Observation start time: 12:30:00 Observation end time: 15:30:00 Total observation time: 3 hours
Official Counter: Paul M. Roberts
Observers: Julie Roberts
Weather: Starting it was 42 F, 100% OC, drizzling. Winds had just shifted from NNE to NW at 4 mph, gusting to 12. Wind gusts picked up to N 20 -26 mph out of the north. around 2 p.m.
Raptor Observations: 1 adult male Merlin who blasted right at us and swooped up and over, and 1 adult male Northern Harrier who moved up the inside march. No hint of any birds in pipeline just waiting for end of rain and a wind shift. Also, drive down the island revealed no raptors at an extremely high tide (10+) except for trhe Merlin who eventually was seen migrating off the island.
Non-raptor Observations: First Great Egret of season and a Fish Crow cawing from thed watch platform Only Crows were moving in small flocks.
Predictions: Nothing evident in pipeline today. Winds supposed to be more favorable tomorrow morning NW 10-20, and then turn weak. ======================================================================== Report submitted by Paul Roberts (<phawk254...>) Plum Island MA information may be found at: http://massbird.org/EMHW/