Observation start time: 06:00:00 Observation end time: 17:45:00 Total observation time: 11.75 hours
Official Counter: Anna Stunkel
Observers: Hal Wierenga, Harry Armistead, Julia Magill, Kevin McGann, Lynn Davidson, Ned Brinkley, Rose Leong, Sue Ricciardi, Wes Hetrick
Weather: Light winds were generally from the east northeast in the morning, becoming more southeasterly in the afternoon. Skies varied between partly cloudy and mostly clear, with temperatures in the mid sixties to seventies.
Raptor Observations: There was a strong flight of a variety of raptor species today, including a decent accipiter flight. Many birds were high-flying in the afternoon. We saw the first red-shoulder of the season today.
Non-raptor Observations: Flickers were on the move en masse again, with 1,403 of them counted. Other observations included:
205 Blue Jays 40 Great Blue Herons 35 Cedar Waxwings 14 Red-bellied Woodpeckers 5 Red-headed Woodpeckers 3 Red-breasted Nuthatches 3 Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers 2 Common Nighthawks 2 Eastern Phoebes 1 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher 1 Dark-eyed Junco (FOS) 1 Dickcissel (FOS)
38 Monarchs ======================================================================== Report submitted by Brian Taber (<Taberzz...>) Kiptopeke Hawkwatch information may be found at: www.cvwo.org