Date: 4/9/17 5:35 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (09 Apr 2017) 1661 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 09, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 1472 11538 15662
Osprey 1 11 12
Bald Eagle 5 28 105
Northern Harrier 10 75 174
Sharp-shinned Hawk 48 132 150
Cooper's Hawk 26 80 142
Northern Goshawk 1 2 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 11 119 308
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 77 450 809
Rough-legged Hawk 2 27 47
Golden Eagle 0 3 5
American Kestrel 7 68 102
Merlin 0 7 15
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 6
Unknown Accipiter 1 2 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 1661 12543 17541
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Observation start time: 07:30:00
Observation end time: 18:00:00
Total observation time: 10.5 hours

Official Counter: Bob Baez

Observers: Bridget Watts, Ed Sailer, Jay Powell, Judy Kelly,
Mike Ciresi, Mike Savoy

Visitors:
Steady arrival of guests thru day. Lots of eyes and help. Thanks to Jay for
his keen skills and to Mike and Judy for tackling the vulture count.


Weather:
Moderate SSE winds til noon then S or SW turning to mild lake effect winds
from 1500 to 1800. Low temp of 43 and high of 70. Jacket only on for first
and last hour. Thin cloud cover increased thru day.

Raptor Observations:
Imm. Northern Goshawk, Osprey display.

Non-raptor Observations:
2 Sandhill Cranes

Predictions:
Warm thru the night and warm tomorrow with SW winds.Could be a good
accipiter early morning.
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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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