[Ontbirds] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 13 Feb 2014

David Suggs dsuggs at buffaloornithologicalsociety.org
Thu Feb 13 20:07:16 EST 2014


- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 02/13/2014
* NYBU1402.13
- Birds mentioned

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  DSuggs at buffaloornithologicalsociety.org
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  EASTERN TOWHEE
  Snow Goose
  Northern Pintail
  Surf Scoter
  White-winged Scoter
  Bald Eagle
  Northern Goshawk
  Rough-legged Hawk
  Iceland Gull
  Glaucous Gull
  Snowy Owl
  Short-eared Owl
  Northern Flicker
  Pileated Woodpecker
  Horned Lark
  Common Raven
  Red-br. Nuthatch
  Brown Creeper
  Golden-cr. Kinglet
  Eastern Bluebird
  American Robin
  Cedar Waxwing
  Northern Shrike
  Yellow-r. Warbler
  Lapland Longspur
  Snow Bunting

- Transcript
  Hotline: Buffalo Bird Report at the Buffalo Museum of Science
  Date:             02/13/2014
  Number:           716-896-1271
  To Report:        Same
  Compiler:         David F. Suggs
  Coverage:         Western New York and adjacent Ontario
  Website:          www.BuffaloOrnithologicalSociety.org

  Thursday, February 13, 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 February 6 through February
  13 from the Niagara Frontier Region.

  Three reports of rare in winter EASTERN TOWHEES at feeders
  this week - one on February 6 in Springville in southern
  Erie County, another for the past week in Clarence, and a
  third EASTERN TOWHEE, daily since January 1 in Gowanda, in
  northern Cattaraugus County. A very rare in winter reported
  ROSE-BR. GROSBEAK at a feeder at Sunset Beach, on Lake
  Ontario in Orleans County. With any rare report, it is
  always of interest to note the plumage or sex of the
  reported species.

  SNOWY OWLS continue their great winter irruption. Two to
  three reported again on Route 62 in the Cattaraugus County
  Town of Dayton, including one on the gates to the
  Countryside Gravel Ponds. Other SNOWY OWLS - Town of
  Collins, flying over Niagara Falls Blvd. toward the Niagara
  Falls Airport, and the Pembroke exit of the New York State
  Thruway.

  February 10, SNOWY OWL on Meahl Road, south of Route 31 in
  the Niagara County Town of Cambria, with 14 SHORT-EARED OWLS
  and a ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK.

  Two dark-phase ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS this week -  one on River
  Road in Tonawanda near the Grand Island bridges, and a
  second on West Sheridan Road near the Dunkirk-Chautauqua
  County Airport.

  February 9, a possible NORTHERN GOSHAWK was photographed in
  the Niagara Falls highway salt barn on New Road at Porter
  Road.

  More frigid weather has reduced open water at Dunkirk
  Harbor, further concentrating waterfowl and raptors.
  February 8, on the ice beyond the main breakwall, at least
  35 BALD EAGLES. Close to the main pier, over 20 WHITE-WINGED
  SCOTERS and one SURF SCOTER. Also multiple GLAUCOUS GULLS
  and ICELAND GULLS in harbor.

  February 12 in the Lake Ontario Plains, a record flock of
  SNOW BUNTINGS, estimated at 5000, on Hulbert Road in the
  Niagara County Town of Wilson. Among the buntings, 100
  HORNED LARKS and 12 LAPLAND LONGSPURS.  In Genesee County,
  250 SNOW BUNTINGS with several HORNED LARKS and a single
  LAPLAND LONGSPUR on McLernon Road in Bethany.

  Other reports this week - a pair of COMMON RAVENS in
  southern Cattaraugus County. NORTHERN SHRIKE with NORTHERN
  HARRIER at Oak Orchard Ridge Road in the Iroquois Refuge.
  Another NORTHERN SHRIKE at Darien Lakes State Park, with
  RED-BR. NUTHATCH, GOLDEN-CR. KINGLET, 10 AMERICAN ROBINS and
  30 CEDAR WAXWINGS. On Lake Ontario at Sunset Beach, 70 SNOW
  GEESE. NORTHERN PINTAIL among the MALLARDS and AMERICAN
  BLACK DUCKS at Forest Lawn in Buffalo. PILEATED WOODPECKER
  plus AMERICAN ROBINS and EASTERN BLUEBIRDS at Birdsong Park
  in Orchard Park. And at Buckhorn Island State Park on Grand
  Island, 3 NORTHERN FLICKERS, 2 BROWN CREEPERS and a YELLOW-
  R. WARBLER.

  The Bird Report will be updated Thursday evening, February
  20. 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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