Date: 4/5/21 6:24 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (04 Apr 2021) 1144 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 04, 2021
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 1 1
Turkey Vulture 1092 3183 9801
Osprey 1 6 8
Bald Eagle 0 17 174
Northern Harrier 6 18 182
Sharp-shinned Hawk 9 17 225
Cooper's Hawk 10 22 133
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 10 300
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 20 45 861
Rough-legged Hawk 1 2 66
Golden Eagle 0 0 12
American Kestrel 4 13 62
Merlin 1 1 11
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 0 1 1

Total: 1144 3336 11842
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers: Daena Ford, Pat Martin, Rob Sielaff, Rosemary Reilly

Visitors:
25


Weather:
Clear skies all day. Moderate northerly winds.

Raptor Observations:
Raptor migration was a bit slow in the morning with most of the flight
inland. In the afternoon the flight shifted more overhead and we started to
get larger flocks of Turkey Vultures with more than a thousand for the day.
One migrant Osprey and a few locals. Moderate migration of other expected
raptors. Four kestrels and one merlin. One late-day light-morph
Rough-legged Hawk. I didn't see a single Bald Eagle the entire day, which
was strange. Saw a Short-eared Owl over towards Burger Park again.

Non-raptor Observations:
Blue-winged Teal, 3 Killdeer, 8 Double-crested Cormorants, Purple Martin,
75 Tree Swallows, 2 Barn Swallows, Swamp Sparrow.

eBird: https://ebird.org/checklist/S84799637

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

Predictions:
Monday. Sunny with a few afternoon clouds. High 13C. Winds NNW at
10-15km/h. Overall similar to today. Expect moderate migration but the
flight line might be inland. May move to Frisbee Hill if necessary.

Tuesday: Sunny with a few afternoon clouds. High 11C. Winds ENE at
10-15km/h. Expect light to moderate migration. Count will probably move to
Frisbee Hill.

Wednesday: Partly cloudy. High 12C. Winds ENE at 10-15km/h. Expect light to
moderate migration. Count will probably move to Frisbee Hill.
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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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