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