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Ruth Stewart

E. Dorset, VT

 > Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2012 20:06:29 -0400
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> Subject: [VTBIRD] Fwd: [BIRDHAWK] HSR: Putney Mountain VT (21 Sep 2012) 1281 Raptors
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> Subject: [BIRDHAWK] HSR: Putney Mountain VT (21 Sep 2012) 1281 Raptors
> Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2012 19:09:49 -0400
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> Putney Mountain VT
> Putney, Vermont, USA
> Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 21, 2012
> -------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
> ------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
> Black Vulture                0              0              0
> Turkey Vulture               0              0              0
> Osprey                       6             95             96
> Bald Eagle                   1             54             57
> Northern Harrier             1             26             28
> Sharp-shinned Hawk          11            436            440
> Cooper's Hawk                4             36             36
> Northern Goshawk             1              7              7
> Red-shouldered Hawk          1              7              7
> Broad-winged Hawk         1252           5923           5934
> Red-tailed Hawk              0              1              1
> Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
> Golden Eagle                 0              1              1
> American Kestrel             4            128            142
> Merlin                       0             12             12
> Peregrine Falcon             0              4              4
> Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
> Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
> Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
> Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
> Unknown Raptor               0              0              0
> 
> Total:                    1281           6730           6765
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> 
> Observation start time: 08:30:00
> Observation end   time: 17:00:00
> Total observation time: 8.5 hours
> 
> Official Counter:        Marshall Wheelock
> 
> Observers:        Alma Beals, Chris Petrak, Don Clark,
>                    Joyce and Norbert Grohoski
> 
> Weather:
> 
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> Raptor Observations:
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> Non-raptor Observations:
> 
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> Report submitted by John Anderson ([log in to unmask])
> 
> 
> Site Description:
> The Putney Mountain Hawk Watch is located on the summit of Putney Mountain.
> It is a prominent N - S ridge at an elevation of 1660 ft.  The mountain has
> excellent views NW, W, S, E and NE. Typical flight path comes from the NE
> in the Connecticut River Valley and heads SW into the West River Valley.
> 
> 
> 
> Directions to site:
> Putney is in the Southeast corner of the state, exit 4 off of I-91, 20
> miles north of the Massachusetts border and 5 miles west of the Connecticut
> River. To find Putney Mountain from I-91: Take exit 4 (Putney). Go north on
> Rt 5 into the town of Putney. In the center of town make a left onto
> Westminster West Road and follow for about 1 mile. Look for West Hill Road
> on the left and take that road for another few miles. Look for Putney
> Mountain Road on the right and take that road (dirt) for a few more miles
> until you reach the high point. There will be a parking area off to the
> right through the trees. Park there and then follow the dominant trail
> along the ridge until you get to the clearing. Walking time is about 15
> minutes.
> 
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