WNY Dial-a-Bird 02 May 2002

D Suggs dfsuggs at localnet.com
Thu May 2 20:07:30 EDT 2002


- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 05/02/2002
* NYBU0205.02
- Birds mentioned

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  AUDUBON'S YELLOW-R. WARBLER
  EARED GREBE
  WHITE-W. CROSSBILL
  YELLOW-B. FLYCATCHER
  LEAST FLYCATCHER
  WARBLING VIREO
  ORANGE-CR. WARBLER
  D.-crest. Cormorant
  Great Blue Heron
  Great Egret
  Bl.-cr. Night-Heron
  Turkey Vulture
  Blue-winged Teal
  Northern Shoveler
  Osprey
  Bald Eagle
  Northern Harrier
  Sharp-sh. Hawk
  Cooper's Hawk
  Red-shouldered Hawk
  Broad-winged Hawk
  Red-tailed Hawk
  Rough-legged Hawk
  American Kestrel
  Merlin
  Peregrine Falcon
  Sora
  Greater Yellowlegs
  Lesser Yellowlegs
  Solitary Sandpiper
  Spotted Sandpiper
  L. Black-b. Gull
  Caspian Tern
  Gr. Cr. Flycatcher
  Wood Thrush
  Bl.-thr. Bl. Warbler
  Yellow-r. Warbler
  Bl.-thr. Green Warb.
  Palm Warbler
  Bl. and w. Warbler
  Northern Waterthrush
  Chipping Sparrow
  Rose-br. Grosbeak
  Bobolink
  Pine Siskin

- Transcript
  Hotline: Dial-a-Bird at the Buffalo Museum of Science
  Date:             05/02/2002
  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, May 2, 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 April 25 through May 2 from 
  the Niagara Frontier Region include AUDUBON'S YELLOW-R. 
  WARBLER, EARED GREBE, WHITE-W. CROSSBILL and early migrants. 

  April 27, a very rare AUDUBON'S YELLOW-R. WARBLER was 
  reported at Goat Island in Niagara Falls. There appears to 
  be only one previous record of this western sub-species in 
  the BOS archives, an occurrence in late April of 1986. Also 
  at Niagara Falls, a PEREGRINE FALCON at Terrapin Point. 

  An EARED GREBE was reported April 26 on Lake Erie at 
  Morgan's Point in Wainfleet, Ontario. Three WHITE-W. 
  CROSSBILLS were at a thistle feeder two days this week, in a 
  yard on Lewis Road in South Wales. Also 6 PINE SISKINS at 
  the feeder. 

  Several early arrivals were reported April 25 at Tifft 
  Nature Preserve in Buffalo, ORANGE-CR. WARBLERS, LEAST 
  FLYCATCHER and WARBLING VIREO. Right on time was a GR. CR. 
  FLYCATCHER on the 27th at Tifft. May 2 at Forest Lawn in 
  Buffalo, 3 very early YELLOW-B. FLYCATCHERS. 

  First reports this week included SORA and SOLITARY SANDPIPER 
  at Sinking Ponds in East Aurora. SPOTTED SANDPIPER, BL.-THR. 
  BL. and BL.-THR. GREEN WARB. at Forest Lawn. 5 BOBOLINKS on 
  Old Lake Shore Road at Sunset Beach [Lake Erie or Ontario?]. 
  ROSE-BR. GROSBEAK at a feeder in East Concord. And WOOD 
  THRUSH, BL. AND W. WARBLER and WHITE-CR. SPARROW at several 
  locations. 

  April 30, a good find away from the Niagara River, a L. 
  BLACK-B. GULL in Somerset on Lower Lake Road near Burgess 
  Road, along with 6 CASPIAN TERNS. Also in the Lake Ontario 
  Plains, 2 BLUE-WINGED TEALS, 3 NORTHERN SHOVELERS, 16 
  GREATER YELLOWLEGS and 56 LESSER YELLOWLEGS at Countyline 
  Road in Yates. 

  At the Motor Island heronry in the Niagara River between 
  Grand Island and Tonawanda, 12 GREAT EGRETS included 6 on 
  nests, 41 GREAT BLUE HERONS with 16 on nests and 4 young 
  walking about, a high count of 68 BL.-CR. NIGHT-HERONS and 
  several hundred D.-CREST. CORMORANTS. 

  May 1 at the Hamburg Hawkwatch in Lakeside Cemetery on Camp 
  Road, 43 TURKEY VULTURES, 4 OSPREYS, 2 BALD EAGLES, NORTHERN 
  HARRIER, 15 SHARP-SH. HAWKS, 3 COOPER'S HAWKS, 2 RED-
  SHOULDERED HAWKS, 139 BROAD-WINGED HAWKS, 28 RED-TAILED 
  HAWKS, ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK, 2 AMERICAN KESTRELS and a MERLIN. 

  And finally, from Lakeview in Hamburg, a flock of over 20 
  CHIPPING SPARROWS. 

  There will be a BOS field trip to Tifft Nature Preserve on 
  Sunday, May 5. Meet at 7AM in the parking lot for a half-day 
  walk through the preserve. This trip has great potential if 
  the weather cooperates with a warm front from the south. 
  Visitors are always welcome on BOS trips. 

  Dial-a-Bird will be updated Thursday evening, May 9. 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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