Date: 11/5/17 8:36 pm
From: <reports...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Wachusett Mountain (04 Nov 2017) 102 Raptors
Wachusett Mountain
Princeton, Massachusetts, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Nov 04, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 0 1
Turkey Vulture 44 44 268
Osprey 0 0 143
Bald Eagle 2 2 115
Northern Harrier 4 4 20
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 3 318
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 121
Northern Goshawk 0 0 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 4 4 7
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 10348
Red-tailed Hawk 42 42 75
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 132
Merlin 0 0 19
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 36
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 28
Unknown Buteo 1 1 5
Unknown Falcon 0 0 8
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 2 2 75

Total: 102 102 11720
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Official Counter: Rod Chase

Observers: Bill Rasku, Ted Mara, Tom Gottschang

Visitors:
Observers: Bill Rasku, Ted Mara(compiler), Tom Gottschang


Visitors: Dan Bernard, Ford Wikoff, Karen Mills, and VIP
Tom Pirro.
Many hikers, people interested in hawks. Did run out of
EMHW literature ...


Weather:
1-10 mph, N to ENE, 5-9 Celsius, 50% cc (mostly high
cirrus) 20K visibility.

Good weather, wind, high cirrus clouds, and pretty good
visibility.

Raptor Observations:
9am - 3:30pm; 6.5 hrs.

Local non migrants: BE 1, CH 1.



Non-raptor Observations:
Migrants: Canada Geese 163, Crows 99, Monarchs 2

Local non migrants: Common Ravens 6, Snow Bunting 2,
Pileated Woodpecker

Predictions:
Forecast is to be rain showers, SE winds and generally unfavorable.
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Report submitted by Rod Chase (<rodchase...>)
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www.massbird.org/emhw


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