Date: 3/28/21 6:43 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (27 Mar 2021) 281 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 27, 2021
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 241 4273 4273
Osprey 0 1 1
Bald Eagle 1 14 14
Northern Harrier 0 4 4
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 25 25
Cooper's Hawk 4 20 20
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 6 129 129
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 21 225 225
Rough-legged Hawk 0 15 15
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 2 9 9
Merlin 3 8 8
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 2 2
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 281 4728 4728
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:15:00
Total observation time: 7.25 hours

Official Counter: David Gordon

Observers: Jenny Bruce, Scott Diedrich

Visitors:
Jenny Gorecki and Scott Wiese stopped by for a brief visit. Jenny Bruce
and Scott Diedrich observed and helped with counting.



Weather:
The day started cool and damp with cloudy skies and adverse wind direction.
Conditions brightened by noon to encourage a fairly active and productive
count day. The sky cleared and the wind blew favorably and brought along
warm temperatures.


Raptor Observations:
The weather conditions delayed the flight start but the Turkey Vultures and
a good number of Red-tailed Hawks started flying by steadily at 11 EST.
Proportionally smaller numbers of other raptors flew past also.


Non-raptor Observations:
It was exciting to see a group of eight Great Blue Herons, flying in
formation, pass by. Three Sandhill Cranes, mixed in with Canada Geese,
looked awesome with great light falling on them. The day was accompanied
by the constant singing of the seasonal birds.


Predictions:
The March 28 forecast suggests rainy conditions throughout the day.

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Report submitted by David Gordon (<dgordonphoto...>)


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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