Observation start time: 08:00:00 Observation end time: 15:30:00 Total observation time: 7.5 hours
Official Counter: Brian Rusnica
Observers: Tom Pirro
Visitors: A group from Mass Audubon Stony Brook led by Doug Williams, John Burke, Greg Rusnica, Randy M.
Weather: Light N and NW winds all day and crisp, partially cloudy yet dry despite some ominous rain clouds that passed nearby. Temps between 53-65°F.
Raptor Observations: A surprisingly busy kickoff to Mt. Watatic's Fall 2017 Season. Birds were moving almost instantly, and streams of high Broad-winged Hawks kept the count growing through the afternoon. Delightful to register our first 3-digit day of the season.
Non-raptor Observations: 35 Common Raven / 3 Ruby-throated Hummingbird / 3 Common Loon
Predictions: Mostly sunny, slightly warmer, with light N winds throughout the day - ideal for another good push of birds. ======================================================================== Report submitted by Brian Rusnica (<brian_rusnica...>) Mount Watatic information may be found at: http://massbird.org/EMHW/