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3/23/17 7:02 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 23 Mar 2017
3/23/17 4:07 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (23 Mar 2017) 52 Raptors
3/23/17 10:18 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] BOS Lake Ontario Plain Field Trip - Saturday, March 25th
3/22/17 3:39 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (22 Mar 2017) 2 Raptors
3/22/17 1:46 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (22 Mar 2017) 4 Raptors
3/22/17 8:59 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (21 Mar 2017) 188 Raptors
3/21/17 8:41 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] North Ponds Park, Webster - 3/21/17, 5 PM - G. White-fronted Goose - no, Eurasian Wigeon - yes
3/21/17 4:55 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (21 Mar 2017) 70 Raptors
3/21/17 12:02 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Cedar Waxwings/Portland and Chaut. Inst. birds
3/20/17 8:54 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (20 Mar 2017) 72 Raptors
3/20/17 4:29 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Ross's Goose, others - Lake Ontario Plain
3/20/17 3:57 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (20 Mar 2017) 8 Raptors
3/20/17 3:31 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Ross's Goose
3/20/17 8:24 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Sandy Bottom Park Honeoye Lake
3/19/17 6:02 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (19 Mar 2017) 18 Raptors
3/19/17 3:55 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (19 Mar 2017) 9 Raptors
3/19/17 11:33 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Bohemian Waxwings - Pultneville
3/19/17 11:11 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] GeneseeBirds-L Digest, Vol 164, Issue 21
3/18/17 4:04 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (18 Mar 2017) 1 Raptors
3/18/17 10:10 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] FOY Brown Creeper
3/18/17 8:08 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Bald Eagle nest?
3/17/17 5:43 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (17 Mar 2017) 33 Raptors
3/17/17 4:40 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (17 Mar 2017) 8 Raptors
3/17/17 4:03 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] White throated sparrow
3/16/17 8:55 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (16 Mar 2017) 3 Raptors
3/16/17 3:44 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 16 Mar 2017
3/16/17 1:37 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Rusty Blackbirds/Portland
3/16/17 1:33 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (16 Mar 2017) 2 Raptors
3/15/17 5:05 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (15 Mar 2017) Raptors
3/13/17 2:38 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (13 Mar 2017) 1 Raptors
3/13/17 12:17 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Eastern Phoebe today
3/13/17 12:16 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Genesee Co Sandhill Crane
3/13/17 6:21 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Purple Finch
3/12/17 7:45 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hemlock Screech-Owl and Fox Sparrow
3/12/17 3:49 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (12 Mar 2017) 1 Raptors
3/12/17 11:05 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] 1 Snowy...
3/12/17 8:34 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Gulls at Goat Island (Niagara Falls) 3-11-17
3/11/17 12:56 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (11 Mar 2017) Raptors
3/10/17 4:05 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] [nysbirds-l] Black-headed - Ring-billed Gull hybrid at Goat Island
3/10/17 3:55 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] [nysbirds-l] Black-headed - Ring-billed Gull hybrid at Goat Island
3/10/17 3:51 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (10 Mar 2017) 2 Raptors
3/10/17 3:39 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (09 Mar 2017) 6 Raptors
3/10/17 3:23 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (08 Mar 2017) 67 Raptors
3/10/17 2:43 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Black-headed - Ring-billed Gull hybrid at Goat Island
3/9/17 6:50 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Eurasian Teal
3/9/17 4:09 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 09 Mar 2017
3/9/17 7:15 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Fwd: March Raptor Surveys at Ganondagan!
3/9/17 7:02 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Job Posting
3/9/17 3:26 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock's Purple Martin
3/8/17 7:14 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hawk Watch surprise
3/8/17 5:16 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock's Purple Martin
3/8/17 10:32 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Bird Surveys at Ganondagan SHS (Victor, NY) - update
3/8/17 7:21 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] GeneseeBirds-L Digest, Vol 164, Issue 8
3/8/17 4:48 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Cackling Geese
3/7/17 3:11 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (07 Mar 2017) 14 Raptors
3/6/17 2:42 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (06 Mar 2017) 1 Raptors
3/5/17 10:07 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Ross's, White Fronts, Cacklers... Sunday
3/5/17 3:25 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] Dr. Eaton obituary
3/5/17 2:18 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Cattaraugus County - 3 FOY
3/5/17 1:40 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (05 Mar 2017) 3 Raptors
3/5/17 9:42 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Case Rd and Wheat Rd Ontario County
3/5/17 9:37 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] 8000 snow Geese Wayne County
3/5/17 4:44 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Dr. Eaton obituary
3/4/17 3:02 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (04 Mar 2017) 1 Raptors
3/4/17 1:46 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Honeoye Snipe and Sandy Bottom Park Update
3/4/17 11:32 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Fwd: GANONDAGAN Raptor Surveys - Cancelled for this evening
3/3/17 2:39 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (03 Mar 2017) Raptors
3/3/17 1:55 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Rusty Blackbird/Portland
3/3/17 10:37 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Update - Pink-footed Goose site - NO PFGO this morning
3/2/17 6:20 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Swan ID Request - Niagara County, NY (EDIT)
3/2/17 5:09 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 02 Mar 2017
3/2/17 3:20 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (02 Mar 2017) 4 Raptors
3/2/17 9:47 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Greater white-fronted geese
3/2/17 8:55 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Greater White-fronted geese Kumpf Marsh
3/2/17 8:00 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] Watching Birds Near Your Home is Good For Your Mental Health
3/2/17 12:53 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Swan ID Request - Niagara County, NY
3/1/17 3:52 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (01 Mar 2017) 35 Raptors
3/1/17 11:06 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] N Hamlin Road PINK-FOOTED GOOSE
2/27/17 7:40 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Eastern Bird Banding Association Meeting
2/27/17 6:44 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay Park--Hawk Watch, Feb 27
2/27/17 3:09 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Sandy Bottom Park Tufted Duck
2/27/17 1:50 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Honeoye Tufted duck
2/27/17 1:48 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Honeoye Tufted Duck
2/25/17 12:39 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] birding the last few days.
2/25/17 4:37 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Niagara County Birds
2/25/17 4:35 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Niagara County Birds
2/24/17 4:48 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Turkey Vultures migrating; Orchard Park
2/24/17 3:44 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hemlock Woodcocks
2/24/17 9:09 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Winter Wren - Tifft Nature Preserve 2-23-17
2/24/17 4:32 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Clark's Grebe - YES - Friday 2/24
2/23/17 8:16 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Bluebirds
2/23/17 5:29 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 23 Feb 2017
2/23/17 10:15 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Montezuma Waterfowl Tour Wed. March 1, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
2/23/17 8:51 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Local Oddity Great Black-backed Gull
2/22/17 1:36 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Montezuma area - 2/22 - thousands of N. Pintails
2/22/17 11:33 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] more minor stuff
2/22/17 7:03 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Eurasian Wigeon - Risser Road Swamp - Ontario County
2/22/17 7:03 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Durand-Eastman Park Yesterday
2/21/17 7:25 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] West to Hamlin Beach SP 2/21/17
2/21/17 6:23 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Migration at Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge
2/21/17 5:04 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] American Woodcock/Portland
2/21/17 4:52 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Early Spring Migration
 
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Date: 3/23/17 8:34 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (23 Mar 2017) 152 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 23, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 122 406 406
Osprey 0 1 1
Bald Eagle 1 7 7
Northern Harrier 0 1 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 3 3
Cooper's Hawk 1 6 6
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 3 4 4
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 22 37 37
Rough-legged Hawk 1 2 2
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 2 2
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 152 470 470
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Observation start time: 09:15:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 5.87 hours

Official Counter: Marcie Jacklin

Observers: Mike Zebehazy

Visitors:
Mike Zebehazy


Weather:
Sunny but cool day. Breezy or calm.

Raptor Observations:
Occasional flights of Turkey Vultures all day long with a few good raptors
mid-afternoon - Bald Eagle, Sharp-shinned and Cooper's Hawk, Red-shouldered
Hawks, Red-tailed Hawks, a Rough-Legged Hawk and an American Kestrel.

Non-raptor Observations:
The first 2 hours were at the Cemetery after that I moved to the William D.
Williams Ballpark.

Predictions:
Rain is predicted for the next 3 days so migration will likely be stalled.
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Report submitted by Marcie Jacklin (<mjacklin...>)




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Date: 3/23/17 7:02 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 23 Mar 2017
- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 03/23/2017
* NYBU1703.23
- Birds mentioned

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Please submit reports to
<DSuggs...>
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ROSS'S GOOSE
CACKLING GOOSE
SHORT-EARED OWL
EASTERN MEADOWLARK
Red-throated Loon
Horned Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
Tundra Swan
Snow Goose
Northern Pintail
Blue-winged Teal
Turkey Vulture
Northern Harrier
Red-shouldered Hawk
Ring-billed Gull
Thayer's Gull
Iceland Gull
L. Black-b. Gull
Glaucous Gull
Great Black-b. Gull
Snowy Owl
American Robin
Northern Shrike

- Transcript
Hotline: Buffalo Bird Report at the Buffalo Museum of Science
Date: 03/23/2017
Number: 716-896-1271
To Report: Same
Compiler: David F. Suggs
Coverage: Western New York and adjacent Ontario
Website: www.BuffaloOrnithologicalSociety.org

Thursday, March 23, 2017

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 March 16 through
March 23 from the Niagara Frontier Region.

March 20 in the Lake Ontario Plains, a ROSS'S
GOOSE, on Route 18, just east of Niagara-
Orleans Countyline Road. On the west side of
the countyline road, 14 CACKLING GEESE.

Abundant SNOW GEESE in the lake plains and on
Lake Ontario - up to 500 on Marshall Road in
Yates, and 1200 SNOW GEESE on Lake Ontario at
Route 63. Also on the lake, counts of 50, 84
and 128 RED-NECKED GREBES, with HORNED GREBES
and small numbers of RED-THROATED LOONS.

Also in the Town of Yates, two SHORT-EARED OWLS
and NORTHERN SHRIKE along Lower Lake Road.

March 18 in Ontario, EASTERN MEADOWLARK with
AMERICAN ROBINS on Kottmeier Road in Thorold.
Other early spring reports - BLUE-WINGED TEAL
at Beaver Island State Park on Grand Island and
flocks of NORTHERN PINTAILS on Lake Ontario. A
pair of RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS near the Buffalo
Airport in Cheektowaga. And TURKEY VULTURES at
multiple locations.

Catching up from earlier in March - gulls at
Goat Island in Niagara Falls, New York,
included THAYER'S GULL, 5 ICELAND GULLS, 7 L.
BLACK-B. GULLS, 2 GLAUCOUS GULLS and 9 GREAT
BLACK-B. GULLS. And, on the Buffalo waterfront,
SNOWY OWL viewed from the Erie Basin Marina
Tower.

Other recent reports - On Hunt Road in
Chautauqua County, flocks of TUNDRA SWANS and a
NORTHERN HARRIER. And a flock of RING-BILLED
GULLS, including various ages and plumages,
frequenting a parking lot at Ashland and
Portage Roads in Niagara Falls.

There will be a BOS field trip to the Lake
Ontario Plains, on Saturday, March 25th. Meet
at 8 AM at the Tops Market in Wright's Corners,
at Routes 78 and 104, north of Lockport. Bring
a lunch for a full day trip, and visitors are
always welcome on BOS trips.

The Bird Report will be updated Thursday
evening, March 30. Please call in your
sightings by noon Thursday. You may report
sightings after the tone. Thank you for calling
and reporting.

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Date: 3/23/17 4:07 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (23 Mar 2017) 52 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 23, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 41 144 144
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 1 36 36
Northern Harrier 1 14 14
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 3 3
Cooper's Hawk 3 15 15
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 2
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 1 63 63
Rough-legged Hawk 3 4 4
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 4 4
Merlin 0 1 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 52 287 287
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter: Bob Baez

Observers: Alex Fisher, James Innis, Shelly Rackovski

Visitors:
4 visitors.


Weather:
Variable S and W mild winds until 1400 and then shifted to NE. Observers
shifted to Frisbee Hill at 1430. Highest % of cloud cover was 20%, high
temp 39.

Raptor Observations:
Nice thermals in the 3rd and 4th hour with high vultures and this
eventually led to lake effect wind.

