Observation start time: 08:00:00 Observation end time: 15:30:00 Total observation time: 7.5 hours
Official Counter: Andrew Wolfgang, Fred Paley, Ken Orvis, Phil Keener, Randy Phillips
Observers: Alice Frick, Andrew Wolfgang, Bernie Frick, Craig McCoy, Dick Humbert, Donald Weidemann, Fred Paley, Ken Orvis, Phil Keener, Randy Phillips
Visitors: 6, Margie, Dick Humbert, and park naturalist Nancy Heiser visited today. Thank you to all the counters and observers for another successful day of hawk spotting at Rocky Ridge County Park.
Weather: Overcast with very light wind from the NW, the high temperature of 27 C felt hot as wind was not strong enough to cool the lookout. Haze was present most of the days and some birds were lost in that haze, a light rain also passed through early in the count.
Raptor Observations: There were many distant Broad-winged Hawks in large kettles. Sharp-shinned Hawks, Harriers, RS Hawk, a sub-adult Peregrine Falcon, and Osprey were all recorded along with others and local raptors.
Non-raptor Observations: Birds of note- Common Nighthawks - 31 Ruby-throated Hummingbird-5
Butterflies Monarchs-18 ======================================================================== Report submitted by Andrew Wolfgang (<a19wolfgang...>)