Date: 9/10/18 4:01 pm
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Wachusett Mountain (10 Sep 2018) 1 Raptors

Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2018 14:33:50 -0800
From: <reports...>
Subject: Wachusett Mountain (10 Sep 2018) 1 Raptors


Wachusett Mountain
Princeton, Massachusetts, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 10, 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 21 33
Bald Eagle 0 27 32
Northern Harrier 1 4 5
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 25 32
Cooper's Hawk 0 9 9
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 0 134 207
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 1
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 21 21
Merlin 0 15 16
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 3
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 3 3
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 18 18

Total: 1 281 382
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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: 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.
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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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