WNY Dial-a-Bird 14 Feb 2002
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Hotline: Dial-a-Bird at the Buffalo Museum of Science
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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
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.
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