WNY Dial-a-Bird 24 Oct 2002

D Suggs dfsuggs at localnet.com
Thu Oct 24 20:52:40 EDT 2002


- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 10/24/2002
* NYBU0210.24
- Birds mentioned
 
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  HUDSONIAN GODWIT
  TUNDRA SWAN
  LITTLE GULL
  LONG-TAILED JAEGER [probable]
  GYRFALCON [probable]
  Common Loon
  Horned Grebe
  Eared Grebe
  Northern Shoveler
  Surf Scoter
  White-winged Scoter
  Black Scoter
  Ruddy Duck
  Peregrine Falcon
  Lesser Yellowlegs
  Dunlin
  Common Tern
  Yellow-billed Cuckoo
  Pileated Woodpecker
  Tree Swallow
  Barn Swallow
  Winter Wren
  Eastern Bluebird
  American Pipit
  Bl.-thr. Bl. Warbler
  Blackpoll Warbler
  Vesper Sparrow
  Fox Sparrow
  Lapland Longspur

- Transcript
  Hotline: Dial-a-Bird at the Buffalo Museum of Science
  Date:             10/24/2002
  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, October 24, 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 October 17 through October 24 
  from the Niagara Frontier Region include HUDSONIAN GODWIT, 
  TUNDRA SWAN and LITTLE GULL. 

  October 20, two rare HUDSONIAN GODWITS were found in the 
  Lake Ontario Plains at the Somerset-Barker Waste Water 
  Treatment Plant on Lower Lake Road in Somerset. The godwits 
  flew off and were not seen again. Also in the lake plains, 
  many AMERICAN PIPITS and in the Town of Cambria, a LAPLAND 
  LONGSPUR. 

  As reported on the update last week - October 17, at Sinking 
  Ponds in East Aurora, a very rare NELSON'S SHARP-T. SPARROW 
  was seen at the marsh near the green building in the 
  sanctuary. Sinking Ponds is at the north end of Pine Avenue, 
  north of Route 20A. Also at the Ponds, the first two TUNDRA 
  SWANS reported this season, on October 21. 

  The first LITTLE GULLS of the season were noted this week. 
  First on the 19th, on Lake Erie off Athol Springs in 
  Hamburg, on the 20th, two reports on Lake Ontario off 
  Somerset, and on the 22nd, on the Niagara River at Niagara-
  on-the-Lake, Ontario. 

  The LITTLE GULL at Athol Springs on the 19th was one of 20 
  species observed during a gale force wind. Highlights 
  included COMMON LOON, HORNED GREBE, SURF SCOTER, WHITE-
  WINGED SCOTER, BLACK SCOTER, 5 LESSER YELLOWLEGS, 2 COMMON 
  TERNS and two very exciting probable species - a LONG-TAILED 
  JAEGER and a large falcon flying toward Buffalo, most likely 
  a GYRFALCON. 

  The BOS field trip to the Batavia Waste Water Plant on 
  October 19 reported at least 12 waterfowl species at the 
  plant. Highlights were 3 or 4 EARED GREBES,  420 NORTHERN 
  SHOVELERS, a probable record count of 1469 RUDDY DUCKS, 
  DUNLIN, TREE SWALLOWS and BARN SWALLOWS. On October 23 at 
  the plant, a PEREGRINE FALCON was observed taking a RUDDY 
  DUCK. At Tifft Nature Preserve in Buffalo on the 20th, a 
  PEREGRINE FALCON was also seen preying on a waterfowl. 

  Other reports this week - October 17, a YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO 
  at Buckhorn Island State Park. October 24, five FOX SPARROWS 
  on the west side of Two Mile Creek Road in Tonawanda and 
  about 100 TREE SWALLOWS over the Niagara River off the Three 
  Sisters Islands. A WINTER WREN was noted in the flower beds 
  in front of the Central Library in downtown Buffalo. A pair 
  of PILEATED WOODPECKERS and 20 EASTERN BLUEBIRDS in a yard 
  in Angola. Another 6 EASTERN BLUEBIRDS in Ashford. Two 
  almost-late migrant warblers, BL.-THR. BL. WARBLER and 
  BLACKPOLL WARBLER in a yard in Niagara Falls. And a VESPER 
  SPARROW at Campbell and Route 104 in Cambria.  
   
  Dial-a-Bird will be updated Thursday evening, October 31. 
  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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