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4/23/18 5:45 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] Pond near Chaffee jammed with water birds. Need Help to record these!
4/22/18 8:24 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Pond near Chaffee jammed with water birds. Need Help to record these!
4/22/18 7:54 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (22 Apr 2018) 572 Raptors
4/22/18 1:00 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Geneseo
4/21/18 10:38 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] 28 Snowies
4/21/18 10:11 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (21 Apr 2018) 1378 Raptors-Calurus Red-tailed Hawk, first Broad-wings of the year
4/21/18 9:35 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (20 Apr 2018) 596 Raptors
4/21/18 7:40 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (21 Apr 2018) 475 Raptors
4/21/18 5:58 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Cattaraugus County - Bald Eagles
4/21/18 5:02 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Bluebirds
4/21/18 2:30 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hemlock Broad-winged Hawk
4/21/18 7:37 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] 44-47+ Snowies
4/21/18 6:53 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] 44-47+ Snowies
4/20/18 11:40 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] 44-47+ Snowies
4/20/18 6:29 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Fwd: [nysbirds-l] [cayugabirds-l] Fox Sparrows in Tompkins County (long)
4/20/18 5:09 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (20 Apr 2018) 312 Raptors
4/20/18 7:38 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Geneseo: C. Waxwings and Chipping Sparrow
4/20/18 6:16 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Peter's sighting of 37 Snowys in "Snowyville"
4/19/18 11:19 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] ~37 Snowies - apparently
4/19/18 8:12 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (19 Apr 2018) 52 Raptors
4/19/18 7:08 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Common Loon on Long Pond Road
4/19/18 5:57 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 19 Apr 2018
4/19/18 5:52 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (19 Apr 2018) 11 Raptors
4/19/18 2:21 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Sandy Bottom Park Waterfowl and Swallows
4/19/18 11:48 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Directions to Buffalo Snowies
4/19/18 11:10 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Conesus lake: Martins and Barn Swallows
4/19/18 9:17 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Western Meadowlark
4/19/18 8:55 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Magee Marsh bus trip with the Cornell Lab
4/19/18 7:59 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (08 Apr 2018) 499 Raptors
4/19/18 7:28 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Common Loons on Cranberry Pond in Greece 4/19/18 @ 8:00 AM
4/18/18 11:06 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] 26 Snowies
4/18/18 9:03 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (18 Apr 2018) 530 Raptors
4/18/18 7:27 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] UB North Loons
4/18/18 2:51 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Vitali Park in Lakeville
4/18/18 2:04 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (18 Apr 2018) 42 Raptors
4/18/18 1:56 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] East Aurora Bird Club
4/17/18 10:41 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] ~22 Snowies, ~14 Fox Sparrows...
4/17/18 8:29 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (17 Apr 2018) 217 Raptors
4/17/18 5:53 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (17 Apr 2018) 2 Raptors
4/17/18 2:38 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (16 Apr 2018) Raptors
4/17/18 1:35 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Crows bite the dust
4/17/18 1:32 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Nations Road snipe and SE Owl
4/17/18 1:03 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Eared Grebes
4/17/18 12:50 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] UB North Campus- Loons- 50+
4/17/18 10:22 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] UB North Campus- Loons- 50+
4/17/18 9:51 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Bittern pics
4/16/18 11:11 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Bonaparte Gull Movement
4/16/18 8:45 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (16 Apr 2018) 0 Raptors
4/16/18 8:35 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (14 Apr 2018) Raptors
4/16/18 8:29 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (13 Apr 2018) 160 Raptors
4/16/18 5:41 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Apology
4/16/18 3:39 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] John Thill
4/16/18 3:37 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Syracuse RBA addendum
4/16/18 3:32 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] John Thill
4/16/18 1:37 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Migration + ice storm = 12+ Fox Sparrows, Siskins...
4/16/18 12:15 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] genesee & wyoming co birding in terrible weather
4/16/18 7:34 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] Western Meadowlark, Ruffs, and other Montezuma NWR area rarities
4/15/18 8:02 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Rare North Buffalo visitors
4/15/18 6:33 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Great storm fallout
4/15/18 4:58 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (15 Apr 2018) Raptors
4/15/18 12:05 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Cave Swallow, Myers & Salt Point, Tompkins Co.
4/14/18 7:29 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Western Meadowlark, Ruffs, and other Montezuma NWR area rarities
4/14/18 3:37 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Geneseo: GW Teal, Horned Larks, Bonaparte's Gull et al
4/14/18 1:12 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (14 Apr 2018) 44 Raptors
4/13/18 8:06 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Northern Harriers - Olcott, NY
4/13/18 7:30 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Fwd: No Ruff/Reeve. Yes Pelican
4/13/18 7:02 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Burger Park , Salmon Creek 4/13/18
4/13/18 4:39 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (13 Apr 2018) 274 Raptors
4/13/18 12:03 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] West Lakeshore - 4/13/18- nothing stellar, but migrants finally
4/13/18 11:43 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] 8-10+ Snowies...
4/13/18 8:44 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Snowy Owl at Olcott Pier
4/13/18 7:36 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] (somewhat dated) Busy at Pat McGee Rail Trail
4/13/18 7:25 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] Request for HMANA contact
4/13/18 6:43 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Common Tern - Towpath Park - Buffalo 4-13-18
4/12/18 9:46 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Snowy Owl - Olcott, NY
4/12/18 9:06 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Request for HMANA contact
4/12/18 8:08 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (12 Apr 2018) 285 Raptors
4/12/18 6:34 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] snowy owl
4/12/18 6:16 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 12 Apr 2018
4/12/18 3:19 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Lime Lake, Cattaraugus Co., NY
4/12/18 11:03 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Port Byron Ruff joined by Reeve this morning - 4/12/18
4/12/18 10:20 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Buffalo Fish Crows
4/12/18 6:57 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] Snowy!
4/11/18 9:31 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Snowy!
4/11/18 8:01 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (11 Apr 2018) 1810 Raptors
4/11/18 6:21 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (11 Apr 2018) 310 Raptors
4/11/18 5:20 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Ft Niagara Beach and boat landing areas
4/11/18 1:15 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] horned grebe 4/11/18
4/11/18 10:18 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Fwd: Habitat Management Plans for Conesus Inlet and Honeoye Creek WMA's in Towns of Conesus and Richmond
4/11/18 8:08 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Portand/leucystic Brown-headed Cowbird
4/11/18 5:46 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Gulls on Irondequoit Bay - 4/10 - still a good show
4/10/18 10:02 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] BOS Count, minor additions to sections 3, 4 & 11 - Siskins, Vesper...
4/10/18 8:40 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (10 Apr 2018) 1597 Raptors
4/10/18 6:04 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Yellow-headed Blackbird - Appleton, Niagara County
4/10/18 4:42 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (10 Apr 2018) 390 Raptors
4/9/18 9:15 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (09 Apr 2018) 840 Raptors
4/9/18 7:36 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (09 Apr 2018) 618 Raptors
4/9/18 3:06 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Honeoye Lake Waterbirds
4/9/18 12:04 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] Delaware Park Lk.
4/9/18 11:36 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] BOS Count - northwestern Niagara County - Trumpeter Swans, Raven, others
4/9/18 11:23 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] BOS count Portland, NY
4/9/18 8:23 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Silver Lskr, Wyoming County
4/9/18 7:46 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Eagles, mergansers and more
4/8/18 7:30 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Horned Grebes - Olcott, NY
4/8/18 7:29 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (08 Apr 2018) 920 Raptors
4/8/18 6:51 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Delaware Park Lk.
4/8/18 6:08 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Bluebirds on nest
4/8/18 6:08 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Today's BOS Count
4/8/18 3:22 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Field Sparrow
4/8/18 9:36 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] ~10 Fish Crows, buffalo
4/8/18 4:21 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hemlock/Honeoye Migrants
4/7/18 8:14 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (07 Apr 2018) 230 Raptors
4/7/18 4:14 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Geneseo & Cuylerville
4/7/18 3:06 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (07 Apr 2018) 1014 Raptors
4/6/18 9:22 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] Howland's Island
4/6/18 9:17 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] GeneseeBirds-L Digest, Vol 177, Issue 10
4/6/18 7:53 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] GeneseeBirds-L Digest, Vol 177, Issue 10
4/6/18 7:41 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (05 Apr 2018) 762 Raptors
4/6/18 6:18 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] American Bittern
4/6/18 2:34 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Van tours with Montezuma Audubon Staff!
4/5/18 6:43 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 05 Apr 2018
4/5/18 6:24 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] 4/5/18 Burger Park - 4;30 PM or so
4/5/18 3:01 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] ticks
4/5/18 2:30 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (05 Apr 2018) 340 Raptors
4/5/18 2:29 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] protect your dogs from ticks and Lyme disease
4/5/18 1:57 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] protect your dogs from ticks and Lyme disease
4/5/18 1:46 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] ticks
4/5/18 1:31 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] ticks
4/5/18 1:28 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] ticks
4/5/18 11:52 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] same stuff
4/4/18 8:26 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (04 Apr 2018) 1196 Raptors
4/4/18 8:01 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (03 Apr 2018) Raptors
4/4/18 4:44 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (04 Apr 2018) 120 Raptors
4/3/18 5:29 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (03 Apr 2018) Raptors
4/3/18 2:32 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] L. Morin Park, Monday Apr 2
4/3/18 8:01 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] GeneseeBirds-L Digest, Vol 176, Issue 48
4/2/18 7:14 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (02 Apr 2018) 2560 Raptors
4/2/18 5:11 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Cattaraugus County - Winter Wren
4/2/18 4:48 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Common Raven
4/2/18 4:40 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (02 Apr 2018) 2472 Raptors
4/2/18 10:58 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Found earing at ball park hawkcount
4/1/18 8:55 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (01 Apr 2018) 956 Raptors
4/1/18 8:35 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (31 Mar 2018) 1338 Raptors
4/1/18 4:39 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch for 31 March
4/1/18 4:28 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (01 Apr 2018) 1442 Raptors
4/1/18 12:02 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (31 Mar 2018) 2170 Raptors
4/1/18 9:54 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Geneseo: Sandhill Crane
4/1/18 9:35 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Fw: BOS-- No Fooling -- we want you to go birding next Sunday -- April Count needs help!
4/1/18 3:02 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Lakeshore and nearby west toHamlin - 3/31/18- Blue-winged Teal
3/31/18 5:34 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (29 Mar 2018) 1 Raptors
3/31/18 4:54 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Lake Ontario Plain field trip, Saturday
3/31/18 6:51 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (30 Mar 2018) 65 Raptors
3/30/18 7:43 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (30 Mar 2018) 489 Raptors
3/30/18 7:27 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (29 Mar 2018) Raptors
3/30/18 6:36 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] 3/30/18 Friday afternoon birding
3/30/18 3:22 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Heads up, TICKS!
3/30/18 5:40 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Pine Siskin @ Letchworth
3/29/18 9:42 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] White Fronts, Snowies...
3/29/18 6:39 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 29 Mar 2018
3/29/18 5:15 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Gulls on Irondequoit Bay
3/29/18 4:37 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] White Fronts, Snowies...
3/29/18 11:00 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] White Fronts, Snowies...
3/29/18 7:06 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] FW: [Tws-l] New Professional and Graduate Training Courses at SMSC
3/28/18 9:15 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (28 Mar 2018) 6 Raptors
3/28/18 8:54 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (27 Mar 2018) 291 Raptors
3/28/18 7:01 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Geneseo airfield: GW Teal, SE Owls et al
3/28/18 1:14 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (28 Mar 2018) 5 Raptors
3/28/18 9:17 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] this Saturaday's annual BOS Lake Ontario Plain field trip
3/28/18 8:40 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] this Saturaday's annual BOS Lake Ontario Plain field trip
3/27/18 4:37 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (27 Mar 2018) 32 Raptors
3/27/18 1:55 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] West lakeshore
3/27/18 11:04 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] Great Egret at Braddock Bay Salmon Creek
3/27/18 10:33 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Great Egret at Braddock Bay Salmon Creek
3/27/18 10:14 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hemlock Redpoll
3/27/18 8:14 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Spring programs at Montezuma Audubon Center
3/27/18 6:15 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] BOS Lake Ontario Plain Field Trip this Saturday
3/26/18 8:06 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (26 Mar 2018) 990 Raptors
3/26/18 6:06 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (26 Mar 2018) 229 Raptors
3/25/18 8:01 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (25 Mar 2018) 54 Raptors
3/25/18 2:01 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (25 Mar 2018) 95 Raptors
3/24/18 7:50 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (24 Mar 2018) 46 Raptors
3/24/18 6:10 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Cattaraugus County - Short-eared Owl
3/24/18 6:00 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (24 Mar 2018) 253 Raptors
3/24/18 1:17 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Snow Geese in Avon, New York!
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Date: 4/23/18 5:45 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] Pond near Chaffee jammed with water birds. Need Help to record these!
Hi Lewis,



