Date: 11/13/17 5:21 am
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory (12 Nov 2017) 29 Raptors
Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory
Peterborough, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 12, 2017

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 1 24 324
Osprey 0 0 219
Bald Eagle 1 18 159
Northern Harrier 1 10 82
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 50 1176
Cooper's Hawk 1 11 142
Northern Goshawk 1 2 16
Red-shouldered Hawk 2 117 176
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 8744
Red-tailed Hawk 21 170 284
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 2
Golden Eagle 0 3 5
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 1 8 49

Total: 29 422 11730

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

Official Counter: Katrina Fenton

Observers: Nancy Moreau


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

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...>)
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