Date: 9/29/17 4:23 am
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (25 Sep 2017) 29 Raptors
Carter Hill Observatory
Concord, 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 10 37 37
Osprey 3 100 100
Bald Eagle 1 38 38
Northern Harrier 0 20 20
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 272 272
Cooper's Hawk 1 49 49
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 9 9
Broad-winged Hawk 11 3819 3819
Red-tailed Hawk 0 9 9
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 127 127
Merlin 1 21 21
Peregrine Falcon 0 6 6
Unknown Accipiter 0 5 5
Unknown Buteo 0 8 8
Unknown Falcon 0 3 3
Unknown Eagle 1 2 2
Unknown Raptor 0 27 27

Total: 29 4552 4552
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Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 5.5 hours

Official Counter: Robert Vallieres

Observers:

Visitors:
At least 23 including an SNHU class with students from Saudi Arabia, China,
and Korea. Out of state visitors from North Carolina and Georgia.


Weather:
Hot (mid-70's to 90F) and hazy. Very little or no wind.

Raptor Observations:
A fair movement despite the conditions.

Non-raptor Observations:
Blue Jays, dragonflies, Cabbage White, Monarch.

Predictions:
Hot and still again. More of the same?
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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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