[Ontbirds]WNY Dial-a-Bird 22 Feb 2007

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Thu Feb 22 20:09:23 EST 2007


- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 02/22/2007
* NYBU0702.22
- 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 - BOS Meeting, Wednesday, February 28, 7 PM, at  the Buffalo 
Museum of Science. Terry Yonker presents the
  program "Things That Go Blip in the Night: Nocturnal Bird
  Migration along the Buffalo Waterfront". Visitors are always  welcome 
to attend BOS meetings.]

  BALD EAGLE
  RED-NECKED GREBE
  TURKEY VULTURE
  Common Loon
  Horned Grebe
  Great Blue Heron
  Tundra Swan
  Mute Swan
  Ring-necked Duck
  Long-tailed Duck
  Black Scoter
  Surf Scoter
  White-winged Scoter
  Ruddy Duck
  Northern Harrier
  Red-tailed Hawk
  Rough-legged Hawk
  Peregrine Falcon
  Wild Turkey
  Bonaparte's Gull
  Glaucous Gull
  Great Black-b. Gull
  Long-eared Owl
  Short-eared Owl
  Horned Lark
  Black-cap. Chickadee
  Tufted Titmouse
  Eastern Bluebird
  Northern Cardinal
  Amer. Tree Sparrow
  White-cr. Sparrow
  Lapland Longspur
  Snow Bunting

- Transcript
  Hotline: Dial-a-Bird at the Buffalo Museum of Science
  Date:             02/22/2007
  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, February 22, 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 February 15 through February  22 from 
the Niagara Frontier Region include waterfowl, BALD  EAGLES, RED-NECKED 
GREBE and TURKEY VULTURE.

  Abundant waterfowl continue on the upper Niagara River this  winter, 
from the ice boom to the south end of Grand Island  viewed from the 
Ontario side of river. 19 waterfowl species  highlighted by 5 MUTE 
SWANS, 53 TUNDRA SWANS, 34 RING-NECKED  DUCKS, SURF SCOTER and 6 
WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS, plus an  unexpected NORTHERN HARRIER over the 
river, and at the Peace  Bridge, a BALD EAGLE.

  Dunkirk Harbor has also been filled with waterfowl, at least  16 
species this week included SURF SCOTER, WHITE-WINGED  SCOTER, BLACK 
SCOTER, LONG-TAILED DUCK and RUDDY DUCK, with  COMMON LOON, numerous 
HORNED GREBES, first report of RED-
  NECKED GREBE, 10 GREAT BLUE HERONS, BONAPARTE'S GULL,  GLAUCOUS GULL 
and the third highest count of GREAT BLACK-B.  GULLS in the BOS 
archives - 430 BLACK-BACKS on February 18.

  Also at Dunkirk on the 18th, viewed from Point Gratiot Park,  7 BALD 
EAGLES, seen all at once, on the ice and in the air.  Other BALD EAGLES 
this week - a pair at Navy Island,  observed from the Eagle Overlook on 
the west side of Grand  Island, and a single BALD EAGLE on the Niagara 
River in the  City of Tonawanda.

  Vultures and raptors appeared during the brief spring  weather early 
in the week - a TURKEY VULTURE February 18  over the Genesee County 
Town of Alexander, PEREGRINE FALCON  on the 20th over Sheridan Park in 
Tonawanda, and paired RED-
  TAILED HAWKS on the west side of Buffalo and in Amherst. On  a short 
drive through the Genesee County, 8 pairs of RED-
  TAILED HAWKS in the Town of Bethany. Wintering ROUGH-LEGGED  HAWKS 
continue in the Lake Ontario Plains and the  Cattaraugus County Town of 
Dayton.

  Also inspired by the approach of spring - displaying WILD  TURKEYS in 
a large flock on Pleasantview Drive in Lancaster,  and reports of 
singing NORTHERN CARDINALS, TUFTED TITMICE  and BLACK-CAP. CHICKADEES.

  Exceptional counts of wintering sparrows - 35 WHITE-CR.  SPARROWS 
feeding on spilled grain on McLernon Road in  Alexander, and 410 AMER. 
TREE SPARROWS in a driveway on Lake  Road in the Niagara County Town of 
Wilson. Both counts are  the highest in archives since the 1960s.

  Owls this week - 6 SHORT-EARED OWLS at Singer and Bulmore  Roads in 
Lockport, more SHORT-EARED OWLS at three locations  in Yates and 
Porter, and 2 LONG-EARED OWLS at Golden Hill  State Park in Somerset.

  Also this week, HORNED LARKS, LAPLAND LONGSPUR and SNOW  BUNTINGS 
continues in the Lake Ontario Plains and Genesee  County. And, 4 
EASTERN BLUEBIRDS on Mapleton Road in  Wheatfield.

  Dial-a-Bird will be updated Thursday evening, March 1.  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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