Observation start time: 09:00:00 Observation end time: 13:00:00 Total observation time: 4 hours
Official Counter: Randy Phillips
Observers: Chad Erhardt, Jim Wendt, Jon Butcher, Mark Kocher
Visitors: 10 visitors
Weather: Beautiful day at the overlook. Clear skies, 0% cloud cover entire observing period. Light S/W winds. Cool temps.reaching 15C.
Raptor Observations: Few migrating raptors observed. Late morning a kettle of 39 Black and Turkey Vultures gained altitude towards TMI before streaming south. Numerous local Turkey and Black vultures along with several Red tails were seen through the day. Highlight of the day was towards the end of the observing period when 4 adult and 1 immature Bald Eagles were seen in the same thermal.2 Red tails joined them.One of the adults then flew over the observation deck for a fantastic view....
Non-raptor Observations: Red winged black birds-5 Monarchs-5 Gold finch-1 Crows-30 Tree swallows-7 Red bellied woodpeckers-3 ======================================================================== Report submitted by Parks Volunteer (<parks...>)