Observation start time: 09:45:00 Observation end time: 18:00:00 Total observation time: 8.25 hours
Official Counter: Jim Thomson
Observers: Brian Hardiman, Jack McCormack, Sara Hart, Scott Kalter
Visitors: A huge WELCOME BACK to our great friends from New Hampshire- Scott and Sidney Kalter !!! So great to have you guys back on the ridge where you belong !! SOBO's- Thunderfluff, Little Red, Elvis, Shieldmaiden, "127", Big Chicken Best of luck to you all !!
Weather: Temp 68-76deg.F, Wind W/NW @ 3-7 MPH The day started with heavy cloud cover and a light mist. Cloud cover started to lift at 11:00am and skies began to clear out nicely as the day progressed
A fun day on the ridge today with great company and a steady flow of raptors moving thru in the afternoon. Many close birds and many birds at the owl decoy. Bird of the Day was a really tough choice today as we had many contenders, but the immature Northern Harrier that passed by giving us great looks in beautiful light gets the nod ! Also a Thank you to Larry Bailey for the "phone in" Peregrine Falcon !
Non-raptor Observations: Ravens ( group of 15 birds streaming right over us) Loon Canada Geese BV's & TV's Monarch- 26 Blue headed Vireo,Blackpoll,BT Green,Swainsons Thrush Black Rat Snake ( seen by BH & SH on hike in ) Garter Snake ( seen by BH,SH, and JT on hike out ) ======================================================================== Report submitted by Jim Thomson (<hawkinflight...>)