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4/21/21 2:05 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (21 Apr 2021) No count (snow)
4/21/21 2:05 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (21 Apr 2021) Raptors
4/21/21 1:27 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] PARKING for Black Thrtd. Gray Warbler
4/21/21 10:18 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (20 Apr 2021) 6 Raptors
4/21/21 5:31 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] Black-throated Gray Warbler - Amherst SP
4/21/21 4:28 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (20 Apr 2021) 242 Raptors
4/21/21 3:42 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Black-throated Gray Warbler - Amherst SP
4/20/21 2:05 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Black-throated Gray Warbler - Amherst S.P.
4/20/21 1:46 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Pelican
4/20/21 12:03 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamlin Beach lakewatch - 4/19/21 - slow but interesting
4/20/21 5:45 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (19 Apr 2021) 322 Raptors
4/19/21 5:22 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (19 Apr 2021) 1331 Raptors
4/18/21 4:36 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (18 Apr 2021) 357 Raptors
4/18/21 4:36 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (18 Apr 2021) 116 Raptors
4/18/21 4:36 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Glossy Ibis
4/17/21 6:46 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (17 Apr 2021) 74 Raptors
4/17/21 6:26 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (17 Apr 2021) 385 Raptors
4/17/21 6:26 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Upcoming Montezuma Audubon Center programs
4/17/21 8:38 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Not Western NYS, but Midwestern bird observations
4/16/21 6:03 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (16 Apr 2021) 15 Raptors
4/16/21 12:50 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (13 Apr 2021) 9 Raptors
4/16/21 12:50 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (16 Apr 2021) No count (rain)
4/15/21 5:39 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (15 Apr 2021) 210 Raptors
4/15/21 2:44 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (15 Apr 2021) 85 Raptors
4/14/21 6:28 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (14 Apr 2021) 216 Raptors
4/14/21 6:24 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (14 Apr 2021) 2186 Raptors
4/14/21 6:24 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (14 Apr 2021) 9 Raptors
4/14/21 8:15 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (11 Apr 2021) 163 Raptors
4/13/21 5:57 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (13 Apr 2021) 1033 Raptors
4/13/21 6:24 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (12 Apr 2021) Raptors
4/12/21 6:27 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Mute Swan
4/12/21 1:09 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Geneseo: Chipping Sparrows
4/12/21 1:01 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (12 Apr 2021) 9 Raptors
4/12/21 7:24 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Early house wren
4/11/21 3:36 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Red-necked grebe
4/11/21 12:20 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (11 Apr 2021) No Count Conducted
4/11/21 10:07 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] “All About Bluebirds” virtual presentation
4/11/21 8:45 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hemlock House Wren
4/10/21 4:21 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (10 Apr 2021) 725 Raptors
4/10/21 4:21 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (10 Apr 2021) 395 Raptors
4/9/21 5:11 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (09 Apr 2021) 80 Raptors
4/9/21 4:50 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (09 Apr 2021) 3096 Raptors
4/9/21 7:22 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Osprey, Coromorants
4/8/21 5:10 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (08 Apr 2021) 929 Raptors
4/8/21 4:01 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (08 Apr 2021) 1763 Raptors
4/8/21 10:47 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] Little Gull Canandaigua Lake (not by me)
4/8/21 8:35 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Little Gull Canandaigua Lake (not by me)
4/7/21 6:43 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (07 Apr 2021) 239 Raptors
4/7/21 5:09 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Bald Eagle in Chili
4/7/21 3:15 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Tifft Osprey
4/7/21 3:13 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (07 Apr 2021) 1503 Raptors
4/7/21 10:03 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Upcoming Montezuma Audubon Programs
4/6/21 7:28 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamlin Beach - 4/6 - woodchucks, Red-headed Woodpecker, Fish Crows
4/6/21 6:14 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (04 Apr 2021) 398 Raptors
4/6/21 6:14 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (06 Apr 2021) 367 Raptors
4/6/21 2:39 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (06 Apr 2021) 356 Raptors
4/6/21 12:58 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Raven
4/6/21 4:40 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (05 Apr 2021) 305 Raptors
4/5/21 7:02 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Today
4/5/21 6:26 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (05 Apr 2021) 817 Raptors
4/5/21 8:52 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hemlock Lake South End
4/5/21 6:24 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (04 Apr 2021) 1144 Raptors
4/4/21 3:54 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] West Seneca, Erie County-Meadowlark
4/4/21 2:25 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Bonaparte's Gulls - Irondequoit Bay Park West
4/4/21 12:15 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] NPR bird and the NY Breeding Bird Atlas
4/4/21 7:29 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Montezuma Complex - 4/3, 9:30 - 12;30
4/3/21 4:21 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (03 Apr 2021) 1204 Raptors
4/3/21 1:56 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (03 Apr 2021) 738 Raptors
4/2/21 6:48 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (02 Apr 2021) 95 Raptors
4/2/21 6:48 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (02 Apr 2021) 721 Raptors
4/2/21 6:44 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Sandhill Cranes, Teals and Lesser Yellowlegs - and one comment
4/2/21 1:56 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] NPR bird and the NY Breeding Bird Atlas
4/2/21 1:43 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] NPR bird and the NY Breeding Bird Atlas
4/2/21 1:25 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] South Park-Buffalo
4/2/21 9:04 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] NPR Fresh Air interview with Scott Weidensaul
4/2/21 8:24 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Montezuma birding tour 4/3, and highlights from Wildlife drive 4/1
4/2/21 6:00 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] NPR Fresh Air interview with Scott Weidensaul
4/1/21 6:48 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] New York Breeding Bird Atlas Year 2—join the fun!
4/1/21 3:03 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (01 Apr 2021) 84 Raptors
4/1/21 3:03 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (01 Apr 2021) 267 Raptors
4/1/21 6:16 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Local Osprey links
3/31/21 7:07 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay Hawk Watch March 2021 Summary Video
3/31/21 4:53 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay Hawk Watch March 2021 Summary Video
3/31/21 4:43 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Vitale Park Waterfowl - Bad Weather Brings Good Ducks
3/31/21 2:06 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (31 Mar 2021) Raptors
3/31/21 2:06 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (31 Mar 2021) 7 Raptors
3/31/21 2:06 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (30 Mar 2021) 45 Raptors
3/30/21 6:19 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (30 Mar 2021) 2287 Raptors
3/30/21 5:12 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Merlin
3/30/21 4:49 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (29 Mar 2021) 124 Raptors
3/29/21 11:09 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] 2 Pine Grosbeaks, Buffalo
3/29/21 3:03 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (29 Mar 2021) 124 Raptors
3/28/21 4:16 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (28 Mar 2021) 472 Raptors
3/28/21 2:32 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (28 Mar 2021) 43 Raptors
3/28/21 10:50 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hemlock Lake Birds
3/28/21 10:37 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hemlock Lake Birds
3/28/21 6:43 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (27 Mar 2021) 281 Raptors
3/27/21 5:48 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (27 Mar 2021) 76 Raptors
3/27/21 4:06 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Eastern Meadowlarks
3/27/21 7:02 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] Snow Geese question...
3/27/21 7:01 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] Snow Geese question...
3/27/21 6:02 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Snow Geese question...
3/26/21 5:13 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (26 Mar 2021) Raptors
3/26/21 11:41 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Osprey
3/26/21 10:36 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (26 Mar 2021) 41 Raptors
3/25/21 10:32 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Still 2 Purple Sands...
3/25/21 5:40 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Peepers
3/25/21 5:33 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (25 Mar 2021) 935 Raptors
3/25/21 5:33 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (25 Mar 2021) 549 Raptors
3/25/21 1:38 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Eastern Phoebe
3/24/21 6:38 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (24 Mar 2021) 728 Raptors
3/24/21 6:38 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (24 Mar 2021) 1932 Raptors
3/23/21 6:25 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Good birds and new for year past two days - 3/22-23/21
3/23/21 5:53 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (23 Mar 2021) 533 Raptors
3/23/21 11:08 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Fox Sparrow, Common Redpoll
3/23/21 9:32 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Common Raven; probable Wild Turkey
3/23/21 5:34 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hemlock Birds Yesterday
3/23/21 4:28 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (22 Mar 2021) 869 Raptors
 
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Date: 4/21/21 2:05 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (21 Apr 2021) No count (snow)
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 21, 2021
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 1 1
Turkey Vulture 0 13583 20201
Osprey 0 67 69
Bald Eagle 0 107 264
Northern Harrier 0 276 440
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 949 1157
Cooper's Hawk 0 164 275
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 94 384
Broad-winged Hawk 0 1186 1186
Red-tailed Hawk 0 603 1419
Rough-legged Hawk 0 27 91
Golden Eagle 0 6 18
American Kestrel 0 272 321
Merlin 0 10 20
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 8
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0
Short-eared Owl 0 1 1

Total: 0 17349 25855
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(No count conducted today)



Visitors:
1


Weather:
Steady snow in the morning then mostly cloudy with snow squalls the rest of
the day. Moderate northerly winds that shifted more westerly in the
afternoon.

No raptor count today.

We participated in a Swarovski Optik live stream along with other birding
sites across North America: https://fb.watch/50hptgz6Zn/

Raptor Observations:
A few Northern Harriers and Bald Eagles around but no migrants.

Non-raptor Observations:
Palm Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Eastern Phoebe, Eastern Meadowlark.

eBird:
https://ebird.org/checklist/S86033933
https://ebird.org/checklist/S86047097

Predictions:
Thursday: Overcast and windy. A few snow flurries. High 6C. Winds WNW at
30-50km/h. Expect light to moderate migration.

Friday: Sunny with a few clouds. High 14C. Winds W at 25-40km/h. Expect
moderate to good migration but tough spotting.

Saturday: Partly cloudy in the morning then occasional showers in the
afternoon. High 13C. Winds light SW shifting to a NE lake breeze. The
morning could be good.
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Report submitted by David Brown (<davidebrownpa...>)
Braddock Bay information may be found at:
http://www.bbrr.org/


More site information at hawkcount.org: https://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=353



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Date: 4/21/21 2:05 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (21 Apr 2021) Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 21, 2021
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 4072 8537
Osprey 0 10 11
Bald Eagle 0 18 32
Northern Harrier 0 9 13
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 100 125
Cooper's Hawk 0 53 75
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 10 141
Broad-winged Hawk 0 190 190
Red-tailed Hawk 0 119 359
Rough-legged Hawk 0 4 19
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 15 24
Merlin 0 3 11
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 10 12
Unknown Buteo 0 18 19
Unknown Falcon 0 1 3
Unknown Eagle 0 1 1
Unknown Raptor 0 4 4

Total: 0 4637 9577
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(No count conducted today)



Weather:
Snow, winds from the NW, temps in the mid 30's - all made for a no-count
day.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:


Predictions:
Tomorrow looks cold and blustery with winds from the West. No precip,
though. Friday looks much better.
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Report submitted by Sue Barth (<suebarth...>)


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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Date: 4/21/21 1:27 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] PARKING for Black Thrtd. Gray Warbler
4-20-21, the Creek (Amherst St. Pk.) -
Upon arriving at the tennis club parking lot yesterday to view the BTGray Warbler it was easy to see how full the lot was. Keep in mind this is a private parking lot for members of the tennis club only. Many birders were there enjoying nice views of the bird w/likely more than a few parking in the lot. There are many more reports of the bird again today & likely will be tomorrow. Please consider using one of the public lots on Glen Ave. or the one further N. on Mill St. or AT LEAST PARKING AS FAR AWAY FROM THE DOOR OF THE TENNIS CLUB AS POSSIBLE - N.E. CORNER, E. SIDE... As far as I know the club has always tolerated a few birders using the lot but w/a bird like this attracting so many birders it would be a shame to lose this convenient parking spot right in the heart of  the Creek. PLEASE PASS THIS ON VIA ALL THE OTHER COMMUNICATION LINES BIRDERS USE. THANKYOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Peter
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Date: 4/21/21 10:18 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (20 Apr 2021) 6 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 20, 2021
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 5 4072 8537
Osprey 0 10 11
Bald Eagle 0 18 32
Northern Harrier 0 9 13
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 100 125
Cooper's Hawk 0 53 75
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 10 141
Broad-winged Hawk 1 190 190
Red-tailed Hawk 0 119 359
Rough-legged Hawk 0 4 19
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 15 24
Merlin 0 3 11
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 10 12
Unknown Buteo 0 18 19
Unknown Falcon 0 1 3
Unknown Eagle 0 1 1
Unknown Raptor 0 4 4

Total: 6 4637 9577
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Observation start time: 09:45:00
Observation end time: 13:00:00
Total observation time: 3.25 hours

Official Counter: Bruce Chilton

Observers:

Visitors:
None.


Weather:
Overcast: clouds a mix of stratus and cumulus. Some brightening toward the
end of the observation period. A fairly strong breeze. Temperature a little
below normal for the date.

Raptor Observations:
None.

Non-raptor Observations:
Just starlings.

Predictions:
Snow - enough to coat ground.
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Report submitted by Bruce Chilton (<bchi314159...>)


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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Date: 4/21/21 5:31 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] Black-throated Gray Warbler - Amherst SP
The Black-throated Gray Warbler was reported this morning (Wednesday), seen
from the pedestrian bridge.



Good birding!

Willie





From: <geneseebirds-l-bounces...>
[mailto:<geneseebirds-l-bounces...>] On Behalf Of Bird observations
from western New York
Sent: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 6:43 AM
To: <geneseebirds-l...>; <geneseebirds-googlegroup...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Black-throated Gray Warbler - Amherst SP



The adult male BT Gray Warbler, found yesterday by John Barton, was seen by
many in the late afternoon and early evening. For those who have yet to see
it, I think there is a good chance that it will still be there today
(Wednesday). The bird was with Yellow-rumped Warblers and they moved around
the park a lot. The best way to find this bird is probably to listen for the
"check" calls of the Yellow-rumps, then scan them carefully for the BT Gray.
It was seen from behind the tennis club building northward to the pedestrian
bridge over the creek.



Good birding!

Willie

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Willie D'Anna

Wilson, NY

dannapotterATroadrunnerDOTcom




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Date: 4/21/21 4:28 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (20 Apr 2021) 242 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 20, 2021
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 1 1
Turkey Vulture 74 13583 20201
Osprey 1 67 69
Bald Eagle 6 107 264
Northern Harrier 6 276 440
Sharp-shinned Hawk 13 949 1157
Cooper's Hawk 4 164 275
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 94 384
Broad-winged Hawk 125 1186 1186
Red-tailed Hawk 8 603 1419
Rough-legged Hawk 1 27 91
Golden Eagle 0 6 18
American Kestrel 2 272 321
Merlin 1 10 20
Peregrine Falcon 1 3 8
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0
Short-eared Owl 0 1 1

Total: 242 17349 25855
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers: Pat Martin

Visitors:
4


Weather:
Partly sunny in the morning with moderate to strong westerly winds.
Overcast in the afternoon with moderate westerly winds.

Raptor Observations:
Moderate raptor migration in the morning, but only a few afternoon
migrants. Moderate numbers of Turkey Vultures (74) and Broad-winged Hawks
(125). Small numbers of other migrants. One Rough-legged Hawk. One Merlin
and one Peregrine Falcon.

Non-raptor Observations:
2 Blue-winged Teals, Sandhill Crane, 2 Greater Yellowlegs, 20 Caspian
Terns, American Bittern, Horned Lark, Northern Rough-winged Swallow,
Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Northern Mockingbird, Rusty Blackbird, Palm Warbler
(yellow).

eBird: https://ebird.org/checklist/S85992879

Predictions:
Wednesday: Morning snow then cloudy afternoon. High 4C. Winds NNW at
25-40km/h. Chance of snow 100%. Snow accumulating 3-7cm. Expect little or
no migration.

Thursday: Windy and mostly cloudy. High 6C. Winds WNW at 30-50km/h. Expect
light migration.

Friday: Sunny. High 14C. Winds W at 15-30km/h. Expect moderate migration.
========================================================================
Report submitted by David Brown (<davidebrownpa...>)
Braddock Bay information may be found at:
http://www.bbrr.org/


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Date: 4/21/21 3:42 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Black-throated Gray Warbler - Amherst SP
The adult male BT Gray Warbler, found yesterday by John Barton, was seen by
many in the late afternoon and early evening. For those who have yet to see
it, I think there is a good chance that it will still be there today
(Wednesday). The bird was with Yellow-rumped Warblers and they moved around
the park a lot. The best way to find this bird is probably to listen for the
"check" calls of the Yellow-rumps, then scan them carefully for the BT Gray.
It was seen from behind the tennis club building northward to the pedestrian
bridge over the creek.



Good birding!

Willie

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Wilson, NY

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Date: 4/20/21 2:05 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Black-throated Gray Warbler - Amherst S.P.
About 3:30 this Tuesday afternoon, John Barton had a BT Gray Warbler behind
the tennis club building at Amherst SP. He said it was in the swampy area
with a few Yellow-rumped Warblers.



Good luck if go for it!



Good birding!

Willie

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Date: 4/20/21 1:46 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Pelican
3-26-21, Aqua Lane, Buffalo/Tonawanda -
18+ Egrets on nests w/some displaying & Great Blues occupying upper tier of nests.

3-30-21 -
Goose Pond, O.O.W.M.A. -
Osprey at nest platform.
Kumf (I.N.W.R.) -
1+ Killdeer
8+ Snipe
6+ GY
1 LY?
4+ Pec
Roberts Rd. & Knowlsville -
1 Sandhill
Klossen Marsh (T.W.M.A.) -
1 Woodcock
1 Trumpeter - tagged.

4-4-21, Buffalo -
1 Merlin - back in area for nesting.

4-8-21 -
Grimsby Rd., Hamburg -2 Raven hanging around.
Tifft -
5 Fox Sparrow & singing.

4-9-21, Tifft -
1 Raven
1 Peregrine

4-11-21, N. tip Squaw Is. -
5+ C. Tern1 Mute Swan

4-18-21 -
Klossen Marsh -
4 Woodcock
1 Raven
1 Black Saddlebags Dragonfly
1 Skipper(?) Butterfly
Kumf -
1 Killdeer
1 Snipe
10 GYlegs
1 LYlegs
13+ Pec
10 Dunlin
1 W. Pelican - flight views as it flew over & zig-zaged over Cayuga a while before landing. Apparently same individual reported to D.E.C. ~2 weeks ago.

