Date: 9/6/19 7:56 am
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Wachusett Mountain (05 Sep 2019) 22 Raptors

Date: Fri, 6 Sep 2019 05:33:58 -0800
From: <reports...>
Subject: Wachusett Mountain (05 Sep 2019) 22 Raptors


Wachusett Mountain
Princeton, Massachusetts, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 05, 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 8 12
Bald Eagle 2 4 14
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 3 13
Cooper's Hawk 3 4 10
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 12 19 76
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 1
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 1 4
Merlin 0 1 3
Peregrine Falcon 1 3 3
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 1

Total: 22 43 137
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Observation start time: 08:00:00 Observation end time: 15:30:00 Total
observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter: Rod Chase

Observers: Chris Eddy, Dave Brown, Doug Wipf, Ed Norris,
George Russell, Greg McGuane, Jack Miano, Jon Jones,
Kathy Olson, Matt Bollus, Paul Roberts, Susan Williamson,
Ted Mara

Visitors:
On the watch: Dave Brown, Greg McGuane, Ed Norris,
Paul Roberts, Tom Gottschang, Ted Mara, Doug Wipf,
Paul Suihkonen, Jon Jones, Matt Bollus, George Russell,
Susan Williamson, Ed Armstrong, Chris Eddy, Kathy Olson Daryl Turek,
Marty McNamara.
Many visitors wanted to check on the migration watch
and even more wanted to know what was going on! Hope
all 'got the bug'.


Weather:
Wind low at 0-3 mph/0-5 kph with a few gusts in 2nd
hour around 8mph/13kph. All morning wind was from the
north then variable from NW to SE for the afternoon.
Cloud cover rose from 40% at 8am to 90% at 1pm.
Visibility OK since the air was cleansed by the night's downpours. A
little fog burned off rapidly and air mostly clear at 30 mi/48 km. Many
distant features
in Vermont and New Hampshire were visible in gray-form.
Temperature at 52F/11C didn't rise until 10am and then rose to 64F/18C by
our last hour.

Raptor Observations:

Birds passed on both east and west sides fairly
evenly today. 4 OS between 8:40-10:40am. 2 BE:imm. at 10:35 from N;
another imm. from NW at 2:05
3 CH in midday. PG at 1:30 and the steady trickle of a dozen BWs ran all
day.
non-migrating: TV 20; CH 1; RT 3; BW 2.

Non-raptor Observations:
non-raptors: Common Ravens 16-20 here and there all
day; Chimney Swifts 6; Swallows 12; Junco; Cormorant.
Monarchs 30.

Predictions:

Friday: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 69. East wind 6 to 9 mph.
(Saturday: A chance of showers, mainly before 10am. Cloudy, then
gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 65. North wind 10 to
15 mph, with gusts as
high as 28 mph.)
With the annual EMHW dinner Friday night ... think
I'll pick Saturday and hope Friday's great for Jack Miano and everyone
who can join him.

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


More site information at hawkcount.org:
http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=228

 
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