Date: 9/11/18 10:15 am
From: robert hill <bob8hill...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Re: massbird-digest V17 #254
Great Egret - Rte 119 in Pepperell

A great egret has been in the area for over 2 weeks now in the field
to the right as you cross the bridge on Rte 119 over the Nashua River
entering Pepperell. I saw it this morning on the way to work. It is
often near the road and sometimes visible from the boat launch. FIrst
time I've seen one there in the 17 years I've lived nearby.
Bob Hill - Groton

On Tue, Sep 11, 2018 at 12:39 PM massbird-digest
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> massbird-digest Tuesday, September 11 2018 Volume 17 : Number 254
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> Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2018 09:55:57 -0400
> From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
> Subject: [MASSBIRD] Wachusett Mountain (08 Sep 2018) 63 Raptors
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> Date: Sun, 9 Sep 2018 21:28:35 -0800
> From: <reports...>
> Subject: Wachusett Mountain (08 Sep 2018) 63 Raptors
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> Wachusett Mountain
> Princeton, Massachusetts, USA
> Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 08, 2018
> - -------------------------------------------------------------------
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> Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
> - ------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
> 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
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> 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
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> Official Counter: Rod Chase
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> Observers: Blair Elzenbeck, Colleen Tank, Dave Brown, David Brinker,
> George Russell, Paul Roberts, Ted Mara, Tom Gottschang
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> 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.
> ========================================================================
> Report submitted by Rod Chase (<rodchase...>)
> Wachusett Mountain information may be found at:
> http://www.massbird.org/emhw
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> More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=228
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> Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2018 18:53:49 -0400
> From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
> Subject: [MASSBIRD] Wachusett Mountain (09 Sep 2018) 131 Raptors
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> Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2018 13:30:45 -0800
> From: <reports...>
> Subject: Wachusett Mountain (09 Sep 2018) 131 Raptors
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>
> Wachusett Mountain
> Princeton, Massachusetts, USA
> Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 09, 2018
> - -------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
> - ------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
> Black Vulture 0 0 1
> Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
> Osprey 8 21 33
> Bald Eagle 19 27 32
> Northern Harrier 1 3 4
> Sharp-shinned Hawk 12 25 32
> Cooper's Hawk 7 9 9
> Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
> Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 1
> Broad-winged Hawk 52 134 207
> Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 1
> Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
> Golden Eagle 0 0 0
> American Kestrel 12 21 21
> Merlin 8 15 16
> Peregrine Falcon 0 3 3
> Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
> Unknown Buteo 2 3 3
> Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
> Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
> Unknown Raptor 10 18 18
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> Total: 131 280 381
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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: Bill Rasku, Colleen Tank, Dave Brown, Jack Miano,
> Janet Kovner, Nancy Given, Paul Roberts, Ted Mara
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> Visitors:
> Observers:Ted Mara,Janet Kovner,Nancy Givens,Dave Brown,
> Colleen Tank,Tom Gottschang,Rod Chase,Paul Roberts,
> Susan Williamson,Ann Howe,Bill Rasku,Greg McGuane,
> Meghan Gately,Matt Bullus,Susan Moses,Ursula & Dave
> Goodine,'Big Jack' Lash,John & Andrea Cannizzo,Mark
> Burns,Jack Miano, Jackie Boucher.[apologies if I
> missedany.. do let me know.]
> Many hikers, ski lift riders and drive-ups and many queries about the
> watch. I'm sure a few are planning to return (and that they'll bring more
> clothing.It's Septembrrr.)
>
>
> Weather:
> (So much for the "mostly sunny" forecast!)
> Winds: From NE thru most of the day with slight shift to ENE in the last 2
> hours. Morning definitely chilly with breeze at 3-8mph/5-13kph all morning
> with infrequent gusts early in the 12-15m/19-24k range. At noon wind
> dropped to 0-5mph/0-8kph for rest of the watch.
> Temperature slowly climbed from 50F/10C to 57/14 at the end.
> Cloud cover 100% all morning and, generously, maybe 95% in the afternoon as
> a slight brightening in the NE occurred.
> Visibility 10 mi./ 16 km. all day.
>
> Raptor Observations:
> Watch was 7 hrs. 8am - 4pm. From 8-10am we enjoyed
> a nice rush of close falcons. From 10am 'til noon
> the BE's and BW's took over; then the winds backed
> off and the pace slowed somewhat; also the birds were
> frequently more distant.
> OS 8;BE 19;NH 1;SS 12;NH 1;BW 52;AK 12;ML 8;UB 2;UR 10.
> Total 131 migrating.
>
> Locals: TV 6; BE 3; CH 2; BW 3; RT 7.
>
> Non-raptor Observations:
> Monarchs: 13
> Common Raven 6; Cedar Waxwings 19; Chimney Swifts 3;
> Towhees, Juncos and others sounding from the shrubs.
>
> Predictions:
> Rainies thru Tuesday? grrr.
> ========================================================================
> Report submitted by Rod Chase (<rodchase...>)
> Wachusett Mountain information may be found at:
> http://www.massbird.org/emhw
>
>
> More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=228
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> Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2018 18:55:08 -0400
> From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
> Subject: [MASSBIRD] Wachusett Mountain (10 Sep 2018) 1 Raptors
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> Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2018 14:33:50 -0800
> From: <reports...>
> Subject: Wachusett Mountain (10 Sep 2018) 1 Raptors
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>
> Wachusett Mountain
> Princeton, Massachusetts, USA
> Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 10, 2018
> - -------------------------------------------------------------------
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> Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
> - ------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
> 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
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> 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
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> Official Counter: Rod Chase
>
> Observers: Bill Rasku, Chris Eddy, Marty McNamara
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> 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
>
>
> More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=228
>
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> Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2018 12:36:12 -0400
> From: William Freedberg <4mrfish...>
> Subject: [MASSBIRD] Back issues of Audubon and academic journals to 1901: Free or best offer
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> Massbirders,
>
> The Massachusetts Audubon Society is cleaning out some duplicate
> collections from its library. Some items are going to universities, but
> others are not yet spoken for.
> Up for grabs are complete or near-complete runs of the following
> periodicals since the early 20thC:
>
> - --Bird Lore (AKA Audubon Magazine after 1943). Vols. 3-47 and 55-61 Various
> hardcover bindings. Issues from 1901-1959.
> Initially the journal of the Massachusetts Audubon Society, eventually
> taken on by the National Audubon Society.
>
> - --Audubon Field Notes AKA American Birds (after vol. 24). Vols. 1-19
> (hardcover) and 20-29 (hardcover). Vols. 33-59 (softcover magazine
> binding). 1947-2004.
> A journal of the National Audubon Society focusing on US bird records,
> distribution, and biology.
>
> - --Bulletin of the Wilson Ornithological Society. Vols. 47-90 (hardcover
> binding) and vols. 92:1-115 (softcover handbook binding). 1935-2003.
> An academic journal.
>
> Please help these books find good homes!
> These are some serious works that take up serious shelf space. Only offers
> to take complete sets will be considered.
>
> Good birding,
> Will Freedberg
> Belmont
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