Date: 10/13/19 3:36 pm
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Pinnacle Rock (13 Oct 2019) 7 Raptors

Date: Sun, 13 Oct 2019 14:20:57 -0800
From: <reports...>
Subject: Pinnacle Rock (13 Oct 2019) 7 Raptors


Pinnacle Rock
Malden, Massachusetts, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 13, 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 0 0 3
Bald Eagle 1 1 4
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 4 4 8
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 1
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 0
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 1
Merlin 0 0 2
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 2 2 4
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 1 2

Total: 7 8 26
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Observation start time: 06:45:00 Observation end time: 15:00:00 Total
observation time: 8.25 hours

Official Counter: Craig Jackson

Observers: Jack Miano

Visitors:
Alex Riina came and helped observe from 12-1:15 PM


Weather:
Winds less strong than hoped for -- light (1-2) W-NW throughout watch
becoming lighter as day advanced; temperature -- 10-17°C; Cloud cover --
15-95-60%

Raptor Observations:
Very small movement of accipiters and one Bald Eagle; Non-migrating --
at least 3 and possibly as many as 5 Bald Eagles seen in
area; 2 Turkey Vulture; 1 Osprey; at least 5 Red-tail Hawks; and one
accipiter (probably a local Cooper's)

Non-raptor Observations:
DC Cormorant - 25; Canada Geese - 10
3 Green Darner
2 Monarch Butterflies


Predictions:
Southerly winds tomorrow with light northwest winds on Tuesday are not very
promising but I will probably be on the Rock to see if any birds are "in
the pipeline" -- longer range forecast - strong northwest winds on Thursday
afternoon after a morning rain continuing into Friday might bring whatever
raptors are around
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Report submitted by Craig Jackson (<crleja1949...>)


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