Observation start time: 08:00:00 Observation end time: 15:00:00 Total observation time: 7 hours
Official Counter: Brian Rusnica
Observers: Craig Jackson
Visitors: Linda Hunnewell, Joe Turcotte
Weather: Warm, with a lovely NE breeze throughout the day. Some light cirrus clouds developed intermittently, but mostly an icy blue day. Temps 62-80°F.
Raptor Observations: Despite ideal winds, a large Broad-winged Hawk flight was simply not in the pipeline today. A nice handful of Sharp-shinned Hawks (18) kept us mildly entertained for most of the watch. Many URs (unidentified raptors) today, seen as specks trekking down the ridges.
Non-raptor Observations: 9 Common Raven / 3 Dark-eyed Junco
Predictions: Unseasonably hot with light and variable winds. Please drop a line if you do any watching tomorrow on Watatic. ======================================================================== Report submitted by Brian Rusnica (<brian_rusnica...>) Mount Watatic information may be found at: http://massbird.org/EMHW/