A "decent" day today but fewer birds than anticipated with the weather "set up" and today's conditions. Special thanks to observer Phil Rodriguez and visitor Marc Chelemer for starting their hikes in by headlamp to get on the ridge by first light to try to catch any early moving raptors. They had a couple of early Merlins and an impressive flock of grackles numbering in the hundreds. Thanks to Brain Butler for conducting the count today. Per Brian " Many great " Coon " looks today with close birds at eye level in great light ! Several Sharpies and an adult Redtail at the owl decoy but the Bird(s) of the Day honors goes to the adult Bald Eagle and the adult Golden Eagle flying "together" and occasionally harassing one another as they made their way down the ridge. Impressive !! Winds died down after 2:30pm and only 6 birds were tallied in the last 2 hours.
Non-raptor Observations: TV's & BV's Ravens- 12 Grackles- hundreds Canada geese- hundreds ======================================================================== Report submitted by Jim Thomson (<hawkinflight...>)