Date: 8/27/19 6:36 pm
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Wachusett Mountain (27 Aug 2019) 11 Raptors

Date: Tue, 27 Aug 2019 16:59:40 -0800
From: <reports...>
Subject: Wachusett Mountain (27 Aug 2019) 11 Raptors


Wachusett Mountain
Princeton, Massachusetts, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 27, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 4 4
Bald Eagle 1 2 2
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 10 10
Cooper's Hawk 2 5 5
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 4 46 46
Red-tailed Hawk 0 1 1
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 1 1
Merlin 1 1 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 1 1

Total: 11 71 71
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Observation start time: 08:00:00 Observation end time: 14:00:00 Total
observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Rod Chase

Observers: Bill Rasku

Visitors:
Observer: Bill Rasku 8-2 (Daryl Turek 9:30-2 and Marty McNamara 1:30-2
assisted.)
[Data entry; Rod Chase]

Weather:
Watch was 8 am-2 pm (360 minutes) by Bill Rasku (thanks!)

Temp: 58 F -70 F [14.5-21 C] Visibility 20 mi [32 Km] Hazy but mountains
and Boston quite visible. Sunny. [Cloud cover:] 5% cirrus at 8 am to 50%
cloudy with possible rain
clouds in the distance S and W at 2 pm.
Wind WSW 2-5 mph
Raptor Observations:
9:06 SS
9:46 BW
10:03 Merlin
10:09 BW
10:11 BW
10:18 BW
10:20 CH imm 10:48 SS (dive bombed by 10 tree swallows)
11:06 BE Mature 12:42 SS and CH
Migrants all from the NE.

Local raptors: 20+ TV flying all day with one kettle of 13, 1 RT, 4
mature BE, 1 ML, 1 CH

Non-raptor Observations:
Towhee, Catbird, Chickadee, Chimney Swift, Cedar Waxwing, plus hundreds
of swallows all day (approx 30+ Tree Swallows early in the
day and 250+ Barn Swallows in migration all day ...this is a very low
estimation?)

Predictions:
(Tonight) Mostly cloudy, with a low around 55. Southwest wind 3 to 5 mph.

Tomorrow
A chance of showers, mainly after 4 pm. Cloudy, with a high near 78. Calm
wind becoming south 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is
30%
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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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