Date: 11/8/17 2:19 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (08 Nov 2017) 34 Raptors
Carter Hill Observatory
Concord, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 08, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 1 18 427
Osprey 0 0 131
Bald Eagle 3 12 94
Northern Harrier 0 8 49
Sharp-shinned Hawk 4 70 857
Cooper's Hawk 1 10 124
Northern Goshawk 0 0 5
Red-shouldered Hawk 5 54 81
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 3842
Red-tailed Hawk 16 95 178
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 4 5
American Kestrel 0 0 242
Merlin 0 2 50
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 21
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 10
Unknown Buteo 1 5 21
Unknown Falcon 0 0 6
Unknown Eagle 0 0 2
Unknown Raptor 3 9 51

Total: 34 287 6196
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Official Counter: Ken Klapper

Observers: Amanda Kallenbach, Crawford Lyons, Mark Timmerman,
Maureen Joyce

Visitors:
Eleven.


Weather:
Cool - upper 30s to upper 40s, with a light NE to NNW wind... but lots of
sun - clouds to the south in the morning gave way to nearly clear skies.

Raptor Observations:
A bit of a continuing push of buteos and Bald Eagles, plus a few small
accipiters.

Non-raptor Observations:
Eight SANDHILL CRANES were seen at 9:20am, south of the orchard, flying
WSW. Other interesting sightings include 14 Mallards, about 100 American
Crows (including a group of 64), five Eastern Bluebirds, a single Common
Grackle, numerous Goldfinch, and a Purple Finch.

Predictions:
Light SSE winds, and increasing clouds in the afternoon. If the winds
aren't too heavy, we should see a few migrants.
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Report submitted by Ken Klapper (<kklapper...>)
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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