WNY Dial-a-Bird 23 Jan 2003
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Thu Jan 23 19:48:26 EST 2003
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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
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
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.
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