Observation start time: 09:00:00 Observation end time: 15:00:00 Total observation time: 6 hours
Official Counter: Katrina Fenton
Weather: The day started in sunshine and ended mostly cloudy. In the hours in between, a few cirrus filtered in to break up the blue and Mt Washington and the rest of the Whites retreated back into the haze. The wind was light and variable, but predominantly out of the south. The temperature was in the 40s.
Raptor Observations: Raptors seemed to find the light and variable wind far less motivating with eagles flying north and red-taileds out hunting. Today's Peregrine Falcon was later by a day than any other peregrine counted at Pack. The final bird was our 323rd Turkey Vulture of the fall, setting another new season record.
Non-raptor Observations: Common Raven numbers have built to at least 93 individuals, filling the air around the hawk watch will tumbling forms and a cacophony of chortles, croaks, caws, and gargles. A flock of 4 Snow Buntings lended their tree-frog-like trills to the mix as they passed through.
Predictions: Bitter.... There's a chance the temperature at the top might not make it out of the teens and wind gusts could reach 40-45mph. Saturday is looking better for both birds and counters. ======================================================================== Report submitted by Katrina Fenton (<gosknits...>) Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory information may be found at: www.nhaudubon.org