WNY Dial-a-Bird 27 Nov 2002

D Suggs dfsuggs at localnet.com
Wed Nov 27 19:33:34 EST 2002

* New York
* Buffalo
* 11/27/2002
* NYBU0211.27
- 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

  Red-throated Loon
  Common Loon
  Horned Grebe
  Red-necked Grebe
  Eared Grebe
  Northern Gannet
  Snow Goose
  Richardson's Canada Goose
  Harlequin Duck
  Surf Scoter
  Ruddy Duck
  Peregrine Falcon
  Purple Sandpiper
  Little Gull
  Black-headed Gull
  Black-leg. Kittiwake
  Common Tern
  Red-bellied Wdpkr.
  Northern Flicker
  Tree Swallow
  N. Rough-w. Swallow
  Tufted Titmouse

- Transcript
  Hotline: Dial-a-Bird at the Buffalo Museum of Science
  Date:             11/27/2002
  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

  Wednesday November 27, 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 November 21 through November 
  27 from the Niagara Frontier Region include GREAT CORMORANT, 

  November 24, a GREAT CORMORANT was observed on the Niagara 
  River, flying out to Lake Ontario at Niagara-on-the-Lake, 
  Ontario. If verified, this would be the second record of the 
  species in the region. 

  The CAVE SWALLOW at Goat Island in Niagara Falls, New York, 
  was apparently last seen on November 21, from the Ontario 
  side of the Niagara River above the control gates. A flock 
  of up to 70 N. ROUGH-W. SWALLOWS and a TREE SWALLOW were 
  still at Goat Island on the 23rd and 24th. The CAVE SWALLOW 
  had been keeping company with these late lingering swallows. 

  A total of 11 gull species were reported on the Niagara 
  River this week. The highlight was three or possibly four 
  CALIFORNIA GULLS. One or two adults and a third-winter were 
  seen from the Beck overlook, and another adult CALIFORNIA 
  GULL at the control gates above the falls. 

  Other gull highlights were a BLACK-HEADED GULL passing 
  Niagara-on-the-Lake, BLACK-LEG. KITTIWAKE below Niagara 
  Falls and LITTLE GULL at several locations including the 
  Peace Bridge in Buffalo. 

  Also on the river, 6 COMMON LOONS and a RED-NECKED GREBE 
  below the falls. Another RED-NECKED GREBE at the control 
  gates. COMMON TERN in Fort Erie, and a PEREGRINE FALCON over 
  the whirlpool. 

  November 24, three PURPLE SANDPIPERS were reported on the 
  waterfront in Buffalo. They were seen at a great distance, 
  out on the Donnelly's Pier breakwall, which can be seen from 
  the Bird Island Pier or LaSalle Park, and is identified by 
  the sand beach on the inner wall. 

  Female HARLEQUIN DUCKS were reported at two locations this 
  week, both on Lake Ontario. One was at Port Weller, Ontario, 
  where PURPLE SANDPIPERS have also been reported recently and 
  two NORTHERN GANNETS were said to have passed by on the 
  24th. The other HARLEQUIN DUCK was seen off Shadigee in the 
  Town of Yates along with 50 COMMON LOONS, 2 SURF SCOTERS and 
  several hundred RED-THROATED LOONS and HORNED GREBES. 

  Away from the Niagara River and Great Lakes, November 24, at 
  the Batavia Waste Water Plant, two EARED GREBES were still 
  present among at least 13 waterfowl species including 1740 

  A late report from November 19, 5 RICHARDSON'S CANADA GEESE 
  and a SNOW GOOSE still at Sinking Ponds in East Aurora. 
  Sinking Ponds is at the north end of Pine Avenue, off Route 
  20A. And in a yard on Ruie Road in North Tonawanda, 2 
  Dial-a-Bird will be updated Thursday evening, December 5. 
  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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