Observation start time: 08:00:00 Observation end time: 16:15:00 Total observation time: 8.25 hours
Official Counter: Rose Thomas
Visitors: Eric fand Kristen Froelish, Jennifer Jowdy
Weather: Another hot day with 25.2-31.3C temps. Mostly sunny all day (5-35% cloud cover). Very light SE breeze. Hazy.
Raptor Observations: A fairly slow day except for one exciting 15 minute period in the afternoon when an adult Bald Eagle flew through at 2:43pm and then an immature Mississippi Kite flew through at 2:55pm. This makes 5 Mississippi Kites for the season so far. Our first Merlin of the season came through during the 12-1pm hour.
Non-raptor Observations: 7 Monarchs, 11 Cedar Waxwing, 3 hummingbirds. ======================================================================== Report submitted by Vic Laubach (<laubach...>) Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch information may be found at: http://www.rockfishgaphawkwatch.org