Observation start time: 09:00:00 Observation end time: 15:00:00 Total observation time: 6 hours
Official Counter: Ken Klapper
Observers: Crawford Lyons, Levi Burford
Visitors: Fifteen - thank to everyone who stopped by and shared interesting conversation!
Weather: Partly cloudy, variable to light southeast winds. Temps started in the upper 20s and climbed to the low 40s for the afternoon.
Raptor Observations: Very few migrants moving today, but one was a juvenile Bald Eagle... At least three other non-migrant Bald Eagles were seen today - another juvenile and two adults.
Non-raptor Observations: 18 Canada Geese, 4 Mallards, 9 Common Merganser, a Herring Gull, 89 crows, 4 ravens, several blue jays, chickadee, titmouse, 2 robins, 10 bluebirds, 2 Song Sparrows, 2 lingering Chipping Sparrows, several juncos, 14 Snow Buntings, a male cardinal, 23 goldfinch, a few House Sparrow, and a White-tailed Deer seen from the property (but outside the fencing) by Crawford.
Predictions: Overcast, light north winds, and perhaps a snow or rain shower, especially in the afternoon. Overall numbers will probably be low but you can't dismiss the possibility of a Goshawk or Golden Eagle moving through, especially with some north winds. There have also been some good non-raptors seen both here and at Pack Monadnock recently - this time of year exciting birds often turn up when you put in some effort! ======================================================================== Report submitted by Ken Klapper (<kklapper...>) Carter Hill Observatory information may be found at: www.nhaudubon.org