Date: 4/7/21 6:43 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (07 Apr 2021) 239 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 07, 2021
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 206 2079 6544
Osprey 1 5 6
Bald Eagle 0 6 20
Northern Harrier 1 7 11
Sharp-shinned Hawk 11 51 76
Cooper's Hawk 10 21 43
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 132
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 5 41 281
Rough-legged Hawk 0 4 19
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 4 8 17
Merlin 0 0 8
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Accipiter 1 1 3
Unknown Buteo 0 2 3
Unknown Falcon 0 0 2
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 239 2226 7166
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 5 hours

Official Counter: Jim Landau

Observers: Bruce Hoover, Mike Zebehazy, Wendy Zebehazy

Visitors:
Steve Kempf, Bruce Hoover, Mike & Wendy Zebehazy.


Weather:
Similar to the past 3 days. Hazy, thin sunshine with light northwest to
north winds.

Raptor Observations:
A steady trickle of turkey vultures, made challenging by the local posse
who played "hide and seek" all day, soaring north and then coming back 20
minutes later. Sharpies, Cooper's and kestrels made the list throughout the
count as did one harrier and one osprey.
The local redtails ran some courtship flights and one of the local Cooper's
Hawks appeared periodically.

Non-raptor Observations:
Some small squadrons of double-crested cormorants and an Eastern phoebe.

Predictions:
National Weather Service says, "Sunny, with a high near 76. Southeast wind
10 to 13 mph." Finally a favorable wind direction! It could provide for a
productive day.
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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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