Non-raptor Observations:
Northern Shrike active.
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Report submitted by Bob Baez (<caau99...>)
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Date: 3/23/17 10:18 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] BOS Lake Ontario Plain Field Trip - Saturday, March 25th
Hi folks,



The Buffalo Ornithological Society's annual spring Lake Ontario Plain field
trip is still on for this Saturday. It will be wet but the rain may not be
constant and should allow time for us to get out of our cars and look
around. However, if the weather worsens during the day and it looks as if it
is unlikely to improve much, I may end the trip prematurely. This is a
popular trip that focuses on birds on Lake Ontario, whatever we can find in
the fields, and a chance for raptors and early spring migrants. This trip
has found numerous rarities in the past and we will be trying to dig up some
more. Bring binoculars, of course, and a spotting scope if you have one. You
may also want to bring a car window mount for the scope, which could help
keep you drier.



Meeting time and place: Meet at 8 AM at Tops Market in Wright's Corners.
This is on the east side of Rt 78 at Rt 104, north of Lockport.



The trip generally goes until 2:30 or later. You will want to bring a lunch
or you can sneak away and buy something at the Country Store, which has
reopened - and risk missing a good bird!



Good birding!

Willie

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Willie D'Anna

Wilson, NY

dannapotterATroadrunner.com




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Date: 3/22/17 3:39 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (22 Mar 2017) 2 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 22, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 103 103
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 2 35 35
Northern Harrier 0 13 13
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 2 2
Cooper's Hawk 0 12 12
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 2 2
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 62 62
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 1
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 3 3
Merlin 0 1 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 2 235 235
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Observation start time: 09:15:00
Observation end time: 14:30:00
Total observation time: 5.25 hours

Official Counter: Bob Baez

Observers:

Visitors:
2 folks showed up.


Weather:
Cold with strong NNW and W winds. Little cloud cover. High temp 25F.

Raptor Observations:
1 adult and 3 imm Bald Eagles were having a spat on the breakwater in the
second hour.

Non-raptor Observations:
Northern Shrike active and vocal.
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Report submitted by Bob Baez (<caau99...>)
Braddock Bay information may be found at:
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Date: 3/22/17 1:46 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (22 Mar 2017) 4 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 22, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 3 284 284
Osprey 0 1 1
Bald Eagle 0 6 6
Northern Harrier 0 1 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 2 2
Cooper's Hawk 0 5 5
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 1 15 15
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 1
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 1 1
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 4 318 318
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Observation start time: 09:30:00
Observation end time: 13:30:00
Total observation time: 4 hours

Official Counter: Jim Landau

Observers:

Visitors:
no visitors today.


Weather:
Sunny and cold. Temps around -4C with a steady west northwest wind. Almost
all of last week's snow cover is gone.

Raptor Observations:
Not much moving today. 3 Turkey Vultures and one Red-tailed Hawk. The
resident male RT went up once for a look around.

Non-raptor Observations:
Three Killdeer on the lawn was about it for diversion.

Predictions:
National Weather Service says, "Sunny, with a high near 39. Light and
variable wind." At least the temps are improved. They are to the south
somewhere so perhaps they'll move...
It's looking like a rainy Friday - Monday although that can easily change.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Jim Landau (<landaujr...>)


Directions to site:
Lakeside Cemetery is located in Hamburg, NY which is about 10 miles
southwest of Buffalo, NY at the Hamburg Exit 57 of the NY State Thruway.
Bear right after the toll booth onto Camp Road (Route 75). Proceed through
the traffic light at Southwestern Blvd.(Route 20). The entrance to Lakeside
Cemetery is on the left, less than 1/4 mile from the light. The watch is
normally conducted half way between the entrance and the woods.
An alternate site for easterly wind flights is at the William Williams Ball
Park, located on Rogers Rd. Take Route 20 south from Camp Rd. Turn right at
the Rogers Rd. traffic light, just past the Walmart store. The entrance to
the ball park is on the left just before the railroad crossings.




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Date: 3/22/17 8:59 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (21 Mar 2017) 188 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 21, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 175 281 281
Osprey 0 1 1
Bald Eagle 2 6 6
Northern Harrier 0 1 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 2 2
Cooper's Hawk 0 5 5
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 10 14 14
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 1
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 1 1
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 188 314 314
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Bruce Chilton

Observers: Dennis Russell, Mike Zebehazy, Wendy Zebehazy

Visitors:
At 2 PM, the following took over the count:
-Mike Zebehazy
-Wendy Zebehazy
-Dennis Russell


Weather:
Mostly clear. Some increase in cloudiness and wind in the afternoon,
because of an approaching cold front. Haze over Lake Erie in the morning.

Raptor Observations:
The observation site was the Williams little league field.
A good showing of turkey vultures, with a smattering of other species.

Non-raptor Observations:
Nothing unusual. A good number of grackles. A killdeer occasionally flew
overhead.

Predictions:
Still mostly sunny, but cold (subfreezing all day).
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Date: 3/21/17 8:41 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] North Ponds Park, Webster - 3/21/17, 5 PM - G. White-fronted Goose - no, Eurasian Wigeon - yes
     As in trip notes, this was a follow up on seeing Jim Miles list from early PM.  Most of the same birds still there, plus a few others.Search for GWFG was not exhaustive of the whole pond area; just what I could scope from the north end of the west pond.Bob Spahn, <rspahn...>
North Ponds Park, Monroe, New York, US
Mar 21, 2017 4:55 PM - 5:15 PM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments:    After seeing Jim Miles having GWFG, etc. at North Ponds Park, I decided to take a look. Did NOT find the Greater White-fronted Goose, but did have nearly all the other species plus a couple more. Many of the ducks were singles, but part of that may be due to hard to pick out among the horde of CAGO and short time I had.
18 species

Snow Goose  4    2 White and 2 Blue Snow Geese
Cackling Goose (Richardson's)  1    One just popped out in profile among all the Canadas. I did not make a thorough search specifically for more.
Canada Goose  6000
Wood Duck  1
Eurasian Wigeon  1    Adult male. ID by Rusty sides of the head and creamy crown, gray sides, and reddish blush on the breast. It was walking amid the geese and near a male Am. Wigeon. After I continued to scan the rest of the geese to the NE corner of the western pond and swung back both had disappeared.
    This is a first for me for this site close to home. Probably don't stop frequently enough.
American Wigeon  1
Mallard  6
Northern Shoveler  1
Green-winged Teal  1
Ring-necked Duck  20
American Coot  2
Ring-billed Gull  10
American Robin  8
Song Sparrow  1
Northern Cardinal  4
Red-winged Blackbird  4
Common Grackle  2
House Finch  2

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35342930

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Date: 3/21/17 4:55 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (21 Mar 2017) 70 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 21, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 48 103 103
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 3 33 33
Northern Harrier 1 13 13
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 2 2
Cooper's Hawk 2 12 12
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 2 2
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 11 62 62
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 1
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 3 3
Merlin 0 1 1
Peregrine Falcon 1 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 70 233 233
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 18:00:00
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter: Bob Baez

Observers: Mike Tetlow, Pat Martin

Visitors:
about 10 people stopped by. Mike Gullo, James Ianni and Alex Fisher were
also a great help observing.


Weather:
Strong mostly W wind.High temp of 50. Overcast faded after 2 hours. Count
started at 900EST and ended 1730 EST.

Raptor Observations:
Even the locals were getting altitude.

Non-raptor Observations:
Mink, Northern Shrike, 5 Sandhill Cranes, 500 Snow Geese
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Report submitted by Bob Baez (<caau99...>)
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Date: 3/21/17 12:02 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Cedar Waxwings/Portland and Chaut. Inst. birds
3/18/17 Saw 3 Cedar Waxwings eating the small shriveled fruits from our crab apple tree.
3/19/17 Visited Chautauqua Institution and saw 1 adult Bald Eagle flying by the Bell Tower and the following waterfowl:  Tundra Swan, Canada Goose, Mallard, Bufflehead, Gadwall, Common Golden-eye, Redhead, American Wigeon, Ring-necked Duck, Scaup species, Hooded Merganser, American Coot, Pied-billed Grebe and Ring-billed and Herring Gulls.
3/20/17  Finally got an American Kestrel on my Project Feeder Watch count during my 16th season of participation.  All the feeder birds scattered as it flew though the yard and sat for a while on a utility line.  This was my 48th species recorded over the 16 season period. Carol Hardenburg Portland, NY Chautauqua County
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Date: 3/20/17 8:54 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (20 Mar 2017) 72 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 20, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 62 106 106
Osprey 0 1 1
Bald Eagle 1 4 4
Northern Harrier 0 1 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 1 1
Cooper's Hawk 5 5 5
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 4 4
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 1
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 1 1
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 1 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 72 126 126
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Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 14:30:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Mike Zebehazy

Observers: Dennis Russell

Visitors:
Marty Russell


Weather:
Completely overcast but with good visibility. Very little wind most of the
day. No precipitation, but high humidity. Temperature ranging from 1 to 6
Celsius.

Raptor Observations:
Some variety but few numbers. Five Cooper's hawks, a single, adult Bald
Eagle and a solitary Red-shouldered Hawk were the highlights. The only
Red-tail was a local bird.

Non-raptor Observations:
Crows were very active all day. Lots of robins and starlings on the grass,
as well as a few Killdeer plus the usual local woodland species singing.
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Report submitted by Michael Zebehazy (<zebs...>)




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Date: 3/20/17 4:29 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Ross's Goose, others - Lake Ontario Plain
I ventured out into eastern Niagara and western Orleans Counties today. This
was my first opportunity to look through the geese this month, as I was
scouting for the upcoming BOS Field trip this Saturday. At first, goose
numbers were low with fields and ponds still mostly frozen but as the day
wore on, it seemed like there were more and more geese. The highlight was an
adult ROSSS GOOSE found on the north side of Rt 18, mile east of
Niagara-Orleans Countyline Road around 10:00. While returning home around
4:00 I refound this bird another quarter mile further east as it was just
landing with a large flock of Canada Geese. Near this location, on the west
side of Niagara-Orleans Countyline Road, north of Rt 18, there were 14
CACKLING GEESE. Joel Strong got to see the Rosss Goose and we then both
continued eastward.



Our first SNOW GEESE of the day were along Marshall Road, where we had 326
overhead and landing in a field behind a hedgerow, where they were just
barely visible. At Shadigee (where the northward extension of Rt 63 ends at
Lake Ontario), we noted a large patch of water that was gleaming white
Snow Geese! We counted 1200 here. We also had 128 RED-NECKED GREBES, 3
RED-THROATED LOONS, and 32 NORTHERN PINTAIL here.



There was also a NORTHERN SHRIKE along Lakeshore Road between Countyline and
Marshall Roads and 84 RED-NECKED GREBES off of Barker Bicentennial Park.



Good birding!

Willie

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Willie D'Anna

Wilson, NY

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Date: 3/20/17 3:57 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (20 Mar 2017) 8 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 20, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 1 55 55
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 0 30 30
Northern Harrier 0 12 12
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0
Cooper's Hawk 3 10 10
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 3 51 51
Rough-legged Hawk 1 1 1
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 2 2
Merlin 0 1 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 8 163 163
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter: Bob Baez

Observers: Bridget Watts, Daena Ford, Mike Tetlow

Visitors:
9 people visited the platform


Weather:
High temp 39. Mild WSW wind, overcast.Count started 900 and ended 1630

Raptor Observations:
Mike Tetlow spotted the first Rough-legged Hawk for the count, a dark
morph. Local adult and imm Bald Eagle, adult and imm Red-tailed Hawk.

Non-raptor Observations:
Mink,Red Fox,Northern Shrike, 3 Great Blue Heron
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Report submitted by Bob Baez (<caau99...>)
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Date: 3/20/17 3:31 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Ross's Goose
Willie DAnna asked me to post that he has found an adult Rosss Goose on Rt
18 Town of Yates, Orleans County with Canada Geese mile east of
Niagara-Orleans Countyline Road. Only white goose here.



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Wilson, NY

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Date: 3/20/17 8:24 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Sandy Bottom Park Honeoye Lake
At Sandy Bottom Park this morning, ducks were far out on lake in scattered patches of open water. Good visibility under calm cloudy conditions. I saw 2 male Eurasian Wigeons together near the east shore, but could not find the Tufted Duck that some saw yesterday. There's a very dense patch of Redheads etc in the middle of the lake; it's probably in there.

Bill Howe
Hemlock, NY
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Date: 3/19/17 6:02 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (19 Mar 2017) 18 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 19, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 18 44 44
Osprey 0 1 1
Bald Eagle 0 3 3
Northern Harrier 0 1 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 0
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 4 4
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 1
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 0
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 18 54 54
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Observation start time: 12:30:00
Observation end time: 14:30:00
Total observation time: 2 hours

Official Counter: Sharon Sisti

Observers:

Visitors:
None


Weather:
Light winds, full cloud cover, temps around 3C.

