Observation start time: 06:30:00 Observation end time: 17:00:00 Total observation time: 10.5 hours
Official Counter: Anna Stunkel
Observers: Bob Anderson, Harry Armistead, Joe Beatty, Kevin McGann, Megan Murante, Michael Ferrara, Rose Leong, Thuy Tran, Wes Hetrick
Weather: Moderate winds were generally from the northeast, with overcast skies and temperatures in the sixties (but with a lower, autumnal windchill).
Raptor Observations: Still rather slow, but we had a decent flight of Cooper's Hawks. Birds were high-flying in the afternoon.
Non-raptor Observations: There were many warblers in the dog fennel and nearby trees throughout much of the day. In particular, there were plenty of Palm Warblers, Yellow-rumped Warblers, and Northern Parulas. This morning, two Turkey Vultures and two Black Vultures perched on the t-pole together. Other highlights of the day included:
5 Great Blue Herons 4 Canada Geese 3 Cedar Waxwings 2 American Goldfinches 2 Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers 1 Magnolia Warbler 1 Pileated Woodpecker 1 Ruby-crowned Kinglet (FOS) 1 Swamp Sparrow (FOS) 1 Tennessee Warbler 1 White-throated Sparrow (FOS) ======================================================================== Report submitted by Brian Taber (<Taberzz...>) Kiptopeke Hawkwatch information may be found at: www.cvwo.org