Observation start time: 08:30:00 Observation end time: 15:30:00 Total observation time: 7 hours
Official Counter: Rod Chase
Observers: Bill LaFleche, Bill Rasku, Marty McNamara, Rod Chase, Ted Mara
Visitors: Observers: Bill Rasku, Rod Chase, Bill LaFleche, Ted Mara and Marty McNamara. Visitors: pleasant talks with Mark Natichioni, Katherine Wyman, Al Johnson and several other visitors to the deck.
Weather: Another wonderful Aug. 24 .. uh oh, SEPT. 24. Temp 72-79 on the hill and considerably warmer down below. Blue sky gradually filled with cumulus as a light breeze of 5mph max (all day) shifted from NE in 1st hour to the E in the last. There was a very dense haze at first with visibility 2 mi.max. Vis. eventually to 5 mi. at 11am and 10 mi. at 1pm. Great lift available again but the high temps and late east wind just shut off the dripping hawk-faucet.
Raptor Observations: Migrating BE, distant, 10:45. Most flights lower in early AM, much higher later. Local: adult BE to north at noon, RT's 7, TV's 20.
Non-raptor Observations: Ravens 16. Rock Pigeon close flyover, 1 chimney swift. Monarchs 4.
Predictions: This might not 'open the faucet':
Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 83. Light and variable wind ... ======================================================================== Report submitted by Rod Chase (<rodchase...>) Wachusett Mountain information may be found at: www.massbird.org/emhw