Date: 9/7/17 7:51 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Wachusett Mountain (07 Sep 2017) 3 Raptors
Wachusett Mountain
Princeton, Massachusetts, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 07, 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 1 7 10
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 2 12 43
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 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: 3 33 87
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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.
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Report submitted by Rod Chase (<rodchase...>)
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www.massbird.org/emhw


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