A quick look in eBird shows the wet area is being observed and recorded. Take a look at the following checklists for species and counts over the last couple of days:



4/22/2018 at 5:00 PM: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44851646 (Ozzerina Gall)

4/22/2018 at 4:10 PM: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44839910 (Sue Barth, Chris and Joey Bertola)

4/21/2018 at 4:29 PM: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44793450 (Jim Wojewodzki)

4/21/2018 at 3:21 PM: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44798435 (Sue Barth)



Good birding!

~ Sue

Sue Barth
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Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Pond near Chaffee jammed with water birds. Need Help to record these!



Just off the east side or Route 16 about 1/2 mile south of Chaffee is a vernal pond in an agricultural field I saw Horned Grebes, many ducks, Yellowlegs and many more unidentified species. Unfortunately my wife was rushed and would not let me stop for a better look.

This pond was jammed with water birds and waders Should anyone be in this area please check it out!

Lewis Crowell

East Aurora, NY





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Date: 4/22/18 8:24 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Pond near Chaffee jammed with water birds. Need Help to record these!
     Just off the east side or Route 16 about 1/2
mile south of Chaffee is a vernal pond in an
agricultural field
I saw Horned Grebes, many ducks, Yellowlegs and
many more unidentified species.  Unfortunately my
wife was rushed and would not let me stop for a
better look.
    This pond was jammed with water birds and
waders    Should anyone be in this area  please
check it out!
Lewis Crowell
East Aurora, NY


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Date: 4/22/18 7:54 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (22 Apr 2018) 572 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 22, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 1 2
Turkey Vulture 365 12769 15243
Osprey 3 14 16
Bald Eagle 2 82 116
Northern Harrier 10 99 127
Sharp-shinned Hawk 53 475 507
Cooper's Hawk 2 39 97
Northern Goshawk 0 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 60 249
Broad-winged Hawk 119 229 229
Red-tailed Hawk 12 396 720
Rough-legged Hawk 1 11 35
Golden Eagle 0 0 2
American Kestrel 5 63 82
Merlin 0 5 7
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 4
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: 572 14244 17437
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Greg Lawrence

Observers: Brad Carlson, Daena Ford, Ed Sailer, Mike Tetlow

Visitors:
Many including a cub scout pack from Hilton, a girl scout troop from
Honeoye Falls, and the Buffalo Ornithological Society/Rochester Birding
Association joint trip.


Weather:
SW winds overnight quickly switched to NW to start the day, shifting to NNE
for the rest of the day, far from ideal wind conditions here. Clear skies
and sun made for a nice day, with tougher viewing conditions.

Raptor Observations:
Some Turkey Vulture movement, some more Broad-wings and Sharpies, but
things slowed considerably when the winds shifted to NNE away from a
westerly component. Generally a disappointing flight, but we're still not
getting ideal conditions.

Non-raptor Observations:
A Common Moorhen spotted by a member of the BOS trip was around all day.
My dad also spotted an American Bittern in the afternoon that landed and
started calling, which was fun to see through the scope. Two Sandhill
Cranes, a Brown Thrasher, and some Pine Siskins were also highlights.
Overall, some new arrivals in the area with some good movement the night
before. Full list: ebird.org/view/checklist/S44851536

Predictions:
Sunny with light S winds tomorrow morning, switching to ENE in the
afternoon. Could have some birds in the morning, but not ideal winds
really. Tuesday looks much more promising with partly cloudy skies and SSE
winds. Wednesday and Thursday look poor with rain and poor wind
conditions. Friday looks good at the moment with sun and SW winds during
the day before rain in the evening.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Greg Lawrence (<glawrence21...>)
Braddock Bay information may be found at:
http://www.bbrr.org/


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Date: 4/22/18 1:00 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Geneseo
I went over to the Cuylerville field areas yesterday, then to the fields and pond north of the Geneseo airfield. Three Kingfishers and 5 or 6 Rough-winged Swallows were chasing about in what looked some courting activity be nesting locationsalong the steep bank of the Genesee.
Birds of interest included:
Between Jones Bridge and Perry Rds.:
N.Pintail 15
N. Harrier 1
Am. Kestrel 1
E. Meadowlark 1

Near the airfield and Genesee River:

Canada Goose 6 (2 on nests)
Wood Duck 2 (pair)
N. Shoveler 2 (pair)
N. Shoveler 2 (pair)
Pied-billed Grebe 1
T. Vulture 3
L. Yellowlegs 1
RB Gull 20
B. Kingfisher 3
E. Phoebe 1
Horned Lark 2
N. Rough-winged Swallow 5
Barn Swallow 1
Carolina Wren 1
Am. Robin 2
Song Sparrow 3
RW Blackbird 5

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Date: 4/21/18 10:38 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] 28 Snowies
4-21-18, Buffalo Waterfront (same route as yesterday...) 28 Snowies -
2 - West Breakwater
4 - Old    """"""""""
17 - South  """""""
5 on drift ice (4 at SB Harbor & 1 where Old & South Breakwaters meet).
Both today & at least yesterday there were probably at least a few that were hidden on the west side of the walls & also in the Corps of Engineers Disposal Area #4 (by the S. entrance of the harbor). Apparently there's been a  fair amount of publicity about the Owls so it's probably best they're leaving before someone... Anyway it's been quite an adventure along ~a 2 mile stretch of shore. It'll be a cold day in April before it happens again. Thanks to Josh, Alec & Kevin for the inspiration.

Peter
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Date: 4/21/18 10:11 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (21 Apr 2018) 1378 Raptors-Calurus Red-tailed Hawk, first Broad-wings of the year
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 21, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 1 2
Turkey Vulture 851 12404 14878
Osprey 3 11 13
Bald Eagle 6 80 114
Northern Harrier 39 89 117
Sharp-shinned Hawk 228 422 454
Cooper's Hawk 5 37 95
Northern Goshawk 0 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 2 60 249
Broad-winged Hawk 110 110 110
Red-tailed Hawk 116 384 708
Rough-legged Hawk 3 10 34
Golden Eagle 0 0 2
American Kestrel 14 58 77
Merlin 1 5 7
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 4
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: 1378 13672 16865
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Observation start time: 08:15:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 7.75 hours

Official Counter: Greg Lawrence

Observers: Bridget Watts

Visitors:
Only twelve on a sunny Saturday but good to see some new faces intrigued by
the good hawk flight.


Weather:
Moderate WNW winds all day with clear skies (Blue Sky of Death) and a high
of 13C.

Raptor Observations:
We finally had our first Broad-winged Hawks of the year and had a decent
Red-tailed flight too with a dark morph adult Calurus type fly over. Turkey
Vultures were the most abundant bird today, but Sharp-shinned Hawks were
very numerous as well. A couple Rough-legged Hawks were a nice treat as
well.

