Observation start time: 06:00:00 Observation end time: 17:45:00 Total observation time: 11.75 hours
Official Counter: Anna Stunkel
Observers: Betsy Foster, Chris Foster, Harry Armistead, Julia Magill, Kevin McGann, Rose Leong, Steve Thornhill, Sue Ricciardi, Wes Hetrick
Visitors: It was great to see many visitors attending Kiptopeke's Outdoor Exploration Day. We also had a visit from the Old Dominion University Ornithology class. Thanks for stopping by!
Weather: Winds were very light and mostly from the northeast, with partly cloudy skies and temperatures in the sixties to mid seventies.
Raptor Observations: Raptors were high-flying today, with a good movement of falcons, Ospreys, and some accipiters. There was a particularly strong Bald Eagle flight.
Non-raptor Observations: It was a big day for woodpeckers! We had a massive Northern Flicker flight, with 1,284 flickers counted. Quite a few warblers were hanging around behind the platform this morning, mostly including Northern Parulas and American Redstarts. Other observations included:
86 Blue Jays 25 Red-headed Woodpeckers 20 Cedar Waxwings 19 Red-bellied Woodpeckers 6 Field Sparrows 4 Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers 3 Rose-breasted Grosbeaks 2 Common Nighthawks 2 Wood Ducks 1 Eastern Phoebe 1 Magnolia Warbler
24 Monarchs ======================================================================== Report submitted by Brian Taber (<Taberzz...>) Kiptopeke Hawkwatch information may be found at: www.cvwo.org