Observation start time: 08:00:00 Observation end time: 15:00:00 Total observation time: 7 hours
Official Counter: Brian Rusnica
Visitors: None, one of the quietest days I've seen at Watatic.
Weather: Morning: cool but humid, fog and low clouds making visibility difficult. Summit completely encased in cloud and mist from 10:30-11:30am ET. Afternoon: increasing cloud ceiling but overcast conditions prevailed. Did not see the summit of Pack Monadnock all day, didn't see Wachusett until 3pm ET. Winds were very light from the NE all day.
Raptor Observations: No significant Broad-winged Hawk movement yet again today. A handful of Sharp-shinned Hawks were moving, with two of them buzzing the decoy owl.
Non-raptor Observations: 10 Common Raven 4 Ruby-throated Hummingbird 4 Dark-eyed Junco 2 Eastern Phoebe 5 Chimney Swift 1 Double-crested Cormorant
Predictions: Warmer, drier, light winds. Should not be hard to beat today's total, and still waiting on a significant jailbreak of Broad-wings. ======================================================================== Report submitted by Brian Rusnica (<brian_rusnica...>) Mount Watatic information may be found at: http://www.massbird.org/emhw