Date: 3/24/21 6:38 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (24 Mar 2021) 728 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 24, 2021
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 711 3465 3465
Osprey 0 1 1
Bald Eagle 0 13 13
Northern Harrier 0 4 4
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 18 18
Cooper's Hawk 1 15 15
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 121 121
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 12 188 188
Rough-legged Hawk 0 15 15
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 5 5
Merlin 0 5 5
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 1 2 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 728 3854 3854
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Jim Landau

Observers: Peter Yoerg

Visitors:
Peter Yoerg arrived late in the day.
Please note that although the days are longer the sign on the front gate at
Lakeside Cemetery says that it closes at 5pm.


Weather:
The morning started out rainy, overcast and windy. By afternoon clouds had
broken up a bit, the wind died down and the temps rose steadily.

Raptor Observations:
The first hour of the count was conducted from the "Field of Valor" drive,
just inside the gates. With the flight farther to the west the rest of the
count was conducted from Section H. A healthy flight of turkey vultures
with a very low sprinkling of other species. By the final hours of the
count the flight was even farther west, likely hugging the lake shore and
gaining altitude as the afternoon progressed.
An adult bald eagle, a merlin, a Cooper's Hawk, and a few red-tails all
appeared to be local residents.

Non-raptor Observations:
A light sprinkling of migrant blackbirds. One herring gull and 4 pintails.

Predictions:
National Weather Service calls for, "Partly sunny, with a high near 67.
Southwest wind 7 to 13 mph." Expect more turkey vultures and maybe a better
mix of other raptors.
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Report submitted by Jim Landau (<landaujr...>)


More site information at hawkcount.org: https://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=364

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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