Cayuga -1 W. Pelican (above bird). 
1 Raven
1 Broadwing

Peter
<henyoe131...>
PS - Always interesting & timely articles at Ron Paul's (not Rand Paul) website -   http://ronpaulinstitute.org/http://ronpaulinstitute.org/





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Date: 4/20/21 12:03 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamlin Beach lakewatch - 4/19/21 - slow but interesting
Hamlin Beach SP--Parking Lot No. 4 (Primary Lakewatch site), Monroe, New York, US
Apr 19, 2021 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Bob Spahn, <rspahn...>: Stationary
Checklist Comments:    Interesting, though not a lot of movement over the lake and not great variety in waterfowl on the water. Numbers of swallows and gulls moving were not really careful counts.
45 species

Canada Goose  8
Gadwall  1
Mallard  4
Green-winged Teal  4
Lesser Scaup  1
Black Scoter  3
Bufflehead  4
Red-breasted Merganser  1116    Historically, this is typical of this area at this time, though actually way low. Recently more like typical. I tried to count fairly carefully for quite a while after 8 AM. Later, the numbers in view dropped off greatly as most of the birds flew off to the west. Almost all of these were on the water. Only a few flocks of &lt; 10 later. Surprisingly few other species or individuals with them and only a few fly-bys. Did not catch or hear any of the LTDU that have been common offshore recently.
Horned Grebe  1
Red-necked Grebe  1
Mourning Dove  3
Killdeer  3
Ring-billed Gull  X
Herring Gull  X
Common Loon  14
Double-crested Cormorant  95
Belted Kingfisher  2
Red-bellied Woodpecker  2
Downy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  4
Merlin  1
Eastern Phoebe  2
Blue Jay  1
American Crow  1
Fish Crow  2    When I got out of my car about 8:00 a couple of calls from 1 near the open restroom at the west end of the PL. At 8:40 that one called again a few times and moved toward the lake, then another called from east toward the pond between PL 4 & 3. Interest; may breed???
Black-capped Chickadee  2
Tufted Titmouse  1
Tree Swallow  10
Bank Swallow  2
Barn Swallow  3
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
Eastern Bluebird  4
American Robin  6
House Sparrow  2
House Finch  7
Purple Finch  1
American Goldfinch  6
Chipping Sparrow  4
Dark-eyed Junco  2
Red-winged Blackbird  43
Brown-headed Cowbird  31
Common Grackle  11
Pine Warbler  3
Yellow-rumped Warbler  1
Northern Cardinal  2

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/checklist/S85948022

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Date: 4/20/21 5:45 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (19 Apr 2021) 322 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 19, 2021
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 176 4067 8532
Osprey 1 10 11
Bald Eagle 4 18 32
Northern Harrier 0 9 13
Sharp-shinned Hawk 5 100 125
Cooper's Hawk 6 53 75
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 8 10 141
Broad-winged Hawk 108 189 189
Red-tailed Hawk 7 119 359
Rough-legged Hawk 0 4 19
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 2 15 24
Merlin 1 3 11
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Accipiter 2 10 12
Unknown Buteo 1 18 19
Unknown Falcon 1 1 3
Unknown Eagle 0 1 1
Unknown Raptor 0 4 4

Total: 322 4631 9571
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:15:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8.75 hours

Official Counter: Mike Zebehazy

Observers: Dennis Russell, Steve Kempf, Tom Kerr, Wendy Zebehazy

Visitors:
Steve Kempf; Scott Diedrich; Tom Kerr and his two boys; Wendy Zebehazy;
Dennis Russell; Dave M. and Anita W.; Herb; and Andrew


Weather:
Temperatures rose from 8C (46F) to 15C (59F), but persistent WSW winds made
for a chilly day. Early cloudiness gave way to clearer skies in the
afternoon.

Raptor Observations:
A good variety of raptors for the day with a good number of Broad-wings. In
the morning and the first part of the afternoon most birds sailed through
on a good tail wind. A few small kettles of Broad-wings and TVs formed
later in the afternoon. Also, most migrants were very high right from the
start. The extra eyes on the ground were very helpful picking out migrants
coming through over a wide range. Only in the last two hours did the birds
follow the more regular path over the site. All observations were done from
the entrance road site.

Non-raptor Observations:
Several flocks of cormorants were high and headed to the NE. Also spotted
were several loons headed toward the lake, a single sandhill crane, and a
few barn swallows.

Predictions:
Tuesday will be cooler with temps in the mid 40's throughout the day. Wind
WSW 13mph on average. Partly sunny in the morning, then mostly cloudy in
the afternoon. There is a possibility of snow Tuesday night into Wednesday
with some accumulation expected.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Michael Zebehazy (<mzebehazy...>)


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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Date: 4/19/21 5:22 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (19 Apr 2021) 1331 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 19, 2021
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 1 1
Turkey Vulture 409 13509 20127
Osprey 5 66 68
Bald Eagle 15 101 258
Northern Harrier 15 270 434
Sharp-shinned Hawk 85 936 1144
Cooper's Hawk 15 160 271
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 94 384
Broad-winged Hawk 735 1061 1061
Red-tailed Hawk 22 595 1411
Rough-legged Hawk 3 26 90
Golden Eagle 3 6 18
American Kestrel 23 270 319
Merlin 0 9 19
Peregrine Falcon 1 2 7
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0
Short-eared Owl 0 1 1

Total: 1331 17107 25613
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 17:30:00
Total observation time: 9.5 hours

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers: Ben Nelson, Bob Brown, Bridget Watts, Clair Thompson,
Janis George, Leah Mould, Mike Ciresi, Mike Tetlow,
Rosemary Reilly

Visitors:
40


Weather:
Clear with light southwesterly winds in the early morning that shifted to a
northeast lake breeze in the late morning with increasing clouds. Some
sprinkles and heavy cloud cover for a few hours in the early afternoon then
mostly sunny with winds that shifted east and eventually southwest again.

Raptor Observations:
Steady migration throughout the morning including the first decent kettles
of broad-wings. The flight was high and overhead until the lake breeze
shifted the flight towards the parkway. The flight shut down during the
early afternoon sprinkles but picked up again for a few hours late in the
day. Decent numbers of Turkey Vultures (409). Today was the highest
Broad-winged Hawk day so far (735). Moderate numbers of other expected
migrants. Three Golden Eagles and three Rough-legged Hawks. One Peregrine
Falcon.

Non-raptor Observations:
450 Canada Geese, Blue-winged Teal, 2 Sandhill Cranes, 2 Greater
Yellowlegs, 12 Caspian Terns, American Bittern, 20 Great Blue Herons,
Common Raven, Brown Thrasher, Northern Mockingbird.

New species for season: Ruby-crowned Kinglet

eBird: https://ebird.org/checklist/S85930435

Predictions:
Tuesday: Cloudy with slight chance of rain shower. High 9C. Winds W at
15-30km/h. The wind will be moderately strong from a decent direction so
there may be a flight if there is enough lift for the birds despite the
cloudy skies. Expect light to moderate migration.

Wednesday: Morning snow then snow showers. High 3C. Winds NNW at 25-40km/h.
Chance of snow 100% accumulating 7-12cm. Expect little to no migration.

Thursday: Windy and mostly cloudy. High 6C. Winds WNW at 30-50km/h. Strong
winds may keep migrants grounded. Expect light migration.
========================================================================
Report submitted by David Brown (<davidebrownpa...>)
Braddock Bay information may be found at:
http://www.bbrr.org/


More site information at hawkcount.org: https://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=353
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Date: 4/18/21 4:36 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (18 Apr 2021) 357 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 18, 2021
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 1 1
Turkey Vulture 261 13100 19718
Osprey 2 61 63
Bald Eagle 10 86 243
Northern Harrier 6 255 419
Sharp-shinned Hawk 17 851 1059
Cooper's Hawk 5 145 256
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 2 94 384
Broad-winged Hawk 27 326 326
Red-tailed Hawk 20 573 1389
Rough-legged Hawk 3 23 87
Golden Eagle 0 3 15
American Kestrel 3 247 296
Merlin 1 9 19
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 6
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0
Short-eared Owl 0 1 1

Total: 357 15776 24282
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers: Shelly Rackovsky

Visitors:
30


Weather:
Sunny with a few afternoon clouds. The wind started out light from the SW
then shifted W and eventually NW increasing to moderately strong. Overall
warm.

Raptor Observations:
Moderate raptor migration in the morning then slower in the afternoon. A
light but steady flow of Turkey Vultures. A few small groups of
Broad-winged Hawks. Three Rough-legged Hawks. Small numbers of other
expected migrants.

Non-raptor Observations:
160 Canada Geese (a few migrating flocks), Blue-winged Teal, 3 Caspian
Terns, Common Loon, 2 American Bitterns, 3 Purple Martins, 8 Barn
Swallows.

New species for season: American Bittern

eBird: https://ebird.org/checklist/S85848470

Predictions:
Monday: Partly cloudy. High 16C. Light SW winds shifting more westerly.
Chance of a lake breeze that might stay weak. Late in the day the southwest
winds may overpower the lake breeze again. Overall conditions in the region
are favorable for raptor migration, including Broad-winged Hawks. Whether
they are concentrated along the lake shore will depend on the timing and
strength of the lake breeze. If the lake breeze stays light there is a
chance the flight line will be visible from the platform or Frisbee Hill.
Broad-winged numbers have still been relatively low at all hawk watches in
the region so I don't know that there are a lot in position to move in the
morning, but this is looking like the best day for a while and we are in
the time of year that random big flights are possible. Hard to predict.
Could be anywhere from light migration to good migration depending on where
the groups of broad-wings are and how the wind balances with the lake
breeze.

Tuesday: Mainly cloudy. Slight chance of a rain shower. High 9C. Winds W at
15-30km/h. Expect light to moderate migration.

Wednesday: Cloudy with snow showers. High 3C. Winds NNW at 25-40km/h.
Chance of snow 90%. Expect minimal migration.
========================================================================
Report submitted by David Brown (<davidebrownpa...>)
Braddock Bay information may be found at:
http://www.bbrr.org/


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Date: 4/18/21 4:36 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (18 Apr 2021) 116 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 18, 2021
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 57 3891 8356
Osprey 0 9 10
Bald Eagle 1 14 28
Northern Harrier 1 9 13
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 95 120
Cooper's Hawk 7 47 69
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 133
Broad-winged Hawk 41 81 81
Red-tailed Hawk 7 112 352
Rough-legged Hawk 0 4 19
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 13 22
Merlin 0 2 10
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 8 10
Unknown Buteo 0 17 18
Unknown Falcon 0 0 2
Unknown Eagle 0 1 1
Unknown Raptor 0 4 4

Total: 116 4309 9249
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Fred Harrington

Observers: Jennifer Thauls

Visitors:
Jennifer Thauls


Weather:
Most of the period was sunny to partly cloudy with WSW winds, but the watch
ended with a front moving in and some drizzle. Temperatures ranged from 7
to 11 C.

Raptor Observations:
Turkey Vultures and Broadwinged Hawks dominatate the trickle of migrants
with a few of other species mixed in. The count was conducted from section
H of the cemetery.

Non-raptor Observations:


Predictions:
Cool, partly cloudy with WNW winds and low chance of rain. Probably similar
to today with migrants trickling through.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Frederick Harrington (<harrinfe...>)


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.
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Date: 4/18/21 4:36 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Glossy Ibis
At around 1:00pm today we observed 3 very "cooperative" Glossy Ibises for
about 20 minutes at the Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge. They were
located just past the spillway on the left side of the Wildlife Drive.

Carole & Jim Rudman


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Date: 4/17/21 6:46 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (17 Apr 2021) 74 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 17, 2021
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 54 3834 8299
Osprey 0 9 10
Bald Eagle 0 13 27
Northern Harrier 0 8 12
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 94 119
Cooper's Hawk 1 40 62
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 133
Broad-winged Hawk 1 40 40
Red-tailed Hawk 15 105 345
Rough-legged Hawk 0 4 19
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 12 21
Merlin 0 2 10
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 8 10
Unknown Buteo 0 17 18
Unknown Falcon 0 0 2
Unknown Eagle 0 1 1
Unknown Raptor 2 4 4

Total: 74 4193 9133
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:30:00
Observation end time: 14:30:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: David Gordon

Observers: Jennifer Kaughel, Jenny Bruce, Rick Thomas, Schuyler Lawson

Visitors:
Jenny Bruce, Jennifer Kaughel, Schuyler Lawson, and Rick Thomas visited the
hawk watch and contributed sightings and good conversation.


Weather:
Gentle but steady winds and no precipitation set the stage for a good
flight of birds. The bright overcast sky would make for an
easy-on-the-eyes day. Unfortunately the birds failed to produce in large
numbers.

Raptor Observations:
Turkey Vulture was was the most numerous bird with Red-tailed Hawk a
distant second. The lone Broad-winged Hawk was the first of the year for
all present.

Non-raptor Observations:
A Purple Finch, not satisfied that we identified it by song, flew close by
to sing away right in front of us. This warmed us up and made us happy.
Many other seasonal birds provided a visual and audio backdrop.

Predictions:
A rain free, partly cloudy day, with stronger SW winds and warmer
temperatures should make for a hawky day.
========================================================================
Report submitted by David Gordon (<dgordonphoto...>)


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.
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Date: 4/17/21 6:26 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (17 Apr 2021) 385 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 17, 2021
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 1 1
Turkey Vulture 235 12839 19457
Osprey 3 59 61
Bald Eagle 7 76 233
Northern Harrier 2 249 413
Sharp-shinned Hawk 6 834 1042
Cooper's Hawk 3 140 251
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 92 382
Broad-winged Hawk 93 299 299
Red-tailed Hawk 34 553 1369
Rough-legged Hawk 0 20 84
Golden Eagle 0 3 15
American Kestrel 1 244 293
Merlin 1 8 18
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 6
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0
Short-eared Owl 0 1 1

Total: 385 15419 23925
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers: Daena Ford

Visitors:
14


Weather:
Overcast with light to moderate NNW winds.

Raptor Observations:
It took a while for the migrants to get going. One strong push in the early
afternoon then slow again. A few hundred Turkey vultures. Nearly a hundred
broad-wings. 34 red-tails. Small numbers of other migrants. One merlin. One
short-eared owl seen as well.

Non-raptor Observations:
Sandhill Crane, Caspian Tern, Common Loon, 60 Double-crested Cormorants,
Belted Kingfisher, 3 Purple Martins.

eBird: https://ebird.org/checklist/S85749484

Predictions:
Sunday: Partly cloudy. High 13C. Winds WNW at 15-25km/h. Expect moderate
migration.

Monday: Partly cloudy. High 16C. Winds WSW at 15-30km/h. Expect moderate to
good migration.

Tuesday: Overcast. Chance of rain shower. High 8C. Winds WNW at 15-30km/h.
Expect light migration.
========================================================================
Report submitted by David Brown (<davidebrownpa...>)
Braddock Bay information may be found at:
http://www.bbrr.org/


More site information at hawkcount.org: https://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=353
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Date: 4/17/21 6:26 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Upcoming Montezuma Audubon Center programs
I have a virtual program, a guided hike, and a driving tour coming up next week! It's a beautiful time of year at the Montezuma Wetlands Complex. We have Bald Eagles feeding babies, Osprey building nests, Field Sparrows singing, and soon warblers will return...

Birding Basics
4/21/21
7-8:30 PM
Join this virtual Zoom webinar to learn how to get started birding in your neighborhood and about the birds you can find in your own backyard this time of year.
Register: https://act.audubon.org/a/birding-basics-42121

Earth Day Hike
4/22/21
7-8:30 PM
What better way to celebrate Mother Earth than to get outside for an evening hike? Along the 1-mile trail, we will look and listen for signs of spring.
Register: https://act.audubon.org/a/earth-day-hike-42221

Montezuma Bird Watching Tour
4/24/21
10 AM - 12:30 PM
Come along as we explore some popular birding hot spots and look and listen for signs of spring. Participants will drive their own vehicle and receive a conference call phone number to hear the Audubon educator narrate the tour and ask questions between stops.
Register: https://act.audubon.org/a/montezuma-bird-watching-tour-42421

Have a great weekend!

Alyssa

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Environmental Educator
315.365.3588

Montezuma Audubon Center
PO Box 187
2295 State Route 89
Savannah, NY 13146
Montezuma.audubon.org
Pronouns: She, Her, Hers


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Date: 4/17/21 8:38 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Not Western NYS, but Midwestern bird observations
We just returned from a trip to South Dakota and Iowa for the memorial service of my sister-in-law's husband. By her home, I saw more European Collared Doves than I have previously observed outside of Europe. In a short two block walk in her residential neighborhood on the outskirts of Yankton, S.D., I counted 6 individual singing birds. They were also making a un-dove like vocalization, I assume territorial, when interacting with other doves. There were more ECDs than Mourning Doves.

Near Yankton, I briefly visited prairie wetlands restored with Federal funds (Duck Stamp money in action). Also, on the way home, I drove through the large wetland complex, near Ruthven, Iowa, where I worked summers while in college. Collectively at these two locations, I observed large numbers of American White Pelicans, plus many other species including Mallards, Canada Geese, Greater Scaup, Ringed-necked Duck, Blue-winged and Green-winged Teal, Bufflehead, American Coot, Redhead, Double-crested Cormorant, Gadwall, Northern Shoveler, Great Egret, and Northern Harrier. Prairie marshes have always been a deep love of mine.

Also in Iowa, I took a drive by a 200-acre prairie preserve that I had a role in helping preserve in the 1970's. Flushed a Swainson's Hawk, which gave us quite a display of aerial maneuvers in the strong winds.


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Date: 4/16/21 6:03 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (16 Apr 2021) 15 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 16, 2021
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 14 3780 8245
Osprey 0 9 10
Bald Eagle 0 13 27
Northern Harrier 0 8 12
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 94 119
Cooper's Hawk 1 39 61
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 133
Broad-winged Hawk 0 39 39
Red-tailed Hawk 0 90 330
Rough-legged Hawk 0 4 19
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 11 20
Merlin 0 2 10
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 8 10
Unknown Buteo 0 17 18
Unknown Falcon 0 0 2
Unknown Eagle 0 1 1
Unknown Raptor 0 2 2

Total: 15 4119 9059
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 5.5 hours

Official Counter: Jerry Thurn

Observers:

Visitors:
One birder / Hawk watcher, unidentified.


Weather:
Cool temps stayed at 4-5C, for the duration of the count. One hour of light
drizzle between 9-10 EST. 100 % cloud cover, with dark low scudding clouds.
3 hrs of brisk W wind, backing to WSW for the remaining watch.

Raptor Observations:
Only a few Turkey Vultures, and one Cooper’s Hawk were seen in migration
today. All official counting took place at Section H.

Non-raptor Observations:
None

Predictions:
Saturday weather, Cloudy then clearing. High temp around 9C. Winds at NW
near calm in the morning, backing to WNW 12-19 km/h after noon.
Possibly moderate migration flight.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Jerry Thurn (<geraldthurn...>)


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.
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Date: 4/16/21 12:50 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (13 Apr 2021) 9 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 13, 2021
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 7 3537 8002
Osprey 0 7 8
Bald Eagle 0 12 26
Northern Harrier 0 8 12
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 89 114
Cooper's Hawk 1 37 59
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 133
Broad-winged Hawk 0 8 8
Red-tailed Hawk 0 68 308
Rough-legged Hawk 0 4 19
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 11 20
Merlin 0 1 9
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 8 10
Unknown Buteo 0 9 10
Unknown Falcon 0 0 2
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 2 2

Total: 9 3803 8743
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 10:00:00
Observation end time: 13:00:00
Total observation time: 3 hours

Official Counter: Bruce Chilton

Observers:

Visitors:
None.


Weather:
Began overcast. Later, cloud layer thinned and finally the sun became
visible. Temperature normal for this time of year. A light breeze.

Raptor Observations:
Very few - far fewer than expected.

Non-raptor Observations:
Just crows and gulls flying over, and a lone Canada goose at the cemetery
pond.

Predictions:
Should be better.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bruce Chilton (<bchi314159...>)


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.
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Date: 4/16/21 12:50 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (16 Apr 2021) No count (rain)
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 16, 2021
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 1 1
Turkey Vulture 0 12604 19222
Osprey 0 56 58
Bald Eagle 0 69 226
Northern Harrier 0 247 411
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 828 1036
Cooper's Hawk 0 137 248
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 92 382
Broad-winged Hawk 0 206 206
Red-tailed Hawk 0 519 1335
Rough-legged Hawk 0 20 84
Golden Eagle 0 3 15
American Kestrel 0 243 292
Merlin 0 7 17
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 6
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0
Short-eared Owl 0 1 1

Total: 0 15034 23540
----------------------------------------------------------------------

(No count conducted today)



Weather:
Steady rain with moderate westerly winds. Cool temps. No count conducted.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:


Predictions:
Saturday: Cloudy then partial clearing. High around 10C. Winds NW at
10-15km/h. Expect moderate migration.

Sunday: Partly cloudy. Chance of rain shower. High 13C. Winds WNW at
15-25km/h. Expect moderate migration.

Monday. Intervals of clouds and sun. High 13C. Winds W at 10-15km/h. Expect
moderate migration.
========================================================================
Report submitted by David Brown (<davidebrownpa...>)
Braddock Bay information may be found at:
http://www.bbrr.org/


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Date: 4/15/21 5:39 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (15 Apr 2021) 210 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 15, 2021
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 1 1
Turkey Vulture 130 12604 19222
Osprey 4 56 58
Bald Eagle 7 69 226
Northern Harrier 11 247 411
Sharp-shinned Hawk 5 828 1036
Cooper's Hawk 2 137 248
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 92 382
Broad-winged Hawk 42 206 206
Red-tailed Hawk 5 519 1335
Rough-legged Hawk 1 20 84
Golden Eagle 0 3 15
American Kestrel 2 243 292
Merlin 0 7 17
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 6
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0
Short-eared Owl 0 1 1

Total: 210 15034 23540
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 10:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 5.5 hours

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers: Mike Ciresi

Visitors:
4


Weather:
Morning rain delayed the start of the count. Overcast with moderate WNW
winds and occasional sprinkles.

