Date: 4/19/17 4:18 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (19 Apr 2017) 471 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 19, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 139 17235 21359
Osprey 2 26 27
Bald Eagle 8 101 178
Northern Harrier 53 246 345
Sharp-shinned Hawk 132 1098 1116
Cooper's Hawk 26 234 296
Northern Goshawk 0 3 3
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 151 340
Broad-winged Hawk 27 2833 2833
Red-tailed Hawk 51 950 1309
Rough-legged Hawk 2 47 67
Golden Eagle 0 5 7
American Kestrel 30 194 228
Merlin 1 8 16
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 8
Unknown Accipiter 0 4 4
Unknown Buteo 0 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 471 23139 28137
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Observation start time: 05:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 9.5 hours

Official Counter: Bob Baez

Observers: Bridget Watts, Ed Sailer, Kyle Brock, Mike Ciresi,
Mike Tetlow

Visitors:
Nice group of observers and a small but steady stream of folks thru the day
thru the day. A nice group of young people visited the platform on a day of
learning about raptors with Daena.


Weather:
Rain off and on thru day. Count stopped from 930 to 1130. Moderate S winds
in the A.M. and strong S winds in the afternoon.Low overcast, high temp 61,
low 47.

Raptor Observations:
Nice run of raptors after the rain delay, especially harriers, kestrels and
accipiters. Mike Ciresi found a Short-eared Owl in the marsh on a low
branch of a tree hanging over the bay.

Non-raptor Observations:


Predictions:
Probably a slow raptor day tomorrow with moderately strong NE and ENE winds
and cooler temps.
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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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