Observation start time: 08:45:00 Observation end time: 17:00:00 Total observation time: 8.25 hours
Official Counter: Jim Thomson
Observers: Brian Butler, Brian Hardiman, Phil Rodriguez, Scott Wood
Visitors: SOBO- " One Step" from Bradenton,Fl. Best of luck !! Hikers- 45 Also many thanks to observer Tom Campbell for his help today, Nice to see Tom Campbell and Scott Wood back on the ridge today ! Also glad Brian Hardiman could make it back up top too !
Weather: Temps- 61-72 Deg.F Winds- N@ 2-6mph switching to NW @ 5-10mph in pm Partly cloudy skies.
The Bald Eagle show continues with 13 birds counted as migrating today and many, many more seen but not deemed to be migrating. We had exceptional Raven activity today with 44 Ravens perched and flying around the cell tower on the upper reservoir. A lone bald eagle was perched on the cell tower and was basically surrounded by ravens. The Bald Eagle decided to vacate the area and was promptly dive-bombed by numerous ravens! Great action !! Our Bird of the Day selection goes to our first Osprey of the season which passed by in nice light on the river side.
Non-raptor Observations: TV's BV'S Redtails-- numerous seen but not counted Prairie Warbler, Chimney Swifts, Tree Swallows Monarch- 19 ======================================================================== Report submitted by Jim Thomson (<hawkinflight...>)