Raptor Observations:
Only TV's

Non-raptor Observations:


Predictions:
Cloudy, with a high near 40. Southwest wind 5 to 8 mph.
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Report submitted by Sharon Sisti (<sharonsisti...>)




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Date: 3/19/17 3:55 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (19 Mar 2017) 9 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 19, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 54 54
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 2 30 30
Northern Harrier 0 12 12
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0
Cooper's Hawk 5 7 7
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 1 48 48
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 2 2
Merlin 0 1 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 9 155 155
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Bob Baez

Observers:

Visitors:
Dale,Alex Fisher and several others. Alex helped with the count.


Weather:
Mild NE and NNE winds all day. Mild temp. The platform was better than more
southerly venues. Count started at 900 EST and ended 1630

Raptor Observations:
Good show by hunting male Kestrel

Non-raptor Observations:
Northern Shrike robins and blackbirds more numerous

Predictions:
Tomorrow is the Spring Equinox
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Report submitted by Bob Baez (<caau99...>)
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Date: 3/19/17 11:33 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Bohemian Waxwings - Pultneville
There is a flock of Waxwings in the Pultneville area. The flock consists of roughly 22 Bohemian and 15 Cedar. They have been seen near the tops of trees, just south of the lake shore, in the land east of Lakeview Cemetery and west of Pultneyville Harbor. The land they are on is posted but could be searched for by viewing from Lakeview Cemetery, Lake Road, or the Pultneyville Harbor area.

Joe Wing

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Date: 3/19/17 11:11 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] GeneseeBirds-L Digest, Vol 164, Issue 21

In response to the question below about the eagle nest at the Conesus Lake inlet-
we went there this morning and saw the nest with an eagle on the nest..

Patty Hall

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Does anyone know if the bald eagle nest at the Conesus Inlet survived the wind storm we had last week?
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Brown Creeper today in the yard working the bark of Eastern Redbud tree.

Carolyn Ragan
Penfield



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Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 18, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 54 54
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 1 28 28
Northern Harrier 0 12 12
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0
Cooper's Hawk 0 2 2
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 47 47
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 1 1
Merlin 0 1 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 1 146 146
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Observation start time: 14:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 2 hours

Official Counter: Bob Baez

Observers:

Weather:
Snow started at 900. Started count 1400 and ended 1530 with drizzle.

Raptor Observations:
Local imm and adult Red-tailed, fem Northern Harrier, imm and adult Bald
Eagle. Adult Bald Eagle escorted another adult out to the east

Non-raptor Observations:
Northern Shrike. Very little open water on Braddock Bay, most of the ducks
on the N side.
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Date: 3/18/17 4:04 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (18 Mar 2017) 1 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 18, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 54 54
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 1 28 28
Northern Harrier 0 12 12
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0
Cooper's Hawk 0 2 2
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 47 47
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 1 1
Merlin 0 1 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 1 146 146
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Observation start time: 14:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 2 hours

Official Counter: Bob Baez

Observers:

Weather:
Snow started at 900. Started count 1400 and ended 1530 with drizzle.

Raptor Observations:
Local imm and adult Red-tailed, fem Northern Harrier, imm and adult Bald
Eagle. Adult Bald Eagle escorted another adult out to the east

Non-raptor Observations:
Northern Shrike. Very little open water on Braddock Bay, most of the ducks
on the N side.
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Date: 3/18/17 10:10 am
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Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] FOY Brown Creeper
Brown Creeper today in the yard working the bark of Eastern Redbud tree.

Carolyn Ragan
Penfield

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Date: 3/18/17 8:08 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Bald Eagle nest?
Does anyone know if the bald eagle nest at the Conesus Inlet survived the wind storm we had last week?
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Date: 3/17/17 5:43 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (17 Mar 2017) 33 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 17, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 26 26 26
Osprey 1 1 1
Bald Eagle 2 3 3
Northern Harrier 0 1 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 0
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 3 4 4
Rough-legged Hawk 1 1 1
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 0
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 33 36 36
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 5 hours

Official Counter: Jerry Thurn

Observers: Dennis Russell, Jim Landau, Joe Sullivan, Mark Nichter

Visitors:
Marty Russel


Weather:
Nice Spring day, with light variable winds, increasing clouds and watch
time progressed

Raptor Observations:
Mostly TV, with two immature BE, nice dark phase adult RL.

Non-raptor Observations:
Nothing of note.

Predictions:
Forecast for March 18, calls for lite snow before 10am, then rain likely,
High temp to be 4 C. With 5-7 mph East wind.
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Report submitted by Jerry Thurn (<geraldthurn...>)




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Date: 3/17/17 4:40 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (17 Mar 2017) 8 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 17, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 54 54
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 1 27 27
Northern Harrier 0 12 12
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0
Cooper's Hawk 1 2 2
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 6 47 47
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 1 1
Merlin 0 1 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 8 145 145
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Bob Baez

Observers: Daena Ford

Visitors:
Gary Diamond, Alex Fisher and Daena contributed to the count


Weather:
Wins mild from W and WSW. High temp of 41. Comfortable day.

Raptor Observations:
Not many migrants but local birds active

Non-raptor Observations:
2 Red Foxes, Northern Shrike
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Baez (<caau99...>)
Braddock Bay information may be found at:
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Date: 3/17/17 4:03 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] White throated sparrow


White throated sparrow seen today at my feeder around 6pm. Birds are on the move! :)


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Date: 3/16/17 8:55 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (16 Mar 2017) 3 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 16, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 1 1 1
Northern Harrier 1 1 1
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 0
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 1 1 1
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 0
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 3 3 3
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:45:00
Observation end time: 13:45:00
Total observation time: 5 hours

Official Counter: Marcie Jacklin

Observers: Jim Landau, Lynda Goodridge

Visitors:
Jim Landau


Weather:
Partial cloudy, with a cold wind. Snow on the ground.

Raptor Observations:
Only 3 raptors observed.

Non-raptor Observations:
More than 200 starlings, 28 Common Grackles, 17 Redwing Blackbirds and 15
American Robins taking advantage of bare lawn areas to forage. Great Blue
Heron flew over and 1 Killdeer on the road.

Predictions:
Migration likely stalled today because the storm. Hopefully the birds will
start moving again tomorrow.
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Date: 3/16/17 3:44 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 16 Mar 2017
- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 03/16/2017
* NYBU1703.16
- Birds mentioned

-------------------------------------------
Please submit reports to
<DSuggs...>
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RING-BILLED GULL X BLACK-HEADED GULL
SANDHILL CRANE
Horned Lark
Red-br. Nuthatch
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Pine Siskin

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Hotline: Buffalo Bird Report at the Buffalo Museum of Science
Date: 03/16/2017
Number: 716-896-1271
To Report: Same
Compiler: David F. Suggs
Coverage: Western New York and adjacent Ontario
Website: www.BuffaloOrnithologicalSociety.org

Thursday, March 16, 2017

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 March 9 through
March 16 from the Niagara Frontier Region.

March 9 and 10, a distinctive, hybrid gull at
Goat Island, in Niagara Falls, New York.
Possibly a RING-BILLED GULL X BLACK-HEADED
GULL, the bird's plummage includes a full black
hood, plus a red bill with a black ring. The
gull was roosting in the southern parking lot,
and on the rocks off the Three Sisters Islands.

During the past two weeks in Genesee County, 14
SANDHILL CRANES have endured 60 mph winds and a
massive snow storm, at Route 98 and Peaviner
Road in the Town of Alexander.

From Houghton, in Allegany County, FOX SPARROW
at a feeder with three PINE SISKINS and a RED-
BR. NUTHATCH.

Also this week, SONG SPARROWS at several
feeders, and a HORNED LARK by the Buffalo
Airport in Cheektowaga.

The Bird Report will be updated Thursday
evening, March 23. Please call in your
sightings by noon Thursday. You may report
sightings after the tone. Thank you for calling
and reporting.

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Date: 3/16/17 1:37 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Rusty Blackbirds/Portland
3/7/17 Saw 2 Rusty Blackbirds in our front yard pecking in the grass and tossing leaves around.3/13/17  Again had 2 Rusty Blackbirds, this time in my feeding area.
3/14/17  Birds scattered from my feeding area as an adult Cooper's Hawk flew through the yard and into our rhododendron bush.  The hawk caught a small bird and consumed it on the ground behind the bush.
3/15/17  From kitchen window saw 1 Adult Bald Eagle fly over and then noticed an American Kestrel atop a utility pole across from our driveway.  The kestrel was consuming a small rodent. Carol Hardenburg Portland, NY Chautauqua County
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Date: 3/16/17 1:33 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (16 Mar 2017) 2 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 16, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 54 54
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 1 26 26
Northern Harrier 0 12 12
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0
Cooper's Hawk 0 1 1
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 1 41 41
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 1 1
Merlin 0 1 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 2 137 137
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 5 hours

Official Counter: Bob Baez

Observers:

Visitors:
Alex


Weather:
cold, strong W and WNW winds.

Raptor Observations:
Local Adult and imm Bald Eagle and Red-tailed adult and imm
and 1 female Norther Harrier.

Non-raptor Observations:
Some open water on Buttonwood Creek with nice variety of ducks. Northern
Shrike continues.
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Report submitted by Bob Baez (<caau99...>)
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Date: 3/15/17 5:05 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (15 Mar 2017) Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 15, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 0 0
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 0 0 0
Northern Harrier 0 0 0
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 0
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 0
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 0
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 0 0 0
----------------------------------------------------------------------

(No count conducted today)



Weather:
The big Nor'easter served up a significant snowstorm for Western New York
over the past 2 days. No chance for an opening day at Hamburg today. We'll
see about tomorrow...

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

========================================================================
Report submitted by Jim Landau (<landaujr...>)


Directions to site:
Lakeside Cemetery is located in Hamburg, NY which is about 10 miles
southwest of Buffalo, NY at the Hamburg Exit 57 of the NY State Thruway.
Bear right after the toll booth onto Camp Road (Route 75). Proceed through
the traffic light at Southwestern Blvd.(Route 20). The entrance to Lakeside
Cemetery is on the left, less than 1/4 mile from the light. The watch is
normally conducted half way between the entrance and the woods.
An alternate site for easterly wind flights is at the William Williams Ball
Park, located on Rogers Rd. Take Route 20 south from Camp Rd. Turn right at
the Rogers Rd. traffic light, just past the Walmart store. The entrance to
the ball park is on the left just before the railroad crossings.




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Date: 3/13/17 2:38 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (13 Mar 2017) 1 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 13, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 54 54
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 0 25 25
Northern Harrier 1 12 12
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0
Cooper's Hawk 0 1 1
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 40 40
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 1 1
Merlin 0 1 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 1 135 135
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 4.5 hours

Official Counter: Bob Baez

Observers:

Weather:
moderate E winds, cold, overcast. Count start 930EST, end 1400 EST.

Raptor Observations:
1 migrant imm Northern Harrier. Local imm Bald Eagle and imm Red-tailed
Hawk

Non-raptor Observations:
Horned Grebe in flight looked like a magic act

Predictions:
Snow forecast
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Report submitted by Bob Baez (<caau99...>)
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Date: 3/13/17 12:17 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Eastern Phoebe today
Was out stretching my legs today before the upcoming storm and walking some trails that I'd not explored before in Powder Mills Park, now that I live so close to it. Was especially concentrating on the trails that are in the Irondequoit Creek floodplain, hoping to catch up with some half-hardy species like kinglet, creeper, Hermit Thrush in that semi-protected habitat. Instead I happened upon an Eastern Phoebe, actively feeding on ? in the small wetland behind Wadhams Lodge. Will be thinking about that bird this week as I shovel snow...

Pat Martin

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Date: 3/13/17 12:16 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Genesee Co Sandhill Crane
Today, 3/13/17, 14 Sandhill Crane feeding and resting east side Rt 98, 2 fields south of Peaviner Rd, Alexander. Easy viewing from behind Wolfley's barn away from busy Rt 98.
These are the same 14 birds that were present on Tuesday 3/7/17.
Glad to see that they all survived the monster winds this past week.

Doug

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Date: 3/13/17 6:21 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Purple Finch
I have been watching a Purple Finch in the tree and on the feeder. He has only one visible eye. I don’t know what the eye disease looks like that is problematic for the species, but this bird's eye and surrounding area are like a gray patch. He moves its head constantly to take in the surroundings with his one good eye.

Judy
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Date: 3/12/17 7:45 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hemlock Screech-Owl and Fox Sparrow
We looked out our living room window this evening and were surprised to see
a Screech-Owl staring out of our owl box, only the 2nd time in 2 years that
we've seen an owl at the box. At the same time there was a Fox Sparrow on
the ground at the brushy edge of the yard nearby. Two year-birds without
having to leave the living room - a nice way to end the day!

