[Ontbirds]WNY Dial-a-Bird 10 Apr 2008
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Great Blue Heron
N. Rough-w. Swallow
Amer. Tree Sparrow
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Compiler: David F. Suggs (dfsuggs at localnet com)
Coverage: Western New York and adjacent Ontario
Thursday, April 10, 2008
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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
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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