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. ======================================================================== Report submitted by Ken Klapper (<kklapper...>) Carter Hill Observatory information may be found at: www.nhaudubon.org