[Ontbirds]WNY Dial-a-Bird 12 Apr 2007

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Thu Apr 12 19:24:29 EDT 2007


- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 04/12/2007
* NYBU0704.12
- Birds mentioned
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  FOX SPARROW
  OREGON JUNCO
  VESPER SPARROW
  GR. WHITE-FR. GOOSE
  CACKLING GOOSE
  Common Loon
  Horned Grebe
  Red-necked Grebe
  Surf Scoter
  White-winged Scoter
  Common Merganser
  Red-br. Merganser
  Ruddy Duck
  Osprey
  Bald Eagle
  Peregrine Falcon
  Purple Sandpiper
  Wilson's Snipe
  Little Gull
  Bonaparte's Gull
  Iceland Gull
  L. Black-b. Gull
  Yellow-b. Sapsucker
  Ruby-cr. Kinglet
  Eastern Bluebird
  Hermit Thrush
  Brown Thrasher
  American Pipit
  Yellow-r. Warbler
  Chipping Sparrow
  Song Sparrow
  Dark-eyed Junco
  Lapland Longspur
  Purple Finch

- Transcript
  Hotline: Dial-a-Bird at the Buffalo Museum of Science
  Date:             04/12/2007
  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, April 12, 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 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 
Lewiston.

  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  
RUDDY DUCKS.

  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 
Towers.

  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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