Katie Garst
Weather: It rained for a few hours this morning. Winds were moderate to light and from the east northeast/east, with overcast skies throughout the day. Temperatures were in the upper fifties to low sixties.
Raptor Observations: We had an excellent harrier flight today, with a new high day count for the season. Most of these individuals were adults (both females and males). They were flying very low, often in pairs and trios.
Non-raptor Observations: Tundra Swans are here! Katie saw approximately 134 of them flying over the beach on her walk this morning. Sixty two more Tundra Swans were seen during count hours. Other observations included:
22 Great Blue Herons 8 Horned Larks 6 Dark-eyed Juncos 1 American Pipit 1 Lincoln's Sparrow 1 Pine Siskin
2 Monarchs ======================================================================== Report submitted by Brian Taber (<Taberzz...>) Kiptopeke Hawkwatch information may be found at: www.cvwo.org