Observation start time: 08:00:00 Observation end time: 14:00:00 Total observation time: 6 hours
Official Counter: Rose Thomas
Observers: Dave Hunter
Visitors: JoAnn Dalley, Judy Cahill, the Minor's, Harry Vest, Diana Hammond of WV, Linda Corwen. And thanks to Ira Lianez, our young intern in training, who helped out.
Weather: Mostly bright blue sky with N to NW wind winds, speed increasing with advancing cold front by 1pm EST and shifting to WNW.
Raptor Observations: Another surprising slow day. Rose reported "Well, today was a good bit slower than I anticipated. Winds seemed to be good. Clouds were few. The birds were few as well." It was even slower during last 2 hours with only 3 birds! One imm. Bald Eagle at 10:35 and one unknown eagle at 10:56. We're still waiting for our first definitive Golden for the season!
Predictions: Noticeably cooler! ======================================================================== Report submitted by Brenda Tekin (<brenda...>) Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch information may be found at: http://www.rockfishgaphawkwatch.org