WNY Dial-a-Bird 19 Feb 2004

David F. Suggs dfsuggs at localnet.com
Thu Feb 19 19:21:17 EST 2004


- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 02/19/2004
* NYBU0402.19
- Birds mentioned
  
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  BOHEMIAN WAXWING
  NORTHERN SHRIKE
  EASTERN TOWHEE
  RED-W. BLACKBIRD
  BALD EAGLE
  Red-throated Loon
  Horned Grebe
  Tundra Swan
  American Black Duck
  Northern Pintail
  Gadwall
  Lesser Scaup
  White-winged Scoter
  Common Goldeneye
  Bufflehead
  Hooded Merganser
  Common Merganser
  Red-br. Merganser
  Red-tailed Hawk
  Rough-legged Hawk
  American Kestrel
  Merlin
  Glaucous Gull
  Northern Flicker
  Brown Creeper
  Eastern Bluebird
  White-thr. Sparrow
  Brown-headed Cowbird
  Common Redpoll

- Transcript
  Hotline: Dial-a-Bird at the Buffalo Museum of Science
  Date:             02/19/2004
  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, February 19, 2004 

  [The next BOS meeting will be on Wednesday, February 25, at 
  7:30 PM. A program will be presented by Paul Hess, Wildlife 
  Biologist at the Iroquois NWR, on the Ecology of Arctic 
  Nesting Geese. Visitors are always welcome at BOS meetings] 

  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 February 12 through February 
  19 from the Niagara Frontier Region include BOHEMIAN 
  WAXWING, NORTHERN SHRIKE, EASTERN TOWHEE, RED-W. BLACKBIRD 
  and BALD EAGLES. 

  Several highlights from the Lake Ontario Plains this week. 
  February 17, 7 BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS were found in the Town of 
  Somerset, along Lower Lake Road, less than a mile east of 
  Quaker Road. 

  The same date, a record count of 22 NORTHERN SHRIKES were 
  found between Point Breeze in Carlton and the power plant in 
  Somerset. The shrikes were along Route 18 and the north-
  south crossroads. 

  Also in Somerset, on February 18, a male EASTERN TOWHEE was 
  at a seed pile with 6 WHITE-THR. SPARROWS, on Lower Lake 
  Road, across from Golden Hill State Park. Other reports from 
  the lake plains - at Fort Niagara, RED-THROATED LOON and 
  GLAUCOUS GULL. At Shadigee in Yates, 16 HORNED GREBES. Along 
  the lakeshore in general, hundreds of COMMON GOLDENEYES, 
  WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS and RED-BR. MERGANSERS. Along Oak 
  Orchard Creek in Medina, an adult BALD EAGLE, and COMMON 
  REDPOLLS at several locations in the plains. 

  A real sign of spring on February 17, a RED-W. BLACKBIRD and 
  BROWN-HEADED COWBIRD at a feeder in Clarence. At another 
  feeder in Clarence, NORTHERN FLICKER and 8 EASTERN 
  BLUEBIRDS. 

  BALD EAGLES continue to impress observers around the islands 
  in the upper Niagara River. February 19, from the West River 
  Parkway on Grand Island, 3 adults and 1 subadult were seen 
  bathing in the puddles on the ice at the south end of Navy 
  Island. February 15, in the evening, 8 BALD EAGLES at 
  Strawberry Island, viewed from Ontario Street in the 
  Riverside section of Buffalo. Also, at the Iroquois Refuge, 
  a BALD EAGLE was observed at the Cayuga Pool nest. 

  Other reports this week - On the Tonawanda side of the south 
  Grand Island bridge, at the origin of the Riverwalk trail, 
  raptors over the fields at the oil tanks included 4 RED-
  TAILED HAWKS, 2 ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS, AMERICAN KESTREL and a 
  MERLIN. 

  Waterfowl around Grand Island included 76 TUNDRA SWANS at 
  Beaver Island, and at Buckhorn Island, another 30 swans, 
  with a NORTHERN PINTAIL, plus 3 NORTHERN FLICKERS and 3 
  BROWN CREEPERS. On the Niagara River off the Tonawanda 
  highlands, 2 GADWALL, 2 AMERICAN BLACK DUCKS, 49 LESSER 
  SCAUP, 4 BUFFLEHEADS and 25 each of HOODED MERGANSER and 
  COMMON MERGANSER. 

  And the monthly survey at Sinking Ponds in East Aurora 
  reported 21 species including COOPER'S HAWK, RED-BELLIED 
  WDPKR., DOWNY WOODPECKER, HAIRY WOODPECKER, NORTHERN 
  FLICKER, PILEATED WOODPECKER, TUFTED TITMOUSE, CAROLINA WREN 
  and 2 SONG SPARROWS. 

  Dial-a-Bird will be updated Thursday evening, February 26. 
  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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