Date: 3/23/21 5:53 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (23 Mar 2021) 533 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 23, 2021
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 441 1626 1626
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 1 105 105
Northern Harrier 10 75 75
Sharp-shinned Hawk 8 42 42
Cooper's Hawk 11 53 53
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 27 198 198
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 31 455 455
Rough-legged Hawk 3 47 47
Golden Eagle 0 10 10
American Kestrel 0 11 11
Merlin 1 8 8
Peregrine Falcon 0 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: 533 2632 2632
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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

Visitors:
20


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

Hawk Platform (7:40-10:15am EST): 9 Killdeer, 4 Great Blue Herons, 4 Tree
Swallows, 23 Common Redpolls, Eastern Meadowlark, 5 Rusty Blackbirds.
https://ebird.org/checklist/S83971088

Frisbee Hill (10:30am-3pm EST): 3 Sandhill Cranes, 35 Common Redpolls, 20
Red Crossbills, Rusty Blackbird.
https://ebird.org/checklist/S83971496

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.
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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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