Observation start time: 08:00:00 Observation end time: 16:00:00 Total observation time: 8 hours
Official Counter: Andrew Newcomb
Observers: Baron & Tina Gibson, Bill James, Dave Brunstetter, Matt Hosmer
Visitors: Bill, Dave B, Matt, Baron and Tina, Dillard, Philip, Alan, John Slaughter, Toni, Sue and Tim, new friend Julie, SVU Bird Club, Dave the Van Man, a couple from Israel, A group from Maryland and New York, A group from Ohio, previously mentioned Black Widow, bikers and hikers.
Weather: SE winds, high 60s and 70s, 20% cloud cover until it started raining about 2:00PM.
Raptor Observations: First bird was an Osprey at 7:55AM(6:55). 2nd Year Bald Eagle 10:42AM(9:42) Bald Eagle 12:05PM(11:05) 7 Local Red Tails 1 Accipiter kept flying over the knob but never migrated. After the rain, a Kestrel dove right next to the railing on the Bedford side.
Non-raptor Observations: An okay amount of Monarchs, Blue Jays, Red Headed Woodpecker, Nighthawk, Ravens, Turkey Vultures, Goldfinches, Chimney Swift, Cabbage Whites. The Black Widow is still chillin in the trash bin.
Predictions: Rain:/ ======================================================================== Report submitted by Kris Newcomb () Harvey's Knob information may be found at: http://bijame.googlepages.com/home