Observation start time: 07:30:00 Observation end time: 17:00:00 Total observation time: 9.5 hours
Official Counter: Judd Nathan, Ted Mara
Observers: Bob Secatore, Craig Jackson, Paul Roberts, Tom Graham
Visitors: Doug Chickering, Sandy Selesky, Sue McGrath, Tom Wetmore
Other Observers: Dave Goodine, Judd Nathan, Ted Mara, Ursula Goodine
Weather: Wind WNW 8-15mph, temperature 1-4c, 10-30%, visibility 20k
Raptor Observations: Non migrating raptors: TV 4, OS 2, NH 2, RT 2, SS 1. Good migration conditions but disappointing numbers, dunno!
Non-raptor Observations: Non raptors migrating: D.C. Cormorants 1, Greater Egrets 9, Kildeer 2, Piping Plovers 16(T. Westmore). Purple Martin village set up - thanks Sue and Doug
Predictions: Some potential, light S-SSW winds. ======================================================================== Report submitted by Ted Mara (<tedmara...>) Plum Island MA information may be found at: http://www.massbird.org/emhw
Site Description: The Plum Island Hawk Watch is located in parking lot #1 of the Parker River Wildlife Refuge on Plum Island, Newburyport, MA, approximately 32 miles northeast of Boston. It is a volunteer-run spring watchsite with coverage between mid March to mid May.
Directions to site: >From Interstate 95 take exit 57 for Route 113, (Newburyport). Travel east on Rte 113 (which becomes Route 1A in Newbury) for a distance of 3.5 miles to the intersection with Rolfes Lane (there is a traffic light at this intersection). Take a left onto Rolfes Lane and follow to the end of the road which terminates at a stop sign. Take a right at the stop sign. This is the Plum Island Turnpike/Water Street, the only access to Plum Island. Follow the Plum Island Turnpike until you go over the Sgt. Donald Wilkerson Bridge. After you have crossed the Bridge, take your first right. This road will lead you directly to the entrance to Parker River National Wildlife Refuge. The hawkwatch site is Parking Lot #1 of the Parker River National Wildlife Refuge on Plum Island, Newburyport, MA.