Date: 11/20/17 9:02 am
From: <reports...>
Subject: [NHBirds] Carter Hill Observatory (19 Nov 2017) 5 Raptors
Carter Hill Observatory
Concord, New Hampshire, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 19, 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 0 14 96
Northern Harrier 0 12 53
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 80 867
Cooper's Hawk 1 16 130
Northern Goshawk 0 1 6
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 60 87
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 3842
Red-tailed Hawk 3 139 222
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: 5 365 6274
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Observation start time: 11:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 4 hours

Official Counter: Ken Klapper

Observers: Crawford Lyons, Steve Manifold

Visitors:
Seven brave souls - some lasted a few minutes in the wind chill, some a few
hours. Thanks for visiting!


Weather:
Rain delayed the count for two hours, then the wind took over with 15-30mph
sustained winds, gusting to 40+. The temperature slowly dropped from the
upper 40s to the upper 30s, with mostly cloudy (and dramatic looking) skies
clearing by the end of the count.

Raptor Observations:
A few more Red-tailed Hawk migrants, several locals of the same species,
and a pair of the smaller accipiter species.

Non-raptor Observations:
Ninety-seven Canada Geese, seven Common Mergansers, a single kettle of 34
Ring-billed Gulls drifting south and west, three Blue Jays, two dozen
crows, a raven, a calling bluebird, two starlings, and four juncos.

Predictions:
More high west winds. Tomorrow will be our last day, but I unfortunately
can't make it :( But please drop by for a minute or more, have a cider
doughnut and raise your binoculars one last time for the 2017 fall raptor
migration season! It's been wonderful getting to know everyone - thanks
again for your support, jokes, snacks, observations, and especially love of
nature. Have a great Holiday Season!
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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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