Bill Howe
Hemlock, NY
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Date: 3/12/17 3:49 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (12 Mar 2017) 1 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 12, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 54 54
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 1 25 25
Northern Harrier 0 11 11
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0
Cooper's Hawk 0 1 1
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 40 40
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 1 1
Merlin 0 1 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 1 134 134
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 4.75 hours

Official Counter: Bob Baez

Observers:

Visitors:
3 folks stopped by


Weather:
cold, moderate to strong NW wind, 70 % cloud cover. Started count at 915
EST, ended 1400 EST.

Raptor Observations:
1 migrant imm Bald Eagle, local adult Bald Eagle and adult Red-tailed Hawk

Non-raptor Observations:
A martin on the ice by marsh, Eastern Meadowlark landed in field by
platform, Northern Shrike hanging out
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Report submitted by Bob Baez (<caau99...>)
Braddock Bay information may be found at:
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Date: 3/12/17 11:05 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] 1 Snowy...
3-9-17, Erie Basin Marina -1 Snowy2 LBB Gull
2 Iceland
<Peterhenyoe131...>

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Date: 3/12/17 8:34 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Gulls at Goat Island (Niagara Falls) 3-11-17
Yesterday I made a trip to Goat Island in the Falls hoping to find the Black-headed x Ring-billed Gull reported by others. No luck there, but I suspect it may be around. It was a good day for expected gulls, and I was able to see the following:


Ring-billed and Herring Gulls - very many


Thayer's - 1 adult bird between Goat Island and the US shore. It was giving great views and was in the company of at least 1 adult Kumlien's Gull and at least 50 Herring Gulls. This part of the river is my favorite area for seeing the white-headed gulls in flight (making the Thayer's ID much easier)


Iceland/Kumlien's Gulls - at least 5, including 1 adult bird with very clean white wings (I couldn't see any gray makings on the primaries for what it's worth)


Lesser Black-backed Gull - at least 7


Glaucous Gull - at least 2


Greater Black-backed Gull - at least 9

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Date: 3/11/17 12:56 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (11 Mar 2017) Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 11, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 54 54
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 0 24 24
Northern Harrier 0 11 11
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0
Cooper's Hawk 0 1 1
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 40 40
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 1 1
Merlin 0 1 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 0 133 133
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 4.92 hours

Official Counter: Bob Baez

Observers:

Visitors:
About 11 hardy souls including a group stopped by


Weather:
cold, with strong W winds. occasional flurries. Started count 920 and ended
1415

Raptor Observations:
Local Bald Eagle and Red-tailed

Non-raptor Observations:
Northern Shrike was active and close
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Report submitted by Bob Baez (<caau99...>)
Braddock Bay information may be found at:
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Date: 3/10/17 4:05 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] [nysbirds-l] Black-headed - Ring-billed Gull hybrid at Goat Island
Kevin, your article is one of the references we used. I think the two birds
look pretty similar aside from the hood. The Niagara bird seems a little
larger and larger-billed and may have a bit less black in the primaries but
otherwise, they seem comparable.



Thanks for writing and posting your article. That and others on your web
site are great references.



Cheers,

Willie



From: Kevin J. McGowan [mailto:<kjm2...>]
Sent: Friday, March 10, 2017 6:55 PM
To: 'Geneseebirds'; <geneseebirds-l...>; 'David Suggs'; NYSBIRDS-L;
Willie D'Anna
Subject: Re: [nysbirds-l] Black-headed - Ring-billed Gull hybrid at Goat
Island



Wow. What an odd bird. And what on earth is it doing with a hood at this
time of year?



We had an experience with a bird of the same presumed parental origin in
Sullivan County 15 years ago, but it didn't look much like this one.
http://www.birds.cornell.edu/crows/woodburne_gull.htm



Very cool.



Kevin





Kevin J. McGowan
Project Manager
Distance Learning in Bird Biology
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
159 Sapsucker Woods Road
Ithaca, NY 14850
<kjm2...>
607-254-2452



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<bounce-121321009-3714916...> on behalf of Willie D'Anna
<dannapotter...>
Sent: Friday, March 10, 2017 5:43 PM
To: 'Geneseebirds'; <geneseebirds-l...>; 'David Suggs'; NYSBIRDS-L
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Black-headed - Ring-billed Gull hybrid at Goat Island



For the second straight day, a very rare BLACK-HEADED GULL - RING-BILLED
GULL hybrid was seen at Goat Island on the Niagara River. The bird was found
yesterday by Derek Lovitch from Maine and another birder but tentatively
identified as a Laughing Gull - Ring-billed Gull hybrid. Both of these
hybrid forms have been recorded before. Derek told Chris Kundl about the
bird and Chris was able to obtain photographs yesterday and today. It was
Chris who initially and correctly, I believe, identified the bird as a
Black-headed X Ring-billed.



Although most birders will not chase a hybrid, you are unlikely to see this
form ever again, as it is extremely rare. Yesterday, the bird was in the
parking lot on the upriver (east) end of the island. This is the end away
from the falls. Today, it was in the shallows just off of Goat Island, on
the rock shelf above Three Sisters islands - the usual place where the gulls
roost. It was very close to shore today and although Chris was able to show
me the bird today, I was not prepared to photograph it, as this was just an
impromptu stop. The bird is in alternate plumage with a hood that is not
solidly black. The bill is orangy-red with a black band. The legs are dull
orange. The primaries and primary coverts show a weak representation of the
typical white wedge on the upperwing that is seen on Bonaparte's and
Black-headed Gulls. However, there were also some black marks in the white.
The undersides of the primaries are not dusky, as on a Black-headed Gull.
The folded wingtips look similar to those of the Ring-billed Gulls - black
with white apical spots on each primary. The structure of this bird seems
closer to a Ring-billed Gull than a Black-headed Gull to me, though slightly
smaller and smaller-billed. Note that this bird frequently buried itself
among the many Ring-billed Gulls here and could be very hard to pick out,
despite it's obvious hood. It was the only hooded gull at Goat Island.



Photos of this bird can be seen in Chris's eBird checklist, here:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35078460



There are still lots of other less common gulls around Goat Island,
especially Lesser Black-backed and Iceland Gulls, with a few Thayer's Gulls
as well.



Good birding!

Willie

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Wilson, NY

dannapotterATroadrunner.com

My photos: https://www.flickr.com/photos/107683885@N07/




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Date: 3/10/17 3:55 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] [nysbirds-l] Black-headed - Ring-billed Gull hybrid at Goat Island
Wow. What an odd bird. And what on earth is it doing with a hood at this time of year?


We had an experience with a bird of the same presumed parental origin in Sullivan County 15 years ago, but it didn't look much like this one. http://www.birds.cornell.edu/crows/woodburne_gull.htm


Very cool.


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Sent: Friday, March 10, 2017 5:43 PM
To: 'Geneseebirds'; <geneseebirds-l...>; 'David Suggs'; NYSBIRDS-L
Subject: [nysbirds-l] Black-headed - Ring-billed Gull hybrid at Goat Island


For the second straight day, a very rare BLACK-HEADED GULL RING-BILLED GULL hybrid was seen at Goat Island on the Niagara River. The bird was found yesterday by Derek Lovitch from Maine and another birder but tentatively identified as a Laughing Gull Ring-billed Gull hybrid. Both of these hybrid forms have been recorded before. Derek told Chris Kundl about the bird and Chris was able to obtain photographs yesterday and today. It was Chris who initially and correctly, I believe, identified the bird as a Black-headed X Ring-billed.



Although most birders will not chase a hybrid, you are unlikely to see this form ever again, as it is extremely rare. Yesterday, the bird was in the parking lot on the upriver (east) end of the island. This is the end away from the falls. Today, it was in the shallows just off of Goat Island, on the rock shelf above Three Sisters islands the usual place where the gulls roost. It was very close to shore today and although Chris was able to show me the bird today, I was not prepared to photograph it, as this was just an impromptu stop. The bird is in alternate plumage with a hood that is not solidly black. The bill is orangy-red with a black band. The legs are dull orange. The primaries and primary coverts show a weak representation of the typical white wedge on the upperwing that is seen on Bonapartes and Black-headed Gulls. However, there were also some black marks in the white. The undersides of the primaries are not dusky, as on a Black-headed Gull. The folded wingtips look similar to those of the Ring-billed Gulls black with white apical spots on each primary. The structure of this bird seems closer to a Ring-billed Gull than a Black-headed Gull to me, though slightly smaller and smaller-billed. Note that this bird frequently buried itself among the many Ring-billed Gulls here and could be very hard to pick out, despite its obvious hood. It was the only hooded gull at Goat Island.



Photos of this bird can be seen in Chriss eBird checklist, here: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35078460



There are still lots of other less common gulls around Goat Island, especially Lesser Black-backed and Iceland Gulls, with a few Thayers Gulls as well.



Good birding!

Willie

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Date: 3/10/17 3:51 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (10 Mar 2017) 2 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 10, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 54 54
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 2 24 24
Northern Harrier 0 11 11
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0
Cooper's Hawk 0 1 1
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 40 40
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 1 1
Merlin 0 1 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 2 133 133
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 10:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 5 hours

Official Counter: Bob Baez

Observers:

Visitors:
Robert from a young birders group


Weather:
W winds, windy, cold. Started count at 1010 after flurries stopped and
visibility improved.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
Northern Shrike continues
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Date: 3/10/17 3:39 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (09 Mar 2017) 6 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 09, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 54 54
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 0 22 22
Northern Harrier 0 11 11
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0
Cooper's Hawk 0 1 1
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 5 40 40
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 1 1
Merlin 0 1 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 6 131 131
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Bob Baez

Observers:

Weather:
Mostly strong W wind, cooler temps.

Raptor Observations:
first American Kestrel

Non-raptor Observations:

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Date: 3/10/17 3:23 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (08 Mar 2017) 67 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 08, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 34 54 54
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 11 22 22
Northern Harrier 1 11 11
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0
Cooper's Hawk 0 1 1
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 20 35 35
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 0
Merlin 1 1 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 67 125 125
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Bob Baez

Observers: Bridget Watts, Daena Ford, Mike Tetlow, Shelly Rackovski

Weather:
Mostly W and SW winds that grew stronger as the day progressed. Wind swept
water spray had rainbow colors crossing the bay.

Raptor Observations:
flight slowed as wind got very strong.

Non-raptor Observations:

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Date: 3/10/17 2:43 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Black-headed - Ring-billed Gull hybrid at Goat Island
For the second straight day, a very rare BLACK-HEADED GULL - RING-BILLED
GULL hybrid was seen at Goat Island on the Niagara River. The bird was found
yesterday by Derek Lovitch from Maine and another birder but tentatively
identified as a Laughing Gull - Ring-billed Gull hybrid. Both of these
hybrid forms have been recorded before. Derek told Chris Kundl about the
bird and Chris was able to obtain photographs yesterday and today. It was
Chris who initially and correctly, I believe, identified the bird as a
Black-headed X Ring-billed.



Although most birders will not chase a hybrid, you are unlikely to see this
form ever again, as it is extremely rare. Yesterday, the bird was in the
parking lot on the upriver (east) end of the island. This is the end away
from the falls. Today, it was in the shallows just off of Goat Island, on
the rock shelf above Three Sisters islands - the usual place where the gulls
roost. It was very close to shore today and although Chris was able to show
me the bird today, I was not prepared to photograph it, as this was just an
impromptu stop. The bird is in alternate plumage with a hood that is not
solidly black. The bill is orangy-red with a black band. The legs are dull
orange. The primaries and primary coverts show a weak representation of the
typical white wedge on the upperwing that is seen on Bonaparte's and
Black-headed Gulls. However, there were also some black marks in the white.
The undersides of the primaries are not dusky, as on a Black-headed Gull.
The folded wingtips look similar to those of the Ring-billed Gulls - black
with white apical spots on each primary. The structure of this bird seems
closer to a Ring-billed Gull than a Black-headed Gull to me, though slightly
smaller and smaller-billed. Note that this bird frequently buried itself
among the many Ring-billed Gulls here and could be very hard to pick out,
despite it's obvious hood. It was the only hooded gull at Goat Island.



Photos of this bird can be seen in Chris's eBird checklist, here:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35078460



There are still lots of other less common gulls around Goat Island,
especially Lesser Black-backed and Iceland Gulls, with a few Thayer's Gulls
as well.



Good birding!

