WNY Dial-a-Bird 28 Feb 2002

D Suggs dfsuggs at localnet.com
Thu Feb 28 19:29:22 EST 2002

* New York
* Buffalo
* 02/28/2002
* NYBU0202.28
- Birds mentioned
  Please phone in any rare sightings so they 
  may be shared via the DAB telephone update 
  system, and submit email contributions directly 
  to dfsuggs at localnet.com.
  Thank you, David

  SMITH'S LONGSPUR [out of region]
  Horned Grebe
  Turkey Vulture
  Snow Goose
  Canada Goose
  Tundra Swan
  American Wigeon
  American Black Duck
  Northern Pintail
  Ring-necked Duck
  Common Merganser
  Bald Eagle
  Northern Harrier
  Peregrine Falcon
  Snowy Owl
  Barred Owl
  Short-eared Owl
  Pileated Woodpecker
  Carolina Wren
  Eastern Bluebird
  American Robin
  Red-w. Blackbird
  Common Grackle
  Evening Grosbeak
- Transcript
  Hotline: Dial-a-Bird at the Buffalo Museum of Science
  Date:             02/28/2002
  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, 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 
  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 
  Snyder Road. 

  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. 

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

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