Observation start time: 10:30:00 Observation end time: 16:00:00 Total observation time: 5.5 hours
Official Counter: Katrina Fenton
Weather: The 15-20mph SSW wind did little to encourage migrants, but the raven flock seemed to enjoy it. Low clouds delayed the start of the count, and a band of light rain shut down the flight for around 45 minutes in the afternoon. The temperature wavered in the upper half of the 50s.
Raptor Observations: Gina excelled at her job, drawing in most of the day's Sharp-shinned Hawks and Merlins for a closer look. The two Red-tailed Hawks couldn't care less, sinking into the col soon after they were spotted.
Non-raptor Observations: Around 3 dozen White-throated Sparrows kept up a nearly-constant banter of lazy whistles and chirps, though a frantic warning heralding the arrival of a taloned foe brought a few minutes of complete silence. Most of the Dark-eyed Juncos seemed to have moved on, but the Song Sparrow seems content to linger.
Non-raptor Migrants: Blue Jay- 2
Predictions: Low clouds to start the day, and it looks like there may be some showers to contend with in the afternoon. There will be a strong, 20-30mph wind out of the SW, which will limit the number of migrants flying at an elevation high enough for us to see them. The temperature is expected to brush 60F. ======================================================================== Report submitted by Katrina Fenton (<gosknits...>) Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory information may be found at: www.nhaudubon.org