Date: 4/4/17 5:09 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (04 Apr 2017) 6694 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 04, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 6263 8952 13076
Osprey 1 9 10
Bald Eagle 10 20 97
Northern Harrier 28 42 141
Sharp-shinned Hawk 55 72 90
Cooper's Hawk 23 44 106
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 53 101 290
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 207 334 693
Rough-legged Hawk 20 23 43
Golden Eagle 1 3 5
American Kestrel 33 58 92
Merlin 0 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: 6694 9664 14662
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Observation start time: 07:30:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 9.5 hours

Official Counter: Bob Baez

Observers: Judy Kelly, Mike Savoy, Mike Tetlow, Pat Martin,
Steve Taylor

Visitors:
Some hardy hawkwatchers and Mike Tetlow, like the calvary,arrived at the
end of the heavy rain and the beginning of a downpour of birds.


Weather:
Moderate to strong SSW til 1200EST, very strong SW and W winds until 1700.
Intermittent rain into the 1200 hour and hard rain from 1030 to 1130. Low
52, high 60,overcast most of day.

Raptor Observations:
Vultures and raptors were picking up in front of the rain and started to
come in big numbers at the back end of the heavy rain.

Non-raptor Observations:
Very large Tree Swallow movement before the heavy rain. Robins and
blackbirds moving in good numbers. 1 Breeding plumage Bonaparte's Gull.

Predictions:
Cooler temps and WNW and N wind later in the day.
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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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