Observation start time: 07:15:00 Observation end time: 17:00:00 Total observation time: 9.75 hours
Official Counter: John Mercer
Observers: Al Guarente, Alan Simon, Bill Roache, Chris Pugliese, Chuck Root, Dave Eberly, Debbie Beer, John D'Amico
Visitors: Len Clupp, Luc and Therese Jacobs, Beth Kurtz and about 40 participants and volunteers with the Natural Lands Trust, lead by Debbie Beer
Weather: Clouds and sun, more clouds than expected. Temperature delightful in the upper 60' and low 70's. Winds mostly NNE around 7 mph.
Raptor Observations: Another surprisingly poor showing for Broad-wings. Not counted as migrating were: 3 Bald Eagles, 2 Cooper's Hawks, 5 Red-tailed Hawks and one Red-shouldered Hawk. For the most part, the birds were high and difficult to spot, but enough came by to give a good showing to the visiting group From Natural Lands Trust.
Non-raptor Observations: One Caspian Tern, 3 Double-crested Cormorant, 2 Common Ravens one putting on a show chasing a juvenile Bald Eagle. Two Ruby-throated Hummingbirds.
A special thanks to Alan Simon, Bill Roache, John D'Amico and Chuck Root for watching the skies and pointing out birds while the counter was talking to the visiting group. Your help was greatly appreciated.
Predictions: Mostly sunny and nice, high around 62. The winds will again be mostly NNE around 7 mph. Clear blue skies are a good possibility. ======================================================================== Report submitted by John Mercer (<mercer1135...>) Rose Tree Park information may be found at: www.rtphawkwatch.org