Date: 10/14/19 7:36 pm
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Wachusett Mountain (14 Oct 2019) 30 Raptors

Date: Mon, 14 Oct 2019 18:18:14 -0800
From: <reports...>
Subject: Wachusett Mountain (14 Oct 2019) 30 Raptors


Wachusett Mountain
Princeton, Massachusetts, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 14, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 1 6
Turkey Vulture 18 203 231
Osprey 1 18 130
Bald Eagle 3 25 125
Northern Harrier 0 3 7
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 52 315
Cooper's Hawk 1 28 98
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 3 9
Broad-winged Hawk 0 7 2832
Red-tailed Hawk 3 30 32
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 18 136
Merlin 0 9 52
Peregrine Falcon 0 10 26
Unknown Accipiter 0 17 31
Unknown Buteo 1 4 10
Unknown Falcon 0 1 8
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 13 87
Mississippi Kite 0 0 1

Total: 30 442 4136
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Observation start time: 08:00:00 Observation end time: 15:30:00 Total
observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter: Rod Chase

Observers: Bill Rasku , Chris Eddy

Visitors:
Compiler Bill Rasku only had company from Chris Eddy and
friend Sammy (2-3:30) and Mike Keyser from Philly joined
from 2-3.

Visitor's, per Bill: "Wall to Wall to Wall to Wall."
(yup, sounds like our day yesterday. At least the leaves
are best of the last three years!)


Weather:
Fog shrouded the mountain early so visibility was under 1mi/5km but the
100% cloud cover did soon begin lifting
and visibility improved to 10mi/16km by 10am and 20/32 from noon on.
Noon also came with 100% blue sky. Temp of 50F/10C at start also rose
steadily to 61/16 at
noon and 68F/20C by 3pm.
A SW breeze of 8mph/13kpm drew back to 5-8/8-13 for the
afternoon. Humidity 87% at start, 70% at noon and 59% at the end.
Barometer 30.00 at 8am, 29.95 at noon and 29.89 at 3pm.


Raptor Observations:
The slow but steady flow of raptors started at 10:30 and
tailed off at 3pm. Three BEs were all immature and appeared at 10:30, 12:12
& 1:24. The 18 TVs dominated the
count.

Locals: BE 2 adults, 1 immature. TVs 2; RT 1.

Non-raptor Observations:
Two Common Ravens who hassled the migrating CH and later the local TVs.
Also: Ravens 8, 500 Grackles, Towhees, Chickadees, Blue Jays, Robin,
White-throated Sparrow.

No monarchs.

Predictions:
Sunny, high near 60F, NW wind 5-7mph.
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Report submitted by Rod Chase (<rodchase...>)
Wachusett Mountain information may be found at:
http://www.massbird.org/emhw


More site information at hawkcount.org:
http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=228

 
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