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Fall Count 2022

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The Fall 2022 Migration Count runs from Sep 20th until Nov 15th with observers at the Mount Lorette site daily — including viewing equipment available to the public. If interested in visiting the site, we suggest that you visit after 3pm. We see the majority of the migrating eagles in the later afternoon. This is the 30th consecutive year of vigilant recording. Mount Lorette site, Observation map.

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Spring Count 2022

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The Spring 2022 Migration Count has commenced and runs from Mar 1st to Apr 22nd with observers at the Mount Lorette site daily — including viewing equipment available to the public. If interested in visiting the site, we suggest that you visit after 3pm. We see the majority of the migrating eagles in the later afternoon. This is the 30th consecutive year of vigilant recording. Mount Lorette site, Observation map.

Related links: Count Reports

 

Observations

Total Migratory Raptors: 302

04/22/2022

Season:Spring 2022

Observers:Lori Anderson

Observations:

Lots of white thick and heavy snowflakes but no Eagles. A lone Merlin saved the day though. At the start of the count, a few of the ridges were visible but by 9:00 the ridges were 100 % covered as well as the slopes and the valley floor. The count was ended at 10:30 due to poor observing conditions and a forecast for more of the same all day. Winds were 0-3 from the North.

04/21/2022

Season:Spring 2022

Observers:Blake Weis, Bill McKeenan

Observations:

The day was overcast with cloud cover usually between 80-100%. Ground winds reached 20 km/h from variable directions and ridge winds were mainly moderate from the southwest. Between 6 and 6:30 pm low cloud started to obscure the ridges and rain began to fall. The weather radar didn't show much hope of it clearing by the end of the day so the count was concluded at 6:30. Migrants generally moved low with much soaring and flapping. Golden Eagles were all on the eastern ridges but other raptors used more variable routes with some using the eastern ridges and others flying over the river and valley.

04/20/2022

Season:Spring 2022

Observers:Bill Wilson and Rick Robb

Observations:

Mostly blue sky until after 10:00, then 100% cloud to the end. Light to very light snow from 15:00 to the end. Ground wind 2 to 5 km/h to 13:00, then 5 to 20 km/h to the end. Ridge winds SE to NE 3 to 15 km/h. West ridges obscured most of the time, east ridges 0 to 30% obscured to 14:00, then 70 to 100% obscured. All six Golden Eagles were seen in the east, but the other raptors were mostly in the west, but several were overhead or in the east.

04/19/2022

Season:Spring 2022

Observers:Dan Parliament

Observations:

Arrived at the site to heavy snow and low clouds. Ceiling was not much above tree level. Continued snow and low cloud with forecast for continued low cloud, the count was concluded at 0900 hrs

04/18/2022

Season:Spring 2022

Observers:Lori Anderson, Glenn Webber

Observations:

A wonderful calm spring morning that allowed for a smorgasbord on the Hay Meadow Biosphere Reserve, especially between 9:00 and10:00. The weather was quite stable all day until about 19:30 when a front started moving in from the SW. Ground winds averaged between 5-10 km/h from the south with occasional periods of gusts to about 18 km/h. The winds at ridge level were not detectable due to irregular wind currents. Lenticular clouds formed and stayed in the same places all day. The USASK centennial ridge data recorded the winds as between 10- 40 km/h from the S and S/SE. 100 % Altostratus started as a thin layer and thickened as the day progressed. Most of the raptors were found either on the eastern ridges, valley

04/17/2022

Season:Spring 2022

Observers:Blake Weis, Bill & Ruth McKeenan

Observations:

The morning was clear with cloud cover up to 10% and light winds. In the afternoon cloud cover varied from 80-100% and small clusters of stratocumulous moved through which dropped the occasional raindrop or snowflake but didn't obscure the ridges significantly. Wind gusts reached 25 km/h. Migrants used the east ridges and east side of the valley, usually moving low from Patrick to Lorette

04/16/2022

Season:Spring 2022

Observers:Annie Finch, Ruth Morrow

Observations:

The day started clear and cold with light winds from the south. Shortly before noon, the wind picked up and shifted. The SE ridge winds and NE valley bottom winds of the rest of the day resulted in unsettled and unusual flight paths. Cumulus and cirrus clouds developed steadily with the north wind. We watched a squall advance down the valley, and driving snow arrived by mid-afternoon. The count was abandoned at 5 pm due to a disheartening radar forecast. Despite the suboptimal conditions, 20 migrant raptors were observed, including 10 Golden Eagles. There was a last-minute rush before the snow arrived with 7 Golden Eagles and one Prairie Falcon from 2-3 pm. A resident Golden Eagle provided the highlight of the day with periodic

