Observation start time: 11:30:00 Observation end time: 16:00:00 Total observation time: 4.5 hours
Official Counter: Brian Rusnica
Observers: Visitors: None
Weather: Early rain was already a distant memory by noon. Partly cloudy but still bright skies, brisk temps in the 60s, and a moderate NW wind all day.
Raptor Observations: Migration continues to warm up! No serious groups of birds moving today but a few seasonal firsts including a Red-shouldered Hawk, American Kestrel, and Merlin. Non-migrants: 1 Red-tailed Hawk 2 Bald Eagle 15 Turkey Vulture
Non-raptor Observations: 20 Common Raven
Predictions: Warm, sunny WNW winds. It won't be hard to beat today's numbers with these conditions tomorrow - looking like another great day to be on the mountain. ======================================================================== Report submitted by Brian Rusnica (<brian_rusnica...>) Mount Watatic information may be found at: http://www.massbird.org/emhw