Date: 3/31/21 2:06 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (31 Mar 2021) 7 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 31, 2021
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 6618 6618
Osprey 0 2 2
Bald Eagle 0 157 157
Northern Harrier 4 164 164
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 208 208
Cooper's Hawk 0 111 111
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 290 290
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 816 816
Rough-legged Hawk 0 64 64
Golden Eagle 0 12 12
American Kestrel 3 49 49
Merlin 0 10 10
Peregrine Falcon 0 5 5
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: 7 8506 8506
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Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 10:00:00
Total observation time: 2.5 hours

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers: Pat Martin

Visitors:
4


Weather:
Overcast with rain showers starting mid-morning. Southwest winds early then
NW winds with falling temperatures.

Raptor Observations:
A few Northern Harriers and American Kestrels. One group of 30 Turkey
Vultures that came up early then put back down without passing. One
Sharp-shinned Hawk seen hunting.

The final total of migrating raptors in March was 8,506 which is higher
than the average of the previous ten seasons March totals (6,267). Below I
have listed the species totals for March and what percent they are compared
to the 10-year average (100% indicates exactly the same as the average,
greater than 100% indicates above-average, less than 100% indicates
below-average).

Black Vulture - 0% (none seen, average is 2.5)
Turkey Vulture - 131%
Osprey - 77%
Bald Eagle - 333%
Northern Harrier - 189%
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 239%
Cooper's Hawk - 132%
Northern Goshawk - 0% (none seen, average is 1.8)
Red-shouldered Hawk - 96%
Red-tailed Hawk - 160%
Rough-legged Hawk - 180%
Golden Eagle - 200%
American Kestrel - 106%
Merlin - 143%
Peregrine Falcon - 156%
Total - 136%

From these percentages you can see that most species were above-average,
including some exceptional highlights such as Bald Eagles, Golden Eagles,
Sharp-shinned Hawks, Rough-legged Hawks, and Northern Harriers.


Non-raptor Observations:
4 Blue-winged Teal, 15 Bonaparte's Gulls, 17 Double-crested Cormorants, 4
Great Blue Herons, 2 Belted Kingfishers, Eastern Phoebe, 20 Tree Swallows,
Fox Sparrow, 50 Rusty Blackbirds.

eBird: https://ebird.org/checklist/S84476109

Predictions:
Thursday: Cloudy with morning snow showers. High 3C. Winds NW at 25-40km/h.
Expect light migration.

Friday: Sunny. High 4C. Winds NW at 25-40km/h. Expect light migration.

Saturday: Mix of sun and clouds then cloudy. High 10C. Winds WSW at
15-30km/h. Expect 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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