While Phil had a couple of good nights on the Contoocook River drainage for Monday and Tuesday, Don Clark was having big nights on the Vermont side of the Connecticut River (800+ and 600+) at about the same latitude as Concord. In Concord the counts were under 100 (90 on Monday and 69 last evening). Last night nearly every bird was flying due south-the first time we have seen that this season.
This evening was quite different--one of those spectacles that we hope will happen. The birds were streaming from the south or west for most of the time, with over 700 in the first 45 minutes! Thanks to the other five folks who were scanning the skies.
We'll watch for a few more evenings and hope for another big night.