04/15/2022

Season:Spring 2022

Observers:Bill Wilson

Observations:

Cloudy all day, often with bluish sky overhead but looking very whitish because of ice crystals. There was very light snow for the first hour, then flurry activity started to build up to the west and north in the afternoon. Increasing snow fell at the observing site after 17:00. East ridges were 10% to 20% obscured to 16:00, then mostly to entirely obscured to the end. Ground winds mostly east to north 5 to 20 km/h. Ridge winds were either light or unobservable all day.

04/14/2022

Season:Spring 2022

Observers:Blake Weis

Observations:

No count was conducted as low cloud obscured all ridges and snow fell for most of the day

04/13/2022

Season:Spring 2022

Observers:Bill Wilson

Observations:

A cold, cloudy day with light to very light snow all morning and again at the end of the day. The ridges were completely obscured to 10:00, then variably 50% to 90% obscured for the rest of the day except for 16:00 to 18:00, when it dropped to 20% to 40% and some bluish sky opened up overhead (milky blue with ice crystals). A layer of cloud formed over the mountains at the end of the day, obscuring the ridges as the snow was beginning again. Ground winds NE 5 gusting 20 km/h all day. Ridge winds NE to ENE all day, varying between 10 and 20 km/h.

04/12/2022

Season:Spring 2022

Observations:

No Observation due to weather - low cloud ceiling all day well below the ridge tops

04/11/2022

Season:Spring 2022

Observers:Lori Anderson, Glenn Webber

Observations:

The theme that prevailed today was COLD: freezing cold accompanied by cold winds and freezing cold gusts with a low of -5 to a high of -1 + wind chill factor. We had to spend the day close to the shelter. Ridge winds from the North and Northeast increased over the course of the day but averaged about 30km/h with gusts of 50 km/h. Most of the activity transpired on the west side of the valley as birds were found traveling below the ridgeline gaining altitude as they passed Colembola. The majority of the eagles, both migrants and residents, traveled in pairs. A threatening snowstorm maintained its position just north of the valley and every now and then it would advance, entering in front of

04/10/2022

Season:Spring 2022

Observers:Annie Finch, Blake Weis

Observations:

The first few hours were a beautiful mix of cloud types providing roughly 50% cover. Light winds from the southwest became variable after 10 am. As cumulus clouds increased, a subadult Golden Eagle soared above the north ridge of Mt. Lorette before gliding on. Shortly after, snow squalls advanced on our position from both ends of the valley. North winds won out and the temperature dropped. At 2:30 pm, after three hours of steady snow, the count was suspended. We lingered in the area, and while sky over the meadow cleared enough to melt the freshly fallen snow, the walls of cloud sealing each end of the valley remained stubbornly in place.

04/09/2022

Season:Spring 2022

Observers:Caroline Lambert, Miles Tindal, Lynn MacIntosh

Observations:

The day started out overcast with the ridges almost completely obscured, and then gradually cleared so that by noon the ridges were clear, and there was 50% cloud cover of mostly cumulus clouds. Ridge winds appeared to be strong from the west, which gave optimism for sighting at least some migrants. The ridges stayed clear most of the afternoon with moderate to strong ridge winds from the west. In spite of the excellent conditions, no migrating Golden Eagles were seen.

04/08/2022

Season:Spring 2022

Observers:Blake Weis, Ruth Morrow

Observations:

The first tfew hours had beautiful weather with light wind, 30-40% cloud cover and a nice variety of singing birds. Unfortunately, conditions deteriorated quickly from there. The wind really started to pick up by 10 and by noon low cloud had gathered around the western mountains and started spitting rain into the valley. For the rest of the day it rained on and off and the western ridges were variably obscured. The eastern ridges remained mostly unobscured which gave us some false hope. Afternoon gusts reached 50 km/h at ground level and probably exceeded 100 km/h at ridge level. We concluded the count at 5:30 pm as heavier rain closed in. The days migration consisted of two golden eagles, an unaged bird at 9:43 and

04/07/2022

Season:Spring 2022

Observers:Caroline Lambert, Rick Robb

Observations:

The day was marked by bands of altostratus clouds that ranged from 20% coverage to 90% coverage of the sky. The ridges were clear all day, and ridge winds appeared to be strong from the west, resulting good migration conditions and a good number of migrants in the afternoon and evening.

