Observation start time: 08:00:00 Observation end time: 14:00:00 Total observation time: 5.5 hours
Official Counter: Jerry Thurn
Visitors: None that identified themselves.
Weather: Cloudless blue skies, nonproductive NNW cold wind directly off the lake, wind speed 4
Raptor Observations: Slow trickle of Turkey Vultures with 1-4 in a group. Two Northern Harriers were a nice surprise. The birds of the day were four adult Bald Eagles. The first twosome of Eagles were soaring very high and passed at 11:30 EDT, with a track following route 20. The second twosome of Eagles passed the count site at 1:30 EDT, following the same track as the earlier two.
Non-raptor Observations: The resident Red-tailed Hawk and a Cooper’s Hawk gave the flocks of European Starlings a run for their lives, with only the Cooper’s being successful!
Predictions: The Buffalo National Weather Service office forecast is for increasing clouds during the day, high temperatures of near 49F, West wind 7-9 mph. Should be a moderate flight. ======================================================================== 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...>