[Ontbirds]WNY Dial-a-Bird 03 Nov 2005
David F. Suggs
dfsuggs at localnet.com
Thu Nov 3 18:40:44 EST 2005
* New York
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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
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Thank you, David
[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.]
GR. WHITE-FR. GOOSE x CANADA GOOSE
Amer. Tree Sparrow
Hotline: Dial-a-Bird at the Buffalo Museum of Science
To Report: Same
Compiler: David F. Suggs (dfsuggs at localnet.com)
Coverage: Western New York and adjacent Ontario
Transcriber: David F. Suggs
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
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.
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