WNY Dial-a-Bird 22 Jan 2004
David F. Suggs
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Thu Jan 22 20:23:16 EST 2004
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Hotline: Dial-a-Bird at the Buffalo Museum of Science
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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
HORNED LARKS, LAPLAND LONGSPURS and SNOW BUNTINGS. In the
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
TUNDRA SWANS and over 2000 CANVASBACKS. A NORTHERN SHRIKE
between the casino and golf course. At Buckhorn Island State
Park, over 10 BROWN CREEPERS and a CAROLINA WREN. BALD
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.
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