WNY Dial-a-Bird 23 Jan 2003

D Suggs dfsuggs at localnet.com
Thu Jan 23 19:48:26 EST 2003


- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 01/23/2003
* NYBU0201.23
- Birds mentioned

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  Please phone in any rare sightings so they 
  may be shared via the DAB telephone update 
  system, and submit email contributions directly 
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  Thank you, David
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  KING EIDER
  HARLEQUIN DUCK
  SNOWY OWL
  SHORT-EARED OWL
  EARED GREBE
  Pied-billed Grebe
  Horned Grebe
  D.-crest. Cormorant
  Snow Goose
  Mute Swan
  Tundra Swan
  Northern Pintail
  Green-winged Teal
  Redhead
  Ring-necked Duck
  Bald Eagle
  Northern Harrier
  Red-shouldered Hawk
  Rough-legged Hawk
  Peregrine Falcon
  Purple Sandpiper
  Little Gull
  Iceland Gull
  Golden-cr. Kinglet
  Eastern Bluebird
  Hermit Thrush
  Swamp Sparrow
  Snow Bunting

- Transcript
  Hotline: Dial-a-Bird at the Buffalo Museum of Science
  Date:             01/23/2003
  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, January 23, 2003 

  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 January 16 through January 23 
  from the Niagara Frontier Region include KING EIDER, 
  HARLEQUIN DUCK, SNOWY OWL, SHORT-EARED OWL and EARED GREBE. 

  January 19, a first winter male KING EIDER was reported on 
  Lake Ontario off Fort Niagara State Park in the Town of 
  Porter. The eider was in close to shore, east of the main 
  parking lot that overlooks the lake. 

  A male HARLEQUIN DUCK continues to be reported on the 
  Niagara River at Fort Erie, Ontario. Most recent report was 
  January 20. This duck is usually found one or two parking 
  lots north of the marina in Fort Erie. 

  Also at Fort Erie this week, 2 D.-CREST. CORMORANTS, 3 MUTE 
  SWANS, 13 TUNDRA SWANS, 76 REDHEADS and 64 RING-NECKED 
  DUCKS. A PURPLE SANDPIPER was seen flying past the Jaeger 
  Rocks area near Old Fort Erie, and a BALD EAGLE was reported 
  flying over the source of the river from both Fort Erie and 
  LaSalle Park in Buffalo. Along the Niagara Parkway north of 
  Fort Erie, a RED-SHOULDERED HAWK was noted near Black Creek 
  on January 20. 

  From other locations on the Niagara River, 6 ICELAND GULLS 
  at the Beck Overlook and LITTLE GULL at Queenston, Ontario. 
  On Grand Island, 2 BALD EAGLES at Spicer Creek, and at 
  Beaver Island State Park, GOLDEN-CR. KINGLET and a SWAMP 
  SPARROW. 

  Two SNOWY OWLS were reported this week. One at the Niagara 
  Falls airport, a dark plummaged individual different than 
  the one previously reported at the airport. And in Amherst, 
  a reported SNOWY OWL along Ellicott Creek near Indian Run 
  Trail. Up to 15 SHORT-EARED OWLS have been reported along 
  Dickersonville Road in Porter along with 12 NORTHERN 
  HARRIERS and a small flock of SNOW BUNTINGS. 

  January 19, an EARED GREBE was still present in Dunkirk 
  Harbor, with 2 PIED-BILLED GREBES, 7 HORNED GREBES and a 
  SNOW GOOSE. 

  Other reports this week - A dark-phase ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK
  on Clinton Street near Stedman in Attica.HERMIT THRUSH at
  Bond Lake Park in Lewiston. 9 EASTERN BLUEBIRDS on Clinton
  Street near Two Rod Road in Marilla. Also 5 EASTERN
  BLUEBIRDS at both Bond Lake Park and Four Mile Creek State
  Park in Porter. Before the waters froze over at Sinking Ponds
  in East Aurora, an unexpected REDHEAD, plus NORTHERN PINTAIL
  and GREEN-WINGED TEAL. And 2 adult PEREGRINE FALCONS were 
  near the nest box on the Statler Building in downtown Buffalo. 

  Dial-a-Bird will be updated Thursday evening, January 30. 
  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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