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