Observation start time: 09:00:00 Observation end time: 17:15:00 Total observation time: 8.25 hours
Official Counter: Henry Hvizdos
Observers: Ed Chubb, Nick Bolgiano
Weather: Winds at 4-12 mph. Wind direction kept changing. W winds to start switching to S just before 1000, switched to NW at midday, switching back to S in the afternoon. Temps started at 41F and reached 57F. Sunny skies almost all day, partly cloudy at the end.
Raptor Observations: GE: 1452 Unk, 1457 Unk, 1501 Unk, 1551 Unk, 1600 Unk, 1600 Unk, 1600 Unk, 1611 Ad, 1620 Unk, 1625 Unk, 1648 Unk, 1700 Ad; most of the GE were very high and difficult to age
BE: 1135 Ad, 1235 Sub, 1237 Ad, 1239 Sub, 1255 Unk, 1625 Sub, 1711 Sub; 2 Unk BE were seen heading S and SW
First Northern Harrier of the season followed by the second about 2 hours later.
Non-raptor Observations: Common Grackle-28, Red-winged Blackbird-130, Canada Goose-1267, Killdeer-1, Tundra Swan-70, Ring-billed Gull-87, American Goldfinch-2, Sandhill Crane-2(a pair, caught a thermal and heard calling), Mourning Dove-2, Eastern Bluebird-4, American Robin-1
Predictions: High of 58F, winds SW. Some sun, some clouds. ======================================================================== Report submitted by Henry Hvizdos (<henryhvizdos...>) Tussey Mountain information may be found at: http://www.tusseymountainspringhawkwatch.org/