Observation start time: 08:00:00 Observation end time: 16:00:00 Total observation time: 8 hours
Official Counter: Ken Klapper
Observers: Geoffrey Niswander, Jen Frost, Ken Bednars, Maureen Joyce, Robert Vallieres, Ted Kendziora
Visitors: One-hundred and sixty four including 84 fourth-graders and 18 teachers/adults from Little Harbour School in Portsmouth. We hope you had a fun and enriching day today! My special thanks to everyone who helped this morning.
Weather: Pretty forceful NW winds (up to 20mph, gusting to 30). Morning clouds mostly dissipated by the afternoon. Temps steady around 70F all day, but it felt cooler.
Raptor Observations: Lower than expected. I guess the migrants followed the ridges today.
Non-raptor Observations: Six sparrow species (White-crowned, Savannah, Swamp, White-throated, Chipping, Song). Many Canada Geese migrating today - 218 total. 23 (skidoo!) Monarchs.
Predictions: Conditions look good for migration over Carter Hill - winds will lighten up, but remain from the NW. Blue skies will predominate, so take an early weekend and please lend your eyes tomorrow! ======================================================================== Report submitted by Ken Klapper (<kklapper...>) Carter Hill Observatory information may be found at: www.nhaudubon.org