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3/24/19 6:16 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Geneseo: Lesser Black-backed Giulls
3/24/19 5:30 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (24 Mar 2019) 307 Raptors
3/24/19 1:49 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Eurasian Green-winged Teal
3/24/19 12:56 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (24 Mar 2019) 219 Raptors
3/24/19 10:18 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Meeting of Interest to Birders
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3/23/19 4:47 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (23 Mar 2019) 94 Raptors
3/22/19 4:30 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (22 Mar 2019) 1 Raptors
3/22/19 3:25 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (22 Mar 2019) 69 Raptors
3/22/19 12:08 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Geneseo & Piffard
3/22/19 7:55 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Eurasian Wigeon - Hamlin (Thursday evening)
3/21/19 6:11 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 21 Mar 2019
3/21/19 5:12 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (21 Mar 2019) 221 Raptors
3/21/19 5:08 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (21 Mar 2019) 262 Raptors
3/21/19 3:40 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Bald eagle brockport
3/21/19 12:11 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] White Front x Snow Goose...
3/21/19 10:31 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] Sandhills Crane on ice at Braddock Bay Hawk Watch
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3/21/19 7:28 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] Query about Snow Geese
3/21/19 7:00 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Cuylerville & Groveland Flats; T. Swans
3/21/19 6:46 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Query about Snow Geese
3/20/19 6:57 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (19 Mar 2019) 118 Raptors
3/20/19 5:38 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (20 Mar 2019) 417 Raptors
3/20/19 5:16 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Little Gull, Hawk flight, Swans--Niagara County
3/20/19 4:33 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (20 Mar 2019) 377 Raptors
3/20/19 11:29 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Geneva Eurasian Wigeon
3/19/19 3:32 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (19 Mar 2019) 107 Raptors
3/19/19 11:41 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] White Front, Sandhills...
3/19/19 9:20 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Added birding tour with Montezuma Audubon
3/18/19 7:52 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] 3/18/19 Kathleen Dalton
3/18/19 6:39 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (17 Mar 2019) 141 Raptors
3/18/19 5:19 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (18 Mar 2019) 484 Raptors
3/18/19 3:33 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (18 Mar 2019) 70 Raptors
3/18/19 1:51 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Geneseo & Cuylerville: T. Swans et al.
3/18/19 11:32 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Sandhill Crane
3/18/19 3:48 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] Blue Morph Snow Goose - Niagara County
3/18/19 2:30 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Blue Morph Snow Goose - Niagara County
3/17/19 4:15 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (17 Mar 2019) 37 Raptors
3/17/19 3:23 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Dead red-bellied woodpecker
3/17/19 1:12 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Tundra Swans
3/17/19 12:15 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (16 Mar 2019) 53 Raptors
3/17/19 10:49 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Pine Siskin- Ontario NY
3/17/19 8:43 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Bluebird!
3/17/19 6:30 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (13 Mar 2019) 13 Raptors
3/17/19 4:54 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] GeneseeBirds-L Digest, Vol 188, Issue 20 Kingfisher
3/16/19 7:53 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] Kingfisher
3/16/19 3:48 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (16 Mar 2019) 18 Raptors
3/16/19 3:12 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Montezuma migration van tour
3/16/19 12:47 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Birds and Brews - March 20th @ Sager Beer Works
3/16/19 9:30 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Barcelona Harbor/Variety of ducks
3/15/19 7:36 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Canandaigua Lake 3/15/19
3/15/19 6:04 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (15 Mar 2019) 123 Raptors
3/15/19 5:31 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Tufted duck, Canandaigua Lake
3/15/19 5:05 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (15 Mar 2019) 247 Raptors
3/15/19 2:48 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Geneseo airfield: T. Swans et al
3/15/19 5:39 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Snow Geese
3/14/19 5:24 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (14 Mar 2019) 5 Raptors
3/14/19 11:38 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Kingfisher
3/14/19 4:50 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Question please re Lake Ontario
3/13/19 4:54 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (13 Mar 2019) 0 Raptors
3/13/19 3:15 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] snow geese
3/13/19 2:36 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] white gyrfalcon, Clifton Springs
3/12/19 5:38 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (12 Mar 2019) 2 Raptors
3/12/19 9:45 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] Eagles on Northeast corner of Irondequoit Bay?
3/12/19 7:13 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Snow Geese and Red wings at Montezuma
3/12/19 6:34 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Geneseo: Grackle
3/12/19 5:51 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Eagles on Northeast corner of Irondequoit Bay?
3/11/19 4:11 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (11 Mar 2019) 11 Raptors
3/10/19 5:50 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] White Gryfalcon
3/10/19 4:10 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (10 Mar 2019) 14 Raptors
3/9/19 8:32 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] A Beginner’s Guide to IDing Cooper’s and Sharp-Shinned Hawks | Audubon
3/9/19 3:43 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (09 Mar 2019) 2 Raptors
3/9/19 1:44 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] White Gyrfalcon
3/9/19 10:40 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Harlequins, Longspur...
3/8/19 6:16 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Friday 3/8/19 winter ducks
3/8/19 5:23 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] Gadwall - Olcott, NY
3/8/19 5:15 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Gadwall - Olcott, NY
3/8/19 2:54 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (08 Mar 2019) 5 Raptors
3/7/19 2:26 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (07 Mar 2019) 0 Raptors
3/6/19 11:40 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] 16 of 17 Bonies = hooded...
3/6/19 10:00 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (06 Mar 2019) No Count (snow)
3/6/19 7:51 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Evening Grosbeaks
3/5/19 2:37 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (05 Mar 2019) 2 Raptors
3/5/19 10:57 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Geneseo: Robins et al
3/4/19 3:24 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (04 Mar 2019) 2 Raptors
3/4/19 10:36 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] (No subject)
3/3/19 1:57 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (03 Mar 2019) 0 Raptors
3/3/19 12:49 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Spring must be in the air.
3/2/19 1:35 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Piffard: Savannah Sparrows
3/2/19 11:35 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (02 Mar 2019) 1 Raptor
3/1/19 3:48 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Tuscarora State Park birds
3/1/19 2:52 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (01 Mar 2019) 1 Raptors
3/1/19 3:45 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Erie Co. -West Seneca
2/28/19 1:06 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] 21 White Fronts, Waterport
2/27/19 1:57 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Common Grackles
2/27/19 9:46 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] Redwings(s), grackles. Great-horned Owls.
2/26/19 11:04 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Redwings(s), grackles. Great-horned Owls.
2/25/19 2:15 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] Redwings
2/25/19 2:01 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Redwings
2/25/19 8:16 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Geneseo: B. Eagle, Carolina Wren
2/24/19 6:39 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay Park--Hawk Watch, Feb 24, 2019
2/24/19 12:52 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Peregrine at Niagara Falls
 
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Date: 3/25/19 10:15 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Eurasian Wigeon, Fish Crows...
3-23-19, Symphony Circle, Buffalo, ~7:50pm -
2+ Fish Crow - calling at 2+ different pitches w/many Americans. Eventually entire flock of hundreds drifted E. a couple blocks then all together went N. to roost.

3-24-19 -
Wilson Rd. -
1+ Rusty - see Willie's ebird list for hawks...
Lakeside Beach S.P. -
2+ Redpoll - going E.
O.O. River at Rt. 18 -
3 Mute Swan
Pt. Breeze -
1 RN Grebe
1 RT Loon
1 LBB Gull
~15 Swan - many other places too.
Cayuga Pool (I.N.W.R.) -
1 Cackler
Klossen Marsh (T.W.M.A.) -
1 Eurasian
10+ Rusty
Ditch Rd. -
1 Eagle - in ditch decided to cross rd. at ~2' up & fairly close to front of car as we drove by.

Peter, Barbara, <henyoe131...>

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Date: 3/25/19 7:58 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] BOS Lake Ontario Plain field trip - Saturday, March 30th
Hi folks,


This Saturday, March 30th, I will be leading the annual Buffalo
Ornithological Society Lake Ontario Plain field trip. As usual, we meet at
8:00 at Tops Markets in Wrights Corners, which is on Rt 78, north of
Lockport where Rt 104 briefly joins. From there we will head north and east
to eastern Niagara and western Orleans Counties. It's best to bring a lunch
though you might be able to slip away and buy something at The Country Store
on Rt 18 near Countyline Rd.



We will spend our time doing some lake-watching on Lake Ontario, looking up
for migrating raptors, checking fields for geese and other waterfowl, as
well as larks, buntings, longspurs, pipits, and shorebirds, and taking a
walk at Golden Hill SP (possibly wet and muddy). Depending on what we have
seen and interest, we will also check the pond in Lyndonville, which has
hosted some good geese in the past. I had ten Cackling Geese there
yesterday.



This is a popular trip because we usually see a good variety of birds and
sometimes a rare bird or two. Everyone is welcome.



Hope to see you on Saturday!



Willie

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Willie D'Anna

Wilson, NY

dannapotterATroadrunnerDOTcom




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Date: 3/24/19 6:16 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Geneseo: Lesser Black-backed Giulls
There were 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls in with about 300 Ring-bills and a few Herring Gulls late this afternoon down at the Geneseo airfield.

Jim Kimball
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Date: 3/24/19 5:30 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (24 Mar 2019) 307 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 24, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 2 7 7
Turkey Vulture 224 1070 1070
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 3 54 54
Northern Harrier 6 30 30
Sharp-shinned Hawk 7 15 15
Cooper's Hawk 8 36 36
Northern Goshawk 0 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 36 176 176
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 19 169 169
Rough-legged Hawk 0 12 12
Golden Eagle 0 5 5
American Kestrel 2 13 13
Merlin 0 2 2
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 2
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

Total: 307 1592 1592
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers: Bridget Watts, Greg Lawrence, Kyle Brock, Mike Tetlow,
Pat Martin

Visitors:
65! Good flight conditions on a Sunday resulted in a lot of birders and
hawk watchers coming as well as an RBA field trip and many casual visitors.
Thanks to everyone who helped spot birds!


Weather:
Mostly sunny in the early morning becoming cloudy by late morning. Warm
with moderate WSW winds.

Raptor Observations:
Small groups of turkey vultures throughout the day made up most of the
flight. In the morning a short-eared owl was seen in the distance and a few
minutes later a presumed second one was seen following the same flight line
and being harassed by a gull. Two black vultures migrated through together.
A decent flight of red-shoulders and red-tails plus some Accipiters and
others.

Non-raptor Observations:
200 snow geese, male Eurasian wigeon, 12 rusty blackbirds, continuing
large number and variety of waterfowl on a now ice-free bay.

New species for season: Short-eared owl, Eurasian wigeon.
Total number of species for season: 93

eBird checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S54193930

Predictions:
Monday: Clear skies with a high of 2C and winds NNW at 15-30km/h. Not good
conditions for raptor migration and the skies will make spotting difficult,
but it should be good lighting for photographing local raptors.

Tuesday: Almost identical to Monday

On Wednesday the winds will shift from S in the morning to E and NE in the
afternoon. The morning could be good for migration.

Thursday will be warm and cloudy with SW winds and is a day to keep an eye
on.


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


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=353
Count data submitted via Dunkadoo - Project info at:
https://dunkadoo.org/explore/braddock-bay-raptor-research/2019-spring-raptor-watch



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Date: 3/24/19 1:49 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Eurasian Green-winged Teal
Hi all. Apologies about not getting this out earlier, but today around noon we had a male Eurasian Green-winged Teal at Knox-Marcellus marsh. Seen by 4 of us from the small parking area.

Bill Howe
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Date: 3/24/19 12:56 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (24 Mar 2019) 219 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 24, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 205 1903 1903
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 3 8 8
Northern Harrier 0 2 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 5 5
Cooper's Hawk 0 7 7
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 2 25 25
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 8 66 66
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 1
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 1 1
Merlin 1 3 3
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 4 4
Unknown Buteo 0 4 4
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 1 1

Total: 219 2030 2030
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 5 hours

Official Counter: Fred Harrington

Observers: Josh Ketry, Shelley Seideman

Visitors:
Shelley Seideman and Josh Ketry


Weather:
Cold and breezy from the SW. Full cloud cover.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:


Predictions:
Cold N wind, partly sunny.
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Report submitted by Fred Harrington (<harrinfe...>)


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=364



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Date: 3/24/19 10:18 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Meeting of Interest to Birders
Hi birders,

This year's meeting of the Eastern Bird Banding Association will be held in
Rochester, NY from April 12-14. Birders are welcome, and will find many
topics of interest. The meeting will showcase

- Keynote addresses from Mike Lanzone on the Internet of Wildlife (think
radio receivers on the backs of vultures!!!), and from Sara Morris on the
Power of Collaboration

- A paper session featuring research on Piping Plovers, Saltmarsh Sparrows,
Blackpoll Warblers, MAPS, and more

- A poster session featuring research on Baltimore Orioles, Common
Yellowthroats, developing an education curriculum using radio-tracking
technology, and more

- Field trips to local hot spots

- Our famous bucket raffle

And of course . . . the camaraderie that comes from chatting with folks
with a combined millenium (give or take a hundred years!) of experience
working with birds.

