Date: 9/10/17 1:56 am
From: <reports...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Wachusett Mountain (09 Sep 2017) 840 Raptors
Wachusett Mountain
Princeton, Massachusetts, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 09, 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 6 16 19
Bald Eagle 8 14 17
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 6 13 25
Cooper's Hawk 7 7 11
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 803 823 854
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 0
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 6 7 7
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 2 4 4
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 2 2 2

Total: 840 886 940
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Rod Chase

Observers: Ann Howe, Bill Rasku, Colleen Tank, Julie Roberts,
Paul Roberts, Ted Mara

Visitors:
Observers: Bill Rasku, Paul Roberts, Ted Mara, Ann Howe, Blaire Elzenbeck,
Joe Bourget, Mark Morris, Colleen Tank, Tom Gottschang, Christine Restell,
Tom McNamara, Julie Roberts, Dan Rossman, Rod Chase and whoever I missed.


Weather:
Started with 50F/10C temps; sky clear55% overcast with clouds at N & W
horizons. Visibility 10mi/16km.
wind was NNW 4-6mph/6-10kph.
Clouds filled in quickly and by 9am was 85% o/c.
Wind 3-5 NNE the NE. 59F/15C and 95 o/c at 10am.
Temp dropped a little tho' visibility to 20mi/32km
at 12pm-1pm; winds still light and from North +/-.
From 1-3 breezes shifted to NW and ending temp
was 61F/16C and 85% overcast.

Raptor Observations:
Note: Bulk of flight was between 11am and 1pm. First
large kettles of BW's for this year were 196 at 11:50am
and 310 from 12:20-12:30pm. Such a fine rush: many close
and high overhead with kettles east, north and west.
BE's: imm. 8:49; imm. male & female 10:12; 1 distant, 11:55; 1 imm. 12:02;
1 juv. 1:15; 2 adults, 2:09pm.
(Local BE, imm. at 1:05.)
Local RT 4, TV 8.

Non-raptor Observations:
Local: Ravens 7.
RT Hummingbirds 3; Monarchs 17: 2 late AM, 15 from 1-3pm.

Predictions:

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 46.
Northwest wind 3 to 6 mph.
Sunday: clear but increasing clouds, high near 70F,
wind 5-7mph from North.
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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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