Date: 9/2/18 5:03 am
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Wachusett Mountain (01 Sep 2018) 16 Raptors

Date: Sat, 1 Sep 2018 19:00:00 -0800
From: <reports...>
Subject: Wachusett Mountain (01 Sep 2018) 16 Raptors


Wachusett Mountain
Princeton, 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 1
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 1 1 13
Bald Eagle 0 0 5
Northern Harrier 0 0 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 1 8
Cooper's Hawk 2 2 2
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 10 10 83
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 1
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 0
Merlin 0 0 1
Peregrine Falcon 2 2 2
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: 16 16 117
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter:

Observers: Bill Rasku, Ted Mara, Tom Gottschang

Visitors:
Counter: Ted Mara
Observers: Bill Rasku, Bill Lambot, Jim McCoy
plus help from Jason Ruckdeschel, Tom Gottschang.

Visitors: Esko and Peg Ala-Nisula, Paul Suihkonen, Tyler and Doug Bushmen



Weather:
Light wind 1-5mph/2-8kph, East winds, sometimes SE,
temps 16-22C/61-72F; 30-90% cc; Brutal visibility:
5-10k/8-16mi. Possible explanation why BW counts are
low.
Observation notes: poor visibility with brief
improvement at 11 am.

Raptor Observations:
Raptors: 1 OS, SS 1, CH 2, BW 10, PG 2 = 16 total

Local raptors: constant flying circus after 11am, with
6 juv. RT; 12 mostly juv. TV; CH 2; BW 1; ML 1 (or 2?).


Non-raptor Observations:
Non raptors: 12 Ravens, 4 Barn Swallow, 5 Chimney Swifts,
2 N. Towhees

83 migrating Double Crested Cormorants

Predictions:


Forecast: Light SW winds. (Barf.)

Sunday: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny,
with a high near 80. Southwest wind 3 to 8 mph.

Labor Day: Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise, mostly
cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 88. West wind 6 to
8 mph.
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Report submitted by Rod Chase (<rodchase...>)
Wachusett Mountain information may be found at:
http://www.massbird.org/emhw


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=228

 
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