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% ======================================================================== Report submitted by Rod Chase (<rodchase...>) Wachusett Mountain information may be found at: http://www.massbird.org/emhw