[Ontbirds] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 26 Jan 2012

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- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 01/26/2012
* NYBU1201.26
- Birds mentioned
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  FISH CROW
  LARK SPARROW
  ORANGE-CR. WARBLER
  BLACK-HEADED GULL
  BLACK VULTURE
  Common Loon
  Trumpeter Swan
  Turkey Vulture
  Bald Eagle
  Little Gull
  Iceland Gull
  L. Black-b. Gull
  Glaucous Gull
  Great Black-b. Gull
  Black-leg. Kittiwake
  Snowy Owl
  Short-eared Owl
  American Crow
  Savannah Sparrow
  Song Sparrow

- Transcript  Hotline: Buffalo Bird Report at the Buffalo Museum of Science
  Date:             01/26/2012
  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 26, 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 19 through January 26  from 
the Niagara Frontier Region include FISH CROW, LARK  SPARROW, 
ORANGE-CR. WARBLER, BLACK-HEADED GULL and BLACK  VULTURE.

  January 22, what is likely the first record for the BOS  region, a 
FISH CROW was refound in Olean, on the community  college campus and at 
the Center Mall.

  Just days later, January 25, by the Niagara River in Fort  Erie, 
Ontario, an astonishing five FISH CROWS were heard and  seen coming to 
roost among hundreds of AMERICAN CROWS at  Bowen Road and the Niagara 
River Parkway.

  In the Lake Ontario Plains, January 21, a one day report of  a LARK 
SPARROW, on the Niagara-Orleans Countyline Road at  Yates Center Road, 
south of Golden Hill State Park.  Subsequent searches have reported 
SAVANNAH SPARROW and SONG  SPARROW.

  An ORANGE-CR. WARBLER has been wintering on Goat Island in  Niagara 
Falls, New York. Most recent report January 22. The  warbler has 
covered the south end of the island from the  Three Sisters Islands, 
the big parking lot, and the  maintenance buildings. Also at Goat 
Island, at least 10 L.  BLACK-B. GULLS.

  BLACK-HEADED GULL, BLACK-LEG. KITTIWAKE, ICELAND GULL and up  to four 
LITTLE GULLS still at the Black Rock Canal off Rich  Marina in Buffalo. 
A SNOWY OWL was on the canal pier on  January 20.

  At least six BLACK VULTURES, which have often been sighted  over the 
lower Niagara River gorge, have been roosting with  TURKEY VULTURES in 
a neighborhood in the Village of  Lewiston.

  SHORT-EARED OWLS continue to provide views at sunset on  Posson Road 
in the Town of Shelby, and Molasses Hill Road in  Alexander. SNOWY OWL 
continues on the Buffalo waterfront off  LaSalle Park, on the 
breakwalls and Bird Island Pier.  Another SNOWY OWL for several weeks 
on Marshall Road near  Lakeshore Road in the Town of Yates.

  Other reports this week - on the lower Niagara River at  Youngstown, 
two reported TRUMPETER SWANS and a COMMON LOON  at the docks at Joe 
Davis State Park. Well away from the  Great Lakes and Niagara River, at 
a landfill on Route 16 in  southeast Erie County, LESSER BLACK-BACKED 
GULL, 2 GLAUCOUS  GULLS and 6 GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULLS. And in Buffalo, 
a BALD  EAGLE on the mid-river water intake at the Peace Bridge.

  The Bird Report will be updated Thursday evening, February  2. Please 
call in your sightings by noon Thursday. You may  report sightings 
after the tone. Thank you for calling and  reporting.

- End Transcript







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