Date: 2/27/17 6:44 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay Park--Hawk Watch, Feb 27
A nice assortment of waterfowl, highlighted by a male Eurasian Wigeon, and a smattering of raptors were seen at the Braddock Bay Hawkwatch today. Deana Ford came by with Bob, this season's hawk counter, for a round of introductions.
>Braddock Bay Park--Hawk Watch, Monroe, New York, US
>Feb 27, 2017 11:40 AM - 1:30 PM
>Protocol: Stationary
>Comments: Nice that my text alert of the Eurasian Wigeon drew in Mike Gullo and Brad Carlson. In addition to the birds listed below, we all thought we heard a Red-shouldered Hawk, but we never saw the bird.
>27 species
>Canada Goose 12
>Mute Swan 2
>Gadwall 3
>Eurasian Wigeon 1 Male with rusty red head and neck, creamy cap and forehead, gray flanks, white patches on wings.
>American Wigeon 16
>American Black Duck 3
>Mallard 19
>Canvasback 31
>Redhead 27
>Ring-necked Duck 4
>Greater Scaup 40
>Lesser Scaup 3
>Bufflehead 5
>Common Goldeneye 3
>Hooded Merganser 4
>Common Merganser 7
>Ruddy Duck 2
>Turkey Vulture 2
>Northern Harrier 1 two sightings, probably the same local bird
>Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
>Bald Eagle 1
>Rough-legged Hawk 2
>American Coot 5
>Ring-billed Gull 2
>Herring Gull 2
>Merlin 1
>American Pipit 1 Pale brown bird in flight giving flight call. Early, but not unexpected, given the unusually warm weather and open water.
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