Raptor Observations:
A small push of Turkey Vultures and Broad-winged Hawks after the rain ended
then slow the rest of the day. 11 Northern Harriers. One light-morph
Rough-legged Hawk.

Non-raptor Observations:
Sandhill Crane, 5 Dunlin, 50 Bonaparte's Gulls, 3 Caspian Terns.

eBird: https://ebird.org/checklist/S85615273

Predictions:
Friday: Cloudy with showers. High 7C. Winds WNW at 15-25km/h. Similar to
today. Expect light to moderate migration.

Saturday: Cloudy early then partly cloudy. High 10C. Winds N at 10-15km/h.
Expect light to moderate migration.

Sunday: Mostly cloudy then partly cloudy. High 11C. Winds WNW at 10-15km/h.
Expect moderate migration.
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Report submitted by David Brown (<davidebrownpa...>)
Braddock Bay information may be found at:
http://www.bbrr.org/


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Date: 4/15/21 2:44 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (15 Apr 2021) 85 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 15, 2021
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 55 3759 8224
Osprey 0 9 10
Bald Eagle 1 13 27
Northern Harrier 0 8 12
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 94 119
Cooper's Hawk 0 37 59
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 133
Broad-winged Hawk 24 39 39
Red-tailed Hawk 3 90 330
Rough-legged Hawk 0 4 19
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 10 19
Merlin 0 2 10
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 8 10
Unknown Buteo 0 17 18
Unknown Falcon 0 0 2
Unknown Eagle 0 1 1
Unknown Raptor 0 2 2

Total: 85 4095 9035
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Official Counter: Alec Humann

Observers: Kevin Rybczynski

Visitors:
Kevin Rybczynski gave moral support!


Weather:
Overcast and cool. A few breaks of sun beginning in the 11 o’clock hour
that lasted until 1230, then solid cloud cover. Count period ended with
light showers. Temps in the low 40’s with wind chills in the 30’s.

Raptor Observations:
Most of the raptors that moved through today were gliding through on a good
westerly tail wind. A few BWHAs caught mini thermal action with the peeks
of sun midday. All of the Broad-wings were adults. The Bald Eagle was a 2nd
year bird.

Non-raptor Observations:
Two Common Loons, a pair of Common Mergansers and a trio of Sandhill Cranes
(at 1:31 EST). Basically zero passerine movement today.

Predictions:
Very similar to today with mainly overcast skies, spotty showers and cool
temps. A few birds will likely push through provided there are periods with
no rain.
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Report submitted by Alec Humann (<alechumann...>)


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.
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Date: 4/14/21 6:28 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (14 Apr 2021) 216 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 14, 2021
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 174 3704 8169
Osprey 2 9 10
Bald Eagle 0 12 26
Northern Harrier 0 8 12
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 92 117
Cooper's Hawk 1 37 59
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 133
Broad-winged Hawk 7 15 15
Red-tailed Hawk 19 87 327
Rough-legged Hawk 0 4 19
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 10 19
Merlin 1 2 10
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 8 10
Unknown Buteo 8 17 18
Unknown Falcon 0 0 2
Unknown Eagle 1 1 1
Unknown Raptor 0 2 2

Total: 216 4010 8950
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:15:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 7.75 hours

Official Counter: Sue Barth

Observers:

Visitors:
The East Aurora Bird Club paid a visit: Paul and Nancy Vigyikan, John and
Priscilla Sedgwick, and Debbie Bauer spent the lunch hour (thank you,
Nancy, for the muffin!). A little later, Bruce Hoover stopped in (thank
you for the bio break!), and during the last hour, Sharon Sisti and Dennis
Russell helped out during the busiest hour.


Weather:
It was a chilly day with temps in the 50's - moderate 10 to 17 mph winds
from the SW - W made it feel even colder. There was a lot of cloud cover
in the morning but by midday, the skies were mostly clear.

Raptor Observations:
Turkey Vultures dribbled through, totaling 174, 19 migrating Red-tails, 7
Broad-wings, 3 sharpies, 1 coop, and 2 Osprey. There was a small kettle of
buteos that were most likely Broad-wings during the last hour but we got
the scope on them too late to ID. An unidentified eagle passed through
during that time frame as well. Alas, Unknown Buteos and an eagle!

Non-raptor Observations:
2 Common Loons, 2 flyover flocks totaling 16 Double-crested Cormorants, and
a Great Blue Heron. There were 2 female Bufflehead and a pair of Common
Mergansers in the pond.

<b>Full eBird Checklist:</b> <a
href="https://ebird.org/atlasny/checklist/S85562781" title="View the full
checklist for this day">https://ebird.org/atlasny/checklist/S85562781</a>

Predictions:
A wet morning followed by sun - could be decent...
========================================================================
Report submitted by Sue Barth (<suebarth...>)


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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Date: 4/14/21 6:24 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (14 Apr 2021) 2186 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 14, 2021
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 1 1
Turkey Vulture 1694 12474 19092
Osprey 4 52 54
Bald Eagle 14 62 219
Northern Harrier 41 236 400
Sharp-shinned Hawk 161 823 1031
Cooper's Hawk 15 135 246
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 25 91 381
Broad-winged Hawk 89 164 164
Red-tailed Hawk 123 514 1330
Rough-legged Hawk 6 19 83
Golden Eagle 0 3 15
American Kestrel 13 241 290
Merlin 1 7 17
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 6
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0
Short-eared Owl 0 1 1

Total: 2186 14824 23330
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 10 hours

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers: Bridget Watts, Dominic Sherony, Janis George, Jeff Dodge,
Mike Tetlow, Nate Ukens, Rosemary Reilly, Shelly Rackovsky

Visitors:
30


Weather:
Morning fog then sunny with light to moderate NNW winds.

Raptor Observations:
Steady flight through the morning until mid-afternoon with most of the
flight parkway side but fairly low. The flight line shifted overhead and
higher then the migration slowed for the last few hours.

The bulk of the migration was Turkey Vultures (~1700). Other highlights
included 41 Northern Harriers, 161 Sharp-shinned Hawks, 25 Red-shouldered
Hawks, and 123 Red-tailed Hawks. Increasing numbers of Broad-winged Hawks
with 89. Six Rough-legged Hawks. Thirteen kestrels and a merlin.

Non-raptor Observations:
11 Sandhill Cranes, 50 Bonaparte's Gulls, 3 Caspian Terns, Common Loon, 8
Great Blue Herons, Purple Martin, 5 Barn Swallows, Field Sparrow, Palm
Warbler (yellow).

New species for season: Field Sparrow, Palm Warbler

eBird: https://ebird.org/checklist/S85554907

Predictions:
Thursday: Light rain early then cloudy. High 8C. Winds WNW at 15-25km/h.
Expect light to moderate migration.

Friday: Cloudy with rain showers. high 8C. Winds WNW at 15-25km/h. Expect
light to moderate migration.

Saturday: Partly to mostly cloudy. High 10C. Winds N at 10-15km/h. Expect
moderate migration.
========================================================================
Report submitted by David Brown (<davidebrownpa...>)
Braddock Bay information may be found at:
http://www.bbrr.org/


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Date: 4/14/21 6:24 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (14 Apr 2021) 9 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 14, 2021
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 7 3537 8002
Osprey 0 7 8
Bald Eagle 0 12 26
Northern Harrier 0 8 12
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 89 114
Cooper's Hawk 1 37 59
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 133
Broad-winged Hawk 0 8 8
Red-tailed Hawk 0 68 308
Rough-legged Hawk 0 4 19
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 11 20
Merlin 0 1 9
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 8 10
Unknown Buteo 0 9 10
Unknown Falcon 0 0 2
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 2 2

Total: 9 3803 8743
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 10:00:00
Observation end time: 13:00:00
Total observation time: 3 hours

Official Counter: Bruce Chilton

Observers:

Visitors:
None.


Weather:
Began overcast. Clouds gradually thinned as day progressed, resulting in
mostly sunny skies. Temperature normal for the location and time of year, A
moderate breeze.

Raptor Observations:
Very few - surprising because of the good viewing conditions. Most were
visible to the naked eye.

Non-raptor Observations:
Only a few crows and gulls flying over. A single Canada goose at the
cemetery pond.

Predictions:
Should be better - more sunshine, slightly warmer temperature.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bruce Chilton (<bchi314159...>)


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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Date: 4/14/21 8:15 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (11 Apr 2021) 163 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 11, 2021
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 152 3530 7995
Osprey 1 7 8
Bald Eagle 1 12 26
Northern Harrier 1 8 12
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 89 114
Cooper's Hawk 0 36 58
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 133
Broad-winged Hawk 7 8 8
Red-tailed Hawk 0 68 308
Rough-legged Hawk 0 4 19
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 10 19
Merlin 0 1 9
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 8 10
Unknown Buteo 1 9 10
Unknown Falcon 0 0 2
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 2 2

Total: 163 3794 8734
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: John Thill

Observers:

Visitors:
none


Weather:
A wet first half of the watch, with calm to light southerly winds. A dry
second half with light variable winds.

Raptor Observations:
Nothing moving for the first half, a little movement during the second
half. A bunch of turkey vultures, one each of osprey, bald eagle (adult)
and northern harrier and 7 broad-winged hawks.

Non-raptor Observations:
14 common grackles, 17 cowbirds, 2 mourning doves, 3 Canada geese, 3
mallards, 2 killdeer, 1 northern flicker, red-winged blackbirds, 1 great
egret, 2 great blue herons, 2 blue jays, 2 northern cardinals, 11 American
robins, 2 American crows.
========================================================================
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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Date: 4/13/21 5:57 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (13 Apr 2021) 1033 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 13, 2021
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 1 1
Turkey Vulture 822 10780 17398
Osprey 12 48 50
Bald Eagle 5 48 205
Northern Harrier 18 195 359
Sharp-shinned Hawk 40 662 870
Cooper's Hawk 7 120 231
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 9 66 356
Broad-winged Hawk 56 75 75
Red-tailed Hawk 53 391 1207
Rough-legged Hawk 3 13 77
Golden Eagle 1 3 15
American Kestrel 7 228 277
Merlin 0 6 16
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 6
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0
Short-eared Owl 0 1 1

Total: 1033 12638 21144
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers: Daena Ford, Nate Ukens

Visitors:
8


Weather:
Overcast with lights wind in the morning, eventually becoming a moderate
northeast wind. Two hours of sunshine in the afternoon then overcast again
with light rain. Late-afternoon fog coming from the lake. Cleared up around
4pm EST, but was too little too late.

Raptor Observations:
Light raptor migration most of the day. A big flight for two hours in the
afternoon when the sun came out, starting directly overhead then shifting
parkway side. 800+ Turkey Vultures, 56 Broad-winged Hawks, and 53
Red-tailed Hawks. One Golden Eagle and three Rough-legged Hawks including a
dark-morph. Twelve Ospreys.

Non-raptor Observations:
2 Ruddy Ducks, Sandhill Crane, 10 Killdeer, 5 Dunlin, Caspian Tern, 3
Common Loons, 75 Double-crested Cormorants, 21 Great Blue Herons, 3 Great
Egrets, Purple Martin, Brown Thrasher, Eastern Meadowlark.

eBird: https://ebird.org/checklist/S85485876

Predictions:
Wednesday: Mostly sunny. High 14C. Light SW winds in the early morning
shifting NNW. Finally some sunny weather after 3 days of rain and clouds.
We had 1,000 birds go by when the sun popped out today so I would expect at
least a decent flight. Expect moderate to good migration.

Thursday: Cloudy with occasional rain showers. High 9C. Winds WNW at
10-15km/h. Expect light migration.

Friday: Cloudy with rain showers. High 7C. Winds NW at 15-25km/h. Expect
light migration.
========================================================================
Report submitted by David Brown (<davidebrownpa...>)
Braddock Bay information may be found at:
http://www.bbrr.org/


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Date: 4/13/21 6:24 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (12 Apr 2021) Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 12, 2021
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 3378 7843
Osprey 0 6 7
Bald Eagle 0 11 25
Northern Harrier 0 7 11
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 89 114
Cooper's Hawk 0 36 58
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 133
Broad-winged Hawk 0 1 1
Red-tailed Hawk 0 68 308
Rough-legged Hawk 0 4 19
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 10 19
Merlin 0 1 9
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 8 10
Unknown Buteo 0 8 9
Unknown Falcon 0 0 2
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 2 2

Total: 0 3631 8571
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 11:00:00
Total observation time: 2.5 hours

Official Counter: Mike Zebehazy

Observers:

Visitors:
None


Weather:
Temperature was 11C to start. There was essentially no wind. The sky was
completely overcast all morning. Cloud ceiling was low and the lake was
completely fogged in. Mist turned to light drizzle followed by fog and
rain. Radar indicated this pattern would continue for much of the day.

Raptor Observations:
No migrating raptors. A local Cooper's Hawk made a brief appearance,
circling the area once. A local Red-tail perched on a nearby tree for at
least two hours. Ended the watch after 2.5 hours when steady rain and
increasing fog developed.

Non-raptor Observations:
One Eastern Meadowlark perched on a limb for a long time before moving on.
There were no birds on the pond. A few Chipping sparrows sang and moved
about the trees and brush.

Predictions:
Dry, with light SW winds, but a little cooler to start the morning.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Michael Zebehazy (<mzebehazy...>)


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.
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Date: 4/12/21 6:27 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Mute Swan
Hi 'all,         Today I had an adult mute swan on the North end of Unity Island along with the further gathering of Bonepartes gulls plus some common terns that were also present.                           John T.Sent from my Galaxy_______________________________________________
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Date: 4/12/21 1:09 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Geneseo: Chipping Sparrows
I heard two Chipping Sparrows by the upper campus on my walk into work this morning — my first Chippies of the season; it seems a little earlier than usual. They are regular nesters, along with House Finches, in that area.

Jim Kimball
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Date: 4/12/21 1:01 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (12 Apr 2021) 9 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 12, 2021
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 1 1
Turkey Vulture 0 9958 16576
Osprey 3 36 38
Bald Eagle 1 43 200
Northern Harrier 1 177 341
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 622 830
Cooper's Hawk 1 113 224
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 57 347
Broad-winged Hawk 0 19 19
Red-tailed Hawk 0 338 1154
Rough-legged Hawk 0 10 74
Golden Eagle 0 2 14
American Kestrel 0 221 270
Merlin 0 6 16
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 6
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0
Short-eared Owl 0 1 1

Total: 9 11605 20111
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 11:00:00
Total observation time: 2 hours

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers:

Visitors:
1


Weather:
Overcast with periods of rain. Light southeasterly winds. Count interrupted
then ended early due to rain.

Raptor Observations:
A small number of migrants including Sharp-shinned Hawk, Cooper's Hawk,
Northern Harrier, Osprey, and Bald Eagle.

Non-raptor Observations:
5 Dunlin, 3 Greater Yellowlegs, Caspian Tern, 300 Tree Swallows.

eBird: https://ebird.org/checklist/S85402977

Predictions:
Tuesday: Cloudy with chance of rain shower. High 13C. Winds E at 10-15km/h.
Expect light to moderate migration.

Wednesday: Intervals of clouds and sun. High 13C. Winds NNW at 10-15km/h.
Expect moderate migration.

Thursday: Occasional rain. High 8C. Winds NW at 10-15km/h. Expect light
migration.
========================================================================
Report submitted by David Brown (<davidebrownpa...>)
Braddock Bay information may be found at:
http://www.bbrr.org/


More site information at hawkcount.org: https://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=353
Count data submitted via Dunkadoo - Project info at:
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Date: 4/12/21 7:24 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Early house wren
Thanks for the report re the early house wren. It prompted me to remove
the pine cone plug out from the entrance of my wren house. I usually
don't do so until May 1st which was the usual arrival date, although
recently it's been trending a few days earlier.
Earlier removal often results in chickadee occupation.
The last few years wrens have suffered more domestic cat predation in my
neighborhood.
Jim Rauch
Eggertsville

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Date: 4/11/21 3:36 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Red-necked grebe
Has anyone reported red-necked grebes in the Tonawanda-Iroquois wildlife complex this spring?
I had an uncertain sighting in the pond north of Bartel Road this afternoon.

Thanks

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Date: 4/11/21 12:20 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (11 Apr 2021) No Count Conducted
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 11, 2021
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 1 1
Turkey Vulture 0 9958 16576
Osprey 0 33 35
Bald Eagle 0 42 199
Northern Harrier 0 176 340
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 619 827
Cooper's Hawk 0 112 223
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 57 347
Broad-winged Hawk 0 19 19
Red-tailed Hawk 0 338 1154
Rough-legged Hawk 0 10 74
Golden Eagle 0 2 14
American Kestrel 0 221 270
Merlin 0 6 16
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 6
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0
Short-eared Owl 0 1 1

Total: 0 11596 20102
----------------------------------------------------------------------

(No count conducted today)



Visitors:
None


Weather:
Steady rain all day. Light easterly winds. No count conducted.

Raptor Observations:
Bald eagle sitting in tree. Osprey fishing.

Non-raptor Observations:
Great Egret, 2 Caspian Terns, Common Loon, Eastern Meadowlark.

New species for season: Great Egret

eBird: https://ebird.org/checklist/S85300191

Predictions:
Monday: Rain. High 11C. Winds E at 15-25km/h. Count might not be held.

Tuesday: Cloudy with a few showers. High 12C. Winds ENE at 10-15km/h.
Expect light migration.

Wednesday: Mix of sun and clouds then cloudy. High 12C. Winds WNW at
10-15km/h. Expect moderate migration.
========================================================================
Report submitted by David Brown (<davidebrownpa...>)
Braddock Bay information may be found at:
http://www.bbrr.org/


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Date: 4/11/21 10:07 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] “All About Bluebirds” virtual presentation
All About Bluebirds (Zoom webinar)
Wednesday, April 14
7:00 PM 8:30 PM

The Montezuma Audubon Center is pleased to offer a Zoom webinar featuring Mr. John Rogers, co-founder of the New York State Bluebird Society, who will discuss everything you need to know about Eastern Bluebirds, installing bluebird boxes, and birdhouse maintenance. You will receive the Zoom webinar link in your confirmation email. If you happen to miss this program live, or register after the program date, it will be recorded and can be sent to you after 4/14/21.

Bluebird Box Building Workshop (on-site workshop, or "take and make" at home!)
Saturday, May 8
1:00 PM 3:00 PM

The Montezuma Audubon Center is happy to host this in-person workshop, or you can take and make your bluebird box at home. All bluebird boxes will need to be picked up at the Montezuma Audubon Center by Saturday, May 8 unless other arrangements are made ahead of time. The bluebird box kits will include pre-cut boards, instructions for construction, and the hardware. If you choose to participate in the in-person bluebird box building workshop, facial coverings will be required, and we will follow physical distancing guidelines. Multiple boxes may be purchased, while supplies last. This program is funded in part through the generous support of Secor Lumber.

There are three registration options to choose from:

1. You can register to participate in the All About Bluebirds Zoom webinar only. Fee: 5/child, $10/adult, $30/family.

1. You can register to participate in the Zoom webinar and build 1 box (to be built during the workshop on May 8, or to take and make at home). Fee: $15/child, $20/adult, $40/family.

1. You can purchase just a box (to be built during the workshop on May 8, or to take and make at home). Fee: $10/box.

Note: You do not need to participate in the Zoom webinar to purchase a bluebird box.

-Space and supplies are limited and pre-paid reservations are required.
-Call 315.365.3588 or email <montezuma...><mailto:<montezuma...> with questions.

TO REGISTER: https://act.audubon.org/a/all-about-bluebirds-and-more

Alyssa Johnson
Environmental Educator
Montezuma Audubon Center

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Date: 4/11/21 8:45 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hemlock House Wren
I have an early House Wren singing in my yard this morning, no doubt a
result of the May weather we've been having. My earliest recorded
arrival date during the six previous springs that I've lived here was 17
April.

