Date: 9/8/19 4:15 pm
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Mount Watatic (08 Sep 2019) 46 Raptors

Date: Sun, 8 Sep 2019 14:50:13 -0800
From: <reports...>
Subject: Mount Watatic (08 Sep 2019) 46 Raptors


Mount Watatic
Ashburnham, Massachusetts, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 08, 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 4 8
Bald Eagle 4 6 6
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 10 16 16
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 1
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 26 38 49
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 0
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 1 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 3 3 3

Total: 46 71 87
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Observation start time: 08:00:00 Observation end time: 15:00:00 Total
observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Brian Rusnica

Observers: Daniel McDermott, Tom Pirro

Visitors:
Daniel McDermott, Art McDermott, and many day hikers.


Weather:
Sunny to partly cloudy, temps in the 60s, with moderate NW winds all
day. Complex and lovely cloud formations made for easy spotting in the skies
over the mountain. Air crisp and dry - perfect end of summer day.

Raptor Observations:
Singles and doubles gliding over all day, but no significant groups of
raptors were spotted. Still, it was a comfortable day to search for action
in the sky. The peak window for Broad-wing migration is yet to open.

Non-migrants:
7 Bald Eagle
4 Red-tailed Hawk
1 Red-shouldered Hawk
15 Turkey Vulture

Non-raptor Observations:
25 Common Raven
Other species observed today: Pileated Woodpecker, Barn Swallow, Chimney
Swift, Eastern Towhee, American Redstart, Dark-eyed Junco, Ruby-throated
Hummingbird, Scarlet Tanager, Mourning Dove, Black-capped Chickadee.
Also observed: a juvenile Ring-necked Snake on the summit.
Predictions:
Dry and clear, but with no strong winds forecasted. Drop us a line if you
visit Watatic this week!
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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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