Observation start time: 08:45:00 Observation end time: 14:15:00 Total observation time: 5.5 hours
Official Counter: David Brunstetter
Observers: Bill & Katie James, Kristine & Andrew, phillip ferguson
Visitors: Wonderful help from Phillip, Bill and Katie, Andrew and his family. Dave B stopped by. Met Richard and his dog Peepers. Had a nice couple from Fairfax watch with us for a bit. Couple of folks checking out the milkweed for monarch eggs.
Weather: Western Valley shrouded by clouds till 11a. Otherwise partly cloudy to blue skies with a visibility of 5. Temp from 67F - 80F. Winds light at 0-1 and generally from the W.
Raptor Observations: First bird was a BW at 9:10a on the East. All other raptors to the West. Had an RT land just down the road on the parkway railing. Had 3 local RT's today.
Non-raptor Observations: Hairy Woodpecker, Cedar Waxwing, Goldfinch, Flycatcher (sp?), Swifts, and a Nighthawk. 3 monarchs. Lots of dragonflies today.
Predictions: Heat with a few raptors on the side. ======================================================================== Report submitted by Dave Brunstetter (<DRB57...>) Harvey's Knob information may be found at: http://bijame.googlepages.com/home