Date: 9/4/18 7:49 pm
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Wachusett Mountain (04 Sep 2018) 35 Raptors

Date: Tue, 4 Sep 2018 18:20:26 -0800
From: <reports...>
Subject: Wachusett Mountain (04 Sep 2018) 35 Raptors


Wachusett Mountain
Princeton, Massachusetts, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 04, 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 4 16
Bald Eagle 3 4 9
Northern Harrier 0 0 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 4 5 12
Cooper's Hawk 0 2 2
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 20 44 117
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 1
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 1 1
Merlin 3 3 4
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 3 3 3

Total: 35 69 170
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 14:30:00
Total observation time: 5.5 hours

Official Counter: Rod Chase

Observers: Bill Rasku, Chris Evans, Dave Brown, Joe Drega,
Paul Suihkonen, Paul Suihkonen

Visitors:
Observers: Bill Rasku, Rod Chase, Dave Brown, Chris
Evans, Paul Suihkonen, Joe Drega.
Visitors: Don & Janet Richardson with grandson Wesley
returned. Slow trickle of runners, hikers and others
kept us going -- trading stories and laughs-- in the
lulls.


Weather:
Again, light winds and lulls were the rule today, but
at least direction varied from NW to N and back.
Last 1.5 hrs. were nearly windless with some puffs
from the west.
Temp. 72F/22C at start but steady rise to 82f/28c was
"hot stuff" when winds failed.
Overcast: 80% to start, 70% 9am-12pm, 60% cc after
that.
Visibility 10mi./16km. all day.

Raptor Observations:
8:30-9. 0 migrating raptors.
9-10. 2 SS; 12 BW; 1 ML.
10-11. 2 BW.
11-12. 0.
12-1. 1 OS; 1 BE (imm. 12:40); 4 BW, 2 ML.
1-2. 1 BE (ad. 1:25); 1 SS; 1 AK.
2-2:30. 1 BE (imm. 2:10); 1 SS; 2 BW; 3 UR -way out in haze.
35 total: 1 OS; 3 BE; 4 SS; 20 BW; 1 AK; 3 ML, 3 UR.

Local raptors: 15 TV; 1 OS; 2 BE (ad., imm.); 1 RS;
3 BW; 12 RT [imm. 10, ad 2]; 1 AK; 3 ML; 1 PG.


Non-raptor Observations:
Non raptors: 3 Common Raven; 4 Chimney Swifts.
Monarchs 2.
Dragonflies everywhere: approx. 210

Predictions:
Wednesday: Partly sunny, with a high near 87. Southwest wind 5 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


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