Date: 11/7/17 2:22 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (05 Nov 2017) 20 Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 05, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 14 314
Osprey 0 0 219
Bald Eagle 0 7 148
Northern Harrier 4 8 80
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 36 1162
Cooper's Hawk 1 8 139
Northern Goshawk 0 0 14
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 47 106
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 8744
Red-tailed Hawk 10 38 152
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 1
Golden Eagle 1 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 1 6 47

Total: 20 171 11479
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 13:30:00
Total observation time: 4.5 hours

Official Counter: Katrina Fenton

Observers: Levi Burford

Visitors:
42


Weather:
A southeast wind kicked up overnight and gusted throughout the day, blowing
20-25mph and keeping migration on the western side of the mountain at a
minimum. Hardly a sliver of blue could be seen in the overcast, but a few
rays of sun found their way through to light up patches of the valley. The
temperature hovered in the low 40s.

Raptor Observations:
The flight carried over into first hour of the morning, with Red-tailed
Hawks pealing off the side of North Pack and working their way down the
east side of the ridge. At 11:25, a Golden Eagle with three raven escorts
came into the gap and drifted down in front of North Pack. We caught it
again from the parking lot as it cruised around the mountain, its nape
gleaming like polished brass and a sliver of white running down its wings
as we looked down on it.

Non-raptor Observations:
Non-raptor Migrants:
Herring Gull- 1
Ring-billed Gull- 6
Blue Jay- 8
Ceder Waxwing- 10
American Robin- 10
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Report submitted by Katrina Fenton (<gosknits...>)
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


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