Observation start time: 08:00:00 Observation end time: 14:00:00 Total observation time: 6 hours
Official Counter: Andrew Wolfgang
Observers: Fred Paley, Holly Martin, Jim Wendt
Weather: A very hazy day at the lookout. Winds were calm to very light and variable. Very little cloud cover during the count, but it increased in the afternoon.
Raptor Observations: Some raptor activity but a slow day for migration. First migrant SSHA-9:22 am.
There were many Turkey Vultures, Black Vultures, local RT Hawks, and Bald Eagles in the area. A local Cooper's was chasing a Mourning Dove near the lookout this morning.
Non-raptor Observations: Strong passerine flight this morning 7:45-9:00am A few samples from the watch period (8 am-2 pm): Blue Jay-440 Canada Goose-6 Common Raven-1 Yellow-billed Cuckoo-2 Black-throated Green Warbler-5 Bay-breasted Warbler-2 (feeding in chestnut oak) Black-and-white Warbler-1 Cape May Warbler-1 warbler sp.-9 Purple Finch-4 Red-headed Woodpecker-1 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker-3 and more
Predictions: Thank you to everyone who counted today at the north lookout. The path to the lookout is open, despite barricades for event set up in that area. Each Saturday in October we will have programs at the watch site from 9am-Noon. Hope to see you there! ======================================================================== Report submitted by Andrew Wolfgang (<a19wolfgang...>)