Date: 4/6/21 4:40 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (05 Apr 2021) 305 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 05, 2021

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 282 1289 5754
Osprey 2 2 3
Bald Eagle 0 4 18
Northern Harrier 0 3 7
Sharp-shinned Hawk 7 10 35
Cooper's Hawk 5 5 27
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 131
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 8 19 259
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 15
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 2 11
Merlin 0 0 8
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 2
Unknown Buteo 0 1 2
Unknown Falcon 0 0 2
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 305 1335 6275

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 14:30:00
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Official Counter: Mike Zebehazy

Observers: Dennis Russell, Joe Sullivan, Steve Kempf, Wendy Zebehazy

Steve Kempf; Joe Sullivan; Dennis and Marty Russell; Wendy Zebehazy; Bruce

The count began with light SE winds that quickly changed to WNW by the
second hour. Temperature ranged from 3C to 16C. The sky was partly cloudy
until 12pm EST, then became 100% overcast. A haze all day made distant
viewing difficult.

Raptor Observations:
Turkey vultures trickled through most of the count period. Two Osprey went
through inland and at considerable distance. Most birds were observed at a
distance having moved inland southeast of the main cemetery site. Very few
migrants passed directly over the site. Local Red-tails and Cooper's hawks
were very active throughout the day.

Non-raptor Observations:
Several flocks (about 85 total) of Double-crested cormorants flew through
high, heading NE. Many small flocks of Brown-headed cowbirds and American
robins were on the move. There was also an Eastern Phoebe singing. At the
pond were a pair of Common mergansers, a pair of Buffleheads, and a female
Ring-necked duck.

Mostly cloudy with higher temperatures. ESE winds during the morning
changing to WNW in the afternoon. Increasing chance of rain. Morning
migration may be better at Section H.
Report submitted by Michael Zebehazy (<mzebehazy...>)

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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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