Observation start time: 09:00:00 Observation end time: 14:00:00 Total observation time: 5 hours
Official Counter: Vic Laubach
Visitors: Bill Lipscey
Weather: Mild E winds with partly sunny skies early becoming overcast by 1pm. 0-5C temps.
Raptor Observations: Another good eagle day. Five Golden Eagles: 1 adult (11:43) and 4 immatures (10:15, 10:59, 12:15, 12:20). Seven Bald Eagles: 10:25 adult, 11:23 adult, 12:02 adult with immature, 12:15 three adults.
Non-raptor Observations: A Sandhill Crane was circling with an adult Bald Eagle (10:25AM) out to the east. They were both constantly flapping and making small circles very close to one another as they moved southward. It actually seemed that it was the eagle that wanted to stay close to the crane.
Other sightings: 1 DC Cormorant, 52 American Crow, a single flock of 275 Fish Crow, 4 Raven, 43 Robin. ======================================================================== Report submitted by Vic Laubach (<laubach...>) Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch information may be found at: http://www.rockfishgaphawkwatch.org