Observation start time: 09:00:00 Observation end time: 17:00:00 Total observation time: 8 hours
Official Counter: Jim Thomson
Observers: Brian Butler, Phil Rodriguez, Tom Campbell
Visitors: SOBO's- T-Bar, Atlas, Fix-It, Thumper Best of luck the rest of the way !
Weather: Temps 60-65deg.F, Wind- N@5-10MPH, Mostly cloudy
Raptor Observations: BE- 11:25I,(2)11:40A,11:40I,12:10I,(2)12:45I,12:55I, 1:06A,1:07A,1:15A,2:01A,2:02I,2:30I,3:40I PG- A, UA NG-I
Brian,Phil,and Tom had a great day on the ridge which featured 12 species of raptors and our first Northern Goshawk of the season which passed directly overhead of the watch site. Bird of the Day honors goes to the feisty Merlin that harassed 5+ Sharpies on their way down the ridge. Many thanks to Phil and Tom and to Brian Butler for conducting the count today. Glad you guys had some nice raptor action. Sorry I missed it !
Non-raptor Observations: Monarch-56 Ravens- 6 TV's & BV'S BB- Had a bear "hiking" up the trail just ahead of him on his morning walk up to the ridge. Very cool ! ======================================================================== Report submitted by Jim Thomson (<hawkinflight...>)