[Ontbirds] WNY Dial-a-Bird 16 Jul 2009

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Thu Jul 16 19:39:01 EDT 2009


- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 07/16/2009
* NYBU0907.16
- Birds mentioned
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  LITTLE GULL
  BROWN PELICAN [specimen]
  Great Egret
  Green Heron
  Greater Scaup
  Common Merganser
  Bald Eagle
  Peregrine Falcon
  Ruffed Grouse
  Common Moorhen
  Least Sandpiper
  Bonaparte's Gull
  Caspian Tern
  Common Tern
  Pileated Woodpecker
  Acadian Flycatcher
  Cliff Swallow
  Winter Wren
  Bl.-gr. Gnatcatcher
  Wood Thrush
  Gray Catbird
  La. Waterthrush
  Scarlet Tanager
  Rose-br. Grosbeak
  Indigo Bunting
  Dark-eyed Junco

- Transcript
  Hotline: Dial-a-Bird at the Buffalo Museum of Science
  Date:             07/16/2009
  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, 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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