Observation start time: 07:00:00 Observation end time: 14:30:00 Total observation time: 7.5 hours
Official Counter: Mike Zebehazy
Observers: Dennis Russell, Wendy Zebehazy
Visitors: Wendy Zebehazy; Dennis Russell, and his brother, Marty.
Weather: Mostly overcast with very strong and gusty SSW to SW winds all day. Periods of sun. Warm.
Raptor Observations: Raptor movement was limited today. There were no great numbers. Most birds were flying NNE and closer to the lake all morning and much of the afternoon. Mid-afternoon, what there was of the flight moved more inland and followed a more ENE path. Many were very high and difficult to spot. A single, but distant, first of the season Broad-wing was the highlight.
Non-raptor Observations: Northern (yellow-shafted) Flickers migrated through all day, especially in the morning when I counted 25 in about two hours. Also, tree swallows were in good numbers.A few cormorants came in off the lake and went east.
Predictions: Mostly cloudy with periods of rain. SW winds 12 to 16 mph. Maybe the broad-wings will show in greater numbers. ======================================================================== Report submitted by Michael Zebehazy (<zebs...>)
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. For additional information contact Jim Landau at <landaujr...>