[Ontbirds] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 05 Jan 2012

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- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 01/05/2012
* NYBU1201.05
- Birds mentioned
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                                                           BL.-THR. BL. WARBLER
  BLACK-HEADED GULL
  BLACK-LEG. KITTIWAKE
  KING EIDER
  Red-throated Loon
  Horned Grebe
  Red-necked Grebe
  Tundra Swan
  Gr. White-fr. Goose
  Green-winged Teal
  Hooded Merganser
  Common Merganser
  Northern Harrier
  Northern Goshawk
  Rough-legged Hawk
  Peregrine Falcon
  Little Gull
  Great Horned Owl
  Short-eared Owl
  Pileated Woodpecker
  American Crow
  Common Raven
  Northern Mockingbird

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  Hotline: Buffalo Bird Report at the Buffalo Museum of Science
  Date:             01/05/2012
  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 5, 2012

  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 highlights received during the past two  weeks, 
December 22 through January 5, include BL.-THR. BL.  WARBLER, 
BLACK-HEADED GULL, BLACK-LEG. KITTIWAKE and KING  EIDER.

  December 29, a male BL.-THR. BL. WARBLER at a suet feeder in  the 
Town of Amherst. Still present on the 31st, this appears  to be the 
first winter record of BL.-THR. BL. WARBLER in the  BOS archives.

  BLACK-HEADED GULL and BLACK-LEG. KITTIWAKE still among the  
BONAPARTE'S GULLS on the upper Niagara River. December 22  and 26, 
BLACK-HEADED GULL at Rich Marina on Austin Street in  Buffalo's 
Riverside. A juvenile BLACK-LEG. KITTIWAKE has  been seen from the Bird 
Island Pier and Squaw Island in  Buffalo. LITTLE GULLS also reported on 
the upper and lower  Niagara River.

  In Ontario, December 26, a breeding plumage, male KING EIDER  off the 
east pier at Port Weller, on Lake Ontario at Saint  Catharines.

  Rare in winter, 2 GR. WHITE-FR. GEESE, January 1, on Lake  Ontario at 
Barker Park in the Niagara County Town of  Somerset. Also along the 
lakeshore, a high January count of  143 RED-NECKED GREBES, plus 37 
RED-THROATED LOONS and 189  HORNED GREBES.

  December 22, two concentrations of wintering NORTHERN  HARRIERS - ten 
NORTHERN HARRIERS with one SHORT-EARED OWL,  north of the Iroquois 
Refuge on Posson Road in Shelby, and 5  NORTHERN HARRIERS with 3 
SHORT-EARED OWLS on Molasses Hill  Road in the Genesee County Town of 
Alexander.

  From Allegany State Park, December 29, a NORTHERN GOSHAWK on  the 
Wolf Run trail, and at the Allegany Reservoir, 19 TUNDRA  SWANS, 50 
COMMON MERGANSERS and COMMON RAVEN.

  Other recent reports - in South Buffalo, at the Botanical  Gardens 
and South Park Lake, GREEN-WINGED TEAL, 12 HOODED  MERGANSERS and a 
surprising 9 NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRDS.  PEREGRINE FALCON reported again in 
the Sheridan Park area of  Tonawanda. In the Iroquois Refuge, 2 adult 
BALD EAGLES at  Cayuga Pool and PILEATED WOODPECKER on the Onondaga 
Trail.  From Grand Island, dark phase ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK over the  south 
Island Bridge, and two GREAT HORNED OWLS calling in  the night by the 
West River Parkway. And in the Orleans  County Town of Ridgeway, two 
reports of an unusual blonde  plumage AMERICAN CROW at Marshall and 
School #10 Roads.

  The Bird Report will be updated Thursday evening, January  12. 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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