Date: 9/25/17 11:28 am
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Wachusett Mountain (23 Sep 2017) 80 Raptors
Thanks to Rod Chase for the following. Sorry for the delay getting this out.

Barbara Volkle
Northborough, MA
<barb620...>

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Date: Sat, 23 Sep 2017 20:16:45 -0800
From: <reports...>
Subject: Wachusett Mountain (23 Sep 2017) 80 Raptors


Wachusett Mountain
Princeton, Massachusetts, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 23, 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 4 98 101
Bald Eagle 2 80 83
Northern Harrier 1 10 10
Sharp-shinned Hawk 21 169 181
Cooper's Hawk 7 65 69
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 23 10116 10147
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 0
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 5 73 73
Merlin 3 12 12
Peregrine Falcon 0 19 19
Unknown Accipiter 2 13 13
Unknown Buteo 0 2 3
Unknown Falcon 0 5 5
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 12 44 44

Total: 80 10708 10762
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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: Ann Howe, Bob Secatore, Colleen Tank, Dave Brown,
Jack Miano, John Cannizzo, Kathryn Chihowski, Ted Mara

Visitors:
Observers: Ted Mara (c). Colleen Tank (ac) Dave Brown,
Ann Howe, Bob Secatore, Kathryn Chihowski, John Cannizzo,
Jack Miano, Susan Williamson, Marcus Rhodes,
Tom Gottschang,Ursula Goodine.

Additional observers and guests: Judy Davis, Herb Stone,
Dave Goodine, Will Martens, Dave Carlson, Ed Pavlis,
Doug Pederson, Bob Parker, Alvin Laasanen, Tom Jacobson,
Henry Lappen, Ryan Doherty, Matt Bollus, Linda Ferraresso,
Mike Green, Julie Logan, Bill George, Job Dekker, Dan and
Deborah Kilpatrick and others.
Hundreds of hikers and sightseers as ski lift in operation.


Weather:
Weather: wind speed 5-15mph(8-24kph) until 9am, 3-5(5-8kph)
to 10, 1-3 (2-5kpm) until 4pm.
Wind NNW, Temp: 13c(55F) until 9am, 17c(63F) until 10,
22c(72F) until 12pm, 24(75F) until 4.
Cloud cover 100% until 9am, 30% until 10, 0% until 4pm.
Visibility 10 miles.
No precipitation.

Raptor Observations:
Flight low in am, higher in pm.

Flight was very slow to start, picked up in the afternoon.
Many eyes scouring for very few of the expected raptors.

Local raptors: 8 TV, 2 BE imm, 2 RT, 2 ML.

Non-raptor Observations:
8 Ravens
Butterflies: 9 Monarchs, 3 Tiger swallowtails.

Predictions:
Forecast: mild North winds, temperatures in the 80's,
sunny; some possibilities.

