[Ontbirds] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 07 Mar 2013
dsuggs at buffaloornithologicalsociety.org
Thu Mar 7 20:04:11 EST 2013
* New York
- Birds mentioned
Please submit reports to
DSuggs at buffaloornithologicalsociety.org
[The BOS March meeting will be on Wednesday, March 13,
at the Museum of Science at 7 PM. David Gordon will
present results of the region's Christmas Counts.
Visitors are always welcome at BOS meetings.]
L. Black-b. Gull
Great Horned Owl
Nor. Saw-whet Owl
Amer. Tree Sparrow
Hotline: Buffalo Bird Report at the Buffalo Museum of Science
To Report: Same
Compiler: David F. Suggs
Coverage: Western New York and adjacent Ontario
Thursday, March 7, 2013
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. Press
the pound key to report sightings before the end of this
Highlights of reports received February 28 through March 7
from the Niagara Frontier Region include FISH CROW, BARROW'S
GOLDENEYE, SNOWY OWL and EVENING GROSBEAK.
FISH CROWS continue to be identified by voice among AMERICAN
CROWS on the upper Niagara River. March 2, FISH CROWS were
heard at the foot of Hertel Avenue at Rich Marina in
Buffalo. A pair of COMMON RAVENS also continue by the
Niagara River on River Road in Tonawanda at the power plant
and nearby properties.
March 2, BARROW'S GOLDENEYE still wintering on Lake Ontario
at Point Breeze in the Town of Carlton. SURF SCOTER also at
Point Breeze, ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK on Route 18 in Carlton, and
on Yates-Carlton Townline north of Route 18, 2 LAPLAND
LONGSPURS and 15 HORNED LARKS. In Genesee County, through
the Towns of Alabama and Bethany, numerous pairs of HORNED
LARKS and small numbers of SNOW BUNTINGS.
A BOS field trip on March 3 found 6 owl species in Niagara
County. A single SNOWY OWL at the Niagara Falls airport,
BARRED OWL and NOR. SAW-WHET OWL at Bond Lake County Park in
Lewiston, GREAT HORNED OWL on nest in Pendleton, red-phase
EASTERN SCREECH-OWL in a nest box in Porter, and 3 SHORT-
EARED OWLS by Route 18 near the Porter-Wilson Townline.
Another 3 SHORT-EARED OWLS this week on Molasses Hill Road
at the golf course in Bethany, and multiple SHORT-EARED OWLS
continue on Posson Road in Shelby.
From Chautauqua County, a dozen EVENING GROSBEAKS at a
feeder in the Town of Harmony, on Fox Road near Panama Road.
At a Bethany feeder, HOARY REDPOLL among 45 COMMON REDPOLLS,
30 AMER. TREE SPARROWS and 40 AMERICAN GOLDFINCHES. Several
COOPER'S HAWKS watching feeders this week.
OREGON JUNCO along the entrance road to the Mid River Marina
Combined reports from Goat Island in Niagara Falls - 3 BL.-
CR. NIGHT-HERONS above the falls, and several each of
ICELAND GULLS, L. BLACK-B. GULLS, GLAUCOUS GULLS and a
probable THAYER'S GULL above the Three Sisters Islands, and
a WHITE-CR. SPARROW by the parking lot.
From the Iroquois Refuge and areas this week, along Route 77
near Cayuga Pool, 3 SNOW GEESE and a CACKLING GOOSE, two
active BALD EAGLE nests - at Cayuga Pool and Mohawk Pool,
and at Swallow Hollow Trail, NORTHERN SHRIKE and a singing
BROWN CREEPER. Through the day, March 6, high flying flocks
of CANADA GEESE over Tonawanda.
Arrivals this week, a pair of NORTHERN PINTAILS on the west
Niagara River off Grand Island, and a single AMERICAN ROBIN
in a Tonawanda yard.
The BOS March meeting will be on Wednesday, March 13, at the
Museum of Science at 7 PM. David Gordon will present results
of the region's Christmas Counts. Visitors are always
welcome at BOS meetings.
The Bird Report will be updated Thursday evening, March 14.
Please call in your sightings by noon Thursday. You may
report sightings after the tone. Thank you for calling and
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