Date: 10/27/17 4:45 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (27 Oct 2017) 51 Raptors
Carter Hill Observatory
Concord, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 27, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 15 329 389
Osprey 0 18 131
Bald Eagle 2 37 80
Northern Harrier 2 20 40
Sharp-shinned Hawk 23 466 765
Cooper's Hawk 1 60 113
Northern Goshawk 0 4 4
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 17 26
Broad-winged Hawk 0 10 3842
Red-tailed Hawk 4 60 72
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 0 95 238
Merlin 1 22 46
Peregrine Falcon 0 9 20
Unknown Accipiter 1 5 10
Unknown Buteo 0 1 9
Unknown Falcon 0 3 6
Unknown Eagle 0 0 2
Unknown Raptor 1 13 40

Total: 51 1170 5834
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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: Robert Vallieres

Visitors:
Forty-five, including visitors from Andover (Mass), Devon in the U.K., and
Tallahassee.


Weather:
Cool to fair, with a light WNW-ish wind, gradually diminishing as a veil of
clouds increased in the afternoon. Snow capped the peaks of Lafayette and
Moosilauke.

Raptor Observations:
A decent push for late October.

Non-raptor Observations:
59 Canada Geese, 35 Am. Crows, 1 GC Kinglet, 22 Am. Robins, 4 Eastern
Bluebirds, 6 Yellow-rumped Warblers, 13 Common Grackles, 9 Red-winged
Blackbirds, 9 Monarchs, and a Green Darner.

Predictions:
A light SE wind and plenty of sun. There should be some movement of
migrants, perhaps more.
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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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