[Ontbirds]WNY Dial-a-Bird 06 Dec 2007

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- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 12/06/2007
* NYBU0712.06
- Birds mentioned
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  NORTHERN HAWK-OWL
  YELLOW-THR. WARBLER
  BLACK-HEADED GULL
  NORTHERN GANNET
  BARROW'S GOLDENEYE
  SAVANNAH SPARROW
  Canvasback
  Redhead
  Ring-necked Duck
  Greater Scaup
  Lesser Scaup
  Black Scoter
  Common Goldeneye
  Bufflehead
  Northern Harrier
  Northern Goshawk
  Rough-legged Hawk
  American Coot
  Little Gull
  Bonaparte's Gull
  Ring-billed Gull
  Herring Gull
  Thayer's Gull
  Iceland Gull
  L. Black-b. Gull
  Glaucous Gull
  Great Black-b. Gull
  Short-eared Owl
  Yellow-b. Sapsucker
  Hermit Thrush
  Bohemian Waxwing
  Northern Shrike
  Song Sparrow
  White-cr. Sparrow
  Snow Bunting
  Pine Grosbeak
  Common Redpoll
  Pine Siskin

- Transcript
  Hotline: Dial-a-Bird at the Buffalo Museum of Science
  Date:             12/06/2007
  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, December 6, 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 November 29 through December  6 from 
the Niagara Frontier Region include NORTHERN HAWK-
  OWL, YELLOW-THR. WARBLER, BLACK-HEADED GULL, NORTHERN GANNET  and 
BARROW'S GOLDENEYE.

  December 1, only, a NORTHERN HAWK-OWL at the piers at Port  Weller, 
in St. Catharines, Ontario.

  An exceptional YELLOW-THR. WARBLER, December 2, at Four Mile  Creek 
State Park in the Niagara County Town of Porter, on  the north trail 
from the end of Woodcliff Drive.

  Ten gull species on the Niagara River this week. Highlighted  by a 
BLACK-HEADED GULL at the railroad bridge in Fort Erie,  Ontario. Other 
gulls from the lower river power plants, the  falls and Fort Erie - 
LITTLE GULL, BONAPARTE'S GULL, RING-
  BILLED GULL, HERRING GULL, THAYER'S GULL, ICELAND GULL, L.  BLACK-B. 
GULL, GLAUCOUS GULL and GREAT BLACK-B. GULL.

  A good season for NORTHERN GANNETS on Lake Ontario -  December 1, the 
third recent sighting of NORTHERN GANNET  passing Wilson Harbor, and 
another sighting at Four Mile  Creek. Also on Lake Ontario, a BARROW'S 
GOLDENEYE at the  east edge of the BOS region, at Point Breeze in the 
Town of  Carlton.

  In the Lake Ontario Plains, small numbers of BOHEMIAN  WAXWINGS and 
PINE GROSBEAKS again this week in the crabapple  trees at the entrance 
to Fort Niagara State Park in Porter.  Flocks of COMMON REDPOLLS at 
numerous locations, 350 SNOW  BUNTINGS in the mixed orchard at Routes 
18 and 78 near  Olcott, and 3 SHORT-EARED OWLS, 2 NORTHERN HARRIERS, 
ROUGH-
  LEGGED HAWK and NORTHERN SHRIKE on Lake Road in the Town of  Yates.

  December 4, at feeders in the Town of Wilson, an unexpected  SAVANNAH 
SPARROW, with WHITE-CR. SPARROW and PINE SISKIN.

  Other reports this week - a well-described juvenile NORTHERN  GOSHAWK 
in the Iroquois Refuge, on Lewiston Road near Cayuga  Pool. From 
Buffalo, COMMON LOON off Squaw Island. Waterfowl  on the Black Rock 
Canal at Porter Avenue included 30 RING-
  NECKED DUCKS with CANVASBACK, GREATER SCAUP, LESSER SCAUP,  
BUFFLEHEAD, COMMON GOLDENEYE and AMERICAN COOT. Nearby at  the Erie 
Basin Marina, 5 BLACK SCOTERS. On the Buffalo  waterfront, off Fuhrmann 
Blvd, CANVASBACKS and REDHEADS. In  a Williamsville yard, YELLOW-B. 
SAPSUCKER, HERMIT THRUSH and  PINE SISKIN. And a SONG SPARROW at a 
feeder on Lewis Road in  South Wales.

  Dial-a-Bird will be updated Thursday evening, December 13.  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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