[Ontbirds]WNY Dial-a-Bird 02 Dec 2004

David F. Suggs dfsuggs at localnet.com
Thu Dec 2 10:05:47 EST 2004


- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 12/02/2004
* NYBU0412.02
- Birds mentioned
  
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  Saturday, December 4 - BOS field trip to the Niagara 
  River. Meet at 8 AM at the upstream parking lot on Goat 
  Island in Niagara Falls, NY.

  Wednesday, December 8 - BOS annual holiday party at 7:30 PM 
  at the Buffalo Museum of Science.
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  RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD
  COMMON TEAL
  HARLEQUIN DUCK
  PURPLE SANDPIPER
  BLACK-LEG. KITTIWAKE
  SNOWY OWL
  SHORT-EARED OWL
  PEREGRINE FALCON
  Eared Grebe
  Tundra Swan
  Cackling Goose
  Long-tailed Duck
  Surf Scoter
  Bufflehead
  Bald Eagle
  Northern Harrier
  Rough-legged Hawk
  American Coot
  Little Gull
  California Gull
  Thayer's Gull
  Iceland Gull
  L. Black-b. Gull
  Glaucous Gull
  Tufted Titmouse
  Northern Shrike
  Pine Siskin

- Transcript
  Hotline: Dial-a-Bird at the Buffalo Museum of Science
  Date:             12/02/2004
  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
  Website:          www.BOSBirding.org

  Thursday, December 2, 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. 

  Highlights of reports received November 24 through December 
  2 from the Niagara Frontier Region include RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD,
  COMMON TEAL, HARLEQUIN DUCK, PURPLE SANDPIPER, BLACK-LEG.
  KITTIWAKE, SNOWY OWL, SHORT-EARED OWL and PEREGRINE FALCONS. 

  As of November 28, the RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD was still present
  at 4575 Peach Avenue in Niagara Falls, Ontario. The homeowners
  have asked that observers wait until late morning before
  visiting the yard. [Late report - Dec 2, the hummingbird was
  captured, identified as a hatch year female RUFOUS, banded
  and released]

  November 28, a COMMON or EURASIAN TEAL was found in Ontario, 
  above Niagara Falls, in one of the impoundments across from 
  Dufferin Islands. This is likely the same teal that was 
  tentatively identified across the river at Goat Island on 
  October 31. Also above the falls, a female HARLEQUIN DUCK at 
  the control gates dam, PURPLE SANDPIPER at the stranded 
  barge, and a BRANT with CANADA GEESE at Dufferin Islands. 

  Eleven gull species on the Niagara this week were 
  highlighted by a first-winter BLACK-LEG. KITTIWAKE, seen at 
  several locations on the lower river. Most recent report was 
  November 29 at the power plants, but also on the 29th, a 
  first-winter BLACK-LEG. KITTIWAKE was found dead at the 
  entrance to the Legends of Niagara golf course, off the 
  upper river in Chippawa, Ontario. 

  Other gulls of note - at the power plants, CALIFORNIA GULL, 
  THAYER'S GULL, 6 ICELAND GULLS and several L. BLACK-B. 
  GULLS. At the falls, 8 L. BLACK-B. GULLS and a GLAUCOUS 
  GULL. And, LITTLE GULLS on the lower river and at the 
  control gates. 

  At the mouth of the Niagara River, a SNOWY OWL at Fort 
  Niagara State Park. Another probable SNOWY OWL was seen 
  twice this week near Delaware Park in Buffalo. And 3 SHORT-
  EARED OWLS were found in the Lake Ontario Plains, on 
  Lakeshore Road, east of the Niagara-Orleans county line. 

  PEREGRINE FALCONS this week - at Athol Springs in Hamburg, 
  the falls gorge and at the lower river power plants. Pairs 
  of PEREGRINE FALCONS were noted in downtown Buffalo and in 
  the area of Navy Island, seen from the Eagle Overlook on 
  Grand Island. Also, 3 BALD EAGLES around Navy Island and 
  another BALD EAGLE at Queenston, Ontario. 

  Other reports this week - at the Batavia Waste Water Plant, 
  2 EARED GREBES, 6 CACKLING GEESE and a NORTHERN SHRIKE. In 
  the Iroquois Refuge, at Cayuga Pool, 16 TUNDRA SWANS, 2 BALD 
  EAGLES, NORTHERN HARRIER, 24 AMERICAN COOTS and NORTHERN 
  SHRIKE. Around Golden Hill State Park, in the Town of 
  Somerset, 13 ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS, included 9 dark phase. In 
  Buffalo, along the Bird Island Pier, 5 SURF SCOTERS, 200 
  LONG-TAILED DUCKS and over 1000 BUFFLEHEADS. On Woodbridge 
  Avenue in Buffalo, a PINE SISKIN among a flock of AMERICAN 
  GOLDFINCHES, and 2 TUFTED TITMICE on Ruie Road in North 
  Tonawanda. 

  Dial-a-Bird will be updated Thursday evening, December 9. 
  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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