Observation start time: 08:00:00 Observation end time: 11:00:00 Total observation time: 3 hours
Official Counter: Kevin Georg
Observers: Andrew Sturgess, Mark Hainan, Rosemary Brady, Sam Heilman
Visitors: One brave visitor from Ohio came to our site today. We tried to entertain with yarns and tall tales from our collection of rainy day stories.
Weather: Consistent. Wet drizzle with low hanging clouds that showed a reluctance to leave at the forecast time. The barometer was low and supposed to go lower until rebounding later in the day after our normal Miller Time.
Raptor Observations: The 99% humidity might have put the birds off a little as we only saw 2 kestrels this morning. A local osprey, who after all does not mind getting wet, made a flyby in the misty haze.
Non-raptor Observations: One common tern was observed with the normal Forster's terns feeding in front of us. Zero blue jays were noted.
Predictions: I still like tomorrow for birds. Barometer will have a marked increase and winds will have a northern element. I am relying on a forecast that missed by a few hours today but after the low clears I would expect birds to come with the high pressure. ======================================================================== Report submitted by Andrew Sturgess (<ajyes72...>) Detroit River Hawk Watch information may be found at: http://www.detroitriverhawkwatch.org