Date: 4/6/21 2:39 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (06 Apr 2021) 356 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 06, 2021
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 1 1
Turkey Vulture 314 4236 10854
Osprey 2 10 12
Bald Eagle 0 22 179
Northern Harrier 4 26 190
Sharp-shinned Hawk 10 39 247
Cooper's Hawk 3 38 149
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 15 305
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 20 98 914
Rough-legged Hawk 1 3 67
Golden Eagle 0 1 13
American Kestrel 1 17 66
Merlin 1 2 12
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: 356 4509 13015
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers: Bridget Watts, Mike Tetlow

Visitors:
7


Weather:
Mostly sunny with increasing clouds in the afternoon. Moderate northeast
winds. A few vultures counted from the platform then moved to Frisbee Hill
around 9:30am EST.

Raptor Observations:
Light but steady migration throughout the day. Turkey Vulture flight line
was mostly towards the parkway. A handful of Accipiters and red-tails. One
light-morph Rough-legged Hawk. Short-eared owl seen again from the platform
in the morning.

Non-raptor Observations:
Braddock Bay Park: 3 Pied-billed Grebes, Eastern Phoebe, Chipping Sparrow,
Fox Sparrow.
https://ebird.org/checklist/S84920610

Frisbee Hill: 3 Sandhill Cranes, 3 Belted Kingfishers, Horned Lark
(singing), 17 Red Crossbills (bathing in puddle), American Tree Sparrow.
https://ebird.org/checklist/S84985064

New species for season: Chipping Sparrow

Predictions:
Wednesday: Intervals of clouds and sun. Slight chance of a rain shower.
High 13C. Winds ENE at 15-25km/h. Expect light migration. Count will
probably be held at Frisbee Hill.

Thursday: Mostly sunny skies. High 21C. Winds ESE at 15-25km/h. Expect
light to moderate migration.

Friday: Mostly cloudy then partly cloudy. High 19C. Winds SSE at 15-25km/h.
Expect moderate migration.
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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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