Observation start time: 10:15:00 Observation end time: 15:00:00 Total observation time: 4.75 hours
Official Counter: Anna Stunkel
Weather: There was rain this morning. Strong winds were generally from the east southeast. Skies were mostly cloudy, with temperatures in the seventies to low eighties. It felt good to have a cool breeze.
Raptor Observations: Not much, probably because of the large band of rain to the north of us and the blustery conditions.
Non-raptor Observations: Despite the lack of raptors, other birds continue to make surprise visits to the platform. An American Bittern flew by this afternoon, heading towards Taylor Pond. (Just a few hours before, I'd been talking with a visitor about bitterns!) Nine Black-bellied Plovers, six White Ibises, and several small flocks of unidentified shorebirds (many of which were probably Lesser Yellowlegs and Semipalmated Sandpipers) passed. ======================================================================== Report submitted by Brian Taber (<Taberzz...>) Kiptopeke Hawkwatch information may be found at: www.cvwo.org