[Ontbirds] WNY Buffalo Bird Report 20 Jan 2011

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- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 01/20/2011
* NYBU1101.20
- Birds mentioned
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  BOHEMIAN WAXWING
  YELLOW-R. WARBLER
  EARED GREBE
  BALD EAGLES
  Red-throated Loon
  Tundra Swan
  Canvasback
  Greater Scaup
  Lesser Scaup
  Rough-legged Hawk
  Peregrine Falcon
  Wild Turkey
  Little Gull
  Thayer's Gull
  Iceland Gull
  L. Black-b. Gull
  Glaucous Gull
  Short-eared Owl
  Eastern Bluebird
  Snow Bunting
  Common Redpoll

- Transcript
  Hotline: Buffalo Bird Report at the Buffalo Museum of Science
  Date:             01/20/2011
  Number:           716-896-1271
  To Report:        Same
  Compiler:         David F. Suggs (dfsuggs localnet com)
  Coverage:         Western New York and adjacent Ontario
  Website:          www.BuffaloOrnithologicalSociety.org

  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 
waterfowl.

  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 
River.

  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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