Observation start time: 08:30:00 Observation end time: 12:00:00 Total observation time: 3.5 hours
Official Counter: Mark Schoene
Observers: Lisa Manzi, Ted Mara
Weather: Sunny, 10% cloud cover, with NNW winds 2-6 mph to 11 a.m., when winds shifted ESE at 5-12 mph.
Raptor Observations: Two adult male, 4 adult female harriers seen. Local birds included 4 Turkey Vultures, 2 Ospreys, 2 female Northern Harriers, and 1 Rough-legged Hawk. Migration stopped abruptly when wind shifted E/ESE at 11 a.m.
Non-raptor Observations: Tree Swallows and large flocks of Canada Geese migrating. Eastern Towhee heard, and DC Cormorants and Great Egret seen.
Predictions: Remainder of week looks to have adverse winds with heavy rain most of Tuesday. Wednesday a little less rain. Friday more rain. ======================================================================== Report submitted by Paul Roberts (<phawk254...>) Plum Island MA information may be found at: http://massbird.org/EMHW/