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.
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. ======================================================================== Report submitted by David Brown (<davidebrownpa...>) Braddock Bay information may be found at: http://www.bbrr.org/