Observation start time: 09:15:00 Observation end time: 13:15:00 Total observation time: 4 hours
Official Counter: Jerry McWilliams
Visitors: Bernie O'Connor, Pat Howell, and Bob Grubbs stopped for a short visit.
Weather: Mostly cloudy and cold early then clearing with a temporary wind shift out of the SE then gradually switching to the WNW.
Raptor Observations: A surprising number of vultures for the official opening of the hawk watch as well as a decent number of Red-tails. The flight was going well until around 1300 hrs. when the wind shifted around to the WNW shutting off the lakeshore movement.
Non-raptor Observations: Canada Goose 32, Rock Pigeon 4, Killdeer 12, Ring-billed Gull 3, Herring Gull 6, gull species 55, American Crow 11, European Starling 710, American Robin 29, House Finch 6, Red-winged Blackbird 313, Common Grackle 282, blackbird species 962
Predictions: Much colder with overcast sky. I doubt anything will happen.