Date: 9/27/17 6:26 pm
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Wachusett Mountain (27 Sep 2017) 2 Raptors

Date: Wed, 27 Sep 2017 16:46:20 -0800
From: <reports...>
Subject: Wachusett Mountain (27 Sep 2017) 2 Raptors



Wachusett Mountain
Princeton, Massachusetts, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 27, 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 1 104 107
Bald Eagle 0 83 86
Northern Harrier 0 10 10
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 186 198
Cooper's Hawk 0 72 76
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 2
Broad-winged Hawk 0 10152 10183
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 0
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 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: 2 10795 10849
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Observation start time: 10:30:00
Observation end time: 13:00:00
Total observation time: 2.5 hours

Official Counter: Rod Chase

Observers: Marty McNamara, Ted Mara

Visitors:
Observers: Ted Mara (compiler, 10:30am-1pm)
Marty McNamara (11am-1pm).

Visitors: about two dozen hikers.


Weather:
Weather: Wind speed 0-5 mph/0-8kph, SW-WSW,
75-79F/24-26C, 60-70% humidity, 5% cloud cover,
visibility 2 miles/3km (hazy).

Conditions: few clouds and only at the horizon; blue sky.
Hazy, hot with light wind on and off, visibility poor.

Raptor Observations:
Time: 1030-1 pm = 2 1/2 hrs.
Raptors: OS 1, SS 1.
Total 2.
Local raptors: 2 TV only. No RT, ML.



Non-raptor Observations:
No Ravens.
Migrants: 1 Chimney Swift

Predictions:
Thursday
Partly sunny, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high
near 72. North wind 8 to 13 mph.

(Friday)
(Sunny, with a high near 63. Northwest wind around 6 mph.)

The Robert's report says optimism for the next 4 days:
a cold front and north winds.
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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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