Observation start time: 06:30:00 Observation end time: 17:30:00 Total observation time: 11.5 hours
Official Counter: Anna Stunkel
Observers: Bill Purcell, Hal Wierenga, Harry Armistead, Katie Garst, Lynn Davidson, Rose Leong, Rudy Cashwell, Steve Thornhill, Wes Hetrick
Weather: Winds were very light for most of the day (nearly nonexistent), but breeze picked up in the later afternoon. Wind direction was variable, with a westerly component throughout most of the morning, then becoming south southeasterly. Skies were partly cloudy to clear, with temperatures in the seventies and eighties.
Raptor Observations: There was a decent flight today, but almost all of the birds were high and/or distant specks on the east side. Plenty of peregrines were on the move this afternoon, and it was nice to see so many broad-wings at this point in the season.
Non-raptor Observations: Observations included:
18 Blue Jays 8 Red-headed Woodpeckers 3 Eastern Bluebirds 1 Common Nighthawk 1 Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
======================================================================== Report submitted by Brian Taber (<Taberzz...>) Kiptopeke Hawkwatch information may be found at: www.cvwo.org