Observation start time: 07:00:00 Observation end time: 17:00:00 Total observation time: 10 hours
Official Counter: Anna Stunkel
Observers: Bill Purcell, Harry Armistead, Julia Magill, Rose Leong, Wes Hetrick
Weather: Light to moderate winds were mostly from the southeast and east southeast, with partly cloudy skies and temperatures in the seventies to eighties. Muggy, summer-like conditions continued today.
Raptor Observations: Cooper's Hawks, broad-wings, and peregrines have been continuing in good numbers. This included a kettle of 26 broad-wings. At one point today, six Bald Eagles of various ages passed overhead in quick succession.
Non-raptor Observations: Passerines and other non-raptors were relatively quiet today, with the exception of our resident mockingbird, "Jerry Garcia." Jerry has been singing many convincing imitations, including but definitely not limited to Bald Eagle, Ruby-throated Hummingbird, Purple Martin, American Kestrel, crickets, sirens (?), Northern Bobwhite, House Sparrow (he must be hanging around Royal Farms sometimes) and much more. I think that this is the same mockingbird which was present last fall, based on the patterns of his extensive repertoire. Sixteen Blue Jays passed. ======================================================================== Report submitted by Brian Taber (<Taberzz...>) Kiptopeke Hawkwatch information may be found at: www.cvwo.org