Observation start time: 11:00:00 Observation end time: 17:00:00 Total observation time: 6 hours
Official Counter: Joyce Holt
Observers: Bob Epperson, Darryl Martin, Katie James, Mike Crowder
Visitors: Couple made the mistake of walking in the milkweed.
Weather: Northeast winds in 1-3 strength throughout the day with abundant clouds and light rain briefly, but considerable showers throughout the James River basin to our West in the afternoon. The Peaks were peeking through clouds all day. Temps in the high 70's.
Raptor Observations: Despite the tail wind, the hawks were primarily on the West side, particularly the Ospreys who made a strong showing today, but the Eagles as well. 2 ABEs at 2:00; one at 3:10. Young Red Tail having a bad feather day perched in a tree below us (see FB page).
Non-raptor Observations: Great help today from Bob E., Darryl, Mike C., Katie, Joyce and Sue and Tim (who had spot of the day for picking up high BWs). Not many hikers or bikers, but plenty of gnats.
Predictions: Clouds, rain and wind predicted with Florence's landfall. ======================================================================== Report submitted by Bill James (<bijam...>) Harvey's Knob information may be found at: http://bijame.googlepages.com/home