Observation start time: 08:00:00 Observation end time: 16:00:00 Total observation time: 8 hours
Official Counter: Ken Klapper
Observers: Dick DeSeve, Harold Janeway, Kathleen Brockett, Sylvia Miskoe
Visitors: Eighty three, including lovely couples from the Volunteer State, India, and many fine locals.
Weather: Another hot one (again topping out near 90F), but with some cumulus clouds and increasing winds out of the south.
Raptor Observations: 23 (skidoo!) migrant raptors counted, of which there were two Bald Eagles (plus four locals/non-migrants), four Osprey, and four Peregrines. What we lacked in numbers we made up for in excitement.
Non-raptor Observations: Continuing White-crowned Sparrow and Wilson's, Pine, & BT Blue Warblers, a Scarlet Tanager, two pairs of migrant DC Cormorants, eight Bluebirds, calling Kingfisher and Barred Owl at the end of the day. Blue-headed Vireo, Catbird, Indigo Buntings, Flicker, Hairy WP and a nice flock (including a splinter group) of 70 Cedar Waxwings.
Predictions: Big change in the weather - high near 70F and 10-20 mph NW winds. This classic Hawkwind should bring the migrants! ======================================================================== Report submitted by Ken Klapper (<kklapper...>) Carter Hill Observatory information may be found at: www.nhaudubon.org