Observation start time: 09:00:00 Observation end time: 15:00:00 Total observation time: 6 hours
Official Counter: Jim Landau
Visitors: No visitors.
Weather: Heavy overcast all day, with a fresh westerly breeze. Temps in the mid-40s. Not quite raw, but not very pleasant either.
Raptor Observations: Just a few migrants dribbling through. Appearances by one of the resident Red-tails and one of the resident Cooper's.
Non-raptor Observations: 2 squads of Double-crested Cormorants and one Common Loon moved through. 2 Wild Turkeys grazed on the lawn for a while.
Predictions: National Weather Service at 6pm EDT says, "Mostly cloudy, with a high near 52. Light and variable wind becoming northwest 5 to 7 mph in the morning."
Not a promising wind direction, but at least a bit warmer. ======================================================================== 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.