Date: 8/30/19 5:28 am
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Wachusett Mountain (29 Aug 2019) 2 Raptors

Date: Thu, 29 Aug 2019 19:51:35 -0800
From: <reports...>
Subject: Wachusett Mountain (29 Aug 2019) 2 Raptors


Wachusett Mountain
Princeton, Massachusetts, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 29, 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 0 2 2
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 10 10
Cooper's Hawk 0 5 5
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 2 48 48
Red-tailed Hawk 0 1 1
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 1 1
Merlin 0 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: 2 73 73
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Observation start time: 08:30:00 Observation end time: 15:00:00 Total
observation time: 6.5 hours

Official Counter: Rod Chase

Observers: Dave Brown, George Russell

Visitors:
Counter Rod Chase
Observers: Dave Brown, George Russell. Assists by
Paul Suihkonen, who also kept us laughing for hours, and Daryl Turek.
Only 60-70 visitors all day -- a pleasant time for all
as we realize school groups and large weekend crowds
are on the horizon.

Weather:
Watch hours: 8:30 am - 3 pm (6.5 hrs. / 390 mins)

Wind speed low today 0-10 mph/0-16 kph at 8:30 then
lowering to 0-5 at 11 am where it remained - with- infrequent "gusts" to
10 mi/16 km - for rest of day.
Winds from NW thru 1 pm and NNW after that.
Cloud cover 25% due mostly to high altitude cirrus band stretching from
NNE to SSW most of the day. It
finally receded towards the ocean as myriad cumulus
clouds puffed up in all directions.
Visibility was a minimum 15 mi./24 km. all day. Temp 59 F/15 C at start
crept steadily to 69 F/20.6 C
by the last hour.

Raptor Observations:
Only 2 migrating today: solo BW's at 1:08 pm (adult)
in SE and went high and west' then a 2nd BW at 2:15
up NNE who made the corner SW far west of our hill.
Locals: adult BE NW who went down towards NNE at 11:45.
TV 10 includes the kettle of 7 who showed us the 1st
migrating BW who passed right over them. Also: RT 6, BW 2, CH 1, SS 3.

Non-raptor Observations:
Swallows galore, only 1 Common Raven today.
A dozen dragonflies feeding locally.
Monarchs 1.


Predictions:
Friday: Sunny, with a high near 81. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph, with
gusts as high as 23 mph.
Looking better?.:
Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 76. Northwest wind around 7 mph.
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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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