Date: 2/22/18 6:50 pm From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 22 Feb 2018
- RBA * New York * Buffalo * 02/22/2018 * NYBU1802.22 - Birds mentioned
------------------------------------------- Please submit reports to <DSuggs...> -------------------------------------------
Bl.-cr. Night-Heron Tundra Swan GR. WHITE-FR. GOOSE Green-winged Teal American Black Duck Mallard Northern Pintail Gadwall American Wigeon Ring-necked Duck Hooded Merganser Ruddy Duck Bald Eagle Merlin Peregrine Falcon AMERICAN WOODCOCK Iceland Gull Glaucous Gull Mourning Dove Eastern Screech-Owl Snowy Owl Barred Owl Short-eared Owl Yellow-b. Sapsucker Northern Flicker Pileated Woodpecker Horned Lark Red-br. Nuthatch Brown Creeper Cedar Waxwing White-thr. Sparrow White-cr. Sparrow Lapland Longspur Snow Bunting Red-w. Blackbird Common Grackle Brown-headed Cowbird American Goldfinch
- Transcript Hotline: Buffalo Bird Report at the Buffalo Museum of Science Date: 02/22/2018 Number: 716-896-1271 To Report: Same Compiler: David F. Suggs Coverage: Western New York and adjacent Ontario Website: www.BuffaloOrnithologicalSociety.org
Thursday February 22, 2018
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 February reports from the Niagara Frontier Region.
Waterfowl and blackbirds lead the transition toward spring. On the Niagara peninsula of Ontario, a record size flock of over 30, rare, GR. WHITE-FR. GEESE, east of Port Colbourne, on Miller and White Roads.
Other arriving waterfowl included 190 TUNDRA SWANS on Maple Road in the Town of Wilson. In the Lake Ontario Plains and Iroquois Refuge, GADWALL, AMERICAN WIGEON, AMERICAN BLACK DUCK, MALLARD, NORTHERN PINTAIL, GREEN-WINGED TEAL, RING-NECKED DUCK and HOODED MERGANSER.
Also in the Lake Ontario Plains, 33 LAPLAND LONGSPURS with HORNED LARKS and SNOW BUNTINGS on Dickersonville Road in Porter, and SHORT- EARED OWLS in Orleans County.
Small flocks of COMMON GRACKLES and RED-W. BLACKBIRDS widely reported during the past week.
February 21, a real surprise at Dunkirk Harbor, an AMERICAN WOODCOCK in a patch of phragmites.
SNOWY OWLS continue on the Buffalo waterfront. Up to six counted on the ice and structures off the Erie Basin Marina tower. Also, PEREGRINE FALCON, GLAUCOUS GULL and RUDDY DUCK at the marina. On the upper Niagara River, 50 TUNDRA SWANS, ICELAND GULL, GLAUCOUS GULL and multiple BALD EAGLES.
Other recent reports - two reports of calling EASTERN SCREECH-OWLS. BARRED OWL in the Tonawanda Wildlife Management Area. MERLIN and abundant AMERICAN GOLDFINCHES and MOURNING DOVES in a sunflower plantation on Lockport Town Road south of Route 104. Another MERLIN report from Blasdell. PEREGRINE FALCONS at a nest site on the UB South Campus McKay Tower.
Juvenile BL.-CR. NIGHT-HERON at Woodlawn Beach in Hamburg. YELLOW-B. SAPSUCKER on the ridge at Forest Lawn in Buffalo. PILEATED WOODPECKER at Sunset Beach on Lake Ontario. 51 CEDAR WAXWINGS at Mallard Overlook in the Iroquois Refuge.
And at feeders - NORTHERN FLICKER and 6 BROWN- HEADED COWBIRDS in North Boston. RED-BR. NUTHATCH and BROWN CREEPER in Concord. WHITE- CR. SPARROW in Sanborne and WHITE-THR. SPARROWS at several feeders. And, a reported RED-HEADED WDPKR. at a Cheektowaga feeder.
The Bird Report will be updated in later February. You may report sightings after the tone. Thank you for calling and reporting.