Date: 4/6/21 6:14 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (06 Apr 2021) 367 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 06, 2021
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 337 1626 6091
Osprey 2 4 5
Bald Eagle 2 6 20
Northern Harrier 0 3 7
Sharp-shinned Hawk 11 21 46
Cooper's Hawk 3 8 30
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 131
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 6 25 265
Rough-legged Hawk 3 3 18
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 2 4 13
Merlin 0 0 8
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 2
Unknown Buteo 1 2 3
Unknown Falcon 0 0 2
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 367 1702 6642
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Observation start time: 10:15:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 4.75 hours

Official Counter: Jim Landau

Observers: Mike Zebehazy, Wendy Zebehazy

Visitors:
Michael Delaney and Mike & Wendy Zebehazy.


Weather:
Mild temps and light winds, unfortunately from the northwest and north for
the count period. Thin sunshine and a bit of haze all day.

Raptor Observations:
The ubiquitous turkey vultures and a light mix of other raptors. Two bald
eagles, 2 ospreys, some red-tails, sharp-shins, Cooper's hawks and 2
kestrels.

Non-raptor Observations:
Notable diversions were 3 migrating Sandhill Cranes and a brown creeper on
the nearest maple tree trunk. 2 mourning cloak butterflies passed over the
lawn.

Predictions:
National Weather Service says, "Mostly sunny, with a high near 70. Calm
wind becoming north around 5 mph in the afternoon."
Sounds like a pleasant day although the temps will be lower at the watch
due to our proximity to Lake Erie. Those north winds may dampen down the
flight.
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Report submitted by Jim Landau (<landaujr...>)


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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