[Ontbirds] WNY Dial-a-Bird 12 Mar 2009
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American Black Duck
L. Black-b. Gull
Great Horned Owl
Hotline: Dial-a-Bird at the Buffalo Museum of Science
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Compiler: David F. Suggs (dfsuggs at localnet com)
Coverage: Western New York and adjacent Ontario
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Dial-a-Bird is a service provided by your Buffalo Museum of Science
and 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. To contact the Science
Museum, call 896-5200.
Highlights of reports received March 5 through March 12 from the
Niagara Frontier Region include GREAT EGRET, SNOWY OWL and waterfowl.
March 9 at the Hamburg Hawkwatch, a very early GREAT EGRET. Well
ahead of the previous first arrival in the archives - March 20, 1976.
The Hamburg Hawkwatch is located in Lakeside Memorial Park, on Camp
Road in the Town of Hamburg. Visitors are welcome at the daily watch,
A BOS field trip on March 8 reported 5 owl species. SNOWY OWL at the
Niagara Falls Airport, seen from the Calspan parking lot east of the
terminal. Two BARRED OWLS at Bond Lake Park in the Town of Lewiston.
GREAT HORNED OWL at Davis State Park, also in Lewiston. Two or 3
SHORT-EARED OWLS on Meahl Road in the Town of Cambria. And, an EASTERN
OWL, heard calling from inside a tree cavity in the Town of Porter.
Also on the trip, ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK at the Niagara Falls Airport,
YELLOW-B. SAPSUCKER and PILEATED WOODPECKER at Bond Lake Park, and
HORNED LARKS at several locations.
Waterfowl arriving in the Iroquois Refuge and Tonawanda Wildlife
Management Area this week included WOOD DUCK, GADWALL, AMERICAN
WIGEON, AMERICAN BLACK DUCK, MALLARD, NORTHERN SHOVELER, NORTHERN
PINTAIL, GREEN-WINGED TEAL, RING-NECKED DUCK and HOODED MERGANSER.
Also in the Tonwanda Area, REDHEAD, BUFFLEHEAD, COMMON GOLDENEYE and
COMMON MERGANSER. At Cayuga Pool on Route 77, a pair of BALD EAGLES
at the nest, 3 sub-adult BALD EAGLES over the pool, and a NORTHERN
SHRIKE. ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK at Casey Road and Chestnut Ridge Road.
At Dunkirk Harbor, the arrival of 22 NORTHERN PINTAILS, and over
1500 GREATER SCAUP still in the harbor. And in the Town of Elma, 21
HOODED MERGANSERS. Of note, not one SNOW GOOSE reported in Western New
York, while tens of thousands pass through the Finger Lakes in Central
KILLDEER were widely heard and seen this week. TURKEY VULTURES and
blackbirds also at many locations. Two reports of COMMON REDPOLLS
on Grand Island this week. 25 at Buckhorn Island State Park, and 18 at
a feeder on the island. PINE SISKINS - 34 in a Silver Creek yard, and
a small flock of PINE SISKINS with a single female WHITE-W. CROSSBILL
in East Aurora. A dozen WHITE-W. CROSSBILLS feeding on the ground on
Stone Road near Sunset Drive in the Town of Lockport, and 3 WHITE-W.
CROSSBILLS on Rice Road in Elma. Also in Elma, 3 EASTERN BLUEBIRDS at
the Blossom Road bridge.
Other reports - In the Cattaraugus County Town of Dayton, COMMON
RAVEN and 3 ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS. And, at the Peace Bridge in Buffalo, 5
ICELAND GULLS and one L. BLACK-B. GULL.
Dial-a-Bird will be updated Thursday evening, March 19. 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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