Observation start time: 07:45:00 Observation end time: 13:30:00 Total observation time: 5.75 hours
Official Counter: Jeff Hopkins
Observers: Kathie Romano, Rick Gaeta, Scott Keys
Visitors: Many family groups out for the holiday weekend. Unfortunately, those included a family of four who were about to let their little girl spray paint graffiti on the rocks at the lookout before I stopped them. They got very indignant when I explained that it looks awful and is actually illegal.
Weather: 65-73 deg F with heavy cloud cover but great visibility. Winds were light starting NE and changing to mostly E to SE in the afternoon.
Raptor Observations: Bald eagles: 1158i, 1252a, 1313a
Non-raptor Observations: 2 Monarchs, 1 raven, a few warblers, and a pileated woodpecker that flew back and forth in front of the lookout a couple times.
Predictions: Mostly cloudy, a couple of showers and a thunderstorm, mainly later; humid. Winds from the SSW at 6 mph, with gusts to 10 mph. Temps in the 70's to low 80's. ======================================================================== Report submitted by Bob Hoopes (<rehoopes...>) Bake Oven Knob information may be found at: www.lgnc.org