Observation start time: 08:00:00 Observation end time: 15:00:00 Total observation time: 7 hours
Official Counter: John Mercer
Observers: Alan Simon, Bob Kelly
Visitors: Bill Kemmerer
Weather: Cloudy all day and much cooler feeling than was predicted. Winds mostly South around 7 mph. A little bit of sun just before 2EDT started the Turkey Vulture parade.
Raptor Observations: Most of today's activity occurred after 2EDT. Just at 2, the local Merlin went after the local Cooper's giving us a good show. Locals included one Adult Bald Eagle, two Red-tailed Hawks, 2 Cooper's Hawk, 9 Turkey Vultures and 10 Black Vultures.
Non-raptor Observations: One Great Blue Heron and two Common Raven
Predictions: Clouds and sun all day, temperatures should reach 65F. Winds will be ENE around 6 mph. Not especially promising, but with the approaching weather, some birds may decide that it is time to move despite the weather ======================================================================== Report submitted by John Mercer (<mercer1135...>) Rose Tree Park information may be found at: www.rtphawkwatch.org