[Ontbirds]WNY Dial-a-Bird 04 Jan 2007

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- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 01/04/2007
* NYBU0701.04
- 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 
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  Thank you, David
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  UPDATE - Wednesday, Jan 10, 7:00 PM - BOS meeting at   Buffalo Museum 
of Science. Richard Joos of the University of   Toronto will present 
"Little Gulls, a Glimpse at a North   American Rarity". Visitors are 
always welcome at BOS   meetings.
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  RAZORBILL
  MEW GULL
  BARROW'S GOLDENEYE
  AMERICAN WOODCOCK
  Bl.-cr. Night-Heron
  Snow Goose
  American Black Duck
  Northern Pintail
  Common Goldeneye
  Bufflehead
  Hooded Merganser
  Common Merganser
  Ruddy Duck
  Bald Eagle
  Northern Harrier
  Rough-legged Hawk
  American Kestrel
  Merlin
  Purple Sandpiper
  Bonaparte's Gull
  California Gull
  Iceland Gull
  Glaucous Gull
  Black-leg. Kittiwake
  Eastern Screech-Owl
  Belted Kingfisher
  Red-bellied Wdpkr.
  Eastern Bluebird
  Hermit Thrush
  American Robin
  Northern Mockingbird
  Amer. Tree Sparrow
  Red-w. Blackbird
  Brown-headed Cowbird

- Transcript
  Hotline: Dial-a-Bird at the Buffalo Museum of Science
  Date:             01/04/2007
  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, January 4, 2007

  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 28 through January 4   from 
the Niagara Frontier Region include RAZORBILL, MEW   GULL, BARROW'S 
GOLDENEYE and AMERICAN WOODCOCK.

  January 2, the RAZORBILL was still at the mouth of the   Niagara 
River. The bird has been found in the early morning   in the current 
near Old Fort Niagara. Later in the day, the   bird follows the current 
further out into Lake Ontario.   Telescopes are needed from Queens Park 
on Front Street in   Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, while Fort Niagara 
in New York   may provide closer viewing. The entrance fee at the fort 
is   $10, but the elevated lookouts from inside the fort are   
excellent.

  December 29, 11 gulls species were reported on the Niagara   River, 
highlighted by an exceptionally rare adult MEW GULL   at the Adam Beck 
overlook in Ontario. The MEW GULL has not   been re-found; there are 
less than 10 records of MEW GULL in   the BOS archives. Also at the 
power plants, CALIFORNIA GULL,   BLACK-LEG. KITTIWAKE and multiple 
ICELAND GULLS.

  January 3, at the eastern border of the region, BARROW'S   GOLDENEYE 
still on Lake Ontario at the east pier of Point   Breeze in the Orleans 
County Town of Carlton. Also, a   GLAUCOUS GULL passing Point Breeze.

  The Dunkirk-Fredonia Christmas Count on January 1 reported   the 
lowest species total in the count's history. However, an   unexpected 
AMERICAN WOODCOCK was found at dawn, over   Blockhouse Road in the 
Chautauqua County Town of Pomfret.   This is the region's third early 
January record of AMERICAN   WOODCOCK. The low species count is simply 
due to the mild   weather and open waters across Western New York. A 
section   of the Hamburg-Orchard Park Count recorded only one AMERICAN 
  ROBIN, a species that typically winters in small to large   flocks.

  December 31 at the Countryside Gravel Ponds on Route 62 in   the 
Cattaraugus County Town of Dayton, 2 SNOW GEESE, 48   AMERICAN BLACK 
DUCKS, 20 NORTHERN PINTAILS, BUFFLEHEAD,   COMMON GOLDENEYE, 26 HOODED 
MERGANSERS, 80 COMMON   MERGANSERS, 7 RUDDY DUCKS, 2 BALD EAGLES and a 
BELTED   KINGFISHER. Also in Dayton, 7 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 7 ROUGH-
  LEGGED HAWKS, 3 AMERICAN KESTRELS and 92 AMER. TREE   SPARROWS.

  Wintering thrushes and mimics this week - a surprising   HERMIT 
THRUSH feeding on the lawn at Golden Hill State Park   in Somerset, 
small flocks of EASTERN BLUEBIRDS in Chautauqua   County, and 6 
NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRDS on Cothran Road in   Porter. Other reports - in 
Buffalo, 24 BL.-CR. NIGHT-HERONS   on the Black Rock Canal at the West 
Ferry lift bridge, 4   RUDDY DUCKS inside the Bird Island Pier, viewed 
from the   foot of Porter Avenue, hundreds of BONAPARTE'S GULLS at   
Squaw Island Park and thousands of BONAPARTE'S GULLS at the   Austin 
Street marina. In Porter, 12 NORTHERN HARRIERS on   Youngstown-Wilson 
Road and EASTERN SCREECH-OWLS calling on   Lutts Road. Other 
SCREECH-OWLS heard in North Tonawanda and   Orchard Park. Above Niagara 
Falls, MERLIN and 3 PURPLE   SANDPIPERS. RED-BELLIED WDPKR. at a feeder 
in Clarence. And   in Wilson, 9 RED-W. BLACKBIRDS and 158 BROWN-HEADED 
  COWBIRDS. 

  Dial-a-Bird will be updated Thursday evening, January 11.   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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