Bill Howe
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Date: 4/10/21 4:21 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (10 Apr 2021) 725 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 10, 2021
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 1 1
Turkey Vulture 418 9958 16576
Osprey 2 33 35
Bald Eagle 6 42 199
Northern Harrier 27 176 340
Sharp-shinned Hawk 148 619 827
Cooper's Hawk 14 112 223
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 26 57 347
Broad-winged Hawk 5 19 19
Red-tailed Hawk 68 338 1154
Rough-legged Hawk 1 10 74
Golden Eagle 0 2 14
American Kestrel 9 221 270
Merlin 1 6 16
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 6
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0
Short-eared Owl 0 1 1

Total: 725 11596 20102
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers: Bridget Watts, Eunice Thein, Janis George, Leah Mould,
Pat Martin, Rosemary Reilly

Visitors:
30


Weather:
Mostly sunny with light southeasterly winds that shifted northeast in the
late morning. Moved to Frisbee Hill around 11:30am EST.

Raptor Observations:
Good raptor flight, though somewhat high, over the platform in the morning
until the lake breeze kicked in. After moving to Frisbee Hill we had some
birds then the flight line shifted farther inland.

Moderate vulture migration. The good flight of harriers and Accipiters
continued. Good Red-shouldered Hawk numbers. One distant Rough-legged Hawk.
Nine kestrels and a merlin.

Non-raptor Observations:
Platform: Sandhill Crane, 40 Bonaparte's Gulls, 2 Caspian Terns, 3 Common
Loons, 90 Double-crested Cormorants, 18 Great Blue Herons, 43 Northern
Flickers, flock of 15 migrating Black-capped Chickadees, 2 Horned Larks, 2
Barn Swallows, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Savannah Sparrow, 2 Eastern
Meadowlarks, 15 Rusty Blackbirds. A flyover ibis (presumably glossy) was
seen by observers who remained at the platform after the counter moved to
Frisbee Hill.
eBird: https://ebird.org/checklist/S85266415

Frisbee Hill: 2 Wild Turkeys, Barn Swallow.
eBird: https://ebird.org/checklist/S85267411

New species for season: Caspian Tern, Savannah Sparrow, Wild Turkey

Predictions:
Sunday: Rainy. High 16C. Winds ESE at 15-25km/h. Maybe a few sharpies,
kestrels, and harriers during periods of light rain. Expect minimal or
light migration.

Monday: Periods of rain. High 12C. Winds ESE at 15-25km/h. Expect light
migration.

Tuesday: Overcast with rain showers. High 10C. Winds E at 10-15km/h. Expect
light migration.
========================================================================
Report submitted by David Brown (<davidebrownpa...>)
Braddock Bay information may be found at:
http://www.bbrr.org/


More site information at hawkcount.org: https://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=353
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Date: 4/10/21 4:21 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (10 Apr 2021) 395 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 10, 2021
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 361 3378 7843
Osprey 0 6 7
Bald Eagle 2 11 25
Northern Harrier 0 7 11
Sharp-shinned Hawk 18 89 114
Cooper's Hawk 2 36 58
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 133
Broad-winged Hawk 0 1 1
Red-tailed Hawk 3 68 308
Rough-legged Hawk 0 4 19
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 10 19
Merlin 0 1 9
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Accipiter 3 8 10
Unknown Buteo 6 8 9
Unknown Falcon 0 0 2
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 2 2

Total: 395 3631 8571
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 13:30:00
Total observation time: 4.5 hours

Official Counter: Sharon Sisti

Observers: Jennifer Caughel, Joe Sullivan

Visitors:
Jennifer
Joe Sullivan


Weather:
Temps between 63-80F (17-27C). Winds were variable but primarily from SSE
at the site. Winds calm - mild. Hi level haze throughout the count made
spotting difficult.

Raptor Observations:
Primarily TV's with few other raptors; 2 adult Bald Eagles were provided a
nice break from the TV's.

Non-raptor Observations:


Predictions:
Scattered showers predicted throughout the morning with some lingering into
the afternoon.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Sharon Sisti (<sharonsisti...>)


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.
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Date: 4/9/21 5:11 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (09 Apr 2021) 80 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 09, 2021
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 60 3017 7482
Osprey 0 6 7
Bald Eagle 0 9 23
Northern Harrier 0 7 11
Sharp-shinned Hawk 7 71 96
Cooper's Hawk 8 34 56
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 133
Broad-winged Hawk 0 1 1
Red-tailed Hawk 5 65 305
Rough-legged Hawk 0 4 19
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 10 19
Merlin 0 1 9
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 5 7
Unknown Buteo 0 2 3
Unknown Falcon 0 0 2
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 2 2

Total: 80 3236 8176
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 5.5 hours

Official Counter: Jerry Thurn

Observers:

Visitors:
Three bird/ Hawk watchers came and went, with no one identifying
themselves.


Weather:
Early morning rain finished before start of count @ 8:00 EST. Full cloud
cover over most of the count period. South wind shifted to variable and a
wind speed of 1, in the last hour of the count.

Raptor Observations:
All raptors except TVs were very high in the sky, with a 10x requirement.
At 8:00am, EST, a dead tree near the cemetery service building had 18
Turkey Vultures perched, waiting out the rain. They all took off in a NE
direction at 8:30am. The flight essentially shut down after 12:00 EST. Then
intermittent rain showers.

Non-raptor Observations:
None

Predictions:
Forecast is for more of Sue’s beach weather, with a South wind of 6-11
mph. The flight could be fair to moderate if many raptors were held back
today due to the rain.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Jerry Thurn (<geraldthurn...>)


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.
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Date: 4/9/21 4:50 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (09 Apr 2021) 3096 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 09, 2021
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 1 1
Turkey Vulture 2343 9540 16158
Osprey 16 31 33
Bald Eagle 10 36 193
Northern Harrier 75 149 313
Sharp-shinned Hawk 327 471 679
Cooper's Hawk 31 98 209
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 12 31 321
Broad-winged Hawk 14 14 14
Red-tailed Hawk 114 270 1086
Rough-legged Hawk 5 9 73
Golden Eagle 0 2 14
American Kestrel 147 212 261
Merlin 2 5 15
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 6
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0
Short-eared Owl 0 1 1

Total: 3096 10871 19377
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 11 hours

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers: Ann Smith, Bridget Watts, Mike Tetlow

Visitors:
10


Weather:
The morning had light southerly winds with periods of rain. The sky became
partly sunny mid-afternoon with winds increasing from the east.

Raptor Observations:
The highest total so far this season. Some early Turkey Vultures pushed
through ahead of the first rain showers along with sharpies, kestrels, and
harriers. After the rain the vultures stayed down but those other species
continued in large numbers giving great looks from the platform. Some early
afternoon rain paused the flight for an hour before the sun came out
launching a massive flight of Turkey Vultures and everything else that was
high parkway side and tough to pick through.

Today was the highest count this season for many species including Turkey
Vulture (2,300+), Osprey (16), Northern Harrier (75), Sharp-shinned Hawk
(327), Cooper's Hawk (31), and American Kestrel (147).

We had our first Broad-winged Hawks of the season with 14, though there
were probably many more that were too distant to identify.

Five Rough-legged Hawks including two dark-morphs.

Non-raptor Observations:
3 Sandhill Cranes, 5 Wilson's Snipes, Red-throated Loon, 2 Common Loons,
175 Double-crested Cormorants, 6 Great Blue Herons, 8 Belted Kingfishers,
37 Northern Flickers, 2 Northern Rough-winged Swallows, 3 Eastern
Meadowlarks, 150 Rusty Blackbirds, 2 Yellow-rumped Warblers.

New species for season: Wilson's Snipe, Red-throated Loon, Broad-winged
Hawk, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

eBird: https://ebird.org/checklist/S85187379

YouTube video summary: https://youtu.be/KWWrHoP39iI

Predictions:
Saturday: Partly cloudy. High around 25C. Winds SE at 15-25km/h. Overall
similar to yesterday. Expect moderate to good migration.

Sunday: Steady morning rain then showers continuing. High 16C. Winds E at
10-15km/h. Expect light migration.

Monday: Cloudy. Slight chance of rain shower. High 14C. Winds E at
10-15km/h. Expect light to moderate migration.
========================================================================
Report submitted by David Brown (<davidebrownpa...>)
Braddock Bay information may be found at:
http://www.bbrr.org/


More site information at hawkcount.org: https://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=353
Count data submitted via Dunkadoo - Project info at:
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Date: 4/9/21 7:22 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Osprey, Coromorants
A couple of days ago I spotted an osprey with nesting materials in its beak
sitting atop a power pole in the middle of the village of Newark

Cormorants are back along the canal by lock 29 west of Lyons. They were
absent last year probably because the canal wasn't filled until July.
Previously there were lots of them passing through in migration and a
smaller number who stayed through the season.

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Date: 4/8/21 5:10 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (08 Apr 2021) 929 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 08, 2021
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 878 2957 7422
Osprey 1 6 7
Bald Eagle 3 9 23
Northern Harrier 0 7 11
Sharp-shinned Hawk 13 64 89
Cooper's Hawk 5 26 48
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 2 133
Broad-winged Hawk 1 1 1
Red-tailed Hawk 19 60 300
Rough-legged Hawk 0 4 19
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 9 18
Merlin 1 1 9
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Accipiter 4 5 7
Unknown Buteo 0 2 3
Unknown Falcon 0 0 2
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 2 2 2

Total: 929 3155 8095
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:15:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 7.75 hours

Official Counter: Sue Barth

Observers: Dennis Russell, Joe Sullivan

Visitors:
Dennis Russel, Joe Sullivan, Jerry and Judy Kegler, and Judy's sister.


Weather:
A perfect day for the beach! Record high temps were hit today, with a high
of 83°F at the watch. The winds were very calm - too calm late in the
day. They held a South Easterly direction for the first half of the count,
then began dying off with a bit of a fickle/variable direction starting
around 1pm.

Raptor Observations:
878 Turkey Vultures flew over, the majority in the first half of the day
before the winds died down. Three Bald Eagles (2 ad, 1 imm), 1 Osprey, 13
sharpies, 5 migrating coops, 1 Red-shouldered Hawk, and 19 migrating
Red-tailed Hawks. There was also a single Broad-winged Hawk that flew over
at 1:35pm. One each of American Kestrel and Merlin, the Merlin starting
the top of the last hour.

Non-raptor Observations:
Two Common Loons, a flock of 22 Double-crested Cormorants, a Winter Wren,
and 1 Rusty Blackbird.

Complete eBird Checklist: <a href="https://ebird.org/checklist/S85114301"
title="Click here to view the complete
checklist">https://ebird.org/checklist/S85114301</a>.

Predictions:
It will be a bit cooler tomorrow but moderate wind speeds from the SW for
much of the day - could be decent until the rain comes in the afternoon.
Saturday looks dry with decent conditions but an Easterly component to the
Southerly winds.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Sue Barth (<suebarth...>)


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.
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Date: 4/8/21 4:01 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (08 Apr 2021) 1763 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 08, 2021
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 1 1
Turkey Vulture 1570 7197 13815
Osprey 4 15 17
Bald Eagle 3 26 183
Northern Harrier 27 74 238
Sharp-shinned Hawk 80 144 352
Cooper's Hawk 18 67 178
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 3 19 309
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 29 156 972
Rough-legged Hawk 0 4 68
Golden Eagle 1 2 14
American Kestrel 27 65 114
Merlin 1 3 13
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 6
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0
Short-eared Owl 0 1 1

Total: 1763 7775 16281
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 10 hours

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers: Bridget Watts, Dominic Sherony, Eric Hartshaw,
Kathleen Dalton, Kent Millham, Kevin Griffith,
Norwood Frederick, Pat Martin

Visitors:
30


Weather:
Sunny with light southeast wind that became moderate to strong easterly.

Raptor Observations:
Excellent flight throughout the day, mostly low due to the easterly
headwind. Large groups of Turkey Vultures, mostly parkway side but
occasionally low and close. Decent Accipiter migration with 80
Sharp-shinned Hawks and 18 Cooper's Hawks, including some close looks. Good
American Kestrel migration plus one Merlin. Three Bald Eagles and one
Golden Eagle.

Non-raptor Observations:
Glaucous Gull, Common Loon, 51 Northern Flickers, 15 Black-capped
Chickadees, 2 Northern Rough-winged Swallows, 3 Barn Swallows, Fox Sparrow,
Eastern Meadowlark, 6 Rusty Blackbirds.

eBird: https://ebird.org/checklist/S85120474

Predictions:
Friday: Mostly cloudy. Periods of light rain early. High 21C. Winds SSE at
15-30km/h. Expect light to moderate migration.

Saturday: Intervals of clouds and sun then more clouds. High 24C. Winds SE
at 15-25km/h. Expect moderate to good migration.

Sunday: Rain showers then steady rain. High 17C. Winds SW at 10-15km/h.
Expect light migration.
========================================================================
Report submitted by David Brown (<davidebrownpa...>)
Braddock Bay information may be found at:
http://www.bbrr.org/


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Date: 4/8/21 10:47 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] Little Gull Canandaigua Lake (not by me)
As always, Thanks, Bill.
> On Apr 8, 2021, at 11:35 AM, Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> wrote:
>
> For those of you who do not get the bird text alerts and do not monitor eBird, Tim Lenz found a LIttle Gull this morning at Ontario Beach Park (east side Canandaigua Lake, in Gorham I think), out in the middle of the lake with Bonaparte's. Several others have since seen it as well, both from there and from across the lake at the Water Pumping Station. Thought I'd just get the word out as much as possible....
>
> Bill Howe
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Date: 4/8/21 8:35 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Little Gull Canandaigua Lake (not by me)
For those of you who do not get the bird text alerts and do not monitor
eBird, Tim Lenz found a LIttle Gull this morning at Ontario Beach Park
(east side Canandaigua Lake, in Gorham I think), out in the middle of the
lake with Bonaparte's. Several others have since seen it as well, both
from there and from across the lake at the Water Pumping Station. Thought
I'd just get the word out as much as possible....

Bill Howe
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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
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
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
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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.
========================================================================
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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Date: 4/7/21 5:09 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Bald Eagle in Chili
On Sunday, Apr 4 I watched an adult Bald Eagle circle directly over the parking lot at tree level at the Town Hall/Library Complex in Chili. It was harassed by 2 crows until it gained enough height and flew off to the north, at least 5 minutes in all.
On Wed, Apr 7 driving back from North Chili there was an adult Bald Eagle circling a bit higher just north and west of the intersection of Chestnut Ridge Road and Paul Road.
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Date: 4/7/21 3:15 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Tifft Osprey
A late afternoon visit to Tifft Nature Preserve (Buffalo) confirmed
what I thought I'd seen yesterday: an Osprey perched above the nesting
platform across Lake Kirsty from the education center. That's a first
for us at Tifft this year.

Good birding to all.

Peter/Teresa Corrigan
Buffalo NY


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Date: 4/7/21 3:13 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (07 Apr 2021) 1503 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 07, 2021
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 1 1
Turkey Vulture 1391 5627 12245
Osprey 1 11 13
Bald Eagle 1 23 180
Northern Harrier 21 47 211
Sharp-shinned Hawk 25 64 272
Cooper's Hawk 11 49 160
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 16 306
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 29 127 943
Rough-legged Hawk 1 4 68
Golden Eagle 0 1 13
American Kestrel 21 38 87
Merlin 0 2 12
Peregrine Falcon 1 1 6
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0
Short-eared Owl 0 1 1

Total: 1503 6012 14518
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers: Daena Ford, Dominic Sherony, Nate Ukens, Pat Martin

Visitors:
15


Weather:
Mostly sunny with moderate northeasterly winds. Fairly warm but the breeze
kept it chilly.

Raptor Observations:
Surprisingly good migration in spite of the northeast wind. The flight line
was between the platform and the parkway most of the day. Birds were low! A
steady flow of Turkey Vultures all day for a total of nearly 1,400. Only
one Bald Eagle. Good numbers of harriers (21), sharpies (25), and Coops
(11). A few dozen red-tails plus a red-shoulder and dark rough-leg. For
falcons we had 21 kestrels and an immature peregrine.

Non-raptor Observations:
Common Loon, 200 Double-crested Cormorants, 3 Great Blue Herons, Eastern
phoebe, Fish Crow, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, 175 Tree Swallows, 2 Barn
Swallows, Fox Sparrow, 7 Rusty Blackbirds.

New species for season: Fish Crow

eBird: https://ebird.org/checklist/S85054400


Predictions:
Thursday: Mostly sunny. High 19C. Winds ESE at 15-25km/h. Hard to predict
but we did amazing today on less favorable winds so I would expect at least
a moderate flight to continue. Sometimes the raptors are lower on days with
easterly winds because it is a headwind for them.

Friday: Rain showers early then overcast. High 18C. Winds SSE at 15-25km/h.
Chance of rain 40%. Expect light to moderate migration.

Saturday: Intervals of clouds and sun then increasing clouds. High 19C.
Winds ESE at 15-25km/h. Expect moderate migration.
========================================================================
Report submitted by David Brown (<davidebrownpa...>)
Braddock Bay information may be found at:
http://www.bbrr.org/


More site information at hawkcount.org: https://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=353
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Date: 4/7/21 10:03 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Upcoming Montezuma Audubon Programs
Good afternoon!

We have three very differentevents happening this week- see below for more info!

Montezuma Bird Watching Tour

Thursday, April 8
1:00 PM - 3:30 PM



Spring is here and migratory birds are returning every day. Come along as we explore some popular birding hot spots and look and listen for signs of spring. Participants will drive their own vehicle and receive a conference call phone number to hear the Audubon educator narrate the tour and ask questions between stops. Guests are welcome to get out of their vehicles at each stop so facial coverings will be required, and we will follow physical distancing guidelines.

For more information and to register: https://act.audubon.org/a/montezuma-bird-watching-tour-4821

Woodcock Walk at Guy's Marsh
Friday, April 9
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
"Guy's Marsh" is a recently restored marsh, born from a partnership between NYSDEC, Ducks Unlimited, Friends of the Montezuma Wetlands Complex, and the Baldassarre family. Guy was a professor at nearby SUNY ESF for 25 years, where he specialized in ornithology and wildlife management. This marsh was named in his honor. We will take a 1.5-mile hike on the grassy berm surrounding the marsh, looking for waterfowl and American Woodcock.
For more information and to register: https://ny.audubon.org/education/montezuma-audubon-center-programs-and-events

Bird Banding with Dr. John Van Niel
Saturday, April 10
10:00 AM -11:30 AM
Join us for a LIVE spring bird banding experience! This event was originally slated to be an online and virtual event only but will now be offered in person. Dr. John Van Niel, a Professor of Environmental Conservation at Finger Lakes Community College, has been a bird bander since 1999. He will explain how to safely capture and handle songbirds, the scientific reasons for placing bands on birds and what information researchers can obtain from a bird "in the hand".
For more information and to register: https://act.audubon.org/a/virtual-bird-banding-dr-john-van-niel-3621


Check our website as new programs and events are added frequently!