Willie

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Date: 3/9/17 6:50 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Eurasian Teal
Acting on a message from Jim Miles about Ross's Geese still being seen on North Hamlin Road, I arrived relieved to see that they were still present and NOT mixed in with 1000's of Snow Geese but rather loosely associated with but 6 of their larger cousins as well as large numbers of Canada Geese. Plenty of picture opportunities and a much better look than last week during the Pink-footed Goose excitement. Then Andy Guthrie drove up and (drumroll, surprise, actually not) found yet another special bird, the Eurasian version of our Green-winged Teal, also known as Common Teal by some. The Eurasian Wigeon was also present. Still an impressive total biomass of waterfowl, even without the mega-flock of Snows. Jim and Laurie returned for the second time in the day and were also able to enjoy the teal.

Pat Martin
>
>North Hamlin Rd. fields, Monroe, New York, US
>Mar 9, 2017 4:50 PM - 5:40 PM
>Protocol: Stationary
>Comments: Most geese and ducks were in the corn field immediately to the west of where the Pink-footed Goose was found last week. So species estimates are more approximate than usual and probably vastly under-counted because so many individuals were hidden in the corn stubble.
>16 species (+1 other taxa)
>
>Snow Goose 6
>Ross's Goose 1
>Canada Goose 2000 estimate
>Wood Duck 1
>Eurasian Wigeon 1 Continuing bird, feeding deep in the corn so no opportunity for a photo. Rusty head and neck, creamy forehead, gray sides. Feeding with American Wigeon for comparison.
>American Wigeon 30 estimate
>American Black Duck 30 estimate
>Mallard 200 estimate
>Northern Pintail 200 estimate
>Green-winged Teal (Eurasian) 1 Gray dabbling duck with chestnut head and green ear patch. This sub-species lacks the vertical bar found on the American race and has a horizontal white flank stripe.
>Green-winged Teal (American) 30 estimate
>Hooded Merganser 1 in the pond
>Ring-billed Gull 500
>Herring Gull 20
>Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
>American Robin 1
>Red-winged Blackbird 11
>
>View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35077242
>
>This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)

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Date: 3/9/17 4:09 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 09 Mar 2017
- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 03/09/2017
* NYBU1703.09
- Birds mentioned

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Please submit reports to
<DSuggs...>
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ROSS'S GOOSE
GR. WHITE-FR. GOOSE
SANDHILL CRANE
FOX SPARROW
LAPLAND LONGSPUR
Pied-billed Grebe
Tundra Swan
Cackling Goose
Wood Duck
Green-winged Teal
American Black Duck
Northern Pintail
Northern Shoveler
Gadwall
American Wigeon
Ring-necked Duck
Bufflehead
Hooded Merganser
Common Merganser
American Coot
Horned Lark
American Robin
Snow Bunting
Pine Siskin

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Hotline: Buffalo Bird Report at the Buffalo Museum of Science
Date: 03/09/2017
Number: 716-896-1271
To Report: Same
Compiler: David F. Suggs
Coverage: Western New York and adjacent Ontario
Website: www.BuffaloOrnithologicalSociety.org

Thursday, March 9, 2017

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 March 2 through
March 9 from the Niagara Frontier Region.

In the Iroquois Refuge, a ROSS'S GOOSE at Ring-
neck Marsh, February 26 through at least March
6. The ROSS'S GOOSE was with a flock of CANADA
GEESE and four CACKLING GEESE, and was also
seen on nearby Center Marsh with a blue-phase
SNOW GOOSE.

March 2, at Kumpf Marsh, on Route 77 in the
refuge, four SANDHILL CRANES among over 50
TUNDRA SWANS.

Other waterfowl in the Iroquois Refuge and
surrounding areas - TUNDRA SWAN, WOOD DUCK,
GADWALL, AMERICAN WIGEON, AMERICAN BLACK DUCK,
NORTHERN SHOVELER, NORTHERN PINTAIL, GREEN-
WINGED TEAL, RING-NECKED DUCK, BUFFLEHEAD,
HOODED MERGANSER, COMMON MERGANSER, PIED-BILLED
GREBE and AMERICAN COOT. Also, FOX SPARROWS at
two locations in the refuge areas.

March 5, two GR. WHITE-FR. GEESE at the gypsum
pond, on Hutton Road in the Town of Oakfield.
Further north Hutton Road, LAPLAND LONGSPUR,
two SNOW BUNTINGS and numerous HORNED LARKS.

Other reports - AMERICAN ROBINS, both in flocks
and singing in neighborhoods. And, several
reported PINE SISKINS at a feeder in
Cheektowaga.

The Bird Report will be updated Thursday
evening, March 16. Please call in your
sightings by noon Thursday. You may report
sightings after the tone. Thank you for calling
and reporting.

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Date: 3/9/17 7:15 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Fwd: March Raptor Surveys at Ganondagan!
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: VanWinkle, Alexis (PARKS) <Alexis.VanWinkle...>
Date: Thu, Mar 9, 2017 at 10:12 AM
Subject: March Raptor Surveys at Ganondagan!
To:


Good morning fellow birders!



March is here and raptor surveys will kick off on the 20th! Hopefully the
weather cooperates more willingly this time and that the raptors are out
and about! Due to daylight savings (March 12th), the survey times are
little bit later than they were in February!



The chosen dates for this month are:

*Monday March 20th*: meet at the Environmental Field Office (EFO) at
6:30pm, we will be in the field from 7:00pm-8:00pm

*Tuesday March 21st*: meet at the EFO at 6:30pm, be in the field from
7:00pm-8:00pm

*Wednesday March 22nd*: meet at the EFO at 6:30pm, be in the field from
7:00pm-8:00pm

*Friday March 24th*: meet at the EFO at 6:30pm, be in the field from
7:00pm-8:00pm



Please remember to dress appropriately and bring water snacks and
binoculars!



Alexis VanWinkle

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Ganondagan State Historic Site

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Date: 3/9/17 7:02 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Job Posting
Ecology and Environment, Inc. is seeking an on-call Avian Specialist/Biologist, reporting to our Buffalo, NY office, to support avian surveys in western New York and possibly elsewhere. This position will be responsible for performing raptor/eagle and breeding bird surveys using a range of bird sampling techniques including visual/auditory identification. Our successful candidate must have a good understanding of avian surveys and be able to work independently and as part of a team.
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* Other field skills such as wetland delineations, bat field surveys, plant and habitat surveys, and vegetation characterizations an asset, but not required
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Date: 3/9/17 3:26 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock's Purple Martin
    Very interesting and believable given the observers and look and the recent weather conditions. It is record early by a week, beating out the 15th and 16th in 2007 and 2008, respectively. Probably as big a surprise given the weather is no Tree Swallow report there yet.Bob Spahn, <rspahn...>

On Wednesday, March 8, 2017 8:16 PM, Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> wrote:


The highlight of hiding behind the platform at Braddock Bay this afternoon was a single male Purple Martin riding the 60 mph gusts. Seen at a distance by me then picked up close by Pat Martin. Ruled out Starling, Tree Swallow and small distant falcon by the fact that it was a Purple Martin. Sorry no photo to prove it as is required these days. Some nice low Bald Eagles and a close Merlin were awesome to watch in their battle with the wind. Mike Tetlow

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Date: 3/8/17 7:14 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hawk Watch surprise
Quite a wild couple of hours at the Hawk Watch today. Fierce winds made standing upright a challenge but also created plenty of dramatic moments. Gulls were flying backwards, ducks were being lifted off the water, water was spraying so high such that there were rainbows forming. One young eagle came in just a few feet off the ground, actually landed on the park road (resting?) then took off. No hoped for Golden Eagles or Red-shouldered Hawks while I was there, but amazingly a Purple Martin whipped by. Both Mike Tetlow and I had decent looks.

Pat Martin
>
>Braddock Bay Park--Hawk Watch, Monroe, New York, US
>Mar 8, 2017 12:50 PM - 2:20 PM
>Protocol: Stationary
>Comments: Mike Tetlow was there when I arrived and was still there when I left. Sunny. HIGH winds, 40ish mph with gusts reported to 81 mph at the airport. Gulls were flying backwards, ducks were being lifted off the water. Really impossible to accurately count waterfowl under the conditions, especially with the scope remaining safely in the car, the effort it took not to be blown over by the wind and the intent of these observers, which was to observe and count raptors. Bob, the official counter, also present.
>22 species (+1 other taxa)
>
>Canada Goose 150 estimate, in singles and small flocks, being blown around by the wind
>Mute Swan 2
>American Wigeon 1
>American Black Duck 2
>Northern Pintail 2
>Ring-necked Duck 50 estimate
>Greater/Lesser Scaup 50 estimate
>Common Goldeneye 1
>Common Merganser 4
>Turkey Vulture 3
>Northern Harrier 1
>Bald Eagle 5
>Red-tailed Hawk 2
>Ring-billed Gull 10 estimate
>Herring Gull 5 estimate
>Mourning Dove 1
>Merlin 1 low over the lawn, chasing a bird, unsuccessfully.
>Blue Jay 1
>American Crow 2
>Horned Lark 1
>Purple Martin 1 Early. All dark Swallow-shaped passerine. Tree Swallow ruled out since there was no white showing. Too small to be a Merlin. Pick out by Mike Tetlow straight out from the hawk watch, then followed until it flew just behind the trees to the left of the lodge.
>Red-winged Blackbird 3
>Common Grackle 1
>
>View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35055247
>
>This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)

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Date: 3/8/17 5:16 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock's Purple Martin
The highlight of hiding behind the platform at Braddock Bay this afternoon was a single male Purple Martin riding the 60 mph gusts. Seen at a distance by me then picked up close by Pat Martin. Ruled out Starling, Tree Swallow and small distant falcon by the fact that it was a Purple Martin. Sorry no photo to prove it as is required these days. Some nice low Bald Eagles and a close Merlin were awesome to watch in their battle with the wind. Mike Tetlow

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Date: 3/8/17 10:32 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Bird Surveys at Ganondagan SHS (Victor, NY) - update
Your help is invited. Bird Surveys at Ganondagan SHS south of Victor, NY
(southeast of Rochester) will expand in 2017. The data will be collected
through eBird, which is free to use. (Information "About eBird" and
data-entry instructions for both the eBird website and the Mobile App are
linked below.) While grassland birds are emphasized, it's important to
record ALL the bird species detected (along with their counts or estimated
counts). For conservation purposes, we will need to know population trends.

There is no limit to the number of visits you can make, and ongoing,
year-round coverage [weather permitting] would provide the greatest benefit
for ornithological research and conservation. The combined bar chart for
Ganondagan's 11 eBird hotspots (92 species so far) shows a lot of data
gaps, including all of March and April:
http://ebird.org/ebird/barchart?byr=1900&eyr=2017&bmo=1&emo=12&r=L522250,L697829,L3656677,L3601763,L4709300,L4723726,L4723719,L4721388,L4721402,L3601768,L4718764

The first 9 survey points are active and can be used by any ebirder. Go to
Hotspot Explorer - http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspots - and type in
"Ganondagan SHS" and you'll see a list of all the locations. The first two
general hotspots are always available for any sort of birding at Ganondagan
or for birds detected between survey points. (There is a small-scale map in
the blog.) A 4-page PDF of the survey protocols can be emailed to anyone
wanting a copy.

*Complete blog post*:
http://northeastnaturalist.blogspot.com/2017/03/bird-surveys-at-ganondagan-shs-ny.html

About eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/about/
entering data in eBird (free website):
http://help.ebird.org/customer/en/portal/articles/1972661
entering data in eBird (free Mobile App):
http://help.ebird.org/customer/portal/articles/2411868

Dave Spier
Clifton Springs, NY
eBird Assistant, Partner and Hotspot editor for Livingston and Ontario
Counties, NY
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eBird Profile: http://ebird.org/ebird/profile/OTExMTk/US

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Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] GeneseeBirds-L Digest, Vol 164, Issue 8




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Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 07, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species            Day's Count    Month Total   Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture                0              0              0
Turkey Vulture               0             20             20
Osprey                       0              0              0
Bald Eagle                   3             11             11
Northern Harrier             6             10             10
Sharp-shinned Hawk           0              0              0
Cooper's Hawk                1              1              1
Northern Goshawk             0              0              0
Red-shouldered Hawk          1              1              1
Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
Red-tailed Hawk              3             15             15
Rough-legged Hawk            0              0              0
Golden Eagle                 0              0              0
American Kestrel             0              0              0
Merlin                       0              0              0
Peregrine Falcon             0              0              0
Unknown Accipiter            0              0              0
Unknown Buteo                0              0              0
Unknown Falcon               0              0              0
Unknown Eagle                0              0              0
Unknown Raptor               0              0              0

Total:                      14             58             58
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Observation start time: 12:00:00
Observation end   time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 3.5 hours

Official Counter:        Bob Baez

Observers:        Mike Tetlow

Visitors:
a few


Weather:
Rain stopped around noon. Mike Tetlow started count at 1245. Strong south
and SW winds rest of day. Overcast

Raptor Observations:
First Red-shouldered was an adult. Peregrine on the break wall. small, but
nice movement of raptors

Non-raptor Observations:
Northern Shrike very vocal thru afternoon. White-winged Scoter in
Buttonwood Creek. Sandhill Crane late in the day.
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Report submitted by Bob Baez (<caau99...>)
Braddock Bay information may be found at:
http://www.bbrr.org/



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Date: 3/8/17 4:48 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Cackling Geese
Just this morning at Genesee Community College flying North over College I had 7 cackling Geese. No calling all short necked small bills and small wing span. Birds low and may have landed in near by field.

