[Ontbirds]WNY Dial-a-Bird 23 Mar 2006

David F. Suggs dfsuggs at localnet.com
Thu Mar 23 22:35:53 EST 2006


- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 03/23/2006
* NYBU0603.23
- 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 localnet com.
  Thank you, David
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  [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
side
  of Route 78 at Route 104, north of Lockport. Visitors are always welcome
on
  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
the
  New York State DEC will discuss "A Threatened Species; COMMON TERNS in
  the Buffalo Harbor".]

  EURASIAN WIGEON
  CACKLING GOOSE
  SNOWY OWL
  WILSON'S SNIPE
  BALD EAGLE
  Horned Grebe
  Tundra Swan
  Snow Goose
  Wood Duck
  Green-winged Teal
  Canvasback
  Redhead
  Common Goldeneye
  Ruddy Duck
  Red-shouldered Hawk
  Rough-legged Hawk
  Killdeer
  Iceland Gull
  L. Black-b. Gull
  Glaucous Gull
  Horned Lark
  Common Raven
  Black-cap. Chickadee
  American Robin
  American Pipit
  Northern Shrike
  Lapland Longspur
  Snow Bunting
  Rusty Blackbird
  Common Redpoll

- Transcript
  Hotline: Dial-a-Bird at the Buffalo Museum of Science
  Date:             03/23/2006
  Number:           716-896-1271
  To Report:        Same
  Compiler:         David F. Suggs (dfsuggs at localnet com)
  Coverage:         Western New York and adjacent Ontario
  Website:          www.BOSBirding.org

  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
  EAGLES.

  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,
  toward Tonawanda.

  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
  and posterior.

  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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