Observation start time: 09:00:00 Observation end time: 15:00:00 Total observation time: 6 hours
Official Counter: Katrina Fenton
Observers: Nancy Moreau
Weather: No sign of Mount Washington today with the southwest wind bringing in just enough haze to blend out the White Mountains. A few patches of altocirrus formed islands around which sailing aircraft could leave their con-trail wake. The temperature brushed 40F after beginning just below 30F, feeling like a heat wave after the last couple of days.
Raptor Observations: Red-tailed Hawks were on the move despite the southerly wind, with the exception of two that spent the entirety of the count hunting over North Pack. A male Northern Harrier pale as snow and shadow sparked the discussion as to whether or not white ghost would be a better nickname than gray. Perhaps silver would be best.
Non-raptor Observations: Non-raptor Migrants: Canada Goose- 8 Blue Jay- 2 American Robin- 4 Red Crossbill- 2
Predictions: Cloudy with a light northeast wind and temperatures in the 30s. There's a chance of a spot rain or snow shower. As long as the clouds stay high enough, we should see some migrants. The park is now closed for the season, but is of course open for hiking and hawk watching. We'll be counting through the 20th! ======================================================================== Report submitted by Katrina Fenton (<gosknits...>) Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory information may be found at: www.nhaudubon.org