Observation start time: 09:30:00 Observation end time: 15:30:00 Total observation time: 6 hours
Official Counter: Jim Landau
Observers: Dennis Russell, Nancy Vigyikan, Paul Vigyikan, Rick Bacher
Visitors: Paul & Nancy Vigyikan and the East Aurora Bird Club, Rick Bacher, Dennis & Marty Russell.
Weather: Dense cloud cover gradually gave way in the afternoon to a mix of sun and clouds. A light Northwest wind kept things chilly even as the day warmed.
Raptor Observations: Turkey Vultures dominated, but there was a nice mix of other species as well.
Non-raptor Observations: Nothing new or unexpected in the way of non-raptors.
Predictions: Not looking so good... National Weather Service says, "Rain and possibly a thunderstorm. High near 52. Breezy, with a south wind 17 to 22 mph decreasing to 7 to 12 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 100%. In fact Friday really isn't looking too good either, although things could always change. ======================================================================== 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.