Observation start time: 08:00:00 Observation end time: 14:00:00 Total observation time: 6 hours
Official Counter: Rod Chase
Visitors: hikers Don Richardson, Glenn Lawrence returned. >From 10am-12pm we and various hikers were inundated by a few hundred water workers having a luncheon at the ski area. They came up the lift with their drinks in hand and soon I was 'on the rocks' for old times sake. Gee, the trees are even taller this year.
Weather: 8am: 20C/68F; NW breeze 8-13kph/5-8mph; 5% overcast w/ light cirrus; "permahaze" left Vis. at 40km/25mi. 9am: 22C/72F; small cumulus on N thru W horizon. 10am: NW wind now 0-8kph/0-5mph; cumulus filled in, 50% overcast. 11am: 23C/73F. Noon: wind to W until 1pm, then back to NW 'til 2pm. At 2pm, as I was leaving 24C/75F; NW wind 0-5kpm/0-3mph.
Raptor Observations: Locals only: TV 14; RT 12 -- at least 8 were immatures
Non-raptor Observations: Raven 7, baby Gray Catbird feeding and being fed, Tree and Barn Swallows 4 each. Towhees - sounding off but not seen.
Predictions: Similar. ======================================================================== Report submitted by Rod Chase (<rodchase...>) Wachusett Mountain information may be found at: www.massbird.org/emhw