WNY Dial-a-Bird 13 Feb 2003

D Suggs dfsuggs at localnet.com
Thu Feb 13 19:45:12 EST 2003


- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 02/13/2003
* NYBU0302.13
- 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 
  to dfsuggs at localnet.com.
  Thank you, David
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  EASTERN TOWHEE
  RUSTY BLACKBIRD
  Great Blue Heron
  Hooded Merganser
  Cooper's Hawk
  Merlin
  Red-bellied Wdpkr.
  Horned Lark
  Brown Creeper
  Eastern Bluebird
  Northern Shrike
  Amer. Tree Sparrow
  White-thr. Sparrow
  Lapland Longspur
  Snow Bunting
  American Goldfinch
 
- Transcript
  Hotline: Dial-a-Bird at the Buffalo Museum of Science
  Date:             02/13/2003
  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, February 13, 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 February 6 through February 
  13 from the Niagara Frontier Region include EASTERN TOWHEE 
  and RUSTY BLACKBIRD. 

  February 12, a rare in winter EASTERN TOWHEE was reported in 
  a yard in Glenwood, in the Town of Colden. Formerly known as 
  the Rufous-sided Towhee, this male bird was feeding on the 
  ground under a sunflower feeder. Also rare in winter, a 
  RUSTY BLACKBIRD was reported February 9 at a feeder on 
  Dickersonville Road in the Town of Porter. And a RED-BELLIED 
  WDPKR. has been a regular at a suet feeder on Boston State 
  Road in Boston. 

  In the Lake Ontario Plains on February 9, a flock of over 
  400 SNOW BUNTINGS, plus 40 HORNED LARKS and 5 LAPLAND 
  LONGSPURS, were seen along Niagara-Orleans Countyline Road, 
  between Route 18 and Lake Road. Also in the lake plains, a 
  NORTHERN SHRIKE on Hess Road near Dublin Road in Newfane, 
  and a pair of EASTERN BLUEBIRDS on Lake Road in Carlton. At 
  the vineyards on Campbell Blvd. in Pendleton [Cambria?], two 
  HORNED LARKS were heard singing, despite the 19 degree 
  temperature. 

  February 7, 20 GREAT BLUE HERONS were counted at the Motor 
  Island heronry in the Niagara River off the foot of Sheridan 
  Drive in Tonawanda. Also, a February record high count of
  13 HOODED MERGANSERS, on the Little Niagara River 
  between Tonawanda Island and North Tonawanda. 

  Other reports this week - at Tifft Nature Preserve in 
  Buffalo, 2 BROWN CREEPERS, 10 AMER. TREE SPARROWS and 2 
  AMERICAN GOLDFINCHES. In the Williamsville Glen, now known 
  as Amherst State Park, 1 AMER. TREE SPARROW and 4 WHITE-THR. 
  SPARROWS. And the count of MERLINS on the UB Main Street 
  Campus is up to an extraordinary 9 falcons, plus one 
  COOPER'S HAWK. 

  Dial-a-Bird will be updated Thursday evening, February 20. 
  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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