Observation start time: 06:00:00 Observation end time: 17:00:00 Total observation time: 11 hours
Official Counter: Ted Mara
Observers: Christopher Godfrey, Kathryn Chihowski, Mark Schoene, Ursula Goodine
Visitors: Bill Perry, Tom Graham,, Tom Wetmore. Other Observers: Bob Secatore, Dave Goodine, Doug Chickering, Dave and Doug also assisted in compiling
Weather: Wind 3-30mph, NW-SW, temp 17-34c, cc 0-10#, visibility 15k
Raptor Observations: TV 6, OS 4, NH 1, RT 2, Vast majority of SS were immature. Sexes on AK were even in number. ML mauled by 6 male Purple Martins when he strayed too close to their gourds. Of NH, 2 were males (grey ghosts)
Non-raptor Observations: 80 D. C. Cormorants all before 8am. Good fall-out of migrants for first time this year. T. Wetmore had 11 species of Warblers. Cherry 1958 Ford Falcon migrating South, sweet!
Predictions: Same weather forecast as today, excellent prospects for raptors ======================================================================== Report submitted by Ted Mara (<tedmara...>) Plum Island MA information may be found at: http://www.massbird.org/emhw