Observation start time: 09:00:00 Observation end time: 17:00:00 Total observation time: 8 hours
Official Counter: Jim Thomson
Observers: Al Ambler, Jack McCormack, Phil Rodriguez, Scott Kalter
Visitors: Drew & Chris- musicians from Buffalo Section Hiker- "Keys". excited to see a Bald Eagle NOBO's - " Not a Typo", "Flower", and "Hiker Dan" Best of Luck the rest of the way ! Hikers- 5 Sydney Long
Weather: Temps- 54 76 Deg. F, Winds- W@ 3-7mph switching to SW@ 0-4mph Clear Blue skies with some high cirrus clouds
Raptor Observations: Many thanks to Jack McCormack and Al Ambler for conducting the count on yet another tough day of spotting birds in the blue skies. Also thanks to Phil Rodriguez for his spotting efforts. A big WELCOME BACK to our dear friends Scott Kalter and Sydney Long from New Hampshire. Great to see you back on the ridge !! Not many birds today so the Bird of the Day choice was an easy one with the winner being the Redtail that came across the river valley to dive and scream at the owl decoy. This redtail was than "met" by a red- shouldered hawk and the two birds chased each other while drifting off to the north. Neither bird was counted.
Non-raptor Observations: Monarch- 17 Hummer- 1 TV's & BV's Raven Black Racer ======================================================================== Report submitted by Jim Thomson (<hawkinflight...>)