Date: 11/4/17 2:47 am
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (03 Nov 2017) 5 Raptors
Carter Hill Observatory
Concord, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 03, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 2 2 411
Osprey 0 0 131
Bald Eagle 0 0 82
Northern Harrier 0 2 43
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 16 803
Cooper's Hawk 0 1 115
Northern Goshawk 0 0 5
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 4 31
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 3842
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 83
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 1
American Kestrel 0 0 242
Merlin 0 1 49
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 21
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 10
Unknown Buteo 0 0 16
Unknown Falcon 0 0 6
Unknown Eagle 0 0 2
Unknown Raptor 0 0 42

Total: 5 26 5935
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Ken Klapper

Observers: Dick DeSeve

Visitors:
Twenty-seven, including folks from Mississippi and Chicago, and twelve
students and adults from Merrimack Valley High School.


Weather:
Mostly cloudy to overcast with light to moderate WSW winds. Off and on
drizzle/showers from 12:15 to 3:30. Temps were unseasonably warm... in the
60s.

Raptor Observations:
Very few raptor migrants, but local TVs and Red-tails put in a showing.

Non-raptor Observations:
Canada Goose - 10; Mallard - 4; Black Duck - 2; BLACK SCOTER - 14; Downy
Woodpecker; Northern Flicker; Jays, Am. Crows, and 2 Ravens; Tufted
Titmouse; Am. Robin - 83; Starling - 10; Cedar Waxwing - 7; Yellow-rumped
Warbler - 2; a few Chipping, Song, and White Throated Sparrows; Goldfinch -
several; Purple Finch - 4

Predictions:
Lighter air, cooler, open skies. Conditions look great for birds to move!
Phil will be counting (as part of the Concord November Challenge) - come by
and say hi and help look for some interesting bird species.
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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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