Date: 11/3/17 6:11 am
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (02 Nov 2017) 10 Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 02, 2017

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 1 301
Osprey 0 0 219
Bald Eagle 0 0 141
Northern Harrier 0 1 73
Sharp-shinned Hawk 5 16 1142
Cooper's Hawk 0 1 132
Northern Goshawk 0 0 14
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 60
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 8744
Red-tailed Hawk 2 3 117
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 1
Golden Eagle 0 0 2
American Kestrel 0 0 166
Merlin 2 3 106
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 1 1 42

Total: 10 27 11335

Observation start time: 10:30:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 5.5 hours

Official Counter: Katrina Fenton



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

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...>)
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