Date: 4/5/17 4:52 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (05 Apr 2017) 407 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 05, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 1 1
Turkey Vulture 357 5088 10201
Osprey 5 13 15
Bald Eagle 1 17 28
Northern Harrier 1 5 12
Sharp-shinned Hawk 13 113 140
Cooper's Hawk 3 43 80
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 2 37 129
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 21 203 471
Rough-legged Hawk 1 5 10
Golden Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 1 44 73
Merlin 0 1 5
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 8 10
Unknown Buteo 2 6 26
Unknown Falcon 0 2 5
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 407 5587 11207
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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.




_______________________________________________
GeneseeBirds-L mailing list - <GeneseeBirds-L...>
https://mail.geneseo.edu/mailman/listinfo/geneseebirds-l
 
Join us on Facebook!