[Ontbirds]WNY Dial-a-Bird 06 Mar 2008
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Thu Mar 6 23:21:36 EST 2008
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- [Update - BOS Meeting, Wednesday, March 12, 7 PM
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OREGON-type DARK-EYED JUNCO
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, March 6, 2008
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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
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
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.
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