Observation start time: 07:00:00 Observation end time: 17:00:00 Total observation time: 10 hours
Official Counter: Anna Stunkel
Observers: Bill Purcell, Eli Gross, Julia Magill, Ned Brinkley, Rose Leong, Rudy Cashwell, Wes Hetrick
Weather: Light winds in the morning became moderate and gusty in the afternoon. Wind direction was mostly from the south southeast. Temperatures were in the seventies to mid eighties.
Raptor Observations: The highlight of the day was a Mississippi Kite at 8:32 am EST. The bird passed by low and not too distant on the east side of the platform. The day was otherwise slow, but we had a nice show of very low peregrines flying over the platform in beautiful late afternoon light.
Non-raptor Observations: A beautiful adult Eastern Ratsnake was seen slithering towards and eventually under the platform today. Several Red-breasted Nuthatches were fluttering around near the feeder. Other observations included:
18 Blue Jays 1 Baltimore Oriole 1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird, at the feeders ======================================================================== Report submitted by Brian Taber (<Taberzz...>) Kiptopeke Hawkwatch information may be found at: www.cvwo.org