[Ontbirds]WNY Dial-a-Bird 04 Aug 2005

David F. Suggs dfsuggs at localnet.com
Thu Aug 4 21:26:46 EDT 2005


- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 08/04/2005
* NYBU0508.05
- Birds mentioned
  
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  [Dial-a-Bird will not be updated until Thursday, August 18. 
  In the mean time, messages will be checked, and any rare 
  sightings will be noted on the update] 

  MERLIN
  PEREGRINE FALCON
  BAIRD'S SANDPIPER
  ORCHARD ORIOLE
  Great Egret
  Green Heron
  Bl.-cr. Night-Heron
  Common Merganser
  Osprey
  Bald Eagle
  Common Moorhen
  American Coot
  Solitary Sandpiper
  Ruddy Turnstone
  Sanderling
  Semipalm. Sandpiper
  Stilt Sandpiper
  Short-b. Dowitcher
  Bonaparte's Gull
  Caspian Tern
  Common Tern
  Black-billed Cuckoo
  Eastern Kingbird
  N. Rough-w. Swallow
  Carolina Wren
  Marsh Wren
  Cedar Waxwing
  Yellow Warbler
  American Redstart
  Scarlet Tanager
  Rose-br. Grosbeak
  Baltimore Oriole

- Transcript
  Hotline: Dial-a-Bird at the Buffalo Museum of Science
  Date:             08/05/2005
  Number:           716-896-1271
  To Report:        Same
  Compiler:         David F. Suggs (dfsuggs at localnet dot com)
  Coverage:         Western New York and adjacent Ontario
  Transcriber:      David F. Suggs
  Website:          www.BOSBirding.org

  Thursday, August 4, 2005 

  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 July 28 through August 4 from 
  the Niagara Frontier Region include MERLINS, PEREGRINE 
  FALCONS, BAIRD'S SANDPIPER and ORCHARD ORIOLE. 

  Multiple MERLINS were reported at three locations this week. 
  Up to 4 MERLINS, from the recent nesting on the westside of 
  Buffalo, have been reported in the Elmwood Avenue 
  neighborhoods between West Ferry and Bidwell Parkway. The 
  westside location was thought to be the first nesting record 
  in the Niagara Frontier, but it was learned this week that 
  MERLINS have also nested this summer, and possibly last 
  summer, in the southern tier City of Salamanca. And, for no 
  less than eight consecutive years, MERLINS are again 
  congregating on the University at Buffalo Main Street 
  Campus. At least two falcons were first noted on July 29, 
  then 3 or 4 on August 3. 

  PEREGRINE FALCONS are now regular sights in downtown 
  Buffalo; over Lafayette Square, the ballpark, and the 
  Liberty and Statler Buildings. Unlike PEREGRINE FALCONS, the 
  advance of the MERLIN, once known only as a rare migrant, 
  has occurred without direct assistance from breeding or re-
  location programs. 

  At Rock Point Park in Dunnville, Ontario, July 31, the first 
  report of 2 BAIRD'S SANDPIPERS, plus 2 RUDDY TURNSTONES, 7 
  SANDERLINGS, 3 SHORT-B. DOWITCHERS and SEMIPALM. SANDPIPER, 
  as well as BONAPARTE'S GULL. A reminder that there is an 
  entrance fee at Rock Point during the summer. 

  A dozen shorebird species were found throughout the 
  Iroquois, Oak Orchard and Tonawanda Areas. In Oak Orchard, 9 
  SOLITARY SANDPIPERS and a RUDDY TURNSTONE at Windmill Marsh 
  and a STILT SANDPIPER at Goose Pond. Shorebirds also 
  continue at Griswold and Route 77, and the Lewiston Overlook 
  on Route 77. Other reports from the areas, 5 OSPREYS at 
  Ring-necked Marsh, BALD EAGLES at Windmill and Cayuga Pool, 
  and at Oxbow Marsh in Oak Orchard, 5 COMMON MOORHENS, 2 
  AMERICAN COOTS and several MARSH WRENS. 

  Along the Lake Ontario shore, an ORCHARD ORIOLE was the 
  highlight this week in a yard on Lake Road in Wilson, along 
  with EASTERN KINGBIRD, CAROLINA WREN, CEDAR WAXWING, YELLOW 
  WARBLER, AMERICAN REDSTART, SCARLET TANAGER, ROSE-BR. 
  GROSBEAK and BALTIMORE ORIOLE. YELLOW WARBLERS were also 
  noted at the Erie Basin Marina on the Buffalo waterfront. 

  Other reports - At Tifft Nature Preserve in Buffalo, 5 GREAT 
  EGRETS, 6 GREEN HERONS, 5 BL.-CR. NIGHT-HERONS and a CASPIAN 
  TERN. More CASPIAN TERNS and COMMON TERNS along the Buffalo 
  waterfront and 10 CASPIAN TERNS with an adult and 3 juvenile 
  BALD EAGLES at the mouth of Silver Creek in Chautauqua 
  County. On Grand Island, 2 OSPREYS on West River Road. 
  Twelve COMMON MERGANSERS and 26 N. ROUGH-W. SWALLOWS at 
  Saint Columbans in Sheridan. And, in Elma, a BLACK-BILLED 
  CUCKOO along Buffalo Creek.   

  You may report after the tone. Thank you for calling and 
  reporting to Dial-a-Bird. Dial-a-Bird will not be updated 
  until Thursday, August 18. In the mean time, messages will 
  be checked, and any rare sightings will be noted on the 
  update. 

- End Transcript 




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