Observation start time: 06:00:00 Observation end time: 16:00:00 Total observation time: 10 hours
Compiler: Jesse Amesbury
Weather: Dense fog in AM lifted around 11:30. Mostly sunny skies for remainder of day. Winds light and variable for duration of count. Temps in low 70s.
Raptor Observations: Low numbers due to dense fog in morning, but a decent pulse of raptors in late pm including 3 Northern Harriers and a Peregrine Falcon.
Non-raptor Observations: Best bird of the day, hands down, was a single American Golden-Plover which flew directly over the lookout in the early morning. First of season Winter Wren & Dark-eyed Juncoes were also detected this morning. ======================================================================== Report submitted by Laurie Goodrich (<goodrich...>) Hawk Mountain Sanctuary information may be found at: http://www.hawkmountain.org/