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