WNY Dial-a-Bird 14 Feb 2002

D Suggs dfsuggs at localnet.com
Thu Feb 14 19:45:07 EST 2002


- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 02/14/2002
* NYBU0202.14
- Birds mentioned
  
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  may be shared via the DAB telephone update 
  system, and submit email contributions directly 
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  BALD EAGLE
  RED-SHOULDERED HAWK
  TURKEY VULTURE
  TUNDRA SWAN
  Pied-billed Grebe
  Great Blue Heron
  Redhead
  White-winged Scoter
  Hooded Merganser
  Northern Harrier
  Merlin
  Little Gull
  Short-eared Owl
  Red-headed Wdpkr.
  Northern Shrike
  Horned Lark
  Tufted Titmouse
  Northern Mockingbird
  Snow Bunting
  Common Grackle
  Brown-headed Cowbird
  Common Redpoll

- Transcript
  Hotline: Dial-a-Bird at the Buffalo Museum of Science
  Date:             02/14/2002
  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

  Thursday, February 14, 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 February 7 through February 
  14 from the Niagara Frontier Region include BALD EAGLE, RED-
  SHOULDERED HAWK, TURKEY VULTURE and TUNDRA SWAN. 

  BALD EAGLE activity has picked up in the region. At the 
  Allegany Reservoir in the Town of Cold Spring in Cattaraugus 
  County, BALD EAGLES are on nest, apparently incubating eggs 
  already. At Navy Island, in the upper Niagara River, up to 6 
  BALD EAGLES, including 1 adult and 5 subadults, were 
  observed on February 8 from the new eagle observation 
  parking area at the north end of West River Parkway on Grand 
  Island. Nearby at Motor Island and Strawberry Island, off 
  the south end of Grand Island, an adult and subadult BALD 
  EAGLE have also been reported several days. 

  RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS were reported at two locations this 
  week - February 8 over Cazenovia Creek in West Seneca and 
  February 11 and 12 in a yard on Beech Tree Road in the Town 
  of Ashford. 

  In the Lake Ontario Plains, February 13, a TURKEY VULTURE 
  was reported near the power plant in the Town of Somerset. 

  The first movements of TUNDRA SWANS was noted on February 
  13, when 2 TUNDRA SWANS arrived at the Bird Road Swamp in 
  the Town of Machias in Cattaraugus County. 

  February 9, in the Town of Porter, along Dickersonville 
  Road, 3 SHORT-EARED OWLS, 7 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 12 HORNED 
  LARKS and 65 COMMON REDPOLLS. February 8, a MERLIN was 
  reported at an unfamiliar location - Cazenovia Golf Course. 

  Other reports this week - PIED-BILLED GREBE and a REDHEAD at 
  Morgan's Point in Wainfleet, Ontario. 46 GREAT BLUE HERONS 
  on Motor Island. On Lake Ontario off Four Mile Creek State 
  Park in Porter, over 200 WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS. 4 HOODED 
  MERGANSERS along the West River Parkway on Grand Island. 
  NORTHERN SHRIKE along Green Acres Road in Clarence. At Fort 
  Niagara State Park in Porter, 2 RED-HEADED WDPKRS., 2 TUFTED 
  TITMICE and 4 NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRDS plus 2 LITTLE GULLS. 
  SNOW BUNTING in Salamanca. 3 COMMON GRACKLES in Buffalo and 
  at a feeder in Tonawanda, up to 39 BROWN-HEADED COWBIRDS.  

  Dial-a-Bird will be updated Thursday evening, February 21. 
  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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