[Ontbirds] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 02 Apr 2015
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Thu Apr 2 20:11:29 EDT 2015
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DSuggs at buffaloornithologicalsociety.org
[The April BOS meeting will be held on Wednesday,
April 8, at 7 PM at the Buffalo Museum of Science.
Students from Canisius College will present talks
and posters on "Flight Calling Behavior Studies".
Visitors are always welcome at BOS meetings.]
GR. WHITE-FR. GOOSE
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, April 2, 2015
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 March 26 through April 2 from
the Niagara Frontier Region.
In Chautauqua County, March 29 - EURASIAN WIGEON at the
Berry Road marsh, outside Fredonia. Also the 29th, a GR.
WHITE-FR. GOOSE in Niagara County, at Hess Road, north of
Bishop Road in Newfane, and at least 10 CACKLING GEESE, at
Route 18 and Niagara-Orleans Countyline Road. March 28, a
juvenile GOLDEN EAGLE over the New York State Thruway at
Alden. On the 30th, two SANDHILL CRANES at Route 77 and
Casey Road in the Iroquois Refuge. And, EARED GREBE at the
Batavia Waste Water Plant on April 2.
Varying flocks of SNOW GEESE roaming the Lake Ontario Plains
this week. 1500 SNOW GEESE in Medina north of the Erie
Canal. 2500 SNOW GEESE on Griswold Road north of Route 77 in
Royalton. At Lake Ontario, over 500 SNOW GEESE passing Point
Breeze at Oak Orchard Creek. Just east of the region, March
28, 10,000 SNOW GEESE on Byron Road, northeast of Batavia.
On the March 29 BOS field trip, two, distant flocks of
several thousand SNOW GEESE over Lake Ontario. Other trip
highlights - RED-NECKED GREBES and HORNED GREBES off the
lakeshore state parks, two CACKLING GEESE at Johnson Creek Road
in the Town of Hartland. Also on the field trip, migrant
RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS and a dark-morph ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK, and
an EASTERN SCREECH-OWL in roost hole.
A pair of PURPLE MARTINS arrived March 31 at a nest box in
the Chautauqua County Town of Sheridan. More, widespread
TREE SWALLOWS. EASTERN MEADOWLARKS from the Southern Tier to
the Lake Ontario Plains. Many SONG SPARROW reports and a
single CHIPPING SPARROW in Bethany.
GREAT EGRETS arrived around Grand Island and at the Berry
Road marsh this week.
Other reports this week - opening waters of the Iroquois
Refuge and Batavia Waste Water Plant added PIED-BILLED
GREBE, AMERICAN COOT, NORTHERN SHOVELER and BLUE-WINGED
TEAL. Also 2 LONG-TAILED DUCKS at the Batavia Waste Water
Plant. 140 TUNDRA SWANS and a NORTHERN SHRIKE at Kumpf marsh
in the Iroquois Refuge. On the Buffalo waterfront, 4 RED-
THROATED LOONS still off LaSalle Park, with HORNED GREBE and
WHITE-WINGED SCOTER. COMMON LOON noted on Lake Ontario at
the Wilson Pier. And, BL.-CR. NIGHT-HERONS at Dunkirk
The April BOS meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 8, at
7 PM at the Buffalo Museum of Science. Students from
Canisius College will present talks and posters on "Flight
Calling Behavior Studies". Visitors are always welcome at
The Bird Report will be updated Thursday evening, April 9.
Please call in your sightings by noon Thursday. You may
report sightings after the tone. Thank you for calling and
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