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. ======================================================================== Report submitted by Paul Bourgault (<paulbourgault1...>) Carter Hill Observatory information may be found at: www.nhaudubon.org