Date: 9/10/18 7:02 am
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Wachusett Mountain (08 Sep 2018) 63 Raptors

Date: Sun, 9 Sep 2018 21:28:35 -0800
From: <reports...>
Subject: Wachusett Mountain (08 Sep 2018) 63 Raptors

Wachusett Mountain
Princeton, Massachusetts, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 08, 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 7 13 25
Bald Eagle 4 8 13
Northern Harrier 2 2 3
Sharp-shinned Hawk 7 13 20
Cooper's Hawk 0 2 2
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 27 82 155
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 1
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 5 9 9
Merlin 4 7 8
Peregrine Falcon 1 3 3
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 1 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 5 8 8

Total: 63 149 250
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Rod Chase

Observers: Blair Elzenbeck, Colleen Tank, Dave Brown, David Brinker,
George Russell, Paul Roberts, Ted Mara, Tom Gottschang

Visitors:
Observahs: Ted Mara, Dave Brinker, Blair Elzenbeck; Rob &
Tina Evers, Colleen Tank, Tom Gottschang, George
Russell, Daryl Turek, Paul Roberts, Rod Chase.

Hundreds of hikers and carloads of folks on the hill
and many who stopped to help spot and/or asked how the
hawkwatch worked.


Weather:
Weathah.
Wind: 5-10mph/8-16kpm for 2 hours then dropped to
0-5/0-8 10am thru 1pm when it mostly stopped: 0-3mph/0-5kph until the end.
Direction: from NNE thru 11am, from N until 2pm and NNE in the last hour.

Temp was 59F/15C, rose to high of 64/18 at noon and ebbed to 62F/16.5 at
closing.
Cloud cover 95% until 10am and 100% for rest of day
Visibility 6mi/10K at beginning, 10mi/16k from 10am
on.The haze lessened and the wildfires' smoke remained.
Boston barely visible; Greylock occasionally appeared as a ghost "cloud"
thru scopes.

Raptor Observations:
Raptahs
Migrants: Watch was from 8am to 3pm (EST) totalling 63.

OS 7;BE 4;NH 2;SS 7;BW 27;AK 5;ML 4;PG 1;UB 1; UR 5.
Bald Eagles: 10:41 2nd year bird, full crop; 10:46 also
a 2nd year but no full crop!; 12:45 adult;1:45 adult.

Locals: TV 7; BE 2; CH 2; BW 3; ML 2.

Non-raptor Observations:
Othahs:
Monarchs 24 (nice!)
Migrating: 8 Canada Geese; 3 Chimney Swifts; 1 R-T
hummingbird.

Locals: 6 Common Ravens; 1 Black-throated Gray Warbler.

Predictions:
Mostly sunny with temps in 60's and 6mph North wind.
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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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