[Ontbirds]WNY Dial-a-Bird 05 Jan 2006

David F. Suggs dfsuggs at localnet.com
Thu Jan 5 22:22:32 EST 2006


- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 01/05/2006
* NYBU0601.05
- Birds mentioned
  
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  VARIED THRUSH
  NOR. SAW-WHET OWL
  EASTERN PHOEBE
  FIELD SPARROW
  Great Blue Heron
  Northern Shoveler
  Purple Sandpiper
  Little Gull
  Bonaparte's Gull
  California Gull
  Thayer's Gull
  Iceland Gull
  L. Black-b. Gull
  Glaucous Gull
  Short-eared Owl
  Belted Kingfisher
  Red-bellied Wdpkr.
  Hairy Woodpecker
  Northern Flicker
  Carolina Wren
  Eastern Bluebird
  Gray Catbird
  Swamp Sparrow
  Red-w. Blackbird
  Common Redpoll
  Pine Siskin

- Transcript
  Hotline: Dial-a-Bird at the Buffalo Museum of Science
  Date:             01/05/2006
  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, January 5, 2006 

  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  December 29 through January 
  5 from the Niagara Frontier Region include VARIED THRUSH, 
  NOR. SAW-WHET OWL and EASTERN PHOEBE. 

  January 1, in the Erie County Town of Hamburg, a VARIED 
  THRUSH was briefly observed on Taylor Road, a quarter mile 
  north of Eckhardt Road. Repeated searches have not yet 
  relocated the thrush. 

  At Amherst State Park, January 2, a NOR. SAW-WHET OWL was 
  found; probably the first record of the species at this 
  suburban park. Also on the 2nd at the park, an EASTERN 
  PHOEBE was still active at the orchard and bridge. 

  On the Niagara River this week - CALIFORNIA GULL, THAYER'S 
  GULL, L. BLACK-B. GULL and up to 6 ICELAND GULLS at the 
  lower river power plants. LITTLE GULL upriver from 
  Queenston, Ontario. Off Goat Island above the falls, 4 
  ICELAND GULLS, 10 L. BLACK-B. GULLS and 4 GLAUCOUS GULLS. On 
  the upper river, several thousand BONAPARTE'S GULLS at the 
  marina at the foot of Austin Street in Buffalo' Riverside. 
  And, January 3, 2 PURPLE SANDPIPERS above the Canadian 
  Falls. 

  At Sinking Ponds in East Aurora, January 1, NORTHERN 
  SHOVELER, 2 GRAY CATBIRDS, EASTERN BLUEBIRD, 2 SWAMP 
  SPARROWS and a RED-W. BLACKBIRD. 

  Reports from Niagara County - In Porter, December 26, 4 
  COMMON REDPOLLS on Braley Road, and January 3, 4 SHORT-EARED 
  OWLS, seen at 5 PM, at the southeast corner of 
  Dickersonville and Youngstown Roads. And in Wilson, at a 
  feeder on Lake Road, a FIELD SPARROW and up to 55 PINE 
  SISKINS. 

  From Chautauqua County this week, at the mouth of 
  Cattaraugus Creek in Hanover, 3 GREAT BLUE HERONS, BELTED 
  KINGFISHER, RED-BELLIED WDPKR., HAIRY WOODPECKER, NORTHERN 
  FLICKER and CAROLINA WREN. 

  Dial-a-Bird will be updated Thursday evening, January 12. 
  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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