Observation start time: 08:00:00 Observation end time: 15:00:00 Total observation time: 7 hours
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
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. ======================================================================== Report submitted by Rod Chase (<rodchase...>) Wachusett Mountain information may be found at: http://www.massbird.org/emhw