Early bird registration ends tomorrow, March 25. Check out the meeting
website <https://ebba2019.com/> and register today!

https://ebba2019.com/

See you in April!

--
Andrea Patterson
Director, Braddock Bay Bird Observatory

144 Greystone Lane #24
Rochester, NY 14618
Tel. - (585) 490-5361
<andrea.j.patterson...>

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Date: 3/24/19 2:46 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] GeneseeBirds-L Digest, Vol 188, Issue 33


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Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 23, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 5 5
Turkey Vulture 88 846 846
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 1 51 51
Northern Harrier 1 24 24
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 8 8
Cooper's Hawk 0 28 28
Northern Goshawk 0 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 140 140
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 4 150 150
Rough-legged Hawk 0 12 12
Golden Eagle 0 5 5
American Kestrel 0 11 11
Merlin 0 2 2
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 2
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

Total: 94 1285 1285
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 16:15:00
Total observation time: 8.25 hours

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers: Dale Drexel

Visitors:
15. Some hardy souls braving the cold. Thanks to Dale and his wife for the
cookies!


Weather:
Blue skies with not a single cloud. Cold with strong WNW winds.

Raptor Observations:
Small groups of migrating turkey vultures throughout the day. A small
number of other migrants plus the usual local raptor activity. An adult
female northern harrier gave a nice look at the end of the day.

Non-raptor Observations:
310 snow geese, blue-winged teal, northern shrike, eastern meadowlark.

New species for season: Blue-winged teal
Total number of species for season: 91

eBird checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S54151357

Predictions:
Sunday: Partly cloudy then cloudy. High of 10C. Winds WSW at 15-30km/h.
Should be good!

Monday and Tuesday: Colder with NW winds that will be mostly unfavorable
for migration.
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Report submitted by David Brown (<davidebrownpa...>)
Braddock Bay information may be found at:
http://www.bbrr.org/


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Date: 3/23/19 4:47 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (23 Mar 2019) 94 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 23, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 5 5
Turkey Vulture 88 846 846
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 1 51 51
Northern Harrier 1 24 24
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 8 8
Cooper's Hawk 0 28 28
Northern Goshawk 0 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 140 140
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 4 150 150
Rough-legged Hawk 0 12 12
Golden Eagle 0 5 5
American Kestrel 0 11 11
Merlin 0 2 2
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 2
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

Total: 94 1285 1285
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 16:15:00
Total observation time: 8.25 hours

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers: Dale Drexel

Visitors:
15. Some hardy souls braving the cold. Thanks to Dale and his wife for the
cookies!


Weather:
Blue skies with not a single cloud. Cold with strong WNW winds.

Raptor Observations:
Small groups of migrating turkey vultures throughout the day. A small
number of other migrants plus the usual local raptor activity. An adult
female northern harrier gave a nice look at the end of the day.

Non-raptor Observations:
310 snow geese, blue-winged teal, northern shrike, eastern meadowlark.

New species for season: Blue-winged teal
Total number of species for season: 91

eBird checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S54151357

Predictions:
Sunday: Partly cloudy then cloudy. High of 10C. Winds WSW at 15-30km/h.
Should be good!

Monday and Tuesday: Colder with NW winds that will be mostly unfavorable
for migration.
========================================================================
Report submitted by David Brown (<davidebrownpa...>)
Braddock Bay information may be found at:
http://www.bbrr.org/


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=353
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Date: 3/22/19 4:30 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (22 Mar 2019) 1 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 22, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 1 1501 1501
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 0 5 5
Northern Harrier 0 2 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 5 5
Cooper's Hawk 0 7 7
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 21 21
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 58 58
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 1
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 1 1
Merlin 0 2 2
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 4 4
Unknown Buteo 0 4 4
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 1 1

Total: 1 1612 1612
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 13:00:00
Total observation time: 5 hours

Official Counter: Jerry Thurn

Observers:

Visitors:
The only thing more scarce them migrating raptors today was visitors.


Weather:
Low cloud ceiling, West to Northwest wind which was unfavorable, rain
intermittent with wet snow. No clearing in the weather, as hoped for in
late morning or early afternoon.

Raptor Observations:
Local Red-tails, also a resident Merlin at the Ball Field, for one hour of
the watch period. It appears no raptors were on the move along the southern
shore of Lake Erie

Non-raptor Observations:
The Passerines were flocking, and looking for food. Three Song Sparrows
were perched in the "Telltale Yarn Tree" and looked to be in disbelief, as
the snow swirled around them.

Predictions:
Sunrise 7:13 am, Sunset 7:31 pm. Per the Buffalo National Weather Service
Office, Saturday will be Sunny, with a high temp of 38F, West wing 13-17
mph.
There maybe some raptor flight activity after no migration on Friday.
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Report submitted by Jerry Thurn (<geraldthurn...>)


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Date: 3/22/19 3:25 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (22 Mar 2019) 69 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 22, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 5 5
Turkey Vulture 61 758 758
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 0 50 50
Northern Harrier 0 23 23
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 8 8
Cooper's Hawk 1 28 28
Northern Goshawk 1 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 140 140
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 5 146 146
Rough-legged Hawk 0 12 12
Golden Eagle 0 5 5
American Kestrel 0 11 11
Merlin 0 2 2
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 2
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

Total: 69 1191 1191
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers:

Visitors:
15, lots of friendly visitors on a slow day


Weather:
Overcast with periods of light drizzle. NW winds that were strong at times.
Count ended early due to rain and overall poor migration conditions. Most
of the ice of the bay has melted.

Raptor Observations:
A bit of migration in the late morning. A total of 61 turkey vultures. The
first goshawk of the season. By the afternoon the migration had stopped as
conditions worsened.

Non-raptor Observations:
Northern shrike, 4 purple finches, 4 eastern meadowlarks.

New species for season: Pied-billed grebe, northern goshawk.

eBird checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S54112880

Predictions:
Saturday: Partly cloudy with WNW winds at 30-50km/h. High of 4C. Probably
some migration but winds aren't a great direction.

Sunday: Partly cloudy then cloudy. High of 9C. Winds WSW at 15-30km/h.
Should be good conditions for raptor migration.
========================================================================
Report submitted by David Brown (<davidebrownpa...>)
Braddock Bay information may be found at:
http://www.bbrr.org/


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Date: 3/22/19 12:08 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Geneseo & Piffard
I counted 16 Northern Shovelers and 12 American Wigeon in one of the wet spots down at the Geneseo airfield this morning - along with lots of Canada Geese and Ring-billed Gulls and a Kestrel.
Along the greenway off Chandler Rd. birds of interest included:
Canada Goose 120
Wood Duck 3 (flying about trees, looking for nesting spots perhaps)
Ring-necked Duck 2
N. Flicker 2
Am Tree Sparrow 5
White-crowned Sparrow 4
Song Sparrow 8
Red-winged Blackbird 80+

In the field between Chandler Rd. and rte. 63 there were two Swans, sleeping most of the time; I’m pretty sure they were Tundras.

Jim Kimball
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Date: 3/22/19 7:55 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Eurasian Wigeon - Hamlin (Thursday evening)
Yesterday evening near dusk a male Eurasian Wigeon was with a large
concentration of geese and ducks in fields on the south side of Jacobs Road
in Hamlin. I checked again this morning and didn't see it, but there were
still a lot of waterfowl present (not quite as many as last evening).
Given the weather seems likely it is still in the general area.

Andy Guthrie
Hamlin, NY

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Date: 3/21/19 6:11 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 21 Mar 2019
- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 03/21/2019
* NYBU1903.21
- Birds mentioned

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Please submit reports to
<DSuggs...>
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GR. WHITE-FR. GOOSE
HARLEQUIN DUCK
BOHEMIAN WAXWING
EASTERN TOWHEE
Tundra Swan
Lesser Scaup
Turkey Vulture
Bald Eagle
Red-shouldered Hawk
Wild Turkey
Killdeer
Bonaparte's Gull
Snowy Owl
Pileated Woodpecker
Winter Wren
American Robin
Northern Mockingbird
Cedar Waxwing
Northern Shrike
Red-w. Blackbird
Eastern Meadowlark
Common Grackle

- Transcript
Hotline: Buffalo Bird Report at the Buffalo Museum of Science
Date: 03/21/2019
Number: 716-896-1271
To Report: Same
Compiler: David F. Suggs
Coverage: Western New York and adjacent Ontario
Website: www.BuffaloOrnithologicalSociety.org

March 21, 2019

The Buffalo Bird Report is a service provided
by your Buffalo Museum of Science and the
Buffalo Ornithological Society. To contact the
Science Museum, call 896-5200. Press the pound
key to report sightings before the end of this
report.

Highlights of late winter and early spring
reports from the Niagara Frontier Region.

During February, an exceptional count of 21 GR.
WHITE-FR. GEESE, at Oak Orchard Creek in
Waterport, in Orleans County. At Niagara Falls,
three male HARLEQUIN DUCKS wintered above the
falls off the Three Sisters Islands, and were
still present on March 7. Up to 140 TUNDRA
SWANS on Lake Ontario at Point Breeze during
January. In February, early TUNDRA SWANS in
Wilson, and a single reported TUNDRA SWAN over
Lake Erie at Derby.

February 27, in Chautauqua County, a BOHEMIAN
WAXWING among 110 CEDAR WAXWINGS on Temple Road
in Fredonia.

RED-SHOULDERED HAWK wintered on Lake Road near
Maple Road in Wilson. Late February, a RED-
SHOULDERED HAWK returned to a nest site in
North Boston. February 9, a TURKEY VULTURE,
either an early migrant or a wandering
resident, over the Town of Tonawanda. Small
numbers of SNOWY OWLS along the ice-jammed
Buffalo waterfront, and a single SNOWY OWL on
Route 219 at the Milestrip exit.

On the uper Niagara River, wintering
BONAPARTE'S GULLS, with unexplained full black
hoods, off Unity Island, and up to ten BALD
EAGLES at Strawberry Island.

Backyard and feeder highlights in late January
- NORTHERN SHRIKE in a Hamburg yard, and
EASTERN TOWHEE at a feeder in Blasdell, and
another towhee at a peanut butter feeder on
Grand Island.

Flocks of WILD TURKEYS were widely reported,
including 11 at the south Grand Island bridges,
and 72 in a Medina yard.

Now into March, many early spring migrants.
EASTERN MEADOWLARK and KILLDEER at the Dunkirk
Airport. A LESSER SCAUP on Ellicott Creek at
the UB Campus. Multiple reports of TURKEY
VULTURES, AMERICAN ROBINS, COMMON GRACKLES and
RED-W. BLACKBIRDS. And, a singing WINTER WREN
in Eggertsville.

Other reports - PILEATED WOODPECKER in the
Village of Williamsville, and a NORTHERN
MOCKINGBIRD in the Genesee County Town of
Alexander.

You may report sightings after the tone. Thank
you for calling and reporting.

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Date: 3/21/19 5:12 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (21 Mar 2019) 221 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 21, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 4 5 5
Turkey Vulture 155 697 697
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 2 50 50
Northern Harrier 8 23 23
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 8 8
Cooper's Hawk 4 27 27
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 16 139 139
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 23 141 141
Rough-legged Hawk 3 12 12
Golden Eagle 0 5 5
American Kestrel 5 11 11
Merlin 0 2 2
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 2
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

Total: 221 1122 1122
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers: Bridget Watts, Mike Tetlow, Pat Martin

Visitors:
12


Weather:
Overcast with light southerly winds.

Raptor Observations:
Turkey vultures migrated in small groups of up to a 30 individuals
throughout the day. Four black vultures ties the single day high count for
Braddock Bay. Some red-tails and red-shoulders in the afternoon. The flight
was mainly out towards the parkway with occasional migrants overhead. Two
female kestrels passed closely to the platform. Three late-day light-morph
rough-legs including one that passed low over the platform.

Non-raptor Observations:
The large number of waterfowl continues on the bay but as more water has
opened up they have more places to hide. 8 sandhill cranes flew off to the
east then one returned and landed on the ice. A second crane flew over
headed west and the one on the ice flew off and joined it. An adult lesser
black-backed gull. Northern shrike continues. 1 tree swallow. Flock of
about 10 Lapland longspurs.

New species for season: Sandhill crane, belted kingfisher
Total number of species for season: 88

eBird checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S54086180

Predictions:
Friday: Rain and snow showers. High around 3C. Winds WNW at 40 to 55km/h.
Not looking like a good day for raptor migration.

Saturday: Partly cloudy with winds WNW at 30 to 50km/h. High of 4C. Not a
good wind direction for migration but wind and sun should get the local
raptors up.

Sunday: Partly cloudy then cloudy. High of 9C. Winds WSW at 15 to 30km/h.
Should be good if this forecast holds!

