Date: 3/23/21 4:28 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (22 Mar 2021) 869 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 22, 2021

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 801 2440 2440
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 2 13 13
Northern Harrier 1 4 4
Sharp-shinned Hawk 5 17 17
Cooper's Hawk 3 14 14
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 27 120 120
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 28 175 175
Rough-legged Hawk 0 15 15
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 4 4
Merlin 1 5 5
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 869 2810 2810

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Mike Zebehazy

Observers: Carol Lukazewski, Peter Yoerg, Steve Kempf, Wendy Zebehazy

Steve Kempf, Carol Lukasewski, Wendy Zebehazy, Peter Yoerg, Tim Lenz, and
Keith Ahrens.

Clear and sunny all day. Temperature rose from 8C to 17C. Winds were
moderate in the morning from the SSE shifting to WNW in the afternoon.
Humidity decreased throughout the day from 48% to 20% making for a very dry
afternoon. Barometric Pressure also decreased from 30.32 to 30.21.

Raptor Observations:
The first hours with SSE winds kept the migration closer to the lake but
the birds shifted inland as winds shifted to WNW. The morning watch was
spent at Section H in the cemetery and moved to the entry road site in the
afternoon. Turkey vultures dominated, as expected, with a good flight of
Red-shoulders, especially in the morning. Sparse numbers of other species
were scattered throughout the day.

Non-raptor Observations:
Many hundreds of passerines moved through including one Common redpoll,
heard as it flew over. The Northern shrike observed several time over the
last few days made an appearance for several minutes between 2 and 3 PM
EDT. Other migrants included a couple of Great Blue herons and a Common

Tuesday's weather looks to be about the same as today's with SSE winds in
the morning becoming more S and then SW later. However, the winds at the
watch often tend to be not quite what the weather apps indicate. This seems
especially true early in the season when the lake still has plenty of ice.
Monday's afternoon breeze was WNW all afternoon even though weather apps
indicated SW winds.
Report submitted by Michael Zebehazy (<mzebehazy...>)

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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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