Date: 9/8/17 4:09 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (08 Sep 2017) 25 Raptors
Carter Hill Observatory
Concord, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 08, 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 3 22 22
Bald Eagle 2 7 7
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 6 6
Cooper's Hawk 0 3 3
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 15 45 45
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 0
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 1 1
Merlin 0 3 3
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 1 3 3
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 2 2

Total: 25 93 93
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter: Ken Klapper

Observers: Dave Perry, Dot Currier, Maureen Joyce, Robert Vallieres,
Tom Brewton

Visitors:
Forty-seven - many fine individuals stopped by for just a little while, or
a longer spell. Thanks again to all for some fine conversation, laughter,
and of course migration watching!


Weather:
Partly to mostly cloudy, moderate-light west to northwest winds, temps from
60-70F. A few sprinkles in the afternoon turned into a steady rain by
4:30pm, ending the count for the day.

Raptor Observations:
A few piscivores, sharpies, and some broad-wings.

Non-raptor Observations:
No time for the orchard walk around this morning, but other birders did not
find the Dickcissel. Two adult Common Loons entertained us again in the
morning, flying around and calling over the orchard. A few Chimney Swifts
and Common Nighthawks added some spice to the afternoon. Four RT
Hummingbirds and 11 monarchs were also seen. Cedar Waxwing flocks are
definitely building in number - one group today exceeded 40 individuals.
Mid-afternoon a WWII era fighter plane flew north, unfortunately none of
our resident airplane experts were around to cinch the ID.

Predictions:
Light to moderate NNW winds with a few clouds to spot against. Could be
decent with some small kettles of broad-wings, and more! Chance of showers
or t-storms in the afternoon, but nothing certain.
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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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