Date: 3/25/20 4:14 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (25 Mar 2020) 583 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 25, 2020
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 2 2
Turkey Vulture 407 903 909
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 7 66 67
Northern Harrier 3 80 82
Sharp-shinned Hawk 19 34 34
Cooper's Hawk 17 47 47
Northern Goshawk 0 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 42 110 110
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 82 299 304
Rough-legged Hawk 2 8 10
Golden Eagle 0 5 5
American Kestrel 3 11 11
Merlin 0 3 3
Peregrine Falcon 1 8 8
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: 583 1577 1593
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers: Brad Carlson, Mike Tetlow

Weather:
Mostly cloudy with light southeasterly winds. A northeast lake breeze
kicked in in the afternoon so we moved to Frisbee Hill about 1:30pm EST.

Raptor Observations:
Today was the biggest day of the season so far with over 400 turkey
vultures, 19 sharpies, 17 Coops. Buteos were 42 red-shoulders, 82
red-tails, and 2 dark-morph rough-legs. For falcons we had 3 kestrels, a
peregrine, and a non-migrant merlin.

Non-raptor Observations:
22 Killdeer, 3 Bonaparte's Gulls, 5 Great Blue Herons, 65 Horned Larks, 10
Tree Swallows, 400+ American Robins, 2 Eastern Meadowlarks.

eBird checklists:
Platform: https://ebird.org/checklist/S66216056
Frisbee Hill: https://ebird.org/checklist/S66216180

Predictions:
Due to coronavirus concerns access to the platform will be restricted to a
few observers. Other visitors are welcome to observe from the grass.
Everyone should take all necessary precautions such as keeping an adequate
distance from others and not sharing optics and other items.

Tomorrow: Mostly cloudy with some afternoon showers. High 16C. Winds light
and southerly in the morning then shifting W and increasing in the
afternoon. It could be a good flight if the winds stay southwesterly and
are strong enough to prevent a lake breeze.

Friday: Cloudy then partly cloudy. High 7C. Winds NNE at 10-15km/h. Expect
light migration.

Saturday: Cloudy with late day rain. High 10C. Winds ESE at 15-30km/h.
Expect light migration.
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Report submitted by David Brown (<davidebrownpa...>)
Braddock Bay information may be found at:
http://www.bbrr.org/


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=353
Count data submitted via Dunkadoo - Project info at:
https://dunkadoo.org/explore/braddock-bay-raptor-research/2020-spring-bb-raptor-watch



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