Observation start time: 07:30:00 Observation end time: 16:00:00 Total observation time: 8.5 hours
Official Counter: Katrina Fenton
Observers: Andre Moraes, Levi Burford, Mike Gebo, Wayne Byrnes
Weather: The wind began out of the northwest at 15-20mph, dropping to 5-10mph as it shifted to come out of the northeast by the second half of the afternoon.The sky gradually filled from 10% cloud cover to 5% empty blue. Temperatures started at freezing and topped out in the mid 50s.
Raptor Observations: Give them perfect migration weather and they will fly! At last, we had a day of light northerly wind after a cold front, the perfect recipe for a good flight. Red-shouldered Hawks responded in a huge way, pouring through in such numbers that our season total jumped from roughly half of the average to above average in a matter of hours. The last red-shouldered to be counted tied the single day record for Pack, and we watched the last few migrants settle into the trees for the evening.
Non-raptor Observations: Non-raptor Migrants: Canada Goose- 292 Common Merganser- 5 waterbird sp.- 1 Blue Jay- 6 American Crow- 155 American Robin- 3 Eastern Bluebird- 3 Snow Bunting- 1 Yellow-rumped Warbler- 2 ======================================================================== Report submitted by Katrina Fenton (<gosknits...>) Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory information may be found at: www.nhaudubon.org