Observation start time: 08:45:00 Observation end time: 15:00:00 Total observation time: 6.25 hours
Official Counter: Rod Chase
Observers: Bill LaFleche, George Russell, Rod Chase
Visitors: Observers: Bill LaFleche, Rod Chase, George Russell. Visitors: 50+ of both hikers and day-trippers plus one polite while 'crazy-happy" elementary school students.
Weather: Even with the windy start the height of flights ranged from low to overhead. Finding birds meant searching blue skies or the nasty haze. We did manage 3 to 9 birds per hour; best hours 10am and 1pm.
Non-raptor Observations: Locals: Common Raven 6, Blue Jay festival day?: 20 plus. Migrating: 37 Canada Geese and 22 Monarchs.
Predictions: Friday Sunny, with a high near 62. Light and variable wind becoming east 5 to 8 mph in the morning. (Similar to today? Colder start but lighter E wind.) ======================================================================== Report submitted by Rod Chase (<rodchase...>) Wachusett Mountain information may be found at: www.massbird.org/emhw