Date: 11/7/17 12:48 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (07 Nov 2017) 49 Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 07, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 2 16 316
Osprey 0 0 219
Bald Eagle 4 11 152
Northern Harrier 0 8 80
Sharp-shinned Hawk 5 41 1167
Cooper's Hawk 1 9 140
Northern Goshawk 0 0 14
Red-shouldered Hawk 27 74 133
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 8744
Red-tailed Hawk 9 47 161
Rough-legged Hawk 1 1 2
Golden Eagle 0 1 3
American Kestrel 0 0 166
Merlin 0 3 106
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 63
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 5
Unknown Buteo 0 1 5
Unknown Falcon 0 0 4
Unknown Eagle 0 0 1
Unknown Raptor 0 6 47

Total: 49 220 11528
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 14:30:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Henry Walters

Observers: Anna & David Forsyth

Visitors:
An amateur telescope-maker from the isle of Chincoteague was proficient
with nebulae and star-clusters, but keeping sharp-shinned hawks in sharp
focus posed some problems. Many thanks to Anna and David Forsyth, who hung
in for the afternoon, despite empty skies. 6 visitors today.


Weather:
Early sunshine and NW winds got birds moving this morning, but the overcast
clamped down around noon and temperatures fell quickly. Flight quickly
dropped well below eye-level.

Raptor Observations:
A solid Red-shouldered Hawk flight this morning, picking up where Friday's
record-tying numbers left off. Not too much dilly-dallying for these birds
on their way: one or two quick pirouettes upward, and away they streamed to
the south. Clouds shut off the spigot around noon. Pack's second
ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK of the season arrived about 1:00 pm and was gone by 1:01.
A light-morph bird, it slunk by low and refused to circle up off the side
of the mountain.

Non-raptor Observations:
Snow Bunting - 1
Double-crested Cormorant - 9
Canada Goose - 8
Herring Gull - 7
American Robin - 6


Predictions:
After a cold night, tomorrow's sunny skies should bring more migration.
Winds are predicted to be light.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Henry Walters (<walters.henry...>)
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


--
To Change your e-mail delivery settings (digest, daily, no mail) visit:
https://groups.google.com/group/nhbirds/subscribe?hl=en
---
You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "NHBirds" group.
To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to nhbirds+<unsubscribe...>
To post to this group, send email to <nhbirds...>
Visit this group at https://groups.google.com/group/nhbirds.
For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.

 
Join us on Facebook!