Observation start time: 10:45:00 Observation end time: 15:00:00 Total observation time: 4.25 hours
Official Counter: Katrina Fenton
Observers: Levi Burford, Wayne Byrnes
Weather: The wind was coming straight off of Monadnock, blowing at 25-30mph and throwing gusts to orchestrate the ballad of whistles and moans from the towers. Clouds and mountains were arranged in shifting folds of sun and shadow, changing every time you turned away. The temperature fell steadily from close to 40F to freezing.
Raptor Observations: Another day with just a few hardy Red-tailed Hawks surfing down the ridge.
Non-raptor Observations: A flock of Red Crossbills flew overhead on the upper part of the auto road on the hike up. The usual crowd of mountain residents and lingering sparrows kept us company at the watch site.
Predictions: One more breezy day to officially close out the season. I looks like it should be mostly sunny with temps making a run at 30. The wind will continue out of the west at 20-30mph, decreasing through the afternoon. We'll see how many more we can count in the last 6 hours of the project for 2017! ======================================================================== Report submitted by Katrina Fenton (<gosknits...>) Pack Monadnock Raptor Migration Observatory information may be found at: www.nhaudubon.org