[Ontbirds]WNY Dial-a-Bird 03 Nov 2005

David F. Suggs dfsuggs at localnet.com
Thu Nov 3 18:40:44 EST 2005


- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 11/03/2005
* NYBU0511.04
- Birds mentioned
  
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  Please phone in any rare sightings so they 
  may be shared via the DAB telephone update 
  system, and submit email contributions directly 
  to dfsuggs at localnet.com.
  Thank you, David
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  [UPDATE - BOS meeting, Wednesday, November 9, at 7:30 PM at 
  the Buffalo Museum of Science. Marty Schlabach and David 
  Carson of Cornell University will present "Of Birds and 
  Poetry: Alexander Wilson's 1804 Expedition to Niagara 
  Falls". A very fine presentation is expected and visitors 
  are always welcome. Thank you.] 

  GOLDEN EAGLE
  EURASIAN WIGEON
  CACKLING GOOSE
  NORTHERN SHRIKE
  ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK
  BOHEMIAN WAXWING
  GR. WHITE-FR. GOOSE x CANADA GOOSE
  
  Red-throated Loon
  Common Loon
  Pied-billed Grebe
  Horned Grebe
  Red-necked Grebe
  Eared Grebe
  Great Egret
  Mute Swan
  Brant
  Scaup species
  Long-tailed Duck
  Black Scoter
  Surf Scoter
  White-winged Scoter
  Common Goldeneye
  Red-br. Merganser
  Bald Eagle
  Northern Harrier
  Sanderling
  Pomarine Jaeger
  Parasitic Jaeger
  Bonaparte's Gull
  Red-bellied Wdpkr.
  Tree Swallow
  Barn Swallow
  Brown Creeper
  Eastern Bluebird
  Hermit Thrush
  Yellow-r. Warbler
  Amer. Tree Sparrow
  Fox Sparrow
  Lapland Longspur
  Snow Bunting
  Purple Finch
  Purple Finch
  Common Redpoll
  Pine Siskin
  American Goldfinch

- Transcript
  Hotline: Dial-a-Bird at the Buffalo Museum of Science
  Date:             11/03/2005
  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, November 3, 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 October 27 through November 3 
  from the Niagara Frontier Region include GOLDEN EAGLE, 
  EURASIAN WIGEON, CACKLING GOOSE, NORTHERN SHRIKE, ROUGH-
  LEGGED HAWK and BOHEMIAN WAXWING. 

  October 29, a GOLDEN EAGLE was reported over Shelby Road, 
  between the Iroquois Refuge and Oak Orchard Area. 

  On the 29th and 30th, a EURASIAN WIGEON on Ringneck Marsh in 
  the Iroquois Refuge. Also, 3 CACKLING GEESE at Ringneck 
  Marsh on October 29. 

  October 30 in Cattaraugus County, another report of CACKLING 
  GOOSE, at the Countryside Gravel Ponds on Route 62 in the 
  Town of Dayton. A likely hybrid of GR. WHITE-FR. GOOSE and 
  CANADA GOOSE was also found at the gravel ponds, plus PIED-
  BILLED GREBE, HORNED GREBE, and at least 8 waterfowl species 
  including 4 REDHEADS. 

  The first report of NORTHERN SHRIKE this season came from 
  the Town of Franklinville in Cattaraugus County, on October 
  30. ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS were also first reported in 
  Cattaraugus and Chautauqua Counties on the 30th, in the 
  Towns of Dayton, Ellington and Cherry Creek. 

  At the Batavia Waste Water Plant, October 29, highlights 
  were 2 EARED GREBES and a very late BARN SWALLOW among 40 
  TREE SWALLOWS, plus 15 waterfowl species. 

  Many waterbirds were reported moving along the Lake Ontario 
  shore this week. Highlights from the Town of Wilson, but 
  typical of the many observation points along the lakeshore - 
  2 PARASITIC JAEGERS and a probable POMARINE JAEGER, with 
  RED-THROATED LOON, COMMON LOON, HORNED GREBE, RED-NECKED 
  GREBE, BRANT, MUTE SWAN, SCAUP SPECIES, SURF SCOTER, WHITE-
  WINGED SCOTER, BLACK SCOTER, LONG-TAILED DUCK, COMMON 
  GOLDENEYE and RED-BR. MERGANSER. 

  Not just waterbirds fly along the Ontario lakeshore. October 
  30, off Sunset Island at Wilson-Tuscaurora State Park, a 
  flight of 16 BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS plus numbers of LAPLAND 
  LONGSPURS, SNOW BUNTINGS, PURPLE FINCHES, COMMON REDPOLLS, 
  PINE SISKINS and AMERICAN GOLDFINCHES. 

  Outside the Niagara Frontier Region, EVENING GROSBEAKS are 
  being reported at feeders in Central New York and in 
  Ontario. And, November begins the annual influx of gulls to 
  the Niagara River. 

  Other reports this week - 2 GREAT EGRETS at Center Marsh in 
  the Iroquois Refuge. BALD EAGLES over Countryside Gravel 
  Ponds, Dunkirk and Silver Creek. In Clarence, 3 NORTHERN 
  HARRIERS on Meahl Road. At Dunkirk Harbor, 150 BONAPARTE'S 
  GULLS and 6 SANDERLINGS still at Wright Park Beach. From 
  Akron Falls Park, off Skyline Drive in Akron, 4 RED-BELLIED 
  WDPKRS., BROWN CREEPER and 5 EASTERN BLUEBIRDS. In 
  Tonawanda, HERMIT THRUSH, YELLOW-R. WARBLER and 3 FOX 
  SPARROWS along the west side of Two Mile Creek Road. At the 
  mouth of Cattaraugus Creek in Hanover, YELLOW-R. WARBLER and 
  FOX SPARROW. Several AMER. TREE SPARROWS along Lake Ontario. 
  And at a feeder in Silver Creek, 2 PURPLE FINCHES and 2 PINE 
  SISKINS. 

  Dial-a-Bird will be updated Thursday evening, November 10. 
  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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