[Ontbirds]WNY Dial-a-Bird 10 Apr 2008

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* New York
* Buffalo
* 04/10/2008
* NYBU0804.10
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  DUNLIN
  CASPIAN TERN
  NORTHERN GOSHAWK
  EVENING GROSBEAK
  NORTHERN SHRIKE
  COMMON REDPOLL
  Great Blue Heron
  Great Egret
  Bl.-cr. Night-Heron
  Cackling Goose
  Wood Duck
  Long-tailed Duck
  Bald Eagle
  Greater Yellowlegs
  Lesser Yellowlegs
  Wilson's Snipe
  American Woodcock
  Bonaparte's Gull
  Short-eared Owl
  Belted Kingfisher
  Yellow-b. Sapsucker
  Pileated Woodpecker
  N. Rough-w. Swallow
  Brown Creeper
  Winter Wren
  Golden-cr. Kinglet
  Ruby-cr. Kinglet
  Hermit Thrush
  Brown Thrasher
  Yellow-r. Warbler
  Eastern Towhee
  Amer. Tree Sparrow
  Savannah Sparrow
  Fox Sparrow
  Rusty Blackbird

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  Hotline: Dial-a-Bird at the Buffalo Museum of Science
  Date:             04/10/2008
  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, April 10, 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.

  Reports April 3 through April 10 from the Niagara Frontier  Region 
include DUNLIN, CASPIAN TERN, NORTHERN GOSHAWK,  EVENING GROSBEAK, 
NORTHERN SHRIKE, COMMON REDPOLLS and  spring migrants.

  April 6 at the Iroquois Refuge, an early DUNLIN at the Kumpf  Marsh, 
next to Cayuga Pool, along with 13 GREATER  YELLOWLEGS, LESSER 
YELLOWLEGS, and WILSON'S SNIPE.

  From Chautauqua County, first report of CASPIAN TERN April 9  at the 
mouth of Cattaraugus Creek in the Town of Hanover,  and N. ROUGH-W. 
SWALLOW April 6 at Dunkirk Harbor. In the  Town of Clarence, 2 SAVANNAH 
SPARROWS April 10 on Green  Acres Road.

  In the Lake Ontario Plains, an immature NORTHERN GOSHAWK in  the Town 
of Wilson on April 5, and a PILEATED WOODPECKER at  Wilson-Tuscaurora 
State Park.

  Also on the 5th, 2 EVENING GROSBEAKS on Creek Road in the  Erie 
County Town of Wales. NORTHERN SHRIKE still in the  region - April 5 
near Cayuga Pool, and April 7 in the Town  of Attica in Wyoming County. 
And several reports included  dwindling numbers of AMER. TREE SPARROWS.

  COMMON REDPOLLS continued and increased at feeders this  week, 9 in 
East Aurora and 41 in Silver Creek. Six COMMON  REDPOLLS in Clarence 
were a first for the location.

  FOX SPARROWS and YELLOW-B. SAPSUCKERS were widely reported.  April 7, 
a top count of 19 FOX SPARROWS and 14 YELLOW-B.  SAPSUCKERS at Tifft 
Nature Preserve in Buffalo. Other spring  migrants and arrivals 
throughout the region - AMERICAN  WOODCOCK, BROWN CREEPER, WINTER WREN, 
GOLDEN-CR. KINGLET,  RUBY-CR. KINGLET, HERMIT THRUSH, BROWN THRASHER, 
YELLOW-R.  WARBLER and EASTERN TOWHEE. Again this week, RUSTY BLACKBIRD 
  at Tifft Nature Preserve.

  On the upper Niagara River at the Motor Island heronry, 83  GREAT 
BLUE HERONS, 52 BL.-CR. NIGHT-HERONS and 16 GREAT  EGRETS. Also BELTED 
KINGFISHER on the river and at Forest  Lawn in Buffalo.

  BONAPARTE'S GULLS, many with full black hoods, reappeared on  the 
upper river this week, and at Dunkirk Harbor, 300  BONAPARTE'S GULLS 
with 500 RED-BR. MERGANSERS. BONAPARTE'S  GULLS away from the Great 
Lakes - 2 outside the Village of  Warsaw in Wyoming County, another 2 
in a field in the  Chautauqua County Town of Brant and 20 BONAPARTE'S 
GULLS  over the Town of Tonawanda. Three LONG-TAILED DUCKS with 4  
CACKLING GEESE and 1 blue-phase SNOW GOOSE at Windmill Marsh  in the 
Oak Orchard Wildlife Management Area. And, 3 more  LONG-TAILED DUCKS at 
the Countryside Ponds in the Town of  Dayton.

  Other reports - BALD EAGLES in Farmersville in Cattaraugus  County, 
and on nest at the Countryside Ponds, at Route 20  and Tonawanda Creek 
in Alexander, and at Cayuga Pool. In the  Tonawanda Wildlife Management 
Area, a pair of OSPREY at the  Lewiston Overlook platform, and 
SHORT-EARED OWLS on  Meadville Road and Owens Road. And, in a yard pond 
on Ruie  Road in North Tonawanda, 4 WOOD DUCKS.

  Dial-a-Bird will be updated Thursday evening, April 17.  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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