[Ontbirds]WNY Dial-a-Bird 12 Apr 2007
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GR. WHITE-FR. GOOSE
L. Black-b. Gull
Hotline: Dial-a-Bird at the Buffalo Museum of Science
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Compiler: David F. Suggs (dfsuggs at localnet com)
Coverage: Western New York and adjacent Ontario
Thursday, April 12, 2007
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Highlights of reports received April 5 through April 12 from the
Niagara Frontier Region include FOX SPARROWS, OREGON JUNCO, VESPER
SPARROW, GR. WHITE-FR. GOOSE and CACKLING GOOSE.
The reprise of winter weather in April resulted in unprecedented
numbers of migrant FOX SPARROWS across the region. At many feeders,
counts ranged from 2 to 14 FOX SPARROWS. Along the roadside in the
Lake Ontario Plains, a count of 31 FOX SPARROWS, plus 345 DARK-EYED
JUNCOS and 125 SONG SPARROWS. Another lake plains count covering parts
of both the BOS and Rochester regions, reported over 200 FOX
SPARROWS, 129 VESPER SPARROWS, 62 EASTERN BLUEBIRDS and over 500 each
of WILSON'S SNIPE and AMERICAN PIPIT.
In the Chautauqua County Town of Pomfret, snowy weather drove seven
sparrow species to a feeder on Harmon Hill Road, highlighted by 5
VESPER SPARROWS. 70 DARK-EYED JUNCOS at a feeder in the Town of Wilson
included a female OREGON JUNCO on April 6 and 9.
In more typical numbers, reports this week included YELLOW-
B. SAPSUCKER, RUBY-CR. KINGLET, HERMIT THRUSH, BROWN THRASHER,
YELLOW-R. WARBLER, CHIPPING SPARROW and PURPLE FINCH.
April 7, the BOS field trip to the Iroquois Refuge and surrounding
areas was highlighted by 5 GR. WHITE-FR. GEESE, 5 CACKLING GEESE and
an unexpected RED-NECKED GREBE at Cayuga Pool. At the gypsum ponds in
the Town of Oakfield, 11 LAPLAND LONGSPURS.
Abundant waterfowl and gulls still on the regions waters. On the
upper Niagara River, between Riverside and Tonawanda, many RED-BR.
MERGANSERS, a few COMMON MERGANSERS, thousands of BONAPARTE'S GULLS
with several breeding plumage LITTLE GULLS, and two terns - either
FORSTER'S or COMMON TERN. Above Niagara Falls, 2 PURPLE SANDPIPERS and
3 LITTLE GULLS. And, on the lower river, 4 more LITTLE GULLS at
At Dunkirk Harbor, SURF SCOTER and WHITE-WINGED SCOTER continue,
plus 6 COMMON LOONS, 41 HORNED GREBES, OSPREY, 2 ICELAND GULLS and L.
BLACK-B. GULL. RED-BR. MERGANSERS were the majority of the waterfowl
at the mouth of Cattaraugus Creek in Hanover. From Buffalo, on South
Park Lake, COMMON LOON and 2 HORNED GREBES among several diving duck
species, and at Tifft Nature Preserve, 17 duck species included 10
Other reports this week - a pair of BALD EAGLES continue in the
Alexander Creek flats south of Batavia, and on the grounds of the
Buffalo Psych Center, an active PEREGRINE FALCON on the Richardson
Dial-a-Bird will be updated Thursday evening, April 19. 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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