Observation start time: 08:30:00 Observation end time: 17:00:00 Total observation time: 8.5 hours
Official Counter: Deb Bodenschatz, Ed Gowarty,Jr
Observers: Bob Stewart, Ed Gowarty,Jr., Ed Gowarty,Sr, Erika Bowman, Jack Julian, Jim Rocco, Joe Sabo, Karen Jackson, Nancy Ott, Ronda Barnett
Visitors: Bob Stewart, Erika Bowman, Ronda Barnett, Jim Rocco, Ed Gowarty Jr., Ed Gowarty Sr., Jennifer Gerber, Patience Fisher, Karen Jackson, Nancy Ott, Don Kott, Jack Julian, and Joe Sabo.
Weather: Partly cloudy with very light WSW/WNW wind and. a high temperature of 24.7 C.
Raptor Observations: We had large numbers of Broad Wing hawks. At times the sky was full of Broadwings in all directions. We also had 9 Migrating Bald Eagles - 3 adults, 3 sub-adult , 1 Juvenile, and 2 unknown. There was also 1 non-migrating adult. 9:59, 10:09, 10:10, 10:19, 10:37, 12:18, 2:09, 2:13, 3:24. There were also a few Turkey Vultures patrolling the valley. We heard but did not see 2 Red-shouldered Hawks in the West.
Non-raptor Observations: At least 50 Cedar Waxwings, a few Chimney Swifts, 3 Blue Jays, 6 Hummingbirds, an Olive-sided flycatcher, a Bay-breasted Warbler, 2 Downy Woodpeckers, 4 Ravens, a Towhee and. a Flicker.
There was an extremely large number of dragonflies, 616 Monarch Butterflies ,a great many Sulphuric and Cabbage Whites, as wellas some Black Swallowtails, Red-spotted Purples, and Tiger Swallowtails.
Predictions: Partly Cloudy wit light East wind and a high of 21 C. ======================================================================== Report submitted by Deb Bodenschatz (<debbiebodenschatz...>)