Observation start time: 09:00:00 Observation end time: 16:30:00 Total observation time: 7.5 hours
Official Counter: Byron Penner, Gene Sattler
Observers: Byron Penner, Logan Moran
Visitors: Randy & Sue Thrasher, Lee Spradlin.
Weather: Partly cloudy with a great cirrus but plenty of sun to keep the birds moving. NW 3-8 mph early, weakening as the day progressed, and shifting late to SW but still light. 66-78 degrees F.
Raptor Observations: A relatively steady flow of Broadwings, initially close to the ridge with the NW breeze creating lift, then a little farther away predominantly on the north side, and the nice late push again closer to the ridge. Hourly BW count: 74, 72, 31, 163, 262, 374, 313, and just a couple the last half hour. Eagles 2 ad, 1 imm.
Non-raptor Observations: DC Cormorant - 1 RT Hummer - 1 RH Woodpecker - 5 N. Flicker - 1 Blue Jay - 98
Predictions: Numbers encouraging as the last push of broadwings delayed by the weather come through. Some nice clouds again tomorrow, at least in the afternoon, with a continuing light northerly (N-NE) air flow. ======================================================================== Report submitted by Gene Sattler (<edsattle...>)