Date: 4/11/17 5:28 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (11 Apr 2017) 479 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 11, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 377 14744 18868
Osprey 3 18 19
Bald Eagle 1 62 139
Northern Harrier 16 124 223
Sharp-shinned Hawk 33 486 504
Cooper's Hawk 19 142 204
Northern Goshawk 0 3 3
Red-shouldered Hawk 4 141 330
Broad-winged Hawk 12 202 202
Red-tailed Hawk 10 667 1026
Rough-legged Hawk 0 35 55
Golden Eagle 0 5 7
American Kestrel 4 119 153
Merlin 0 7 15
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 7
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 479 16759 21757
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Observation start time: 06:30:00
Observation end time: 17:30:00
Total observation time: 11 hours

Official Counter: Bob Baez

Observers: Bridget Watts, Ed Sailer, Mike Tetlow

Visitors:
Small groups of folks showed in the morning.


Weather:
Mild W, WSW winds changing to N lake effect winds and some rain for three
hours, then strong winds from the south starting at 1400. Vulture and
raptors showed up an hour later. Temps started at 61,went to 64 and dropped
to 50 and climbed back to 63. Felt like 3 different days.

Raptor Observations:
Slow day that picked up for 2 hours after the rain.

Non-raptor Observations:
Caspian Tern, 2 Forster's Terns

Predictions:
Mild to strong W winds and high of 50.
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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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