Observation start time: 07:00:00 Observation end time: 17:00:00 Total observation time: 10 hours
Official Counter: Larry Coble
Observers: Andy Francis, Gary Robson, Gayle McKinne, Joan Renninger, Rosemary Spreha, Tom Kurtz&Nancy Clupper, Tom McKinne
Visitors: A young man proposing to his sweetheart at the scenic overlook...she said yes.
Weather: Light breeze from the north early, from the south in the afternoon. Clear to mostly cloudy. Barometer 30.32 falling to 30.28.
Raptor Observations: Nine Bald Eagles: Adult at 13:22; Juvenile at 15:05; Immatures (Basic I) at 09:46; 11:58; 14:55; and 16:18(2); and unknown age at 09:35(2).
Two Peregrine Falcons: Adult at 09:44 and unknown age at 10:20.
Non-raptor Observations: Seven species of woodpeckers including migrating species: Northern Flicker(7), Red-bellied Woodpecker(10), Red-headed Woodpecker(2), and Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (3). Other migrants: Canada Goose(4), Chimney Swift(25), Yellow-billed Cuckoo, Eastern Phoebe(2), Eastern Wood Pewee(2), Red-breasted Nuthatch(6), Blue Jay(228), American Robin(4), Gray Catbird, Cedar Waxwing(38), Red-winged Blackbird (75+), White-throated Sparrow, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, American Goldfinch(4), Blue-headed Vireo(5), Black-throated Blue Warbler(2), Black-throated Green Warbler(2), Blackburnian Warbler, Blackpoll Warbler(2), Magnolia Warbler, and unknown warblers (20).
Migrating Insects: Monarch butterflies(15) and a Wandering Glider dragonfly. ======================================================================== Report submitted by David Schwenk (<schwenkde...>) Second Mountain information may be found at: 2ndmtn.shutterfly.com