Non-raptor Observations:
A cooperative Red-throated Loon was nice, plus we had a few more non-Tree
Swallows around. Still lots of Common Loons on the ponds nearby. Full
list: ebird.org/view/checklist/S44809870

Predictions:
Tomorrow looks warmer and very sunny with N winds all day, so there may be
a bit of movement, but not ideal conditions. Monday looks decent early
with warmer temps and ESE winds in the morning shifting to ENE later.
Tuesday looks like the best day (before lots of rain on Wednesday) early on
in the week with SSE winds and warm temps.
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Report submitted by Greg Lawrence (<glawrence21...>)
Braddock Bay information may be found at:
http://www.bbrr.org/


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Date: 4/21/18 9:35 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (20 Apr 2018) 596 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 20, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 1 2
Turkey Vulture 571 11553 14027
Osprey 1 8 10
Bald Eagle 3 74 108
Northern Harrier 8 50 78
Sharp-shinned Hawk 5 194 226
Cooper's Hawk 0 32 90
Northern Goshawk 0 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 58 247
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 5 268 592
Rough-legged Hawk 0 7 31
Golden Eagle 0 0 2
American Kestrel 3 44 63
Merlin 0 4 6
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 4
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: 596 12294 15487
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Observation start time: 08:15:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 7.75 hours

Official Counter: Mike Tetlow

Observers: Nick Pusateri

Visitors:
Special huge thank you to Mike Tetlow for covering the watch today! Also,
a special thanks to a group from MVP health care who came out today as well
as Dr. Nathan Kleist's ornithology class from SUNY Brockport.


Weather:
fairly strong NW winds w/ high temps of 8C, partly cloudy skies with the
sun poking through most of the day.

Raptor Observations:
Mostly Turkey Vultures but handful of other raptors mixed in.

Non-raptor Observations:
Two Red-throated Loons, Glaucous and Iceland (Kumlien's) Gulls, and the
continuing Northern Shrike that's still hanging around.

Predictions:
Tomorrow looks alright with some sun and WNW winds. Sunday looks warmer
and very sunny with N winds all day, so there may be a bit of movement, but
not ideal conditions. Monday looks decent early with warmer temps and ESE
winds in the morning shifting to ENE later. Tuesday looks like the best day
(before lots of rain on Wednesday) early on in the week with SSE winds and
warm temps.
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Report submitted by Greg Lawrence (<glawrence21...>)
Braddock Bay information may be found at:
http://www.bbrr.org/


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Date: 4/21/18 7:40 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (21 Apr 2018) 475 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 21, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 2 2
Turkey Vulture 187 8255 12773
Osprey 5 38 38
Bald Eagle 12 25 50
Northern Harrier 2 10 12
Sharp-shinned Hawk 16 135 143
Cooper's Hawk 13 31 43
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 15 44
Broad-winged Hawk 177 181 181
Red-tailed Hawk 59 157 294
Rough-legged Hawk 0 2 6
Golden Eagle 1 1 1
American Kestrel 2 11 14
Merlin 0 1 2
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 3 3
Unknown Buteo 0 0 11
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 5 7

Total: 475 8872 13625
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Bob DeLeon

Observers: Donna Deleon

Weather:
A bit cold with light variable winds.

Raptor Observations:
Raptors spread across the sky.

Non-raptor Observations:

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Report submitted by Bob Deleon (<rldeleon...>)


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Date: 4/21/18 5:58 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Cattaraugus County - Bald Eagles
Hi,

I had 2 adult Bald Eagles over my fields today and one was quite low.
There's not much here to interest them except the remains of a buck that
was hit by a car in December and made it a hundred yards or so up the creek
before laying down but he's been pretty well picked over so I'm not sure
what they were after. There was an Osprey with the Eagles and a Red-tailed
not far behind. Also had a Northern Harrier, Red-shouldered and a TV. The
TV and the Red-shouldered are probably residents but the others seemed to
have been a short string of migrants. Also flushed a Wilson's Snipe.

The Kestrels here are on eggs and today was the first day that I've seen
Tree Swallows which is the latest they've arrived for as long as I've been
here. No Bluebirds yet.

Earlier today I had a Broad-winged Hawk and 3 pairs of Hermit Thrushes at
Golden Hill State Forest in Humphrey. Still lots of snow in the woods.

Images here:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/meadowsteward/with/40720065535/

Regards,

Jeff

jeffreed58ATgmail.com

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Date: 4/21/18 5:02 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Bluebirds
Most of the eggs/young of the 2 pair of Bluebirds nesting on my property have survived the miserable weather we've had. 3 of 4 young that hatched 4/16 survived and 4 of 5 eggs in the other nest hatched yesterday. Hopefully today's weather will hold and Spring will have finally arrived.
A pair of Tree swallows were copulating in an aspen tree this morning but I've seen no activity/nest building at a bird house yet.
There was a decent hawk flight at Braddock Bay today w/a good variety of raptors including the season's 1st Broadwings according to counter Greg Lawrence.
Kyle Gage
Canandaigua

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Date: 4/21/18 2:30 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hemlock Broad-winged Hawk
I was working out in the driveway around 4:45 PM when an adult Broad-wing flew right overhead at treetop level. Nice to have them back!

Bill Howe
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Date: 4/21/18 7:37 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] 44-47+ Snowies
Oops, sorry!

Sent from my iPad Air

> On Apr 21, 2018, at 6:53 AM, Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> wrote:
>
> The numbers just keep growing. Had a female oriole this more...just a brief stopover.
> Going to Catalina today...Too cold for Mt. Lemmon🤭
> See you later. Can we bring anything?
> Am
>
> Sent from my iPad Air
>
>> On Apr 20, 2018, at 11:39 PM, Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> wrote:
>>
>> 4-20-18, Buffalo waterfront -
>> 44-47+ Snowies (likely at least 1 or 2 were out of view) -
>> Erie Basin Marina Observation Tower -
>> 1 each on Donnelly's Pier (US Army Corps of Engineers web map calls it North Breakwater) & 1 on West Break-wall (USACE map = W. Breakwater).
>> ~75 C. Tern - ~25 feeding near end of Bird Island Pier & group of ~50 perched on Short Wall (USACE map = Old Breakwater Extension). No Tern colony destroying Fox on any break-wall but report any seen on any of the nest colony walls to the DEC.
>> Bell Slip - 4-6 on Old Breakwater. Probably 5 or 6 as 1 or 2 I think were only visible from Seaway Slip.
>> Small Boat Harbor (at Sledding Hill) - 27 on South Breakwater & 11 or 12 on drift ice.
>> 1 Caspian Tern
>> 1 Eagle - gave the Ring Bill colony some exercise.
>>
>> Peter
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>> 4-6 on Old Breakwater
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Date: 4/21/18 6:53 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] 44-47+ Snowies
The numbers just keep growing. Had a female oriole this more...just a brief stopover.
Going to Catalina today...Too cold for Mt. Lemmon🤭
See you later. Can we bring anything?
Am

Sent from my iPad Air

> On Apr 20, 2018, at 11:39 PM, Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> wrote:
>
> 4-20-18, Buffalo waterfront -
> 44-47+ Snowies (likely at least 1 or 2 were out of view) -
> Erie Basin Marina Observation Tower -
> 1 each on Donnelly's Pier (US Army Corps of Engineers web map calls it North Breakwater) & 1 on West Break-wall (USACE map = W. Breakwater).
> ~75 C. Tern - ~25 feeding near end of Bird Island Pier & group of ~50 perched on Short Wall (USACE map = Old Breakwater Extension). No Tern colony destroying Fox on any break-wall but report any seen on any of the nest colony walls to the DEC.
> Bell Slip - 4-6 on Old Breakwater. Probably 5 or 6 as 1 or 2 I think were only visible from Seaway Slip.
> Small Boat Harbor (at Sledding Hill) - 27 on South Breakwater & 11 or 12 on drift ice.
> 1 Caspian Tern
> 1 Eagle - gave the Ring Bill colony some exercise.
>
> Peter
> <henyoe131...>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> 4-6 on Old Breakwater
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Date: 4/20/18 11:40 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] 44-47+ Snowies
4-20-18, Buffalo waterfront -
44-47+ Snowies (likely at least 1 or 2 were out of view) -
Erie Basin Marina Observation Tower -
1 each on Donnelly's Pier (US Army Corps of Engineers web map calls it North Breakwater) & 1 on West Break-wall (USACE map = W. Breakwater).
~75 C. Tern - ~25 feeding near end of Bird Island Pier & group of ~50 perched on Short Wall (USACE map = Old Breakwater Extension). No Tern colony destroying Fox on any break-wall but report any seen on any of the nest colony walls to the DEC.
Bell Slip - 4-6 on Old Breakwater. Probably 5 or 6 as 1 or 2 I think were only visible from Seaway Slip.
Small Boat Harbor (at Sledding Hill) - 27 on South Breakwater & 11 or 12 on drift ice.
1 Caspian Tern
1 Eagle - gave the Ring Bill colony some exercise.

Peter
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Date: 4/20/18 6:29 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Fwd: [nysbirds-l] [cayugabirds-l] Fox Sparrows in Tompkins County (long)
Forwarding this message from Kevin McGowan - although the subject is about
Fox Sparrows, the bulk of the message discusses the Merlin Bird
Identification smartphone app from Cornell. I second Kevin's endorsement
of the app - it's a highly useful tool for not only bird identification
(especially with photos) but also now with localized information on bird
distribution & timing, with bar charts of occurrence based on eBird data
and 'uncommon' and 'rare' indicators, as well as excellent photographs and
samples of songs & calls.

