[Ontbirds] WNY Dial-a-Bird 11 Feb 2010

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Thu Feb 11 20:13:33 EST 2010


- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 02/11/2010
* NYBU1002.11
- Birds mentioned
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  RED-SHOULDERED HAWK
  ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK
  SNOWY OWL
  Canvasback
  Redhead
  Greater Scaup
  Common Goldeneye
  Bufflehead
  Common Merganser
  Red-br. Merganser
  Bald Eagle
  Bonaparte's Gull
  Glaucous Gull
  Pileated Woodpecker
  Horned Lark
  Common Raven
  Brown Creeper
  Northern Shrike
  Chipping Sparrow
  Song Sparrow
  White-thr. Sparrow
  Lapland Longspur
  Snow Bunting

- Transcript
  Hotline: Dial-a-Bird at the Buffalo Museum of Science
  Date:             02/11/2010
  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, 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 
years.

  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 
Shelby.

  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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