Next Thursday, Friday, and Saturday are also calling for southwesterly
winds.
========================================================================
Report submitted by David Brown (<davidebrownpa...>)
Braddock Bay information may be found at:
http://www.bbrr.org/


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Date: 3/21/19 5:08 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (21 Mar 2019) 262 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 21, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 254 1500 1500
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 1 5 5
Northern Harrier 0 2 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 5 5
Cooper's Hawk 2 7 7
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 21 21
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 3 58 58
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 1
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 1 1
Merlin 0 2 2
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 4 4
Unknown Buteo 1 4 4
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 1 1

Total: 262 1611 1611
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 5 hours

Official Counter: Jim Landau

Observers:

Visitors:
No visitors.


Weather:
Overcast all day with a light southerly wind.

Raptor Observations:
A disappointing flight given the favorable conditions. Turkey Vultures were
on the move in the morning, hugging the lakeshore. But their flight slowed
and finally came to an end for the final hour of the watch.
Display flights from one of the resident Cooper's Hawks.

Non-raptor Observations:
Upon arriving, I asked grounds workers if any funerals were scheduled. They
let me know that there were three for the day and where. I relocated to the
Rogers Road ball park lot for the bulk of the watch, which turned out to be
the better vantage point. Counters (and visitors) need to be mindful and
respectful of these events and act accordingly.
Lots of mixed blackbird flocks on the move in the morning.

Predictions:
National Weather Service calls for "Snow showers. Areas of blowing snow
after 2pm. High near 34. West wind 14 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 32
mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2
inches possible." Doesn't sound very promising.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Jim Landau (<landaujr...>)


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Directions to site:
Lakeside Cemetery is located in Hamburg, NY which is about 10 miles
southwest of Buffalo, NY at the Hamburg Exit 57 of the NY State Thruway.
Bear right after the toll booth onto Camp Road (Route 75). Proceed through
the traffic light at Southwestern Blvd.(Route 20). The entrance to Lakeside
Cemetery is on the left, less than 1/4 mile from the light. The watch is
normally conducted half way between the entrance and the woods.
An alternate site for easterly wind flights is at the William Williams Ball
Park, located on Rogers Rd. Take Route 20 south from Camp Rd. Turn right at
the Rogers Rd. traffic light, just past the Walmart store. The entrance to
the ball park is on the left just before the railroad crossings.




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Date: 3/21/19 3:40 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Bald eagle brockport
I'm on the canal just east of Sweden-Walker Rd looking at a bald eagle in a
tree on the south side of the canal. Never seen one along the canal here
before!

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Date: 3/21/19 12:11 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] White Front x Snow Goose...
3-20-19 -
Pt. Breeze -
1 Wh. Front x Snow Goose - swimming w/large group of Canadas. Looked ~like Sibley's illustration but w/pinker legs. Seems like this or some other WF hybrid was here or somewhere recently...
Wilson Rd. (not Wilson Rd. in Canada but Orleans County this time of yr.) -
see Willie's ebird report. We heard what sounded like a distant musical Sandhill. Later at Kumf we confirmed Willies's suspicion of it being a Tundra. 
1 Spring PeeperKumf (INWR) -
~175 Tundra -

Peter, Barbara
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Date: 3/21/19 10:31 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] Sandhills Crane on ice at Braddock Bay Hawk Watch
The crane flew off with a second crane that flew over.
David Brown

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> On Mar 21, 2019, at 1:12 PM, Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> wrote:
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> One sandhill crane on the ice at the Braddock Bay Hawk Watch as of 1:11pm
>
> David Brown
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Date: 3/21/19 10:12 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Sandhills Crane on ice at Braddock Bay Hawk Watch
One sandhill crane on the ice at the Braddock Bay Hawk Watch as of 1:11pm

David Brown

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Date: 3/21/19 7:28 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] Query about Snow Geese
I posed the question about the location of snow geese to the Cayugabirds list last evening. Here are some of the responses:

On Wednesday there were fabulous views on the north end of Cayuga lake off of Lower lake road (south of Wolfies). It was fun to watch the red heads and buffle heads on the perimeter of the thousands of geese acting like herders
We also went to the muck lands and Knox Marcellus marsh and there were only a couple of hundred
This evening there were huge rafts of Snow Geese on Cayuga Lake visible from Cayuga Lake State Park as well as Route 89 just a few miles south of Cayuga Lake State Park. Just south of the park, along Route 89, there was a flock of Tundra Swans very close to shore. There were scattered groups of Bufflehead, Redhead, Ring-necked Ducks, and American Wigeon, and the occasional scaup, Black Duck, Mallard, and Red-breasted Merganser. I'm sure there was much more, but I was there only briefly. A simply stunning sight in the evening light, especially when the Snow Geese all took to the air!

Greetings ..... For 27+ yrs., I've lived 1/2 mi. from Cayuga Lake at Union Springs. Today & every day the last wk. or so, snows have been strung out on the lake by the thousands ... tens of thousands. Today, looking from a high spot on Rte. 90, 2 mi. north of Aurora, they were like a huge, long island on the lake.

The huge rafts are usually more on the western half of the lake, from Dean's Cove which is almost directly across the lake from Aurora/Wells College, north to the village of Cayuga or Cayuga Lake State Park.

Last evening, about 7:15, when I came from the village of Cayuga, thousands of snows had left the lake & flew ENE over me, over Rte. 90. Many snows also stay on OWASCO Lake, south of Auburn. The noise sounds like a lot of little barking dogs ... so different from Canadas.

All along the west side of the lake from Bridgeport (the north end of the lake before the RR bridge) to Cayuga Lake SP were thousands of ducks & Canadas & hundreds of swans. The snows seem to stay by themselves. Hunting season is on for them now & they seem to know to stay out on the lake but, then again, they might pop up in a farm field. I have yet to EVER see a snow goose land where hunters have put decoys in the farm fields.

The muck was still frozen on Sun., covered with snow so no snow geese were there. Today it was 46 deg. & sunny so maybe by Sat. the situation will change. Rain is possible. The old potato building along 31 at the muck has been demolished but you can pull in there to scan the area. It had more thawed areas than the other side. I didn't go by Knox-Marcellus on East Rd., off Rte. 89, as I knew it would be frozen.

Sandhill cranes eluded me on Sat. but they're around.

Around the Visitor's Center, there are some Green-winged Teal and Northern Shovelers plus lots of Canada Geese. There are also lots of Tree Swallows there. The Snow Geese were seen at Cayuga State Park on the west side of the lake. There were at least 10,000, probably more like 100,000 or more. I really underestimate the numbers. There were also, most of the other duck species. Things may be different this weekend - maybe more birds will be coming back. Good luck and have fun!!!

I was there today and they were there mostly on Cayuga Lake, but some were flying towards east road in the evening. If the weather is warmer in next few days, they might move north. At least that is what my experience is. As the snow melts they move north.
Good luck. I am also leading the trip on Saturday hopefully some would be there.



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Date: 3/21/19 7:00 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Cuylerville & Groveland Flats; T. Swans
There were still 200 - 300 Tundra Swans yesterday afternoon in the fields between Jones Bridge & Perry Rd., SE of Cuylerville, along with Canada Geese & Ring-billed Gulls. I also heard my first singing Horned Lark of the season and saw a handsome Fox Squirrel (quite regular in the fields near the first tree line along Perry Rd., E. of River Rd.).
I checked out the Groveland Flats area, between Rtes. 63 and 36 and found fewer waterfowl and flooded areas than in some past years. There were about 65 Tundra Swans in the fields along Flats Rd. (between Groveland Station & Sonyea), a couple hundred Canada Geese and a few each Mallards, Black Ducks, Ring-necked Ducks and Common Mergansers - most in the drainage ditches. I also saw a Red-tailed Hawk sitting on a nest - in a woodlot closer to Groveland Station.

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Date: 3/21/19 6:46 am
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Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Query about Snow Geese
?Are there large flocks of snow geese on any of the Finger Lakes now? I seek this information in hope to film some.


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Date: 3/20/19 6:57 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (19 Mar 2019) 118 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 19, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 104 865 865
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 0 3 3
Northern Harrier 0 2 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 2 2
Cooper's Hawk 0 1 1
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 11 16 16
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 3 36 36
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 0
Merlin 0 2 2
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 2
Unknown Buteo 0 2 2
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 1 1

Total: 118 932 932
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 13:00:00
Total observation time: 4 hours

Official Counter: Bruce Chilton

Observers:

Visitors:
None


Weather:
Cloudy to the south. cloudy to the north - but clear at Hamburg.

Raptor Observations:
A pretty good start: 15 turkey vultures, 2 red-shouldered hawks.

Non-raptor Observations:
My second sighting of robins this year.

Predictions:
Should be good.
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Date: 3/20/19 5:38 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (20 Mar 2019) 417 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 20, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 381 1142 1142
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 1 4 4
Northern Harrier 0 2 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 5 5
Cooper's Hawk 4 5 5
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 4 9 9
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 19 52 52
Rough-legged Hawk 1 1 1
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 1 1
Merlin 0 2 2
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 2 4 4
Unknown Buteo 1 3 3
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 1 1

Total: 417 1231 1231
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Sue Barth

Observers:

Visitors:
Kevin Rybczynski, Lewis Crowell, Sue Hoffman, and Lois Landsittel.


Weather:
Beautiful, sunny and clear skies for most of the day with temps in the mid
to upper 40's.

Raptor Observations:
The day had a very slow start which was surprising given the warmer temps
and favorable winds. There was a fair showing of TV's. One light
Rough-legged came through during the lunch hour, the busiest time of day,
and I was glad for a couple of extra pairs of eyes. Raptors were flying
very high by this time, making it challenging - and, probably due to
changing and variable wind directions, birds were appearing from all
angles. A distant and scoped juvenile Bald Eagle was seen during the last
30 minutes, giving a nice finish to the day.


Non-raptor Observations:
The pond at the back continues to host a pair of Canvasbacks and a male
Ring-necked Duck. An Eastern Bluebird was a nice sight as it perched nearby
in the morning.
<br />
eBird Checklist: <a href="https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S54052202"
title="Today's eBird
Checklist">https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S54052202</a>

Predictions:
After the morning showers pass, the warmer temps and southerly winds could
make for a nice push of raptors at midday unless the winds diminish too
much.

Friday isn't looking too good: snow in the morning followed by high winds
with a northerly component.
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Report submitted by Sue Barth (<suebarth...>)


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Site Description:
This spring only "all volunteer" watch is conducted at Lakeside Cemetery in
Hamburg, NY. It is located on flat lake plain located along the shoreline
of the east end of Lake Erie, about 10 miles south of Buffalo, NY.
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Date: 3/20/19 5:16 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Little Gull, Hawk flight, Swans--Niagara County
Wednesday afternoon stopped at the landing in Lewiston for a few minutes.
Had Long Tailed Ducks and one White Winged Scoter, a couple Bonies, and a
Little Gull heading up river--first I've seen this year.

At Fort Niagara sky broke into a nice mackerel pattern behind a few raptors
headed west somewhat against the wind. Had 4 Red-shouldered hawks fairly
low and 2 Red Tails, along with 6 TVs around 3:30.

North of Youngstown-Wilson Rd just west of Fitch Rd, found two large
flocks of Tundra Swans
counting 56 and 66 in two groups, but expect I missed some. Continuing on
Braley towards Randall found some really big flocks. Counts of 70s, 80s,
170 were upped as we got closer and could see more heads lined up nearly in
rows. Many birds taking flight and others flying in with the constant soft
sounds--just a beautiful experience. Estimate over 500 birds.

And just for fun, counted 6 snow geese feeding on the ground amid them, one
immature.
A nice afternoon for Spring to arrive.

David Muller
dm5957 at gmail

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Date: 3/20/19 4:33 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (20 Mar 2019) 377 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 20, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 1 1
Turkey Vulture 256 542 542
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 10 48 48
Northern Harrier 3 15 15
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 7 7
Cooper's Hawk 9 23 23
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 43 123 123
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 53 118 118
Rough-legged Hawk 0 9 9
Golden Eagle 1 5 5
American Kestrel 1 6 6
Merlin 1 2 2
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 2
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

Total: 377 901 901
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 7.75 hours

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers: Bob Dobson, Bridget Watts, Daena Ford, Greg Lawrence,
Mike Tetlow, Pat Martin

Visitors:
48. Large number of visitors for a weekday in March. Thanks to everyone who
helped spot birds.


Weather:
Mostly sunny with moderate SW winds. A lake breeze began in the afternoon
so the last 2 hours of the count were at Frisbee Hill.

Raptor Observations:
Steady migration throughout the morning and early afternoon. Migrants were
mostly at very high altitude. Good flight of turkey vultures, red-tails,
and red-shoulders. A lot of non-migrant bald eagles around. An immature
golden eagle looped around us and put on a great show as it soared with two
turkey vultures right above the platform.