Andy Guthrie
Hamlin, NY



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From: Kevin J. McGowan <kjm2...>
Date: Fri, Apr 20, 2018 at 8:35 PM
Subject: Re:[nysbirds-l] [cayugabirds-l] Fox Sparrows in Tompkins County
(long)
To: CAYUGABIRDS-L <CAYUGABIRDS-L...>, NYSBIRDS-L <
<NYSBIRDS-L...>


I've still got a few Fox Sparrows, too. I can't ever remember waking up to
them singing in my yard for over a week before. It always seemed that a few
would be present a few days in the spring and fall, and that was it.


No doubt our lingering winter is to blame. They don't go far south for the
winter, but they go pretty far north to breed, so it makes sense that they
should be aware of local weather and be cautious before they make the final
move.


A fun new addition to the Merlin app (free!) for your phone is that when
you browse birds in a specific area, you see bar charts of the likelihood
of occurrence for the whole calendar year. You can find the same
information in eBird, but it takes more finagling to find it there. In
Merlin, go to "Explore Birds" from the main screen, go up to the icon at
the top that looks like lines and spots, click "Likely Birds," then filter
by your current location and date. I suggest using "Family - Most Likely."
That puts all the sparrows together, all the ducks, etc. Scroll down to the
sparrows, and there, 11th on the list is Fox Sparrow. You can see by the
bar chart that it's never abundant, but that it's usually seen in March and
April, and that we're getting to the end of the narrow window when they
normally occur.


If you browse the sparrows, you see that the next most/least likely sparrow
here this time of year is White-crowned. But, comparing the two bar charts
shows that Fox Sparrows should be on their way out, while White-crowns
should just be coming in.


Also interesting, if you browse farther down the list, is that we have just
gone through the peak time of Vesper Sparrow reports. And, unlike the other
two species, they breed here! But, apparently they show up more on eBird
checklists during April as they arrive and can't get to their breeding
grounds yet, what with the snow and all, and show up in parking lots and
roadsides the way they have done this last week or two. There have been
dozens of Vesper Sparrow reports all over the county this last week and a
half, and that perfectly reflects the bar chart in Merlin based on ebird
checklists.


I've been a half-hearted endorser of Merlin over the last few years
because, frankly, I don't need the help identifying birds. But, the app is
becoming much more than what it started as, and it's growing all the time.
It's now one of the fastest and easiest portals to finding what birds are
to be expected at a specific time of year, pretty much everywhere in the
world. Soon it is going to be a reference source for birds all over the
world, with photos, songs, and maps. Already it covers all of the US and
Canada, Mexico, and most of Central America, as well as parts of Colombia
and northwestern Europe. And it's growing every day.


I did a West Coast business trip in February, and I used Merlin to tell me
what birds to expect in the places I visited. I went to Oregon, and Merlin
told me that Acorn Woodpeckers would be common in Medford, west of the
Cascade Mountains, but would be rare in Klamath Falls, east of the
mountains. It told me that I'd be seeing California Quail all along most of
my drive to San Diego, but when I went to Joshua Tree National Park, I
would be seeing Gambel's Quail.


So, just a head's up to the birding community. The Cornell Lab's Merin app
is not just some cute toy for beginners. (Although, it did get my
bird-averse sister to start liking looking at birds.) It's becoming a
powerful tool for traveling birders to use all over the world. Currently,
it only has photos, maps, and information for the areas I mentioned above.
But, it already can give you a list of the most likely birds you will see
anywhere on earth. Well, anywhere there are eBird checklists. But, every
eBird checklist you put in from some exotic locale helps the program refine
its results and improve the accuracy of its predictions. And, every photo
you upload to an eBird checklist from a foreign location gets Merlin closer
to being able to identify that species from photos, and closer to having
photos available in the app.


Latin America has an avid and active birding presence, so we can expect big
strides there in the near future. But, it also has the most diverse and
complex suite of birds on the planet, so, that's a hurdle. I personally
hope that southern and eastern Europe will be covered completely soon (I
have a trip there scheduled in late June), but it seems that India is going
to jump ahead in the line ahead of other expected regions.


Indian birders have enthusiastically embraced eBird the last couple of
years, and they're pumping sightings and photos into the database. I spoke
to someone in Oregon at the bird festival I was attending (Winter Wings)
who was from India. He wanted to show me his photos from birding in India
(very nice), and I told him to put them into checklists in eBird because
every photo uploaded for a species (especially good ones like his) put
Merin a step closer to getting the identification program to being able to
ID it, but also that every photo gets the bird guide portion closer to
being able to offer it to the regular folks. He responded that he thought
that was awesome, and that he knew that the people in the bird clubs in
India would be excited to contribute.


So, as New Yorkers say, Excelsior! Ever upward! Honestly, I've been birding
since the lat 1960s and early 1970s, about 50 years. There has never been
such a great time to be a birder as right now. You can get spectacular
binoculars and scopes for relatively cheap. Birding references are abundant
(including the courses I've created at https://academy.allaboutbirds.
org/course-list/). You can find out almost real-time information about what
rare birds are where. You have information on your phone about what birds
are likely anywhere on earth, and you can actually have your phone make a
tentative identification from a photo you took with that phone. As he said
in the Princess Bride, "Inconceivable!" We may very well be living in the
best of all conceivable worlds.


Kevin

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*Subject:* [cayugabirds-l] Fox Sparrows

I now have 2 Fox Sparrows! They’ve been here for two days now. I had one
about five years ago which stayed for minutes. I don’t get great numbers
of birds like you do in the Ithaca area. I’m delighted.
I also just had a flock of Cedar Waxwings sitting in a tall maple. Now and
then they would hawk insects .

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Date: 4/20/18 5:09 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (20 Apr 2018) 312 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 20, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 2 2
Turkey Vulture 281 8068 12586
Osprey 1 33 33
Bald Eagle 1 13 38
Northern Harrier 0 8 10
Sharp-shinned Hawk 7 119 127
Cooper's Hawk 4 18 30
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 4 14 43
Broad-winged Hawk 2 4 4
Red-tailed Hawk 11 98 235
Rough-legged Hawk 1 2 6
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 9 12
Merlin 0 1 2
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 3 3
Unknown Buteo 0 0 11
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 5 7

Total: 312 8397 13150
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:45:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 5.25 hours

Official Counter: Jerry Thurn

Observers:

Visitors:
None


Weather:
The morning started out at 0.0C, and 100% cloud cover. Wind at Beaufort 4
with a NNW component. The day improved to a high temp of 5.0C, and dark
blue sky by the end of the count period. The wind gradually veering to the
WNW.

Raptor Observations:
Raptor movement did not really start until 11-12 EST with a few TVs. The
afternoon brought nice small kettles of TVs with a mix of Sharp-shinns,
Red-tails, and Red-shoulders. Nice views of a light morph Rough-legged,
with dark carpal patches and dark primary tips. One Osprey and one adult
Bald Eagle picked up the watch enthusiasm. Only 2 Broad-wings today, but
they should be coming through the pipe-line soon.

Non-raptor Observations:
Small flight of Common Loons, several Double-crested Cormorants, lots of
Ring-billed Gulls heading inland from the lake Erie shore. Farmers inland
must be turning over (plowing) their farm fields.

Predictions:
National Weather Service Office; Saturday, April 21; Sunny, with a high
temp near 48F. West wind 5-9 mph. It could turn out to be the start of
several days of good to excellent migration weather for raptors.
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Date: 4/20/18 7:38 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Geneseo: C. Waxwings and Chipping Sparrow
There was a flock of about 50 Cedar Waxwings near the visitor’s loop on the SUNY campus this morning; also in nearby evergreens my first Chipping Sparrow of the season.

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Date: 4/20/18 6:16 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Peter's sighting of 37 Snowys in "Snowyville"
Enjoyed reading your 19 April update and the amazing new numbers of Snowy
Owls seen yesterday. We were there on the 18th, and managed to see 8-9
Snowys from the SW tip of the Buffalo Harbor State Park only, never making
it up to the harbor area yet since the wind was so bitterly cold wind
coming from the west, we lasted only an hour there. Maybe today we'll go
again? You mentioned the Seaway slip; WHERE is that? Thanks for your great
reports!
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Date: 4/19/18 11:19 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] ~37 Snowies - apparently
4-19-18, Small Boat Harbor & "Seaway Slip" (To the late day photographer driving the silvery gray BMW X3 [HPS-4392] - you could have had great photos had you waited out the brief flurry & especially stalked the bird instead of spooking it 3 times. Like us once riled they're less likely to allow close approach) - 
~37 Snowies - apparently. 5 or 6 were on the outer harbor ice w/the rest (as usual) on the 2 long break walls. ~were 26 visible from 1 position (at SBH)  then 3 more from a 2nd position ~150' away. Then after ~a 20 minute interval 7 more were seen (out on wall) from the "Seaway Slip" (the old, big parking lot where the shorebirds were last fall - just S. of Wilkeson Point). It's possible that these last 7 were repeats having been flushed there by a Peregrine, the ice boom boat or...but I don't think so in that scope vibration & distance were making "Old Breakwater" (US Army Corps of Engineers names - most of "South Breakwater" was fairly easy) viewing from the SBH area difficult. Anyway at this rate we'll soon be approaching Brian's #s making it as much fun as Merlinville was 12+ yrs. ago so maybe we should call this area "Snowyville".

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Date: 4/19/18 8:12 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (19 Apr 2018) 52 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 19, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 1 2
Turkey Vulture 42 10982 13456
Osprey 0 7 9
Bald Eagle 1 71 105
Northern Harrier 1 42 70
Sharp-shinned Hawk 5 189 221
Cooper's Hawk 0 32 90
Northern Goshawk 0 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 58 247
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 2 263 587
Rough-legged Hawk 0 7 31
Golden Eagle 0 0 2
American Kestrel 1 41 60
Merlin 0 4 6
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 4
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 11698 14891
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Official Counter: Greg Lawrence

Observers:

Visitors:
Thanks to Carol, Hugh, and Candy for stopping by on this chilly day.


