Observation start time: 07:15:00 Observation end time: 17:15:00 Total observation time: 10 hours
Official Counter: Andrew Wolfgang, Ken Orvis, Phil Keener, Randy Phillips
Observers: Alice Frick, Andrew Wolfgang, Anne Muren, Barry, Bernie Frick, Bob Reiter, Chad Erhardt, Craig McCoy, Ken Orvis, Mindy , Phil Keener, Randy Phillips, Robin Smith, Tom Worman
Visitors: 12, many mountain bikers passing through. A runner stopped to enjoy the BW flight. Thank you to all the visitors and observers today. Thank you to all the veteran counters and the new volunteers who came on board this year.
Weather: Winds were East then shifted NE back to East by the end of the count period. Cloud cover and fog to start gave way to clear skies. Visibility was excellent. Perfect viewing conditions at Rocky Ridge today.
Raptor Observations: There was a huge flight of 3,500 Broad-winged Hawks from 1-1:30 EST (2-2:30 pm DST). One of the best BW flights recorded at this hawkwatch site. 20 years ago similar flight recorded was slightly larger. Veteran counters at the site agree East/NE winds seem to produce at Rocky Ridge. A special day for this site.
Small movement of other raptors including 4 Peregrine Falcons.
Non-raptor Observations: Common Nighthawk-2 Common Raven-2 Double-crested Cormorant-8 Ruby-throated Hummingbird-4 Red-headed Woodpecker-1
======================================================================== Report submitted by Andrew Wolfgang (<a19wolfgang...>)