Observation start time: 11:15:00 Observation end time: 16:00:00 Total observation time: 4.75 hours
Official Counter: Dave Shoch
Weather: Very cold (2-4C temps) with strong N winds all day. Mostly sunny (5% cloud cover). Clear visibility.
Raptor Observations: The cold north winds brought us plenty of eagles today! Counter Dave Shoch reported "Golden Eagles will warm you up on a cold day!" Four Golden Eagles at 12:10 (unaged), 12:59 (immature), 1:40 (immature), and 3:50 (immature). Four Bald Eagles at 11:58 (adult), 12:10 (adult), 1:59 (4th-YR), and 3:55 4th-YR. Seven Red-shouldered Hawks also helped make it a great day! Most birds were heading southwest.
Non-raptor Observations: 2 Common Loon, 4 Tundra Swan, 8 Ring-billed Gull ======================================================================== Report submitted by Vic Laubach (<laubach...>) Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch information may be found at: http://www.rockfishgaphawkwatch.org