WNY Dial-a-Bird 29 Jan 2004
David F. Suggs
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Thu Jan 29 22:23:02 EST 2004
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NOR. SAW-WHET OWL
Great Blue Heron
American Black Duck
L. Black-b. Gull
Amer. Tree Sparrow
Hotline: Dial-a-Bird at the Buffalo Museum of Science
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
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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
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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
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.
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