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Date: 3/7/17 3:11 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (07 Mar 2017) 14 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 07, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 20 20
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 3 11 11
Northern Harrier 6 10 10
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0
Cooper's Hawk 1 1 1
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 1 1
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 3 15 15
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 0
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 14 58 58
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Observation start time: 12:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 3.5 hours

Official Counter: Bob Baez

Observers: Mike Tetlow

Visitors:
a few


Weather:
Rain stopped around noon. Mike Tetlow started count at 1245. Strong south
and SW winds rest of day. Overcast

Raptor Observations:
First Red-shouldered was an adult. Peregrine on the break wall. small, but
nice movement of raptors

Non-raptor Observations:
Northern Shrike very vocal thru afternoon. White-winged Scoter in
Buttonwood Creek. Sandhill Crane late in the day.
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Braddock Bay information may be found at:
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Date: 3/6/17 2:42 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (06 Mar 2017) 1 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 06, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 20 20
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 0 8 8
Northern Harrier 1 4 4
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 0
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 12 12
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 0
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 1 44 44
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 6.75 hours

Official Counter: Bob Baez

Observers: Bob Spahn, Bridget Watts, Kyle Brock, Shelly Rackovski

Visitors:
about 10 visitors today and some of our local volunteers


Weather:
first hour mild south wind. Mild east wind rest of day. weather reports did
not pan about on wind direction

Raptor Observations:
Local Bald Eagle pair flying together several times

Non-raptor Observations:
Northern Shrike singing/calling
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Report submitted by Bob Baez (<caau99...>)
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Date: 3/5/17 10:07 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Ross's, White Fronts, Cacklers... Sunday
3-5-17 -Gyp Pond (Hutton Rd., Oakfield) -
2 White Front - not together. Brief but colorful topside views as one flew N. to adjacent corn stubble. Also nice to see the facing one standing on ice & dip it's head to it's feet showing the color difference between bill & legs. Both in great light.10+ Swan...(Further N. on Hutton) -
1 Longspur2 Snow Bunting~10 LarkAlbion Rd. by O.O. Creek-Pintail - 100s & a few other spcs. tightly packed in (thanks to mostly frozen marsh) close to road.
Goose Pond -~30 GW Teal~20 Shoveler
~80 Swan...Knowlsville Rd. -1 Fox Sparrow...Ringneck -1 Ross's Goose - refuge volunteers Brian & Debbie "found it last Sunday".
4 Cackler...Owen Rd. -1 Barred Owl
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Date: 3/5/17 3:25 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] Dr. Eaton obituary
I hadn't heard. Thanks for letting us know Jeff.

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> On Mar 5, 2017, at 7:44 AM, Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> wrote:
>
> This is sad news but I'm sure there are people on this list who knew Steve and I haven't seen this posted yet.
>
> http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/oleantimesherald/obituary.aspx?pid=184211717
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> Jeff
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Date: 3/5/17 2:18 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Cattaraugus County - 3 FOY
Hi,

Killdeer, Fox Sparrow and Turkey Vulture all showed up today. Curious
since we had stiff NW winds yesterday. Maybe they've been around for a few
days and were hunkered down.

Robins, Grackles, Red-winged Blackbirds and E. Bluebirds have all been
around for a while.

Jeff

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Date: 3/5/17 1:40 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (05 Mar 2017) 3 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 05, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 20 20
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 2 8 8
Northern Harrier 0 3 3
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 0
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 1 12 12
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 0
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 3 43 43
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Official Counter: Bob Baez

Observers:

Visitors:
a local group, a couple from Buffalo


Weather:
warmer, wind mostly from east, cirrus clouds

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
Northern Shrike, Horned Grebe, 2 Red Foxes on the ice
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Report submitted by Bob Baez (<caau99...>)
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Date: 3/5/17 9:42 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Case Rd and Wheat Rd Ontario County
Correction Ontario County I met. The biggest flock of about 5000 is in the field South of Case Rd and on the East side of Wheat. I didn't look for Ross's so possible.

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Date: 3/5/17 9:37 am
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Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] 8000 snow Geese Wayne County
About 8000 Snow Geese flying South over Rt 96 about 5 miles East of Manchester.

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Date: 3/5/17 4:44 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Dr. Eaton obituary
This is sad news but I'm sure there are people on this list who knew Steve
and I haven't seen this posted yet.

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/oleantimesherald/obituary.aspx?pid=184211717

Jeff

jeffreed58ATgmail.com

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Date: 3/4/17 3:02 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (04 Mar 2017) 1 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 04, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 20 20
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 1 6 6
Northern Harrier 0 3 3
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 0
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 11 11
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 0
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 1 40 40
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 4.75 hours

Official Counter: Bob Baez

Observers:

Weather:
cold and north wind til 1200 then shifted to west

Raptor Observations:
local adult Bald Eagle

Non-raptor Observations:
Northern Shrike is back. Ducks dispersed because of ice.
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Date: 3/4/17 1:46 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Honeoye Snipe and Sandy Bottom Park Update
Despite the 14 degree temperature, sunny afternoon skies and light wind
promised good viewing conditions at Sandy Bottom Park on Honeoye Lake, so I
went down to see if the Tufted Duck might still be around. No luck with
that - the flock of several hundred Redhead and scaup has either moved on
or is further south on the lake. I could see some 85 shapes in the water
south of the park at the edge of visibility in the shimmer, so the flock
may still be there. The Ring-necked Duck flock just offshore has increased
to at least 104, and there was a Killdeer in the partly frozen marsh.

West of Honeoye there's a pond on the south side of 20A. I saw a
medium-sized duck in it (turned out to be a Ring-neck) so I drove into the
church parking lot by the pond. As I got near the pond a Snipe flew out
across the parking lot right in front of me, zig-zagging away. Quite early.

Bill Howe
Hemlock, NY
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Date: 3/4/17 11:32 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Fwd: GANONDAGAN Raptor Surveys - Cancelled for this evening
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: VanWinkle, Alexis (PARKS) <Alexis.VanWinkle...>
Date: Sat, Mar 4, 2017 at 12:39 PM
Subject: February Raptor Surveys - Cancellation
To:


It is with regret (and a little frustration), that the raptor surveys for
this evening have to be postponed. The wind-chill is just too low (reading
at about 2 degrees F currently) in the grasslands, and will just get lower
as the day progresses. After much debate, and hoping that the weather
improved, we have decided that it’s too dangerous to have people out in the
open in such frigid temperatures, especially during flu and cold season.



Raptor surveys will take place in March. Those dates will be released on
March 9th.



Thank you everyone for your patience, it seems the weather has gotten us
again. I truly appreciate all of the help everyone has given towards this
project. It does not go unnoticed by the site staff (both Environmental
Field Team and Interpretive Staff).



Alexis VanWinkle

Supervising Conservation Steward

Ganondagan State Historic Site

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Date: 3/3/17 2:39 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (03 Mar 2017) Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 03, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 20 20
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 0 5 5
Northern Harrier 0 3 3
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 0
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 11 11
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 0
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 0 39 39
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 4.17 hours

Official Counter: Bob Baez

Observers:

Weather:
cold, windy from wsw. snow from 940 to 1230

Raptor Observations:
Local adult Bald Eagle, female Harrier

Non-raptor Observations:
nice representation of ducks

Predictions:
If weather is as cold as predicted official counter will be sporadic
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Date: 3/3/17 1:55 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Rusty Blackbird/Portland
3/3/17 Saw 3 White-crowned Sparrows in my feeding area today.  Presume they are part of the 5 that have been overwintering and showing up off & on since 11/21/16. 
Belated posts: 

2/28/17  At dusk heard and saw 1 American Woodcock in same vineyard block where I heard 1 bird on 2/20/17.  This time I heard at least 75 peent calls and saw three flight displays.  I also saw the bird fly from the vineyard towards an area of woods and did not hear any more peenting after that.

2/27/17  Had 1 Rusty Blackbird in a mixed flock of 125 Red-winged Blackbirds, 17 Common Grackles and 19 Brown-headed Cowbirds. Also had 1 Song Sparrow and 2 Chipping Sparrows (the chippies also overwintering) in my feeding area.
Carol Hardenburg Portland, NY Chautauqua County
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Date: 3/3/17 10:37 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Update - Pink-footed Goose site - NO PFGO this morning
     This morning I wandered west checking sites with Tom Smith. Arrived at the PFGO site about 8:45; as noted by Andy Guthrie (goose finder) and others, 0.8 miles west of Parma/Hamlin Town Line Rd. on N. Hamlin Rd - the first road inland from the Parkway at Townline. Approaching the site, there were Canada Geese (approx. 1000) in the two grassy fields east of the site and 100+ in the old, downed corn in the field right south where the PFGO had been on 3/1. Farther south past the tree line at the edge of that near cornfield and slightly west, a grassy field was blanketed with the 5000+ Snow Goose flock well up on the hill with the area lower and closer right back toward us to the tree line jammed with Canada Geese, with that band continuing west to out of sight behind the trees. More Canada Geese were arriving in small flocks all the time we were there and landing in various places.    Setting the scene again, straight out across the cornfield the tree line has a clump with two taller trees and a big hump of brush at their base and an old rusted container on its side at the west edge of that (we saw the PFGO on 3/1 often back and forth in front of that). To the west there is a gap in the tree line, then a series of shorter trees with less grass and brush at their bases. On west and north into the fields there are a couple of puddles (now mainly frozen) where many of the ducks, including EUWI had been. East of the tree clump straight out is a gap allowing some viewing of the distant birds beyond the trees.East of that and a bit closer in the cornfield is another smaller puddle which was as far east as we saw the PFGO walk on 3/1. Today only a few CAGO there.    While scoping the geese the cornfield and then what I could see of the geese beyond the tree line, there was a steady flow of small numbers of N. Pintail, Am. Wigeon, and Mallards dropping into puddles out of sight beyond but at the far edge of the tree line. After this, about 9:10 we moved to the south side of the road and east to where I could scan the first grassy field east (didn't need scope). Suddenly there was an uproar from the geese past the tree line and then all rose into the air, MANY we had not seen. The Canada Geese numbers were way in excess of 10,000 and likely more than double that. They filled the sky and most headed west and south. A few came our way and pushed number of birds in front of us to about 2000, and later we noted the cornfield group was up to about 1000. The Snow Geese all lifted off and moved 2 fields to the south, still slightly visible through the trees. In the birds in front, I then managed to find 1 Cackling Goose and 1 partially leucistic Canada Goose.    At about 9:25 the snow squalls moved in and visibility dropped to very low. It was a slow drive back.
    It would not at all surprise me if the Pink-footed Goose is still around. May be a tough find unless many are searching and they can contact one another. I would certainly start with the original site as noted above and might aim to be there early afternoon among other times.   
Good luck!Bob <Spahnrspahn...>


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Date: 3/2/17 6:20 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Swan ID Request - Niagara County, NY (EDIT)
Broken photo link hopefully repaired.



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Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Swan ID Request - Niagara County, NY

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Would appreciate help with species identification from the photos in the
album below. The sightings are from late day long distance shots. There
isn't enough detail for me to tell if they are Tundras or Trumpeters. The
first photo is from last week in Olcott and the remainder are from Monday
with only two individuals anywhere in sight feeding in the corn stubble
field on the west side of Burgess Road.



Jonathan J. Weber



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Olcott, NY



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Date: 3/2/17 5:09 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 02 Mar 2017
- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 03/02/2013
* NYBU1703.02
- Birds mentioned

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Snow Goose
Wood Duck
Northern Shoveler
Ruddy Duck
Red-shouldered Hawk
Merlin
American Coot
Killdeer
Red-w. Blackbird
Common Grackle

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Hotline: Buffalo Bird Report
Date: 03/02/2017
Number: 716-896-1271
To Report: Same
Compiler: David F. Suggs
Coverage: Western New York and adjacent Ontario
Website: www.BuffaloOrnithologicalSociety.org

Thursday, March 2, 2017

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 23
through March 2 from the Niagara Frontier
Region.