Non-raptor Observations:
80 snow geese, 2 lesser black-backed gulls, northern shrike (singing), 2
eastern meadowlarks, 28 rusty blackbirds, common redpoll.

eBird checklists:
Hawk watch platform: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S54055151
Frisbee Hill: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S54055276

Predictions:
Thursday: Cloudy with some showers. Winds south at 8mph. High around 50F.
If there is too much rain and not much wind then we probably won't get many
birds. If the wind picks up a bit more then maybe we'll get some migration.
Overall I'm feeling pessimistic about the day, but anything that does come
over should at least be low.

Friday: Cloudy with winds WNW at 23mph gusting to 46mph. 1 to 3 inches of
snow.
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Report submitted by David Brown (<davidebrownpa...>)
Braddock Bay information may be found at:
http://www.bbrr.org/


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Date: 3/20/19 11:29 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Geneva Eurasian Wigeon
At the beach at Seneca Lake State Park among some 120 American Wigeons is one nice male Eurasian Wigeon. It’s right along the shore by park buildings in the far northeast corner of the lake.

Bill Howe
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Date: 3/19/19 3:32 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (19 Mar 2019) 107 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 19, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 1 1
Turkey Vulture 98 286 286
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 1 38 38
Northern Harrier 1 12 12
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 7 7
Cooper's Hawk 1 14 14
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 3 80 80
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 1 65 65
Rough-legged Hawk 0 9 9
Golden Eagle 1 4 4
American Kestrel 0 5 5
Merlin 0 1 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 2
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

Total: 107 524 524
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers: Kevin Griffith

Visitors:
2


Weather:
Mostly cloudy with light westerly winds. Lake breeze started in the early
afternoon so I switched to Frisbee Hill for the last 3 hours.

Raptor Observations:
Migrants were mostly turkey vultures. One golden eagle in the afternoon
over Frisbee Hill. Four immature eagles playing at high altitude. Pair of
local red-tailed hawks, one of which is banded.

Non-raptor Observations:
Northern shrike is still hanging around. Waterfowl numbers continue to be
high. Still some ice but the bay is thawing more and more each day. The
only new species for the season was an eastern bluebird at Frisbee Hill.

eBird checklists:
Braddock Bay Hawk Watch: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S54023542
Frisbee Hill: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S54023604

Predictions:
Wednesday: Mostly sunny with SW winds at 16km/h. High around 10C. This
forecast should be good for raptor migration but the blue skies will make
spotting difficult and an afternoon lake breeze could push migration
inland.

Thursday: Overcast with SSW winds at 10-15km/h. High around 8C. Should be
another good day.
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Report submitted by David Brown (<davidebrownpa...>)
Braddock Bay information may be found at:
http://www.bbrr.org/


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Date: 3/19/19 11:41 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] White Front, Sandhills...
3-9-19 -
Delaware Park feeder -1 Creeper
1 Red Wing
N. Squaw Island -
3 Bony - all hooded w/only 1 showing 1/2 dime sized or smaller white at upper bill base.

3-10-19, Ganson St., Buffalo -
1 Peregrine - at S. end of Ohio St. lift bridge.

3-11-19, N Squaw -
9 Bony - 1 winter plumage, 1-2+ total hood, 2-3+ w/tiny bit of white at upper bill base, 1-2 like Sibley's 1st yr. The rest were sleeping & could not tell if completely hooded. Taking Dave's advice to look for wear - the 1 or 2 that I could see well showed what looked like a fresh hood. All winter neglected to note signs of wear but at least once there was at least 1 that showed some tiny white flecks on an otherwise complete or mostly complete hood.
3 Eagle - the nesting pair & 1 im.

3-13-19, Shirley Ave., Buffalo -1 Grackle (5+ on 14th)

3-14-19, Woodbridge Ave., Buffalo -1 Song Sparrow - 1st of yr. for this yard.

3-16-19, Woodbridge -
2 TV - migrants.

3-17-19 -
Hunts Cors.- Akron Rd. W. of Utley (Newstead) -
1 Meadowlark (& 1 Killdeer W. of Dye).
T.W.M.A. (Ditch Rd. bridge over Ton. Creek) -
4 BW Teal
4 Woody
Cayuga -~10 Pintail...
Kumf -
1 Wh. Front - Barbara found.
77 at Casey -
2 Sandhills - likely Paul's from 3-8.
Gyp Pond -
9 GW Teal
Posson Rd. -
1 Woodcock

Peter, Barbara
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Date: 3/19/19 9:20 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Added birding tour with Montezuma Audubon
Hi Folks,

I received great interest in offering a birding tour this Saturday March 23rd in the morning, from 10am-12pm. At this time, I only have 1 spot left in the van.

I have added another tour for that day in the afternoon, from 1pm-3pm with 8 spots open.

There is a cost of $15/person, which is recycled right back into our environmental education and outreach budget. The hope is to find the many species of migrating waterfowl through the Montezuma Wetlands Complex. We could also see early returning osprey, bald eagles, Sandhill cranes, and more!

Please contact me if you are interest in participating.

Thank you!

--
Alyssa Johnson
Environmental Educator
315.365.3588

Montezuma Audubon Center
2295 State Route 89
P.O. Box 187
Savannah, New York 13146
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Date: 3/18/19 7:52 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] 3/18/19 Kathleen Dalton
North Hamlin Road:
The Bald Eagles are active on nest
900-1200  snow geese with hundreds of Canada Geese
Braddock Bay from the parking lot of Breakers:
2   Hooded mergs     Ring necked ducks    Common Merganzers    Common Goldeneye    Bufflehead    Red-breasted Mergs    Scaup species1  Song Sparrow1  Tree Sparrow     Red wing black birds     Grackles

Russel Stations:
12  Hooded Merganzers     Red Wing Blackbirds    Grackles     
Katahleen E. Dalton     <kathdalton...>
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Date: 3/18/19 6:39 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (17 Mar 2019) 141 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 17, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 128 294 294
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 0 3 3
Northern Harrier 0 2 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 2 2
Cooper's Hawk 1 1 1
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 2
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 8 20 20
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 0
Merlin 0 1 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 1 2 2
Unknown Buteo 2 2 2
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 1 1

Total: 141 330 330
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 13:00:00
Total observation time: 4 hours

Official Counter: Joe Fell

Observers:

Visitors:
Josh Ketry and Shelley Seidman


Weather:
Mostly sunny with some clouds.

Raptor Observations:
One Buteo was seen moving through quickly near the end of the count - had I
seen this bird in late April or May I would have counted it as a
Broad-winged Hawk.

Non-raptor Observations:
1 Horned Lark and 2 Killdeer were among the migrants. The pond at the
southern end of the cemetery has been excavated, and had 7 Ring-necked Duck
and 2 Canvasbacks. I don't recall ever seeing either of these species at
this location before.
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Date: 3/18/19 5:19 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (18 Mar 2019) 484 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 18, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 467 633 633
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 0 3 3
Northern Harrier 0 2 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 2 2
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 0
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 3 5 5
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 13 25 25
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 0
Merlin 1 2 2
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 484 673 673
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Jim Landau

Observers:

Visitors:
no visitors.


Weather:
Alternating clouds and sunshine, with intermittent snow showers. Temps
right around freezing with a steady WSW wind made for a pretty cold day.

Raptor Observations:
A big Turkey Vulture flight. I expected to see more of a mix mingled in
with them but with a few exceptions they stayed away. Regular flights from
some of the resident red-tails.

Non-raptor Observations:
The count started out as usual inside the gates by the mausoleums. It was
evident by the top of the second hour that the flight was farther west so I
moved deeper into the cemetery to Section H, which proved to be the place
to be.
Non-raptors seen included robin, killdeer, starling, crow, ring-billed
gull, canada goose, common grackle, mallard and canvasback.

Predictions:
National Weather Service is calling for, "A slight chance of snow showers
before 8am, then a slight chance of snow showers after 9am. Mostly sunny,
with a high near 39. West wind 7 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is
20%." Slightly warmer and I would expect another strong TV flight with a
sprinkling of other raptors like today.
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Report submitted by Jim Landau (<landaujr...>)


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Site Description:
This spring only "all volunteer" watch is conducted at Lakeside Cemetery in
Hamburg, NY. It is located on flat lake plain located along the shoreline
of the east end of Lake Erie, about 10 miles south of Buffalo, NY.
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Date: 3/18/19 3:33 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (18 Mar 2019) 70 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 18, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 1 1
Turkey Vulture 52 188 188
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 3 37 37
Northern Harrier 0 11 11
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 6 6
Cooper's Hawk 3 13 13
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 4 77 77
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 6 64 64
Rough-legged Hawk 0 9 9
Golden Eagle 0 3 3
American Kestrel 1 5 5
Merlin 1 1 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 2
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

Total: 70 417 417
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 7.25 hours

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers: David Marsh, Rick Germain

Visitors:
3


Weather:
Periods of sun and clouds. A few snow squalls in the afternoon that caused
temporary pauses to the count. Winds were westerly and light.

Raptor Observations:
The majority of the migration was 52 turkey vultures that came through in
small flocks throughout the day. Also had some bald eagles, red-shoulders,
red-tails, Coops, one American kestrel and the first merlin of the season.
A pair of red-tails were perched together. A banded red-tailed hawk was
seen hunting the area at the end of the day.

Non-raptor Observations:
1800 snow geese, red-throated loon, northern shrike (singing and saw
regurgitate a pellet).

New species for season: merlin
Total number of species for season: 83

eBird checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53989323

Predictions:
Tuesday: Periods of clouds and sunshine. High of 4C. Winds WNW at
10-15km/h. Could be overall similar to today. I'd expect some migrants but
not a huge push.

Wednesday: Sunny in the morning and cloudy in the afternoon. High of 10C.
Winds SW at 15-25km/h! Overall great conditions for 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: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=353
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https://dunkadoo.org/explore/braddock-bay-raptor-research/2019-spring-raptor-watch



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Date: 3/18/19 1:51 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Geneseo & Cuylerville: T. Swans et al.
I counted 410 Tundra Swans this afternoon, in the fields between Jones Bridge & Perry Rds. (E. of River Rd.). Other birds in the area included c. 80 Canada I saw only Canada Geese, Ring-billed Gulls and a Kestrel . A friend of mine saw what he thought was a Peregrine there later in the afternoon.
A quick visit to the Indian Fort Preserve turned up my first spring singing Song Sparrows.
I’m told Wood Ducks are back, in the open water of the inlet creek where it comes into the south end of Conesus lake.
We’ve got Cowbirds, Grackles and Red-wings at our feeders now.

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Date: 3/18/19 11:32 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Sandhill Crane
Hi,

Yesterday, late in the afternoon at Beaver Island while walking the cross country ski trails I heard the melodic staccato of a crane and I looked up and saw a lone SANDHILL CRANE flying overhead. Judging from my location it appeared to be headed toward the lower West river towards Strawberry Is. Also present yesterday was, one SONG SPARROW, 2 JUNCOs, 2 WB NUTHATCHES, 62 CANADAs on the back nine of golf course. At the loop were 5 TUNDRAs , 1 GB HERON flying by. Also numbers of COMMON GOLDEN EYES, GREATER SCAUP, BUFFLEHEADS, COMMON & RB MERGANSERs. Also CANVASBACK too.


Happy Spring!
John T.
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Date: 3/18/19 3:48 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] Blue Morph Snow Goose - Niagara County
Hi Jonathon, and all,



This bird is probably a Snow X Canada Goose hybrid, which Joel Strong also
saw and photographed at this site on Friday. Here is Joel's eBird checklist
with photos https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53872408



The reason it is a hybrid and not a "Blue Goose" is because of the size,
comparable to the Canada Geese, and the dull color of the bill lacking the
obvious black "lips". This is a very rare hybrid combination for our region.
It is easy to pass off as a blue-morph Snow Goose. A great find!



Good birding!

Willie



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Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Blue Morph Snow Goose - Niagara County



While seasonal camera hunting Sunday afternoon near 3:00 PM, I made a
traditional stop east of the curve between Burgess Road and Lower Lake Road
to view the waterfowl in the elongated east/west impounding of open water
that started during the recent thaw on the north side of the road. Large
flocks of hundreds of Canada Geese were in the air at the time, with an
estimated 1,500 on the ground near the water in the stubble field.



While scanning over the congested density of Canada Geese and intermittent
groups of Ring-billed Gulls among them, I was about ready to leave when a
flash of white appeared in the distance to the northeast on the high ground
not far from the north-south tree line. It seemed larger than a seagull,
possibly just a white bag drifting in the high wind? After losing sight of
it for a few minutes while scanning, it popped into the open for a few
minutes and flew off at the same time when most of geese on the ground there
took flight and left. It was a lone blue morph Snow Goose!



In my many years of bird watching in this area I have seen only one other
loner, but never a flock of them - that was 23 November 1917 offshore in
Lake Ontario at Olcott, NY.



In closing, I wanted to share my long birding journal narrative and the two
Flickr album photos below with fellow GB members.