Weather:
Cold (3C high) w/ NNW winds all day and intermittent snow showers.
Generally a miserable day for hawk migration, but that's typical of the
early season. What's that? It's April 19th??? And it is still cold and
snowy?

I'm told it winter will end soon...

Raptor Observations:
Some Turkey Vultures decided to pass through as well as a handful of other
raptors.

Non-raptor Observations:
Two Sandhill Cranes, a Glaucous Gull, and two unidentified flying
shorebirds. Also had two small flocks (5, and 17) of Northern Pintail,
which, along with the weather, are reminiscent of an early March day. Full
list: ebird.org/view/checklist/S44736779

Predictions:
Some bird may move tomorrow with some sun breaking through, some warmer
(slightly) temperatures and WNW winds. Saturday and Sunday look sunnier,
but with more northerly winds. Monday and Tuesday are warmer with some
southerly component in the winds.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Greg Lawrence (<glawrence21...>)
Braddock Bay information may be found at:
http://www.bbrr.org/


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Date: 4/19/18 7:08 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Common Loon on Long Pond Road
I went to Unity hospital today and observed a Common Loon and a Horned Grebe (I think got one quick look at it then I couldn’t find it again) The Loon was just swimming around. They were both in the small pond by the entrance road to the hospital.

Robin Salsbury
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Date: 4/19/18 5:57 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 19 Apr 2018
- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 04/19/2018
* NYBU1804.19
- Birds mentioned

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SNOWY OWL
COMMON LOON
FOX SPARROW
Red-throated Loon
Horned Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
D.-crest. Cormorant
American Bittern
Wood Duck
Red-br. Merganser
Virginia Rail
Greater Yellowlegs
American Woodcock
Bonaparte's Gull
Glaucous Gull
Caspian Tern
Common Tern
Forster's Tern
Red-bellied Wdpkr.
Yellow-b. Sapsucker
Northern Flicker
Eastern Phoebe
Purple Martin
Tree Swallow
N. Rough-w. Swallow
Bank Swallow
Barn Swallow
Brown Creeper
Winter Wren
Golden-cr. Kinglet
Hermit Thrush
Northern Mockingbird
Brown Thrasher
Yellow-r. Warbler
Pine Warbler
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-thr. Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Rusty Blackbird
Purple Finch
Pine Siskin

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Hotline: Buffalo Bird Report at the Buffalo Museum of Science
Date: 04/19/2018
Number: 716-896-1271
To Report: Same
Compiler: David F. Suggs
Coverage: Western New York and adjacent Ontario
Website: www.BuffaloOrnithologicalSociety.org

Thursday, April 19, 2018

The Buffalo Bird Report is a service provided
by your Buffalo Museum of Science and the
Buffalo Ornithological Society. To contact the
Science Museum, call 896-5200. Press the pound
key to report sightings before the end of this
report.

Highlights of reports received April 12 through
April 19 from the Niagara Frontier Region.

Snow, ice and rain grounded and exposed many
migrants this week.

Whether migrant fallouts or a concentration of
lingering winter birds, a record count of 22 to
26 SNOWY OWLS on the Buffalo waterfront. The
owls were viewed at dusk from the former Small
Boat Harbor, now Buffalo Harbor State Park, on
April 17 and 18.

Also on the waterfront and across the region, a
fallout of COMMON LOONS. Seventy COMMON LOONS
and one RED-THROATED LOON inside the breakwall
at the Small Boat Harbor, 30 COMMON LOONS with
40 HORNED GREBES and one RED-NECKED GREBE at
Tifft Nature Preserve and five COMMON LOONS on
a small pond south of the Williamsville North
High School. Single COMMON LOONS reported from
Buffalo to Genesee County, and three grounded
COMMON LOONS rescued from roadways on Grand
Island.

More fallouts included 14 FOX SPARROWS at
Forest Lawn in Buffalo and 18 EASTERN PHOEBES
at Tifft Nature Preserve. Other reports
included YELLOW-B. SAPSUCKER, RED-BELLIED
WDPKR., NORTHERN FLICKER, PURPLE MARTIN, TREE
SWALLOW, N. ROUGH-W. SWALLOW, BANK SWALLOW,
BARN SWALLOW, BROWN CREEPER, WINTER WREN,
GOLDEN-CR. KINGLET, HERMIT THRUSH, NORTHERN
MOCKINGBIRD, BROWN THRASHER, PINE WARBLER,
YELLOW-R. WARBLER, EASTERN TOWHEE, CHIPPING
SPARROW, SAVANNAH SPARROW, SONG SPARROW, SWAMP
SPARROW, WHITE-THR. SPARROW, DARK-EYED JUNCO,
RUSTY BLACKBIRD, PURPLE FINCH and PINE SISKIN.

On the waterfront and Niagara River - GLAUCOUS
GULL, COMMON TERN, CASPIAN TERN and flocks of
BONAPARTE'S GULLS and RED-BR. MERGANSERS. At
Dunkirk Harbor - FORSTER'S TERN, 250
BONAPARTE'S GULLS and 750 DOUBLE-CRESTED
CORMORANTS.

Also this week - AMERICAN BITTERN and VIRGINIA
RAIL at Tifft Nature Preserve. COMMON MOORHEN
at the Berry Road Marsh in Chautauqua County.
GREATER YELLOWLEGS at Kumpf marsh in the
Iroquois Refuge. AMERICAN WOODCOCK at Beaver
Island State Park on Grand Island. And, pairs
of WOOD DUCKS on a yard pond in North
Tonawanda.

The Bird Report will be updated Thursday
evening, April 26. 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: 4/19/18 5:52 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (19 Apr 2018) 11 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 19, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 2 2
Turkey Vulture 10 7787 12305
Osprey 0 32 32
Bald Eagle 0 12 37
Northern Harrier 1 8 10
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 112 120
Cooper's Hawk 0 14 26
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 10 39
Broad-winged Hawk 0 2 2
Red-tailed Hawk 0 87 224
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 5
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 9 12
Merlin 0 1 2
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 3 3
Unknown Buteo 0 0 11
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 5 7

Total: 11 8085 12838
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:45:00
Observation end time: 13:00:00
Total observation time: 4.25 hours

Official Counter: Sue Barth

Observers:

Visitors:
Nada


Weather:
Today's temperature averaged 35, well below the norm. The cold, northerly
winds and intermittent snow didn't make for a very good day.

Raptor Observations:
Shortly after I arrived, a Northern Harrier came by flying nice and low
giving false hope for a good day. Although I hung in there for over 4
hours, I only recorded 2 species of migrants: 10 Turkey Vultures and the
harrier. A few local raptors broke up the monotony: a Red-tailed Hawk,
Sharp-shinned Hawk, Osprey eating a fish, an American Kestrel (perched atop
"Fran's tree"?), and a Merlin making a pass at the passerines hanging out
by the pond.

Non-raptor Observations:
Common Loons and Turkey Vultures were going neck-to-neck throughout the day
and I was sure they were going to tie! At the end of the last hour, though,
two TVs came sauntering through, giving those vultures a count of 10 and
the loons a count of 8.

I saw a few new spring arrivals at the pond and along the wooded areas: 4
Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers, a male Eastern Towhee, 3 Savannah Sparrows, 2
Field Sparrows, 5 Blue-winged Teal, a pair of phoebes, and 2 Yellow-rumped
Warblers.

My complete eBird checklist can be seen at: <a
href="https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44735180" title="complete
checklist" target="_blank">https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44735180</a>.

Predictions:
This is a tough one. The winds will be predominantly from the north with a
westerly component - not the south winds we're waiting for. Still, we're
finally going to warm up a bit (yay!). With a bit warmer temps and hardly
any precipitation in the forecast, it should be a better day than today
was. The birds are probably itching to fly, so it could even be better than
what this mix would normally get.
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Report submitted by Sue Barth (<suebarth...>)


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Date: 4/19/18 2:21 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Sandy Bottom Park Waterfowl and Swallows
This afternoon I stopped at the north end of Honeoye Lake to see what water
birds were there. It was snowing of course.... Still a good assortment of
ducks with >250 mixed scaup (12 Greaters tripped the eBird filter so I
guess it's starting to get late for any numbers of those in a normal
spring), 20+ Ruddies, a dozen Red-breasted Mergansers, and one imm. male
White-winged Scoter. Also 3 Common Loons. Horned Grebe numbers have
dropped, with only 9. Out on the lake were easily 200 swallows plus
another 30 or so in the marsh. Mostly Trees but quite a few Barn Swallows
and at least 2 Rough-wings.

List at: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44730398

Bill Howe
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Date: 4/19/18 11:48 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Directions to Buffalo Snowies
Several people inquiring -
Just search Buffalo Harbor State Park. I look from ~the SW base of the partly fenced in new sledding hill & as close to the water as you can get to check as much of the breakwall(s) to the north as you can. Ideally choose a low 30s, cloudy, windless day to avoid heat waves & scope vibration to see as many as possible. There's probably several more visible on the other side of the grain elevators or to the NW (along Furhman Blvd.) at the Bell Slip, Times Beach... Also/especially the observation tower at the NW end of Erie Basin Marina. They start to move around towards sunset. 
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Date: 4/19/18 11:10 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Conesus lake: Martins and Barn Swallows
Emily Conable reported to me yesterday that flocks of both Purple Martins and Barn Swallows showed up yesterday in the Eagle Point area, off West Lake Rd. along Conesus Lake.

Jim Kimball
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Date: 4/19/18 9:17 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Western Meadowlark
The Western Meadowlark was still present on Armitage Road this morning. It was singing from about 8:40 to 9 am. It was heard first in trees near the house nearest to Olmstead Road and on the south side of Armitage Rd., so in Seneca County, then had a visual of a singing bird (but with its back to us, darn!) in the trees near the house closest to Wiley Road and on the north side of Armitage, so in Wayne County. It was last seen and heard flying north. It seemed to be exhibiting territorial behavior, namely singing from treetops and flying in a (partial) circle around us. The song seemed slightly different from the one that Jay McGowan attached to his ebird checklist from last weekend. Jay, if you want to hear my cellphone audio, send me your phone number.