In the Lake Ontario Plains, February 23, 100
SNOW GEESE on Marshall Road in the Town of
Yates. Other spring migrants, five WOOD DUCKS
in the Town of Porter, RUDDY DUCK at Wilson
Harbor on Lake Ontario, and AMERICAN COOTS and
NORTHERN SHOVELERS in the Iroquois Refuge.

Also, continuing reports of KILLDEER, RED-W.
BLACKBIRDS and COMMON GRACKLES.

In North Boston, a pair of RED-SHOULDERED
HAWKS on territory, and a MERLIN on Grand
Island.

There will be a BOS meeting, Wednesday, March
8, at 7 PM at the Buffalo Museum of Science. A
program will be presented on the Birds of the
Niagara River and Outer Harbor. Visitors are
always welcome at BOS meetings.

The Bird Report will be updated Thursday
evening, March 9. Please call in your sightings
by noon Thursday. You may report sightings
after the tone. Thank you for calling and
reporting.

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Date: 3/2/17 3:20 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (02 Mar 2017) 4 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 02, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 20 20
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 2 5 5
Northern Harrier 0 3 3
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 0
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 2 11 11
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 0
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 4 39 39
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 7.33 hours

Official Counter: Bob Baez

Observers:

Weather:
Cold, strong west wind. Count started at 9:40 after snow stopped

Raptor Observations:
Slow day

Non-raptor Observations:
crows, gulls, geese and ducks numerous, very few passerines
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Date: 3/2/17 9:47 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Greater white-fronted geese
Hi All

I neglected to write that the geese were found by Paul Hess this morning. Also they are very wary. While I was watching them from the gate near the road, two of them flew away to Cayuga Pool, so I walked no further in on feeder road. Eight still there when I left.

Celeste
Medina, New York
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Date: 3/2/17 8:55 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Greater White-fronted geese Kumpf Marsh
Ten Greater White-fronted Geese Kumpf Marsh Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge Basom just east of Cayuga Pool. Gate is closed so walk in from Kanyoo parking lot.

Celeste
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Date: 3/2/17 8:00 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] Watching Birds Near Your Home is Good For Your Mental Health
http://www.goodnewsnetwork.org/watching-birds-near-home-good-mental-health/?utm_content=articles&utm_campaign=NLCampaign&utm_source=Newsletter&utm_term=newsletteredition&utm_medium=email
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2449 St. Paul Blvd
Rochester, NY 14617
(585) 753-2562
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Date: 3/2/17 12:53 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Swan ID Request - Niagara County, NY
Would appreciate help with species identification from the photos in the
album below. The sightings are from late day long distance shots. There
isn't enough detail for me to tell if they are Tundras or Trumpeters. The
first photo is from last week in Olcott and the remainder are from Monday
with only two individuals anywhere in sight feeding in the corn stubble
field on the west side of Burgess Road.

Jonathan J. Weber

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Olcott, NY

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Date: 3/1/17 3:52 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (01 Mar 2017) 35 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 01, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 20 20 20
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 3 3 3
Northern Harrier 3 3 3
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 0
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 0
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 0
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 9 9 9
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 0
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 0
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 35 35 35
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Bob Baez

Observers: Bridget Watts, Chris Smith, Ed Sailer, Judy Kelly,
Mike Tetlow, Shelly Rackovski

Visitors:
Eleven volunteers helped bring in the new season


Weather:
Rain ended at 9. Mostly overcast,mild south wind first 2 hours and then
strong from west.

Raptor Observations:
Nice first day

Non-raptor Observations:
A Northern Shrike active all day
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Date: 3/1/17 11:06 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] N Hamlin Road PINK-FOOTED GOOSE
Andy Guthrie just texted in a PINK-FOOTED GOOSE from N Hamlin Rd! Here's a copy of the text:

"Andy Guthrie: PINK-FOOTED GOOSE on N Hamlin Road in Hamlin. 0.8 miles from east end of N Hamlin Road (intersection with Town Line Road). With Canada Goose flock in grass field on south side of road."

Evidently it is just east of the Snow Geese.

If anyone's chasing it today and passing near University of Rochester, hit me up if you want some company and someone to enter eBird lists. Phone: (708)-714-2562

Ethan Gyllenhaal
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Date: 2/27/17 7:40 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Eastern Bird Banding Association Meeting
Hi bird friends,

The Eastern Bird Banding Association will be having its annual meeting on
March 24-26 in Ithaca, and it's possible that some of the events may be of
interest to local birders.

EBBA's members range from volunteer banders at small stations to the
coordinators of sophisticated research programs like Project Snowstorm.
Our meetings include papers and presentations, birding excursions, a
thrilling bucket raffle, and - this year - a tour of the Cornell Lab of
Ornithology.

Most of the action takes place on Saturday; details can be found at
http://www.easternbirdbanding.org/2017-ebba-meeting/.

There is a registration fee of $40 ($25 for students); meals are extra. Early
registration ends on March 3, so sign up today!

If you are interested and want more information, feel free to email me.

Cheers,
Andrea Patterson
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Date: 2/27/17 6:44 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay Park--Hawk Watch, Feb 27
A nice assortment of waterfowl, highlighted by a male Eurasian Wigeon, and a smattering of raptors were seen at the Braddock Bay Hawkwatch today. Deana Ford came by with Bob, this season's hawk counter, for a round of introductions.
>
>Braddock Bay Park--Hawk Watch, Monroe, New York, US
>Feb 27, 2017 11:40 AM - 1:30 PM
>Protocol: Stationary
>Comments: Nice that my text alert of the Eurasian Wigeon drew in Mike Gullo and Brad Carlson. In addition to the birds listed below, we all thought we heard a Red-shouldered Hawk, but we never saw the bird.
>27 species
>
>Canada Goose 12
>Mute Swan 2
>Gadwall 3
>Eurasian Wigeon 1 Male with rusty red head and neck, creamy cap and forehead, gray flanks, white patches on wings.
>American Wigeon 16
>American Black Duck 3
>Mallard 19
>Canvasback 31
>Redhead 27
>Ring-necked Duck 4
>Greater Scaup 40
>Lesser Scaup 3
>Bufflehead 5
>Common Goldeneye 3
>Hooded Merganser 4
>Common Merganser 7
>Ruddy Duck 2
>Turkey Vulture 2
>Northern Harrier 1 two sightings, probably the same local bird
>Sharp-shinned Hawk 1
>Bald Eagle 1
>Rough-legged Hawk 2
>American Coot 5
>Ring-billed Gull 2
>Herring Gull 2
>Merlin 1
>American Pipit 1 Pale brown bird in flight giving flight call. Early, but not unexpected, given the unusually warm weather and open water.
>
>View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34857653
>
>This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)

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Date: 2/27/17 3:09 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Sandy Bottom Park Tufted Duck
Hi All. Sorry for the brief posts earlier as I was trying to get the word
out. There are several hundred ducks at the north end of Honeoye Lake,
easily visible from Sandy Bottom Park. Mostly Redheads but lots of other
species too. I went there to try to find the Eurasian Wigeon which was
reported in eBird the past 2 days. The male Eurasian Wigeon was still
there this evening.

The Tufted Duck is a beautiful male, with a huge tuft extending well down
its neck. Blackish head, neck, chest, back, and tail area with sharply
contrasting pure white sides makes the bird stand out quite well. When I
saw it, it was far from shore among Redheads and Scaup, not associating
with Ring-necks, which were mostly in shallower water. It was far enough
away that my photos did not come out well - identifiable but marginal.
Hopefully it sticks around so others can see this bird and also get good
photos.

Bill Howe
Hemlock, NY
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Date: 2/27/17 1:50 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Honeoye Tufted duck
Forgot to say Sandy Bottom Park!

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Date: 2/27/17 1:48 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Honeoye Tufted Duck
Hi all. Looking at a male right now at 4:45pm. Trying to get photos.

Bill Howe
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Date: 2/25/17 12:39 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] birding the last few days.
A great few days of springlike winter birding. On Thursday, strong SW winds had me at the lakeshore hoping for a bit of a raptor/owl migration. Just a trickle, and no passerines yet (SMART birds!) but the reptiles and amphibians were feeling the spring vibes. Painted Turtles were catching the rays on Salmon Creek and in the Pond on Hogan Point Road. At Island Cottage Woods, there were a few Spring Peepers calling, and a rather lethargic Garter Snake was draped across one of the trails. All may have been my first February sightings. This morning, at dawn, Woodcocks were peenting across the road from my property. And a drive to Oswego was successful: Black Scoter and lifer Clark's Grebe before reality returned as the cold front came through with strong winds, thunder and a 20 degree drop in temperature. A great spring teaser.

Pat Martin

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Date: 2/25/17 4:37 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Niagara County Birds
Joel Strong and I birded the western portion of Niagara County along the Lake Ontario Plain today and found some interesting waterfowl as well as a couple early shorebird species. Highlights included 11 AMERICAN WIGEON, 10 NORTHERN PINTAIL, 2 NORTHERN SHOVELER, 3 GADWALL, and a blue morph SNOW GOOSE at Modern Disposal Wetland along Porter-Center Road. About a 1/2 mile north from there was an early LESSER YELLOWLEGS. On the northern side of Balmer Rd., between Dickersonville Rd. and Ransomville Rd., were 11 more SNOW GEESE (including 6 blue morphs) and 2 KILLDEER as well as more NORTHERN PINTAIL and AMERICAN WIGEON. Around the corner on Ransomville Rd, between Braley Rd. and Youngstown Rd. was a large flock of 81 TUNDRA SWANS along with 3 more KILLDEER and some NORTHERN PINTAIL.

Rachel Wilson, Appleton

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Date: 2/25/17 4:35 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Niagara County Birds
Joel Strong and I birded the western portion of Niagara County along the Lake Ontario Plain today and found some interesting waterfowl as well as a couple early shorebird species. Highlights included 11 AMERICAN WIGEON, 10 NORTHERN PINTAIL, 2 NORTHERN SHOVELER, 3 GADWALL, and a blue morph SNOW GOOSE at Modern Disposal Wetland along Porter-Center Road. About a 1/2 mile north from there was an early LESSER YELLOWLEGS. On the northern side of Balmer Rd., between Dickersonville Rd. and Ransomville Rd., were 11 more SNOW GEESE (including 6 blue morphs) and 2 KILLDEER as well as more NORTHERN PINTAIL and AMERICAN WIGEON. Around the corner on Ransomville Rd, between Braley Rd. and Youngstown Rd. was a large flock of 81 TUNDRA SWANS along with 3 more KILLDEER and some NORTHERN PINTAIL.

Rachel Wilson, Appleton

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Date: 2/24/17 4:48 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Turkey Vultures migrating; Orchard Park
At 5:06pm 38 TVs and at 5:12 28 more migrating past my house in Orchard
Park, NY. Also, two small flocks of Canada Geese and two individual
Tundra Swans.

Looks like it's time to head for the hawk watch sites.

Mike Zebehazy
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Date: 2/24/17 3:44 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hemlock Woodcocks
Hi All. Since others have started to report woodcocks (e.g. Chautauqua Co.
and I think Ithaca area) we went up Purcell Road to where there have been
at least 3 territories in past years. Sure enough, 3 were peenting from
the same places, amazing in late February. We arrived 19 minutes after
sunset and they were already calling. Two stopped calling after a couple
of minutes but one was still calling when we left 26 minutes after sunset.

Bill & Mari Howe
Hemlock, NY
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Date: 2/24/17 9:09 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Winter Wren - Tifft Nature Preserve 2-23-17
Yesterday around 5:30 pm(Thursday 2-23-17), I had a Winter Wren singing at Tifft Nature Preserve in Buffalo. The bird was in a tangle of honeysuckle, and sang repeatedly near the NE corner of Old Tifft St and the Service Rd. This is the earliest I have ever seen this species, although with this weather it seems we have a lot of early migrants.


More info about Tifft, including maps can be found at: http://www.tifft.org



Joe Fell
Buffalo, NY

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Date: 2/24/17 4:32 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Clark's Grebe - YES - Friday 2/24
Clark's Grebe still present in Oswego Harbor - currently sleeping NE of the Maritime Museum pier

Andy Guthrie
Hamlin, NY
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Date: 2/23/17 8:16 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Bluebirds
Today (Feb. 23), there were about 6 Eastern Bluebirds along the Lehigh Trail in Henrietta in a field just west of Jeffords Rd. At least one of them was singing! There were also a couple of wooly bear caterpillars out and about on a day with the temperature in the high 60s and no snow or ice on the ground; very odd for February! And of course, grackles and Red-winged Blackbirds are back.

