[Ontbirds] WNY Dial-a-Bird 15 Apr 2004

David F. Suggs dfsuggs at localnet.com
Thu Apr 15 20:59:47 EDT 2004


- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 04/15/2004
* NYBU0404.15
- Birds mentioned
  
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  EURASIAN WIGEON
  GOLDEN EAGLE
  Red-throated Loon
  Red-necked Grebe
  D.-crest. Cormorant
  American Bittern
  Bl.-cr. Night-Heron
  Tundra Swan
  Gr. White-fr. Goose
  Snow Goose
  Wood Duck
  Turkey Vulture
  Osprey
  Northern Harrier
  Northern Goshawk
  Broad-winged Hawk
  Virginia Rail
  Common Moorhen
  Greater Yellowlegs
  Wilson's Snipe
  Little Gull
  Black-headed Gull
  Caspian Tern
  Short-eared Owl
  Yellow-b. Sapsucker
  Eastern Phoebe
  Purple Martin
  N. Rough-w. Swallow
  Bank Swallow
  Golden-cr. Kinglet
  Ruby-cr. Kinglet
  Hermit Thrush
  Yellow-r. Warbler
  Field Sparrow
  Vesper Sparrow
  Fox Sparrow
  Swamp Sparrow
  White-thr. Sparrow
  Rusty Blackbird
  Purple Finch
  Common Redpoll
  Pine Siskin

- Transcript
  Hotline: Dial-a-Bird at the Buffalo Museum of Science
  Date:             04/15/2004
  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 15, 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. 

  Niagara Frontier Region highlights of the past two weeks, 
  April 1 through April 15, include EURASIAN WIGEON and GOLDEN 
  EAGLES. 

  From the Iroquois Refuge, several highlights at Cayuga Pool. 
  April 3 and 4, a very rare EURASIAN WIGEON. On the 3rd and 
  10th, 2 GR. WHITE-FR. GEESE at the pool. An early COMMON 
  MOORHEN on the 11th, along with 17 waterfowl species. Both 
  BALD EAGLE and GREAT HORNED OWL have been on their nests, 
  which may be viewed on a video monitor at the refuge 
  visitors center on Casey Road. Other reports from the pool - 
  over 200 TUNDRA SWANS, SNOW GOOSE, 12 GREATER YELLOWLEGS and 
  8 WILSON'S SNIPE. 

  April 11, a hawk flight in the Niagara County Town of 
  Wilson, near Lake Ontario, included 12 species highlighted 
  by a probable regional record of 4 GOLDEN EAGLES. At the 
  Hamburg Hawkwatch, the first 3 BROAD-WINGED HAWKS were 
  reported on the slightly early date of April 12. Back on 
  April 7, a large passage of over 400 TURKEY VULTURES was 
  observed in just one hour over a North Tonawanda yard. April 
  5 in the Town of Porter, 17 NORTHERN HARRIERS and several 
  SHORT-EARED OWLS were still present on Dickersonville Road, 
  south of Lake Road. And OSPREYS have been reported at Tifft 
  Nature Preserve in Buffalo, Sinking Ponds in East Aurora, 
  the University at Buffalo ponds in Amherst, and at the 
  Iroquois Refuge. 

  On the lower Niagara River recently, at least 4 LITTLE GULLS 
  at the Lewiston Docks and an occasional BLACK-HEADED GULL. 
  April 6, a surprising NORTHERN GOSHAWK passed over the 
  docks. And, flocks of D.-CREST. CORMORANTS  are returning to 
  the upper Niagara River. 

  At feeders, COMMON REDPOLLS and PINE SISKINS at four 
  locations. Also, FOX SPARROW and VESPER SPARROW in Colden, 
  two pairs of PURPLE FINCHES in Orchard Park, and a WHITE-
  THR. SPARROW wintered at a feeder in East Aurora. 

  April 13, 5 PURPLE MARTINS arrived at a nest box on Grand 
  Island. 

  Other reports - 4 AMERICAN BITTERNS and 2 VIRGINIA RAILS in 
  the Tonawanda Wildlife Management Area, also VIRGINIA RAILS 
  at Tifft and Sinking Ponds. Good numbers of RED-THROATED 
  LOONS and RED-NECKED GREBES on Lake Ontario off Four Mile 
  Creek State Park in Porter. RED-NECKED GREBES also at the UB 
  ponds, Batavia Waste Water Plant and Countryside Gravel 
  ponds in Dayton. 6 BL.-CR. NIGHT-HERONS at Tifft. CASPIAN 
  TERNS at Four Mile Creek and Dunkirk Harbor. And throughout 
  the region - WILSON'S SNIPE, YELLOW-B. SAPSUCKER, EASTERN 
  PHOEBE, N. ROUGH-W. SWALLOW, BANK SWALLOW, GOLDEN-CR. 
  KINGLET, RUBY-CR. KINGLET, HERMIT THRUSH, YELLOW-R. WARBLER, 
  FIELD SPARROW, FOX SPARROW, SWAMP SPARROW and RUSTY 
  BLACKBIRD. And, a male WOOD DUCK has been seen for over a 
  week in a ditch at the foot of Sheridan Drive in Tonawanda. 

  Dial-a-Bird will be updated Thursday evening, April 22. 
  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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