[Ontbirds] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 19 Jan 2012

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- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 01/19/2012
* NYBU1201.19
- Birds mentioned
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  BLACK-HEADED GULL
  GOLDEN EAGLE
  BARROW'S GOLDENEYE
  KING EIDER
  SNOWY OWL
  Red-necked Grebe
  Tundra Swan
  Canvasback
  Greater Scaup
  Surf Scoter
  White-winged Scoter
  Common Goldeneye
  Red-br. Merganser
  Peregrine Falcon
  Little Gull
  Iceland Gull
  L. Black-b. Gull
  Short-eared Owl
  Belted Kingfisher
  Yellow-b. Sapsucker
  Amer. Tree Sparrow
  Savannah Sparrow
  Song Sparrow
  White-thr. Sparrow
  White-cr. Sparrow
  Dark-eyed Junco
  Oregon Junco

- Transcript
  Hotline: Buffalo Bird Report at the Buffalo Museum of Science
  Date:             01/19/2012
  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 19, 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.

  Highlights of reports received January 12 through January 19  from 
the Niagara Frontier Region include BLACK-HEADED GULL,  GOLDEN EAGLE, 
BARROW'S GOLDENEYE, KING EIDER and SNOWY OWL.

  On the upper Niagara River, an adult BLACK-HEADED GULL is  still 
being found sporadically on the Black Rock Canal at  Rich Marina on 
Austin Street. Most recent report January 14,  from a Buffalo Audubon 
Society Niagara River field trip.  Also on the trip, L. BLACK-B. GULL 
and ICELAND GULL at Goat  Island in Niagara Falls, 3 LITTLE GULLS on 
the lower river  at Lewiston, and a PEREGRINE FALCON at Rich Marina.

  January 15, a GOLDEN EAGLE was photographed over the Wolf  Run trail 
at Allegany State Park.

  At the east boundary of the BOS region, a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE  has 
apparently returned to Point Breeze, on Lake Ontario at  Oak Orchard 
Creek. RED-NECKED GREBE, WHITE-WINGED SCOTER and  SURF SCOTER also at 
Point Breeze.

  In Ontario, a striking, male KING EIDER continues on the  Welland 
Canal at Port Weller in Saint Catharines. SNOWY OWL  also on the canal 
piers and at the adjacent yacht club, on  Jones Beach.

  One or two SNOWY OWLS on the Buffalo waterfront on January  15. One 
owl seen on the Fort Erie side of the mid-river  water intake, and 
another owl sighting along the hiking  trail between the Bell and 
Seaway Slips on Furhmann Blvd.  SNOWY OWLS also at two locations in the 
Lake Ontario Plains  this week.

  January 14, three SHORT-EARED OWLS on Wruck Road, south of  Route 104 
in Niagara County, and two SHORT-EARED OWLS on  Posson Road, north of 
the Iroquois Refuge in the Town of  Shelby.

  From the Town of Darien, a wintering YELLOW-B. SAPSUCKER. At  a 
feeder on Wruck Road in Royalton, SAVANNAH SPARROW and two  WHITE-CR. 
SPARROWS. A male OREGON JUNCO and four COMMON  REDPOLLS in Yates, on 
the side of Lakeshore Road, east of  Marshall Road. Another COMMON 
REDPOLL flying from Buckhorn  Island State Park on Grand Island. And a 
single WHITE-W.  CROSSBILL over Four Mile Creek State Park in Porter.

  In the winter fields, 700 SNOW BUNTINGS on Mix Road in the  Town of 
Albion. On Edgerton Road in the Elba, 65 SNOW  BUNTINGS, 55 HORNED 
LARKS and 2 LAPLAND LONGSPUR, with 160  each of DARK-EYED JUNCO and 
AMER. TREE SPARROW, two SONG  SPARROWS, 5 WHITE-THR. SPARROWS and a 
BELTED KINGFISHER.

  And the annual waterfowl build up on the Niagara River at  the south 
end of Grand Island includes abundant TUNDRA  SWANS, CANVASBACKS, 
GREATER SCAUP, COMMON GOLDENEYE and RED-
  BR. MERGANSERS.

  The Bird Report will be updated Thursday evening, January  26. 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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