Date: 9/5/17 3:02 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Wachusett Mountain (05 Sep 2017) 1 Raptors
Wachusett Mountain
Princeton, Massachusetts, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 05, 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 6 9
Bald Eagle 0 6 9
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 6 18
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 4
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 0 10 41
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 2 2
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: 1 30 84
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Observation start time: 08:45:00
Observation end time: 12:00:00
Total observation time: 3.25 hours

Official Counter: Rod Chase

Observers: Bill LaFleche, Bill Rasku

Visitors:

First School group had 100+ middle school students from Worcester
Academy. They were flying a drone as well....



Weather:
Very hazy (even Watatic barely visible). Vis 10mi/16km
Sunny blue skies, wind SW 15mph/24kph with gusts to 25mph/40kph.
Temp 71-77F/21-25C.

Raptor Observations:

Migrant: 10:04 1 Peregrine

Locals: 2 imm RT, 1 merlin, 1 BW, 2 TV, 1 imm BE.

Non-raptor Observations:
2 ravens

Predictions:
Showers and possibly a thunderstorm. Some of the storms could produce heavy
rain and frequent lightning. Patchy fog between noon and 4pm.
High near 72. South wind 3 to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
Rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
I won't be up -- but working outside should be a blast...
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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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