WNY Dial-a-Bird 12 Sep 2002
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Thu Sep 12 20:48:14 EDT 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, September 12, 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 September 5 through September
12 from the Niagara Frontier Region include RED-NECKED
PHALAROPE, CANVASBACK, RING-NECKED DUCK and PIED-BILLED
RED-NECKED PHALAROPES were reported at two locations this
week. On September 7, four RED-NECKED PHALAROPES were
counted on Lake Ontario off Golden Hill State Park in the
Town of Somerset, along with 2 WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS.
September 11, a single RED-NECKED PHALAROPE was at Tifft
Nature Preserve in Buffalo, very close to the north viewing
From Grand Island, a late report from September 4 noted
three interesting waterfowl records. At Sunken or Grass
Island, off Buckhorn Island State Park, a RING-NECKED DUCK,
about two weeks early, a CANVASBACK, almost a month early,
and a record late date for breeding PIED-BILLED GREBES, as
indicated by a young PIED-BILLED GREBE being fed by an
Also on Grand Island, a FORSTER'S TERN, September 6, on the
beach at Beaver Island State Park.
Other reports this week - At least one EARED GREBE still at
the Batavia Waste Water Plant. Immature PEREGRINE FALCON at
Bidwell Parkway in Buffalo. EASTERN SCREECH-OWL calling in a
North Tonawanda yard on Ruie Road, across from the Klydel
Wetlands Preserve. Migrant OLIVE-S. FLYCATCHER on Sour
Springs Road in the Iroquois Refuge. HERMIT THRUSH at
Chestnut Ridge Park in Orchard Park. And a deceased
CHESTNUT-S. WARBLER was found on a porch on Whitney Place in
Dial-a-Bird will be updated Thursday evening, September 19.
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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