Respectfully submitted,

Jonathan J. Weber

<spiritridge...>

Olcott, NY

https://flic.kr/p/2f9zyKw

https://flic.kr/p/2e8k2vw


















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Date: 3/18/19 2:30 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Blue Morph Snow Goose - Niagara County
While seasonal camera hunting Sunday afternoon near 3:00 PM, I made a
traditional stop east of the curve between Burgess Road and Lower Lake Road
to view the waterfowl in the elongated east/west impounding of open water
that started during the recent thaw on the north side of the road. Large
flocks of hundreds of Canada Geese were in the air at the time, with an
estimated 1,500 on the ground near the water in the stubble field.



While scanning over the congested density of Canada Geese and intermittent
groups of Ring-billed Gulls among them, I was about ready to leave when a
flash of white appeared in the distance to the northeast on the high ground
not far from the north-south tree line. It seemed larger than a seagull,
possibly just a white bag drifting in the high wind? After losing sight of
it for a few minutes while scanning, it popped into the open for a few
minutes and flew off at the same time when most of geese on the ground there
took flight and left. It was a lone blue morph Snow Goose!



In my many years of bird watching in this area I have seen only one other
loner, but never a flock of them - that was 23 November 1917 offshore in
Lake Ontario at Olcott, NY.



In closing, I wanted to share my long birding journal narrative and the two
Flickr album photos below with fellow GB members.



Respectfully submitted,

Jonathan J. Weber

<spiritridge...>

Olcott, NY

https://flic.kr/p/2f9zyKw

https://flic.kr/p/2e8k2vw


















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Date: 3/17/19 4:15 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (17 Mar 2019) 37 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 17, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 1 1
Turkey Vulture 32 136 136
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 2 34 34
Northern Harrier 1 11 11
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 6 6
Cooper's Hawk 0 10 10
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 73 73
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 1 58 58
Rough-legged Hawk 1 9 9
Golden Eagle 0 3 3
American Kestrel 0 4 4
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 2
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

Total: 37 347 347
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers:

Visitors:
23


Weather:
Mostly sunny with more clouds early and late. Overall cold with a light to
moderate NW wind.

Raptor Observations:
The majority of the migration was small groups of turkey vultures
throughout the day. A few others including a distant light-morph
rough-legged hawk in the last hour.

Non-raptor Observations:
1500 snow geese, horned grebe, northern shrike, eastern meadowlark.

News species for season: none
Total species for season: 82

eBird checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53953024

Predictions:
Overall similar to today. Partly cloudy with a high of 2C and winds NW at
18km/h.

Wednesday is looking like the best day this week with SW winds and warmer
temps.
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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: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=353
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https://dunkadoo.org/explore/braddock-bay-raptor-research/2019-spring-raptor-watch



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Date: 3/17/19 3:23 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Dead red-bellied woodpecker
Irondequoit, NY, March 16, Found a dead male red-bellied woodpecker on the ground in the backyard, about 30 feet and back of the birdfeeders. No apparent injury. Anyone have any ideas why it might’ve died? I kept suet and food stocked all winter and I have a heated birdbath.

I’ve heard they can expire even when spring is nigh, due to using up fat stores.

Crystal Doyle
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Date: 3/17/19 1:12 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Tundra Swans
I watched a whole flock of tundra swans fly over my Wilson house heading
east this morning - what a sight!
* Diane Muscoreil*

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*"I still find each day too short for all the thoughts I want to think, all
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Date: 3/17/19 12:15 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (16 Mar 2019) 53 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 16, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 46 166 166
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 0 3 3
Northern Harrier 0 2 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 2 2
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 0
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 2 2
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 6 12 12
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 0
Merlin 0 1 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 53 189 189
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Observation start time: 10:00:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 4 hours

Official Counter: JaJean Rose-Burney

Observers:

Visitors:
Ana, my wife


Weather:
Cold, some wind, mix of sun and clouds.

Raptor Observations:
Slow...

Non-raptor Observations:

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Report submitted by JaJean Rose-Burney (<jajean.rose...>)


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=364



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Date: 3/17/19 10:49 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Pine Siskin- Ontario NY
On March 14, 2 Pine Siskins were at my thistle seed feeders in Ontario NY. They were the first I’ve seen since January, when I’d been seeing them frequently since late October.
I also had 1 male Common Redpoll daily February 18-28.
Nancy Casper

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Date: 3/17/19 8:43 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Bluebird!
I saw a beautiful male Bluebird in my yard this morning (Honeoye Falls)!

Trisha V

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Date: 3/17/19 6:30 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (13 Mar 2019) 13 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 13, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 7 7 7
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 0 0 0
Northern Harrier 1 1 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 1 1
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 0
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 1 1 1
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 0
Merlin 1 1 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 1 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 13 13 13
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Observation start time: 10:15:00
Observation end time: 12:30:00
Total observation time: 2.25 hours

Official Counter: Sue Barth

Observers:

Visitors:
None


Weather:
A calm day in the mid-40's, with light S to SSW winds. It was mostly
cloudy, enabling good views.

Raptor Observations:
I was here for only a short time in an unofficial capacity, just curious if
the warmer temps and southerly winds would bring any migrating raptors.

A Sharp-shinned, Northern Harrier, and an adult Red-shouldered Hawk were
nice migrant sightings. No Turkey Vultures were seen until I went over to
the Hamburg Beach location at about noon. The winds were very calm,
perhaps giving the vultures the confidence to fly close to the water. At
the beach location, I also saw 1 migrating Red-tailed and a Merlin. Also
seen at both locations were a couple local Red-tails and a probable local
Coop at the cemetery.

Non-raptor Observations:
Many, many Tundra Swans - literally thousands - were on the move today. I
witnessed dozens of skeins sometimes as large as 80 birds from Times Beach
down to Hamburg Beach all going north. Amazing. Blackbirds were also
streaming by, comprised of mostly Red-winged Blackbirds and Common
Grackles. Five calling Killdeer were nice FOY birds for me.

eBird checklists:<br />
<a href="https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53778519" title="Checklist
#1">https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53778519</a><br />
<a href="https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53778529" title="Checklist
#2">https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53778529</a>
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Report submitted by Sue Barth (<suebarth...>)


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Directions to site:
Lakeside Cemetery is located in Hamburg, NY which is about 10 miles
southwest of Buffalo, NY at the Hamburg Exit 57 of the NY State Thruway.
Bear right after the toll booth onto Camp Road (Route 75). Proceed through
the traffic light at Southwestern Blvd.(Route 20). The entrance to Lakeside
Cemetery is on the left, less than 1/4 mile from the light. The watch is
normally conducted half way between the entrance and the woods.
An alternate site for easterly wind flights is at the William Williams Ball
Park, located on Rogers Rd. Take Route 20 south from Camp Rd. Turn right at
the Rogers Rd. traffic light, just past the Walmart store. The entrance to
the ball park is on the left just before the railroad crossings.




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Date: 3/17/19 4:54 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] GeneseeBirds-L Digest, Vol 188, Issue 20 Kingfisher
I live in the Town of Dansville (northwest corner of Steuben County) There has been a Kingfisher pond - which is mostly frozen over - and Brook Trout filled creek all winter. Ellen Gendreau

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? ? Some winter over almost every year in spots with some open water.
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I saw a Belted Kingfisher today, south end of Conesus Lake, Livingston County.? Early arrival?? I've never known them to winter over._______________________________________________
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Date: 3/16/19 7:53 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] Kingfisher
    Some winter over almost every year in spots with some open water.
On ‎Thursday‎, ‎March‎ ‎14‎, ‎2019‎ ‎02‎:‎38‎:‎39‎ ‎PM‎ ‎EDT, Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> wrote:

I saw a Belted Kingfisher today, south end of Conesus Lake, Livingston County.  Early arrival?  I've never known them to winter over._______________________________________________
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Date: 3/16/19 3:48 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (16 Mar 2019) 18 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 16, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 1 1
Turkey Vulture 12 104 104
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 1 32 32
Northern Harrier 1 10 10
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 6 6
Cooper's Hawk 1 10 10
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 73 73
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 3 57 57
Rough-legged Hawk 0 8 8
Golden Eagle 0 3 3
American Kestrel 0 4 4
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 2
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

Total: 18 310 310
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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: Dale Drexel, Pat Martin

Visitors:
19


Weather:
Cold and mostly cloudy with strong west winds.

Raptor Observations:
A dozen turkey vultures, a harrier, a Coop, and a few red-tails were the
migrants. Four immature bald eagles were around at midday. One made an
attempt to grab a mink that was on the ice but the mink jumped in defense
and scurried away to safety. A peregrine falcon made some dives at a
harrier. A male kestrel made a close pass to the platform as it struggled
in the strong winds.

Non-raptor Observations:
975 snow geese, fewer Canada geese than other recent days, fewer gulls,
large numbers of waterfowl continue on the bay as the ice melts, 2 eastern
meadowlarks.

No new species for the season.

eBird checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53911602

Predictions:
Cloudy in the morning then some sun in the afternoon. High of 1C. Winds WNW
at 15-30km/h. There won't be favorable winds for migration until Wednesday
and Thursday.
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Report submitted by David Brown (<davidebrownpa...>)
Braddock Bay information may be found at:
http://www.bbrr.org/


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Date: 3/16/19 3:12 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Montezuma migration van tour
Saturday the 23rd of March I am offering a last minute van tour on behalf of the Montezuma Audubon Center. I've had a lot of interest in the tours we offer, so I thought I'd add one more. Migration has really begun here and the theme of the tour is migratory waterfowl species, but of course we'll look for raptors, sandhill cranes, and other new migratory arrivals!

Sat. March 23rd
10am-12pm
$15/adult, $8/child
Meet at the MAC and we'll spend the morning searching for birds!

Feel free to contact me for more information.


Best,

Alyssa Johnson
Environmental Educator
Montezuma Audubon Center
2295 State Route 89
PO Box 187
Savannah, NY 13146
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(315) 365-3588


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Date: 3/16/19 12:47 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Birds and Brews - March 20th @ Sager Beer Works
What do you do when the birding day is done? You get together and talk
about birding!

Join us on Wednesday, March 20th from 6:30-8:30 pm for Birds and Brews!
This is a casual evening for RBA members and other area birders to get
together and share birding stories, compare travel destinations, and catch
up all while having a pint of Rochester’s finest ale.

Location: Sager Beer Works
Address: 46 Sager Drive, Suite E; Rochester NY 14607
Time: 6:30 - 8:30

All are welcome - Hope to see you there!

Andrea Patterson
andrea.j.patterson-AT-gmail.com

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Date: 3/16/19 9:30 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Barcelona Harbor/Variety of ducks
3/16/19  Mostly open water now at Barcelona Harbor.  Saw Ring-necked Ducks, Common Goldeneyes, Scaup, Redheads, Long-tailed Ducks, Buffleheads, Hooded, Common & Red-breasted Mergansers and Canvasbacks.  There were also Ring-billed & Herring Gulls and Canada Geese.

Carol Hardenburg Portland, NY Chautauqua County
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Date: 3/15/19 7:36 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Canandaigua Lake 3/15/19
birded Canandaigua Lake starting at Woodville:
Hundreds of Red HeadsHundreds of Ring necksMany CanvasbacksMany BuffleheadAbout 9 Hooded Merganzers1  Great Blue Heron?  Red breasted merganzersSeveral Male Red wing blackbirds.
PS:  I ran into a 12 year old boy and his mother.  I was thrilled because the boy, Dean, was fascinated with birds .  He was absolutely delighted to look through the scope and able to identify the ducks with my help,  mom was equally as delighted.  As I was alone it was so much fun sharing the experience and I am so happy to know that their are young folks interested in birds and nature.  He said he wants to be an ornithologist and I told him he absolutely could - I advised them to go to the RBA site and find out about the field trips  and to join in any of them.  He lives in Naples though so a bit far.but told him their ares some trips that might not be too far.   

Driving along the lake going North to the Pier:
More Red Heads - hundredsMore Ring Necks   hundredsScaup Species      manyAMerican Cootsmore Ring necksmore red- breasted merganzers2 Gadwall at the Pier
Canada Geese everywhere,  No Snow Geese and I did not pick out the Tufted duck that was reported by Kyle Gage
Kathleen E. Dalton     <kathdalton...>
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Date: 3/15/19 6:04 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (15 Mar 2019) 123 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 15, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 113 113 113
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 3 3 3
Northern Harrier 1 1 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 1 1
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 0
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 5 5 5
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 0
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
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

Total: 123 123 123
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 5 hours

Official Counter: Jerry Thurn

Observers: Joe Sullivan

Visitors:
Joe Sullivan, helped count for 3.5 hours.


Weather:
Strong gusty WSW to SW winds most of the day, Light mist of rain starting
at 3:00 EDT.

