[Ontbirds] WNY Dial-a-Bird 01 Oct 2009

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Thu Oct 1 18:48:03 EDT 2009


- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 10/01/2009
* NYBU0910.01
- Birds mentioned
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  WHITE IBIS
  AMERICAN AVOCET
  RED-NECKED PHALAROPE
  EARED GREBE
  Common Loon
  Northern Pintail
  Greater Scaup
  Turkey Vulture
  Stilt Sandpiper
  Long-b. Dowitcher
  Wilson's Snipe
  Parasitic Jaeger
  Bonaparte's Gull
  Cliff Swallow
  Tennessee Warbler
  Orange-cr. Warbler
  Magnolia Warbler
  Yellow-r. Warbler
  Bl.-thr. Green Warb.
  Palm Warbler
  Blackpoll Warbler
  Common Yellowthroat

- Transcript
  Hotline: Dial-a-Bird at the Buffalo Museum of Science
  Date:             10/01/2009
  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, October 1, 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 September 24 through October  1 from 
the Niagara Frontier Region include WHITE IBIS,  AMERICAN AVOCET, 
RED-NECKED PHALAROPE and EARED GREBE.

  The WHITE IBIS discovered September 20 in the egret roost in  the 
Tonawanda Wildlife Management Area was reported  September 24 through 
27, and was still present on the 29th,  after a strong storm passed 
over the area on the previous  day. The location can be reached by 
hiking north along the  dike between Wood and Hunt Club Marsh from 
Owen/Bartel Road,  or west along the south side of the canal at 
Meadville Road.

  Other reports from the Tonawanda Wildlife Management Area -  a late 
CLIFF SWALLOW on Meadville Road September 26, and on  the 26th and 
27th, 11 shorebird species including 3 LONG-B.  DOWITCHERS, 2 WILSON'S 
SNIPE and a STILT SANDPIPER, in the  Griswold Road marsh, just north of 
Route 77.

  September 27 on Grand Island, an exceptional count of 5 very  rare 
AMERICAN AVOCETS on the Beaver Island State Park beach,  on the west 
branch of the Niagara River. On the 29th at  Tifft Nature Preserve in 
Buffalo, 2 rare RED-NECKED  PHALAROPES at the South Viewing Blind.

  EARED GREBES have become annual visitors at the Batavia  Waste Water 
Plant. September 27, 4 EARED GREBES on the  ponds, plus a female 
BUFFLEHEAD. The plant is on Industrial  Blvd. off Route 33; birders 
must check in at the office, and  the gates close at 3 PM.

  September 29 on Lake Ontario off the Town of Wilson, a  PARASITIC 
JAEGER with NORTHERN PINTAIL, GREATER SCAUP,  COMMON LOON and three 
flocks of BONAPARTE'S GULLS. Two  JAEGERS were also noted on Lake Erie 
at Buffalo and Hamburg  this week.

  Warblers are still in migration. In a Wilson yard, TENNESSEE  
WARBLER, ORANGE-CR. WARBLER, BL.-THR. GREEN WARB., MAGNOLIA  WARBLER 
and OVENBIRD; and at the Batavia Waste Water Plant,  NASHVILLE WARBLER, 
YELLOW-R. WARBLER, PALM WARBLER,  BLACKPOLL WARBLER and COMMON 
YELLOWTHROAT.

  Also this week, an unexpected TURKEY VULTURE feeding by  River Road 
in the City of Tonawanda.

  Dial-a-Bird will be updated Thursday evening, October 8.  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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