Observation start time: 08:00:00 Observation end time: 15:00:00 Total observation time: 7 hours
Official Counter: Alan Simon, Mike Coll
Observers: Bill Roache, Bob Kelly, Mike Coll
Visitors: Gary Stolz, Dick Rainier, Bill Kemmerer, Max Smith
Weather: Mostly sunny, temperatures in the 70's with NE winds, but solid blue skies made finding hawks difficult.
Raptor Observations: There was a burst of eagles just after 1:00 EDT and all of them were adults, they were definitely different birds - 2 were counted that streamed by very high up as migrants, the others were lower or moving in the wrong direction. In another nearby location, due west of the hawk watch by about 5 miles, 40 Broadwings were spotted at the limit of unaided vision between 5:30 and 6 PM EDT.
Non-raptor Observations: Good number of Green Darners and Chimney Swifts. Many Buckeyes, a variegated
Predictions: Tomorrow will be similar to today but slightly cooler. The Broadwings are coming through, but so high up, we are missing them in the blue sky. Tomorrow will be challenging for the group visiting, but it may help to have more eyes on the sky. ======================================================================== Report submitted by John Mercer (<mercer1135...>) Rose Tree Park information may be found at: www.rtphawkwatch.org