Date: 4/15/17 6:21 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (15 Apr 2017) 1002 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 15, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 583 15717 19841
Osprey 1 19 20
Bald Eagle 2 78 155
Northern Harrier 40 176 275
Sharp-shinned Hawk 196 693 711
Cooper's Hawk 14 167 229
Northern Goshawk 0 3 3
Red-shouldered Hawk 7 148 337
Broad-winged Hawk 51 334 334
Red-tailed Hawk 90 806 1165
Rough-legged Hawk 2 42 62
Golden Eagle 0 5 7
American Kestrel 15 140 174
Merlin 0 7 15
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 8
Unknown Accipiter 1 3 3
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 1002 18341 23339
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 18:30:00
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter: Bob Baez

Observers: Bridget Watts, Ed Sailer, Judy Kelly, Mike Savoy,
Mike Tetlow

Visitors:
Bird group from far western NY and numerous others until rain came.


Weather:
Overcast and S winds for 2.5 hours and then lake effect. Count paused at
1100 for rain and resumed at 1430 with nice southerly winds.

Raptor Observations:
Morning started to look good but rain interfered. Lots of action after
restart with numerous Red-tails and Sharp-shins and vultures closing out
the day.

Non-raptor Observations:


Predictions:
Warm thru tonight into tomorrow and strong southerly winds tomorrow. Maybe
early accipiter flight. Yum. Leave your bonnets home.
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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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