WNY Dial-a-Bird 31 Jan 2002
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Thu Jan 31 21:13:31 EST 2002
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L. Black-b. Gull
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Compiler: David F. Suggs (dfsuggs at localnet.com)
Coverage: Western New York and adjacent Ontario
Transcriber: David F. Suggs
Announcer: Debra B. Suggs
Thursday, January 31, 2002
Dial-a-Bird is a service provided by your Buffalo Museum of
Science and this answering system was donated by the Buffalo
Ornithological Society. Press (2) to leave a message, (3)
for updates, meeting and field trip information and (4) for
instructions on how to report sightings and use this system.
To contact the Science Museum, call 896-5200.
Highlights of reports received January 24 through January 31
from the Niagara Frontier Region include TOWNSEND'S
SOLITAIRE, KING EIDER and TURKEY VULTURE.
The TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE is still being found at Bond Lake
County Park in the Town of Lewiston, along the dirt road
south of Dickersonville Road, just east of Blacknose Spring
January 27, an immature KING EIDER was reported on Lake
Ontario at Dietz Road, on the east side of Four Mile Creek
State Park in the Town of Porter. The eider was among
hundreds of GREATER SCAUP and WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS and 3
SURF SCOTERS. Along Dietz Road, which is off Route 18, 4
EASTERN BLUEBIRDS and 2 WHITE-W. CROSSBILLS.
Also on Lake Ontario, at Wilson Harbor, 2 RED-THROATED LOONS
flying by, D.-CREST. CORMORANT, hundreds of WHITE-
WINGED SCOTERS and 2 SURF SCOTERS.
The HARLEQUIN DUCK reported last week at the Bird Island
Pier in Buffalo was not found or reported this week, though
it may be lingering in the area. On the 28th at the pier,
highlights were REDHEAD, 20 RING-NECKED DUCKS, HOODED
MERGANSER, RUDDY DUCK, LITTLE GULL and L. BLACK-B. GULL.
Some very early TURKEY VULTURES passed through the region
during the mild weather earlier this week. January 26, a
TURKEY VULTURE over Franklin Street in Lancaster and on the
27th, another over Dickersonville Road in Lewiston.
A total of five MERLINS were found on the UB Main Street
Campus in Buffalo this week.
From the Niagara River, a CALIFORNIA GULL continues to be
found roosting on the Robert Moses Power Plant, seen from
the Beck overlook in Ontario. Also at the overlook, several
ICELAND GULLS and L. BLACK-B. GULLS. At the falls, 2
GLAUCOUS GULLS below the control gates and at Dufferine
Islands, 3 WOOD DUCKS and a GREEN-WINGED TEAL. At Queenston,
3 LITTLE GULLS.
Other reports this week - In Fort Erie, Ontario, 4 ROUGH-
LEGGED HAWKS near the airport at Sodom Road. From the
Southern Tier, in the Jamestown area, a RED-SHOULDERED HAWK
in Celeron. In Amherst, a GREAT HORNED OWL has been heard
calling several nights during January in the Eggertsville
area. SNOWY OWL at the Niagara Falls airport off Niagara
Falls Blvd. Earlier this month, a NOR. SAW-WHET OWL was seen
taking a mouse on Klein Road in East Amherst. And at Sinking
Ponds in East Aurora, a RUSTY BLACKBIRD, plus COOPER'S HAWK,
EASTERN BLUEBIRD and SONG SPARROW.
Dial-a-Bird will be updated Thursday evening, February 7.
Please call in your sightings by noon Thursday. You may
report sightings after the tone. Thank you for calling and
reporting to Dial-a-Bird.
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