Jay Greenberg
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http://www.thegreenjay.com <http://www.thegreenjay.com/thegreenjay.com/index.html>
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Date: 2/23/17 5:29 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 23 Feb 2017
- RBA
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* Buffalo
* 02/23/2017
* NYBU1702.23
- Birds mentioned

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PINE WARBLER
KING EIDER
AMERICAN WOODCOCK
Red-throated Loon
Red-necked Grebe
Tundra Swan
Trumpeter Swan
Cackling Goose
American Black Duck
Northern Pintail
American Wigeon
Ring-necked Duck
Hooded Merganser
Turkey Vulture
Bald Eagle
Northern Harrier
Red-shouldered Hawk
Rough-legged Hawk
American Kestrel
Killdeer
L. Black-b. Gull
Glaucous Gull
Eastern Screech-Owl
Great Horned Owl
Snowy Owl
Short-eared Owl
Northern Flicker
Common Raven
American Robin
Red-w. Blackbird
Common Grackle
Pine Siskin

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Hotline: Buffalo Bird Report at the Buffalo Museum of Science
Date: 02/23/2017
Number: 716-896-1271
To Report: Same
Compiler: David F. Suggs
Coverage: Western New York and adjacent Ontario
Website: www.BuffaloOrnithologicalSociety.org

Thursday, February 23, 2017

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.

February highlights from the Niagara Frontier
Region.

Winter birds were quiet during early February.
At Krull Park in Olcott, February 18, a PINE
WARBLER south of the center gate, and four PINE
SISKINS. On the Niagara River at Buffalo, at
least one SNOWY OWL, several L. BLACK-B. GULLS,
GLAUCOUS GULL, and a pair of BALD EAGLES at
Strawberry Island. In the Lake Ontario Plains,
several ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS and NORTHERN
HARRIERS. And up to three TRUMPETER SWANS and 2
CACKLING GEESE at Wilson Harbor.

Early spring weather returned migrants in
the past two weeks. In Chautauqua County, RED-
SHOULDERED HAWK, AMERICAN WOODCOCK and
KILLDEER. Widespread reports of TURKEY VULTURE,
AMERICAN KESTREL, NORTHERN FLICKER, AMERICAN
ROBIN, COMMON GRACKLE and RED-W. BLACKBIRD. At
Cayuga Pool in the Iroquois Refuge, over 250
TUNDRA SWANS, plus AMERICAN BLACK DUCK,
NORTHERN PINTAIL, AMERICAN WIGEON, RING-NECKED
DUCK and HOODED MERGANSER.

Also in the Iroquois Refuge, a single COMMON
RAVEN at the Swallow Hollow Trail. A pair of
BALD EAGLES at the Cayuga Pool nest, and four
BALD EAGLES at Ring-neck Marsh. GREAT HORNED
OWLS calling near Kumpf Marsh. North of the
refuge in Shelby, two SHORT-EARED OWLS and a
pair of EASTERN SCREECH-OWLS at a nest box.

Other February reports - COMMON RAVENS nesting
in Bethany in Genesee County and two COMMON
RAVENS at the Cassadaga Creek Preserve in
Chautauqua County. And, on Lake Ontario at
Wilson, female KING EIDER, four RED-THROATED
LOONS and seven RED-NECKED GREBES.

The Bird Report will be updated Thursday
evening, March 2. Please call in your sightings
by noon Thursday. You may report sightings
after the tone. Thank you for calling and
reporting.

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Date: 2/23/17 10:15 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Montezuma Waterfowl Tour Wed. March 1, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Montezuma Waterfowl Tour Wed. March 1, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.Join Montezuma Audubon Center Director Chris Lajewski for a tour of the Montezuma Wetlands Complex to experience the incredible number of waterfowl that are migrating through right now! Hop in our van and Chris will take you to Montezuma's birding hotspots where 30 species of ducks, geese and swans can be seen. Bald eagles and other raptors are a possibility too! Fee: $8/child; $15/adult. Space is limited and registration is required. Call 315-365-3588 or email <montezuma...>
The Montezuma Audubon Center is located at 2295 State Route 89, Savannah, NY 13146.
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Date: 2/23/17 8:51 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Local Oddity Great Black-backed Gull
I live about half-way between Honeoye and Hemlock, and yesterday while
working in the yard an adult Great Black-backed Gull flew low overhead
heading due west. A first for the yard in the 2+ years we've been here.
In checking eBird I see that no one has ever reported via eBird a GBBG from
either Honeoye, Canadice, or Hemlock lakes. Perhaps it was flying from
Canandaigua Lake to Conesus Lake. They have to get there somehow....

Bill Howe
Hemlock, NY
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Date: 2/22/17 1:36 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Montezuma area - 2/22 - thousands of N. Pintails
     Sue and I decided to take a run through Montezuma today, even though it was likely (and found true) wildlife drive would be closed.We drove west on Rt 104, then zigzagged over to Savannah-Spring Lake rd. and stopped at Carncross Rd.. Many thousands of N. Pintail there and smaller numbers of all the other expected early puddle ducks and about 90 Tundra Swans. On the Morgan Rd. and out FOY Killdeer in a small lot just before the DEC cluster. Ring-necked Ducks in a pool there. Van Dyne Spoor area pretty much dead; 1 Rough-egged Hawk interesting, though there was also one at Carncross. At Knox Marcellus, similar mix of waterfowl to Crancross, but about 10% of the numbers.About 100 Tundra Swans. Small flock of Snow Geese to NW. Also had about 500 Snow Geese S of Rt. 31 E of the potato barn. Next across the Armitage Rd. flats - nearly dry and empty of birds. Lunch at Magee's Diner.    Back to the Montezuma Visitor Center; closed. Small number of waterfowl in adjacent pond. 3 N. Shoveler were FOY for us. From the deck looking north to the main pool, I would estimate about 1000 Tundra Swans. Did not walk to the tower to scope and count those or likely diving ducks on the Main Pool. Nice Winter/Spring day to be out!!Bb Spahn, <rspahn...>
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Date: 2/22/17 11:33 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] more minor stuff
2-20-17 -N. tip Squaw -1 LBB GullLaSalle Park -3 LBB Gull1 Snowy
2-17-17 -
Casey Rd., INWR -pair GH Owl callingKumf Marsh -
~50 RedwingShelby  -1-2 Short Ears
2-5-17, Woodbridge Ave., Buffalo -1 Merlin

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Date: 2/22/17 7:03 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Eurasian Wigeon - Risser Road Swamp - Ontario County
Hi All,

This morning I spotted a male EURASIAN WIGEON with American Wigeon on the
east side of swamp on Risser Road in the town of Canandaigua. The swamp is
mostly frozen except for the outer edges. The wigeons were along the north
side of the swamp.

The bird was located with my binoculars so while a scope is not necessary,
it sure is helpful. See eBird list for hotspot location details:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34640135


Kind Regards,

Brooke Morse
Rochester, NY
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Date: 2/22/17 7:03 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Durand-Eastman Park Yesterday
My wife Mari and I joined Judy Slein on a walk in Durand-Eastman Park
yesterday. Just inside the Wisner Road entrance there were at least 8 PINE
SISKINS in the trees, probably more based on the calls we were hearing, and
a flock of 50+ Snow Geese flew overhead going east. The hotspot for birds
on the walk was the bike trail on the east side of Tamarack Swamp (across
Lake Shore Blvd from the Pine Valley entrance to the park). In addition to
numerous juncos, tree sparrows, goldfinches, 3 sp. of woodpeckers, singing
Carolina Wren, etc.), Mari spotted a GRAY CATBIRD which we all got to see
well. At one point a Red-tailed Hawk zoomed right over our heads and hit
the ground less than 100 feet away in an attempt to catch a dove (which got
away). As we were leaving that spot Judy heard a WINTER WREN song so we
went back and all heard it as it sang a second time. An enjoyable spring
day in February.

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Date: 2/21/17 7:25 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] West to Hamlin Beach SP 2/21/17
    Headed west today looking for new birds and a walk at Hamlin Beach. Red-winged Blackbird up singing at the NW corner of Irondequoit Bay and another near the old Breakers Restaurant on the W side of Braddock Bay. A few more ducks on Braddock Bay; added 7 Ring-necked to what I had seen there. On N.Hamlin Rd. Snow Geese back in the field where seen previously plus N. Pintails new for me and a beautiful Peregrineon a telephone pole there. Walk at Hamlin Beach QUIET, but some movement of Tundra Swans overhead. Lists below.Bob Spahn, <rspahn...>
North Hamlin Rd. fields, Monroe, New York, US
Feb 21, 2017 10:35 AM - 10:55 AM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments:    Working my way west to Hamlin Beach SP. Decided to check the field that has had Snow Geese. Approaching, I could seen a good flock of Snow Geese a bit farther west and away from the road than sometimes in the usual field. Also noted a beautiful ad. Peregrine Falcon on the top of a telephone pole - next one past where I stopped which was first pole past the woods on the right, 1.1 miles from Town Line Rd. Stopped back a bit to not spook the peregrine or geese and scoped.
Later a plane flew by W to E about halfway from N. Hamlin Rd. to the Parkway. It spooked all the geese, giving me a good chance to double check counts and to see some ducks that had been back out of sight. Interestingly, the peregrine paid no attention to the plane nor did 3 Tundra Swans. All the other ducks and geese flushed and flew off in varied directions.
Checking back at 12:40, swans still in same spot, a few Canada Geese back, and peregrine gone.
9 species

Snow Goose  400    1 ad. "Blue" Goose with this flock suggests that it is part of the flock we had here on 2/11. Could not pick out a Ross's Goose either while on the ground or all in flight.
Canada Goose  1500
Tundra Swan  3
American Wigeon  6
Mallard  12
Northern Pintail  3
Peregrine Falcon  1    Sat on telephone pole whole time I was there and still there in rear view mirror as I headed west. It totally ignored a couple of passing cars and the plane that flushed all the ducks and geese.
Horned Lark  4
Snow Bunting  1

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34626008
PL 2 - Pink-sided Junco site, Monroe, New York, US
Feb 21, 2017 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Protocol: Traveling
1.2 mile(s)
Comments:    Parked near the west end of Parking Lot 2 and walked west to the benches on the east side of the pond between PL's 3 & 4, then S and a bit west along the exit road to the trail through the white pine grove, through to the last camping loop, east on the power line clearing to the loop road on the west edge of the laundry area and back NE to the car.
VERY QUIET. Most of the birds were crows, Canada Geese, and Tundra Swans flying over.
12 species

Canada Goose  200    200+ estimated sum of birds heard in the distance and seen flying.
Tundra Swan  70    two small groups est. from calls off to south passing, then a nice V of 60 (counted) flying right overhead. All flying E to W.
Ring-billed Gull  4
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Downy Woodpecker  1
American Crow  31
Black-capped Chickadee  3
Tufted Titmouse  1
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
Brown Creeper  1
Winter Wren  1
Eastern Bluebird  2

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S34626473

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)

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Date: 2/21/17 6:23 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Migration at Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge
I saw the first Red-winged Blackbirds in the area yesterday, always a welcome sight and sound of spring's arrival, although this feels very early. Lots of Tundra Swans came in last night at Iroquois National Wildlife Refuge. The day before yesterday Kumpf Marsh (75% open) and Cayuga Pool (10% open) had under 20 swans, and today the numbers had grown considerably to over 250 in the morning. They could be heard hooing overhead at several locations.

A few American Wigeon, a Hooded Merganser, American Black Ducks and large number of Mallards and Northern Pintail have arrived. I first saw Ring-necked Ducks today.

At Cayuga the female Bald Eagle is incubating. Over at at Ringneck Marsh, four Bald Eagles were perched near one of the Osprey nests. Two are adults that have been observed adding sticks to that nest.

And at home, two Eastern Screech Owls paired up for the first day this year together in an owl box.

Celeste Morien
Medina, New York
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Date: 2/21/17 5:04 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] American Woodcock/Portland
2/20/17  Heard the buzzy peent of one American Woodcock coming from a neighbor's abandoned grape vineyard as I walked on our farm at dusk (6:20pm).   Did not see or hear any flight display.  This is the earliest date for my records, my previous early date being 3/11/16. Carol Hardenburg Portland, NY Chautauqua County
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Date: 2/21/17 4:52 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Early Spring Migration
The early migration with the exceptionally mild weather continues. Today, we
had a COMMON GRACKLE at our feeder. Out on the lake were 7 RED-NECKED
GREBES, 4 RED-THROATED LOONS, and a female KING EIDER. The last three could
very well be birds that have been wintering on Lake Ontario. We also had
TUNDRA SWANS fly over the house for the second straight day, as well as
several flocks of Canada Geese.



Good birding!

Willie

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