Sunday, April 16, 2006

Easter Sunrise and hawk-nest check

The small yellow dot in the lower left quadrant of the photo is the gibbous moon glowing in the west, fifteen minutes before sunrise on Easter Sunday, 2006

Photo taken at Belvedere Castle where Jean Dane, Naomi Machado, Allan Miller and I met to see the day begin. Civil twilight began at 5:47 a.m. Sunrise was at 6:16 a.m. The moon set at 7:28 a.m.

A quick check of the hawk nest at a little after 7 a.m. found no hawkwatchers present [there will be hundreds by afternoon] and one female hawk sitting low on the nest. Pale Male not anywhere in sight.