Observation start time: 08:00:00 Observation end time: 16:00:00 Total observation time: 8 hours
Official Counter: Ken Klapper
Observers: Carol Sweeney, Kathleen Brockett, Kathy Bennett, Nancy Kursewicz, Phil Brown
Visitors: Thirty-five visitors today - thanks for your wonderful company and conversation!
Weather: Partly to mostly cloudy skies, and a light to moderate breeze, NW in the morning, switching to WSW by mid-afternoon. Temps from the low 60's to the mid 70's.
Raptor Observations: A slower than expected day for migrants, but with decent diversity especially if you include the non-migrants seen today (Red-tails, sharpie, Cooper's, TV's). Most migrants were seen in the morning hours.
Non-raptor Observations: A Dickcissel, a new bird for the Carter Hill species list according to our records, was seen in the afternoon in the berry bushes. Other highlights: Black-and-white, Magnolia, and Pine Warblers, Purple Finch, 8 Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, 8 Monarchs, 4 Common Nighthawks. 39 species of birds were seen or heard.
Predictions: A similar weather pattern, but hopefully there will be a few more migrant raptors than today. Come for the Dickcissel and then drop by the platform to help spot a few raptors! ======================================================================== Report submitted by Ken Klapper (<kklapper...>) Carter Hill Observatory information may be found at: www.nhaudubon.org