[Ontbirds] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 26 Jan 2012
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Compiler: David F. Suggs (dfsuggs localnet com)
Coverage: Western New York and adjacent Ontario
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
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.
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