[Ontbirds]WNY Dial-a-Bird 07 Dec 2006

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Thu Dec 7 20:09:06 EST 2006

* New York
* Buffalo
* 12/07/2006
* NYBU0612.07
- Birds mentioned
    ----------------------------------------------------------   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
    [UPDATE - Wednesday, December 13, the BOS annual election of
  officers and holiday party at 7 PM at the Buffalo Museum of Science]

  Cackling Goose
  California Gull
  Common Raven
  Ruby-cr. Kinglet
  Northern Shrike
  Fox Sparrow
  White-cr. Sparrow
  Common Grackle
  Purple Finch

- Transcript
  Hotline: Dial-a-Bird at the Buffalo Museum of Science
  Date:             12/07/2006
  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, December 7, 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 

  Highlights of reports received November 30 through December   7 from 
the Niagara Frontier Region include SLATY-BACKED   GULL, RAZORBILL, 

  December 2, above Niagara Falls, Ontario, a third-winter   
SLATY-BACKED GULL was discovered off the impoundment   gatehouse at 
Dufferine Islands. The gull was seen by many   observers on the 2nd and 
3rd, but there have been no weekday   reports. The SLATY-BACKED GULL, 
from northeastern Asia and   western Alaska is one of the rarest gulls 
in lower North   America. The only previous record of SLATY-BACKED GULL 
in   the BOS region was in 1992.

  With Niagara River birders attention re-directed to the   Falls area, 
recent reports of the RAZORBILL at the mouth of   the river were 
November 30 and December 1 and 2; off   Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario 
and Fort Niagara in New York.   December 3, an adult BLACK-HEADED GULL 
at Fort Niagara. Also   on the 3rd, at the rocks near the Old Fort Erie 
site, a   POMARINE JAEGER. CALIFORNIA GULL continues at the power   
plants on the lower river. And, a late RUBY-CR. KINGLET   November 29 
on the Three Sisters Islands off Goat Island.

  December 7, a male HARLEQUIN DUCK again on the east side of   Dunkirk 
Harbor, also a KILLDEER at the harbor this week.

  From Lake Ontario, November 30, a CACKLING GOOSE with CANADA   GEESE 
at Barker Park in Somerset.

  At feeders this week - COMMON GRACKLE in South Wales and in   Wilson, 
17 species included a late FOX SPARROW plus 2 WHITE-

  Other reports this week - in the Town of Ellery in   Chautauqua 
County, a NORTHERN SHRIKE and 3 resident COMMON   RAVENS at Pickett and 
Slide Roads. Another NORTHERN SHRIKE   still at Lotus Point Road in 
Brant. Adult BALD EAGLE at the   mouth of Silver Creek. And in 
Cheektowaga, a MERLIN chasing   pigeons over Wherle and Harlem Roads.

  Dial-a-Bird will be updated Thursday evening, December 14.   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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