Date: 3/22/21 5:30 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (22 Mar 2021) 619 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 22, 2021
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 415 1185 1185
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 8 104 104
Northern Harrier 11 65 65
Sharp-shinned Hawk 15 34 34
Cooper's Hawk 12 42 42
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 85 171 171
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 63 424 424
Rough-legged Hawk 4 44 44
Golden Eagle 2 10 10
American Kestrel 2 11 11
Merlin 1 7 7
Peregrine Falcon 1 2 2
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: 619 2099 2099
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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: Bridget Watts, Dominic Sherony, Greg Lawrence, Jim Miles,
Mike Tetlow, Pat Martin, Shelley Rackovsky

Visitors:
30


Weather:
Sunny with moderate southerly winds in the morning then a northeast lake
breeze in the afternoon. Moved to Frisbee Hill at 12pm EST.

Raptor Observations:
Excellent morning migration. We are beginning to see large groups of Turkey
Vultures with over 400 today. Two Golden Eagles including one that gave an
excellent look. Accipiter migration is picking up with 15 sharpies and 12
Coops. Excellent Buteo migration with 85 red-shoulders and 63 red-tails.
Four Rough-legged Hawks including one dark-morph. We also had all three
falcon species today. The lake breeze pushed the flight line inland so we
moved to Frisbee Hill but only had light migration there.

Non-raptor Observations:
East Spit (6:15-7:30AM EST): 14 Killdeer, 28 Common Redpolls, 32 Song
Sparrows.
https://ebird.org/checklist/S83915392

Hawk Watch Platform (7:30AM-12PM EST): 10 Killdeer, 2 Bonaparte's Gulls, 7
Great Blue Herons, Belted Kingfisher, 2 Tree Swallows, American Pipit, 5
Common Redpolls.
https://ebird.org/checklist/S83908714

Frisbee Hill (12:15-4PM EST): 3 Killdeer, Belted Kingfisher, Red-breasted
Nuthatch.
https://ebird.org/checklist/S83908198

Predictions:
Tuesday: Intervals of cloud and sun in the morning then more clouds later.
High 16C. Winds light from the south in the morning then switching to a NE
lake breeze for the afternoon. Expect moderate migration before the wind
changes then light migration after.

Wednesday: A few early showers then mostly cloudy. High 19C. Winds SSE at
15-30km/h. Expect moderate migration.

Thursday: Mix of sun and clouds then cloudy. High 20C. Winds SW at
15-25km/h. This is looking like the best day. Expect good 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: https://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=353
Count data submitted via Dunkadoo - Project info at:
https://dunkadoo.org/explore/braddock-bay-raptor-research/2021-spring-bb-raptor-watch



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