Date: 10/7/17 7:39 pm
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Wachusett Mountain (07 Oct 2017) 8 Raptors
Date: Sat, 7 Oct 2017 18:04:01 -0800
From: <reports...>
Subject: Wachusett Mountain (07 Oct 2017) 8 Raptors


Wachusett Mountain
Princeton, Massachusetts, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 07, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 0 1
Turkey Vulture 0 98 118
Osprey 1 12 130
Bald Eagle 0 13 104
Northern Harrier 0 0 12
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 36 262
Cooper's Hawk 1 16 98
Northern Goshawk 0 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 2
Broad-winged Hawk 0 155 10348
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 0
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 17 104
Merlin 0 1 17
Peregrine Falcon 2 7 28
Unknown Accipiter 1 3 27
Unknown Buteo 0 0 4
Unknown Falcon 0 3 8
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 4 61

Total: 8 366 11325
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Observation start time: 08:45:00
Observation end time: 14:30:00
Total observation time: 5.75 hours

Official Counter: Rod Chase

Observers: Bill Rasku

Visitors:
Many thanks to Bill Rasku for compiling this report and to Bill Phelps and
Charlie Roche who assisted in the watch.



Weather:
Sat Oct 7 8:45am-2:30pm EST
Temp 62F at start, 72F at finish.
Wind 7mph from South; 2mph at noon and 6mph with
gusts to 12 at the end.
50-80% cloudy and very hazy; Monadnock only slightly
visible at the end of the day.

Raptor Observations:
Birds seen to south or west side of mountain.
Locals: 2 RT, 4 TV.

Non-raptor Observations:
Local: Common Raven 8.
Migrating:25 Canada Geese.

**Last car day: Oct 29 according to Ranger Charlotte.**

Predictions:
Forecast not pretty.

A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1pm, then a slight chance of
showers after 4pm. Cloudy, with a high near 75. Southwest wind 9 to 13 mph,
with gusts as high as 29 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
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Report submitted by Rod Chase (<rodchase...>)
Wachusett Mountain information may be found at:
www.massbird.org/emhw


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