Observation start time: 09:30:00 Observation end time: 14:45:00 Total observation time: 5.25 hours
Official Counter: Anna Stunkel
Weather: Strong to very strong winds (with some gusts up to ~40 mph) were from the east northeast and northeast, with cloudy skies and temperatures in the low eighties.
Raptor Observations: There was a strong movement of low-flying, quick Ospreys today. A few peregrines also zipped by. It was nice to enjoy a flight of very low, fast raptors today.
Non-raptor Observations: Given the high winds, passerines were very quiet. A few Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, including an adult male, were quite active at the feeders. Fifteen White Ibises, two Chimney Swifts, two Great Blue Herons, and a scattering of Tree Swallows were also seen.
Predictions: Heavy rain and high winds from Hurricane Florence during the next two days. Stay safe, everyone. ======================================================================== Report submitted by Brian Taber (<Taberzz...>) Kiptopeke Hawkwatch information may be found at: www.cvwo.org