Date: 4/3/21 4:21 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (03 Apr 2021) 1204 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 03, 2021
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 1 1
Turkey Vulture 1131 2091 8709
Osprey 3 5 7
Bald Eagle 10 17 174
Northern Harrier 6 12 176
Sharp-shinned Hawk 8 8 216
Cooper's Hawk 11 12 123
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 9 10 300
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 19 25 841
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 65
Golden Eagle 0 0 12
American Kestrel 6 9 58
Merlin 0 0 10
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 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
Short-eared Owl 1 1 1

Total: 1204 2192 10698
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers: Ben Nelson, Bridget Watts, Daena Ford, Eunice Thein,
Greg Lawrence, Kyle Brock, Nate Ukens, Rosemary Reilly

Visitors:
25


Weather:
Mostly sunny and cold in the morning with light southwest winds.
Increasingly cloudy with a late-morning lake breeze kicking in. I was
getting ready to move to Frisbee Hill when vultures starting flying over
the park again. The ground level winds remained northeast but in the air
the winds were westerly as shown by a red-tailed hawk kiting in the wind,
so I stayed at Braddock Bay Park. The southwesterly winds eventually
overpowered the lake breeze again mid-afternoon but the lake breeze
returned for the end of the day.

Raptor Observations:
Steady Turkey Vulture flight with over 1,100 for the day. Moderate numbers
of other expected migrants. A Short-eared Owl was seen towards Burger Park
diving at a Red-tailed Hawk in the morning and again in the afternoon.

Non-raptor Observations:
2 Blue-winged Teal, 10 Bonaparte's Gulls, Great Black-Backed Gull, 10
Double-crested Cormorants, 3 Great Blue Herons, 2 Belted Kingfishers,
Common Raven, 30 Tree Swallows, American Pipit, 2 Fox Sparrows, Common
Grackle carrying nesting material.

eBird: https://ebird.org/checklist/S84710175

Predictions:
Sunday: Mostly sunny. High 12C. Winds NW at 10-15km/h. Expect moderate to
good migration of mostly Turkey Vultures.

Monday: Sunny with a few afternoon clouds. High 12C. Winds NNW at
10-15km/h. Expect light to moderate migration.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy. high 11C. Winds ENE at 10-15km/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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