Observation start time: 09:00:00 Observation end time: 11:00:00 Total observation time: 2 hours
Official Counter: Rod Chase
Observers: Ted Mara
Visitors: Visitors: 200 6th graders from Auburn enjoyed the view along with about 50 hikers.
Weather: 9-10am. 8-12mph/13-19kph, W wind, 17c (62). Cc 5%, 3mi/5K visibility. 0 raptors.
10-11am. 6-12mph/10-19kph, W wind, 19c(68). cc 10%, 5 mi/8K visibility. 1 SS
Raptor Observations: Condition: strong W winds kept large raptors down. SS was well below the peak of Wachusett. No local TVs. Only 1 imm. RT ventured to peak level.
Non-raptor Observations: Local Ravens up. One migrating Monarch injured and resting.
Predictions: Friday Partly sunny, with a high near 72. West wind 3 to 7 mph. Conditions similar to today but less wind - potential with less W wind = more raptors. ======================================================================== Report submitted by Rod Chase (<rodchase...>) Wachusett Mountain information may be found at: www.massbird.org/emhw