WNY Dial-a-Bird 23 Oct 2003

D Suggs dfsuggs at localnet.com
Thu Oct 23 21:02:08 EDT 2003


- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 10/23/2003
* NYBU0310.23
- 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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  BREWER'S BLACKBIRD
  SNOW GOOSE
  ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK
  BRANT
  NORTHERN SHRIKE
  RICHARDSON'S CANADA GOOSE
  EARED GREBE
  Common Loon
  Horned Grebe
  Great Egret
  Canvasback
  Redhead
  Ring-necked Duck
  Greater Scaup
  Lesser Scaup
  Surf Scoter
  Common Goldeneye
  Ruddy Duck
  Bald Eagle
  Black-bellied Plover
  Greater Yellowlegs
  Spotted Sandpiper
  Pectoral Sandpiper
  Dunlin
  Parasitic Jaeger
  Red-bellied Wdpkr.
  Common Raven
  Fox Sparrow
  Lincoln's Sparrow
  White-thr. Sparrow
  White-cr. Sparrow
  Rusty Blackbird
  Purple Finch

- Transcript
  Hotline: Dial-a-Bird at the Buffalo Museum of Science
  Date:             10/23/2003
  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, October 23, 2003 

  [UPDATE - There will be a BOS field trip to the Lake Ontario
Plains 
  this Saturday, October 25. Meet at 8 AM, north of Lockport, 
  at the Tops Market in Wrights Corners, on the east side of 
  Route 78 at Route 104. Visitors are always welcome on BOS 
  trips.]
           
  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 October 16 through October 23 
  from the Niagara Frontier Region include BREWER'S BLACKBIRD, 
  SNOW GOOSE, ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK, BRANT, NORTHERN SHRIKE, 
  RICHARDSON'S CANADA GOOSE and EARED GREBE. 

  October 17, a very rare BREWER'S BLACKBIRD was reported at 
  the feeder for several days, at the Wild Birds Unlimited 
  shop on McKinley Parkway in Blasdell. 

  Arriving winter visitors and migrants were noted this week. 
  October 20, 5 SNOW GOOSE at Sinking Ponds in East Aurora and 
  a ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK on Keller Road in Clarence. October 21, 
  four BRANT on the Niagara River off Beaver Island State 
  Park. And, October 18, on the BOS field trip to the Iroquois 
  Refuge, a NORTHERN SHRIKE at Cayuga Pool. 

  Other highlights from the trip - At Iroquois - 14 
  RICHARDSON'S-type CANADA GEESE at Mallard Overlook, 5 GREAT 
  EGRETS and 12 GREATER YELLOWLEGS at Center Marsh.  Seven 
  sparrow species at the north end of Feeder Road, including 
  LINCOLN'S SPARROW and FOX SPARROW. And at least 5 BALD 
  EAGLES and numerous RUSTY BLACKBIRDS throughout the refuge. 
  At the Batavia Waste Water Plant, 3 EARED GREBES, BLACK-
  BELLIED PLOVER, PECTORAL SANDPIPER, 8 DUNLIN and 15 
  waterfowl species highlighted by a record count of 2241 
  RUDDY DUCKS. 

  During the strong winds off Lake Erie on October 21, at 
  Athol Springs in Hamburg, a PARASITIC JAEGER plus COMMON 
  LOON, 5 GREATER SCAUP, 3 SURF SCOTERS and 2 COMMON 
  GOLDENEYES. 

  COMMON RAVEN again this week from the Wyoming County Town of 
  Bennington. This bird appears to be residing in a field 
  along Bailey Road. COMMON RAVEN was noted in the Cattaraugus 
  County Village of Franklinville and four more ravens, with 
  at least 6 BALD EAGLES, at Wolf Run in Allegany State Park. 

  October 19, a very good count of WHITE-CR. SPARROWS - 110 in 
  the Town of Porter. WHITE-CR. SPARROW and WHITE-THR. SPARROW 
  were also reported at several other locations this week. 

  Other reports - At the new pull-off viewing area of the 
  Niagara River along the Moses Parkway above Niagara Falls, 2 
  HORNED GREBES, hundreds of both GREATER SCAUP and LESSER 
  SCAUP, COMMON GOLDENEYE, 7 CANVASBACKS, 2 REDHEADS and 2 
  RING-NECKED DUCKS. On the ponds at the UB Amherst campus, 
  HORNED GREBE and SPOTTED SANDPIPER. MERLIN on the Ellicott 
  Creek Trail in Amherst. 4 PURPLE FINCHES at Four Mile Creek 
  State Park in Porter. And from Jamestown, a RED-BELLIED 
  WDPKR. was observed collecting safflower seeds from a feeder 
  and storing them in the bark of a Linden tree. 

  Dial-a-Bird will be updated Thursday evening, October 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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