Observation start time: 08:00:00 Observation end time: 15:00:00 Total observation time: 7 hours
Official Counter: David Brown
Observers: Bridget Watts, Cindy Kindle, Greg Lawrence, Janis George, Kent Millham, Nate Ukens, Pat Martin, Shelly Rackovsky
Weather: Sunny in the morning then a thin layer of cirrus clouds that thickened throughout the day. Light southerly winds early that switched to a northeast lake breeze at 10am EST. Moved to Frisbee Hill around 10:30am EST.
Raptor Observations: A few early groups of Turkey Vultures then a handful of Buteos and Accips before the winds shifted, including 3 Rough-legged Hawks. At Frisbee Hill there was a steady flow of Turkey Vultures, Red-tailed Hawks, and Red-shouldered Hawks. Flight ended around 3pm EST as the sky became overcast.
Non-raptor Observations: East Spit (6:15-7:30am EST): Mallard x American Black Duck hybrid, Bonaparte's Gull, Brown Creeper, 33 Common Redpolls, 22 Song Sparrows, 3 Rusty Blackbirds. https://ebird.org/checklist/S83971540
Predictions: Wednesday: Morning showers then cloudy. High 19C. Winds SSE at 15-30km/h. Winds are decent but seems there won't be much sun. Hard to predict the raptor migration, but doesn't take much for turkey vultures to push through this time of year.
Thursday: Mix of sun and clouds then cloudy. High 20C. Winds SW shifting W at 15-25km/h. I hope you like Turkey Vultures. Expect good migration!
Friday: Periods of rain. Windy in the afternoon. Morning high of 14C falling to 7-9C. Winds SE shifting SW shifting W at 30-50km/h. Could be an interesting day as favorable winds are countered by rain and gloom. ======================================================================== Report submitted by David Brown (<davidebrownpa...>) Braddock Bay information may be found at: http://www.bbrr.org/