[Ontbirds]WNY Dial-a-Bird 20 Nov 2008

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- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 11/20/2008
* NYBU0811.20
- Birds mentioned
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  RUBY-T. HUMMINGBIRD
  BLACK-LEG. KITTIWAKE
  Red-throated Loon
  Common Loon
  Horned Grebe
  D.-crest. Cormorant
  Tundra Swan
  Redhead
  Greater Scaup
  Long-tailed Duck
  White-winged Scoter
  Common Goldeneye
  Bufflehead
  Red-br. Merganser
  Dunlin
  Little Gull
  Thayer's Gull
  Iceland Gull
  Glaucous Gull
  Eastern Bluebird
  Fox Sparrow
  Lapland Longspur
  Snow Bunting
  Eastern Meadowlark

- Transcript
  Hotline: Dial-a-Bird at the Buffalo Museum of Science
  Date:             11/20/2008
  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, November 20, 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 November 13 through November  20 from 
the Niagara Frontier Region include RUBY-T.  HUMMINGBIRD and BLACK-LEG. 
KITTIWAKE.

  The hummingbird in the Town of Orchard Park has been  expertly 
identified as a RUBY-T. HUMMINGBIRD, possible a  juvenile. First 
reported November 7, the bird was still  present on the 18th, and 
represents the region's first  November record of RUBY-T. HUMMINGBIRD.

  In Buffalo, November 16 and 17, a second winter BLACK-LEG.  KITTIWAKE 
was closely viewed on the Black Rock Canal at  LaSalle Park, and along 
the adjacent Bird Island Pier.

  On the lower Niagara River, first report of GLAUCOUS GULL  November 
16 at the power plant overlook in Ontario, along  with ICELAND GULL and 
2 THAYER'S GULLS. LITTLE GULLS were  found at Queenston and 
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario.

  November 18, 159 TUNDRA SWANS on the upper Niagara River at  the 
Beaver Island State Park beach on Grand Island.

  A watch over Lake Ontario on November 16 reported flights of  
REDHEAD, GREATER SCAUP, WHITE-WINGED SCOTER, LONG-TAILED  DUCK, 
BUFFLEHEAD, COMMON GOLDENEYE and RED-BR. MERGANSER,  plus RED-THROATED 
LOON, COMMON LOON, HORNED GREBE, D.-CREST.  CORMORANT, DUNLIN, SNOW 
BUNTING and LAPLAND LONGSPUR.

  Other reports this week - 28 HORNED GREBES in Dunkirk Harbor  and 11 
EASTERN BLUEBIRDS at the Dunkirk Airport. On Lewis  Road in Wales, FOX 
SPARROW at a feeder for two days. A flock  of at least 250 SNOW 
BUNTINGS on Brown Road in the Genesee  County Town of Bethany. And in 
Cattaraugus County, 2 EASTERN  MEADOWLARKS in South Dayton.

  Dial-a-Bird will be updated Wednesday evening, November 26.  Please 
call in your sightings by noon Wednesday. You may  report sightings 
after the tone. Thank you for calling and  reporting to Dial-a-Bird.

- End Transcript




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