[Ontbirds] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 05 Jan 2012
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[BOS Meeting, Wednesday, Jan 11, 7 PM at the Museum of Science.
Tim DePriest of the DEC will present a program
on "Improving the Habitat along the Niagara River for
Ospreys, Terns and other Wildlife." Visitors are always
welcome at BOS meetings.]
BL.-THR. BL. WARBLER
Gr. White-fr. Goose
Great Horned Owl
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, 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
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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