WNY Dial-a-Bird 31 Jan 2002

D Suggs dfsuggs at localnet.com
Thu Jan 31 21:13:31 EST 2002


- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 01/31/2002
* NYBU0201.31
- Birds mentioned
 
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  TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE
  KING EIDER
  TURKEY VULTURE
  Red-throated Loon
  D.-crest. Cormorant
  Wood Duck
  Green-winged Teal
  Redhead
  Ring-necked Duck
  Greater Scaup
  Surf Scoter
  White-winged Scoter
  Hooded Merganser
  Ruddy Duck
  Cooper's Hawk
  Red-shouldered Hawk
  Rough-legged Hawk
  Merlin
  Little Gull
  California Gull
  Iceland Gull
  L. Black-b. Gull
  Glaucous Gull
  Great Horned Owl
  Snowy Owl
  Nor. Saw-whet Owl
  Eastern Bluebird
  Song Sparrow
  Rusty Blackbird
  White-w. Crossbill

- Transcript
  Hotline: Dial-a-Bird at the Buffalo Museum of Science
  Date:             01/31/2002
  Number:           716-896-1271
  To Report:        Same
  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 
  Road. 

  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. 

- End Transcript
D Suggs <dfsuggs at localnet.com>



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