[Ontbirds]WNY Dial-a-Bird 06 Mar 2008

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Thu Mar 6 23:21:36 EST 2008


- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 03/06/2008
* NYBU0803.06
- Birds mentioned

- Please phone in rare sightings for update - Submit email to dfsuggs 
localnet com
- [Update - BOS Meeting, Wednesday, March 12, 7 PM
  at Buffalo Museum of Science. Tim Baird will present  program "Life 
with Feathers". Visitors are welcome.]


  WILSON'S SNIPE
  EASTERN MEADOWLARK
  OREGON-type DARK-EYED JUNCO
  HOARY REDPOLL
  FOX SPARROW
  Horned Grebe
  Red-necked Grebe
  Tundra Swan
  Northern Pintail
  Canvasback
  Redhead
  Ring-necked Duck
  Greater Scaup
  Long-tailed Duck
  White-winged Scoter
  Common Goldeneye
  Bufflehead
  Hooded Merganser
  Common Merganser
  Bald Eagle
  Northern Goshawk
  Rough-legged Hawk
  Merlin
  Peregrine Falcon
  Wild Turkey
  Short-eared Owl
  Horned Lark
  Common Raven
  Northern Shrike
  White-cr. Sparrow
  Lapland Longspur
  Snow Bunting
  Red-w. Blackbird
  Common Grackle
  Brown-headed Cowbird
  Common Redpoll

- Transcript
  Hotline: Dial-a-Bird at the Buffalo Museum of Science
  Date:             03/06/2008
  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, March 6, 2008

  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 the many Niagara Frontier reports received  during a 
longer than expected absence, February 15 through  March 6, include 
WILSON'S SNIPE, EASTERN MEADOWLARK, OREGON-
  type DARK-EYED JUNCO, HOARY REDPOLL, FOX SPARROW and spring  migrants.

  Back on February 20, 2 likely-wintering WILSON'S SNIPE in  Chautauqua 
County, along Route 60 at the Charlotte-Stockton  Townline.

  EASTERN MEADOWLARK, March 4, on Bauer Road in the Town of  Eden. 50 
BROWN-HEADED COWBIRDS February 15 at a feeder on  Grand Island. And on 
the 4th, COMMON GRACKLE and 15 RED-W.  BLACKBIRDS in the Genesee County 
Town of Bethany, and on the  5th, 3 COMMON GRACKLES in a Williamsville 
yard.

  Also in Williamsville, an OREGON-type DARK-EYED JUNCO on  February 21 
and 28. Apparent HOARY REDPOLLS among COMMON  REDPOLLS at two feeders 
on Ellicott Creek in Amherst. And a  FOX SPARROW was present at least 
18 days during February on  Tonawanda Creek Road in Amherst.

  Migrant waterfowl are joining wintering waterfowl in the  region. 
Flocks of TUNDRA SWANS along Lake Ontario and over  the Town of 
Caneadea in Allegany County. A pair of NORTHERN  PINTAILS in the meadow 
at Amherst State Park. RING-NECKED  DUCK and HOODED MERGANSER joined 
the CANVASBACKS, REDHEADS,  GREATER SCAUP, BUFFLEHEADS, COMMON 
GOLDENEYES and COMMON  MERGANSERS on the upper Niagara River. 200 
wintering TUNDRA  SWANS above Grand Island. LONG-TAILED DUCKS and 
WHITE-WINGED  SCOTERS still on the lower Niagara River. And, RED-NECKED 
  GREBES with HORNED GREBES at several locations on Lake  Ontario.

  Flocks of HORNED LARKS, LAPLAND LONGSPURS, SNOW BUNTINGS and  COMMON 
REDPOLLS, plus a few WHITE-CR. SPARROWS in the Lake  Ontario Plains and 
Bethany. Also, 30 SNOW BUNTINGS on Three  Rod Road in the Town of 
Alden. NORTHERN SHRIKES in the Town  of Wilson and at Tifft Nature 
Preserve in Buffalo.

  NORTHERN GOSHAWK was reported again February 15 on Meadville  Road in 
the Tonawanda Wildlife Management Area. BALD EAGLES  at 18 Mile Creek 
Park in Hamburg, Grand Island, and Porter,  and pairs of EAGLES at 
Route 20 and Tonawanda Creek in  Alexander, and the Iroquois Refuge. 
ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS still  at several locations. MERLIN on the UB Main 
Street campus  and another in a Williamsville yard. And, pairs of 
PEREGRINE  FALCONS in Ontario, at Fort Erie and Niagara Falls.

  Other recent reports - over 50 WILD TURKEYS again on Carney  Road in 
the Town of Newstead. North of the Iroquois Refuge,  2 SHORT-EARED OWLS 
on Posson Road in Shelby. And a pair  COMMON RAVENS on Francis Road in 
Bethany.

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

- End Transcript




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