Observation start time: 06:30:00 Observation end time: 17:30:00 Total observation time: 11 hours
Official Counter: Anna Stunkel
Observers: Bob Anderson, Hal Wierenga, Harry Armistead, Katie Garst, Kevin McGann, Lynn Davidson, Megan Murante, Michael Ferrara, Rose Leong, Rudy Cashwell, Steve Thornhill, Thuy Tran, Wes Hetrick
Weather: Moderate to strong winds were generally from the northeast, with mostly cloudy skies and temperatures in the sixties.
Raptor Observations: There were good numbers of accipiters, small falcons, and Bald Eagles today.
Non-raptor Observations: An interesting event of the day occurred when an American Bittern was seen skulking around below the platform! There was a massive flight of hundreds of Monarchs this morning. Other observations included:
209 northbound Northern Flickers 38 White Ibises 24 Great Blue Herons 8 Canada Geese 5 Eastern Bluebirds 3 American Black Ducks 3 Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers (FOS) 2 Common Loons (FOS) 1 American Goldfinch 1 Cliff Swallow 1 Common Nighthawk 1 Great Egret 1 House Finch ======================================================================== Report submitted by Brian Taber (<Taberzz...>) Kiptopeke Hawkwatch information may be found at: www.cvwo.org