Observation start time: 06:30:00 Observation end time: 17:30:00 Total observation time: 11 hours
Official Counter: Anna Stunkel
Observers: Bob Ake, Hal Wierenga, Harry Armistead, Julia Magill, Kevin McGann, Lynn Davidson, Rose Leong, Sue Ricciardi, Wes Hetrick
Weather: Light winds were variable with a westerly component, often southwesterly in the afternoon. Skies were mostly clear, with a few clouds in the afternoon. Temperatures were mostly in the mid seventies to mid eighties.
Raptor Observations: The morning was very slow, but things took a complete turn for the better in the afternoon. We had an excellent afternoon flight, with plenty of kestrels in particular.
Non-raptor Observations: Red-breasted Nuthatches (at least three) seemed quite active in the loblollies behind the feeder. There wasn't much other activity from non-raptor migrants today. We saw 29 Monarchs.
======================================================================== Report submitted by Brian Taber (<Taberzz...>) Kiptopeke Hawkwatch information may be found at: www.cvwo.org