Observation start time: 09:00:00 Observation end time: 16:30:00 Total observation time: 7.5 hours
Official Counter: Jim Thomson
Observers: Jack McCormack
Visitors: Hikers- 14
Weather: Temps 71-88 Deg.F Winds- AM- S@ 2-5mph becoming more variable in the PM switching to the west and than back to the east with gusts to 13mph. Heavy fog in AM cleared out at 10:30 and gave way to partly cloudy skies
Raptor Observations: Bald Eagles - 11:23I,2:30I,2:39I,2:40I,2:41I,3:15I
Jack and I had some unexpected incredible Bald Eagle activity on the ridge today ! We only counted 6 as migrating but we CONSERVATIVELY saw well over 30 Bald Eagles today. Many young birds in the mix. Not to sound like a broken record but our Bird(s) of the Day go to the 3 immature Bald Eagles that were chasing,circling and dogfighting right near the watch site at eye level with one bird coming in very close to the watch site ( maybe 75ft-100ft away ) What a show !
Non-raptor Observations: BV'S & TV'S Redtails Cedar Waxwings, Chimney Swifts Ravens- 7 Hummers- 3 Monarchs- 7 Black Swallowtails, Tiger Swallowtails ======================================================================== Report submitted by Jim Thomson (<hawkinflight...>)