Date: 10/12/17 7:29 pm
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Wachusett Mountain (11 Oct 2017) 30 Raptors

Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2017 17:02:15 -0800
From: <reports...>
Subject: Wachusett Mountain (11 Oct 2017) 30 Raptors



Wachusett Mountain
Princeton, Massachusetts, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 11, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 0 1
Turkey Vulture 0 103 123
Osprey 2 17 135
Bald Eagle 0 16 107
Northern Harrier 1 1 13
Sharp-shinned Hawk 9 55 281
Cooper's Hawk 6 27 109
Northern Goshawk 0 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 2
Broad-winged Hawk 0 155 10348
Red-tailed Hawk 10 10 10
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 19 106
Merlin 0 1 17
Peregrine Falcon 0 8 29
Unknown Accipiter 0 4 28
Unknown Buteo 0 0 4
Unknown Falcon 0 3 8
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 2 6 63

Total: 30 426 11385
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Rod Chase

Observers: Bill Barnett, Bill Rasku, Carol Barnett, David Goodine,
Ted Mara, Ursula Goodine

Visitors:
Observers: Bill Rasku, Dave Goodine, Ted Mara (c)
Ursula Goodine(c).
Visitors helping with count: Bill and Carol Barnett,
Jeff Hendricks.
Other Visitors: Holy Cross rowing team; Mass. Diplomatic
Corps with representatives from 19 nations; 4 different
local schools; many hikers.


Weather:
At start: Wind NE all day; speed at start 10mph but 5-10
by 9am and 3-5mph from 10m on. Cloud cover was 100% but
decreased in steps to 50% from 11am on.
Visibility 2 miles ... have you seen the haze/smoke?..

Raptor Observations:
8am-2pm 6 hrs.
Raptors:
OS 2 NH 1 SS 9 CH 6 RT 10 UR 2 Total 30

Local raptors: no falcons seen today, 4 RT, 2 BE; 1 adult, 1 Imm.

Non-raptor Observations:
Locals: 19 Ravens, 8 Crows early.
Migrating: 249 Canada Geese.
13 Monarchs.

Predictions:
Forecast: mid 50s, Sunny, NE wind turning to ENE at 11 am,
5-10 mph. Some possibilities for migration.
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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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