Date: 9/7/19 6:21 pm
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Mount Watatic (07 Sep 2019) 25 Raptors

Date: Sat, 7 Sep 2019 16:24:47 -0800
From: <reports...>
Subject: Mount Watatic (07 Sep 2019) 25 Raptors


Mount Watatic
Ashburnham, Massachusetts, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 07, 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 2 2 6
Bald Eagle 2 2 2
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 6 6 6
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 1
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 12 12 23
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 0
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 1 1
Merlin 1 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 0 0

Total: 25 25 41
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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.
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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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