Observation start time: 08:00:00 Observation end time: 13:00:00 Total observation time: 5 hours
Official Counter: Jerry McWilliams
Observers: Ken Felix, Russ States
Visitors: A nice showing of observers, since a good flight was predicted. Through the course of the day one by one they left as the birds became fewer and farther away. Russ States and Ken Felix were the primary observers. Sam Stull, Linda McWilliams, Joao Taveres, Ron Leberman, and Isaac Fields helped search the sky for birds.
Weather: A few clouds early becoming clear with SW wind early becoming variable from the W & SW. Nice and warm with temps. in the low 70s F.
Raptor Observations: A big push of birds was not to be. Singles and small groups from three to five birds widely spaced apart in time and distance across the sky. The few birds became really spread out later and drifting further to the south as well as gaining altitude to become hardly visible with binos.
Non-raptor Observations: Wood Duck-2, Common Loon-1, Double-crested Cormorant-4, Great Blue Heron-2, Chimney Swift-8,Cedar Waxwing-6, American Robin-2, Northern Flicker-3, Bank Swallow-1, Blue Jay-29, American Goldfinch-2
Predictions: Like today, but maybe a few more clouds. Perhaps more of a SW direction than today. After today, my expectations are not high. Thunderstorms were predicted later, but they may be pushed back to Thursday.
Jerry McWilliams Erie, Erie County, Pa. <jerrymcw...>