WNY Dial-a-Bird 26 Feb 2004

David F. Suggs dfsuggs at localnet.com
Thu Feb 26 18:46:36 EST 2004


- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 02/26/2004
* NYBU0402.26
- Birds mentioned
  
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  COMMON RAVEN
  RED-W. BLACKBIRD
  GREAT BLUE HERON
  Tundra Swan
  Bald Eagle
  Sharp-sh. Hawk
  Red-tailed Hawk
  American Kestrel
  Iceland Gull
  Eastern Screech-Owl
  Nor. Saw-whet Owl
  Red-bellied Wdpkr.
  Northern Flicker
  Horned Lark
  Brown Creeper
  Eastern Bluebird
  American Robin
  Northern Shrike
  Snow Bunting
  Common Redpoll
  Pine Siskin

- Transcript
  Hotline: Dial-a-Bird at the Buffalo Museum of Science
  Date:             02/26/2004
  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 26, 2004 

  [Plan ahead for a BOS field trip on Sunday, March 7, to 
  search for owls in Niagara County. Meet at 1:00 PM near the 
  Toy R Us entrance at the Summit Park Mall on Williams Road 
  just south of Niagara Falls Blvd. in the Town of 
  Wheatfield.] 

  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 19 through February 
  26 from the Niagara Frontier Region include COMMON RAVEN, 
  RED-W. BLACKBIRDS and GREAT BLUE HERONS. 

  February 26, a COMMON RAVEN was seen soaring over a rare 
  location, the Erie County Forest on Genesee Road in southern 
  Erie County. 

  February 22, five RED-W. BLACKBIRDS were reported at Tifft 
  Nature Preserve in Buffalo. Also at Tifft, 2 RED-TAILED 
  HAWKS, AMERICAN KESTREL, BROWN CREEPER and 30 AMERICAN 
  ROBINS. A female RED-W. BLACKBIRD was noted this week in 
  Niagara Falls. 

  On the upper Niagara River, GREAT BLUE HERONS are increasing 
  at Motor Island. February 23, 21 were counted in and around 
  the nests on the island, up from six herons are few weeks 
  ago. Several GREAT BLUE HERONS were also nearby at Beaver 
  Island State Park, as were over one hundred of the wintering 
  TUNDRA SWANS. 

  Four BALD EAGLES were reported on the upper river, 2 at 
  Motor Island, and single eagles at Strawberry Island and 
  over the river at Tonawanda. 

  Along with these signs of spring, winter birds are still in 
  the region. An ICELAND GULL on Lake Ontario at Lakeside 
  Beach in Carlton. During the windy weather on February 22, 
  only two NORTHERN SHRIKES were found in the Lake Ontario 
  Plains, compared to the record 22 shrikes in the same area 
  the week before. At a feeder in the Town of Colden, 4 COMMON 
  REDPOLLS and 10 PINE SISKINS. Several more COMMON REDPOLLS 
  in the Town of Somerset. Flocks of several hundred SNOW 
  BUNTINGS are still being found along Niagara-Orleans 
  Countyline Road, and the east on Marshall Road in Yates. 
  And, a late report from February 15, of 10 SNOW BUNTINGS 
  over Amherst State Park.  

  Other reports this week - 3 NOR. SAW-WHET OWLS were heard 
  calling at the Iroquois Refuge. A field trip through the 
  refuge reported BALD EAGLE, NORTHERN SHRIKE, 5 HORNED LARKS, 
  2 EASTERN BLUEBIRDS and 30 AMERICAN ROBINS.  From Amherst, 
  at a feeder in Williamsville, RED-BELLIED WDPKR., NORTHERN 
  FLICKER and a SHARP-SH. HAWK, and in Eggertsville, an 
  EASTERN SCREECH-OWL at a feeder, after dark. 

  Dial-a-Bird will be updated Thursday evening, March 4. 
  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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