Date: 9/2/18 7:54 pm
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Wachusett Mountain (02 Sep 2018) 18 Raptors

Date: Sun, 2 Sep 2018 17:50:25 -0800
From: <reports...>
Subject: Wachusett Mountain (02 Sep 2018) 18 Raptors


Wachusett Mountain
Princeton, Massachusetts, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 02, 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 2 3 15
Bald Eagle 1 1 6
Northern Harrier 0 0 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 1 8
Cooper's Hawk 0 2 2
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 14 24 97
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 0 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: 18 34 135
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Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 13:45:00
Total observation time: 5.25 hours

Official Counter: Rod Chase

Observers: Chris Evans

Visitors:
Observers: Rod Chase, sharp-eyed Chris Evans (2.5 hrs.)
Also great conversations with (and some help from):
Rob & Tina Evans, Craig and Leslie from Worcester,
Barbara & Leslie again.Thanks all.
Another several hundred pleasant folks made the summit
today.


Weather:
Light wind 0-3mph/0-5kph at start and most of day; exception was the 11am
hr when a front raised speed to 5-8mph/8-13kph.
Other similar gusts thru the day were very brief and almost once an hour.
Direction wavered WSW-SW-W SW ..
Noted the gusts would stop whatever was moving or playing; the lulls,
however, quickly brought up the locals and the the migrants.
Temp 63F/17C at start and 75/24 at the end.
Cloud cover 50% at start and 70% at closing time.
Visibility 10mi./16km. all day though haziest in first
1/2 hour.

Raptor Observations:
Totals: 2 OS; 1 BE (adlt. @ 11:22); BW 14; 1 RS
= 18 migrants today.

8:30-9. WSW @ 3-5m/5-8k; 63F/17C; 50% CC; Vis. 16K/10mi.
0 raptors.

9-10. WSW @ 0-3mph/0-5kph.
0 raptors.

10-11. SW; 64F/18F; 60% CC,
4 BW; 1 RS adult.

11-12. W @ 5-8m/8-13kph; 67F/19C.
1 OS; 1 BE; 3 BW.

12-1. SW @ 0-3m/0-5kph.
1 OS; 5 BW.

1-1:45. 75F/24C; 70% CC.
2 BW.

Non-raptor Observations:
Local raptors: 10 TV; CH 1; 1 RS imm.; 8 RT; 2 ML; 1 PG.
Non raptors: 4 Common Raven; 19 Chimney Swift;
4 Tree Swallows.
Today the feisty juv. Merlins chose not to approach the
Peregrine; did hassle the Redtails for their fun.

Predictions:
Forecast:
Tonight:Patchy fog after 5am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy,
with a low around 68. West wind 7 to 9 mph.
Labor Day: Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, mostly sunny with a high near
89. West wind 7 to 9 mph.
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Report submitted by Rod Chase (<rodchase...>)
Wachusett Mountain information may be found at:
http://www.massbird.org/emhw


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