Date: 10/11/17 5:34 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (11 Oct 2017) 108 Raptors
Carter Hill Observatory
Concord, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 11, 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 52 112
Osprey 4 12 125
Bald Eagle 0 12 55
Northern Harrier 2 8 28
Sharp-shinned Hawk 70 172 471
Cooper's Hawk 6 19 72
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 6 15
Broad-winged Hawk 0 7 3839
Red-tailed Hawk 1 14 26
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 13 59 202
Merlin 1 5 29
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 14
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 5
Unknown Buteo 0 0 8
Unknown Falcon 0 1 4
Unknown Eagle 0 0 2
Unknown Raptor 0 1 28

Total: 108 371 5035
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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.
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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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