Date: 9/20/17 5:17 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (20 Sep 2017) 54 Raptors
Carter Hill Observatory
Concord, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 20, 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 22 22
Osprey 2 81 81
Bald Eagle 1 27 27
Northern Harrier 1 15 15
Sharp-shinned Hawk 14 221 221
Cooper's Hawk 0 43 43
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 5 5
Broad-winged Hawk 29 3325 3325
Red-tailed Hawk 0 7 7
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 5 93 93
Merlin 1 17 17
Peregrine Falcon 0 4 4
Unknown Accipiter 0 3 3
Unknown Buteo 0 7 7
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 1 1
Unknown Raptor 0 22 22

Total: 54 3894 3894
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 16:15:00
Total observation time: 8.25 hours

Official Counter: Ken Klapper

Observers: Mark Timmerman, Maureen Joyce

Visitors:
Fifty-three, including native and new Granite Staters, toddlers and
seniors, portrait seekers, budding raptor enthusiasts, regulars, prodigals,
and those simply illuminated by Mother Nature's glow.


Weather:
Overcast skies, light-moderate NE winds, and periodic bouts of drizzle.
Temps from the low to the mid 70s.

Raptor Observations:
Despite the iffy weather, a fair number of migrants were seen. Along with
a local red-tail and TVs, ten species of raptor or vulture were seen today.

Non-raptor Observations:
A late Chimney Swift and a Belted Kingfisher were the most notable
non-raptors. Among the songbirds, sparrows still dominated (including
continuing multiple Lincoln's), sharing space with a Parula, C.
Yellowthroat, BH Vireo, Catbird, Phoebe, and Indigo Buntings. Six
Monarchs.

Predictions:
More sun, and light-moderate winds out of the NNE. We should have more
countable birds than today, at least! Hopefully another big movement or
two is in the cards for us over the next few days.
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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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