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.
Predictions: Forecast: mid 50s, Sunny, NE wind turning to ENE at 11 am, 5-10 mph. Some possibilities for migration. ======================================================================== Report submitted by Rod Chase (<rodchase...>) Wachusett Mountain information may be found at: www.massbird.org/emhw