Observation start time: 07:45:00 Observation end time: 16:45:00 Total observation time: 9 hours
Official Counter: Jim Thomson
Observers: Scott Kalter, Sydney Long
Visitors: SOBO'S: Spud, Bunkhouse, Anewbus, Trillium, Plank Best of luck the rest of the way! Hikers- 68 Troy Fetherman with friends Shawn & Karen Great to see you guys and Thank you for the refreshments !! Welcome back to the Drew University Ornithology Class ! Glad to see Tammy and the students back on the ridge ! Craig Stockert- late afternoon visit ! Thanks for the company Craig !
Weather: Temps- 59 -82 Deg. F, Winds- in am WNW@ 5-9 mph switching to light and variable in pm. Clear blue skies w/ some haze
Raptor Observations: Sounding like a broken record here.. Tough Blue skies and haze. A tough day made much nicer by the company of Scott Kalter and Sydney Long. Thanks for your help and company today !! A slow day punctuated by a few small "pulses" of Broadwings. Bird of the Day goes to the early morning female kestrel that came straight down ridge on the river side making a beeline for the owl decoy.
Non-raptor Observations: Monarch- 53 Hummers- 1 Blue Jays, Cedar Waxings Coromorant 1- Goodyear Blimp ! ( We were hoping it would go for the owl decoy! ) TV's & BV's Ravens- 1 Bald Eagles and Redtails floating around... none counted ======================================================================== Report submitted by Jim Thomson (<hawkinflight...>)