Thank you,
Alyssa
--
Alyssa Johnson
Environmental Educator
315.365.3588

Montezuma Audubon Center
PO Box 187
2295 State Route 89
Savannah, NY 13146
Montezuma.audubon.org
Pronouns: She, Her, Hers


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Date: 4/6/21 7:28 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamlin Beach - 4/6 - woodchucks, Red-headed Woodpecker, Fish Crows
Hamlin Beach SP--Parking Lot No. 4 (Primary Lakewatch site), Monroe, New York, US
Apr 6, 2021 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Bob Spahn, <rspahn...>: Stationary
Checklist Comments:    Short visit to check the lake and sit in the sun. Quiet, especially out over the lake. A fun, non-bird, addition was driving in just before the road closed sign location for winter, there was a jet black woodchuck on the right side. After the lake watching, on the way out 3 more normal woodchucks along the exit road. FOY for me.
24 species

Canada Goose  35
White-winged Scoter  4
Long-tailed Duck  20
Common Merganser  7
Red-breasted Merganser  78
Horned Grebe  3
Mourning Dove  1
Ring-billed Gull  110
Herring Gull  5
Bald Eagle  2    2 different aged imm. flying together west to east above water edge.
Red-headed Woodpecker  1    Regular and breeds in this area. First for me there this year, but first visit with this area open. Calling from trees NW of west end of PL 4. Tracked down to be sure.
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Northern Flicker  2
Peregrine Falcon  1
Eastern Phoebe  2
American Crow  10
Fish Crow  3    Very interesting. I have had few in the park prior. Heard one calling to the east (toward the pond area) that then flew past me to the pines near the open restroom at the west end of PL 4. About 10:30. Kept calling, and finally another called from off east and eventually moved toward the first after which they called back and forth from near each other with a variety of calls. About 10:40. Then a third called a ew times from the east. #2 then stopped calling at wandered back east. #1 kept calling a bit, then flew over me calling about 10:45 heading east. About 10:55, one of the birds again started calling and flew over me again and back to the area at the west end of PL 4 .
Black-capped Chickadee  4
Eastern Bluebird  4
American Robin  6
House Sparrow  2
House Finch  6
Purple Finch  1
Northern Cardinal  2

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/checklist/S85003859

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://ebird.org/home)

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Date: 4/6/21 6:14 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (04 Apr 2021) 398 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 04, 2021
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 357 1254 5719
Osprey 0 0 1
Bald Eagle 0 4 18
Northern Harrier 3 6 10
Sharp-shinned Hawk 22 22 47
Cooper's Hawk 3 3 25
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 1 132
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 11 22 262
Rough-legged Hawk 1 1 16
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 1 10
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: 398 1315 6255
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: JaJean Rose-Burney

Observers:

Visitors:
Jay Burney & Jonna Hamann, Nancy & Tom Smith, Ana Hernández Balzac.


Weather:
Clear and sunny skies.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by JaJean Rose-Burney (<jajean.rose...>)


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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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
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
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
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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.
========================================================================
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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Date: 4/6/21 2:39 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (06 Apr 2021) 356 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 06, 2021
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 1 1
Turkey Vulture 314 4236 10854
Osprey 2 10 12
Bald Eagle 0 22 179
Northern Harrier 4 26 190
Sharp-shinned Hawk 10 39 247
Cooper's Hawk 3 38 149
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 15 305
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 20 98 914
Rough-legged Hawk 1 3 67
Golden Eagle 0 1 13
American Kestrel 1 17 66
Merlin 1 2 12
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 5
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0
Short-eared Owl 0 1 1

Total: 356 4509 13015
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers: Bridget Watts, Mike Tetlow

Visitors:
7


Weather:
Mostly sunny with increasing clouds in the afternoon. Moderate northeast
winds. A few vultures counted from the platform then moved to Frisbee Hill
around 9:30am EST.

Raptor Observations:
Light but steady migration throughout the day. Turkey Vulture flight line
was mostly towards the parkway. A handful of Accipiters and red-tails. One
light-morph Rough-legged Hawk. Short-eared owl seen again from the platform
in the morning.

Non-raptor Observations:
Braddock Bay Park: 3 Pied-billed Grebes, Eastern Phoebe, Chipping Sparrow,
Fox Sparrow.
https://ebird.org/checklist/S84920610

Frisbee Hill: 3 Sandhill Cranes, 3 Belted Kingfishers, Horned Lark
(singing), 17 Red Crossbills (bathing in puddle), American Tree Sparrow.
https://ebird.org/checklist/S84985064

New species for season: Chipping Sparrow

Predictions:
Wednesday: Intervals of clouds and sun. Slight chance of a rain shower.
High 13C. Winds ENE at 15-25km/h. Expect light migration. Count will
probably be held at Frisbee Hill.

Thursday: Mostly sunny skies. High 21C. Winds ESE at 15-25km/h. Expect
light to moderate migration.

Friday: Mostly cloudy then partly cloudy. High 19C. Winds SSE at 15-25km/h.
Expect moderate migration.
========================================================================
Report submitted by David Brown (<davidebrownpa...>)
Braddock Bay information may be found at:
http://www.bbrr.org/


More site information at hawkcount.org: https://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=353
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Date: 4/6/21 12:58 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Raven
Just now flying over Rochester's 19th Ward, being harassed by a crow.


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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

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...>)


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.
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Date: 4/5/21 7:02 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Today
    Winter Wrens singing in Island Cottage Woods today!

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Date: 4/5/21 6:26 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (05 Apr 2021) 817 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 05, 2021
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 1 1
Turkey Vulture 739 3922 10540
Osprey 2 8 10
Bald Eagle 5 22 179
Northern Harrier 4 22 186
Sharp-shinned Hawk 12 29 237
Cooper's Hawk 13 35 146
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 5 15 305
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 33 78 894
Rough-legged Hawk 0 2 66
Golden Eagle 1 1 13
American Kestrel 3 16 65
Merlin 0 1 11
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 5
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0
Short-eared Owl 0 1 1

Total: 817 4153 12659
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers: Dick Horsey, Janis George, Pat Martin, Shelly Rackovsky

Visitors:
15


Weather:
Clear in the morning then increasingly cloudy. Light northerly winds.

Raptor Observations:
Steady flow of Turkey Vultures throughout the day (700+). Moderate
Accipiter and Buteo migration. One immature Golden Eagle. Saw the
Short-eared Owl again in the afternoon flying out towards the parkway
bridge then heading back towards Burger Park.

Non-raptor Observations:
Blue-winged Teal, 2 Pied-billed Grebes, Killdeer, 3 Bonaparte's Gulls,
Great Black-backed Gull, 30 Double-crested Cormorants, Eastern Phoebe,
Purple Martin, 2 Barn Swallows, Northern Mockingbird, Fox Sparrow, Swamp
Sparrow.

eBird: https://ebird.org/checklist/S84877096

Predictions:
Tuesday: Partly cloudy skies. High 13C. Winds ENE at 10-15km/h. Expect
light to moderate migration. Count will probably move to Frisbee Hill.

Wednesday: Mix of sun and clouds. High 13C. Winds ENE at 15-25km/h. Expect
light to moderate migration. Count will probably move to Frisbee Hill.

Thursday: Mostly sunny skies. High 20C. Winds ESE at 15-30km/h. Expect
light to moderate migration. Count will probably move to Frisbee Hill.
========================================================================
Report submitted by David Brown (<davidebrownpa...>)
Braddock Bay information may be found at:
http://www.bbrr.org/


More site information at hawkcount.org: https://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=353
Count data submitted via Dunkadoo - Project info at:
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Date: 4/5/21 8:52 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hemlock Lake South End
Hi All. Prompted by Bob and Sue Spahn's observations of some returning
shorebirds in the Montezuma area, I checked out the flats at the south end
of Hemlock Lake this morning. The lake shoreline is still about a quarter
mile north of the boat launch, but the flats are gradually getting wetter,
making for some attractive-looking shorebird habitat. All I saw today were
half a dozen Killdeer but I imagine that will change soon. Highlights for
me from the morning were a Bonaparte's Gull and all three mergansers, and
it's nice to hear Sapsuckers in the woods again. EBird list here:
https://ebird.org/checklist/S84846106

Bill Howe
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Date: 4/5/21 6:24 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (04 Apr 2021) 1144 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 04, 2021
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 1 1
Turkey Vulture 1092 3183 9801
Osprey 1 6 8
Bald Eagle 0 17 174
Northern Harrier 6 18 182
Sharp-shinned Hawk 9 17 225
Cooper's Hawk 10 22 133
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 10 300
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 20 45 861
Rough-legged Hawk 1 2 66
Golden Eagle 0 0 12
American Kestrel 4 13 62
Merlin 1 1 11
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 5
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0
Short-eared Owl 0 1 1

Total: 1144 3336 11842
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers: Daena Ford, Pat Martin, Rob Sielaff, Rosemary Reilly

Visitors:
25


Weather:
Clear skies all day. Moderate northerly winds.

Raptor Observations:
Raptor migration was a bit slow in the morning with most of the flight
inland. In the afternoon the flight shifted more overhead and we started to
get larger flocks of Turkey Vultures with more than a thousand for the day.
One migrant Osprey and a few locals. Moderate migration of other expected
raptors. Four kestrels and one merlin. One late-day light-morph
Rough-legged Hawk. I didn't see a single Bald Eagle the entire day, which
was strange. Saw a Short-eared Owl over towards Burger Park again.

Non-raptor Observations:
Blue-winged Teal, 3 Killdeer, 8 Double-crested Cormorants, Purple Martin,
75 Tree Swallows, 2 Barn Swallows, Swamp Sparrow.

eBird: https://ebird.org/checklist/S84799637

Daily hawk watch videos on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/lycobirds

Predictions:
Monday. Sunny with a few afternoon clouds. High 13C. Winds NNW at
10-15km/h. Overall similar to today. Expect moderate migration but the
flight line might be inland. May move to Frisbee Hill if necessary.

Tuesday: Sunny with a few afternoon clouds. High 11C. Winds ENE at
10-15km/h. Expect light to moderate migration. Count will probably move to
Frisbee Hill.

Wednesday: Partly cloudy. High 12C. Winds ENE at 10-15km/h. Expect light to
moderate migration. Count will probably move to Frisbee Hill.
========================================================================
Report submitted by David Brown (<davidebrownpa...>)
Braddock Bay information may be found at:
http://www.bbrr.org/


More site information at hawkcount.org: https://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=353
Count data submitted via Dunkadoo - Project info at:
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Date: 4/4/21 3:54 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] West Seneca, Erie County-Meadowlark
Sunday afternoon- 4:10pm


1. Meadowlark feeding in field
Several bluebirds

Leane Schultz


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Date: 4/4/21 2:25 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Bonaparte's Gulls - Irondequoit Bay Park West
Many Bonaparte's Gulls fishing late this afternoon!
(Bay Front Road, off Empire Boulevard in Webster NY).

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Date: 4/4/21 12:15 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] NPR bird and the NY Breeding Bird Atlas
 I couldn't help wondering if Scott was perhaps avoiding risking a possible return trip to the Yellow Sea mudflats by not mentioning another reason (at ~10:43) for the Chinese government banning most further development - good ol' fashioned browning points or... Or hopefully there are 1 or 2 Chinese leaders who are discreetly trying to be help their people (& nature) such as  Hillel was.    

Peter
<henyoe131...>  

On Friday, April 2, 2021, 4:56:49 PM EDT, Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> wrote:

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Hello [your name],

 

It’s great you’re interested in helping with this great and important project!

 

Here’s a link to the section in the NYS BBA III Project that should help understanding the way to submit your data via eBird (through the atlas portal).  https://ebird.org/atlasny/about/3-atlas-portal-data-entry. But basically, you only need submit your sightings once in eBird – but you need to make an adjustment to the portal (a setting in eBird) that tells eBird how to use your data.  Once you change that setting, your data will get used by the NYS BBA III project.

 

I would also strongly suggest that you read through the Handbook to understand about block boundaries and the breeding codes before entering your data in the portal.  Those are key components to properly adding your sightings.  They aren’t hard to learn and it’s worth the effort to contribute to this great effort.

 

You can feel free to contact me off-list to my email below if you have any further questions,

~ Sue

Sue Barth
Orchard Park, NY
E: <suebarth...>
Mobile/Text:  716-474-3657
My Blog: http://www.ChirpsAndCheeps.com
Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/suebarth/
Instagram:  suebarth23

 

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Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] NPR bird and the NY Breeding Bird Atlas

 

I also heard the NPR Fresh Air interview the other day, enjoying it immensely!

 

I have a question about the NY Breeding Bird Atlas: So IF I submit a checklist for ebird, I need to submit a similar checklist for NY Breeding Bird Atlas, or will it count for both? I checked the help section but nothing was listed regarding my question. Thanks for your time!

 

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Date: 4/4/21 7:29 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Montezuma Complex - 4/3, 9:30 - 12;30
    Yesterday, Sue and I did a quick run around the Montezuma to catch up with a few year birds. Nothing spectacular, but still 
a beautiful day and enough birds to be interesting. I think all our FOY birds have been previously reported by others.    Phoebes on the way fro Rt. 104 to Carncross Rd. Not new, but more and calling.
    At Carncross, ducks a bit light and some skim ice. Quite a few Trumpeter Swans and Sandhill Crane calling way off to the S. 
In the grassy hummocks not far S off the road were scattered shorebirds. Approx. counts: 7 Dunlin, 3 Least Sandpipers, and 4 Pectoral Sandpipers.    Van Dyne Spoor Rd.:
        In wooded area, the usual resident forest birds plus my Barred Owl imitations resulted in 3 responses from Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers, from flying in to their unique Morse code tapping, and finally a distant Barred Owl calling (didn't attempt to pull it closer).
        At the east end of the road with large open water area to the S, when I set up my scope, 6 Greater and 1 Lesser Yellowlegs in the grassy area close to the SE and way to the S, 9 Sandhill Cranes.
    Wildlife Drive was surprisingly quiet. Decent waterfowl variety. Big cluster of Canvasback. Nothing new.

    All in all, a fun late morning in early spring.

Bob Spahn, <rspahn...>
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Date: 4/3/21 4:21 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (03 Apr 2021) 1204 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 03, 2021
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 1 1
Turkey Vulture 1131 2091 8709
Osprey 3 5 7
Bald Eagle 10 17 174
Northern Harrier 6 12 176
Sharp-shinned Hawk 8 8 216
Cooper's Hawk 11 12 123
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 9 10 300
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 19 25 841
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 65
Golden Eagle 0 0 12
American Kestrel 6 9 58
Merlin 0 0 10
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 5
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0
Short-eared Owl 1 1 1

Total: 1204 2192 10698
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers: Ben Nelson, Bridget Watts, Daena Ford, Eunice Thein,
Greg Lawrence, Kyle Brock, Nate Ukens, Rosemary Reilly

Visitors:
25


Weather:
Mostly sunny and cold in the morning with light southwest winds.
Increasingly cloudy with a late-morning lake breeze kicking in. I was
getting ready to move to Frisbee Hill when vultures starting flying over
the park again. The ground level winds remained northeast but in the air
the winds were westerly as shown by a red-tailed hawk kiting in the wind,
so I stayed at Braddock Bay Park. The southwesterly winds eventually
overpowered the lake breeze again mid-afternoon but the lake breeze
returned for the end of the day.

Raptor Observations:
Steady Turkey Vulture flight with over 1,100 for the day. Moderate numbers
of other expected migrants. A Short-eared Owl was seen towards Burger Park
diving at a Red-tailed Hawk in the morning and again in the afternoon.

Non-raptor Observations:
2 Blue-winged Teal, 10 Bonaparte's Gulls, Great Black-Backed Gull, 10
Double-crested Cormorants, 3 Great Blue Herons, 2 Belted Kingfishers,
Common Raven, 30 Tree Swallows, American Pipit, 2 Fox Sparrows, Common
Grackle carrying nesting material.

eBird: https://ebird.org/checklist/S84710175

Predictions:
Sunday: Mostly sunny. High 12C. Winds NW at 10-15km/h. Expect moderate to
good migration of mostly Turkey Vultures.

Monday: Sunny with a few afternoon clouds. High 12C. Winds NNW at
10-15km/h. Expect light to moderate migration.

Tuesday: Partly cloudy. high 11C. Winds ENE at 10-15km/h. Expect light to
moderate migration.
========================================================================
Report submitted by David Brown (<davidebrownpa...>)
Braddock Bay information may be found at:
http://www.bbrr.org/


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Date: 4/3/21 1:56 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (03 Apr 2021) 738 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 03, 2021
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 729 897 5362
Osprey 0 0 1
Bald Eagle 0 4 18
Northern Harrier 1 3 7
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 25
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 22
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 131
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 7 11 251
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 15
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 1 10
Merlin 0 0 8
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 2
Unknown Buteo 1 1 2
Unknown Falcon 0 0 2
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 738 917 5857
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Sharon Sisti

Observers:

Weather:
Cloudy, cool wind from SW approx. 15mph, 7C.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
Primarily TVs today; nothing else of significance.

Predictions:
Should be a much better flight day. Partly cloudy, 56F.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Sharon Sisti (<sharonsisti...>)


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.
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Date: 4/2/21 6:48 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (02 Apr 2021) 95 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 02, 2021
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 32 32 32
Turkey Vulture 54 136 4601
Osprey 0 0 1
Bald Eagle 4 4 18
Northern Harrier 2 2 6
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 25
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 22
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 131
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 3 4 244
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 15
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 1 10
Merlin 0 0 8
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 2
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 95 179 5119
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 5.5 hours

Official Counter: Jerry Thurn

Observers:

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...>)


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.
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Date: 4/2/21 6:48 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (02 Apr 2021) 721 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 02, 2021
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 1 1 1
Turkey Vulture 705 960 7578
Osprey 0 2 4
Bald Eagle 6 7 164
Northern Harrier 3 6 170
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 208
Cooper's Hawk 1 1 112
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 291
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 3 6 822
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 65
Golden Eagle 0 0 12
American Kestrel 2 3 52
Merlin 0 0 10
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 5
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 721 988 9494
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers:

Visitors:
1


Weather:
Clear skies with strong northwest winds. Cold overall.

Raptor Observations:
A steady stream of Turkey Vultures the whole day. Small numbers of other
expected migrants. First Black Vulture of the season.

Non-raptor Observations:
2 Killdeer, 20 Bonaparte's Gulls, 2 Double-crested Cormorants, Great Blue
Heron, 15 Tree Swallows.

eBird: https://ebird.org/checklist/S84629392

Predictions:
Saturday: Mix of sun and clouds early then cloudy. High 10C. Winds WSW at
10-15km/h. Chance of an afternoon lake breeze. Good wind direction so I
would expect a good raptor flight until the lake breeze kicks in.

Sunday: Mostly sunny. High 12C. Winds NW at 10-15km/h. Expect moderate
migration.

Monday: Mix of sun and clouds. High 11C. Winds NNW at 10-15km/h. Expect
light to moderate migration.
========================================================================
Report submitted by David Brown (<davidebrownpa...>)
Braddock Bay information may be found at:
http://www.bbrr.org/


More site information at hawkcount.org: https://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=353
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Date: 4/2/21 6:44 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Sandhill Cranes, Teals and Lesser Yellowlegs - and one comment
Hi friends!

Today was the opening day of the Montezuma Wildlife Refuge "Loop", so our
day was spent birding in and around that area.

On the back side of the Refuge (Morgan Road), we spotted 9 Sandhill Cranes
in the cornfield on the right.

On Corncross Road, we spotted Lesser Yellowlegs in the shallow ponds right
when you enter that road.

In the first pond at the entrance of Montezuma by the visitor's center,
Blue Winged and Green Winged Teals.

One comment: When you drive on 5 & 20 East to get to the Refuge, one
usually can stop on the side of the road right before entering, and see
many old and new Osprey nests. Some of which have been these for 20+
years. Recently, National Grid came by, and removed EVERY single nest.
They replaced most of these sites with discs, in the hopes that the birds
will come back and make new nests on them, but what a shame. That made us
sad. We called the Refuge's Visitor Center to find out what had happened.

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Date: 4/2/21 1:56 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] NPR bird and the NY Breeding Bird Atlas
Hello [your name],



It’s great you’re interested in helping with this great and important project!



Here’s a link to the section in the NYS BBA III Project that should help understanding the way to submit your data via eBird (through the atlas portal). https://ebird.org/atlasny/about/3-atlas-portal-data-entry. But basically, you only need submit your sightings once in eBird – but you need to make an adjustment to the portal (a setting in eBird) that tells eBird how to use your data. Once you change that setting, your data will get used by the NYS BBA III project.



I would also strongly suggest that you read through the Handbook <https://ebird.org/atlasny/about/handbook-materials> to understand about block boundaries and the breeding codes before entering your data in the portal. Those are key components to properly adding your sightings. They aren’t hard to learn and it’s worth the effort to contribute to this great effort.



