Date: 9/23/17 8:18 am
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Wachusett Mountain (22 Sep 2017) 85 Raptors
Thanks to Rod Chase for the following.

Barbara Volkle
Northborough, MA
<barb620...>

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Date: Fri, 22 Sep 2017 18:50:17 -0800
From: <reports...>
Subject: Wachusett Mountain (22 Sep 2017) 85 Raptors


Wachusett Mountain
Princeton, Massachusetts, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 22, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 1 1
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 14 94 97
Bald Eagle 8 78 81
Northern Harrier 1 9 9
Sharp-shinned Hawk 13 148 160
Cooper's Hawk 4 58 62
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 27 10093 10124
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 0
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 6 68 68
Merlin 2 9 9
Peregrine Falcon 3 19 19
Unknown Accipiter 0 11 11
Unknown Buteo 0 2 3
Unknown Falcon 0 5 5
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 7 32 32

Total: 85 10628 10682
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Observation start time: 07:30:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter: Rod Chase

Observers: Bill LaFleche, Colleen Tank, Dave Brown, Paul Roberts,
Rod Chase, Ted Mara, Ursula Goodine

Visitors:
Observers: Ted Mara (AM compiler), Colleen Tank,
Dave Brown, Bill LaFleche, Judy Davis, Herb Stone,
Paul Roberts, George Russell, Judy DeHart, Marcus
Rhodes, Ursula & Dave Goodine, Blair & Susan
Elzenbeck, Christine Restell, Mary Caulway, and
Joe Drega, Rod Chase.
Also, a steady flow of visitors in AM and a trickle
in late afternoon.


Weather:
An extremely gusty day; at least winds from NNE to NE. Many birds seen,
id'd when possible and gone in less than 60 seconds. The morning's cold was
made brutal by the wind - tho' most on the deck were dressed for it.
The wind and the western skies both lightened up a bit in the afternoon.
However rain clouds and fog slowly advanced from SE until Worcester to
Fitchburg was getting wet. Fortunately the slow last hour remained dry. I
did need intermittent wipers driving home to the SW.
Temps 53F to start rose to 60F at 2pm, then to 59 by 4pm. Visibility, at
least NE to W, ranged from 3mi. in am to
5 mi. at 2pm and 10 mi at 3pm.

Raptor Observations:
BE's: imm., 8:21; 2 imm.@ 9:15; adlt, 10:41; adlt,
11:29; adlt, 11:40; imm.,12:01; imm., 12:17lose .
NH close by on east side; immature.

Local: RT 5, TV 12, ML 1.

Non-raptor Observations:
Local: Common Ravens 5.
Another neat, close, and eye-level Pileated fly-by.
1 Monarch.

Predictions:
Mostly cloudy through mid morning, then gradual
clearing, with a high near 83. North wind 5 to 7 mph.
(Wish I wasn't working tomorrow...)
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Report submitted by Rod Chase (<rodchase...>)
Wachusett Mountain information may be found at:
www.massbird.org/emhw


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=228


 
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