Date: 11/4/17 7:20 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (04 Nov 2017) 93 Raptors
Carter Hill Observatory
Concord, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 04, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 4 6 415
Osprey 0 0 131
Bald Eagle 3 3 85
Northern Harrier 5 7 48
Sharp-shinned Hawk 28 44 831
Cooper's Hawk 6 7 121
Northern Goshawk 0 0 5
Red-shouldered Hawk 18 22 49
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 3842
Red-tailed Hawk 21 21 104
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 1
American Kestrel 0 0 242
Merlin 1 2 50
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 21
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 10
Unknown Buteo 3 3 19
Unknown Falcon 0 0 6
Unknown Eagle 0 0 2
Unknown Raptor 4 4 46

Total: 93 119 6028
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Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Official Counter: Phil Brown

Observers: Bob Quinn, Crawford Lyons, Dave Howe, Ken Klapper,
Mark Suomala, Pam Hunt

Visitors:
68. Several participants from the Concord November Challenge coming up in
hopes of seeing a Golden Eagle or Northern Goshawk, but these species
didn't appear today.


Weather:
Finally fall! Crisp and clear with light to moderate northwest winds. Thin
overlay of clouds providing an ideal backdrop for spotting high-flying
migrants. (KF)

Raptor Observations:
Big Buteo push with season high totals of Red-tailed and Red-shouldered
Hawks. Record high Sharp-shinned Hawk and Red-shouldered Hawk flight for
November. Sharpie total almost eclipsed highest monthly total for the
species at the site; indicating of how late migrating is this season.
The 6,000th bird of the season flew past at 1:23, a Red-shouldered Hawk
spotted by Crawford Lyons.

Non-raptor Observations:
54 species of birds tallied from the Orchard including 40 from the platform
- definitely a record high for November. American Woodcock (1), Fox Sparrow
(1), Snow Bunting (1), American Pipit (2), Horned Lark (1), Carolina Wren
(1), Common Loon (1), Common Merganser (14), Ring-necked Duck (3), Rusty
Blackbird (1).
Late Monarch Butterfly (3), Sulphur sp. (3).

Predictions:
Come out and join Ken for a slightly warmer day on the platform. Perhaps a
few more Buteos moving early.
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Report submitted by Phil Brown (<pbrown...>)
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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