Date: 9/11/17 8:31 am
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (09 Sep 2017) 73 Raptors
Carter Hill Observatory
Concord, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 09, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 1 5 5
Osprey 5 28 28
Bald Eagle 4 12 12
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 6 12 12
Cooper's Hawk 3 6 6
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 53 119 119
Red-tailed Hawk 1 2 2
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 0 3 3
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 3 3

Total: 73 195 195
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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: Cliff Otto, Kathleen Brockett, Steve Manifold

Visitors:
341 - a busy day for the orchard and the viewing platform. Many thanks to
everyone who stopped by, asked questions about raptors and nature, or who
bought a silhouette guide or gave a donation to the observatory!


Weather:
Light to moderate NNW breeze and mostly cloudy skies for most of the day.
Temps from the mid 50s to about 70F.

Raptor Observations:
Best day of the season so far, with some small kettles (12, 8, 21) of
Broad-wings appearing by late afternoon. Migrant piscivores (fish-eaters -
i.e. Osprey and Bald Eagles) and accipiters continue in small to decent
numbers.

Non-raptor Observations:
Highlights: Tennessee, Cape May, and Black-throated Green Warblers, Scarlet
Tanager, Purple Finch, Tree Swallow (5), Barn Swallow (7), a single Common
Nighthawk, five RT Hummingbirds and 8 Monarch butterflies. The local adult
Common Loon pair appeared again in the morning to serenade us as they flew
over the orchard.

Predictions:
Less clouds, continued light to moderate NNW breeze and a day closer to
peak migration. It should be a good to very good for broad-wings (larger
kettles) and other species.
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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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