Observation start time: 08:00:00 Observation end time: 12:30:00 Total observation time: 4.5 hours
Official Counter: Jerry McWilliams
Observers: Roger Donn
Visitors: Bernie O'Connor and Roger Donn assisted with the count. Lots of visitors including Bob Mulvihill with a bus load of about 35 birders from the Pittsburgh area, Julie Dell and three of her birding students, Linda McWilliams, Ruth Swaney, Bob Grubbs, and Sam Stull. This was a good day to hand out some hawk watch flyers designed and made by HMANA.
Weather: Variably cloudy with SW wind to 10 mph until mid-day then switching to NW to 5 mph. Low 70s F
Raptor Observations: An improvement with vulture movement over the past several days, but still a poor showing of hawks. The wind shift change shut the flight down.
Non-raptor Observations: Double-crested Cormorant--40, Red-headed Woodpecker--1, Cliff Swallow--1, Chimney Swift--6, Eastern Kingbird--1, Blue Jay--83, Yellow-rumped Warbler--1, Yellow Warbler--1, American Goldfinch--5, Common Green Darner--5
Predictions: Cloudy and mild with SSE wind until around mid-day when the winds again shift around to the north. Maybe a trickle of birds in the morning before the wind direction change.
Jerry McWilliams Erie, Erie County, Pa. <jerrymcw...>