Observation start time: 08:30:00 Observation end time: 11:00:00 Total observation time: 2.5 hours
Official Counter: Jerry Thurn
Visitors: None, other than graveside memorial service at section J
Weather: Heavy near horizontal rain until 10:00am, temperature drop to 6C, followed by Beaufort 7 winds (32-38mph), including gusts to Beaufort 9. Several evergreens lost their tops due to wind shear.
Raptor Observations: No raptors were observed during the entire duration of watch. All official counting took place at section H.
Non-raptor Observations: Three Common Mergansers (2 males & 1 female) riding white-capped waves on the small pond.
Predictions: Buffalo Weather Service forecast, Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 55F. Calm wind becoming southwest 5-7 mph in the afternoon. This may produce a moderate flight of mixed species that were forced down on Friday. ======================================================================== Report submitted by Jerry Thurn (<geraldthurn...>)
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...>