Date: 4/17/17 7:16 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (17 Apr 2017) 372 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 17, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 1 1
Turkey Vulture 142 6931 12044
Osprey 0 23 25
Bald Eagle 3 24 35
Northern Harrier 2 11 18
Sharp-shinned Hawk 5 164 191
Cooper's Hawk 5 75 112
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 42 134
Broad-winged Hawk 198 291 291
Red-tailed Hawk 16 364 632
Rough-legged Hawk 0 6 11
Golden Eagle 0 4 4
American Kestrel 1 52 81
Merlin 0 3 7
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 13 15
Unknown Buteo 0 30 50
Unknown Falcon 0 2 5
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 4 4

Total: 372 8040 13660
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Observation start time: 07:30:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter: Mike Zebehazy

Observers: Dennis Russell, Joe Fell, Wendy Zebehazy

Visitors:
Joe Fell; Dennis and Marty Russelll; Bruce Hoover; Carol Lukaszewski; Jim
Landay; Wendy Zebehazy


Weather:
Clear blue skies and an unrelenting, very chilling 10 to 15 mph WNW wind
all day. Temperatures ranged from 47 to 58 F.(8.3 to 14.4 C.).

Raptor Observations:
No raptors at all in the firs 1.5 hours, but then a punctuated stream of
small numbers of TVs and Broad-wings each hour. Two adult Bald Eagles and
one immature were nice as well as a couple of N. Harriers, but very few
accipiters.

Non-raptor Observations:
Nothing unusual today.

Predictions:
A little warmer with E to ENE 6 to 8 mph winds in the morning slowly
shifting to NNW and NW through mid afternoon. Terrible wind directions for
our location but at least they will be relatively light compared to the
last couple of days.
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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...>





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