Pat Martin
>
>stakeout Western Meadowlark, Armitage Rd., Savannah (2018), Wayne, New York, US
>Apr 19, 2018 8:26 AM - 9:02 AM
>Protocol: Traveling
>0.227 mile(s)
>10 species
>
>Ring-billed Gull 20
>Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1 Drumming
>American Crow 1
>American Robin 2
>European Starling 2
>Song Sparrow 2
>Northern Cardinal 1
>Western Meadowlark 1 Visual of singing bird. Audio obtained. Bird was singing from trees on both sides of the road. Had its back to us and flew before I could get a picture.
>Eastern Meadowlark 0 Did not hear any singing on this cold, snow-on-the-ground morning.
>Red-winged Blackbird 2
>House Sparrow 2
>
>View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44717356
>
>This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)

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Date: 4/19/18 8:55 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Magee Marsh bus trip with the Cornell Lab
Genesee Birders:

There is still space left on the bus to Magee Marsh with the Spring Field Ornithology class. Magee is known as "the warbler capital of North America" and we are likely to see 25-30 species of warblers, plus hordes of other birds (and birders :))

The bus leaves the morning of Friday, May 11th, and returns on Sunday evening, May 13th. This year, the schedule will allow 2 mornings on the boardwalk, doubling the odds of a great migrant show.

See details here:
http://www.birds.cornell.edu/sfo/magee-marsh-trip

Email <sfo_class...><mailto:<sfo_class...> or call 607-254-2165 if you have questions.

Marc Devokaitis and Leo Sack
Cornell Lab of Ornithology

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Date: 4/19/18 7:59 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (08 Apr 2018) 499 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 08, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 2 2 2
Turkey Vulture 493 5791 10309
Osprey 0 4 4
Bald Eagle 0 6 31
Northern Harrier 0 3 5
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 9 17
Cooper's Hawk 2 3 15
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 7 36
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 1 56 193
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 4
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 4 7
Merlin 0 0 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 0 11
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 1 3

Total: 499 5887 10640
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 14:30:00
Total observation time: 4.5 hours

Official Counter: Lewis Crowell

Observers:

Visitors:
None


Weather:
Breezy and cold with steady W to NW winds at 10 mph
No precipitation

Raptor Observations:
Turkey Vulture 493
Black Vulture 2
Red-Tailed Hawk 1
Coopers Hawk 2
American Kestrel 1

Non-raptor Observations:
Common Loon 1
1 Canada Goose
1 Wood Duck



Predictions:
Steady cold weather pattern with frequent frozen precipitation. No
significance changes from today.

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Date: 4/19/18 7:28 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Common Loons on Cranberry Pond in Greece 4/19/18 @ 8:00 AM
This morning at ~ 8:00 AM there were dozens of Common Loons on Cranberry Pond.Most were concentrated in the middle to west end  of the pond and near the north shore.Seen many eating small perch.
Also saw 1 horned Grebe towards the west end a few feet off the north shore and flocks of Buffleheads the entire length of the pond.
Bonnie LindenBraddock Bay
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Date: 4/18/18 11:06 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] 26 Snowies
4-18-18, Small Boat Harbor -
26 Snowy - 24 from 1 vantage point. Pretty sure all 26 would've been visible from the 2nd ~100' away point. Unfortunately most were out on breakwall w/the most distant ones to the north near the Tern colonies. None appeared quite as white as the bright sunshine lit Oakfield male of several weeks ago. Yesterday it was interesting to see 2 separate groups of 3 birds in each group ~2' apart from one another. Family groups or old acquaintances? Also a nearly horizontal bird facing the wind - should've stayed on that longer.
2 Night Heron
70 Loon - Nathan's exact count in the same area.
1im Glaucous (? seemed too big for Iceland) - on a remnant of the ice boom - thought it was all removed last week.

Peter, Barbara
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Date: 4/18/18 9:03 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (18 Apr 2018) 530 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 18, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 1 2
Turkey Vulture 437 10940 13414
Osprey 1 7 9
Bald Eagle 4 70 104
Northern Harrier 5 41 69
Sharp-shinned Hawk 48 184 216
Cooper's Hawk 3 32 90
Northern Goshawk 0 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 2 58 247
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 26 261 585
Rough-legged Hawk 1 7 31
Golden Eagle 0 0 2
American Kestrel 3 40 59
Merlin 0 4 6
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 4
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: 530 11646 14839
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Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Official Counter: Greg Lawrence

Observers: Bridget Watts, Nick Pusateri

Visitors:
Eight visitors today, including one from Maine.


Weather:
cold temperatures once again (4C high), with W winds all day and overcast
skies. In a normal year, this would've produced a decent flight on 18 Apr

Raptor Observations:
fair Turkey Vulture flight, but once again many just milling around and
roosting nearby. Bit of a Sharp-shinned Hawk flight as well ,with some
other Buteos mixed in including a couple Red-shoulders and a Rough-leg.
The flight really died off in the afternoon, despite generally unchanging
weather conditions. Turkey Vultures slowed down and stopped altogether,
and raptors became virtually nonexistent. One has to wonder if there just
aren't many birds in the pipeline due to the poor weather blocking their
movement, or if many just moved around us and the poor weather.

Non-raptor Observations:
A Ring-necked Pheasant stopped by the field next to the platform today. The
Northern Shrike appeared once again, and it is getting a bit late for it.
Fair amount of Loons flying over today (and good numbers around elsewhere-I
had 81 on Cranberry Pond later on). An Iceland (Kumlien's) Gull (really
been an excellent spring for these, and Glaucous and Lesser black-backed as
well) was in the gull flock around the bay, and I had three Common Terns
(my first this year) with a flock of Bonaparte's Gulls that came into the
bay. I had a couple Purple Martins with the Tree Swallows and a calling
Brown Thrasher as well. Full list: ebird.org/view/checklist/S44699066

Predictions:
Tomorrow looks poor with N winds and a chance of rain in the afternoon.
The weekend looks better with some warmer temperatures and more sun, but
still poor wind conditions for raptor movement.
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Report submitted by Greg Lawrence (<glawrence21...>)
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Date: 4/18/18 7:27 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] UB North Loons
Spent time around Baird Point today to look at the loons. Upon arrival I spotted 10 red heads and counted 27 loons in the West lake. As I headed over to the other pond I was greeted by what looked like a male peregrine coming in from the East directly overhead. I then joined Joe Fell Who had a red throated loon with 47 more commons. Also 9 scaup and numerous horned grebes with rb mergs.
John T.
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Date: 4/18/18 2:51 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Vitali Park in Lakeville
There were over 50 loons at the north end of Conesus Lake this afternoon. I saw three more as I drove down the east side of the lake. There were at least 10 Horned Grebes in breeding plumage and 3 Pied-billed Grebes near the loons. Lots of ducks made it an exciting, but really chilling, place to go birding.

There was one pair of Common Mergansers at the southern end of the lake. At the inlet there were hundreds of Ring-necked Ducks plus some Bufflehead, one Wood duck, and one Canvasback. Four female and one male Hooded Mergansers were on the little pond on East Swamp Road.

Judy Gurley
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Date: 4/18/18 2:04 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (18 Apr 2018) 42 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 18, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 38 7284 11802
Osprey 1 32 32
Bald Eagle 0 12 37
Northern Harrier 0 7 9
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 112 120
Cooper's Hawk 0 12 24
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 10 39
Broad-winged Hawk 0 2 2
Red-tailed Hawk 3 86 223
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 5
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 8 11
Merlin 0 1 2
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 3 3
Unknown Buteo 0 0 11
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 5 7

Total: 42 7575 12328
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:30:00
Observation end time: 14:30:00
Total observation time: 5 hours

Official Counter: Jim Landau

Observers: Dennis Russell, East Aurora Bird Club, Mike Zebehazy,
Wendy Zebehazy

Visitors:
The good folks from the East Aurora Bird Club contributed some TVs and a
red-tail. Dennis Russell, Wendy & Mike Zebehazy stopped by.


Weather:
A cold, west wind with an overcast sky. With the temps just above freezing
the wind managed to melt away most of yesterday's snow from the field.

Raptor Observations:
Other than a few handfuls of Turkey Vultures, just 3 Red-tails and one
Osprey. Local red-tails were out and about, as was a handsome male American
Kestrel, who appeared a few times during the day, at one point perching at
the top of "Fran's tree." A local Bald Eagle made a brief appearance to the
south in the final 1/2 hour before dropping back behind the tree line.

Non-raptor Observations:
A Red Fox and a small White-tailed Deer, but little in the feathered
department of note.

