[Ontbirds] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 20 Oct 2011
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GR. WHITE-FR. GOOSE
Great Blue Heron
Ross's Goose (October 12)
Hotline: Buffalo Bird Report at the Buffalo Museum of Science
To Report: Same
Compiler: David F. Suggs (dfsuggs localnet com)
Coverage: Western New York and adjacent Ontario
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
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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