Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 16:15:00
Total observation time: 9.25 hours
Official Counter: Rick Morrissey
Observers: Kathie Romano
Veteran BOK observer Kathie Romano was key to many of the Broadwing,
Sharpshin, and the one Bald Eagle sightings. David and Ben Beyer from
Kutztown pointing out many raptors. Mike and Greg (or Greg and Mike
depending on who is responding) from the Baltimore area, thanks for
stopping on your section AT Sunday hike. And the four nice folks from the
Philadelphia area, next time we talk I’ll have more specific details on
Monarchs and their migration.
Skies were hazy with mixed clouds and sun, a low temperature of 68F and a
high temperature of 87F. Winds were generally from the SW ranging from
calm in the morning to infrequent gusts of 8 mph in the afternoon.
The first raptor of the day was an Osprey at 0812 that was identified to
the counter by a Common Nighthawk. The Nighthawk was in the Bake Oven bowl
hunting insects and luckily flew toward the low flying Osprey that was
already past the South look-out on its westward migration. Even though
today’s Broadwing count was 1500 less than last Sunday’s count, many of
the Broadwings were low, directly overhead and we were observing them and
not just counting them. Both Peregrine Falcons were low, with one flying
through the bowl below the South look-out observers hugging the ridge,
Also seen was a Common Nighthawk, a female Scarlet Tanager, a number of
Northern Flickers, a Downey Woodpecker, and one Raven.
Partly cloudy skies in the morning will give way to cloudy skies during the
afternoon. A 20% chance of a rain shower, with a high temperature of 86F.
Winds will be from the SW at 10 to 15 mph.
Report submitted by Bob Hoopes (<rehoopes...>)
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