You can feel free to contact me off-list to my email below if you have any further questions,

~ Sue

Sue Barth
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I also heard the NPR Fresh Air interview the other day, enjoying it immensely!



I have a question about the NY Breeding Bird Atlas: So IF I submit a checklist for ebird, I need to submit a similar checklist for NY Breeding Bird Atlas, or will it count for both? I checked the help section but nothing was listed regarding my question. Thanks for your time!



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Date: 4/2/21 1:43 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] NPR bird and the NY Breeding Bird Atlas
I also heard the NPR Fresh Air interview the other day, enjoying it
immensely!

I have a question about the NY Breeding Bird Atlas: So IF I submit a
checklist for ebird, I need to submit a similar checklist for NY Breeding
Bird Atlas, or will it count for both? I checked the help section but
nothing was listed regarding my question. Thanks for your time!

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Date: 4/2/21 1:25 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] South Park-Buffalo
4/2-2:30h - South Park Lake/golf course-Buffalo

Eastern pee wee
Thrasher
flicker
Mockingbird
Brown creeper
Grebe
Shoveler
Amer. Wigeon
Merganser
Wood duck
Blue winged teal
Ring neck
Bufflehead
Gadwall

Leane Schultz


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Date: 4/2/21 9:04 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] NPR Fresh Air interview with Scott Weidensaul
Thanks for sharing.


Sent from Frontier Yahoo Mail for iPad


On Friday, April 2, 2021, 9:00 AM, Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> wrote:

Good stuff!!
https://www.npr.org/2021/03/29/982232107/naturalist-traces-the-astounding-flyways-of-migratory-birds
<https://www.npr.org/2021/03/29/982232107/naturalist-traces-the-astounding-flyways-of-migratory-birds>


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Date: 4/2/21 8:24 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Montezuma birding tour 4/3, and highlights from Wildlife drive 4/1
Good morning!

Yesterday the Wildlife Drive and the Visitor Center at Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge opened for the season! Check out their Facebook page for updates and current conditions: https://www.facebook.com/MontezumaNWR/posts/259653725877935

A rough list of what was seen on the tour (and all of this was seen between the Visitor Center and the end of the drive):

Sandhill Cranes
Northern Shoveler
Osprey
American Crow
Great Blue Herons
Northern Pintail
Bald Eagle
Red-winged Blackbirds
Wilson's Snipe
Blue and Green-winged Teal
Northern Harrier
Common Grackle
Killdeer
Canada and Snow Geese
Turkey Vulture

Ring-billed Gulls
Mallards
Falcon sp (either Kestrel or Merlin)

Pied-billed Grebes
American Black Duck
Red-tailed Hawk


Gadwall



Hooded Merganser



American Wigeon



Ring-necked Ducks



Bufflehead



We are offering another birding tour on Saturday, 4/3: https://act.audubon.org/a/montezuma-bird-watching-tour-4321 (<-- to register)

Saturday, April 3
1:00 PM -3:30 PM

Spring is here and the birds are returning! Come along as we explore some popular birding hot spots and look and listen for signs of spring. Participants will drive their own vehicle and receive a conference call phone number to hear the Audubon educator narrate the tour and ask questions between stops. Guests are welcome to get out of their vehicles at each stop so facial coverings will be required, and we will follow physical distancing guidelines. Bring your binoculars and camera to capture images of the beautiful habitats and wildlife. This tour is funded in part through the generous support of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor.

Have a great weekend!
Alyssa


--
Alyssa Johnson
Environmental Educator
315.365.3588

Montezuma Audubon Center
PO Box 187
2295 State Route 89
Savannah, NY 13146
Montezuma.audubon.org
Pronouns: She, Her, Hers


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Date: 4/2/21 6:00 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] NPR Fresh Air interview with Scott Weidensaul
Good stuff!!
https://www.npr.org/2021/03/29/982232107/naturalist-traces-the-astounding-flyways-of-migratory-birds
<https://www.npr.org/2021/03/29/982232107/naturalist-traces-the-astounding-flyways-of-migratory-birds>


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Date: 4/1/21 6:48 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] New York Breeding Bird Atlas Year 2—join the fun!
Dear Birders,

Thank you for being a part of the New York birding community. Your
checklists power research and conservation throughout the state and beyond,
and 2021 brings another great way to enjoy birds: the third New York
Breeding Bird Atlas <https://ebird.org/atlasny/home>!

WHAT IS A BREEDING BIRD ATLAS?

Breeding Bird Atlases (or BBAs) are dedicated efforts to understand the
populations of breeding birds in a specific region. The information
collected is invaluable for guiding bird conservation. In New York, the
atlas runs for 5 years (2020-2024), and year 2 is beginning now!

HOW CAN YOU JOIN THE FUN?

All you have to do is go birding and report your sightings to eBird. The NY
BBA III is fully integrated with eBird, so with a couple minor changes,
you're essentially already atlasing!

There are three things to keep in mind to be a part of the atlas:

1.

Follow the ‘block’ system. Atlas data are collected within 'atlas blocks
<https://ebird.org/atlasny/about/atlas-blocks>'squares that are ~3mi x
3mi in size: if you reach the edge of a block, make sure to stop your
checklist and start a new one.
2.

Understanding breeding codes is key. The goal of the atlas is to
document breeding behaviors using specific breeding codes
<https://ebird.org/atlasny/about/breeding-behaviors>.
3.

Set your eBird portal to the NY BBA III. Once you understand breeding
codes and the block boundaries, you just need to specifically tag your
lists as a part of the atlas—this is very easy, and we have a
walkthrough of the process here
<https://ebird.org/atlasny/about/submitting-data>.


QUESTIONS?

If you have any more questions, please come join the Atlas Year 2 Kick-off
<https://ebird.org/atlasny/news/atlas-year-2-kick-off-april-7th-630-pm>
event on 7 April from 6:30-8:30pm! This event will talk about the atlas
progress, goals, and what’s on tap for this year.

You can also check out atlas news <https://ebird.org/atlasny/home>,
upcoming events <https://ebird.org/atlasny/about/events>, and stay informed
by signing up for the atlas newsletter
<https://mailchi.mp/a6c58a33437d/nybbaiiisignup>.

We can’t wait to have you join the team of the more than 1780 atlasers who
have already contributed observations on over 200 breeding species
<https://ebird.org/atlasny/state/US-NY>. We’ll see you out there.

Happy birding,

Sue Barth, Andrea Patterson, and Gale VerHague—for the Atlas team
<https://ebird.org/atlasny/about/the-atlas-team>

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Date: 4/1/21 3:03 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (01 Apr 2021) 84 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 01, 2021
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 82 82 4547
Osprey 0 0 1
Bald Eagle 0 0 14
Northern Harrier 0 0 4
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 25
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 22
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 131
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 1 1 241
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 15
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 1 10
Merlin 0 0 8
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 2
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 84 84 5024
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:45:00
Observation end time: 13:00:00
Total observation time: 4.25 hours

Official Counter: Sue Barth

Observers:

Visitors:
Bruce Hoover


Weather:
A chilly day made even colder by the northerly winds. The one o'clock hour
(12:00 bird-time) brought some heavy snow that ended my time at the top of
the next hour since the next two hours were predicted to hold more of the
same.

Raptor Observations:
Surprisingly, 82 Turkey Vultures flew through with what appeared to be 1
migrating Red-tail. The two locals were in attendance. The immature made
a valiant effort to snag a starling off the lawn only 30 feet away from me
but missed, I'm sorry to say. A female kestrel was the only other raptor
to report.

Non-raptor Observations:
Flyovers included a Great Blue Heron, a few Canada Geese, and one
Double-crested Cormorant. Some Common Mergansers, a Ring-necked Duck, and
a pair of Bufflehead were good company back by the pond, which ended up
being the better location for the flight line.

My FOY Chipping Sparrow was foraging on the lawn near the pond and appears
to be right on time for the early arrivals of this species, according to
the <a href="http://dates.bosbirds.com" title="open the Migration Date
app">Migration Date App</a>.

As the last hour came to a close, a beautiful Red Fox showed up near the
pond but the snow was too heavy for photos, unfortunately.

<a href="https://ebird.org/checklist/S84556905" title="see the complete
eBird checklist for this count">Complete eBird checklist -></a>

Predictions:
Temperatures and winds are predicted to be about the same tomorrow but
without any precipitation in the mix, it should be a little better of a day
- but still on the light side. Saturday looks much better with the winds
shifting from the south again bringing warmer temperatures.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Sue Barth (<suebarth...>)


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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Date: 4/1/21 3:03 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (01 Apr 2021) 267 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 01, 2021
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 255 255 6873
Osprey 2 2 4
Bald Eagle 1 1 158
Northern Harrier 3 3 167
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 208
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 111
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 1 291
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 3 3 819
Rough-legged Hawk 1 1 65
Golden Eagle 0 0 12
American Kestrel 1 1 50
Merlin 0 0 10
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 5
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 267 267 8773
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 4.5 hours

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers:

Visitors:
2


Weather:
Overcast most of the day with strong northwest winds and occasional snow
squalls.

Raptor Observations:
Occasional groups of Turkey Vultures and small numbers of other migrants.
One red-shoulder and one rough-leg.

Non-raptor Observations:
2 Killdeer, 5 Bonaparte's Gulls, 2 Great Blue Herons, 20 Tree Swallows.

eBird: https://ebird.org/checklist/S84559453

Predictions:
Friday: Some morning clouds then mainly sunny. High 4C. Winds NW at
15-30km/h. Expect moderate migration.

Saturday: Partly cloudy then cloudy. High 10C. Winds WSW at 15-25km/h.
Expect moderate to good migration.

Sunday: Mix of sun and clouds. High 11C. Winds WNW at 10-15km/h. Expect
moderate migration.
========================================================================
Report submitted by David Brown (<davidebrownpa...>)
Braddock Bay information may be found at:
http://www.bbrr.org/


More site information at hawkcount.org: https://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=353
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Date: 4/1/21 6:16 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Local Osprey links
*PLEASE report any new Osprey nests in the Finger Lakes to Candace at
<cec222...> <cec222...>.*

*Thank you!*

*Keep track of our local ospreys by following:*


*All EYES ON O**SPREYS*

WATCH!

Salt Point Osprey Nest Cam 2021
<https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjfnE74qpNoi7nG3mfL-TIQ>



READ!
On Osprey Time—a blog on the Ospreys of Salt Point
<https://www.lansingrec.com/parks/20-salt-point/salt-point-articles/27-on-osprey-time>



VISIT!
Cayuga Lake Osprey Trail
<https://www.arcgis.com/apps/MapJournal/index.html?appid=fb09815967204bfc9386fe2d4d78f1b0>

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Date: 3/31/21 7:07 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay Hawk Watch March 2021 Summary Video
Lots of good and fun information!!
Thank you much, David!!!
The summary info makes trying to write monthly bird summaries much easier.Bob Spahn
On Wednesday, March 31, 2021, 07:53:17 PM EDT, Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> wrote:

We are now one third of the way through the Braddock Bay Hawk Watch 2021 season. I made a YouTube video comparing the March 2021 raptor totals to previous March totals: https://youtu.be/kBg6D0IlLl0
I have also been uploading daily miscellaneous videos from the hawk watch into a playlist: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLB8baxseGlb6Pg63QAA_FU2eD6mWf-f9o
I also made a playlist of my raptor identification videos that you can find here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLB8baxseGlb6RRJsup2alixBZpK-RdItU
You can find the totals for this March and all previous March totals on HawkCount: http://hawkcount.org/month_summary.php?rsite=353&ryear=2021&rmonth=03&sec=prevm
My brother Bobby and I also have an informational birding website called LycoBirds with many  articles, guides, and quizzes that you may like to check out: https://www.lycobirds.com/
Flock size estimator game: https://www.lycobirds.com/count4-letter alpha code guide and quiz: https://www.lycobirds.com/articles/bird-alpha-codesDaily bird ID quizzes: https://www.lycobirds.com/id-quiz/
Good birding!
David BrownBraddock Bay Hawk Watch Counter 2021
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Date: 3/31/21 4:53 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay Hawk Watch March 2021 Summary Video
We are now one third of the way through the Braddock Bay Hawk Watch 2021
season. I made a YouTube video comparing the March 2021 raptor totals to
previous March totals: https://youtu.be/kBg6D0IlLl0

I have also been uploading daily miscellaneous videos from the hawk watch
into a playlist:
https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLB8baxseGlb6Pg63QAA_FU2eD6mWf-f9o

I also made a playlist of my raptor identification videos that you can find
here:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLB8baxseGlb6RRJsup2alixBZpK-RdItU

You can find the totals for this March and all previous March totals on
HawkCount:
http://hawkcount.org/month_summary.php?rsite=353&ryear=2021&rmonth=03&sec=prevm

My brother Bobby and I also have an informational birding website called
LycoBirds with many articles, guides, and quizzes that you may like to
check out: https://www.lycobirds.com/

Flock size estimator game: https://www.lycobirds.com/count
4-letter alpha code guide and quiz:
https://www.lycobirds.com/articles/bird-alpha-codes
Daily bird ID quizzes: https://www.lycobirds.com/id-quiz/

Good birding!
David Brown
Braddock Bay Hawk Watch Counter 2021

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Date: 3/31/21 4:43 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Vitale Park Waterfowl - Bad Weather Brings Good Ducks
Hello,

It has been a challenging spring birding for waterfowl on Conesus Lake. It
seemed the Lake was slow to thaw and once it did, the temperatures shot up
into the 50's and 60's, encouraging every kind of human recreational
activity imaginable - motor boats, kayaks, SUP's and even a powered
parachute (much to my chagrin.) I would imagine this activity doesn't bode
well for wildlife and the ducks seemed scattered all over the place and of
course, always in between people's houses. Today's bad weather brought some
good luck.

This evening I checked out Vitale Park, which has been somewhat lackluster
lately and was fortunate to observe a nice variety of the usual March/April
species - horned grebe, red-breasted merganser, common merganser, lesser
scaup, greater scaup, redhead, bufflehead, as well as common loon and a
smattering of common goldeneye. I also saw rafts of aythya which were too
far out for identification - even with a scope. Maybe a tufted duck on the
horizon? The waters were calm for a change and the sun came out during the
last few moments of the day making for good visibility.

While the bufflehead don't breed here, the males were displaying almost
comical breeding behaviors, flying in low at each other and doing a little
head/neck bob, as were the common mergansers. There may be one lone pair
of common mergansers that actually breed on this Lake, as I've seen young
ones in the summer for the last couple of years at Vitale Park.

I probably wouldn't have gone out tonight, but saw a report of two Great
Egrets at the Midway Pond of the Conesus Inlet, seen this morning by John
and Bonny VanDerMeid. I observed one great egret before it took off for
parts unknown.

Happy birding,
Terry Bohling <terrybohling1956...>

Ebird checklists:

Midway Pond, Conesus Inlet
https://ebird.org/checklist/S84500410

Vitale Park
https://ebird.org/checklist/S84505641

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Date: 3/31/21 2:06 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (31 Mar 2021) Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 31, 2021
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 4465 4465
Osprey 0 1 1
Bald Eagle 0 14 14
Northern Harrier 0 4 4
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 25 25
Cooper's Hawk 0 22 22
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 131 131
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 240 240
Rough-legged Hawk 0 15 15
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 9 9
Merlin 0 8 8
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 2
Unknown Buteo 0 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 2 2
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 0 4940 4940
----------------------------------------------------------------------

(No count conducted today)



Weather:
Foggy, misty, drizzly, light rain, low overcast... I think that about
covers it for today's weather summary.
No count conducted.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:


Predictions:
National Weather Service says, "Snow likely, mainly after 11am. Cloudy,
with a high near 28. Northwest wind 13 to 16 mph. Chance of precipitation
is 60%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible."
Not the best forecast for a flight I'm afraid.
========================================================================
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.
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Date: 3/31/21 2:06 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (31 Mar 2021) 7 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 31, 2021
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 6618 6618
Osprey 0 2 2
Bald Eagle 0 157 157
Northern Harrier 4 164 164
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 208 208
Cooper's Hawk 0 111 111
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 290 290
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 816 816
Rough-legged Hawk 0 64 64
Golden Eagle 0 12 12
American Kestrel 3 49 49
Merlin 0 10 10
Peregrine Falcon 0 5 5
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 7 8506 8506
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 10:00:00
Total observation time: 2.5 hours

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers: Pat Martin

Visitors:
4


Weather:
Overcast with rain showers starting mid-morning. Southwest winds early then
NW winds with falling temperatures.

Raptor Observations:
A few Northern Harriers and American Kestrels. One group of 30 Turkey
Vultures that came up early then put back down without passing. One
Sharp-shinned Hawk seen hunting.

The final total of migrating raptors in March was 8,506 which is higher
than the average of the previous ten seasons March totals (6,267). Below I
have listed the species totals for March and what percent they are compared
to the 10-year average (100% indicates exactly the same as the average,
greater than 100% indicates above-average, less than 100% indicates
below-average).

Black Vulture - 0% (none seen, average is 2.5)
Turkey Vulture - 131%
Osprey - 77%
Bald Eagle - 333%
Northern Harrier - 189%
Sharp-shinned Hawk - 239%
Cooper's Hawk - 132%
Northern Goshawk - 0% (none seen, average is 1.8)
Red-shouldered Hawk - 96%
Red-tailed Hawk - 160%
Rough-legged Hawk - 180%
Golden Eagle - 200%
American Kestrel - 106%
Merlin - 143%
Peregrine Falcon - 156%
Total - 136%

From these percentages you can see that most species were above-average,
including some exceptional highlights such as Bald Eagles, Golden Eagles,
Sharp-shinned Hawks, Rough-legged Hawks, and Northern Harriers.


Non-raptor Observations:
4 Blue-winged Teal, 15 Bonaparte's Gulls, 17 Double-crested Cormorants, 4
Great Blue Herons, 2 Belted Kingfishers, Eastern Phoebe, 20 Tree Swallows,
Fox Sparrow, 50 Rusty Blackbirds.

eBird: https://ebird.org/checklist/S84476109

Predictions:
Thursday: Cloudy with morning snow showers. High 3C. Winds NW at 25-40km/h.
Expect light migration.

Friday: Sunny. High 4C. Winds NW at 25-40km/h. Expect light migration.

Saturday: Mix of sun and clouds then cloudy. High 10C. Winds WSW at
15-30km/h. Expect moderate migration.
========================================================================
Report submitted by David Brown (<davidebrownpa...>)
Braddock Bay information may be found at:
http://www.bbrr.org/


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Date: 3/31/21 2:06 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (30 Mar 2021) 45 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 30, 2021
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 40 4465 4465
Osprey 0 1 1
Bald Eagle 0 14 14
Northern Harrier 0 4 4
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 25 25
Cooper's Hawk 0 22 22
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 131 131
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 4 240 240
Rough-legged Hawk 0 15 15
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 9 9
Merlin 0 8 8
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 2
Unknown Buteo 1 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 2 2
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 45 4940 4940
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:15:00
Observation end time: 13:00:00
Total observation time: 3.75 hours

Official Counter: Bruce Chilton

Observers:

Visitors:
None.


Weather:
Warm. Basically bright sunshine, with a layer of high clouds gradually
creeping in fr0m the north, covering half the sky by the end of the
observation period. Basically warm, somewhat windy.

Raptor Observations:
Disappointing, considering the good weather, especially the favorable wind
direction. All TVs except for a very few buteos. Most birds were very high;
a few were low, easy to see.

Non-raptor Observations:
Not much. Occasionally an overflight by a very few starlings, crows, and
gulls.