04/06/2022

Season:Spring 2022

Observers:Bill Wilson and Rachel Boekel

Observations:

A very pleasant, sunny day with scattered cumulus clouds (maximum 30%, decreasing to clear sky by 4 pm) and ground winds mostly SW 5 - 20 km/h. Winds aloft mostly WSW, varying between 10 and 35 km/h. Raptor movement was very light for most of the day, with the first at 7:55 am and the second three and a half hours later at 11:23. By 6 pm, we'd had only 10 Golden Eagles, 3 Bald Eagles, 1 Northern Goshawk, and 1 unidentified small raptor; but then, after an hour without any raptors, the winds aloft picked up a bit (about 25 km/h) and the eagles began the last-minute rush noted below. The result was a nice total for this time of the season.

04/05/2022

Season:Spring 2022

Observers:Dan Parliament, Jim Boland

Observations:

The ground winds were SW averaging 15-20 km/hr with gusts to 30 km/hr. The ridge winds were consistently from the Northwest and Northerly directions and were assessed initially as medium increasing to high intensity. As a result, migration dynamics were poor, resulting in no observed Golden Eagles. The first migrant raptor was at 1230. The final count was three Bald Eagles, one migrating Northern Goshawk, and two unidentified Eagles. The resident Bald Eagles (2) and resident Golden Eagles (2) flew sporadically across the valley. Brief intermittent snow squalls moved in after 1600 hrs, with ground fog, at various intervals.

04/04/2022

Season:Spring 2022

Observers:Graeme Dunlop, Glenn Webber

Observations:

A sunny morning with some cumulus clouds. Heavier clouds to the south and west gradually moved north throughout the day bringing snow and obscuring the ridges by mid-afternoon. Ground winds were moderate SW initially veering S to SE by mid-afternoon and gusting to over 40km/h. Ridge winds SW moderate to strong. The observation site was moved to Wasootch Creek at 15:30 but no raptor movement was observed. Weather conditions did not improve and the count was ended at 17:30.

04/03/2022

Season:Spring 2022

Observers:Blake Weis, Annie Finch

Observations:

Cloud cover varied from 50-90% throughout the day. Wind was mostly from the SW and WSW, strong at ridge level and gusting to 40 km/h in the valley. Late in the day the western ridges were obscured up to 50% by low cloud which sent occasional flurries into the valley. Despite good conditions for migration few eagles turned up to take advantage of it. Those that did were usually detected at Mt. Lorette or high over the Fisher Range.

04/03/2022

Season:Spring 2022

Observers:Blake Weis, Annie Finch

Observations:

Cloud cover varied from 50-90% throughout the day. Wind was mostly from the SW and WSW, strong at ridge level and gusting to 40 km/h in the valley. Late in the day the western ridges were obscured up to 50% by low cloud which sent occasional flurries into the valley. Despite good conditions for migration few eagles turned up to take advantage of them. Those that did were usually detected at Mt. Lorette or high over the Fisher Range.

04/02/2022

Season:Spring 2022

Observers:Caroline Lambert, Lynn Macintosh

Observations:

The day was marked by unsettled weather. High winds appeared moderate from the northwest all day, while the ridge winds were strong enough that the few eagles that passed by were high and did not need to soar. Two snow squalls passed through, blocking the ridges completely. The first was between 13:00 and 14:00, the second between 18:00 and 19:00. Otherwise the ridges were clear. The weather radar map showed intermittent areas of precipitation along the eagle flight path, which was likely the reason why few eagles were seen.

04/01/2022

Season:Spring 2022

Observers:Graeme Dunlop, Ruth Morrow

Observations:

Mostly sunny with 30% cumulus in the morning, cloud gradually increased through the day with cirrus and 100% altostratus by mid afternoon although this layer began to break up in the evening. Ground winds initially light southerly, some moderate gusts in the afternoon. Ridge winds NW moderate to strong. Slow raptor movement until late afternoon, 22 of the days total of 38 Golden Eagles were seen between 16:00 and 18:00. Most birds were gliding high over the eastern ridges before heading across to Mt. Lorette. Frequent soaring over both the eastern ridges and Lorette.

