Date: 3/29/21 3:03 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (29 Mar 2021) 124 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 29, 2021
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 110 4638 4638
Osprey 0 1 1
Bald Eagle 2 145 145
Northern Harrier 1 140 140
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 139 139
Cooper's Hawk 2 93 93
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 273 273
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 7 663 663
Rough-legged Hawk 0 62 62
Golden Eagle 0 12 12
American Kestrel 1 34 34
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: 124 6212 6212
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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:

Visitors:
3


Weather:
Cloudy in the morning then clear with strong WNW winds.

Raptor Observations:
A slow trickle of Turkey Vultures and small numbers of other expected
raptors.

Non-raptor Observations:
CHIMNEY SWIFT, Great Black-backed Gull, 10 Tree Swallows, Eastern
Meadowlark.

eBird: https://ebird.org/checklist/S84358744

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

Predictions:
Tuesday: Sunny with a few afternoon clouds. High 21C. Winds S shifting SSW
at 15-30km/h. The day is still looking good overall. Blue skies will make
spotting more difficult. It would be better if the wind shifted more SW
rather than the forecast S shifting SSW, but it should be good enough. The
wind should be strong enough to prevent an afternoon lake breeze. This will
likely be one of the peak Turkey Vultures days and the day's total will
mostly depend how many are in position to pass us. Expect moderate to good
migration.

Wednesday: Occasional light rain. Morning high of 12C falling to 5C. Winds
SW shifting NW at 15-30km/h. Expect light migration.

Thursday: Windy with snow showers. High 2C. Winds NNW at 30-50km/h. Expect
light migration.

Saturday (April 3rd) has the potential to be a good day as well.
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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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