Observation start time: 08:15:00 Observation end time: 16:45:00 Total observation time: 8.5 hours
Official Counter: Rosemary Spreha
Observers: Brian Weaver, Dick Williams, Gayle Lawrence, Gayle McKinne, Linda McKinne, Mike McKinne, Pat Williams, Steve Rannels, Tom McKinne, Tom Power
Visitors: Tom Barton. Eleven for the view including three Army National Guard soldiers, one was from Lithuania.
Weather: Mostly sunny with some clouds. Wind from NW ranging from 10-15 mph. Temperature started at 40 degrees F and peaked at 50 at 2 pm then declined to 42 at 4 pm.
Raptor Observations: Two adult Bald Eagles seen heading east. Nice mix of adult and immature Bald and Golden Eagles.
Non-raptor Observations: Usual mix of Titmice, Juncos, Chickadees, Nuthatch etc. eating seed on stump. Brief visit by Red-breasted Nuthatch. Large group of American Crows heading west late in the day. Tom Powers caught the black rat snake that the McKinne's spotted and showed it to all. He released it back where it was found.
Predictions: Sunny with wind from the SW. ======================================================================== Report submitted by David Schwenk (<schwenkde...>) Second Mountain information may be found at: 2ndmtn.shutterfly.com