Date: 9/8/18 4:41 pm
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Wachusett Mountain (06 Sep 2018) Raptors

Date: Sat, 8 Sep 2018 15:30:52 -0800
From: <reports...>
Subject: Wachusett Mountain (06 Sep 2018) Raptors


Wachusett Mountain
Princeton, Massachusetts, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 06, 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 0 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 0 46 119
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 1
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 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: 0 73 174
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Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 12:30:00
Total observation time: 4 hours

Official Counter:

Observers: Chris Eddy, Doug Wipf, Tom Gottschang

Visitors:
Notes by Tom Gottschang. Thanks for sending them along!

Tom was joined around 10:00 by Doug Wipf and Chris Eddy,
both good recruits.


Weather:
It was pretty well fogged in until about 10:00 or so
and then broken clouds and pretty good visibility out as
far as Mt. Watatic. Boston never appeared.
There was a pretty steady wind from the west.

Raptor Observations:
Around 10:30, some local birds started to appear, no
migrants, as far as we could tell.
Raptors: Two red tails, who popped up repeatedly;
at least two TVs, also multiple appearances;
one unidentified accipiter; a great look at a Merlin, which streaked west
right past us, then turned, came back over the summit and rode a thermal up
several hundred feet.

Non-raptor Observations:
At least two ravens, repeatedly; several chimney
swifts; and one cedar waxwing.
So, you didn't miss much, but it was fun.

Predictions:
(none provided)
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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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