Observation start time: 09:00:00 Observation end time: 13:00:00 Total observation time: 4 hours
Official Counter: Andrew Wolfgang
Observers: Chuck Berthoud, Dean Newhouse
Visitors: Eleven visitors.
Weather: It was cool and cloudy the first couple hours with an ENE breeze. Visibility excellent. Clearing skies and warmer temperatures during the last hour.
Raptor Observations: Very few raptors in migration. A few Sharpies, a Cooper's Hawk and a Red-shouldered Hawk. One local Bald Eagle being harassed by a local Red-tailed Hawk. At least five other local Red-tailed Hawks; none appeared to be migrating. Lots of TVs and BVs. One TV flew by high overhead in a straight line, southerly direction, and two BVs did the same thing. None of the others appeared to be migrating.
Non-raptor Observations: A pair of Ravens put on an extended aerial display as their guttural calls echoed through the valley. That was really the highlight of the day. A few Ruby-crowned Kinglets appeared around the hawkwatch platform, and a Pileated Woodpecker landed atop one of the wooden power line posts. A total of 26 species were observed and recorded to eBird at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S60482111.
Predictions: Sunny forecast for tomorrow. High 71F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph. ======================================================================== Report submitted by Parks Volunteer (<parks...>)