Predictions:
Not good: gloomy, colder, with scattered showers.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bruce Chilton (<BChi314159...>)


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.
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Date: 3/30/21 6:19 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (30 Mar 2021) 2287 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 30, 2021
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 1980 6618 6618
Osprey 1 2 2
Bald Eagle 12 157 157
Northern Harrier 20 160 160
Sharp-shinned Hawk 69 208 208
Cooper's Hawk 18 111 111
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 17 290 290
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 153 816 816
Rough-legged Hawk 2 64 64
Golden Eagle 0 12 12
American Kestrel 12 46 46
Merlin 1 10 10
Peregrine Falcon 2 5 5
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 2287 8499 8499
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 18:00:00
Total observation time: 11 hours

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers: Ben Nelson, Bridget Watts, Greg Lawrence, Janis George,
Jessica George, Jim Miles, Jules Wagner, Lynn Bergmeyer,
Mike Gullo, Mike Tetlow, Nate Ukens, Pat Martin,
Shelly Rackovsky

Visitors:
50


Weather:
Clear with south winds in the morning. A thickening cloud layer throughout
the day as the winds shifted SSW and became stronger. Temperatures started
out just above freezing and reached a high of around 23C.

Raptor Observations:
The biggest day so far this season with nearly 2,300 raptors. The flight in
the morning was light to moderate but large numbers started moving in the
afternoon. Turkey Vultures made up the bulk of the flight with 1,980 total
for the day. Red-tailed Hawks made up the bulk of the Buteo flight with
more than 150. A moderate number of Red-shouldered Hawks with 17 and two
Rough-legged Hawks (one light and one dark). Accipiter numbers continue to
increase with 69 sharpies and 18 Coops. One Osprey towards the end of the
day. Twenty harriers. All three falcons with 12 kestrels, a merlin, and 2
peregrines. A dozen Bald Eagles but no Golden Eagles.

The Turkey Vulture flight was mostly on the lake side until late in the day
when there was a steady stream over the parkway until 6pm EST.

Non-raptor Observations:
2 Blue-winged Teal, 4 Pied-billed Grebes, 8 Sandhill Cranes, Common Loon,
10 Double-crested Cormorants, 10 Great Blue Herons, 2 Belted Kingfishers,
100 Horned Larks, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, 75 Tree Swallows, Barn
Swallow, 5 American Pipits, Lapland Longspur, 100 Rusty Blackbirds.

eBird: https://ebird.org/checklist/S84429213

Daily hawk watch videos on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/lycobirds

Predictions:
Wednesday: Winds SW in the early morning then switching to NW. Steady light
rain in the morning then afternoon showers. High 12C. If the rain holds off
long enough there might be some morning migration, but after that expect
light migration.

Thursday: Occasional snow showers. High 3C. Winds NW at 25-40km/h. Expect
light migration.

Friday: Mix of sun and clouds. High 4C. Winds NW at 25-40km/h. Expect light
migration.
========================================================================
Report submitted by David Brown (<davidebrownpa...>)
Braddock Bay information may be found at:
http://www.bbrr.org/


More site information at hawkcount.org: https://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=353
Count data submitted via Dunkadoo - Project info at:
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Date: 3/30/21 5:12 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Merlin
Taking an early morning walk down Roslyn Street in Rochester's 19th Ward, and a Merlin whipped by me at head level. Probably had its eyes on breakfast.

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Date: 3/30/21 4:49 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (29 Mar 2021) 124 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 29, 2021
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 110 4425 4425
Osprey 0 1 1
Bald Eagle 0 14 14
Northern Harrier 0 4 4
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 25 25
Cooper's Hawk 2 22 22
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 2 131 131
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 10 236 236
Rough-legged Hawk 0 15 15
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 9 9
Merlin 0 8 8
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 2 2
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 124 4895 4895
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Official Counter: Mike Zebehazy

Observers: Steve Kempf, Wendy Zebehazy

Visitors:
Steve Kempf; Bruce Hoover; Wendy Zebehazy


Weather:
Cold and overcast with bitter WNW sustained winds at 15 to 20 mph. Winds
changed to WSW about noon but the winds continued all day. Temperature
increased from 0 to 4 Celsius. The skies cleared a bit around noon then
clouded over again and finally cleared again for the last hour and a half.

Raptor Observations:
No raptors during the first hour. A few Turkey vultures and a couple of
Red-tails went through between 10:00am and 1:00pm. TVs picked up a bit
during the remainder of the count with the WSW wind and a little heat from
the greater amount of sunshine.

Non-raptor Observations:
Not much non-raptor movement.

Predictions:
Forecast calls for temperatures to be about 4C (40F) at 8am to about 19C
(64F) at 4pm with SSW winds at 15 to 25 mph - windy, but possibly a good
migration day.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Michael Zebehazy (<mzebehazy...>)


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.
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Date: 3/29/21 11:09 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] 2 Pine Grosbeaks, Buffalo
3-29-21, Buffalo -
2 Pine Grosbeak - Barbara found 1ad. m. & 1im. m. ~7pm at the NW end of the park & ride lot of the LaSalle subway station on Main St. opposite LaSalle Ave. Specifically they were very near the W. side of the day care center at the top of the stairs that comes up from the ball field. This is at the beginning of a rails-to-trails paved trail. 1 flew low to towards Main into the hedgerow & the other flew into the fenced in small marsh by the day care center. POST HERE FIRST IF YOU GET 'EM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Peter, Barbara
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Date: 3/29/21 3:03 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (29 Mar 2021) 124 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 29, 2021
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 110 4638 4638
Osprey 0 1 1
Bald Eagle 2 145 145
Northern Harrier 1 140 140
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 139 139
Cooper's Hawk 2 93 93
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 273 273
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 7 663 663
Rough-legged Hawk 0 62 62
Golden Eagle 0 12 12
American Kestrel 1 34 34
Merlin 0 9 9
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 3
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 124 6212 6212
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers:

Visitors:
3


Weather:
Cloudy in the morning then clear with strong WNW winds.

Raptor Observations:
A slow trickle of Turkey Vultures and small numbers of other expected
raptors.

Non-raptor Observations:
CHIMNEY SWIFT, Great Black-backed Gull, 10 Tree Swallows, Eastern
Meadowlark.

eBird: https://ebird.org/checklist/S84358744

Daily hawk watch videos on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/lycobirds

Predictions:
Tuesday: Sunny with a few afternoon clouds. High 21C. Winds S shifting SSW
at 15-30km/h. The day is still looking good overall. Blue skies will make
spotting more difficult. It would be better if the wind shifted more SW
rather than the forecast S shifting SSW, but it should be good enough. The
wind should be strong enough to prevent an afternoon lake breeze. This will
likely be one of the peak Turkey Vultures days and the day's total will
mostly depend how many are in position to pass us. Expect moderate to good
migration.

Wednesday: Occasional light rain. Morning high of 12C falling to 5C. Winds
SW shifting NW at 15-30km/h. Expect light migration.

Thursday: Windy with snow showers. High 2C. Winds NNW at 30-50km/h. Expect
light migration.

Saturday (April 3rd) has the potential to be a good day as well.
========================================================================
Report submitted by David Brown (<davidebrownpa...>)
Braddock Bay information may be found at:
http://www.bbrr.org/


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Date: 3/28/21 4:16 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (28 Mar 2021) 472 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 28, 2021
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 397 4528 4528
Osprey 1 1 1
Bald Eagle 2 143 143
Northern Harrier 21 139 139
Sharp-shinned Hawk 12 138 138
Cooper's Hawk 7 91 91
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 2 273 273
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 13 656 656
Rough-legged Hawk 4 62 62
Golden Eagle 0 12 12
American Kestrel 13 33 33
Merlin 0 9 9
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 3
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 472 6088 6088
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 5 hours

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers: Greg Lawrence

Visitors:
7


Weather:
The morning rain held off longer than expect. Mostly cloudy in the morning
with some brief periods of sun and moderate southerly winds that increased
and shifted SW. Afternoon rain paused the count for a few hours. After the
rain I came back out and had partly sunny skies and strong westerly winds.

Raptor Observations:
The morning raptor flight was low-altitude and steady. A big push in the
early afternoon ahead of the storm. More steady raptor migration at the end
of the day after the rain. Nearly 400 Turkey Vultures. The first Osprey of
the season. Decent numbers of harriers and Accips. Four Rough-legged Hawks
and 13 kestrels.

Non-raptor Observations:
Pied-billed Grebe, 12 Double-crested Cormorants, 10 Horned Larks, 45 Tree
Swallows, 7 American Pipits, 10 Common Redpolls, Lapland Longspur, Fox
Sparrow, Swamp Sparrow.

eBird:
https://ebird.org/checklist/S84291604
https://ebird.org/checklist/S84297848

Daily hawk watch videos on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/lycobirds

Predictions:
Monday: Sunny with strong winds. High 7C. Winds WNW at 30-50km/h gusting
65+km/h. Winds might be too strong for a big flight. Expect light to
moderate migration.

Tuesday: Sun with some clouds. High near 20C. Winds S shifting SW at
15-30km/h. Expect good migration!

Wednesday: Cloudy with showers. Morning high 11C falling to 5C. Winds W at
15-30km/h. Expect light to moderate migration.
========================================================================
Report submitted by David Brown (<davidebrownpa...>)
Braddock Bay information may be found at:
http://www.bbrr.org/


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Date: 3/28/21 2:32 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (28 Mar 2021) 43 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 28, 2021
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 42 4315 4315
Osprey 0 1 1
Bald Eagle 0 14 14
Northern Harrier 0 4 4
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 25 25
Cooper's Hawk 0 20 20
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 129 129
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 1 226 226
Rough-legged Hawk 0 15 15
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 9 9
Merlin 0 8 8
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 2 2
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 43 4771 4771
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 11:00:00
Total observation time: 2.5 hours

Official Counter: Fred Harrington

Observers:

Visitors:
none


Weather:
Day started with rain and mist off and on, temperatures of around 13 C, and
SW winds. The period of the count was conducted largely from 8:30 to 10:30
am while the precipitation ceased before restarting.

Raptor Observations:
The brief flight consisted of small groups of Turkey Vultures coming
through and one Red Tail. The local Cooper's Hawk hunted its way around the
cemetery. All observations were from Section H.

Non-raptor Observations:
none

Predictions:
Maybe better than today for a flight. Cooler, gusty, westerly winds, mostly
sunny and no precipitation.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Frederick Harrington (<harrinfe...>)


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.
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Date: 3/28/21 10:50 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hemlock Lake Birds
Thanks for posting this, Bill.

Judy
> On Mar 28, 2021, at 1:37 PM, Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> wrote:
>
> Hi all. Spurred on by yesterday’s eBird report of a Red Crossbill at the Hemlock Lake south boat launch by John and Karla Gordinier (with a nice photo), I went there this morning in high winds to see what I could find. Couldn’t hear much given the wind and no luck with crossbills, but there were 2 singing Pine Warblers present. Six species of ducks included 16 Green-winged Teal. The water level has come up some from the fall/winter low, but not by much.
>
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Date: 3/28/21 10:37 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hemlock Lake Birds
Hi all. Spurred on by yesterday’s eBird report of a Red Crossbill at the Hemlock Lake south boat launch by John and Karla Gordinier (with a nice photo), I went there this morning in high winds to see what I could find. Couldn’t hear much given the wind and no luck with crossbills, but there were 2 singing Pine Warblers present. Six species of ducks included 16 Green-winged Teal. The water level has come up some from the fall/winter low, but not by much.

Bill Howe
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Date: 3/28/21 6:43 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (27 Mar 2021) 281 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 27, 2021
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 241 4273 4273
Osprey 0 1 1
Bald Eagle 1 14 14
Northern Harrier 0 4 4
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 25 25
Cooper's Hawk 4 20 20
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 6 129 129
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 21 225 225
Rough-legged Hawk 0 15 15
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 2 9 9
Merlin 3 8 8
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 2 2
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 281 4728 4728
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:15:00
Total observation time: 7.25 hours

Official Counter: David Gordon

Observers: Jenny Bruce, Scott Diedrich

Visitors:
Jenny Gorecki and Scott Wiese stopped by for a brief visit. Jenny Bruce
and Scott Diedrich observed and helped with counting.



Weather:
The day started cool and damp with cloudy skies and adverse wind direction.
Conditions brightened by noon to encourage a fairly active and productive
count day. The sky cleared and the wind blew favorably and brought along
warm temperatures.


Raptor Observations:
The weather conditions delayed the flight start but the Turkey Vultures and
a good number of Red-tailed Hawks started flying by steadily at 11 EST.
Proportionally smaller numbers of other raptors flew past also.


Non-raptor Observations:
It was exciting to see a group of eight Great Blue Herons, flying in
formation, pass by. Three Sandhill Cranes, mixed in with Canada Geese,
looked awesome with great light falling on them. The day was accompanied
by the constant singing of the seasonal birds.


Predictions:
The March 28 forecast suggests rainy conditions throughout the day.

========================================================================
Report submitted by David Gordon (<dgordonphoto...>)


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.
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Date: 3/27/21 5:48 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (27 Mar 2021) 76 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 27, 2021
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 66 4131 4131
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 1 141 141
Northern Harrier 2 118 118
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 126 126
Cooper's Hawk 3 84 84
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 271 271
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 2 643 643
Rough-legged Hawk 1 58 58
Golden Eagle 0 12 12
American Kestrel 0 20 20
Merlin 1 9 9
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 3
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 76 5616 5616
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers: Bryce Robinson, Tanya Tan, Zhihui Zhang

Visitors:
20


Weather:
Overcast with light and variable winds in the morning. Increasingly sunny
in the late-afternoon with easterly winds.

Raptor Observations:
A slow stream of Turkey Vultures and small numbers of other expected
species. One Rough-legged Hawk and one Merlin.

Non-raptor Observations:
Pied-billed Grebe, 4 Killdeer, 7 Double-crested cormorants, 35 Tree
Swallows, Fox Sparrow, 2 Eastern Meadowlarks.

eBird: https://ebird.org/checklist/S84219993

Predictions:
Sunday: Periods of rain. Windy in the afternoon. High 15C. Winds SSE
shifting WSW at 30-50km/h. Good wind direction but rain and clouds could
prevent a flight. Hard to predict, but I wouldn't be surprised if some
vultures and hawks push through.

Monday: Sunny with strong winds. High 7C. Winds WNW at 30-50km/h. Expect
light migration.

Tuesday: Mostly sunny. High 19C. Winds S shifting SW at 15-30km/h. This is
the day to watch. Expect good migration!
========================================================================
Report submitted by David Brown (<davidebrownpa...>)
Braddock Bay information may be found at:
http://www.bbrr.org/


More site information at hawkcount.org: https://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=353
Count data submitted via Dunkadoo - Project info at:
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Date: 3/27/21 4:06 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Eastern Meadowlarks
I saw 2 Eastern Meadowlarks today while birdwatching on Nations Rd, Livingston County.
Lynne Parsons
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Date: 3/27/21 7:02 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] Snow Geese question...
Sorry but I forgot to mention that that Observation Tower overlooking the
Main Pool is at the Montezuma Refuge.
Sar

On Sat, Mar 27, 2021, 9:57 AM Peter Saracino <petersaracino...>
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> I'd try the Main Pool (as seen from the Observation Tower at the beginning
> of the Seneca Trail)(Wildlife Drive is closed till April 1st -road
> conditions permitting). The tower will at least give you a good view of the
> ccx expanse of the main pool.
> Next I'd try the north end of Cayuga Lake near the State Park. Start at
> the north end of Lower Lake Rd. (just off Rt 89 where it meets with E.
> Bayard Extension). Follow lower lake road south and thru the Park till it
> finally rejoins with Rt.89.
> Next I'd return to the Refuge and try Knox Marcellus/Puddlers Marsh as
> seen from the East Rd. overlook.
> Next I'd head down East Rd. till it joins Rt. 89 and take a right onto Rt.
> 89. Follow 89 till it meets Rt.31. Take a right onto Rt. 31 (heading east)
> and drive thru the "Mucklands".
> If not there, continue on 31E until you cross the bridge. Soon after you
> cross that bridge look for a road called Loop Rd. Take a left onto it and
> almost immediately on your left will be a DEC Unit (the name of which
> escapes me now).
> Good luck and don't lose heart. Finding them can be a real "Crap-shoot".
> Case in point: late one day recently there was an estimated 400,000 snow
> geese along Lower Lake Rd. I went down the very next morning to find NONE!!
> Good luck and happy hunting!
> Pete Sar
>
>
> On Sat, Mar 27, 2021, 9:02 AM Bird observations from western New York <
> <geneseebirds-l...> wrote:
>
>> Hello. I'm going to Montezuma tomorrow in search of Snow Geese. Could
>> the group give me ideas of which roads to drive down to see them best?
>> Phoebes are baaaack!
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Date: 3/27/21 7:01 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] Snow Geese question...
I'd try the Main Pool (as seen from the Observation Tower at the beginning
of the Seneca Trail)(Wildlife Drive is closed till April 1st -road
conditions permitting). The tower will at least give you a good view of the
ccx expanse of the main pool.
Next I'd try the north end of Cayuga Lake near the State Park. Start at
the north end of Lower Lake Rd. (just off Rt 89 where it meets with E.
Bayard Extension). Follow lower lake road south and thru the Park till it
finally rejoins with Rt.89.
Next I'd return to the Refuge and try Knox Marcellus/Puddlers Marsh as seen
from the East Rd. overlook.
Next I'd head down East Rd. till it joins Rt. 89 and take a right onto Rt.
89. Follow 89 till it meets Rt.31. Take a right onto Rt. 31 (heading east)
and drive thru the "Mucklands".
If not there, continue on 31E until you cross the bridge. Soon after you
cross that bridge look for a road called Loop Rd. Take a left onto it and
almost immediately on your left will be a DEC Unit (the name of which
escapes me now).
Good luck and don't lose heart. Finding them can be a real "Crap-shoot".
Case in point: late one day recently there was an estimated 400,000 snow
geese along Lower Lake Rd. I went down the very next morning to find NONE!!
Good luck and happy hunting!
Pete Sar


On Sat, Mar 27, 2021, 9:02 AM Bird observations from western New York <
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> Hello. I'm going to Montezuma tomorrow in search of Snow Geese. Could the
> group give me ideas of which roads to drive down to see them best?
> Phoebes are baaaack!
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Date: 3/27/21 6:02 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Snow Geese question...
Hello. I'm going to Montezuma tomorrow in search of Snow Geese. Could the
group give me ideas of which roads to drive down to see them best?
Phoebes are baaaack!

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Date: 3/26/21 5:13 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (26 Mar 2021) Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 26, 2021
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 3991 3991
Osprey 0 1 1
Bald Eagle 0 13 13
Northern Harrier 0 4 4
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 22 22
Cooper's Hawk 0 16 16
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 123 123
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 201 201
Rough-legged Hawk 0 15 15
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 7 7
Merlin 0 5 5
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 2 2
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 0 4403 4403
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 11:00:00
Total observation time: 2.5 hours

Official Counter: Jerry Thurn

Observers:

Visitors:
None, other than graveside memorial service at section J


Weather:
Heavy near horizontal rain until 10:00am, temperature drop to 6C, followed
by Beaufort 7 winds (32-38mph), including gusts to Beaufort 9.
Several evergreens lost their tops due to wind shear.

Raptor Observations:
No raptors were observed during the entire duration of watch. All official
counting took place at section H.

Non-raptor Observations:
Three Common Mergansers (2 males & 1 female) riding white-capped waves on
the small pond.

Predictions:
Buffalo Weather Service forecast, Cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly
sunny, with a high near 55F. Calm wind becoming southwest 5-7 mph in the
afternoon. This may produce a moderate flight of mixed species that were
forced down on Friday.
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Report submitted by Jerry Thurn (<geraldthurn...>)


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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Date: 3/26/21 11:41 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Osprey
First-of-year Osprey was observed at Allegany State Park, Red House area, on Wednesday, March 24, near a nest platform.

Tom Simmons
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Date: 3/26/21 10:36 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (26 Mar 2021) 41 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 26, 2021
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 37 4065 4065
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 0 140 140
Northern Harrier 0 116 116
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 126 126
Cooper's Hawk 1 81 81
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 271 271
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 1 641 641
Rough-legged Hawk 0 57 57
Golden Eagle 0 12 12
American Kestrel 2 20 20
Merlin 0 8 8
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 3
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 41 5540 5540
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 12:00:00
Total observation time: 3 hours

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers:

Visitors:
2


Weather:
A brief period of morning sun with light southwest winds. A fast-moving
thunderstorm with heavy rain then increasingly strong southwest winds and
drizzle. When a tree fell on the power lines and the fire department had to
come I decided it was time to leave.

