Observation start time: 08:00:00 Observation end time: 16:00:00 Total observation time: 8 hours
Official Counter: Brian Rusnica
Observers: Tom Pirro
Visitors: Chris Auclair, Randy M., Ellen & Mary McManis
Weather: Steady N wind through the day, with clear skies become mostly cloudy in the afternoon and clearing again by evening. Temps 56-67°.
Raptor Observations: Another spectacular "early" season day, with big hour after big hour in the afternoon. Largest group of the day was a massive kettle of 250 Broad-winged Hawks just after 1pm EDT. The second largest group of 180 Broad-wings came right as we were closing shop just before 5pm EDT. What a great opening weekend at Watatic!
Non-raptor Observations: 25 Common Raven / 3 Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Predictions: Forecast predicts warmer temps, dry and light N/NW winds - favorable conditions once again for Broad-wing traffic. ======================================================================== Report submitted by Brian Rusnica (<brian_rusnica...>) Mount Watatic information may be found at: http://massbird.org/EMHW/