Date: 9/15/20 8:27 pm
From: Barbara Volkle <barb620...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Blueberry Hill (15 Sep 2020) 316 Raptors

Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2020 16:36:03 -0800
From: <reports...>
Subject: Blueberry Hill (15 Sep 2020) 316 Raptors


Blueberry Hill
Granville, Massachusetts, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Sep 15, 2020
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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 1 9 9
Bald Eagle 2 28 28
Northern Harrier 0 3 3
Sharp-shinned Hawk 5 17 17
Cooper's Hawk 0 4 4
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 306 784 784
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 0
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 2 42 42
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Merlin 0 7 7
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Vulture 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 3 3

Total: 316 897 897
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Observation start time: 08:00:00 Observation end time: 13:00:00 Total
observation time: 5 hours

Official Counter: John Weeks

Observers: Joan Lupacchino, Kathy Conway, Myles Conway, Richard Nieman

Visitors:
One unfriendly woman with a telescope and a collie. She stayed about an
hour, maintaining anti-social distancing, then said as she left, "I'll come
back when there aren't other people around."


Weather:
Cloudless but very hazy skies (in part due to smoke drifting across the
continent from the wildfires in Oregon and California). Temp. 52 F rising
to mid-70s F. Wind N/NNE 5 mph to start, gradually shifting to NE, E, then
SE and dropping to practically nothing. The flight ceased abruptly when
the wind shifted eastward.

Raptor Observations:
While the wind held N to NE, Broad-wings came through; after 1 PM, only a
single BWHA was observed. Poor visibility made counting them a challenge;
we probably missed many.

Additional observers: Chris Blagdon, Jim Reid, Jim Weber and John Weeks.

Non-raptor Observations:
Hummingbird, Pileated Woodpeckers (2), Eastern Phoebe, Red-eyed Vireos (2),
Common Ravens (3), Eastern Bluebirds (3), Eastern Towhee, American
Goldfinch, Purple Finch, Black-throated Blue Warbler (female),
Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Northern Cardinal. Monarchs: 4. Warblers have
been woefully few and far between on the hill this season.

Predictions:
Strong adverse winds predicted. No hawk watch planned.
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Report submitted by John Weeks (<aerie.john...>)


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