Date: 9/4/17 7:13 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (04 Sep 2017) 33 Raptors
Carter Hill Observatory
Concord, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 04, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 13 13 13
Bald Eagle 2 2 2
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0
Cooper's Hawk 2 2 2
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 11 11 11
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 0
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 0
Merlin 1 1 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 2 2 2
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 1 1

Total: 33 33 33
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Paul Bourgault

Observers: Kathy Bennett, Mark Timmerman, Maureen Joyce, Steve Bennett,
Steve Manifold, Susan Wrisley, with many more....

Visitors:
Many visitors up to the platform today. About 250 in total.


Weather:
Beautiful! Temperatures reaching 76 degrees with moderate winds from the
west and southwest.

Raptor Observations:
Quite a few raptors today, with great sightings of several osprey overhead,
with two eagles passing by aswell.

Around noontime, a Red Shouldered Hawk flew by catching many dragonflies
and eating them on his journey to warmer climate.

First raptor: Cooper's Hawk | 9:35am EST
Last raptor: Osprey | 3:39pm EST

Non-raptor Observations:
Common Nighthawk: 127, kettles of 30-40
Ruby-Throated Hummingbird: 8
Barn Swallow: 2

Predictions:
Afternoon showers, possibly a few raptors in the morning.
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Report submitted by Paul Bourgault (<paulbourgault1...>)
Carter Hill Observatory information may be found at:
www.nhaudubon.org


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=679


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