Date: 9/9/17 4:58 am
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (08 Sep 2017) 12 Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 08, 2017

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 20 20
Bald Eagle 2 10 10
Northern Harrier 0 3 3
Sharp-shinned Hawk 6 16 16
Cooper's Hawk 0 3 3
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 4 45 45
Red-tailed Hawk 0 2 2
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 0
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 2 2

Total: 12 102 102

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

Official Counter: Katrina Fenton

Observers: Phil Brown, Tom Baillio, Tom Delaney


Blue skies, fluffy white clouds, a steady but decreasing wind out of the
west, who could ask for more? Today's conditions seemed like they would
have been perfect for migration had the wind been a bit more northerly, at
least until scattered showers began to kick up in the afternoon.
Temperatures climbed through the 50s to the mid-60s, seeming to bounce a
few degrees in either direction as soon as the sun went behind or emerged
from a cloud.

Raptor Observations:
Sharp-shinned Hawks were riding the updrafts down the ridge, zipping
through around eye-level like brown meteorites being chased by their tails.
Still no sign of a migrant falcon yet this season....

Non-raptor Observations:
A small pack of coyotes unknowingly serenaded a similar-sized group of hawk
watchers early this afternoon, yipping and howling from somewhere on the
north side of the mountain.

Non-raptor Migrants:
Black-throated Green Warbler- 5
Cape May Warbler- 1
Yellow-rumped Warbler- 1
Blackpoll Warbler- 3
Northern Parula- 1
warbler sp.- 5
American Goldfinch- 2
White-winged Crossbill- 6
passerine sp.- 2

Monarch Butterfly- 3

Clear morning skies will give way to clouds and a chance of passing showers
by the end of the day. The wind will be light out of the northwest to
start, increasing to 5-10mph and becoming more northerly as the day wears
on. Temperatures will be in the 50s to low 60s. The change in the wind
could bring the first kettles of Broad-winged Hawks!
Report submitted by Katrina Fenton (<gosknits...>)
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