Date: 9/1/18 3:37 pm
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Mount Watatic (01 Sep 2018) 52 Raptors

Date: Sat, 1 Sep 2018 14:22:56 -0800
From: <reports...>
Subject: Mount Watatic (01 Sep 2018) 52 Raptors


Mount Watatic
Ashburnham, Massachusetts, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 01, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 2 2 2
Bald Eagle 4 4 4
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 2 2
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 0
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 42 42 42
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 0
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 0
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 1 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 52 52 52
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 13:00:00
Total observation time: 5 hours

Official Counter: Brian Rusnica

Observers:

Visitors:
Josh Cummings from Providence, RI + many day hikers.


Weather:
Cool, mostly overcast, very light winds from the ESE/SE.

Raptor Observations:
The first counting day for the Mount Watatic 2018 Fall season was
surprisingly productive. A nice collection of both migrant and local buteos
kept things interesting. A local Red-shouldered Hawk tangled with a trio of
Broad-wings, resulting in many exhilarating stoops. Later, a Broad-wing
tussled with a persistent Sharp-shinned Hawk right over the Summit.

A trio of Bald Eagles (1 ad, 2 juvs) moving SE together were also an
exciting observation!

Today's most memorable moment was the brief but magnificent appearance of a
local juvenile Northern Goshawk within naked eye of the East Summit. This
is just my 2nd Watatic Goshawk in nearly 300 hours of observation over the
last 4 years. Photos: https://flic.kr/p/29hkxrF

Non-migrant Raptors:
15 Turkey Vulture
2 Red-shouldered Hawk
2 Cooper's Hawk
3 Red-tailed Hawk
2 Broad-winged Hawk
1 Northern Goshawk

Non-raptor Observations:
26 Common Raven


Predictions:
Slightly warmer, not favorable SW winds.
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Report submitted by Brian Rusnica (<brian_rusnica...>)
Mount Watatic information may be found at:
http://www.massbird.org/emhw


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=229

 
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