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: On and off rain with a steady southwest wind, gusting at times.
Raptor Observations: There were migrating raptors every hour, alternating with the rain showers.
Non-raptor Observations: 2 Common Loons.
Predictions: At 5pm the National Weather Service said, "A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 4pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm between 4pm and 5pm, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 5pm. Some of the storms could be severe. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 72. East wind around 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%." Perhaps a repeat of today's game of Hide & Seek with the showers? ======================================================================== 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.