Raptor Observations:
A few dozen turkey vultures pushed through early before the wind got too
strong. One Cooper's Hawk, one Red-tailed Hawk, and two American Kestrels.

Non-raptor Observations:
9 Killdeer, 5 Great Blue Herons, 3 Tree Swallows, 2 Eastern Meadowlarks.

eBird: https://ebird.org/checklist/S84130418

You can watch daily video updates from the hawk watch on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/c/LycoBirds/

Predictions:
Saturday: Partly cloudy. High 9C. Winds W shifting N at 10-15km/h. Expect
light migration.

Sunday: Rain showers with increasing afternoon winds. High 13C. Winds SW at
30-50km/h. Expect light migration.

Monday: Partly cloudy. High 7C. Winds WNW at 25-40km/h. Expect light
migration.
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Report submitted by David Brown (<davidebrownpa...>)
Braddock Bay information may be found at:
http://www.bbrr.org/


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Date: 3/25/21 10:32 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Still 2 Purple Sands...
3-19-21, Buffalo -
1 Merlin - singing in traditional nesting area.

3-21-21 -
Gyp Pond (Oakfield) -
22 Blue Geese
~25-30 Cackler
Kumf -
7 Sandhill
1+ Shoveler
11 Blue
10 Snow
1 Ross's x Snow - apparently. Didn't study carefully. Maybe same one Joel had to the NNW on 3-23 on Johnson Creek Rd.
~120 Swan
Cayuga -
1 Yellowlegs - Greater(?)
20+ GW Teal
Owen Bartel -
Lots of Peepers &...

3-22-21, Tifft
1 Fox Sparrow - at S. Blind - probably not John's overwinterer.

3-25-21 -
2 Purple - again very close & long views - closest ~15' eating Zebra Mussels. Each called 2x+. Hopefully they'll remember how good musseling is here next year. Just the slightest touch of color remains on some feather edges of at least one.

Peter
<henyoe131...>

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Date: 3/25/21 5:40 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Peepers
I know they are not birds but they are definitely a harbinger of Spring and weather getting warmer. I heard Spring Peepers in a wet area on our land. They sounded quite numerous. Also, two Common Redpolls have been visiting here in Conesus on Federal Rd. A first I have ever seen here in the past 16 years.
Annie O’Reilly

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Date: 3/25/21 5:33 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (25 Mar 2021) 935 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 25, 2021
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 731 4028 4028
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 16 140 140
Northern Harrier 10 116 116
Sharp-shinned Hawk 36 126 126
Cooper's Hawk 15 80 80
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 27 271 271
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 93 640 640
Rough-legged Hawk 2 57 57
Golden Eagle 1 12 12
American Kestrel 4 18 18
Merlin 0 8 8
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 3
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 935 5499 5499
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Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers: Bridget Watts, Daena Ford, Dominic Sherony, Greg Lawrence,
Janis George, Jim Miles, Kyle Gage, Lynn Bergmeyer,
Mike Tetlow, Nate Ukens, Pat Martin, Rosemary Reilly

Visitors:
60


Weather:
Clear skies in the morning with strong southwest winds. A high cloud layer
moved in throughout the day as the winds shifted west. A sudden shift to
north winds at 2:20pm EST that ended the flight.

Raptor Observations:
Good migration overall but maybe disappointing for those with high
expectations. The flight was mostly high and over the mouth of the bay so
we didn't get many great looks at birds. Highlights included 731 Turkey
Vultures, 16 Bald Eagles, and 93 Red-tailed Hawks. One immature Golden
Eagle and two light-morph Rough-legged Hawks.

Non-raptor Observations:
3 Tundra Swans, Blue-winged Teal, 2 Sandhill Cranes, 11 Killdeer, 5
Double-crested Cormorants, Eastern Phoebe, 2 Tree Swallows, 75 Common
Redpolls, 3 Eastern Meadowlarks, 5 Rusty Blackbirds.

eBird: https://ebird.org/checklist/S84091171

Predictions:
Friday: Steady morning rain. Windy with showers in the afternoon. Morning
high of 16C falling to 6C. Winds SW at 40-55km/h gusting to 80km/h.
Probably too much rain and wind for any real flight. Expect minimal
migration.

Saturday: Intervals of clouds and sun. High 9C. Winds NNW at 10-15km/h.
Expect light to moderate migration.

Sunday: Periods of rain. Winds SW at 30-50km/h. Good wind direction but
rain will probably prevent a flight.
========================================================================
Report submitted by David Brown (<davidebrownpa...>)
Braddock Bay information may be found at:
http://www.bbrr.org/


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Date: 3/25/21 5:33 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (25 Mar 2021) 549 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 25, 2021
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 526 3991 3991
Osprey 0 1 1
Bald Eagle 0 13 13
Northern Harrier 0 4 4
Sharp-shinned Hawk 4 22 22
Cooper's Hawk 1 16 16
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 2 123 123
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 13 201 201
Rough-legged Hawk 0 15 15
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 2 7 7
Merlin 0 5 5
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 1 2 2
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 549 4403 4403
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Sue Barth

Observers: Alec Humann

Visitors:
Alec Humann, Scott Diedrich


Weather:
52°F (14.44C), clear and sunny, SW 9mph winds, to start. Temps reached
64°F (17.78C) by the last hour with hazy skies. Winds varied from SW to W
to WSW, peaking at 17mph around 1pm.

Raptor Observations:
Not nearly the flight we were expecting given the weather predictions. We
had a moderate flight of TVs tallying over 500, 13 Red-tailed Hawks, 2
Red-shouldereds, 1 Cooper's Hawk, 4 Sharp-shinned, and 2 American Kestrels.
The raptors stayed quite high most of the day with just a few exceptions.
At one point, we switched to section H, only to quickly return to the front
when Alec spotted a large group of TVs heading over that area.

Non-raptor Observations:
3 Great Blue Herons, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, a pair of Northern Flickers
that engaged in a lovely courtship display, Tree Swallow, an Eastern Phoebe
spotted by Alec, and an Eastern Meadowlark on the front lawn.<br /><br /><a
href="https://ebird.org/atlasny/checklist/S84077652" title="eBird
Checklist">eBird Checklist »</a>

Predictions:
High wind warnings are in effect for tomorrow and, coupled with the
predicted rain, the day will most likely result in a wash out. Saturday
looks good.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Sue Barth (<suebarth...>)


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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Date: 3/25/21 1:38 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Eastern Phoebe
While I was out riding my motorcycle today I stopped at  the County Rd 12 scenic overlook in Naples and heard (but couldn't see) my first Eastern Phoebe of the season.  
Happy birding, all!
Lynne Parsons
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Date: 3/24/21 6:38 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (24 Mar 2021) 728 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 24, 2021
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 711 3465 3465
Osprey 0 1 1
Bald Eagle 0 13 13
Northern Harrier 0 4 4
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 18 18
Cooper's Hawk 1 15 15
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 121 121
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 12 188 188
Rough-legged Hawk 0 15 15
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 5 5
Merlin 0 5 5
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 1 2 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 728 3854 3854
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Jim Landau

Observers: Peter Yoerg

Visitors:
Peter Yoerg arrived late in the day.
Please note that although the days are longer the sign on the front gate at
Lakeside Cemetery says that it closes at 5pm.


Weather:
The morning started out rainy, overcast and windy. By afternoon clouds had
broken up a bit, the wind died down and the temps rose steadily.

Raptor Observations:
The first hour of the count was conducted from the "Field of Valor" drive,
just inside the gates. With the flight farther to the west the rest of the
count was conducted from Section H. A healthy flight of turkey vultures
with a very low sprinkling of other species. By the final hours of the
count the flight was even farther west, likely hugging the lake shore and
gaining altitude as the afternoon progressed.
An adult bald eagle, a merlin, a Cooper's Hawk, and a few red-tails all
appeared to be local residents.

Non-raptor Observations:
A light sprinkling of migrant blackbirds. One herring gull and 4 pintails.

Predictions:
National Weather Service calls for, "Partly sunny, with a high near 67.
Southwest wind 7 to 13 mph." Expect more turkey vultures and maybe a better
mix of other raptors.
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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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Date: 3/24/21 6:38 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (24 Mar 2021) 1932 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 24, 2021
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 1671 3297 3297
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 19 124 124
Northern Harrier 31 106 106
Sharp-shinned Hawk 48 90 90
Cooper's Hawk 12 65 65
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 46 244 244
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 92 547 547
Rough-legged Hawk 8 55 55
Golden Eagle 1 11 11
American Kestrel 3 14 14
Merlin 0 8 8
Peregrine Falcon 1 3 3
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 1932 4564 4564
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 10:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers: Ed Sailer, Greg Lawrence, Jim Miles

Visitors:
10


Weather:
Morning rain delayed the start of the count a few hours. Overcast in the
late morning then clearing throughout the afternoon. Winds mostly
southeasterly.

Raptor Observations:
By far the best day so far this season. We had nearly as many migrants
today as we had had the entire season up to today.

After the rain cleared a few groups of turkey vultures, northern harriers,
and Accipiters began to migrate. Migration drastically increased during the
2pm EST hour when over 1,200 turkey vultures migrated through in large
groups with other raptors mixed in. Bald Eagle migration was excellent in
the late-afternoon with a total of 19 for the day. One immature golden
eagle and 8 rough-legged hawks. One adult peregrine falcon. Northern
harrier and Accipiter migration continue to increase. The flight was
relatively high in the afternoon but mostly overhead.



Non-raptor Observations:
23 Killdeer, Great Black-backed Gull, Common Raven, 40 Horned Larks, 10
Tree Swallows, Barn Swallow, 10 Common Redpolls, 6 Eastern Meadowlarks, 10
Rusty Blackbirds.

eBird: https://ebird.org/checklist/S84037025

(I also confirmed the Red Crossbills (16+) at Frisbee Hill Park this
morning with photos: https://ebird.org/checklist/S83994384)

Predictions:
Thursday: A mix of sun and clouds early, then cloudy later. High near 20C.
Winds SW at 15-25km/h through early-afternoon then shifting W and
eventually NW by the end of the day. Great conditions in the morning
through early afternoon. The longer the wind stays SW, the better. No lake
breeze is forecast but that's always a possibility when the winds are
relatively light and could push the flight inland. We are entering the peak
of turkey vulture migration and hopefully there are plenty to come
following today's strong flight. Expect good migration!

Friday: Windy with showers and thunderstorms in the morning then overcast.
Morning high of 16C falling to 7C. Winds SW at 40-55km/h occasionally
gusting stronger. Wind direction remains favorable but rain, clouds, and
strong winds could keep the totals lower.

Saturday: Partly cloudy. High 9C. Winds W shifting NW at 10-15km/h. Expect
moderate migration.
========================================================================
Report submitted by David Brown (<davidebrownpa...>)
Braddock Bay information may be found at:
http://www.bbrr.org/


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Count data submitted via Dunkadoo - Project info at:
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Date: 3/23/21 6:25 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Good birds and new for year past two days - 3/22-23/21
Island Cottage Woods seemed dead yesterday, but a bit of spishing and a few year birds just a short way in. LOTS of Song Sparrows moving at the edge.
Island Cottage Woods - Lake Plains side, Monroe, New York, US
Mar 22, 2021 9:50 AM - 10:10 AM
Bob Spahn, <rspahn...>: Traveling
0.2 mile(s)
Checklist Comments:    Quick look at start of first trail to bench. Some time on bench spishing.
13 species

Canada Goose  20
Ring-billed Gull  6
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Downy Woodpecker  2
Blue Jay  3
American Crow  4
Black-capped Chickadee  10
Golden-crowned Kinglet  2
Brown Creeper  1
Hermit Thrush  1
Fox Sparrow  1
Song Sparrow  14
Red-winged Blackbird  6

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/checklist/S83965782
    Today Sue and I headed west to Hamlin Beach for a walk. On signs on the Parkway out past Lighthouse Rd., first an Eastern Phoebe and a mile of so later a Snowy Owl.
Song Sparrows all over the place. A few Red-necked Grebes off the boat launch near the Yanty Creek trailhead.
Sign - North Ave  259  1/2 Mile, Monroe, New York, US
Mar 23, 2021 10:40 AM
Protocol: Incidental
Checklist Comments:    Headed W on Lake Ontario Parkway. Spotted white raptor perched on road sign ahead. As we got closer, Snowy Owl fairly heavily marked with black streaks and bars . Stopped back a bit for photos (through windshield, a bit blurry). Bird not disturbed by us and in place when we left. Called back to hawk watch to alert others.  Photo is Sue's.
1 species

Snowy Owl  1

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/checklist/S83967411

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (https://ebird.org/home)

Hamlin Beach - Yanty Crk Trail short, Monroe, New York, US
Mar 23, 2021 10:55 AM - 12:05 PM
Bob & Sue Spahn, <rspahn...>: Traveling
0.25 mile(s)
Checklist Comments:    Sue and I walked back to the board walk and back. Pretty quiet. I scoped the lake from the bench at the boat launch while we had a sandwich for lunch.
29 species

Snow Goose  7
Canada Goose  19
Long-tailed Duck  40
Bufflehead  1
Common Goldeneye  8
Red-breasted Merganser  108
Horned Grebe  4
Red-necked Grebe  28
Mourning Dove  1
Killdeer  1
Ring-billed Gull  30
Herring Gull  8
Common Loon  1
Northern Harrier  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Downy Woodpecker  2
Pileated Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  1
American Crow  1
Black-capped Chickadee  7
White-breasted Nuthatch  3
Eastern Bluebird  3
American Robin  4
Dark-eyed Junco  1
White-throated Sparrow  1
Song Sparrow  13
Red-winged Blackbird  2
Common Grackle  1
Northern Cardinal  7

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Date: 3/23/21 5:53 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (23 Mar 2021) 533 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 23, 2021
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 441 1626 1626
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 1 105 105
Northern Harrier 10 75 75
Sharp-shinned Hawk 8 42 42
Cooper's Hawk 11 53 53
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 27 198 198
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 31 455 455
Rough-legged Hawk 3 47 47
Golden Eagle 0 10 10
American Kestrel 0 11 11
Merlin 1 8 8
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 2
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 533 2632 2632
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: David Brown

Observers: Bridget Watts, Cindy Kindle, Greg Lawrence, Janis George,
Kent Millham, Nate Ukens, Pat Martin, Shelly Rackovsky

Visitors:
20


Weather:
Sunny in the morning then a thin layer of cirrus clouds that thickened
throughout the day. Light southerly winds early that switched to a
northeast lake breeze at 10am EST. Moved to Frisbee Hill around 10:30am
EST.

Raptor Observations:
A few early groups of Turkey Vultures then a handful of Buteos and Accips
before the winds shifted, including 3 Rough-legged Hawks. At Frisbee Hill
there was a steady flow of Turkey Vultures, Red-tailed Hawks, and
Red-shouldered Hawks. Flight ended around 3pm EST as the sky became
overcast.

Non-raptor Observations:
East Spit (6:15-7:30am EST): Mallard x American Black Duck hybrid,
Bonaparte's Gull, Brown Creeper, 33 Common Redpolls, 22 Song Sparrows, 3
Rusty Blackbirds.
https://ebird.org/checklist/S83971540

Hawk Platform (7:40-10:15am EST): 9 Killdeer, 4 Great Blue Herons, 4 Tree
Swallows, 23 Common Redpolls, Eastern Meadowlark, 5 Rusty Blackbirds.
https://ebird.org/checklist/S83971088

Frisbee Hill (10:30am-3pm EST): 3 Sandhill Cranes, 35 Common Redpolls, 20
Red Crossbills, Rusty Blackbird.
https://ebird.org/checklist/S83971496

Predictions:
Wednesday: Morning showers then cloudy. High 19C. Winds SSE at 15-30km/h.
Winds are decent but seems there won't be much sun. Hard to predict the
raptor migration, but doesn't take much for turkey vultures to push through
this time of year.

Thursday: Mix of sun and clouds then cloudy. High 20C. Winds SW shifting W
at 15-25km/h. I hope you like Turkey Vultures. Expect good migration!

Friday: Periods of rain. Windy in the afternoon. Morning high of 14C
falling to 7-9C. Winds SE shifting SW shifting W at 30-50km/h. Could be an
interesting day as favorable winds are countered by rain and gloom.
========================================================================
Report submitted by David Brown (<davidebrownpa...>)
Braddock Bay information may be found at:
http://www.bbrr.org/


More site information at hawkcount.org: https://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=353
Count data submitted via Dunkadoo - Project info at:
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Date: 3/23/21 11:08 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Fox Sparrow, Common Redpoll
Common Redpolls continue daily at my feeders in Ontario NY, in varying numbers. Yesterday, a lovely Fox Sparrow was in the leaf litter near a feeder. And I hear American Woodcocks almost every evening. Love this time of year!

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Date: 3/23/21 9:32 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Common Raven; probable Wild Turkey
Yesterday at Taylor Marsh north of Honeoye, NY at about 5:00 PM, I saw a raven fly over.
This morning about 10:30, I was walking north along Wellington St. in Rochester's 19th Ward after receiving my second dose of the Moderna vaccine, when a very large brown bird silently glided past me a few feet above the street, landing in a yard about a half block away. I only was able to briefly observe it from the rear but was most likely a turkey. I have encountered them in the nearby Genesee Valley Park in the past and once, years ago, a hen by St. Mary's Hospital. All of these observations were in the spring. I walked around a couple of blocks but did not see it again. Probably kept running after it landed.

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Date: 3/23/21 5:34 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hemlock Birds Yesterday
I had some interesting birds from the yard yesterday. It started with a
singing Field Sparrow as I was putting out the feeders. My earliest
arrival date for it over the previous six springs was 6 April. During a
break after lunch I watched the sky for a while, and the first bird I saw
overhead was a Peregrine Falcon high up heading north. Soon after that a
male Common Merganser flew over. Not unusual in the area of course but it
was yard bird #143. Still awaiting my FOS Phoebe and Fox Sparrow.

Bill Howe
whhowe60@gmail,com

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Date: 3/23/21 4:28 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (22 Mar 2021) 869 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 22, 2021
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 801 2440 2440
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 2 13 13
Northern Harrier 1 4 4
Sharp-shinned Hawk 5 17 17
Cooper's Hawk 3 14 14
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 27 120 120
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 28 175 175
Rough-legged Hawk 0 15 15
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 4 4
Merlin 1 5 5
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 869 2810 2810
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Mike Zebehazy

Observers: Carol Lukazewski, Peter Yoerg, Steve Kempf, Wendy Zebehazy

Visitors:
Steve Kempf, Carol Lukasewski, Wendy Zebehazy, Peter Yoerg, Tim Lenz, and
Keith Ahrens.


Weather:
Clear and sunny all day. Temperature rose from 8C to 17C. Winds were
moderate in the morning from the SSE shifting to WNW in the afternoon.
Humidity decreased throughout the day from 48% to 20% making for a very dry
afternoon. Barometric Pressure also decreased from 30.32 to 30.21.

Raptor Observations:
The first hours with SSE winds kept the migration closer to the lake but
the birds shifted inland as winds shifted to WNW. The morning watch was
spent at Section H in the cemetery and moved to the entry road site in the
afternoon. Turkey vultures dominated, as expected, with a good flight of
Red-shoulders, especially in the morning. Sparse numbers of other species
were scattered throughout the day.

Non-raptor Observations:
Many hundreds of passerines moved through including one Common redpoll,
heard as it flew over. The Northern shrike observed several time over the
last few days made an appearance for several minutes between 2 and 3 PM
EDT. Other migrants included a couple of Great Blue herons and a Common
raven.

Predictions:
Tuesday's weather looks to be about the same as today's with SSE winds in
the morning becoming more S and then SW later. However, the winds at the
watch often tend to be not quite what the weather apps indicate. This seems
especially true early in the season when the lake still has plenty of ice.
Monday's afternoon breeze was WNW all afternoon even though weather apps
indicated SW winds.
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Report submitted by Michael Zebehazy (<mzebehazy...>)


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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