- RBA * New York * Buffalo * 04/12/2018 * NYBU1804.12 - Birds mentioned
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YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD FISH CROW Common Loon Horned Grebe Trumpeter Swan Snow Goose Brant Osprey Sora Wilson's Snipe Snowy Owl Eastern Phoebe Purple Martin Barn Swallow American Crow Common Raven Eastern Bluebird Eastern Towhee Chipping Sparrow Field Sparrow Vesper Sparrow White-thr. Sparrow Eastern Meadowlark Baltimore Oriole Pine Siskin American Goldfinch
- Transcript Hotline: Buffalo Bird Report at the Buffalo Museum of Science Date: 04/12/2018 Number: 716-896-1271 To Report: Same Compiler: David F. Suggs Coverage: Western New York and adjacent Ontario Website: www.BuffaloOrnithologicalSociety.org
Thursday, April 12, 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 reports received April 5 through April 12 from the Niagara Frontier Region.
April 10, a very rare, and male, YELLOW-H. BLACKBIRD at a feeder in Appleton, near Olcott, at West Somerset and Hess Roads.
FISH CROWS on the west side of Buffalo - five to ten FISH CROWS mingled with AMERICAN CROWS at Elmwood Avenue and North Street.
A BRANT continues in a flock of CANADA GEESE and one SNOW GOOSE at an unexpected location - Winter Pond in North Collins. Also unexpected, an EASTERN MEADOWLARK at Woodlawn Beach in Hamburg. And, a surprisingly early BALTIMORE ORIOLE at Sunset Beach, on Lake Ontario in Orleans County.
Arrivals in the last few days - SORA at the Berry Road marsh south of Dunkirk. OSPREYS at two nest sites on Grand Island. PURPLE MARTIN also on Grand Island, at colony boxes on the West River. Also reported - WILSON'S SNIPE, EASTERN PHOEBE, BARN SWALLOW, EASTERN TOWHEE, CHIPPING SPARROW, FIELD SPARROW and WHITE-THR. SPARROW.
Other reports - SNOWY OWL at Cambria Town Park. COMMON LOONS with HORNED GREBES at Bond Lake Park in Lewiston and at Alpine Quarry in Orchard Park. HORNED GREBE also on Ellicott Creek. COMMON RAVEN and TRUMPETER SWAN at the wetlands on Porter Center Road in Niagara County. Another TRUMPETER SWAN at Wilson Harbor on Lake Ontario. EASTERN BLUEBIRDS nesting at Sunset Beach. At the sunflower fields on Lockport Townline Road, VESPER SPARROW and 40 AMERICAN GOLDFINCHES. And, small flocks of PINE SISKINS at several locations.
The Bird Report will be updated Thursday evening, April 19. Please call in your sightings by noon Thursday. You may report sightings after the tone. Thank you for calling and reporting.