Observation start time: 08:45:00 Observation end time: 17:45:00 Total observation time: 9 hours
Official Counter: Jim Thomson
Observers: Jack McCormack, Phil Rodriguez, Tom Campbell
Visitors: SOBO's " Juice" and " All You Can Eat" Best of luck the rest of the way !
Weather: Temps- 45-66 Deg.F Wind- AM N/NW@ 4-7MPH Switching in PM to E@ 2-4mph
A thick persistent upper level haze very noticeable today. Otherwise a clear and cloudless sky.
Raptor Observations: BE- 2:50A, 3:07A
A chilly start to the watch this morning that felt refreshing ! Didn't take long for the Broadwings to start moving as we had some birds lifting off of their roosts upridge within 5 minutes of us arriving on site. They gave us some really nice looks as they passed close by on the river side. We had BW's throughout the day today with our biggest hour coming between 2pm-3pm tallying 427 BW's for the hour. Not a lot of "kettles" today as most of our birds simply came strreaming through and most were right above our heads either slightly left or right of the ridge. Our Bird(s) of the Day selection goes to the small group of Broadwings that passed by late in the day below eye level. They circled a few times to get some elevation which allowed us even better views in nicer light !! Love it !!