Observation start time: 08:00:00 Observation end time: 15:30:00 Total observation time: 7.5 hours
Official Counter: Brian Rusnica
Visitors: Doug Williams and a group of 5 awesome visitors from Mass Audubon Stony Brook.
Weather: Overcast, very cool in the 60s, with friendly Northerly breezes all day.
Raptor Observations: Good diversity throughout the morning, and then the last hour saw the first sizable groups of Broad-winged Hawks this season, with a stream of 18 birds followed by a kettle of 12 with some Ospreys mixed in.
A baker's dozen of Ospreys today were very impressive!
A juvenile Broad-winged Hawk perched in the meadow across from the Watatic parking lot greeted me early this morning. Great looks as this bird patiently hunted the wetland.
Non-raptor Observations: 40 Common Raven 3 Dark-eyed Junco 1 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 5 Cedar Waxwing
Predictions: Cool, mostly cloudy, with an ENE wind - should be a good chance to beat today's numbers. ======================================================================== Report submitted by Brian Rusnica (<brian_rusnica...>) Mount Watatic information may be found at: http://www.massbird.org/emhw