[Ontbirds] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 20 Oct 2011

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- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 10/20/2011
* NYBU1110.20
- Birds mentioned
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  JAEGER SPECIES
  BLACK-HEADED GULL
  LITTLE GULL
  GR. WHITE-FR. GOOSE
  D.-crest. Cormorant
  Great Blue Heron
  Great Egret
  Ross's Goose (October 12)
  Cackling Goose
  Wood Duck
  Osprey
  Bald Eagle
  Northern Harrier
  Phalarope species
  Bonaparte's Gull
  Common Tern
  Common Raven

- Transcript
  Hotline: Buffalo Bird Report at the Buffalo Museum of Science
  Date:             10/20/2011
  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, October 20, 2011

  The Buffalo Bird Report is a service provided by your  Buffalo Museum 
of Science and the Buffalo Ornithological  Society. To contact the 
Science Museum, call 896-5200.

  Highlights of reports received October 13 through October 20  from 
the Niagara Frontier Region include JAEGER SPECIES,  BLACK-HEADED GULL, 
LITTLE GULL and GR. WHITE-FR. GOOSE.

  October 15, strong west winds along Lake Erie pushed JAEGERS  into 
the waters off Buffalo. At Hamburg Town Park, at total  of 18 JAEGERS, 
not identified to species, included a group  of ten seen on the water, 
and chasing gulls.

  In Buffalo, five JAEGERS, likely PARASITIC JAEGERS,  were reported at 
the tower at the Erie Basin Marina. And at  LaSalle Park, a single 
PARASITIC JAEGER in close the railing  at the Black Rock Canal, plus 
another distant JAEGER,
  a PHALAROPE SPECIES, and COMMON TERN.

  Also the 15th in Buffalo, at Squaw Island, a BLACK-HEADED  GULL and a 
first winter LITTLE GULL with BONAPARTE'S GULLS  at the north end of 
the island, and at the south end,  another LITTLE GULL.

  At the Iroquois Refuge October 13, 2 GR. WHITE-FR. GEESE and  6 
CACKLING GEESE at Ring-necked Marsh, and later at the  Forrestal Flats 
north of Oak Orchard Ridge Road. Also, back  on October 12, a probable 
ROSS'S GOOSE at Ring-necked Marsh.

  Other reports from the Iroquois Refuge this week - at Cayuga  Pool, 
BALD EAGLE, NORTHERN HARRIER, 25 GREAT BLUE HERONS and  a few GREAT 
EGRETS. Another BALD EAGLE at Mohawk Pool with 30  WOOD DUCKS.

  October 16, on the Niagara River off Grand Island, 615 D.-
  CREST. CORMORANTS flew down the west river in a ten minute  span.

  From the Southern Tier, several COMMON RAVENS in the  Chautauqua 
County Town of Carroll at the Pennsylvania line.  And, in Pendleton in 
Niagara County, one or two lingering  OSPREYS, fishing at the ponds on 
Alexander Parkway.

  The Bird Report will be updated Thursday evening, October  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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