Date: 4/5/21 6:26 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (05 Apr 2021) 817 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 05, 2021
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 1 1
Turkey Vulture 739 3922 10540
Osprey 2 8 10
Bald Eagle 5 22 179
Northern Harrier 4 22 186
Sharp-shinned Hawk 12 29 237
Cooper's Hawk 13 35 146
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 5 15 305
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 33 78 894
Rough-legged Hawk 0 2 66
Golden Eagle 1 1 13
American Kestrel 3 16 65
Merlin 0 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: 817 4153 12659
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers: Dick Horsey, Janis George, Pat Martin, Shelly Rackovsky

Visitors:
15


Weather:
Clear in the morning then increasingly cloudy. Light northerly winds.

Raptor Observations:
Steady flow of Turkey Vultures throughout the day (700+). Moderate
Accipiter and Buteo migration. One immature Golden Eagle. Saw the
Short-eared Owl again in the afternoon flying out towards the parkway
bridge then heading back towards Burger Park.

Non-raptor Observations:
Blue-winged Teal, 2 Pied-billed Grebes, Killdeer, 3 Bonaparte's Gulls,
Great Black-backed Gull, 30 Double-crested Cormorants, Eastern Phoebe,
Purple Martin, 2 Barn Swallows, Northern Mockingbird, Fox Sparrow, Swamp
Sparrow.

eBird: https://ebird.org/checklist/S84877096

Predictions:
Tuesday: Partly cloudy skies. High 13C. Winds ENE at 10-15km/h. Expect
light to moderate migration. Count will probably move to Frisbee Hill.

Wednesday: Mix of sun and clouds. High 13C. Winds ENE at 15-25km/h. Expect
light to moderate migration. Count will probably move to Frisbee Hill.

Thursday: Mostly sunny skies. High 20C. Winds ESE at 15-30km/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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