[Ontbirds] WNY Dial-a-Bird 11 Feb 2010
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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, February 11, 2010
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 February 4 through February 11 from
the Niagara Frontier Region include RED-SHOULDERED HAWK, ROUGH-LEGGED
HAWK and SNOWY OWL.
February 7, two pairs of RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS along the
Genesee-Wyoming County line. One pair at Warner and Mamott Roads in
the Town of Darien, and a second pair less than two miles away on
Woodley Road in Bennington.
Finally reported this winter, a few ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS. In the
Southern Tier, two ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS on February 5 on Swamp Road in
the Cattaraugus County Town of Machias. And February 6, in the Lake
Ontario Plains, one ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK on Lake Road in the Orleans
County Town of Yates.
February 6, SNOWY OWL still in the fields around at Sawyer Cemetery
on Route 18 in Somerset.
From Grand Island this week, two reports of a PILEATED WOODPECKER -
at the BOS refuge on Love Road and in a nearby backyard. Likely the
same bird, PILEATED WOODPECKER has not been reported on island in many
The waterfowl spectacle continues on the upper Niagara River.
Between the ice boom and Peace Bridge, thousands of BUFFLEHEADS and
RED-BR. MERGANSERS, outnumbered by dense flocks of SCAUP, CANVASBACKS
and REDHEADS. Passing BALD EAGLES sometimes flush the massive flocks
into the air. Downriver at Strawberry Island, abundant COMMON
MERGANSERS and COMMON GOLDENEYES stretch the width of the river, and a
pair of BALD EAGLES on Strawberry Island.
Other reports this week - NORTHERN SHRIKE on Whitaker Road in
Sheridan. At Dunkirk Harbor, 2 GLAUCOUS GULLS, only one BONAPARTE'S
GULL and 3 BALD EAGLES. Along Wolf Run in Allegany State Park, 13
RUFFED GROUSE, 3 BALD EAGLES and a COMMON RAVEN. At the Canadaway
Creek Area in Arkwright, 3 COMMON RAVENS and 3 BROWN CREEPERS. In the
Town of Alexander, on Brown's Mill Road, LAPLAND LONGSPUR, 25 SNOW
BUNTINGS and 30 HORNED LARKS. And a CHIPPING SPARROW, with WHITE-THR.
SPARROW and SONG SPARROW continue to winter at a feeder in the Town of
Dial-a-Bird will be updated Thursday evening, February 18. 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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