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