Date: 9/25/17 4:51 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (25 Sep 2017) 67 Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 25, 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 6 6
Osprey 8 146 146
Bald Eagle 5 71 71
Northern Harrier 0 41 41
Sharp-shinned Hawk 23 670 670
Cooper's Hawk 1 66 66
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 10 10
Broad-winged Hawk 24 8711 8711
Red-tailed Hawk 1 5 5
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 2 92 92
Merlin 3 55 55
Peregrine Falcon 0 14 14
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 2 2
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 25 25

Total: 67 9915 9915
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Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Iain MacLeod

Observers: Al Grimstad, Meade Cadot, Mike Gebo, Welsh Narron

Visitors:
About 50.


Weather:
Very hot and hazy. Light east winds. By afternoon spectacular cumulus
clouds had formed to make a hawkwatcher's dream sky. If only there were
birds to fill it.

Raptor Observations:
A dribble of birds throughout the day with just a few small squadrons on
Broadwings looking like the last stragglers of the migration.

Non-raptor Observations:
The Ravens showed up in big numbers today (at least 40) and were playing
and tumbling in the sky throughout. Sharp-shins took the bait occasionally
and strafed to big black brutes but an Osprey did not appreciate the game
of chase with one determined raven.

Predictions:
More heat and haze. More of the same. I'm ready for a frost!
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Report submitted by Iain MacLeod (<pandiain.im...>)
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory information may be found at:
www.nhaudubon.org


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=320


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