[Ontbirds] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 23 Jan 2014

David Suggs dsuggs at buffaloornithologicalsociety.org
Thu Jan 23 18:04:25 EST 2014


- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 01/23/2014
* NYBU1401.23
- Birds mentioned

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  COMMON GRACKLE
  EVENING GROSBEAK
  D.-crest. Cormorant
  Gadwall
  American Wigeon
  Redhead x Scaup
  Greater Scaup
  Lesser Scaup
  King Eider
  Black Scoter
  Surf Scoter
  White-winged Scoter
  Common Goldeneye
  Bufflehead
  Ruddy Duck
  Black Vulture
  Turkey Vulture
  Bald Eagle
  Iceland Gull
  Glaucous Gull
  Great Black-b. Gull
  Snowy Owl
  White-thr. Sparrow
  Snow Bunting
  Red-w. Blackbird

- Transcript
  Hotline: Buffalo Bird Report at the Buffalo Museum of Science
  Date:             01/23/2014
  Number:           716-896-1271
  To Report:        Same
  Compiler:         David F. Suggs
  Coverage:         Western New York and adjacent Ontario
  Website:          www.BuffaloOrnithologicalSociety.org

  Thursday, January 23, 2014

  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
  report.

  Highlights of reports received January 16 through January 23
  from the Niagara Frontier Region.

  January 22, a rare in winter COMMON GRACKLE with EUROPEAN
  STARLINGS at a suet feeder in Hamburg. EVENING GROSBEAK was
  reported again at a feeder off Sunset Beach Parkway by Lake
  Ontario and Johnson Creek in Orleans County.

  The region's unique roost of BLACK VULTURES continues in the
  Village of Lewiston; January 19, 7 BLACK VULTURES and 6
  TURKEY VULTURES at 5th and Mohawk Streets.

  SNOWY OWLS this week - two near the Genesee County Airport
  in Batavia, on Saile Drive and Bank Street. Another SNOWY
  OWL flying by the Wild Bird store on McKinley Parkway in
  Blasdell.

  January 19, one of the Niagara River sections of the DEC
  waterfowl count, between the Peace Bridge and Lake Erie
  iceboom, reported 2000 each of GREATER SCAUP and BUFFLEHEAD,
  over 1000 COMMON GOLDENEYES and a challenging find of 10
  LESSER SCAUP. Downriver of Nichols Marina in Fort Erie,
  Ontario, a first winter KING EIDER continues, plus 3 WHITE-
  WINGED SCOTERS, 2 SURF SCOTERS, 6 RUDDY DUCKS and a diving
  duck identified as a REDHEAD X SCAUP hybrid.

  LESSER SCAUP also have moved in the shelter of the Mid-River
  Marina on River Road in Tonawanda - 71 LESSER SCAUP on
  January 18, with 11 GADWALLS and an AMERICAN WIGEON. Nearby
  at the power plant pond, 11 D.-CREST. CORMORANTS.

  On the 18th in the open waters of Dunkirk Harbor, waterfowl
  included a BLACK SCOTER with several WHITE-WINGED SCOTER
  east of the pier. Also, at least 3 GLAUCOUS GULLS and an
  ICELAND GULL among abundant GREAT BLACK-B. GULLS.

  Other reports this week - 7 RED-W. BLACKBIRDS and a WHITE-
  THR. SPARROW in Tonawanda. BALD EAGLES - a pair at the
  Strawberry Island nesting site on the upper Niagara River
  and a single BALD EAGLE at Route 400 and Transit Road in
  West Seneca. A flock 50 SNOW BUNTINGS in Lewiston and 4 SNOW
  BUNTINGS on the Buffalo waterfront at LaSalle Park.

  The Bird Report will be updated Thursday evening, January
  30. 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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