(rod chase note: Clarry Hill in Maine had 531 hawks late today. If they get
an early start these raptors could reach us tomorrow; low wind and heat ...
possibly Monday?)
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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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<b>Wachusett Mountain</b><br>Princeton, Massachusetts, USA<br><br><table border=1><tr><td colspan=4 bgcolor=c0c0e0><b>Daily Raptor Counts: </b>Sep 23, 2017</td></tr><tr><td><b><font color=2020c0>Species</font></b></td><td><font color=2020c0>Day's Count</font></td><td><font color=2020c0>Month Total</font></td><td><font color=2020c0>Season Total</font></td></tr><tr><td>Black Vulture</td><td align=right>0</td><td align=right>1</td><td align=right>1</td></tr>
<tr><td>Turkey Vulture</td><td align=right>0</td><td align=right>0</td><td align=right>0</td></tr>
<tr><td>Osprey</td><td align=right>4</td><td align=right>98</td><td align=right>101</td></tr>
<tr><td>Bald Eagle</td><td align=right>2</td><td align=right>80</td><td align=right>83</td></tr>
<tr><td>Northern Harrier</td><td align=right>1</td><td align=right>10</td><td align=right>10</td></tr>
<tr><td>Sharp-shinned Hawk</td><td align=right>21</td><td align=right>169</td><td align=right>181</td></tr>
<tr><td>Cooper's Hawk</td><td align=right>7</td><td align=right>65</td><td align=right>69</td></tr>
<tr><td>Northern Goshawk</td><td align=right>0</td><td align=right>0</td><td align=right>0</td></tr>
<tr><td>Red-shouldered Hawk</td><td align=right>0</td><td align=right>1</td><td align=right>1</td></tr>
<tr><td>Broad-winged Hawk</td><td align=right>23</td><td align=right>10116</td><td align=right>10147</td></tr>
<tr><td>Red-tailed Hawk</td><td align=right>0</td><td align=right>0</td><td align=right>0</td></tr>
<tr><td>Rough-legged Hawk</td><td align=right>0</td><td align=right>0</td><td align=right>0</td></tr>
<tr><td>Golden Eagle</td><td align=right>0</td><td align=right>0</td><td align=right>0</td></tr>
<tr><td>American Kestrel</td><td align=right>5</td><td align=right>73</td><td align=right>73</td></tr>
<tr><td>Merlin</td><td align=right>3</td><td align=right>12</td><td align=right>12</td></tr>
<tr><td>Peregrine Falcon</td><td align=right>0</td><td align=right>19</td><td align=right>19</td></tr>
<tr><td>Unknown Accipiter</td><td align=right>2</td><td align=right>13</td><td align=right>13</td></tr>
<tr><td>Unknown Buteo</td><td align=right>0</td><td align=right>2</td><td align=right>3</td></tr>
<tr><td>Unknown Falcon</td><td align=right>0</td><td align=right>5</td><td align=right>5</td></tr>
<tr><td>Unknown Eagle</td><td align=right>0</td><td align=right>0</td><td align=right>0</td></tr>
<tr><td>Unknown Raptor</td><td align=right>12</td><td align=right>44</td><td align=right>44</td></tr>
<tr><td><b><font color=c02020>Total:</font></b></td><td align=right><font color=c02020>80</font></td><td align=right><font color=c02020>10708</font></td><td align=right><font color=c02020>10762</font></td></tr></table><br><br><table cellspacing=2 cellpadding=2><tr><td>Observation start time: </td><td>07:30:00 </td></tr><tr><Td>Observation end time: </td><Td>16:00:00 </td></tr><tr><td>Total observation time: </td><td>8.5 hours</td></tr><tr><td>Official Counter</td><td>Rod Chase</td></tr><tr><td>Observers: </td><td>Ann Howe, Bob Secatore, Colleen Tank, Dave Brown, Jack Miano, John Cannizzo, Kathryn Chihowski, Ted Mara</td></tr></table><br><br><br><b>Visitors:</b><br>Observers: Ted Mara (c). Colleen Tank (ac) Dave Brown,
Ann Howe, Bob Secatore, Kathryn Chihowski, John Cannizzo,
Jack Miano, Susan Williamson, Marcus Rhodes,
Tom Gottschang,Ursula Goodine.

Additional observers and guests: Judy Davis, Herb Stone,
Dave Goodine, Will Martens, Dave Carlson, Ed Pavlis,
Doug Pederson, Bob Parker, Alvin Laasanen, Tom Jacobson,
Henry Lappen, Ryan Doherty, Matt Bollus, Linda Ferraresso,
Mike Green, Julie Logan, Bill George, Job Dekker, Dan and
Deborah Kilpatrick and others.
Hundreds of hikers and sightseers as ski lift in operation.<br><br><b>Weather:</b><br>Weather: wind speed 5-15mph(8-24kph) until 9am, 3-5(5-8kph)
to 10, 1-3 (2-5kpm) until 4pm.
Wind NNW, Temp: 13c(55F) until 9am, 17c(63F) until 10,
22c(72F) until 12pm, 24(75F) until 4.
Cloud cover 100% until 9am, 30% until 10, 0% until 4pm.
Visibility 10 miles.
No precipitation. <br><br><b>Raptor Observations:</b><br>Flight low in am, higher in pm.

Flight was very slow to start, picked up in the afternoon.
Many eyes scouring for very few of the expected raptors.

Local raptors: 8 TV, 2 BE imm, 2 RT, 2 ML.<br><br><b>Non-raptor Observations:</b><br>8 Ravens
Butterflies: 9 Monarchs, 3 Tiger swallowtails.<br><br><b>Predictions:</b><br>Forecast: mild North winds, temperatures in the 80's,
sunny; some possibilities.

(rod chase note: Clarry Hill in Maine had 531 hawks late today. If they get
an early start these raptors could reach us tomorrow; low wind and heat ...
possibly Monday?)<br><br><hr>Report submitted by Rod Chase (<a href="mailto:<rodchase...>"><rodchase...></a>)<br>Wachusett Mountain information may be found at: <a href="www.massbird.org/emhw">www.massbird.org/emhw</a><br>More information at <a href="http://hawkcount.org">hawkcount.org</a>: [<a href="http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=228">Site Profile</a>] [<a href="http://hawkcount.org/day_summary.php?rsite=228&ryear=2017&rmonth=09&rday=23">Day Summary</a>] [<a href="http://hawkcount.org/month_summary.php?rsite=228&ryear=2017&rmonth=09">Month Summary</a>]<br><br><hr><br>



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