Date: 8/31/19 4:07 pm
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Mount Watatic (31 Aug 2019) 16 Raptors

Date: Sat, 31 Aug 2019 14:51:04 -0800
From: <reports...>
Subject: Mount Watatic (31 Aug 2019) 16 Raptors


Mount Watatic
Ashburnham, Massachusetts, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Aug 31, 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 4 4 4
Bald Eagle 0 0 0
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0
Cooper's Hawk 1 1 1
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 11 11 11
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 0
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 0
Merlin 0 0 0
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 0 0

Total: 16 16 16
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Observation start time: 08:00:00 Observation end time: 14:00:00 Total
observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Brian Rusnica

Observers:
Visitors:
None


Weather:
Perfect late summer Massachusetts weather - low 70s with a dry breeze and
abundant sunshine. Winds moderate from the NW/WNW all day.

Raptor Observations:
The Fall 2019 season of hawkwatching is underway at Mt. Watatic! Today was
nothing too special but it was great to see some Broad-wings getting an
early start.
Non-migrant Raptors:
5 Bald Eagle
1 Cooper's Hawk
2 Red-tailed Hawk
14 Turkey Vulture

Non-raptor Observations:
Other Species
2 Common Nighthawk
20 Common Raven
2 Ruby-throated Hummingbird
6 Barn Swallow


Predictions:
SUN: Similar temps, less wind forecasted as September begins.
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Report submitted by Brian Rusnica (<brian_rusnica...>)
Mount Watatic information may be found at:
http://www.massbird.org/emhw


More site information at hawkcount.org:
http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=229

 
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