Raptor Observations:
Three Bald Eagles, (2 adults, 1 immature) with a flight south of
observation area. Highlight was a FOY Northern Harrier, Five migrating
Red-tailed Hawks, and One Sharp-shinned.

Non-raptor Observations:
Early morning flyover of four Tundra Swans, headed west. One Killdeer
flyover, plus two resident Red-tails, one resident Merlin, and one resident
Cooper's Hawk who nearly flew into the side of our parked car.

Predictions:
Per Buffalo National Weather Service, Saturday, March 16th, a 20% chance of
snow showers before 2pm. Mostly Cloudy with high near 35F. West wind 17-21
mph, gusts to 31 mph.
Existence or extent of raptor flight uncertain.
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Date: 3/15/19 5:31 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Tufted duck, Canandaigua Lake
I had a Tufted duck on the west side of Canandaigua Lake this afternoon about 1/2 mile south of German Bros Marina. It was w/a mixed flock which contained mostly redheads although it closely associated w/several scaup. Flocks were scattered all along the west side from Butler rd. south.
Kyle Gage
Canandaigua

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Date: 3/15/19 5:05 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (15 Mar 2019) 247 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 15, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 1 1 1
Turkey Vulture 87 92 92
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 12 31 31
Northern Harrier 8 9 9
Sharp-shinned Hawk 5 6 6
Cooper's Hawk 8 9 9
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 72 73 73
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 45 54 54
Rough-legged Hawk 2 8 8
Golden Eagle 2 3 3
American Kestrel 4 4 4
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 1 2 2
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

Total: 247 292 292
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:30:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 9.5 hours

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers: Bridget Watts, Daena Ford, Greg Lawrence, Mike Tetlow

Visitors:
34. A lot of great eyes helping spot in the morning when it got busy.
Thanks everyone!


Weather:
Mostly cloudy with strong WSW winds

Raptor Observations:
The first big migration day of the season. Highlights of the morning were 2
light-morph rough-legged hawks and 2 golden eagles plus a large flight of
red-shoulders and red-tails. This was the first push of turkey vultures as
well plus we had one black vulture.

Non-raptor Observations:
Small flocks of snow buntings and horned larks, a few flocks of snow geese,
a tree swallow, adult lesser black-backed gull on the ice.

New species for season: Bonaparte's gull, black vulture, American kestrel

eBird checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53868394

Predictions:
Mostly cloudy with winds W@30-50km/h. Colder with a high of only 2C.
Without the southerly component to the wind I wouldn't expect the big
numbers like we had today , but the strong winds will at least provide lift
for raptors so we may get some migration.
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Report submitted by David Brown (<davidebrownpa...>)
Braddock Bay information may be found at:
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Date: 3/15/19 2:48 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Geneseo airfield: T. Swans et al
I counted 158 Tundra Swans in wet spots at the Geneseo airfield this afternoon, along with c. 800 Canada Geese, 5 Mallards, 20 Pintails, 14 Green-winged Teal and 5 Ring-necked Ducks. I wasn’t there very long when two small dogs (belonging to a friend of mine who walks them down there) put just about the whole flock up in the air - it was pretty entertaining seeing two excited small dogs chasing up so many large birds. I suspect there will be waterfowl in the airfield wet spots over the next several days.

Jim Kimball
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Date: 3/15/19 5:39 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Snow Geese
Yesterday, 3/14, a very large flock of Snow Geese was gathered on Canandaigua Lake, viewable from the corner of Wyffels and Lake Road on the lake’s west side. I haven’t tried to estimate their number, but I would guess it was 2,000+.

That was the positive side of a trip to Canandaigua for my daughter’s driver’s test.

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Date: 3/14/19 5:24 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (14 Mar 2019) 5 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 14, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 5 5
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 2 19 19
Northern Harrier 0 1 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 1 1
Cooper's Hawk 0 1 1
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 1 9 9
Rough-legged Hawk 2 6 6
Golden Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 0 0 0
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
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

Total: 5 45 45
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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: Greg Lawrence

Visitors:
39. A lot of veteran hawk watchers helping throughout the morning.


Weather:
Partly sunny in the morning becoming overcast in the afternoon. Light winds
from the SSE with occasional stronger periods. Warmest day of the season
yet.

Raptor Observations:
Only a few migrants (2 bald eagles, 2 dark-morph rough-legs, one red-tail).
Non-migrants included a peregrine falcon, a light-morph rough-legged hawk,
a few red-tails and bald eagles, a sharpie attacking a Coop, and 7 northern
harriers that roosted near each other in the marsh towards the end of the
day.

Non-raptor Observations:
25 snow geese, 1 cackling goose, 27,500+ Canada geese, 850 tundra swans, 51
killdeer, 4 great blue herons, 120+ horned larks, 4 tree swallows, 1 barn
swallow, 2 purple finches, 10 Lapland longspurs, 10 snow buntings, first
big blackbird flocks of the season.

New species for season: Tree swallow, barn swallow, Lapland longspur, song
sparrow, Eastern meadowlark, brown-headed cowbird.

eBird checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53831808

Predictions:
Partly sunny. High near 10C. Winds WSW@30-50km/h. The past two days have
been a bit disappointing because the winds were too weak. Tomorrow the
winds will be stronger and from a better direction. These are excellent
conditions for raptor migration. Other hawk watches in the region have
begun to get good numbers during favorable conditions so fingers crossed
that it is our turn tomorrow.
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Report submitted by David Brown (<davidebrownpa...>)
Braddock Bay information may be found at:
http://www.bbrr.org/


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Date: 3/14/19 11:38 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Kingfisher
I saw a Belted Kingfisher today, south end of Conesus Lake, Livingston County.  Early arrival?  I've never known them to winter over.
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Date: 3/14/19 4:50 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Question please re Lake Ontario
Will the migrating Snow Geese be seen at Braddocks Bay or Hamlin Beach?
..or is a drive to Montezuma best?

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Date: 3/13/19 4:54 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (13 Mar 2019) 0 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 13, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 5 5
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 0 17 17
Northern Harrier 0 1 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 1 1
Cooper's Hawk 0 1 1
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 8 8
Rough-legged Hawk 0 4 4
Golden Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 0 0 0
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
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

Total: 0 40 40
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers:

Visitors:
17. Thanks to everyone who came out and helped spot birds


Weather:
Overcast with occasional icy rain. Light southerly winds that shifted NE in
the afternoon.

Raptor Observations:
No migrants. Locals included 2 bald eagle (including an adult carrying
nesting material), 3 red-tails, and a sharpie.

Non-raptor Observations:
Strong non-raptor migration overall. 380 snow geese, 4 cackling geese,
nearly 11,000 Canada geese, 220 tundra swans, one trumpeter swan mixed into
tundra swan flock. A great diversity of waterfowl on the bay too. 21
migrating killdeer.

News species for season: Snow goose, trumpeter swan, wood duck,
green-winged teal, American coot, red-throated loon, purple finch, American
tree sparrow

eBird checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53784564

Predictions:
Thursday: Cloudy with a chance of rain in the afternoon. Winds
SSE@15-30km/h. High around 13C(61F). Migration should be good again and
hopefully we'll get some raptors this time. The stronger winds will help as
long as they don't shift too easterly.

Friday: Partly cloudy, high around 10C, winds WSW@30-50km/h! This is the
day everyone is keeping an eye on for a good raptor flight.
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Report submitted by David Brown (<davidebrownpa...>)
Braddock Bay information may be found at:
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Date: 3/13/19 3:15 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] snow geese
Large flocks of snow geese are on Canandaigua Lake. Most in open pockets of water or on the ice in the middle of the lake. Today one flock off Butler Rd. (slightly south), another flock off Wyffels Rd. and a third off Foster Rd.

Kyle Gage
Canandaigua

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Date: 3/13/19 2:36 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] white gyrfalcon, Clifton Springs
Re: the white raptor sighted near Clifton Springs 3/10. There is a partially leucistic (partial loss of pigmentation in plumage) Red-tailed hawk that frequents that area as well as a very leucistic one that frequents the area near Seneca Castle/Rts. 5&20.

Kyle Gage
Canandaigua

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Date: 3/12/19 5:38 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (12 Mar 2019) 2 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 12, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 5 5
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 2 17 17
Northern Harrier 0 1 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 1 1
Cooper's Hawk 0 1 1
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 8 8
Rough-legged Hawk 0 4 4
Golden Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 0 0 0
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
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

Total: 2 40 40
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers:

Visitors:
7


Weather:
Cold with strong west winds. Cloudy in the morning becoming partly cloudy
in the afternoon.

Raptor Observations:
Only migrants were two bald eagles. In the morning I looked behind me and
had 3 red-tails and one peregrine coming towards me at the same time. A
good amount of non-migrant bald eagle activity, including one carrying a
fish. Two northern harriers were seen but not counted as migrants.

Non-raptor Observations:
A large amount of activity on the bay. Between noon and 1pm flock after
flock of Canada geese descended onto the bay for a total of at least 8,000.
Gull numbers were decent with highlights of lesser black-backed gull and
Iceland gull (Thayer's subspecies). The northern shrike was seen multiple
times in the morning. A common raven was carrying and playing with some
sort of food. Small groups of horned larks flew over throughout the day for
a total of about 26.

New species for season: Lesser black-backed gull, Thayer's gull (RIP)

eBird checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53746069

Predictions:
Moderate SW winds overnight will gradually shift to S then SE. Cloudy skies
with temps going from freezing up to 7C by the afternoon. The next three
days seem favorable for migration. There's not many raptors in the pipeline
yet, but I would expect better numbers than other recent days.
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Report submitted by David Brown (<davidebrownpa...>)
Braddock Bay information may be found at:
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Date: 3/12/19 9:45 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] Eagles on Northeast corner of Irondequoit Bay?
Hi,

Nine Bald Eagles congregating on Irondequoit Bay is not by any means
unusual. If food is plentiful, as it usually is in March with fish and
ducks gathering in great numbers, then the Eagles will come. Age really
shouldn't make a difference. It is common to see both immatures and adults,
like you are reporting.

Nick Kachala
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On Tue, Mar 12, 2019, 8:51 AM Bird observations from western New York <
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> Hi, every morning I've been watching what I thought were immature bald
> eagles. We've seen them chase a mature one that landed in a tree with
> something it then ate. Yesterday, I saw 4 immatures with 2 matures. One
> was the immatures was getting some white head and tail feathers. Then this
> morning I counted 9 immatures on the ice. Now I'm wondering if it's really
> eagles I'm seeing but I could hear them and they sure sounded like eagles.
> Can any of you confirm that it is indeed immatures and also explain why
> there seem to be so many gathering here? I know there is a nest at the
> south end of the bay but I'm surprised to see so many juveniles hanging
> around.
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Date: 3/12/19 7:13 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Snow Geese and Red wings at Montezuma
This morning I observed 20-30 SNOW GEESE flying north over Geneva. We are all eagerly awaiting their mass arrival, and we've been getting calls the last week or so at the Audubon Center from folks anxious to see them! For updates on their arrival and activity in the Montezuma Wetlands Complex, please follow us on Facebook and Instagram at Montezuma Audubon Center, and @Montezuma_Audubon_Center (respectively).

My FOY red-winged blackbird was at our feeders at the MAC on 3/2/19, and they've been regularly showing up since. Pulling into work this morning...the marsh was starting to sound like it was coming back to life :) Oh-grah-LEEE!

--
Alyssa Johnson
Environmental Educator
315.365.3588

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P.O. Box 187
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Date: 3/12/19 6:34 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Geneseo: Grackle
We had our first Grackle of the season at our feeders this morning; also a Coopers Hawk flying through -0 yesterday I watched as it chased a flock of doves and sparrows through our back woodlot. Still lots of Robins in the SUNY Geneseo crabapple trees.

Jim Kimball
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Date: 3/12/19 5:51 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Eagles on Northeast corner of Irondequoit Bay?
Hi, every morning I've been watching what I thought were immature bald
eagles. We've seen them chase a mature one that landed in a tree with
something it then ate. Yesterday, I saw 4 immatures with 2 matures. One
was the immatures was getting some white head and tail feathers. Then this
morning I counted 9 immatures on the ice. Now I'm wondering if it's really
eagles I'm seeing but I could hear them and they sure sounded like eagles.
Can any of you confirm that it is indeed immatures and also explain why
there seem to be so many gathering here? I know there is a nest at the
south end of the bay but I'm surprised to see so many juveniles hanging
around.

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Date: 3/11/19 4:11 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (11 Mar 2019) 11 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 11, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 4 5 5
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 2 15 15
Northern Harrier 0 1 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 1 1
Cooper's Hawk 0 1 1
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 3 8 8
Rough-legged Hawk 0 4 4
Golden Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 0 0 0
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 1 1 1
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

Total: 11 38 38
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers: Brad Carlson, Michael Gullo, Pat Martin, Shelly Rackovsky

Visitors:
7


Weather:
Sunny for the first hour then overcast. Strong west winds and temperatures
around 3C.

