[Ontbirds]WNY Dial-a-Bird 10 Jul 2008
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Compiler: David F. Suggs (dfsuggs at localnet com)
Coverage: Western New York and adjacent Ontario
Thursday, July 10, 2008
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Highlights of reports received July 3 through July 10 from the
Niagara Frontier Region include AMERICAN AVOCET, YEL.-
CR. NIGHT-HERON, ORCHARD ORIOLE, and PROTHONOTARY WARBLER.
July 9, at Dunkirk Harbor on Lake Erie in Chautauqua County, an
exceptional record of 5 AMERICAN AVOCETS on the Main Street Beach. The
avocets were seen at least through to the evening.
The evening of July 3, a kayaker discovered a very rare adult
YEL.-CR. NIGHT-HERON on Strawberry Island in the upper Niagara River
off Buffalo's Riverside. The island is too distant to observe from the
shore, but the heron may linger on the upper river with the many
BL.-CR. NIGHT-HERONS that are found on Motor Island and at Beaver
Island State Park on Grand Island.
July 6, an unexpected female ORCHARD ORIOLE at the Tillman Wildlife
Management Area in Clarence, found on Shisler Road beyond the tire
dump. Also at Tillman, 3 UPLAND SANDPIPERS, 2 HORNED LARKS and at
least 6 GRASSHOPPER SPARROWS.
In the Oak Orchard Wildlife Management Area, July 4, a PROTHONOTARY
WARBLER at the Education Center parking lot on Knowlesville Road,
across from the Swallow Hollow Trail.
From Allegany State Park and surrounding areas, June 29 through July
5, 88 species were tallied including COMMON MERGANSER, 3 OSPREY nests,
BROAD-WINGED HAWK, BARRED OWL, ACADIAN FLYCATCHER, COMMON RAVEN,
RED-BR. NUTHATCH, SWAINSON'S THRUSH, BROWN THRASHER, and 17 warbler
species highlighted by NORTHERN PARULA, YELLOW-R. WARBLER, YELLOW-
THR. WARBLER, PINE WARBLER and LA. WATERTHRUSH.
July 4, a combined list of 70 species at the Batavia Waste Water
Plant and Iroquois Refuge area. At the waste water plant, WOOD DUCK
and HOODED MERGANSER with young, GADWALL, two each of BLUE-WINGED TEAL
and RING-NECKED DUCK, and 35 RUDDY DUCKS. At Swallow Hollow Trail in
the Iroquois Refuge, YELLOW-THR. VIREO, 3 TUFTED TITMICE and 6 RED-BR.
NUTHATCHES. At Cayuga Pool, 6 GREEN-WINGED TEAL, 4 GREAT EGRETS,
BALD EAGLE and 26 BLACK TERNS. And at Wood Marsh in the Tonawanda
Wildlife Management Area, an AMERICAN BITTERN.
In Cattaraugus County this week, at least 8 PRAIRIE WARBLERS on
private property at Hilliker and Keller Roads in the Town of
Yorkshire. In Ashford, at Thomas Corners and Bond Road, 5 VESPER
SPARROWS and a NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD.
At the Wilson Piers on Lake Ontario, a surprising appearance of 24
BONAPARTE'S GULLS with 10 CASPIAN TERNS and 5 COMMON TERNS.
And from Buffalo this week - GREEN HERON heard over Woodbridge Ave.
PEREGRINE FALCON atop the tall chimney along Winspear Ave on the UB
Main Street Campus. And at Tifft Nature Preserve, 36 species included
COMMON MOORHEN with young, LEAST BITTERN and AMERICAN WOODCOCK.
Dial-a-Bird will be updated Thursday evening, July 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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