Date: 11/11/17 5:32 am
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (10 Nov 2017) 3 Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 10, 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 23 323
Osprey 0 0 219
Bald Eagle 0 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 3 130 244
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 2
Golden Eagle 0 2 4
American Kestrel 0 0 166
Merlin 0 3 106
Peregrine Falcon 0 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: 3 370 11678
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 13:00:00
Total observation time: 4 hours

Official Counter: Katrina Fenton

Observers: Levi Burford

Visitors:
Girl scouts from Merrimack and college students from Nashua were among the
day's 19 visitors.


Weather:
As promised, the weather was a bit less than inviting. The wind was tearing
out of the west at 20-30mph, with plenty of 40-50mph gusts thrown in to
make even the largest of the spruces dance to their roots. The air
temperature was in the 20s, the wind chill in the single digits. A line of
snow showers obscured some of the Green and all of the White Mountains for
most of the count.

Raptor Observations:
Just a few hardy Red-tailed Hawks hunting their way down the ridge.

Non-raptor Observations:
Common Raven- 5
White-throated Sparrow- 5
Dark-eyed Junco- 3
American Goldfinch- 3

Predictions:
Colder in the morning, with temps in the teens and a wind chill factor in
the negatives. The 20mph NW wind should be dropping to a more reasonable
10-15mph, and the temperature should make a run at 30F. There won't be much
by way of cloud cover, though some might move in later in the day. There's
potential for it to be another great migration day with the wind drawing
migrants to the ridge. Bundle up and come join us!
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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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