WNY Dial-a-Bird 13 Feb 2003
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Thu Feb 13 19:45:12 EST 2003
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Great Blue Heron
Amer. Tree Sparrow
Hotline: Dial-a-Bird at the Buffalo Museum of Science
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
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
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.
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