[Ontbirds] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 23 Jan 2014
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Redhead x Scaup
Great Black-b. Gull
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, 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
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
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
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