Observation start time: 08:00:00 Observation end time: 16:00:00 Total observation time: 8 hours
Official Counter: Ken Klapper
Observers: Bob Sweeney, Jen Frost, Mark Timmerman, Matu Malby, Mike Bourgault, Patricia Farr, Paul Bourgault
Visitors: One-hundred and six, including travelers from Saskatchewan, the Show-Me State, the Sunshine State (Land of Flowers), the Seacoast, and Exit 18.
Weather: Mostly cloudy to complete overcast and back. Refreshing to warm (and back again) to chilly and then mild. Light and variable to a light-moderate northwest breeze. Temps from the mid-50s to about 70.
Raptor Observations: A very nice accipiter/kestrel flight, though we're still waiting on the season's first Gos. OK for diversity but a countable eagle or two, or a Peregrine would have been icing on the cake.
Non-raptor Observations: Some waterfowl/etc migrating including Canada Goose (410), DC Cormorants (4), and a Common Loon. Notable sparrows included continuing White-crowned (1 immature) and Savannah. A pipit flew over, calling. Kingfisher and gulls (Ring-bills and Herring) were nice additions. 43 Monarchs.
Predictions: Light northeast winds (turning increasing east) and partly cloudy skies. Could be another good push, especially early. ======================================================================== Report submitted by Ken Klapper (<kklapper...>) Carter Hill Observatory information may be found at: www.nhaudubon.org