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
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 ======================================================================== Report submitted by Katrina Fenton (<gosknits...>) Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory information may be found at: www.nhaudubon.org