Date: 9/5/18 6:18 pm
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Wachusett Mountain (05 Sep 2018) 4 Raptors

Date: Wed, 5 Sep 2018 16:40:45 -0800
From: <reports...>
Subject: Wachusett Mountain (05 Sep 2018) 4 Raptors


Wachusett Mountain
Princeton, Massachusetts, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 05, 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 5 17
Bald Eagle 0 4 9
Northern Harrier 0 0 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 5 12
Cooper's Hawk 0 2 2
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 2 46 119
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 1
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 2 2
Merlin 0 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 0 3 3

Total: 4 73 174
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 12:00:00
Total observation time: 4 hours

Official Counter: Rod Chase

Observers: Jared Keyes, Ted Mara

Visitors:
Counter and observer: Ted Mara, observer Jared Keyes
Visitors: Kevin Smith, Frannie.

Few hikers and more runners.



Weather:
Weather: wind 1-12mph, SW, 23-25c temp.
Visibility 5K, Flight level 2 (unaided eye), flight direction SW.
Cloud cover was 5% all day; clouds low and covering land below to the N, S,
and W.

Raptor Observations:
Hourly
8-9. Wind 1-3, SW, 23c, cloud cover 5%, visibility 5K,
flight level 2, flight direction SW.
0 raptors.

9-10. 25c.
OS 1, BW 2.

10-11. No change in weather.
AK 1.

11-12. no change in weather.
0 raptors.

Total: 4 raptors.

Local raptors: TV 4; RT 4 juveniles.


Non-raptor Observations:
Migrants: 3 Red Breasted Nuthatches, 1 Ruby throated
Hummingbird, 1 Black Throated Green Warbler.

Local birds: 2 Ravens, 3 Chimney Swifts.

Predictions:
Thursday hot, humid, W winds and slow on prospects.
Cold front due late in day, leading to better
migration conditions?

Friday hot, humid, W winds and slow on prospects.
Cold front due late in day Friday, leading to better
migration conditions. (rc)

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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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