[Ontbirds]WNY Dial-a-Bird 07 Aug 2008

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Thu Aug 7 21:46:55 EDT 2008


- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 08/07/2008
* NYBU0808.07
- Birds mentioned
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  RED CROSSBILL
  WHITE-W. CROSSBILL
  PINE SISKIN
  Pied-billed Grebe
  Great Egret
  Green Heron
  Bl.-cr. Night-Heron
  Wood Duck
  American Wigeon
  Hooded Merganser
  Bald Eagle
  Virginia Rail
  Upland Sandpiper
  Gr. Cr. Flycatcher
  Common Raven
  Red-br. Nuthatch
  House Wren
  Marsh Wren
  Gray Catbird
  Northern Mockingbird
  Blue-headed Vireo
  Nashville Warbler
  Yellow Warbler
  Chestnut-s. Warbler
  Magnolia Warbler
  Blackburnian Warbler
  American Redstart
  Mourning Warbler
  Common Yellowthroat
  Hooded Warbler
  Field Sparrow
  Song Sparrow
  Baltimore Oriole
  Purple Finch

- Transcript
  Hotline: Dial-a-Bird at the Buffalo Museum of Science
  Date:             08/07/2008
  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, August 7, 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 reports received July 31 through August 7 from  the 
Niagara Frontier Region include RED CROSSBILL, WHITE-W.  CROSSBILL and 
PINE SISKIN.

  CROSSBILLS have piqued birders attention in recent weeks.  Flocks of 
RED CROSSBILLS have been reported in Orchard Park  and in the Lake 
Ontario Plains in the past two weeks.  Several days this week, RED 
CROSSBILLS in a breeding area in  Allegany County's Town of West 
Almond, on North Road and  Palmer's Pond Road. Also, a flyover WHITE-W. 
CROSSBILL, plus  BLUE-HEADED VIREO, and warblers - NASHVILLE WARBLER,  
MAGNOLIA WARBLER, CHESTNUT-S. WARBLER, BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER,  AMERICAN 
REDSTART, MOURNING WARBLER, COMMON YELLOWTHROAT and  HOODED WARBLER. 
Also in Allegany County, COMMON RAVEN on  Route 48 in Amity.

  August 2, a PINE SISKIN, rare in summer, at a feeder in the  Village 
of East Aurora.

  In Buffalo, August 1, 3 UPLAND SANDPIPERS were heard  migrating over 
Shirley Avenue before sunrise.

  August 2 at Tifft Nature Preserve in Buffalo, counts of  common 
summer species were topped by 24 HOUSE WRENS, 10  MARSH WRENS, 33 GRAY 
CATBIRDS, 39 YELLOW WARBLERS and 19  SONG SPARROWS, plus WOOD DUCK, 
AMERICAN WIGEON, HOODED  MERGANSER, PIED-BILLED GREBE, GREAT EGRET, 
GREEN HERON, BL.-
  CR. NIGHT-HERON and VIRGINIA RAIL, and in the parking lot, a  
NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD.

  BALD EAGLES this week - 3 sub-adults at Saint Columbans in  Sheridan. 
Juvenile BALD EAGLE at Guinlock Pond, in the  Wyoming County Town of 
Attica, where there were two nearby  eagle nestings this summer. And an 
adult BALD EAGLE over the  Town of Concord in southern Erie County.

  Also this week - In a Williamsville yard, 2 unexpected FIELD  
SPARROWS, with 2 RED-BR. NUTHATCHES and 6 each of BALTIMORE  ORIOLE and 
PURPLE FINCH. In Chautauqua County, COMMON RAVEN  and BLUE-HEADED VIREO 
at the Meadows Road State Land in  Arkwright. And at Delaware Park in 
Buffalo, 3 GR. CR.  FLYCATCHERS.

  Dial-a-Bird will be updated Thursday evening, August 14.  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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