Date: 3/29/17 5:37 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (29 Mar 2017) 1935 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 29, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 1745 4847 4847
Osprey 0 2 2
Bald Eagle 2 11 11
Northern Harrier 0 7 7
Sharp-shinned Hawk 11 27 27
Cooper's Hawk 12 33 33
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 50 84 84
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 96 259 259
Rough-legged Hawk 2 4 4
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 4 29 29
Merlin 1 4 4
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 1 2 2
Unknown Buteo 10 16 16
Unknown Falcon 1 3 3
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 1935 5328 5328
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 15:45:00
Total observation time: 6.75 hours

Official Counter: Jim Landau

Observers: Dennis Russell, Joe Sullivan, Mark Nichter, Mike Zebehazy,
Sandy Radigan

Visitors:
Clay Moden, Mike and Wendy Zebehazy, Joe Sullivan, Dennis and Marty
Russell,Sandy Radigan, Jane Ricotta, and Mark Nichter.


Weather:
A nice mix of sun and cloud, with a light west north west breeze.

Raptor Observations:
A strong Turkey Vulture flight (surprise) with a nice showing of
Red-shouldered Hawks in the morning. A Merlin flew in for the last hour and
perched in the treeline, giving great looks.

Non-raptor Observations:
The usual suspects, nothing new to add to the list.

Predictions:
National Weather Service says, "A chance of rain after 5pm. Increasing
clouds, with a high near 46. East wind around 11 mph. Chance of
precipitation is 30%." Sounds like a good day for the William Williams Ball
Park location.
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Report submitted by Jim Landau (<landaujr...>)


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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