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
Visitors: Steve Kempf; Joe Sullivan; Dennis and Marty Russell; Wendy Zebehazy; Bruce Hoover
Weather: 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.
Predictions: 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...>)
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...>