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. ======================================================================== Report submitted by Bob Baez (<caau99...>) Braddock Bay information may be found at: http://www.bbrr.org/