[Ontbirds] WNY Dial-a-Bird 16 Jul 2009
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BROWN PELICAN [specimen]
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, July 16, 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.
LITTLE GULL was the highlight of reports received July 9 through
July 16 from the Niagara Frontier Region.
July 14, an immature LITTLE GULL at Fort Niagara State Park, flying
up the Niagara River from Lake Ontario. Also at Fort Niagara, 18
BONAPARTE'S GULLS, 120 COMMON TERNS and 8 CLIFF SWALLOWS at 12 nests.
Also the 14th, in the Niagara Falls gorge below the Schoellkopf
Museum, a pair of immature GREATER SCAUP and 2 COMMON MERGANSERS, and
an adult GREATER SCAUP also in the gorge.
At Dunkirk Harbor this week, 3 CASPIAN TERNS, and July 16, 6
southbound LEAST SANDPIPERS on the Main Street beach.
Not unexpected for a marine species in a fresh water habitat, a
BROWN PELICAN specimen was found July 14 on a Lake Erie beach in the
Erie County Town of Evans, about 12 miles north from Dunkirk Harbor.
This is likely the pelican seen by many observers at Dunkirk July 6
through July 8.
Earlier this month, 2 BALD EAGLES fledged from the nest at Route 20
and Tonawanda Creek in the Genesee County Town of Alexander. The two
young and two adults continue to be seen in the nest area.
From Cattaraugus County, July 12, at Jimmerson Hill near Salamanca,
12 warbler species included 2 LA. WATERTHRUSHES, plus RUFFED GROUSE,
BALD EAGLE and WINTER WREN.
July 14 at Wheeler's Gulf, on Fredonia-Stockton Road in the Town of
Pomfret, 6 ACADIAN FLYCATCHERS, along with PILEATED WOODPECKER, WOOD
THRUSH, SCARLET TANAGER, ROSE-BR. GROSBEAK, DARK-EYED JUNCO, INDIGO
BUNTING and 4 warbler species.
Other reports - From Buffalo, two PEREGRINE FALCONS over Shirley
Avenue, near the UB Main Street campus nestbox, and at Tifft Nature
Preserve, COMMON MOORHEN, plus GREAT EGRET, GREEN HERON and BL.-GR.
GNATCATCHER. On Lake Erie at Saint Columbans in the Town of Sheridan,
43 COMMON MERGANSERS. And in a Grand Island yard, 2 young GRAY
CATBIRDS feeding at a grape jelly feeder.
Dial-a-Bird will be updated Thursday evening, July 23. 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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