Date: 11/16/17 5:56 am
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (15 Nov 2017) 13 Raptors
Carter Hill Observatory
Concord, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 15, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 20 429
Osprey 0 0 131
Bald Eagle 1 14 96
Northern Harrier 1 11 52
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 79 866
Cooper's Hawk 1 15 129
Northern Goshawk 0 1 6
Red-shouldered Hawk 2 60 87
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 3842
Red-tailed Hawk 6 126 209
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 1
Golden Eagle 0 4 5
American Kestrel 0 0 242
Merlin 0 3 51
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 21
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 10
Unknown Buteo 0 5 21
Unknown Falcon 0 0 6
Unknown Eagle 0 0 2
Unknown Raptor 0 10 52

Total: 13 349 6258
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Ken Klapper

Observers: Crawford Lyons

Visitors:
Eight


Weather:
A beautiful late fall day with temps from the low 30s to the mid 40s, and a
light variable wind. When the sky went from partly cloudy to mostly, one
felt a bit of a chill.

Raptor Observations:
A bakers dozen of migrants - the common buteos, accipiters, plus an
immature Bald Eagle and a Northern Harrier. The Concord-area Peregrine
Falcon pair put in an appearance, soaring high over the camel hump maples
before shooting off to the east. A local adult Bald Eagle came from the
northeast to soar over the Contoocook River for a while, before flying back
from whence it came.

Non-raptor Observations:
Ninety-six Canada Geese, three Mallards, a Black Duck, two dozen
Ring-billed Gulls, three woodpecker spp (Downy, Hairy, and Pileated),
several Blue Jays, 88 crows, a few ravens, four Horned Larks, a chickadee,
two robins, four bluebirds, a half dozen starlings, a smattering of juncos,
a cardinal, ~50 goldfinch, and a few House Sparrows.

Predictions:
It should be a rainout. Friday will clear out on moderately strong
northwest winds.... hopefully bringing something big out of the north.
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Report submitted by Ken Klapper (<kklapper...>)
Carter Hill Observatory information may be found at:
www.nhaudubon.org


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=679


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