[Ontbirds]WNY Dial-a-Bird 26 Jul 2007

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Thu Jul 26 18:52:07 EDT 2007


- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 07/26/2007
* NYBU0707.26
- Birds mentioned
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  GREAT EGRET
  D.-crest. Cormorant
  Great Blue Heron
  Bl.-cr. Night-Heron
  Wood Duck
  Osprey
  Bald Eagle
  American Kestrel
  Sanderling
  Semipalm. Sandpiper
  Least Sandpiper
  Caspian Tern
  Red-headed Wdpkr.
  Red-bellied Wdpkr.
  Yellow-b. Sapsucker
  Alder Flycatcher
  Willow Flycatcher
  Least Flycatcher
  Gr. Cr. Flycatcher
  Purple Martin
  Cliff Swallow
  Red-br. Nuthatch
  Brown Creeper
  Scarlet Tanager
  Indigo Bunting

- Transcript
  Hotline: Dial-a-Bird at the Buffalo Museum of Science
  Date:             07/26/2007
  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, July 26, 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.

  GREAT EGRETS were the highlight of reports received July 19  through 
July 26 from the Niagara Frontier Region.

  July 24 at the Tonawanda Wildlife Management Area, a record  count of 
170 GREAT EGRETS at the Route 77/Lewiston Road  overlook. Two of the 
EGRETS were marked with red leg bands  from the Motor Island heronry in 
the Niagara River. Also in  the Tonawanda Area, 4 OSPREYS, 30 GREAT 
BLUE HERONS and 5  BL.-CR. NIGHT-HERONS.

  From Chautauqua County this week, small numbers of LEAST  SANDPIPERS 
were reported at most locations on the Lake Erie  shore. At Dunkirk 
Harbor, 18 LEAST SANDPIPERS, 3 SEMIPALM.  SANDPIPERS, 2 SANDERLING, 
plus CASPIAN TERN. In Fort Erie,  Ontario, at Windmill Point, 6 
shorebird species also  included a SANDERLING. Expect shorebird 
migration to  increase as August approaches.

  July 23, 704 D.-CREST. CORMORANTS were counted on the  structures at 
Buckhorn Island State Park, at the north end  of Grand Island. Along 
the hiking trail, which runs close to  the OSPREY nest, a pair of 
adults were feeding a recently  fledged OSPREY. At the north Grand 
Island bridges, 20 CLIFF  SWALLOWS were seen from the hiking trail, 
plus 2 WOOD DUCKS,  BL.-CR. NIGHT-HERON, CASPIAN TERN and RED-BELLIED 
WDPKR.

  At Darien Lake State Park in Genesee County this week, 39  species 
included RED-BELLIED WDPKR., YELLOW-B. SAPSUCKER,  ALDER FLYCATCHER, 
WILLOW FLYCATCHER, LEAST FLYCATCHER, GR.  CR. FLYCATCHER, PURPLE 
MARTIN, RED-BR. NUTHATCH, BROWN  CREEPER, SCARLET TANAGER and INDIGO 
BUNTING. YELLOW-B.  SAPSUCKER was also reported southeast of Batavia in 
the Town  of Bethany.

  Also this week, in northwest Cattaraugus County, 5 AMERICAN  KESTRELS 
on Mackinaw Road in Perrysburg. up to four BALD  EAGLES at Saint 
Columbans on Route 5 in Sheridan. And, RED-
  HEADED WDPKRS. at Windmill Point and the Village of Silver  Creek.

  Dial-a-Bird will be updated Thursday evening, August 2.  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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