Date: 10/29/17 8:15 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Wachusett Mountain (27 Oct 2017) 20 Raptors
Wachusett Mountain
Princeton, Massachusetts, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 27, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 0 1
Turkey Vulture 10 204 224
Osprey 0 25 143
Bald Eagle 0 22 113
Northern Harrier 0 4 16
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 89 315
Cooper's Hawk 3 39 121
Northern Goshawk 0 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 3
Broad-winged Hawk 0 155 10348
Red-tailed Hawk 4 33 33
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 45 132
Merlin 0 3 19
Peregrine Falcon 0 15 36
Unknown Accipiter 0 4 28
Unknown Buteo 0 0 4
Unknown Falcon 0 3 8
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 2 16 73

Total: 20 659 11618
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Rod Chase

Observers: Bill Rasku, Paul Roberts

Visitors:
Observers: Paul Roberts (8-11am) and Bill Rasku (compiler) 9am- 3pm.
Items of interest: Drone at ski lift area; 2 school
groups: 1st-2nd graders and high school group;
Pretty busy on the tower, people from GE, WA, HI.
Photo shoot for a couple.


Weather:
At start: Temp 45F with 15mph West wind gusting to 25.
By 11:00 the wind was only 5-10 W to SW with moments of
calm.
Clear skies 0% cloud and sunny. Visibility 10mi, a little haze, but Mt
Chocorua visible all day.
Temp 54 with 4 mph SW by 3 pm.

Raptor Observations:
Locals: 3 RT , 3 TV, Imm BE, Mature BE.

Non-raptor Observations:
Locals: 2 Ravens.
Migrating: 35 Canada Geese and 5 Monarchs.

Predictions:
n/a: posted 10/29 by rod c.
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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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