Date: 3/25/21 5:33 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (25 Mar 2021) 549 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 25, 2021
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 526 3991 3991
Osprey 0 1 1
Bald Eagle 0 13 13
Northern Harrier 0 4 4
Sharp-shinned Hawk 4 22 22
Cooper's Hawk 1 16 16
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 2 123 123
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 13 201 201
Rough-legged Hawk 0 15 15
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 2 7 7
Merlin 0 5 5
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 1 2 2
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 549 4403 4403
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Sue Barth

Observers: Alec Humann

Visitors:
Alec Humann, Scott Diedrich


Weather:
52°F (14.44C), clear and sunny, SW 9mph winds, to start. Temps reached
64°F (17.78C) by the last hour with hazy skies. Winds varied from SW to W
to WSW, peaking at 17mph around 1pm.

Raptor Observations:
Not nearly the flight we were expecting given the weather predictions. We
had a moderate flight of TVs tallying over 500, 13 Red-tailed Hawks, 2
Red-shouldereds, 1 Cooper's Hawk, 4 Sharp-shinned, and 2 American Kestrels.
The raptors stayed quite high most of the day with just a few exceptions.
At one point, we switched to section H, only to quickly return to the front
when Alec spotted a large group of TVs heading over that area.

Non-raptor Observations:
3 Great Blue Herons, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, a pair of Northern Flickers
that engaged in a lovely courtship display, Tree Swallow, an Eastern Phoebe
spotted by Alec, and an Eastern Meadowlark on the front lawn.<br /><br /><a
href="https://ebird.org/atlasny/checklist/S84077652" title="eBird
Checklist">eBird Checklist »</a>

Predictions:
High wind warnings are in effect for tomorrow and, coupled with the
predicted rain, the day will most likely result in a wash out. Saturday
looks good.
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Report submitted by Sue Barth (<suebarth...>)


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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