Date: 4/3/17 6:34 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (03 Apr 2017) 987 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 03, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 959 2689 6813
Osprey 4 8 9
Bald Eagle 0 10 87
Northern Harrier 0 14 113
Sharp-shinned Hawk 5 17 35
Cooper's Hawk 4 21 83
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 48 237
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 127 486
Rough-legged Hawk 0 3 23
Golden Eagle 0 2 4
American Kestrel 13 25 59
Merlin 1 6 14
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 5
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 987 2970 7968
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 17:45:00
Total observation time: 9.75 hours

Official Counter: Bob Baez

Observers: Ed Sailer, Mike Gullo, Mike Tetlow, Pat Martin

Visitors:
A few folks stopped by.


Weather:
First 4 hours mild to moderate ENE to E winds,the next 6 hours strong ESE
or E winds. High temp of 54,Mostly overcast.

Raptor Observations:
From 1400 to 1700 nice push of birds ahead of the front:725 of the
vultures,all the kestrels and a Merlin. 3 kestrels traveling together
landed in trees near the platform. Great activity to finish what seemed a
slow day.

Non-raptor Observations:
No No.Shrike, 2 Sandhill Cranes,1 Belted Kingfisher,1 Caspian Tern, 1 Great
Black-backed Gull, 3 Bonaparte's Gulls.

Predictions:
Good winds but rain also. If only showers could be good in between.
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Report submitted by Bob Baez (<caau99...>)
Braddock Bay information may be found at:
http://www.bbrr.org/




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