Date: 3/28/21 4:16 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (28 Mar 2021) 472 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 28, 2021
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 397 4528 4528
Osprey 1 1 1
Bald Eagle 2 143 143
Northern Harrier 21 139 139
Sharp-shinned Hawk 12 138 138
Cooper's Hawk 7 91 91
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 2 273 273
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 13 656 656
Rough-legged Hawk 4 62 62
Golden Eagle 0 12 12
American Kestrel 13 33 33
Merlin 0 9 9
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: 472 6088 6088
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 5 hours

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers: Greg Lawrence

Visitors:
7


Weather:
The morning rain held off longer than expect. Mostly cloudy in the morning
with some brief periods of sun and moderate southerly winds that increased
and shifted SW. Afternoon rain paused the count for a few hours. After the
rain I came back out and had partly sunny skies and strong westerly winds.

Raptor Observations:
The morning raptor flight was low-altitude and steady. A big push in the
early afternoon ahead of the storm. More steady raptor migration at the end
of the day after the rain. Nearly 400 Turkey Vultures. The first Osprey of
the season. Decent numbers of harriers and Accips. Four Rough-legged Hawks
and 13 kestrels.

Non-raptor Observations:
Pied-billed Grebe, 12 Double-crested Cormorants, 10 Horned Larks, 45 Tree
Swallows, 7 American Pipits, 10 Common Redpolls, Lapland Longspur, Fox
Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow.

eBird:
https://ebird.org/checklist/S84291604
https://ebird.org/checklist/S84297848

Daily hawk watch videos on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/lycobirds

Predictions:
Monday: Sunny with strong winds. High 7C. Winds WNW at 30-50km/h gusting
65+km/h. Winds might be too strong for a big flight. Expect light to
moderate migration.

Tuesday: Sun with some clouds. High near 20C. Winds S shifting SW at
15-30km/h. Expect good migration!

Wednesday: Cloudy with showers. Morning high 11C falling to 5C. Winds W at
15-30km/h. Expect light to moderate 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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