[Ontbirds] WNY Buffalo Bird Report 20 Jan 2011
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Hotline: Buffalo Bird Report at the Buffalo Museum of Science
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Compiler: David F. Suggs (dfsuggs localnet com)
Coverage: Western New York and adjacent Ontario
Thursday, January 20, 2011
The Buffalo Bird Report 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 January 13 through January 20 from
the Niagara Frontier Region include BOHEMIAN WAXWING, YELLOW-R.
WARBLER, EARED GREBE and BALD EAGLES.
January 17 in the Lake Ontario Plains, two BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS with 40
CEDAR WAXWINGS at a previously reported location - the orchard on the
south side of Lake Road near the Town of Newfane water plant.
A YELLOW-R. WARBLER at a suet feeder in Orchard Park for the past
week. Another YELLOW-R. WARBLER on Woodcliff Drive, to the east of
Four Mile Creek State Park in the Town of Porter.
January 13, EARED GREBE was reported again at the west end of
Dunkirk Harbor on Lake Erie. Also in the harbor - RED-
THROATED LOON, GLAUCOUS GULL, first winter LITTLE GULL and abundant
Many reports of BALD EAGLES this week, highlighted by a total of 22
BALD EAGLES, January 17 on the Lake Erie ice off Sturgeon Point in
Evans, Evangola State Park and the mouth of Cattaraugus Creek. Also
the 17th, 11 BALD EAGLES at the far east end of Dunkirk Harbor. Other
BALD EAGLES at three locations on the upper Niagara River. Away from
the Niagara River, BALD EAGLE feeding on a deer carcass at the Cedar
Street bridge in Newstead and in Jamestown on the lower Chadakoin
Also this week - PEREGRINE FALCONS - at the chimney nest box on the
UB Main Street Campus, the water plant at LaSalle Park in Buffalo, and
a pair of PEREGRINE FALCONS at Goat Island above Niagara Falls.
The New York State waterfowl count this past weekend included 7500
GREATER SCAUP at the Erie Basin Marina in Buffalo, over 9000
CANVASBACKS, 1700 GREATER SCAUP and 200 TUNDRA SWANS around Grand
Island and at least 14 species on the east Niagara River off
Tonawanda, including 16 LESSER SCAUP.
January 15, a Buffalo Audubon field trip to Niagara Falls and the
power plants reported nine gull species including LITTLE GULL,
THAYER'S GULL, ICELAND GULL, L. BLACK-B. GULL and GLAUCOUS GULL.
GLAUCOUS GULL also January 14 on Donnelly's Pier off LaSalle Park.
Flocks of SNOW BUNTINGS continue through the region - the Southern
Tier Town of Hinsdale and Genesee County Town of Bethany. COMMON
REDPOLLS included 35 at Buckhorn Island State Park and 40 COMMON
REDPOLLS with 7 EASTERN BLUEBIRDS
at a feeder on Grand Island.
One to two SHORT-EARED OWLS with ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS intermittently
on Posson Road north of the Iroquois Refuge in Shelby and another two
SHORT-EARED OWLS on Wruck Road in Newfane. And, 30 WILD TURKEYS on
Fisk Road in Pendleton.
The Bird Report will be updated Thursday evening, January 27. Please
call in your sightings by noon Thursday. You may report sightings
after the tone. Thank you for calling and reporting.
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