[Ontbirds]WNY Dial-a-Bird 23 Mar 2006
David F. Suggs
dfsuggs at localnet.com
Thu Mar 23 22:35:53 EST 2006
* 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 Field Trip, this Saturday, March 25, to the Lake Ontario
Plains. Meet at 8 AM at the Tops Market in Wright's Corners, on the east
of Route 78 at Route 104, north of Lockport. Visitors are always welcome
BOS trips. Also of interest this coming week, the Landmark Society of the
Niagara Frontier will begin a series of public programs on the natural
history of the Niagara Frontier. At noon, Tuesday, March 28, in the Market
Arcade Building at 617 Main Street in downtown Buffalo, Connie Adams of
New York State DEC will discuss "A Threatened Species; COMMON TERNS in
the Buffalo Harbor".]
L. Black-b. Gull
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
Thursday, March 23, 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 March 16 through March 23
from the Niagara Frontier Region include EURASIAN WIGEONS,
CACKLING GEESE, SNOWY OWL, WILSON'S SNIPE and nesting BALD
March 18, two male EURASIAN WIGEONS were found among over 24
waterfowl species in the Oak Orchard Area and Iroquois
Refuge. One wigeon was at Goose Pond on Albion Road in Oak
Orchard and was still present on March 21; the other
EURASIAN WIGEON was discovered in the dense cattails at the
east end of Cayuga Pool, on Route 77 in the Iroquois Refuge.
Other waterfowl in the Iroquois and Oak Orchards areas - 6
CACKLING GEESE at Center Marsh, on the east side of Sour
Springs Road north of Tibbets Road. Only single SNOW GEESE
at three locations, numerous TUNDRA SWANS, increasing GREEN-
WINGED TEAL, a few CANVASBACKS and REDHEADS, and on Oak
Orchard Creek at Knowlesville Road, COMMON GOLDENEYE and
RUDDY DUCK. Arriving RUDDY DUCKS were also noted the Batavia
Waste Water Plant.
Waterfowl in the Southern Tier counties were highlighted by
114 WOOD DUCKS among nine species along Center Road in the
Town of Sheridan, and at the Countryside Gravel Ponds on
Route 62 in Dayton, 65 HORNED GREBES.
March 16 in Amherst, a SNOWY OWL was reported on the roof of
a restaurant at the Boulevard Mall facing Niagara Falls
Blvd. After a brief rest, the owl flew off to the southwest,
March 18, first report of WILSON'S SNIPE - 8 SNIPE in the
Cattaraugus County Town of Randolph, and on the 19th, a
single SNIPE on West Avenue in the Genesee County Town of
Elba. Also in the fields of Elba and adjacent Oakfield, many
HORNED LARKS and RUSTY BLACKBIRDS, arriving AMERICAN PIPITS,
a few LAPLAND LONGSPURS and SNOW BUNTINGS, and on Hutton
Road in Oakfield, 2 COMMON REDPOLLS.
BALD EAGLES on or about nests at four widespread locations
this week - the north end of Navy Island in the Niagara
River, viewed from Buckhorn Island State Park; Bird Swamp,
on Route 262 west of Machias in Cattaraugus County; Cayuga
Pool in the Iroquois Refuge and the Gravel Ponds in Dayton.
Other reports this week - in Cattaraugus County, 16 ROUGH-
LEGGED HAWKS in the South Dayton area. RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS
and KILLDEER at several locations. ICELAND GULL, L. BLACK-
B. GULL and GLAUCOUS GULL still above Niagara Falls.
NORTHERN SHRIKE on Hemlock Ridge Road in Shelby. COMMON
RAVENS along Route 20 in Darien, Route 98 in Arcade and at
Bird Swamp in Machias. From Alden, a fascinating observation
of BLACK-CAP. CHICKADEES feeding on maple tree sap icicles,
and in West Seneca, an AMERICAN ROBIN featuring a white tail
Dial-a-Bird will be updated Thursday evening, March 30.
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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