Observation start time: 09:30:00 Observation end time: 13:30:00 Total observation time: 4 hours
Official Counter: Vic Laubach
Visitors: Walt Childs, Doug Grahm (Winchester), Barb and Greg Goodson, and a few others.
Weather: Poor weather today. Heavy fog in morning that lifted just enough by 9:30 to view low portions of the west valley. The east valley was more open. The fog remained heavy overhead all day with grey, overcast clouds. Light WNW breeze early shifting to moderate NE wind after 1pm. Visibility was very poor as it fluctuated from zero to 1-2 miles. Thick fog and rain moved in at 1:30pm. Temp started out at 25.2C and dropped to 23C.
Raptor Observations: A lone Broad-winged Hawk out to the east early (looking lonely and lost). A nice adult Bald Eagle flew in low from the west right through the gap below eye level at 12:28pm.
Non-raptor Observations: A nice group of 16 Common Nighthawks moved south at low altitude on the west side of the gap. 4 Monarchs, 77 Chimney Swift, a Yellow-billed Cuckoo, a local Red-tailed Hawk.
Predictions: Rain ======================================================================== Report submitted by Vic Laubach (<laubach...>) Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch information may be found at: http://www.rockfishgaphawkwatch.org