Date: 11/9/17 7:36 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (09 Nov 2017) 22 Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 09, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 2 23 323
Osprey 0 0 219
Bald Eagle 1 17 158
Northern Harrier 0 9 81
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 50 1176
Cooper's Hawk 0 10 141
Northern Goshawk 0 1 15
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 113 172
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 8744
Red-tailed Hawk 18 127 241
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 2
Golden Eagle 0 2 4
American Kestrel 0 0 166
Merlin 0 3 106
Peregrine Falcon 1 3 64
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 5
Unknown Buteo 0 2 6
Unknown Falcon 0 0 4
Unknown Eagle 0 0 1
Unknown Raptor 0 6 47

Total: 22 367 11675
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Katrina Fenton

Observers:

Visitors:
15


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.
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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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