Date: 9/2/17 4:09 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Wachusett Mountain (02 Sep 2017) 7 Raptors
Wachusett Mountain
Princeton, Massachusetts, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 02, 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 1 4
Bald Eagle 3 6 9
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 4 16
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 4
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 3 7 38
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 1 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 7 19 73
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Observation start time: 07:45:00
Observation end time: 14:30:00
Total observation time: 6.75 hours

Official Counter: Rod Chase

Observers: Bill Rasku

Visitors:
Observer and compiler: Bill Rasku (thanks)
Others observing: Tom Gottschang, Dave Laska, Jim and Kathleen Hogan.
Thanks to our returnees!


Weather:
Sunny, clear, some haze at horizon, a few high
thin clouds, temp 10C/50F at start, 20C/68 at end.
Wind NW 8kph/5mph then to SW 3kph/2mph (after 1 pm).

Raptor Observations:
8:18 1 BW
10:25 1 Adult BE , 1 BW
11:15 1 Adult BE
12:01 1 Adult BE
12:33 1 Peregrine
1:06 1 BW

Non-raptor Observations:
Locals: 4 Raven, 1 adult BW, 3 Imm RT, 2 TV

Predictions:
Not great - showers then east wind?
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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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