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