Date: 11/3/17 6:00 am
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (01 Nov 2017) 17 Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 01, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 1 1 301
Osprey 0 0 219
Bald Eagle 0 0 141
Northern Harrier 1 1 73
Sharp-shinned Hawk 11 11 1137
Cooper's Hawk 1 1 132
Northern Goshawk 0 0 14
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 1 60
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 8744
Red-tailed Hawk 1 1 115
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 1
Golden Eagle 0 0 2
American Kestrel 0 0 166
Merlin 1 1 104
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 61
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 5
Unknown Buteo 0 0 4
Unknown Falcon 0 0 4
Unknown Eagle 0 0 1
Unknown Raptor 0 0 41

Total: 17 17 11325
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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

Visitors:
16


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
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Report submitted by Katrina Fenton (<gosknits...>)
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory information may be found at:
www.nhaudubon.org


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=320


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