WNY Dial-a-Bird 29 Jan 2004

David F. Suggs dfsuggs at localnet.com
Thu Jan 29 22:23:02 EST 2004


- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 01/29/2004
* NYBU0401.29
- Birds mentioned
  
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  TUFTED DUCK
  HARLEQUIN DUCK
  OREGON JUNCO
  NOR. SAW-WHET OWL
  Pied-billed Grebe
  Horned Grebe
  Red-necked Grebe
  D.-crest. Cormorant
  Great Blue Heron
  Mute Swan
  Brant
  American Black Duck
  Northern Pintail
  Redhead
  Ring-necked Duck
  Greater Scaup
  Hooded Merganser
  Common Merganser
  Red-br. Merganser
  Ruddy Duck
  Bald Eagle
  Ring-necked Pheasant
  American Coot
  California Gull
  Thayer's Gull
  Iceland Gull
  L. Black-b. Gull
  Glaucous Gull
  Short-eared Owl
  Red-bellied Wdpkr.
  Northern Flicker
  Horned Lark
  Tufted Titmouse
  Red-br. Nuthatch
  Carolina Wren
  Northern Mockingbird
  Amer. Tree Sparrow
  Lapland Longspur
  Snow Bunting
  Common Redpoll
 
- Transcript
  Hotline: Dial-a-Bird at the Buffalo Museum of Science
  Date:             01/29/2004
  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 29, 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. 

  Highlights of reports received January 22 through 29 from 
  the Niagara Frontier Region include TUFTED DUCK, HARLEQUIN 
  DUCK, OREGON JUNCO, and NOR. SAW-WHET OWL. 

  January 24 and 25, a male TUFTED DUCK was found on the 
  Welland Canal, at the lock #1 in Port Weller. This is just 
  the second record of TUFTED DUCK in the BOS archives, 
  excluding two summer records of questionable origin. 

  January 25, at Fort Niagara State Park, a female HARLEQUIN 
  DUCK was reported with 100 WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS. Also the 
  25th, an OREGON JUNCO was found in the Niagara County Town 
  of Royalton, on Orangeport Road, across from the railroad 
  tracks about 100 yards north of Route 31. 

  On Grand Island, at about 6 PM January 27, a rare NOR. SAW-
  WHET OWL was observed taking a rodent in a front yard on 
  Baseline Road. January 24, north of the Iroquois Refuge on 
  Posson Road, 4 SHORT-EARED OWLS and another SHORT-EARED OWL 
  in the Town of Lancaster. 

  January 29, 1 adult and 4 sub-adult BALD EAGLES were 
  reported on the Niagara River off I-190. 

  The warm waters of Dunkirk Harbor have attracted many 
  waterbirds this week. The highlights were a rare in winter 
  BRANT, plus 2 RED-NECKED GREBES and a GLAUCOUS GULL. Other 
  species in the harbor - PIED-BILLED GREBE, HORNED GREBE, D.-
  CREST. CORMORANT, GREAT BLUE HERON, MUTE SWAN, AMERICAN 
  BLACK DUCK, NORTHERN PINTAIL, REDHEAD, RING-NECKED DUCK, 
  GREATER SCAUP, HOODED MERGANSER, COMMON MERGANSER, RED-BR. 
  MERGANSER, RUDDY DUCK, BALD EAGLE and AMERICAN COOT. Nearby 
  at Point Gratiot, 2 RED-BELLIED WDPKRS. and 3 TUFTED 
  TITMICE. 

  Gulls on the Niagara River this week included CALIFORNIA 
  GULL number two at the control gates above the falls with 
  two each of ICELAND GULL and L. BLACK-B. GULL. At the power 
  plants, 5 ICELAND GULLS and a THAYER'S GULL. 

  Other reports this week - 14 RING-NECKED PHEASANTS on 
  Youngstown Road in Porter. Five NORTHERN FLICKERS along the 
  Lake Ontario shore, and 3 NORTHERN FLICKERS in a 
  Williamsville yard, along with a pair of RED-BR. NUTHATCHES 
  that have been present for three months. In the Lake Ontario 
  Plains, flocks of 70 and 50 SNOW BUNTINGS at Fort Niagara 
  and Golden Hill State Park. 100 SNOW BUNTINGS with 10 HORNED 
  LARKS and 20 AMER. TREE SPARROWS on Fletcher Chapel Road in 
  the Town of Shelby, and in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, 50 
  SNOW BUNTINGS with one LAPLAND LONGSPUR. At Tifft Nature 
  Preserve in Buffalo, 2 CAROLINA WRENS and a NORTHERN 
  MOCKINGBIRD. And at Golden Hill, 5 COMMON REDPOLLS.   

  Dial-a-Bird will be updated Thursday evening, February 5. 
  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 



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