Observation start time: 09:45:00 Observation end time: 12:00:00 Total observation time: 2.25 hours
Official Counter: Gabriel Mapel
Visitors: Jennifer Jowdy, Mary Mapel
Weather: Thick fog filled Rockfish Gap for most of the day so the count was conducted from the alternate count site at Constitution Park in Waynesboro. Drizzles throughout the morning but low, dark clouds with rain moved in at 12pm. Very light east breezes with warm temperatures (23.3-25.6C).
Raptor Observations: A few raptors moving through during the best weather of the day between 10:45-11:30am. An adult male Harrier at 10:59 was seen circling with two vultures and an Osprey.
Non-raptor Observations: Several groups of Common Nighthawks totaling 45 birds flew over giving some nice views. 24 Monarch Butterflies. ======================================================================== Report submitted by Gabriel Mapel (<birdmangabriel...>) Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch information may be found at: http://www.rockfishgaphawkwatch.org