WNY Dial-a-Bird 28 Feb 2002
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GR. WHITE-FR. GOOSE
SMITH'S LONGSPUR [out of region]
American Black Duck
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
Announcer: Debra B. Suggs
Thursday, February 28, 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 21 through February
28 from the Niagara Frontier Region include TOWNSEND'S
SOLITAIRE, GR. WHITE-FR. GOOSE and out of the region,
The elusive TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE at Bond Lake County Park in
Lewiston was found again on February 23. The solitaire was
briefly seen near the abandoned house to the southeast of
its usual location - the dirt road that runs south into the
park off Dickersonville Road.
In the Iroquois Refuge, February 24, a GR. WHITE-FR. GOOSE
was reported at Cayuga Pool along with 400 CANADA GEESE, 20
TUNDRA SWANS and numbers of AMERICAN WIGEON, AMERICAN BLACK
DUCK, MALLARD, NORTHERN PINTAIL, RING-NECKED DUCK and COMMON
MERGANSERS. SNOW GEESE were also noted this week - several
in the Tonawanda Management Area and a flock of 60 over East
Nesting BALD EAGLES were reported in the Iroquois Refuge
area at Cayuga Pool and another pair with a subadult helper
can be seen from the tower at Oxbow Marsh in the Oak Orchard
Just to the west of the BOS region on the Niagara Peninsula,
the SMITH'S LONGSPUR was reported again February 26, on 2nd
Line Road off Highway 6, north of Hagersville, Ontario.
The short burst of spring weather earlier this week resulted
in several reports of RED-W. BLACKBIRDS at feeders and a
flock of 50 RED-W. BLACKBIRD along Military Avenue in
Tonawanda. Also, COMMON GRACKLE and AMERICAN ROBIN were
singing on Woodbridge Avenue in Buffalo, and in Amherst,
another 15 AMERICAN ROBINS in Snyder.
A late report from February 17, a SNOWY OWL on a light pole
along Fuhrmann Blvd. at the boat harbor in Buffalo. On
Dickersonville Road in the Town of Porter, 3 SHORT-EARED
OWLS and 3 NORTHERN HARRIERS on the 24th.
MERLINS were reported at three locations this week. One on
Dietz Road in Porter, another flew into roost in pines along
Casey Road at the Iroquois Refuge and a third on Westmorland
Avenue in Snyder, likely one of the many MERLINS from the UB
Main Street Campus. February 28, a PEREGRINE FALCON was
reported on Cable Avenue in Tonawanda.
At Allegany State Park on February 24, 20 EVENING GROSBEAKS
and a CAROLINA WREN at the feeder at the Administration
Building and on the hiking trail at this location, a BARRED
OWL and 3 PILEATED WOODPECKERS were heard.
Also this week - HORNED GREBES at several locations on Lake
Ontario. 2 TURKEY VULTURES over the Town of Yates. And in
the Town of Concord, 2 EASTERN BLUEBIRDS feeding on sumac on
Dial-a-Bird will be updated Thursday evening, March 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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