[Ontbirds] WNY Dial-a-Bird 12 Mar 2009

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Thu Mar 12 18:46:23 EDT 2009


- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 03/12/2009
* NYBU0903.12
- Birds mentioned
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   GREAT EGRET
  SNOWY OWL
  Wood Duck
  Green-winged Teal
  American Black Duck
  Mallard
  Northern Pintail
  Northern Shoveler
  Gadwall
  American Wigeon
  Redhead
  Ring-necked Duck
  Common Goldeneye
  Bufflehead
  Hooded Merganser
  Common Merganser
  Turkey Vulture
  Bald Eagle
  Rough-legged Hawk
  Killdeer
  Iceland Gull
  L. Black-b. Gull
  Eastern Screech-Owl
  Great Horned Owl
  Barred Owl
  Short-eared Owl
  Yellow-b. Sapsucker
  Pileated Woodpecker
  Horned Lark
  Common Raven
  Eastern Bluebird
  Northern Shrike
  White-w. Crossbill
  Common Redpoll
  Pine Siskin

- Transcript
  Hotline: Dial-a-Bird at the Buffalo Museum of Science
  Date:             03/12/2009
  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, 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, 
weather permitting.

  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 
SCREECH-
  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 
New York.

  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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