Date: 8/30/17 7:01 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Wachusett Mountain (30 Aug 2017) 3 Raptors
Wachusett Mountain
Princeton, Massachusetts, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 30, 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 0 0
Osprey 0 3 3
Bald Eagle 1 1 1
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 11 11
Cooper's Hawk 0 3 3
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 1 25 25
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 0
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 0
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 3 44 44
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Observation start time: 10:00:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 4 hours

Official Counter: Rod Chase

Observers: Paul Suihkonen, Ted Mara

Visitors:
Compiler Ted Mara, Observer: Paul Suihkonen (10am-1pm)

Visitors: Worcester Academy, Lesley track team, many hikers.


Weather:
Thought winds would be good today but they stopped
literally!
NW-NE, wind, 1-10mph, 16-19c,
5-60%cc, 10mi visibility, fly SW, high flight.


Raptor Observations:
1 BE sub-adult 11:00AM.
BE, SS and BW all in 11:00 hour.

Non migrating raptors: 5 TV, 1BE adult, only 1 RT.

Wind stopped, killing migration. 1PM.


Non-raptor Observations:
Other: 2 Tiger Swallowtails

Predictions:
Weather predictions: favorable Thursday, W-WNW winds,
temp in 60s, Friday looks better.
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Report submitted by Rod Chase (<rodchase...>)
Wachusett Mountain information may be found at:
www.massbird.org/emhw




 
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