Observation start time: 08:00:00 Observation end time: 16:00:00 Total observation time: 8 hours
Official Counter: Katrina Fenton
Observers: Levi Burford, Mark Timmerman, Nancy Moreau, Wayne Byrnes
Weather: The temperature was a bit more seasonal with the high a couple of degrees shy of 50F. Occasionally a small crack of blue would form in the overcast, but most of the sunshine stayed far to the north and west, lighting up the peaks of Killington, Lafayette, and Washington. The wind was out of the south-southeast at 5-12mph.
Raptor Observations: The first two hours of the count featured birdless skies, but then Sharp-shinned Hawks began to trickle by. There seemed to be little to be found by way of lift, and most birds were spotted in front of North Pack or off to the east.
Non-raptor Observations: Six Common Loons were heading south in ones and twos, one bird shy of tying the site record. A flock of DUNLIN hurrying towards the coast were a welcome surprise; a Pack Monadnock first and an uncommon species for NH away from the coast.
Non-raptor Migrants: Canada Goose- 34 Common Loon- 6 DUNLIN- 5 American Crow- 4 Horned Lark- 4 Eastern Bluebird- 2 American Robin- 11 ======================================================================== Report submitted by Katrina Fenton (<gosknits...>) Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory information may be found at: www.nhaudubon.org