Date: 3/25/21 5:33 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (25 Mar 2021) 935 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 25, 2021
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 731 4028 4028
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 16 140 140
Northern Harrier 10 116 116
Sharp-shinned Hawk 36 126 126
Cooper's Hawk 15 80 80
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 27 271 271
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 93 640 640
Rough-legged Hawk 2 57 57
Golden Eagle 1 12 12
American Kestrel 4 18 18
Merlin 0 8 8
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 3
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: 935 5499 5499
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Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers: Bridget Watts, Daena Ford, Dominic Sherony, Greg Lawrence,
Janis George, Jim Miles, Kyle Gage, Lynn Bergmeyer,
Mike Tetlow, Nate Ukens, Pat Martin, Rosemary Reilly

Visitors:
60


Weather:
Clear skies in the morning with strong southwest winds. A high cloud layer
moved in throughout the day as the winds shifted west. A sudden shift to
north winds at 2:20pm EST that ended the flight.

Raptor Observations:
Good migration overall but maybe disappointing for those with high
expectations. The flight was mostly high and over the mouth of the bay so
we didn't get many great looks at birds. Highlights included 731 Turkey
Vultures, 16 Bald Eagles, and 93 Red-tailed Hawks. One immature Golden
Eagle and two light-morph Rough-legged Hawks.

Non-raptor Observations:
3 Tundra Swans, Blue-winged Teal, 2 Sandhill Cranes, 11 Killdeer, 5
Double-crested Cormorants, Eastern Phoebe, 2 Tree Swallows, 75 Common
Redpolls, 3 Eastern Meadowlarks, 5 Rusty Blackbirds.

eBird: https://ebird.org/checklist/S84091171

Predictions:
Friday: Steady morning rain. Windy with showers in the afternoon. Morning
high of 16C falling to 6C. Winds SW at 40-55km/h gusting to 80km/h.
Probably too much rain and wind for any real flight. Expect minimal
migration.

Saturday: Intervals of clouds and sun. High 9C. Winds NNW at 10-15km/h.
Expect light to moderate migration.

Sunday: Periods of rain. Winds SW at 30-50km/h. Good wind direction but
rain will probably prevent a flight.
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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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