Observation start time: 08:00:00 Observation end time: 17:00:00 Total observation time: 9 hours
Official Counter: Larry McDaniel
Observers: Brent Harris, David Clemens, Dianna Clemens, Harold Willis
Visitors: Visitors: Cub Scout group 166 - Brenden Shadrick, Colton Fletcher, Kylie Fletcher, Kyrie Brandon, Rylan Madden, Nehemiah West, Tristan Vicars. Adults - April Addington, Ricky Addington, Jen Shadrick, Ruby Dickenson, Rocky West, Susan Greene, Christpher Brandon
Eugene Harris and Chuck Willis from Kingsport helped as observers
Weather: It was a mostly clear day with a high sky by noon. The temperature was 56 F at the start of the day then steadily rose to 80 F in the afternoon. Wind was from the East at 10 mph, then was variable with wind up to 15 mph then dropping off in the afternoon coming from the South at 5 mph.
Raptor Observations: The day began with two Broad-winged hawks passing the tower at 8:17. Hourly: 8-9 BW 10, 9-10 BW 20, 10-11 BW 7, 11-12 BW 3, 12-1 BW 8, SS 2, 1-2 BW 8, 2-3 BW 1, 3-4 BW 5, OS 1, 4-5 BW 6, OS 1
The usual early hawks at or below eye level to the east. Got higher until probably out of sight by afternoon. Then started to come back down last two hours. The scout group got to see a low kettle of 6 broad-wings and an Osprey.
Non-raptor Observations: Other birds: 1 grouse on Pinnacle Rd., Blue-headed Vireo, ravens and red-tails. Monarchs 8
Predictions: 50% chance of rain with highs in the upper seventies. No one is scheduled to be at the tower as compiler. If you go contact Ron Harrington (<roneharrin...>) with results. ======================================================================== Report submitted by Ronald Eugene Harrington (<roneharrin...>)