Raptor Observations:
First migrant red-shouldered hawk (juvenile) and peregrine falcon
(juvenile) of the season. Also some red-tails and bald eagles. A group of 4
turkey vultures came through in the afternoon. A northern harrier was seen
hunting.

Non-raptor Observations:
New species for season: Killdeer, red-shouldered hawk.

Also had common raven, 30 horned larks in small groups throughout the day,
2 common redpolls, and a flock of 42 snow buntings.

eBird checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53715265

Predictions:
Mostly cloudy in the morning then sun in the afternoon. High 2C. Winds
WNW@25-40km/h.
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Report submitted by David Brown (<davidebrownpa...>)
Braddock Bay information may be found at:
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Date: 3/10/19 5:50 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] White Gryfalcon
Driving back from Keuka Lake today on route 96 just before Clifton Springs,
I spotted a large white bird in the top of a small pine tree. Definitely a
white head and breast with some brown streaking on the back. It was not a
snowy owl, hawk shaped body and head. I was with my brother who isn't a
birder and didn't ask him to stop(wish now that we did stop!!). Tonight I
saw the Genesee Bird Digest and the report about the white Gryfalcon,
wondering if it might be the same bird? This was about 3:15, so about 3
hours from the Hamlin sighting.
Tom Cardillo

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Date: 3/10/19 4:10 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (10 Mar 2019) 14 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 10, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 1 1
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 8 13 13
Northern Harrier 1 1 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 1 1
Cooper's Hawk 0 1 1
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 1 5 5
Rough-legged Hawk 3 4 4
Golden Eagle 1 1 1
American Kestrel 0 0 0
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
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

Total: 14 27 27
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers: Bridget Watts

Visitors:
9


Weather:
Very strong southwest winds and rain showers. Temperatures up to about 5C.
A large area of the bay thawed and much of the snow melted. Note that
HawkCount uses Standard Time so now that the clocks have changed, the
results displayed here will be an hour earlier than clock time.

Raptor Observations:
The morning was slow with only one migrant bald eagle but there was a good
push of migrants in the afternoon after the rain passed including three
rough-legged hawks (2 light, 1 dark), an immature golden eagle, and an
adult female northern harrier. One of the rough-legged hawks was carrying a
rodent.

Non-raptor Observations:
Excellent waterfowl numbers on the bay including a few new species. First
migrant great blue heron. Some flyover horned larks and cedar waxwings.

New species for the season: northern shoveler, gadwall, American wigeon,
northern pintail, great blue heron, golden eagle, northern harrier

eBird checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53679524

Predictions:
Partly cloudy with very strong west winds (40-55km/h gusting to 80km/h).
High of 3C.
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Report submitted by David Brown (<davidebrownpa...>)
Braddock Bay information may be found at:
http://www.bbrr.org/


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Date: 3/9/19 8:32 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] A Beginner’s Guide to IDing Cooper’s and Sharp-Shinned Hawks | Audubon
https://www.audubon.org/news/a-beginners-guide-iding-coopers-and-sharp-shinned-hawks
Lynn Bergmeyer, Greece NY 585-576-0422

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Date: 3/9/19 3:43 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (09 Mar 2019) 2 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 09, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 1 1
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 0 5 5
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 1 1
Cooper's Hawk 1 1 1
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 4 4
Rough-legged Hawk 1 1 1
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 0
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
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

Total: 2 13 13
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers: Greg Lawrence, Mike Tetlow, Nick Pusateri

Visitors:
25


Weather:
Clear skies. Calm winds in the first hours became moderate easterly winds
that shut down the flight. The temperature was near freezing most of the
day.

Raptor Observations:
Only migrants were an adult Cooper's hawk and a light-morph rough-legged
hawk. Two non-migrant bald eagles and one red-tailed hawk were also seen.

Non-raptor Observations:
New species for season: Rough-legged hawk, cedar waxwing, red-winged
blackbird, common grackle.

eBird checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53643220

Predictions:
Should be an interesting day. Very strong southerly winds and warm temps
could signal a push of migrants but rain showers throughout the day will
affect the flight. It will be difficult conditions overall.
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Report submitted by David Brown (<davidebrownpa...>)
Braddock Bay information may be found at:
http://www.bbrr.org/


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Date: 3/9/19 1:44 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] White Gyrfalcon
At 12:15 today with RBA trip on Jacobs Road in Hamlin I /we had a 5 second overhead view of a white Gyrfalcon. I was saying 99% sure only because it was so brief and only one other field trip member saw it. But have since ruled out adult Goshawk by triangular wingtip shape, dark primary tips, and flight style. Expected a Gull as naked eye it was an all white bird with some dark in the wingtips. Binoculars showed fine dark streaking in the breast and unmarked belly and under tail . Pounding straight east into the wind and never a flinch or glide but went behind trees before all could get on it.
If it was a Gray morph, Peregrine would be ruled out by bulky body and wide based triangular tipped wings but the white morph plumage rules that out further. Mike Tetlow

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Date: 3/9/19 10:40 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Harlequins, Longspur...
3-6-19 -
Forrest & Niagara, Buffalo -1 Merlin
N. Squaw -
~20 Tundra - over Beaver Island S.P.

3-7-19 -
Buckhorn Is. S.P. -
~20 Tundra - from G.I. bridge.
Goat Island -2m. Harlequins - at "Harlequin Island". Only a small handfull of gulls & not many more ducks but lots of ice.
Youngstown -
2 Great Blue - 1 floating on mid river berg & another being chased by gulls to give up "prey". It or the 1st later briefly chasing gull.

3-8-19 -
Gyp Pond -
1 Bunting - pond is frozen but a flock of Canadas landed while there.
Sour Springs Rd. (I.N.W.R.) S. of O.O. Ridge -
11+ Bunting
1 Longspur
10+ Larks
Cayuga (Pool, I.N.W.R.) -
1 Shrike

Peter
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Date: 3/8/19 6:16 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Friday 3/8/19 winter ducks
Irondequoit Bay North - open water , birds viewed form a parking area across from Castaways:
Canada geeseMute swans          3MallardsPintail                  2RedheadsScaup speciesCanvasbacksImmature Bald Eagles   2
Genesee River - viewed from the East side - parking lot at end of St Paul:
Canada GeeseAmerican wigeon   1Scaup SpeciesWW Scoter            4Long tailed Common GoldeneyeRed Breasted Merganzers Ring billed and  Herring Gulls
Also heard many Fish Crows calling from Charlotte side 
Braddock Bay::    Many Mute Swans and Canada Geese  seen from parking lot of Breakers
West Spit: 1 Bald Eagle
 red tailed Hawk  on East Manitou Road   1
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Date: 3/8/19 5:23 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] Gadwall - Olcott, NY
Male American Wigeon.

Nice shot!

David


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To: <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Gadwall - Olcott, NY

This species is a seasonal winter resident here in Olcott, NY, but is rare to observe them at close range for filming. This loner was observed when it appeared from out of view next to the shove ice next to shore swimming about 10 yards behind a drake Mallard at 10:28 AM. They swam through the open water and around clumps of ice to about midway next to the West Pier, following it to the north end before flying east and out of view at 10:45PM.

The photo below is respectfully submitted to illustrate plumage detail and for ID clarification.

Kind regards,
Jonathan J. Weber
<spiritridge...><mailto:<spiritridge...>
Olcott, NY
https://flic.kr/p/2f6sLK4


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Date: 3/8/19 5:15 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Gadwall - Olcott, NY
This species is a seasonal winter resident here in Olcott, NY, but is rare
to observe them at close range for filming. This loner was observed when it
appeared from out of view next to the shove ice next to shore swimming about
10 yards behind a drake Mallard at 10:28 AM. They swam through the open
water and around clumps of ice to about midway next to the West Pier,
following it to the north end before flying east and out of view at 10:45PM.



The photo below is respectfully submitted to illustrate plumage detail and
for ID clarification.



Kind regards,

Jonathan J. Weber

<spiritridge...>

Olcott, NY

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Date: 3/8/19 2:54 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (08 Mar 2019) 5 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 08, 2019
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 1 1
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 2 5 5
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 1 1
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 0
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 2 4 4
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 0
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
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

Total: 5 11 11
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers: Ann Smith, Bridget Watts, Daena Ford, Mike Tetlow

Visitors:
5


Weather:
Cold in the morning but warming to above freezing by the afternoon. Partly
cloudy skies cleared by the end of the day. Winds were from the SW until
the afternoon when a lake breeze kicked in and shut down the flight.

Raptor Observations:
Strong thermal lift for raptors. A kettle of 6 bald eagles in the late
morning drifted around but broke up without any migrating past. A group of
three immature bald eagles went past in the afternoon but returned an hour
later. Local red-tailed hawks were seen hunting most of the day and two
more were counted as migrants. We had the first migrant sharp-shinned hawk
of the season. The first Cooper's hawk of the season was seen but did not
migrate.

Non-raptor Observations:
New species for season: Cackling goose, Iceland gull, Cooper's hawk.

The continuing northern shrike was seen on a distant perch.

eBird checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53607318

Predictions:
Saturday: Mostly sunny with a high of 3C and winds E@18km/h.

Sunday: Scattered showers. High of 8C with winds SSW@35km/h. Should be a
migration push unless the rain keeps the birds down.

Next Thursday and Friday will also be warmer with southerly winds and a
chance of rain.
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Report submitted by David Brown (<davidebrownpa...>)
Braddock Bay information may be found at:
http://www.bbrr.org/


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Date: 3/7/19 2:26 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (07 Mar 2019) 0 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 07, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 1 1
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 0 3 3
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 0
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 2 2
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 0
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
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

Total: 0 6 6
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers:

Visitors:
3


Weather:
Mostly cloudy. Cold with strong westerly winds.

Raptor Observations:
No migrants but two local bald eagles and one local red-tailed hawk

Non-raptor Observations:
Glaucous gull

Predictions:
Partly cloudy. High around 1C. Winds WSW@10-15km/h. Definitely an
improvement from the last few days.
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Report submitted by David Brown (<davidebrownpa...>)
Braddock Bay information may be found at:
http://www.bbrr.org/


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Date: 3/6/19 11:40 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] 16 of 17 Bonies = hooded...
2-28-19, Erie Basin Marina -
1 Snowy
1 H. Grebe

3-1-19 -
Small Boat Harbor -1 Snowy
10-11 Turkey - at sunset flying up to roost on one of the old steel "girder" towers at the old steel plant.
Times Beach -
1 RT Loon - likely same one from last month.

3-3-19 -
Delaware Park (Buffalo) Feeder, 14 spcs. in ~15 minutes -
5 Redwing, 2+ M. Dove, Red Belly, 2 Downy, 2 Flicker, 3+ Chickadee, W. & RB Nuthatch, Creeper, 2 Starling, 2+ Cardinal, 5+ Junco, 1 Goldfinch, 2+ H. Finch (+ Hairy nearby on Delaware Ave.). Impressive for location. It's downstream from the Delaware Ave. bridge ~at the bend of the small wooded ridge. Should be checked often. Elliott's feeder??
N. Squaw -
2 Eagle - on Stawberry Is.
17 Bony - only 1 in winter plumage. At least 1 w/just tiny speck of white at base of upper mandible. Some had that 1st spring (Sibley Guide) looking hood (seen many times this winter). Maybe by now it's a mix of last yrs. very late moulters &/or on the early side spring moulters. WHO'S TO SAY????????? Dave & Willie are stumped too.

3-5-19 -
Del. P. feeder -fm. Sharpy eating Starling.
N. Squaw -
8-10 Eagle - including 1 on eggs. All on Stawberry. Entertaining to occasionally see most in air between island & shore interacting.
6+ Cormorant - most seen in months.
No Bony - could be in drained lock w/Ring Bills.

3-6-19, Wilkenson Pt. (Buffalo Outer Harbor) -
2 Snowy
1 Eagle

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Date: 3/6/19 10:00 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (06 Mar 2019) No Count (snow)
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 06, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 1 1
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 0 3 3
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 0
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 2 2
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 0
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
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

Total: 0 6 6
----------------------------------------------------------------------

(No count conducted today)



Weather:
Cold with strong west winds. Snow squalls.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
I sat in the hawk watch parking lot for about 45 minutes in the late
morning and saw the northern shrike, but left when the snow became heavier.

Predictions:
Thursday will be similar to the past 3 days. Cloudy with a chance of snow.
High around -5C with winds W@15-30km/h.


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Report submitted by David Brown (<davidebrownpa...>)
Braddock Bay information may be found at:
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Date: 3/6/19 7:51 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Evening Grosbeaks


Evening Grosbeaks have come to my home/ feeding areas on
Buffalo Rd in Orangeville, NY on these dates:  3/6/19 
four at 9:00 am; four on 2/26/10 7:40 am;  and count of 6
on 2/16/19 at 7:30 am

Also saw a male Northern Flicker at suet feeder on
Thursday 2/28/19 at 10:15 am



From:  Sherri R

 

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Date: 3/5/19 2:37 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (05 Mar 2019) 2 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 05, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 1 1
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 1 3 3
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 0
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 1 2 2
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 0
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
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

Total: 2 6 6
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers:

Visitors:
2 non-birders


Weather:
Very cold with strong WSW winds. Mostly cloudy.

