Observation start time: 07:30:00 Observation end time: 15:30:00 Total observation time: 8 hours
Official Counter: Rose Thomas
Observers: Dave Hunter
Visitors: Ron and Dora Kroll, Chris and Chris Nicholas.
Weather: Nice, warm day with 21.2-26.6C temps and partly cloudy. Moderate W winds and clear visibility.
Raptor Observations: Quoting Rose, our counter today: "Had a very good raptor and weather day. Several birds came in close. Time seemed to pass quickly." Five Bald Eagles: 10:09 AD, 12:35 1st-YR, 1:43 AD, 1:57 1st-YR, 3:13 1st-YR. A good accipiter and kestrel day.
Non-raptor Observations: 59 Monarchs. 20 Chimney Swifts and 1 Red-headed Woodpecker. ======================================================================== Report submitted by Vic Laubach (<laubach...>) Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch information may be found at: http://www.rockfishgaphawkwatch.org