03/31/2022

Season:Spring 2022

Observers:Caroline Lambert, Rick Robb

Observations:

Conditions appeared perfect for migration, with the east ridge clear all day and westerly winds strong enough to blow snow off the ridges at times. However, weather disturbances to the south, as seen on the weather radar map, appear to have affected the migration. The first Golden Eagle was seen at 11:00, but no more were seen until well after 16:00. The strong winds enabled them to fly high over the east ridge. Most had enough height they flew well over the top of Lorette. The height and the fading light late in the day made ageing difficult.

03/30/2022

Season:Spring 2022

Observers:Bill Wilson

Observations:

A pleasant day for most of the day, but with showers of light to moderate rain and sleet moving in late in the day. Ground winds were light at first, then gusting to 20 or even 40 km/h after 12:00. Ridge winds were west 30 to 40 km/h, then decreased to west to WNW 10 to 20 km/h after about 14:00. All movement was in the east, often very high above the Fisher Range, with the last migrant going through at 16:40. I left the site at 19:20 with both sides of the valley obscured and light rain still falling, since it was obvious the ridges weren't going to clear before sunset. Of course by the time I got to the car at 19:35 the


RMERF Daily Spring Count Starting Soon

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Please join RMERF for the 2022 Spring Count, from Mar 1st to Apr 22nd with observers at the Mount Lorette site daily! This will be the 30th consecutive year of vigilant recording! Mount Lorette site, Observation map.

For past count details and reports, please refer to the Daily Count Resources page.


Fall Count 2021 Concluded

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The Fall 2021 Migration Count has concluded and ran from Sep 20th to Nov 15th with observers at the Mount Lorette site daily. This was the 29th consecutive year of vigilant recording. We thank all the sites’ principle observers and assistants in their daily viewing and reporting, a recognition to Rosemary with organizing the count and Peter Sherrington. His complete analysis and presentation will be forthcoming for this count. Please join RMERF for the 2022 Spring Count, Mar 1st – Apr 22nd!

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Fall 2021 Observations

 


Fall Count 2021

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The Fall 2021 Migration Count has commenced and runs from Sep 20th until Nov 15th with observers at the Mount Lorette site daily — including viewing equipment available to the public. If interested in visiting the site, we suggest that you visit after 3pm. We see the majority of the migrating eagles in the later afternoon. This is the 29th consecutive year of vigilant recording. Mount Lorette site, Observation map.

Related links: Count Reports

 

Observations

Total Migratory Raptors: 3,520

11/15/2021

Season:Fall 2021

Observations:

No count due to poor weather conditions. Snow and rain are forecast for the entire day.

11/14/2021

Season:Fall 2021

Observations:

No count due to poor weather conditions.

11/13/2021

Season:Fall 2021

Observers:Blake Weis, Annie Finch

Observations:

It was a blustery day with wind gusting to 40 km/h and ground level and up to 93 at ridge level. Cloud cover was 30% cumulus for the first few hours but increased to 80-100% for the rest of the day as sheets of altostratus passed over. Eagles moved through in a slow trickle for most of the day starting at 9:38 am and ending at 4:15 pm. All of them used the eastern ridges and none were especially high despite the strong wind.

11/12/2021

Season:Fall 2021

Observers:Caroline Lambert, Rick Robb

Observations:

The sun did not make an appearance today. Initially the east ridge was clear while the west ridge was partially obscured, and a couple of early migrants kept hopes up. Light rain fell off and on throughout the morning, and gradually became more constant while the clouds became gradually lower, eventually obscuring both ridges. The count was abandoned early at 4pm.

11/11/2021

Season:Fall 2021

Observers:Graeme Dunlop, Ruth Morrow

Observations:

Overcast and calm morning. Cloud layer gradually thinned and broke-up throughout the day becoming clear by mid-afternoon. Ground and ridge-level winds were calm to light SW all day. Slow raptor movement. All birds flew over the Fisher Range close to ridge level.

11/10/2021

Season:Fall 2021

Observers:Bill Wilson, Brian McBride and Cliff Hansen

Observations:

A nice mix of sun and cloud all day, with ground winds mostly SSW 5-10 occasionally gusting to 20 or 30 km/h and ridge winds SW to W 30 to 50, gusting up to 80 km/h. Despite the "light" ground winds, though, what wind there was was feeling very chilly by the end of the day.

