Date: 9/6/17 8:47 am
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (02 Sep 2017) 16 Raptors
Carter Hill Observatory
Concord, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 02, 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 1 2 2
Bald Eagle 0 1 1
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 3 3
Cooper's Hawk 0 1 1
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 12 17 17
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 0
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 1 1
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 16 25 25
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Ken Klapper

Observers: Doug Bechtel, Mark Suomala, Maureen Joyce, Mike Bourgault,
Pam Hunt, Paul Bourgault, Steve Manifold

Visitors:
231 - it was great spending time enjoying nature with old friends and new!
Thanks for coming up.


Weather:
Partly cloudy, a light west to northwest breeze, and temps from the low
50's to the low 70's. A perfect late-summer day in New England!

Raptor Observations:
Similar to yesterday, but with an uptick in Broad-wings.

Non-raptor Observations:
Highlights include a Pileated Woodpecker flying back and forth over the
orchard, Northern Parula, Chestnut-sided Warbler, House Wren, Bobolinks in
the farm fields, Canada Geese (skeins of 7 and 34), Common Nighthawks (6),
a Great Blue Heron riding a thermal (and not taking a single flap), a
Double-crested Cormorant, and a flock of three Tringa sp (yellowlegs)
flying west. Thirty-six species of birds and three Monarchs. Just after
3pm a "mini-kettle" of three gliders entertained us and made us reflect on
how birds not only inspire naturalists, but also aeronautical engineers!

Predictions:
Looks like a rainout - the remnants of Hurricane Harvey should keep
migrants grounded. Monday looks promising.
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Report submitted by Ken Klapper (<kklapper...>)
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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