Observation start time: 08:00:00 Observation end time: 12:00:00 Total observation time: 4 hours
Official Counter: Rod Chase
Observers: Bill Rasku, Chris Eddy, Marty McNamara
Visitors: Observers: Bill Rasku (Compiler) 8am-12pm. Chris Eddy 9-10:30& Marty McNamara 10:30-noon.
A few hikers plus some entertainment provided by a hula hooping gymnast from 8-9.
Weather: Temp 51F/10.5C, nasty continuous wind ENE-E 10-15mph/16-24kph, Cloud cover 100%, showers by 10:30, rain by noon. Visibility good at 8mi/13km and decreasing by 10am.
Raptor Observations: Migrant 1 Northern Harrier at 11:04
Local: TV 20 (kettling, but not very high); RT 1.
Non-raptor Observations: Migrating: 3 Monarchs. Locals: 1 Common Raven; 8 turkeys on the down road.
Predictions: Tuesday: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 3pm. High near 75F/24C. South wind 6-8mph/10-13kpm. ======================================================================== Report submitted by Rod Chase (<rodchase...>) Wachusett Mountain information may be found at: http://www.massbird.org/emhw