Date: 10/24/19 5:00 am
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Wachusett Mountain (23 Oct 2019) 2 Raptors

Date: Wed, 23 Oct 2019 19:46:35 -0800
From: <reports...>
Subject: Wachusett Mountain (23 Oct 2019) 2 Raptors


Wachusett Mountain
Princeton, Massachusetts, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Oct 23, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 2 7
Turkey Vulture 0 351 379
Osprey 0 21 133
Bald Eagle 0 34 134
Northern Harrier 0 6 10
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 93 356
Cooper's Hawk 0 40 110
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 6 12
Broad-winged Hawk 0 7 2832
Red-tailed Hawk 1 65 67
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 22 140
Merlin 0 9 52
Peregrine Falcon 0 15 31
Unknown Accipiter 0 18 32
Unknown Buteo 0 4 10
Unknown Falcon 0 2 9
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 26 100
Mississippi Kite 0 0 1

Total: 2 721 4415
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Observation start time: 09:00:00 Observation end time: 14:30:00 Total
observation time: 5.5 hours

Official Counter: Rod Chase

Observers: Daryl Turek, Dave Brown, Eric Mueller, JoAnne Hart,
Marty McNamara, Rod Chase

Visitors:
No mobs today except one boisterous group of students who were exiting the
summit as I was walking up. Timing can
be everything!
Otherwise the slow flow of friendly people who were all happy to interact
and were in no hurry to leave the pretty
views. One couple left, got clothes from their car and
returned to the tower.

Weather:
Winds 5-15 [gusts 20mph] at start. 11am saw increase to 10-20mph [g 25]
until backing off at 2pm to 0-15 mph.
Direction NNW until last half hour's W.
Cloud cover was always changing as mini-fronts of drier air kept blowing
in: up and down from 30-60-40-60-50-30%.
Humidity dropped thru the day from 78% to 47%. Visibility over haze was
15mi thru noon, 30mi thru the afternoon.

Raptor Observations:
Raptor-related? No... I suspect the AK at 10:55 and the
RT at 1:19 were not related.

Not so sure about the 3 local RTs. (David noted one was a
'pale male.') Also had 1 CH.

Non-raptor Observations:
Common Ravens 7, Jays and Juncos.

No monarchs.

Predictions:
Sunny Sixty-three Southwest wind 5-9 gusts 24.
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Report submitted by Rod Chase (<rodchase...>)
Wachusett Mountain information may be found at:
http://www.massbird.org/emhw


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http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=228

 
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