WNY Dial-a-Bird 22 Jan 2004

David F. Suggs dfsuggs at localnet.com
Thu Jan 22 20:23:16 EST 2004

* New York
* Buffalo
* 01/22/2004
* NYBU0401.22
- Birds mentioned
  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

  Red-necked Grebe
  Tundra Swan
  Bald Eagle
  Rough-legged Hawk
  Peregrine Falcon
  Black-headed Gull
  California Gull
  Thayer's Gull
  Iceland Gull
  Glaucous Gull
  Snowy Owl
  Northern Flicker
  Horned Lark
  Brown Creeper
  Carolina Wren
  Eastern Bluebird
  Northern Shrike
  Lapland Longspur
  Snow Bunting
  Common Redpoll

- Transcript
  Hotline: Dial-a-Bird at the Buffalo Museum of Science
  Date:             01/22/2004
  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, January 22, 2004 

  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. 

  Reports received January 15 through January 22 from the 
  Niagara Frontier Region. 

  January 19, an adult PEREGRINE FALCON was chasing prey over 
  the University Plaza Tops Market in Amherst. On the Niagara 
  River in Fort Erie, Ontario, a single RED-NECKED GREBE was 
  noted on January 18. Also the 18th, a SNOWY OWL and a SHORT-
  EARED OWL at the Niagara Falls Airport. 

  From the Lake Ontario Plains this week, in the Town of 
  Porter, a SNOWY OWL over Lake Ontario at Dietz Road. On the 
  lake at Fort Niagara State Park, an ICELAND GULL and nearby 
  on Woodcliff Drive, a GLAUCOUS GULL. Along Dickersonville 
  Road, NORTHERN SHRIKE, EASTERN BLUEBIRD and a small flock of 
  Town of Yates, a large flock of HORNED LARKS with 7 LAPLAND 
  LONGSPURS continues to be found on Route 18, one mile east 
  of Niagara-Orleans Countyline Road. Also in Yates, a flock 
  of 100 SNOW BUNTINGS on Marshall Road. At Golden Hill State 
  Park, where 2 BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS were reported last week, 20 
  COMMON REDPOLLS feeding in the birches, plus two flocks of 
  about 50 COMMON REDPOLLS moving along the lakeshore. 

  At feeders this week - a large number of COMMON REDPOLL in 
  the Wyoming County Town of Bennington. NORTHERN FLICKER at 
  suet in the Village of Attica. In Elma, a CAROLINA WREN at a 
  peanut feeder. 4 EASTERN BLUEBIRDS in Clarence. And in East 
  Amherst, a NORTHERN SHRIKE impaled a starling in a backyard 
  bush in the Golden Gate neighborhood. 

  On Grand Island, at Beaver Island State Park, over 200 
  between the casino and golf course. At Buckhorn Island State 
  EAGLES at several locations on the Niagara River around the 
  island, including four eagles seen from I-190 on January 22, 
  on the ice pack south of Grand Island. 

  Gulls on the Niagara River this week - BLACK-HEADED GULL 
  passing Niagara-on-the-Lake. CALIFORNIA GULL still down 
  river from the Robert Moses power plant. Five to 10 ICELAND 
  GULLS and a THAYER'S GULL at the power plants. Above the 
  falls, a GLAUCOUS GULL at the control gates. And one 
  observers noted there were no BONAPARTE'S GULLS at the Peace 
  Bridge in Buffalo on January 18. 

  Also this week, 3 SNOW BUNTINGS in Attica, and at Tifft 
  Nature Preserve in Buffalo, a dark-phase ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK 
  on the mounds and nearby at Times Beach, two CAROLINA WRENS. 

  Dial-a-Bird will be updated Thursday evening, January 29. 
  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 

"David F. Suggs" <dfsuggs at localnet.com>

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