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.
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. ======================================================================== Report submitted by David Brown (<davidebrownpa...>) Braddock Bay information may be found at: http://www.bbrr.org/