Date: 9/26/17 5:21 pm
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Wachusett Mountain (26 Sep 2017) 7 Raptors
Date: Tue, 26 Sep 2017 14:53:57 -0800
From: <reports...>
Subject: Wachusett Mountain (26 Sep 2017) 7 Raptors



Wachusett Mountain
Princeton, Massachusetts, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 26, 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 1 103 106
Bald Eagle 1 83 86
Northern Harrier 0 10 10
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 185 197
Cooper's Hawk 0 72 76
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 2
Broad-winged Hawk 1 10152 10183
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 0
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 79 79
Merlin 0 14 14
Peregrine Falcon 0 19 19
Unknown Accipiter 0 21 21
Unknown Buteo 0 2 3
Unknown Falcon 0 5 5
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 45 45

Total: 7 10793 10847
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Observation start time: 09:45:00
Observation end time: 15:45:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Rod Chase

Observers: Bill Rasku

Visitors:
Observers: Bill Rasku, compiler (Thank you!); with
Mary Caulway, Jen Lee.

Visitors: Lindsay Chretien, Joanna Sulins


Weather:
Tuesday Sept 26 9:40-3:40: Hazy again. Boston never
visible, only outline of Mt Monadnock was visible.
Wind NW 3 mph to zero at noon. Then to SSW 3 mph.
Temp 75-84 Cumulus clouds rolled in from north as the
day proceeded.

Raptor Observations:
10:18 mat BE
11:18 SS hawk, 11:20 BW hawk
12:54 Am. Kestrel
2:53 SS hawk
3:05 Osprey, 3:24 SS hawk

Total: 7 migrating raptors
6 hours

Non-raptor Observations:
Locals: 2 imm RT, 20 TV, 7 Raven, imm BE

Predictions:
A chance of showers, mainly between noon and 3pm. Areas
of fog before 10am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high
near 81. Southwest wind 3 to 7 mph.
Chance of precipitation is 30%.
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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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