Observation start time: 08:00:00 Observation end time: 16:30:00 Total observation time: 8.5 hours
Official Counter: Henry Hvizdos
Weather: Winds NW at 13-24 mph. Temps 43F-37F. Overcast all day. Fog rolled in during the first hour and reduced visibility at times to almost nothing. It cleared up during the second hour. Fog returned about 1200 and reduced visibility again. A light drizzly rain started at this time also. The fog cleared out an hour later and the rain stopped a half hour after that.
Raptor Observations: GE: 942 Imm, 944 Ad, 1024 Ad, 1036 Ad, 1048 Unk, 1151 Unk, 1354 Unk, 1400 Imm, 1401 Unk, 1436 Unk, 1442 Unk, 1445 Ad, 1445 Unk, 1455 Ad, 1538 Ad; the lighting was poor in the afternoon making aging difficult
First Osprey of the season during the first hour then four more came through during the day.
The flight was mostly off the ridge to the N, some birds were on the ridge top.
Non-raptor Observations: American Robin-52, Tree Swallow-1 American Pipit-5, European Starling-7, Common Grackle-38, Mourning Dove-2, Cedar Waxwing-8, Eastern Bluebird-13, Killdeer-1, Common Loon-2, American Goldfinch-1
Predictions: Mostly sunny, high 53F, winds SW at 10-20 mph. ======================================================================== Report submitted by Henry Hvizdos (<henryhvizdos...>) Tussey Mountain information may be found at: http://www.tusseymountainspringhawkwatch.org/