Raptor Observations:
Only migrants were one red-tailed hawk and one bald eagle. Also saw a few
non-migrant red-tails. A non-migrant immature bald eagle repeatedly soared
over the bay and flushed all the gulls. A non-migrant adult sharp-shinned
hawk cruised through in the afternoon.

Non-raptor Observations:
2 common ravens harassing bald eagle. The far side of the bay has an open
channel of water allowing ducks to be identified with a scope.

New species for season: Canvasback, redhead, ring-necked duck, bufflehead,
hooded merganser, horned grebe

eBird checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53468937

Predictions:
Cold and windy again. High of -8C with westerly winds at 25-40km/h. Chance
of snow. Probably will have similar results to the past two days (lucky to
have one or two migrants)
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Report submitted by David Brown (<davidebrownpa...>)
Braddock Bay information may be found at:
http://www.bbrr.org/


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Date: 3/5/19 10:57 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Geneseo: Robins et al
Lots of Robins across the upper SUNY Geneseo campus and along Wadsworth St. today, I’d guess 150 to 200, many of them in the crab apples on campus. There have been flocks in the area since last week. Two or three were singing as I came home this noon. I heard my first singing House Finch of the season yesterday. We also have had spring singing from Titmouse, Cardinal and Chickadee the last few days. The Carolina Wren, the loudest bird of the neighborhood, has been singing for a few weeks now.

Jim Kimball
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Date: 3/4/19 3:24 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (04 Mar 2019) 2 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 04, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 1 1 1
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 1 2 2
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 0
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 1 1
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 0
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
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

Total: 2 4 4
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers:

Visitors:
6, including a couple from NYC that wanted directions to Owl Woods.


Weather:
Cold! Overcast in the morning with light WNW winds. At 2:30pm a snow squall
came as the winds picked up to 20+kph. After the squall the skies were
partly sunny and the increased winds continued but shifted WSW.

Raptor Observations:
The only migrants were an adult bald eagle in the morning and the first
turkey vulture of the season in the afternoon. Two other bald eagles and
one red-tailed hawk were not counted as migrants.

Non-raptor Observations:
The continuing northern shrike was only seen when I arrived at 8:30. The
number of gulls was higher than other days.

eBird checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53393339

Predictions:
Cold and windy again with a chance of snow flurries. High of 20F. Winds WSW
at 17mph. Overall poor conditions for migration.
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Report submitted by David Brown (<davidebrownpa...>)
Braddock Bay information may be found at:
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Date: 3/3/19 1:57 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (03 Mar 2019) 0 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 03, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 0 1 1
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 0
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 1 1
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 0
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
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

Total: 0 2 2
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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: Chris Smith, Greg Lawrence

Visitors:
25, including a group of 12 from the Rochester Birding Association


Weather:
Overcast with light NNW winds. Occasional snow flurries.

Raptor Observations:
No migrants. Non-migrant raptors were 2 red-tailed hawks, one adult bald
eagle, and one adult peregrine falcon that spent most of the afternoon
perched in a tree then flew over the hawk watch around 3pm.

Non-raptor Observations:
Northern shrike, common raven, snow bunting

Predictions:
Cloudy with a high of 21F. Winds WNW@14. Tuesday through Thursday will be
similar. No southerly winds until Sunday which will be wet.
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Report submitted by David Brown (<davidebrownpa...>)
Braddock Bay information may be found at:
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Date: 3/3/19 12:49 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Spring must be in the air.
Friday it felt a bit like spring was in the air and I came home from work
to find about 30 robins in the trees surrounding my back yard. Saturday
the flock ebbed and flowed from as low as 5 to over 50. Plus a few
cardinals and something smaller I could not get a good look at.

Today It robins are back in force plus a first for my yard- 15 plus cedar
waxwings. I see one or two in May or so some years.

There were two odd looking robins. Most have very full "red" breasts but
one was almost speckled. The other has an all white tail feather in the
center and more white across the shoulder. I have photos but do not know
how to share.

I am in Greece near the Buck Pond.

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Date: 3/2/19 1:35 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Piffard: Savannah Sparrows
I had four or five Savannah Sparrows, along with a Song Sparrow along Flats Rd. near Chandler Rd. this afternoon; also 7 Horned Larks and a couple small flocks of Canada Geese. The sparrows were both along the road in corn stubble and in a brush pile near Chandler Rd. This is a nice quiet short road between Piffard and Chandler Rd. and, along with Chandler Rd. itself, is sometimes worth a little looking.

Jim Kimball
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Date: 3/2/19 11:35 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (02 Mar 2019) 1 Raptor
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 02, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 1 1 1
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 0
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 1 1
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 0
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
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

Total: 1 2 2
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 13:00:00
Total observation time: 5 hours

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers:

Visitors:
6


Weather:
Overcast with calm winds in the morning. In the early afternoon the wind
picked up from the NNE and snow ended the count at 1pm.

Raptor Observations:
Only migrant was an immature bald eagle out over the bay. An adult bald
eagle was carrying nesting material. A sharp-shinned hawk made a low pass
over the platform as it hunted the area.

Non-raptor Observations:
Common redpoll, northern shrike, 2 horned larks

Predictions:
Cloudy with a high near 30F. Winds WNW@6mph. A chance of snow.
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Report submitted by David Brown (<davidebrownpa...>)
Braddock Bay information may be found at:
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Date: 3/1/19 3:48 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Tuscarora State Park birds
A nice group of common goldeneye spotted just off shore at the park around 5pm. They are there often, but this time I got to witness, (I’m guessing), some mating display... the males were throwing their heads backwards, as though their beaks would hit their back! They swam around the females and all took turns doing the same thing. What an amazing site!

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Date: 3/1/19 2:52 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (01 Mar 2019) 1 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 01, 2019
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 0 0 0
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 0
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 1 1 1
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 0
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
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

Total: 1 1 1
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers: Ann Smith, Bridget Watts, Chris Smith, Daena Ford,
Nick Pusateri

Visitors:
9. Thanks to everyone who came out to say hello on my first day.


Weather:
Cold and clear in the morning with calm winds. A thin layer of clouds
developed throughout the afternoon with light northerly winds.

Raptor Observations:
The only migrant was an adult red-tailed hawk. Three non-migrant bald
eagles were seen. A non-migrant red-tail was harassed by a common raven.

Non-raptor Observations:
Northern shrike, common raven, 15 horned larks. The bay is frozen so all
ducks were extremely distant and mostly unidentified, but there were some
long-tailed ducks and scaup.

Predictions:
Saturday: Snow showers. High of 32F. Winds NNE@5-10mph

Sunday: Cloudy in the morning then snow showers in the afternoon. High of
30F. Winds WNW@5-10mph

Early next week will be extremely cold and windy with unfavorable migration
conditions.
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Report submitted by David Brown (<davidebrownpa...>)
Braddock Bay information may be found at:
http://www.bbrr.org/


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Date: 3/1/19 3:45 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Erie Co. -West Seneca

While taking in the sun, sitting near the feeding station, (never saw this before) a brown creeper snacking at the suet feeder.

Leane Schultz
W. Seneca




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Date: 2/28/19 1:06 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] 21 White Fronts, Waterport
2-26-19, Waterport -
21 White Fronts - on W. side of Waterport Rd. ~1/10th mile N. of creek/Clark Mills Rd. w~5o Canadas. Checked Pt. Breeze 3 times & surrounding rds. in between then when leaving area near sunset rechecked the Canadas... Possibly they were there earlier when only glassed so if they were all keeping low I could've overlooked 'em. Interesting to see Canadas leave in small groups heading E. or N. (didn't really follow 'til out of sight) leaving only 2 & the coalesced W.F.s when I left at ~6: 18. Hopefully the rest of Jim's 45 are still around. Why are there so many big flocks this year????????? Last yrs. 30+ in Port Colborne in mid February was a record(?) # for the B.O.S. area. The only higher # anywhere near Buffalo that I know of was Barb's flock of ~90 in the fall of 2016(?) west(?) of Hamilton.

2-23-19, Erie Basin Marina -
1 Snowy
1 Eagle
5 deer galloping out on N. Wall & onto Tern yard at the end. Behind them were a tailess gray fox followed by a red. The deer turned & faced both foxes who wisely stayed well behind. After awhile the foxes either retreated completely or went out of sight behind the wall part way back. At dusk w/foxes apparently long gone the deer were still on the Tern yard.

2-22-19, Times Beach -
5 - 7 Snowy

N.Squaw Island -
8-9 Eagles - 1+ ad. briefly at nest & 1+ was im.
No Bonies.

Peter
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Date: 2/27/19 1:57 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Common Grackles
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Date: 2/27/19 9:46 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] Redwings(s), grackles. Great-horned Owls.
If by scouts you mean that the birds will report back to the “main body” on environmental conditions, there is not evidence to support that. Just individual bird behavior.

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Date: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 2:04 AM
To: Genesse_Birds <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Redwings(s), grackles. Great-horned Owls.

Am getting a few grackles and redwings near Springville, NY also. It is early. Scouts?? A pair of Great-horned Owls hooting up a storm on Feb. 20.
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Date: 2/26/19 11:04 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Redwings(s), grackles. Great-horned Owls.
  Am getting a few grackles and redwings near Springville, NY also. It is early. Scouts?? A pair of Great-horned Owls hooting up a storm on Feb. 20.

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Date: 2/25/19 2:15 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] Redwings
Hi Nancy and all,



That’s good news! I think you’re right that your visitors are a sure sign of spring. I had a small flock of redwings flyover at Sturgeon Point late Saturday afternoon. Earlier in the day, I saw my first Common Grackle - and the morning before that, at Beaver Island SP, I had a flock of 57 Brown-headed Cowbirds. Blackbirds are definitely on the move. And raptors should be moving soon as well – the BOS Hamburg Hawk Watch <https://www.buffaloornithologicalsociety.org/Counts/Hamburg-Hawk-watch.aspx> begins in just a little over 2 weeks already!



Thanks for sharing the good news; we need it after these two crazy, windy, blustery, snowy days!



~ Sue

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Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Redwings



Hi All, During today's windy snowstorm, two male Red Winged Blackbirds showed up at our feeders in Orchard Park. We rarely have them, and don't remember ever seeing them here this early. Signs of Spring? Nancy Vigyikan


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Date: 2/25/19 2:01 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Redwings
Hi All,  During today's windy snowstorm, two male Red Winged Blackbirds showed up at our feeders in Orchard Park. We rarely have them, and don't remember ever seeing them here this early.  Signs of Spring?   Nancy Vigyikan 
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Date: 2/25/19 8:16 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Geneseo: B. Eagle, Carolina Wren
Yesterday late morning, as the wind was starting to really pick up, I saw an immature Bald Eagle flying, seemingly struggling a bit against the wind, low over the houses along Main Street Geneseo. This morning early, as the wind was still howling and snow blowing we had a Carolina Wren singing in the back yard.

Jim Kimball
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Date: 2/24/19 6:39 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay Park--Hawk Watch, Feb 24, 2019
This morning I took advantage of the delayed start to the high winds and spent an hour warming up the hawkwatch platform for the season. Lots more open water than there has been recently on Braddock Bay and consequently a nice assortment of puddle and diving ducks was present. No migrating raptors seen, but I did have my eyes rather glued to the scope for most of the hour or so spent there.

Pat Martin
>
>Braddock Bay Park--Hawk Watch, Monroe, New York, US
>Feb 24, 2019 12:15 PM - 1:22 PM
>Protocol: Stationary
>Comments: Intermittent rain, then steady rain before I finished counting everything; hence the estimates.
>21 species
>
>Canada Goose 40 Estimate
>Mute Swan 80
>Gadwall 20 Estimate
>Mallard 100 Estimate
>American Black Duck 20 Estimate
>Northern Pintail 7
>Canvasback 28
>Redhead 68
>Greater Scaup 100 Estimate
>Lesser Scaup 10 Estimate
>Long-tailed Duck 6
>Bufflehead 2
>Common Goldeneye 100 Estimate
>Common Merganser 80
>Ring-billed Gull 500 Estimate
>Herring Gull 100 Estimate
>Great Black-backed Gull 1
>Blue Jay 1
>American Crow 2
>Horned Lark 8
>Northern Cardinal 1
>
>View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S53115758
>
>This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://ebird.org/home)

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Date: 2/24/19 12:52 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Peregrine at Niagara Falls
Yesterday 2/23, an adult peregrine was patrolling the area around and
below the observation deck just north of the American falls for 20 min, in
the early afternoon. It perched atop a tree on the Eastern palisade for
nearly 10 mins. before leaving the area.

Carl Mrozek

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