Date: 9/10/17 8:47 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Wachusett Mountain (10 Sep 2017) 602 Raptors
Wachusett Mountain
Princeton, Massachusetts, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 10, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 1 1 1
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 8 24 27
Bald Eagle 21 35 38
Northern Harrier 3 3 3
Sharp-shinned Hawk 18 31 43
Cooper's Hawk 15 22 26
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 516 1339 1370
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 0
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 9 16 16
Merlin 1 1 1
Peregrine Falcon 1 5 5
Unknown Accipiter 3 3 3
Unknown Buteo 0 0 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 6 8 8

Total: 602 1488 1542
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter: Rod Chase

Observers: Ann Howe, Colleen Tank, Dave Brown, Paul Roberts, Ted Mara

Visitors:
Observers: Paul Roberts, Dave Brown, Colleen Tank, Blair
Elzenbeck, Rod Chase, Ted Mara, Anne Howe, Bill Rasku,
Merrimac Bird Club's Bill, Evelyn, Mike and Ron, Lynn,
Meghan Gately and Matt Bullus, Mark Milnamow, Pat Kelly,
Tom Gottschang with Suzanne and Karen, Ursula and Dave
Goodine, Christine Restell, Judy Gordon, John Cannizzo.
Also: Artie and Danielle McDermott with Allison, Gail and Jay Cormier,
Mark Burns, Jerry and Jan Burke, Rich and Cheryl, Laura delaFlor, Mark
Burns.


Weather:
At start: NE breeze 0-3mph/0-5kph; all blue except N-W horizon had
cumulus,5% overcast; Vis. 20mi/32km. Temps increased approx.1 degree/hr.
thru day, slowed by the advance of cloud cover.
By noon: overcast 80% with large cumulus; north breeze died off (0-3mph)
and flight slowed as well.

Raptor Observations:
Many high altitude flights and peels today -- up and
into cloud bases. What did we miss above them?
At midday many BW's were feasting on bugs waaay up there.
Black Vulture, 3 NH's and passing ML all firsts of year.
21 BE's is Wachusett's 2nd highest day's count ever!

Non-raptor Observations:
23 Cormorants, 20 Canada Geese, 5 Monarchs.
Locals: Ravens 10.

Predictions:
Sunny, with a high near 78. Northwest wind 5 to 7 mph.
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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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