Observation start time: 08:00:00 Observation end time: 16:00:00 Total observation time: 8 hours
Official Counter: Ken Klapper
Observers: Jen Frost, Jim & Diane Ciavarro, Kathleen Brockett, Mark Timmerman, Steven Whitney
Visitors: Eighty-one, including guests from the UK, Holland, and the Lone Star State.
Weather: Partly cloudy to mostly clear skies, with a south to west breeze, increasing through the day. Temps from the mid 50s to about 80F.
Raptor Observations: A modest flight with decent diversity. A single Broad-winged Hawk was recorded today.
Non-raptor Observations: Myrtle Warblers ruled the orchard today. Pine Warbler was still singing and a very nice yellow Palm Warbler got funky, keeping a steady beat with its tail. There were up to eight sparrow species today (Chipping, possible Clay-colored*, Savannah, Song, Swamp, Lincoln's, White-crowned, and Song). *A Clay-colored was found by Phil Brown yesterday, and I might have thought I caught a half a glimpse at the end of the day of a Spizella with a rather interesting facial pattern.
Predictions: Fair skies, and 10-15mph west winds. We should get a few birds. Maybe more. ======================================================================== Report submitted by Ken Klapper (<kklapper...>) Carter Hill Observatory information may be found at: www.nhaudubon.org