11/09/2021

Season:Fall 2021

Observers:George Halmazna, Dan Parliament

Observations:

Overcast and calm morning with windy afternoon and slow clearing. Strong ridge winds, mainly on the west side of the valley. There was no migration of Golden Eagles today. Two Bald Eagles only were flying south direction low on the east side of the valley.

11/08/2021

Season:Fall 2021

Observers:Lori Anderson, Blake Weis

Observations:

It was a good day for November, although it seemed so quiet with very few birds in the area, a reminder that deep winter is on its way. Snow fell lightly at intervals from 9:00 to 14:00. Ground winds 5-10 km/h with gusts up to 30km/h. Ridge winds 34 to 60 km/h with gusts from 60-107 km/h. The Eastern ridges were clear all day and all of the migrants were found on that route. The Western ridges were partially obscured all day with a storm system insisting from the S/SW for most of the day. Cloud cover was usually about 80% Cumulous and Alto Cumulous but varied between 40 and 100%.

11/07/2021

Season:Fall 2021

Observers:Caroline Lambert, Blake Weis

Observations:

The forecast of "mainly sunny" was mainly wrong, as we barely saw the sun all day. The west ridge was mostly obscured all day, and the east ridge oscillated between being obscured and completely clear. The weather radar map showed a narrow band of snow that seemed to persist throughout the day around the watch site, with no snow anywhere to the north or south. Snow fell off and on all day. In spite of the conditions, two migrants were seen during a break in the snow.

11/06/2021

Season:Fall 2021

Observers:Blake Weis, Annie Finch

Observations:

Cloud cover varied from 30-80%. Wind gusted from the SW up to 30 km/h at ground level and 80 and ridge level. Those weather conditions were good for observation and migration but few raptors turned up to take advantage of them

11/05/2021

Season:Fall 2021

Observers:Caroline Lambert, Rick Robb

Observations:

Conditions were entirely favourable for migration with strong westerly winds and clear ridges, but this had no impact on the birds, as very few migrants were seen. The temperature was warmer than normal, and a Chinook arch was present over the east ridge for much of the day, which would have aided in spotting eagles had there been any to spot. A late Mountain Bluebird hunted energetically over the meadow all day, but otherwise the day was completely unremarkable.

11/04/2021

Season:Fall 2021

Observers:Graeme Dunlop, Ruth Morrow

Observations:

A mix of sun and cloud with some light rain. Much darker clouds to the south and west for most of the day. SW winds. Calm at ground level in the morning, stronger in the afternoon. Ridge winds strong all day with some gusts over 100 km/h. Slow day for raptors.

11/03/2021

Season:Fall 2021

Observers:Bill Wilson, Brian McBride and Cliff Hansen

Observations:

It was a pleasant day with 90% to 100% cloud and light ground winds (usually 5-10 km/h, occasionally 20 or even 30 km/h) and winds aloft WSW 20-30 gusting 50-80 km/h. No precipitation. The cloud provided excellent conditions for locating migrants but tough conditions for aging them. Fortunately, many passed in front of dark rock at some points in their passage, making it much easier to age at least these ones.

11/02/2021

Season:Fall 2021

Observers:George Halmazna, Dan Parliament

Observations:

Very nice day for November. Chinook cloudiness in the morning with clearing in the afternoon. Ridge wind from SW all day. From 50-81 km in morning hours to 25-40 km in mid-afternoon. Eagles flew over Fisher Range from 10 to 17:00 hrs.

11/01/2021

Season:Fall 2021

Observers:Lori Anderson, Blake Weis.

Observations:

The cloudless morning was bitter cold. When the long-awaited Sun finally touched the valley at 10:00, everything glittered like diamonds on the frosty white land, and steam evaporated on the river creating a fantasy dreamland! There was little to no wind at ground level and the ridges only received between 6 and 17 km/h SW/SSW all day with no gusts. Needless to say, there was very little raptor movement and much flapping from the few who dared make the trek. The nice thing was that we got some closer views of the eagles as they travelled from Lorette to the Fisher Range.

