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-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! ======================================================================== Report submitted by Brian Rusnica (<brian_rusnica...>) Mount Watatic information may be found at: http://www.massbird.org/emhw