Predictions:
As of 4pm the National Weather Service is predicting, "Snow. High near 34.
Northwest wind 9 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 28 mph. Chance of
precipitation is 90%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches possible."
Could be the makings of another "scrub."
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Report submitted by Jim Landau (<landaujr...>)


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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
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Date: 4/18/18 1:56 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] East Aurora Bird Club
Members of the East Aurora Bird Club visited Jim Landau at the Hamburg Hawk Watch on Wed.  We were greeted by a cold wind but no rain or snow and finally a patch of blue sky at 11:30 AM.  Our reward was about 15 Turkey Vultures and 1 Red Tail migrating, 2 resident Red Tails, 1 resident Kestrel, 1 Flicker and 2 Killdeer.  Kudos to Jim and those brave volunteer souls who have been buffeted by our endless winter weather in the name of science.  At home, our first visit from a beautiful bright Pine Warbler at the suet feeder.  A pair of Cooper's Hawks continue their annual nesting across the road, harassed regularly by a flock of crows.  East Aurora Bird Club welcomes new members of any ability.  We do weekday half-day trips to local birding venues.  For further info, contact me at <vigyikan...>  Spring is just around the next corner!    Nancy Vigyikan
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Date: 4/17/18 10:41 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] ~22 Snowies, ~14 Fox Sparrows...
4-17-18 -
Forest Lawn -~14 Fox Sparrow - ~13 in tight group, 11 of which were in 1 bino field + 1 by Mirror lake. Never had a concentration like this except an overall double digit # one fall at Fingal WMA near Port Stanley, Ontario.
6+ Barn Swallow
1+ Rough Wing
1+ Bank...
Small Boat Harbor/Buffalo Harbor State Park (we should probably refrain from driving on the outer perimeter sidewalk/"road" as 1 lady was late today in her little silver bumper-stickered car. Though there aren't any obvious signs forbidding it [yet] it seems it's only for maintenance/security & you know how especially the latter can treat us "earth turds".) - 
~22 Snowy - thanks to Kevin's ebird alert. A quick late-day scan didn't seem to show any old males. Wind & flurries made for a < accurate count but 22 is only off (+/-) by 1 or 2. Are most of these birds that had built up all winter out on the lake ice but were mostly out of view (distance/terrain) until the ice boom was removed?? Some or most are migrants? I've never seen this many Snowies and from 1 vantage point! A B.O.S. area record??
~70 C. Loon - most in tight group w/mostly RB Mergs in the sheltered NW corner of SB Harbor. This was impressive too.
1 RT Loon

Peter
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Date: 4/17/18 8:29 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (17 Apr 2018) 217 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 17, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 1 2
Turkey Vulture 167 10503 12977
Osprey 2 6 8
Bald Eagle 8 66 100
Northern Harrier 6 36 64
Sharp-shinned Hawk 19 136 168
Cooper's Hawk 1 29 87
Northern Goshawk 0 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 56 245
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 14 235 559
Rough-legged Hawk 0 6 30
Golden Eagle 0 0 2
American Kestrel 0 37 56
Merlin 0 4 6
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 4
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: 217 11116 14309
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Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 12:30:00
Total observation time: 4 hours

Official Counter: Greg Lawrence

Observers: Bridget Watts, Kevin Griffith, Nick Pusateri

Visitors:
Six folks stopped by.


Weather:
Cold temps with high of 35 with moderately strong W winds. Overcast
throughout the morning, with snow starting around 12:00 and continuing for
the rest of the afternoon, ending the day.

Raptor Observations:
Some vulture movement plus some Sharp-shinned Hawks and Red-tailed Hawks
and a handful of others.

Non-raptor Observations:
Great loon flight today with 46 seen during my time here, but likely
could've had much higher numbers along the lakeshore. I had my first
Greater Yellowlegs at the hawk watch this spring, plus good gull numbers
including at least two Iceland (Kumlien's) Gulls and a Glaucous Gull. 26
Cedar Waxwings also flew over. Full list:
ebird.org/view/checklist/S44680584

Predictions:
Tomorrow is a bit warmer with W winds, and WSW winds early on. Could have
some birds moving. Thursday looks miserable, and NW winds are predicted
through the weekend, though it'll finally hit 50 again (allegedly) on
Sunday. Next week looks better.
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Report submitted by Greg Lawrence (<glawrence21...>)
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Date: 4/17/18 5:53 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (17 Apr 2018) 2 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 17, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 1 7246 11764
Osprey 1 31 31
Bald Eagle 0 12 37
Northern Harrier 0 7 9
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 112 120
Cooper's Hawk 0 12 24
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 10 39
Broad-winged Hawk 0 2 2
Red-tailed Hawk 0 83 220
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 5
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 8 11
Merlin 0 1 2
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 3 3
Unknown Buteo 0 0 11
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 5 7

Total: 2 7533 12286
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Observation start time: 09:15:00
Observation end time: 12:00:00
Total observation time: 2.75 hours

Official Counter: Bruce Chilton

Observers:

Visitors:
None.


Weather:
Light snow for the first 75 minutes, then remaining overcast with only
occasional flurries. 2-3 cm of snow covering the ground. Wind mostly WSW,
moderate.

Raptor Observations:
Only two: an osprey and a turkey vulture.

Non-raptor Observations:
A few flocks of crows, stalings, and blackbirds. Two common mergansers
passed over.

Predictions:
Hopefully, better.
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Date: 4/17/18 2:38 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (16 Apr 2018) Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 16, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 7245 11763
Osprey 0 30 30
Bald Eagle 0 12 37
Northern Harrier 0 7 9
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 112 120
Cooper's Hawk 0 12 24
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 10 39
Broad-winged Hawk 0 2 2
Red-tailed Hawk 0 83 220
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 5
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 8 11
Merlin 0 1 2
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 3 3
Unknown Buteo 0 0 11
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 5 7

Total: 0 7531 12284
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 11:00:00
Total observation time: 2 hours

Official Counter: Mike Zebehazy

Observers:

Visitors:
Why would anyone visit on such a day?


Weather:
Rainy, cold and windy, followed by continuing, colder rain, later turning
to snow followed by heavy, frustrating, ridiculous snow. What month is
this?

Raptor Observations:
One local TV made a brief appearance.

Non-raptor Observations:
A drive around the cemetery yielded one Savannah Sparrow and one Northern
Flicker as well as the usual locals.
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Date: 4/17/18 1:35 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Crows bite the dust
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Date: 4/17/18 1:32 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Nations Road snipe and SE Owl
49 Wilson’s Snipe and 6 Greater Yellowlegs plus 1 Am. Pipit are in the partially flooded field on the east side of Nations Road just south of the north end. Meanwhile a SE Owl walked out from behind a tuft of weeds on the west side near the barn, looked at me then walked back into the clump. Probably more of both around. None of these birds are visible naked eye. Mike Tetlow

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Date: 4/17/18 1:03 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Eared Grebes
A pair of breeding plumage Eared Grebes was in the Irondequoit Bay
Outlet at about noon today.

Judy Slein, <redmaple283...>


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Date: 4/17/18 12:50 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] UB North Campus- Loons- 50+
What the stormy weather brought down!
G

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> On Apr 17, 2018, at 1:22 PM, Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> wrote:
>
> Hi All,
>
> If anyone is in the area of UB North Campus, I counted 54 Common Loons on the 2 lakes here. (12:30pm)
>
> Best,
>
> Brian
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Date: 4/17/18 10:22 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] UB North Campus- Loons- 50+
Hi All,

If anyone is in the area of UB North Campus, I counted 54 Common Loons on
the 2 lakes here. (12:30pm)

Best,

Brian

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Date: 4/17/18 9:51 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Bittern pics
Hi everyone,
Last week I posted that we had a probable Bittern hunting in our back yard during a snow storm. The pics were not great but my husband took a couple short videos which are pretty good. We can also capture stills from the videos. I don’t have a flicker account or Instagram. Is there any place I can post them or send them for verification of our siting? Or anyone on here willing to look at them and give us your opinion?
Thanks.
Martha Zettel

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Date: 4/16/18 11:11 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Bonaparte Gull Movement
While camera scouting in Olcott at 2:30 PM Monday, I spotted a fast moving
flock of 12-15 Bonaparte Gulls flying west of the 18 Mile Creek Harbor - my
first of season sighting for the Olcott area.



When I lost sight of them I drove east to the Lower Lake Road and as I
stopped to view the puddles on the north side of the road west of the
Burgess Road intersection, 8 Bonapartes landed on a brief pit stop for ten
minutes before gradually leaving in pairs and flying west out of sight. They
did not return after over an hour of checking the puddles on both roads.
Photos of the small flock are in the Flickr album below to document the
spring sighting there in Niagara County.



Jonathan J. Weber

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Olcott, NY

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Date: 4/16/18 8:45 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (16 Apr 2018) 0 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 16, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 1 2
Turkey Vulture 0 10336 12810
Osprey 0 4 6
Bald Eagle 0 58 92
Northern Harrier 0 30 58
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 117 149
Cooper's Hawk 0 28 86
Northern Goshawk 0 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 56 245
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 221 545
Rough-legged Hawk 0 6 30
Golden Eagle 0 0 2
American Kestrel 0 37 56
Merlin 0 4 6
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 4
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 10899 14092
----------------------------------------------------------------------

(No count conducted today)



Weather:
rain all day with winds shifting from ENE early to WSW later.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:


Predictions:
When will winter end? Tomorrow calls for W/WSW winds (yay) with temps in
the mid-30s (boo), and snow showers in the afternoon (boo again).
Honestly, it is amazing to have strong WSW winds on 17 April (more like
January 106th) with temps not even reaching the 40s. Wednesday is in the
mid-40s again with W winds so some birds could be moving. Thursday looks
rainy/snowy and cold w/ NNW winds. Next warmish day is Monday Apr 23 with
a high of 50 (!!) and next week looks to have a few days with southerly
components to the wind. Next truly warm day will likely be May 31.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Greg Lawrence (<glawrence21...>)
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Date: 4/16/18 8:35 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (14 Apr 2018) Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 14, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 1 2
Turkey Vulture 0 10336 12810
Osprey 0 4 6
Bald Eagle 0 58 92
Northern Harrier 0 30 58
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 117 149
Cooper's Hawk 0 28 86
Northern Goshawk 0 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 56 245
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 221 545
Rough-legged Hawk 0 6 30
Golden Eagle 0 0 2
American Kestrel 0 37 56
Merlin 0 4 6
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 4
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 10899 14092
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 12:00:00
Total observation time: 4 hours

Official Counter: Greg Lawrence

Observers:

Visitors:
Met a couple new birders braving the windy conditions to look at ducks.
Hope to see them out on a nicer day!


Weather:
very cold with very strong ENE winds with some rain made for terrible
hawkwatching conditions prior to the impending storm

Raptor Observations:
none. Vultures still roosting nearby and hunkering down before the storm.
Many local Harriers trying to fight the wind

Non-raptor Observations:
not much out in this wind.

