Observation start time: 10:00:00 Observation end time: 15:00:00 Total observation time: 5 hours
Official Counter: Rod Chase
Observers: Bill LaFleche, Marty McNamara
Visitors: Rod Chase, Bill LaFleche, Marty McNamara. (Bill covered the first hour.)
Slow trickle of nice folks all afternoon.
Weather: W-WNW @ 8-13kph/5-8mph; O/C 90% with low cumulus and high, static stratus. Visibility 16km/10mi. 16C/60F. At 11am winds increased to 16kph/10-12mph with periodic lulls. Still from W; O/C now 50%, cumulus only. After 2pm wind dropped off 0-8kph/0-5mph. O/C 40%.
Raptor Observations: Local: BE's 10:30, distant W; adult 11:30 N with 3 distant UB; BE imm. 12:28. BW adult and then imm. both into close oaks E. RT's 6, TV's 8.
Non-raptor Observations: Ravens 8 at least.
Predictions: Friday A chance of showers, mainly after 5pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 69. West wind 7 to 9 mph.
Saturday A chance of showers, mainly between 11am and 3pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 65. North wind around 6 mph. ======================================================================== Report submitted by Rod Chase (<rodchase...>) Wachusett Mountain information may be found at: www.massbird.org/emhw