Observation start time: 09:00:00 Observation end time: 14:00:00 Total observation time: 5 hours
Official Counter: Henry Walters
Observers: Anne & David Forsyth
Visitors: Thanks again to Anne and David Forsyth for their patience and company on this cold, action-packed day. Their tales of Norwegian fish oil and Marbled Murrelets in the Pribilof Islands staved off the solitary-confinement feeling.
Weather: A cold coat of wet snow lighting up the landscape this morning. Overcast and 27 degrees all day. Weak northeast winds.
Raptor Observations: A young red-tail kiting over the spruces greeted us this morning before 9:00; little did we suspect she'd be the last raptor of the day! The north simply had nothing to give us.
Non-raptor Observations: We hopscotched between snowshoe hare tracks all the way from the parking lot. Two flocks of robins (19, 15) were our only company at the platform to speak of. Other migrants were limited to a skein of Canada Geese (16), a goldfinch, and a handful of juncos and white-throated sparrows. Local pileated flirted with us from afar in Morse code.
Predictions: A little sun and slightly warmer...an improvement! ======================================================================== Report submitted by Henry Walters (<walters.henry...>) Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory information may be found at: www.nhaudubon.org