Observation start time: 07:30:00 Observation end time: 17:00:00 Total observation time: 9.5 hours
Official Counter: Jennifer Ottinger
Observers: Ann Dinkel, Carol Blye, Martin Sokolich, Melody Schultz, Rob Blye, Rob Schroeder, Susan Gruver, Victoria Hawk
Visitors: Thanks to all the awesome folks that came out to help today including Sue, Ann, Melody, Martin, Victoria, Paula, Carol, Rob, Andy, Bill Upton, Rob S., and Bill. Thanks to Anthony and Chris for stopping by with the BOW group, 56 visitors.
Weather: Nice fall day! Partly cloudy, temp 19-26C, light NW,N winds and great visibility of 23km. Good cloudy cover for most of the day to help spot birds.
Raptor Observations: FANTASTIC DAY!! Raptors were coming from every direction, great flight of Osprey and Sharp-shinned Hawks, nice Harrier count, 47 Bald Eagles (best single day count since 2010), great mix of falcons as well with 60 Peregrine Falcons!
Non-raptor Observations: Lesser Black-backed Gull, 18 Brown Pelican, Oystercatcher, Prairie Warbler, Pine Warbler, DC Cormorant (45). Blue Jays and Flickers migrating
Predictions: Much like today, sunny, high 75F, NE wind 5-10mph
======================================================================== Report submitted by Jen Ottinger (<Jottinger.co...>)