Observation start time: 10:00:00 Observation end time: 14:00:00 Total observation time: 4 hours
Official Counter: Dean Newhouse
Observers: Dean Newhouse, Fred Paley, Norma Newhouse
Visitors: Seven visitors.
Weather: Winds varied from the north and the west, and from light winds during the first couple hours to relative calm in the last hour. Temps ranged from 8.3 at the beginning to 11.7 toward the end. Not a cloud in the sky throughout. Visibility good but there was a smoggy haze beyond 10 miles in the distance.
Raptor Observations: Just a handful in apparent migration. One Bald Eagle, a few Black Vultures, some Turkey Vultures clearly on the move. Also a few Red-tails. There were also lots of local vultures, and a local Red-tailed Hawk family of three that was present most of the time.
Non-raptor Observations: Common Ravens continue to show themselves at Rocky Ridge. One raven did a direct line flyby heading south. Three others flew around the area a bit a couple hours later. Lots of Juncos, White-throated Sparrows, Song Sparrows, and a Ruby-crowned Kinglet present around the platform. A Pileated Woodpecker drilled into a wooden power line pole.
Predictions: Clouds and rain predicted for tomorrow. Temps in the mid 50s with light winds out of the southwest. ======================================================================== Report submitted by Parks Volunteer (<parks...>)