Observation start time: 08:00:00 Observation end time: 13:30:00 Total observation time: 5.5 hours
Official Counter: Don Aldridge
Observers: Bob Epperson, Dillard Childress
Visitors: 8 states visiting the overlook with MN being the most distant.
Weather: Clear with a blanket of fog over the western valley that burned off by noon. Scatterd clouds with thunderstorms the west and a cell over Peaks of Otter by close of the watch. Temps started at 70 F and rose into the mid 80s. Light to no wind.
Raptor Observations: ABE at 10:23 climbing out of the valley below the watch just above the ridge to the west. ABE at1:30 high to the West Osprey low over the Knob
Non-raptor Observations: Very quiet (other than holiday traffic). Suffered our first injury of the season as Dillard was stung by a yellow jacket on the side of his head just after noon. The whereabouts of the yellow jacket is unknown at this time. This is a continuing investigation....
Predictions: No clue! ======================================================================== Report submitted by Matthew D Hosmer (<cumberlandmatt1...>) Harvey's Knob information may be found at: http://bijame.googlepages.com/home