[Ontbirds] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 01 Dec 2011

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- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 12/01/2011
* NYBU1112.01
- Birds mentioned
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  RAZORBILL
  AMER. WHITE PELICAN
  BLACK VULTURE
  WILSON'S WARBLER
  Harlequin Duck
  Turkey Vulture
  Osprey
  Dunlin
  Jaeger species
  Franklin's Gull
  Little Gull
  Bonaparte's Gull
  Ring-billed Gull
  Herring Gull
  California Gull
  Thayer's Gull
  Iceland Gull
  L. Black-b. Gull
  Glaucous Gull
  Great Black-b. Gull
  Black-leg. Kittiwake
  Short-eared Owl

- Transcript
  Hotline: Buffalo Bird Report at the Buffalo Museum of Science
  Date:             12/01/2011
  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, December 1, 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.

  Niagara Frontier Region highlights of the past two weeks,  November 
17 to December 1, include RAZORBILL, AMER. WHITE  PELICAN, BLACK 
VULTURE, WILSON'S WARBLER and 12 gulls  species.

  A RAZORBILL continues in the Niagara River currents off Fort  Niagara 
State Park at Lake Ontario. Most recent report  November 26.

  Very rare, especially in November, an AMER. WHITE PELICAN in  
Ontario, at the Custer Bird Sanctuary on Concession Road 7,  just south 
of Niagara Stone Road in the Town of Niagara-on-
  the-Lake. Reported several days, through at least November  26, on a 
small pond at the sanctuary.

  Up to four BLACK VULTURES still in the lower Niagara River  gorge. 
Reported sporadically with TURKEY VULTURES during the  Thanksgiving Day 
weekend and November 30, soaring and  roosting in the 
Queenston-Lewiston Bridge area.

  Twelve gull species on the Niagara River over the holiday  were 
highlighted by one or two CALIFORNIA GULLS - November  26 at the lower 
river power plants, and the 27th above  Niagara Falls off the Three 
Sisters Islands at Goat Island.  A FRANKLIN'S GULL that had been 
frequent at Artpark State  Park, now reported at the power plants and 
upriver at  Devil's Hole State Park. And, BLACK-LEG. KITTIWAKE at the  
Whirlpool. Other gulls at the falls and lower river - LITTLE  GULL, 
BONAPARTE'S GULL, RING-BILLED GULL, HERRING GULL,  ICELAND GULL, L. 
BLACK-B. GULL, GLAUCOUS GULL and GREAT  BLACK-B. GULL, and a probable 
THAYER'S GULL at the power  plants.

  A JAEGER SPECIES also said to be at the power plants, and  DUNLIN at 
Three Sisters Islands.

  November 29, a WILSON'S WARBLER, now in its fifth week in a  
Williamsville yard in Amherst.

  Two late OSPREY reports from Clarence - a flyover on  November 19 and 
on the 21st, an OSPREY roosting at the  Clarence Center firemans field.

  Also the 21st, three SHORT-EARED OWLS on Posson Road in the  Town of 
Shelby, north of the Iroquois Refuge. And November  20 in Buffalo, a 
female HARLEQUIN DUCK on the Black Rock  Canal, off LaSalle Park at the 
foot of Porter Avenue.

  The Bird Report will be updated Thursday evening, December  8. 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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