Great day of hawking with continuous action from start to finish. Lot's of great help with spotting today and we needed it to find the distant lines of Broadwings moving quickly thru cloud cover and zipping right along in the windy conditions. Nice Bald Eagle and Peregrine movement as well. Bird of the Day honors goes to the immature Redtail that popped up from below us clutching what appeared to be a rodent. It faced into the wind and started eating on the wing. It tore off a larger piece of meat which it dropped and than caught in mid-air and continued with it's meal. all the while hovering maybe 50 feet above us. This went on for 5-7 minutes !! Awesome stuff !! Many thanks to our normal count crew as well as Frank Merentino for their efforts today !
Non-raptor Observations: Red-headed Woodpecker ( adult ) Loon Ravens- 37 passed in single file in early am right along the ridge on river side. Common Nighthawk Monarch- 423 !! Hummers- 2 Buckmoths TV's & BV's Blue Jays & Cedar Waxwings ======================================================================== Report submitted by Jim Thomson (<hawkinflight...>)