WNY Dial-a-Bird 10 Apr 2003

D Suggs dfsuggs at localnet.com
Thu Apr 10 20:51:26 EDT 2003


- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 04/10/2003
* NYBU0304.10
- Birds mentioned
  
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  It will be two weeks before Dial-a-Bird is updated on 
  Thursday, April 24. Messages will be checked and news 
  of any rare species reported on the update.  Please phone
  in any rare sightings so they may be shared via the DAB
  telephone update system.
  Thank you, David
  )))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))
  
  FOX SPARROW
  SANDHILL CRANE
  COMMON RAVEN
  GR. WHITE-FR. GOOSE
  GOLDEN EAGLE
  Red-throated Loon
  Common Loon
  Horned Grebe
  Red-necked Grebe
  D.-crest. Cormorant
  Bl.-cr. Night-Heron
  Snow Goose
  Richardson's Canada Goose
  Greater Scaup
  Harlequin Duck
  Black Scoter
  Bufflehead
  Osprey
  Bald Eagle
  Northern Goshawk
  Golden Eagle
  Merlin
  Peregrine Falcon
  Wilson's Snipe
  Iceland Gull
  Caspian Tern
  Yellow-b. Sapsucker
  Horned Lark
  Purple Martin
  American Pipit
  Northern Shrike
  Eastern Towhee
  Lapland Longspur

- Transcript
  Hotline: Dial-a-Bird at the Buffalo Museum of Science
  Date:             04/10/2003
  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, April 10, 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 April 3 through April 10 from 
  the Niagara Frontier Region include FOX SPARROWS, SANDHILL 
  CRANES, COMMON RAVEN, GR. WHITE-FR. GOOSE and GOLDEN EAGLES. 

  Once again, FOX SPARROWS were widely reported across the 
  region. Lead by 8 FOX SPARROWS in a yard on Ruie Road in 
  North Tonawanda and 4 on Northfield Road in Clarence Center. 
  Other FOX SPARROW reports were from Tifft Nature Preserve in 
  Buffalo, Sinking Ponds in East Aurora, and yards in Buffalo, 
  Cambria, Cheektowaga, Niagara Falls, Sanborne, South Wales 
  and Williamsville. Quite a showing for an uncommon migrant. 

  April 5, 2 SANDHILL CRANES were heard and then seen over the 
  Town of Cambria. A COMMON RAVEN was noted at a very rare 
  location on April 6 - high over the power plants on the 
  lower Niagara River. 

  April 6, a GR. WHITE-FR. GOOSE was found at Gypsum Pond on 
  Hutton Road in the Town of Oakfield, along with 2 COMMON 
  LOONS, 2 D.-CREST. CORMORANTS, 2 SNOW GEESE and 5 
  RICHARDSON'S-type CANADA GEESE. On the 5th at Gypsum Pond, 
  RED-THROATED LOON and an unexpected BLACK SCOTER. And along 
  the roads in the  Oakfield area, flocks of 10 to 15 HORNED 
  LARKS, AMERICAN PIPITS and LAPLAND LONGSPURS. Another RED-
  THROATED LOON was reported April 3, at Harwood Lake in the 
  Cattaraugus County Town of Farmersville. 

  The Hamburg Hawkwatch reported over 6000 raptors including 
  14 species on April 3. Highlights were 3 OSPREYS, 12 BALD 
  EAGLES, NORTHERN GOSHAWK, GOLDEN EAGLE, 2 MERLINS and 2 
  PEREGRINE FALCONS. On the 6th, just 288 raptors, but still a 
  good count of 12 species, including another GOLDEN EAGLE. 
  The first PURPLE MARTIN of the season was also reported at 
  the watch. April 6, a NORTHERN GOSHAWK was resting in a tree 
  at the Batavia Waste Water Plant and an adult BALD EAGLE was 
  soaring over the Town of Pendleton. 

  Arriving migrants this week included 5 CASPIAN TERNS on 
  April 3 at Dunkirk Harbor, along with many HORNED GREBES, 
  over 200 D.-CREST. CORMORANTS and an ICELAND GULL. WILSON'S 
  SNIPE, YELLOW-B. SAPSUCKER, AMERICAN PIPIT and EASTERN 
  TOWHEE were widely noted. A reported LINCOLN'S SPARROW at 
  Tifft Nature Preserve this week would be a very early 
  record. 

  A lingering NORTHERN SHRIKE was reported on April 4 on Fisk 
  Road in Pendleton. 

  Other reports this week - on the Niagara River, a total of 
  70 HORNED GREBES and at Fort Erie, a female HARLEQUIN DUCK 
  just north of the Peace Bridge. On LaSalle Lake on the UB 
  Amherst Campus, RED-NECKED GREBE plus 3 HORNED GREBES, 2 
  GREATER SCAUP and 23 BUFFLEHEADS. At Lime Lake in Machias, 
  COMMON LOON, 24 HORNED GREBES and 7 D.-CREST. CORMORANTS. 
  And in a yard in Niagara Falls, a BL.-CR. NIGHT-HERON. 

  It will be two weeks before Dial-a-Bird is updated on 
  Thursday, April 24. Messages will be checked and news of any 
  rare species reported on the update. 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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