[Ontbirds] WNY Dial-a-Bird 01 Apr 2004

David F. Suggs dfsuggs at localnet.com
Thu Apr 1 13:15:07 EST 2004


- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 04/01/2004
* NYBU0404.01
- Birds mentioned
  
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  LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE
  BLACK-HEADED GULL
  WESTERN MEADOWLARK
  SANDHILL CRANE
  Pied-billed Grebe
  Horned Grebe
  Great Egret
  Bl.-cr. Night-Heron
  Tundra Swan
  Snow Goose
  Ring-necked Duck
  Bufflehead
  Osprey
  Bald Eagle
  Cooper's Hawk
  Red-shouldered Hawk
  Ruffed Grouse
  Greater Yellowlegs
  Little Gull
  Yellow-b. Sapsucker
  Eastern Phoebe
  Tree Swallow
  Common Raven
  Red-br. Nuthatch
  Winter Wren
  Golden-cr. Kinglet
  Eastern Bluebird
  Northern Shrike
  Pine Warbler
  Eastern Towhee
  Fox Sparrow
  Swamp Sparrow
  Eastern Meadowlark
  Purple Finch
  Common Redpoll
  Pine Siskin

- Transcript
  Hotline: Dial-a-Bird at the Buffalo Museum of Science
  Date:             04/01/2004
  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
  Web site:         www.BOSBirding.org

  Thursday, April 1, 2004 

  [There will be a BOS field trip to the Oak Orchard Swamps on 
  Sunday, April 4. Meet at 8 AM (Eastern Daylight Savings 
  Time) at Cayuga Pool, on Route 77 in the Iroquois Refuge. 
  Visitors are always welcome on BOS field trips.] 

  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 March 25 through April 1 from 
  the Niagara Frontier Region include LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE, 
  BLACK-HEADED GULL, WESTERN MEADOWLARK, SANDHILL CRANE and 
  early spring migrants. 

  The BOS field trip to the Lake Ontario Plains on March 27 
  reported 70 species, highlighted by a very rare LOGGERHEAD 
  SHRIKE, on private property along Hosmer Road, north of 
  Route 104 in the Niagara County Town of Hartland. A NORTHERN 
  SHRIKE was also observed on the field trip. 

  March 28, an adult BLACK-HEADED GULL and a LITTLE GULL were 
  reported on the Niagara River at the Queenston, Ontario, 
  boat launch. In the Wyoming County Town of Bennington, a 
  WESTERN MEADOWLARK was heard singing among several EASTERN 
  MEADOWLARKS. A second hand report of a very high count of 16 
  SANDHILL CRANES setting down in a field near the Iroquois 
  Refuge headquarters on Casey Road. And in southern Erie 
  County, 2 COMMON RAVENS along Route 39, north of Cattaraugus 
  Creek, in the Town of Sardinia. 

  Many reports of early spring arrivals this week - GREAT 
  EGRET and 2 BL.-CR. NIGHT-HERONS on Motor Island in the 
  upper Niagara River. GREATER YELLOWLEGS at the Iroquois 
  Refuge. Multiple EASTERN PHOEBES, TREE SWALLOWS, RED-BR. 
  NUTHATCHES and GOLDEN-CR. KINGLETS at several locations. 
  WINTER WREN at Beaver Island State Park. At Allegany State 
  Park, 2 PINE WARBLERS and a PINE SISKIN at a feeder. YELLOW-
  B. SAPSUCKER, EASTERN TOWHEE and 6 FOX SPARROWS at Tifft 
  Nature Preserve in Buffalo, plus another 6 FOX SPARROWS in 
  the Town of Ashford. And, a PURPLE FINCH in Williamsville. 

  Other reports this week - an as BALD EAGLE at the south end 
  of Navy Island. A good variety of species at Sinking Ponds 
  in East Aurora included PIED-BILLED GREBE, HORNED GREBE, 30 
  SNOW GEESE, RING-NECKED DUCK, BUFFLEHEAD, COOPER'S HAWK, 
  RED-SHOULDERED HAWK and SWAMP SPARROW. A small hawk flight 
  over Amherst included a BALD EAGLE. At the Allegany 
  Reservoir, 4 OSPREYS. Several hundred TUNDRA SWANS still at 
  Cayuga Pool in the Iroquois Refuge, and 20 TUNDRA SWANS at 
  the north Grand Island bridge. RUFFED GROUSE in Ashford. 
  COMMON REDPOLLS still at some feeders. And several reports 
  of EASTERN BLUEBIRDS and EASTERN MEADOWLARKS throughout the 
  region. 

  Dial-a-Bird will not be updated until Thursday evening, 
  April 15. In the next two weeks, if any rare birds are 
  reported, they will be noted on the update section. You may 
  report sightings after the tone. Thank you for calling and 
  reporting to Dial-a-Bird. 

- End Transcript 




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