10/31/2021

Season:Fall 2021

Observers:Bill Wilson and Ian Dowson

Observations:

It was a beautiful, cloudless day with almost no wind (0 to 5 km/h, getting up to about 10 km/h for only a couple of hours). Smoke from somewhere made the ridges a bit hazy until about mid-day. Ridge winds were very light. Half the hourly readings at Nakiska Ridgetop were "calm", and the other five were no more than 6 km/h. All Golden Eagles crossed the face of Patrick; none were observed above the summit. One of the Golden Eagles landed four times for 1 to 5 minutes each time as it crossed the face of Patrick, and another landed once for about a minute. Most used a flap-glide-flap-glide flight style, so they had to work to get where they were going. Several also

10/30/2021

Season:Fall 2021

Observers:Blake Weis, Annie Finch

Observations:

It was a sunny day with very little wind and about 10 cm of fresh snow on the ground. In the afternoon the western ridges were partially obscured by low cumulus from snow-making on Nakiska. The sky was totally clear otherwise. Raptor migration picked up later in the day as most of the birds were recorded after 3 pm. The last few passed just after sunset. All migrants used the eastern ridges and most of them were detected over Patrick and the Fisher Range. With the lack of wind migrants were usually moving low and slow with much soaring. They were well lit from below by sun reflecting off snow which (finally) made excellent conditions for ageing.

10/29/2021

Season:Fall 2021

Observers:Caroline Lambert

Observations:

Low clouds hung over the ridges all day, with intermittent rain/snow. No observation was conducted.

10/28/2021

Season:Fall 2021

Observers:Graeme Dunlop, Ruth Morrow

Observations:

Cloudy day with dark rain/snow clouds to the south and west. Ridges became increasingly obscured through the day and rain began falling in late afternoon. Count was ended at 17:15 pm. Only 5 Golden Eagles were seen.

10/27/2021

Season:Fall 2021

Observers:Bill Wilson, Brian McBride, Dennis Tostowaryk

Observations:

A pleasant mix of sun and cloud, although with a chilly wind gusting to 20 or as high as 40 km/h.

10/26/2021

Season:Fall 2021

Observers:George Halmazna, Dan Parliament

Observations:

A windy day with flurries developing on SW and W sides of the valley from 13:00 hrs. Rain with snow in higher elevation moved over the valley after 16:45 hrs. All ridges were obscured after 17:20 hrs. Eagles were migrating for 8 hours, from 9-17:00 hrs and all were flying over Fisher Range. 1st Golden Eagle flew at 9:11 hrs and last at 16:51 hrs.

10/25/2021

Season:Fall 2021

Observers:Lori Anderson, Ian Dowson

Observations:

Apart from a rainy period from 10:00- 12:00 and a few strong gusts of wind, it was a great fall day. Ground winds blew from the south and the SW/WSW ridge winds ranged from 40-80 km/h with gusts up to 115 km/h. Most migrants preferred the Eastern Route and appeared over Patrick or North Fisher. An adult Northern Goshawk flew down and came within a few meters of the site offering a great view of its steel blue/grey plumage.

10/24/2021

Season:Fall 2021

Observers:Graeme Dunlop, Ethan Denton

Observations:

A cool, cloudless morning. Clouds gradually increased through the afternoon becoming 100% stratus by evening. Ground and ridge winds light S to SW. After a quiet morning Golden Eagles suddenly began appearing at noon. Between 13:00 and 15:00 129 Golden Eagles were seen. Movement slowed after 16:00. Most birds used the eastern flightpath.

10/23/2021

Season:Fall 2021

Observers:Blake Weis, Annie Finch

Observations:

We started the count later than usual due to heavy rain in the morning. By 11 am it had turned to light rain and the ridges were still obscured. The low cloud slowly lifted off the mountains between 2 and 5 pm and the rain stopped around 4 pm. The first migrant was seen at 1:16 pm soaring low below the cloud in front of Patrick. It ramped up from there into a big rush late in the day. The last migrant passed just before sunset at 6:23 pm. Continuing the Saturday trend most of them were difficult to age silhouetted by heavy cloud cover. The highlight of the day was a black swift which few south down the valley around 4:50 pm. That species

10/22/2021

Season:Fall 2021

Observers:Caroline Lambert, Rick Robb

Observations:

It was overcast and gloomy for most of the day, although the lack of sun did not stop the temperature from being abnormally warm. Few raptors were seen until mid-afternoon. A few sprinkles of rain were felt between noon and 3pm, but it was not enough to wet the ground. However, once the rain (if it can be called that) had passed, some blue sky was seen and a steady stream of raptors ensued until almost sunset.


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