Predictions:
Ice storm, followed by a lot of rain over the next couple days, so I will
not be out.
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Report submitted by Greg Lawrence (<glawrence21...>)
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Date: 4/16/18 8:29 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (13 Apr 2018) 160 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 13, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 1 2
Turkey Vulture 148 10336 12810
Osprey 0 4 6
Bald Eagle 0 58 92
Northern Harrier 2 30 58
Sharp-shinned Hawk 6 117 149
Cooper's Hawk 1 28 86
Northern Goshawk 0 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 56 245
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 221 545
Rough-legged Hawk 0 6 30
Golden Eagle 0 0 2
American Kestrel 3 37 56
Merlin 0 4 6
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 4
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: 160 10899 14092
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter: Greg Lawrence

Observers:

Visitors:
good to talk with the visitors who stopped by today from the dedicated
Rochester Falcon cam group! No Peregrines but some good looks at Kestrels
and a non-migratory Merlin were nice.


Weather:
dreary day overall with ENE winds all day and overcast skies. Not a great
day for hawkwatching

Raptor Observations:
one short burst of Turkey Vulture movement when some sun poked through but
otherwise just a trickle

Non-raptor Observations:
Three Iceland (Kumlien's) Gulls and a Glaucous Gull, a few Common Loons
moving, and my first Northern Rough-winged Swallows of the year (RIP).
Full list: ebird.org/view/checklist/S44534592

Predictions:
Rain, rain, icy rain, more rain, more rain/snow/ice/when will it end???
========================================================================
Report submitted by Greg Lawrence (<glawrence21...>)
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Date: 4/16/18 5:41 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Apology
I apologize for the blunder I created on the prior post revealing my fb profile for what I was hoping to be a photograph of an American Pipit.
JT

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Date: 4/16/18 3:39 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] John Thill

https://m.facebook.com/profile.php?v=photos&lst=100012665313634%3A100012665313634%3A1523917807&soft=composer
I found this Pipit on the landing at Hoyt Lake yesterday. I was fortunate to recruit Tom Hessler who was photographing waterfowl nearby who graciously accepted to document this bird.
John T.
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Date: 4/16/18 3:37 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Syracuse RBA addendum
Correction to today's report. WESTERN MEADOWLARK was a first record for Wayne County
Joseph Brin
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Date: 4/16/18 3:32 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] John Thill

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Date: 4/16/18 1:37 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Migration + ice storm = 12+ Fox Sparrows, Siskins...
4-16-18, Woodbridge Ave., Buffalo -1 Fox Sparrow - & all of yesterdays birds (below) & 1+ Grackle (actually not at feeder).

4-15-18 -Woodbridge Ave. - (1st 4 spcs. are new for feeder this winter/spring but feeding didn't commence until ~late Dec. Also this was the best feeder day [complete list for this city yard] so far this year) -3 Siskin - finally - thought sooner or later some would join the daily Gold Finches.1 Towhee1 Chippy1 White Throat3 Song~11 Gold Finch9+ Junco
6 H. Finch3 Cardinal1-2 Downy2 Chickadee2 M. Dove2 H. Sparrow - nice to no longer be a H. Sparrow benefactor.2+ Robin - actually not at feeder.
Forest Lawn Cemetery -8+ Fox Sparrow - much song & all together in duff along ridge.
~25 Song - in 1 bino sweep of part of the re-done open area opposite the former dump.1 Swamp
1 Phoebe1-2 Winter Wren1 Purple Finch3+ GC KInglet1 Creeper1 Sapsucker...Delaware Park -3 Fox Sparrow - 2 at (new to me) feeding station. Black oil & suet cake (just scrap fat from a supermarket meat dept. is fine...) feeders. Hopefully it'll be maintained throughout all future cold weather. It's just inside the woods close to the creek, open area & Delaware Ave. bridge. 1 by foot bridge w/the "new" very nice natural looking plantings.1 Hermit1 Creeper...1 Loon - lake pretty much unchecked.
This cold weather is also making it a great year (the best I can remember for the few things I grow) for Snowdrops, Crocus... w/some overlap of early & later spring bulbs. Looks like some Hyacinth will open w/the last snowdrops still showing. Only Winter Aconite is long past.

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Date: 4/16/18 12:15 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] genesee & wyoming co birding in terrible weather
Monday turned out to be good birding in medium to heavy rain occasionally turning to wet snow, windy.
Hunn rd area, Alexander;
Bald Eagle, Great Egret, Brown Thrasher, Mockingbird, Shovelers, 76 Gadwall, Wood Ducks,Tree Swallows and a Pine Warbler.
Sandpit Rd area, Alexander;
Wood ducks, Shoverlers, Gadwalls, A Wigeon, Black Ducks, Green-winged Teal, Ring-necked Ducks, tree Swallows, Common Loon.
At Gouinlock Pond;
Ring-necked Ducks, Buffleheads, Hooded Mergansers, Common Mergansers, Great Blue Herons, Tree Swallow.
Tn of Attica hills area;
Red-tailed Hawk setting, continuing Snowy Owl, and 2 male Harriers hunting.

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Date: 4/16/18 7:34 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] Western Meadowlark, Ruffs, and other Montezuma NWR area rarities
Thanks Jay. The Western Meadowlark is one of my favorite birds, and I enjoyed listening to the recording. The species was common in my home state of Iowa when I was growing up. When I go back to visit, they seem to have gotten scarce. Sad.
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Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Western Meadowlark, Ruffs, and other Montezuma NWR area rarities

The WESTERN MEADOWLARK found by Joe Brin and Renee Kittleman this afternoon was still present as late as 5:40PM on Armitage Road, Town of Savannah, Wayne County. It was only singing intermittently in the considerable wind and overcast conditions, but when it did the song stood out well. It was also giving distinctive "chuck" call notes fairly regularly, so that could help track it down if it's not singing. Several Eastern Meadowlarks were also present foraging and singing in the same field. The field it seems to be favoring is north of Armitage Road just west of Rt. 89, between Wiley Road and Olmstead Road. It stayed fairly far to the north of Armitage Road while we were there, so might be better heard or seen from either Wiley or Olmstead. As far as I know, it was always on the north side of the road and therefore in Wayne County rather than Seneca on the south side. A windy recording and a few poor photos can be seen on this checklist:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44578361

The transitional male and female-type RUFFS present in Port Byron during the week were relocated this afternoon by Wade and Melissa Rowley at Carncross Road in Savannah, hanging out in the corn stubble south of the road near the beginning of the unpaved section. Lots of both yellowlegs and good numbers of Dunlin were also present, as well as at least one Pectoral Sandpiper.

The AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN continues on the main pool at Montezuma, usually best seen from the Wildlife Drive. An adult ROSS'S GOOSE present for over a week now also continues, frequenting the berm behind Eaton Marsh just before the first 90-degree turn on the drive. Finally, the very long-staying EURASIAN GREEN-WINGED TEAL continues at the Montezuma Visitors Center, occasionally joined by a second bird, although most observers have only seen one. Reports of an intergrade in the area may pertain to American Green-winged showing a greater than average amount of white on the side, but with the densities of Green-winged Teal in the area at the moment, additional Eurasian or intergrades are certainly a possibility.

Good birding,
Jay

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Date: 4/15/18 8:02 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Rare North Buffalo visitors
Had several unusual guests drop by the backyard feeders today, no doubt
stranded in this miserable weather!

Among the usual finches, cardinals, blue jays and sparrows, grackles, etc,
we had an Eastern Towhee, a pair of Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers, and a Purple
Finch spend the better part of the afternoon in the yard. A delightful
surprise on an otherwise dreary Sunday!

Melissa Fratello
North Buffalo

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Date: 4/15/18 6:33 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Great storm fallout
Had a Wilson's Snipe,2 American Pipits, 3 Bank Swallows (found yesterday by Josh Ketry) at Tifft today..also had Numerous Hermit Thrushes, Fox Sparrow,Field Sparrows,Chipping and  Savannah Sparrow at Tifft and Times Beach..Common loons continue at Tifft as well... Glad the ice storm was good for something.. yesterday before the storm I had 3 Fox Sparrows, 2  Field, Hermit Thrushes and more than 30 Juncos along the RR tracks in downtown Buffalo
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Date: 4/15/18 4:58 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (15 Apr 2018) Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 15, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 7245 11763
Osprey 0 30 30
Bald Eagle 0 12 37
Northern Harrier 0 7 9
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 112 120
Cooper's Hawk 0 12 24
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 10 39
Broad-winged Hawk 0 2 2
Red-tailed Hawk 0 83 220
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 5
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 8 11
Merlin 0 1 2
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 3 3
Unknown Buteo 0 0 11
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 5 7

Total: 0 7531 12284
----------------------------------------------------------------------

(No count conducted today)



Weather:
Rain, freezing rain, sleet, high winds from the northeast and a travel
advisory for all of Erie County all conspired against the hawk watch today.


Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:


Predictions:
The weather has been pretty wild lately and the forecast seem to be
changing hourly. As of 7pm the National Weather Service said, "Rain and
possibly a thunderstorm. Temperature falling to around 38 by 5pm. West wind
6 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%.
New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch
possible." It doesn't sound like ideal migration conditions but tomorrow
morning may paint a different picture.
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Date: 4/15/18 12:05 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Cave Swallow, Myers & Salt Point, Tompkins Co.
Late this morning I found a CAVE SWALLOW in the swallow flocks off Myers
Point and Salt Point, Cayuga Lake. It was first perched on a snag with
other loafing swallows, where the pale throat and buffy underparts were
evident. I later refound it foraging north of Salt Point over the bay,
where it was often to tough to pick out in dim light but the dark rufous
rump, dark back with white braces, pale throat and breast, brown forehead,
and dark cap were obvious when it occasionally came close. At least two
CLIFF SWALLOWS were also in the flock, much easier to pick out from the
flock with their brighter rumps, pale foreheads, and dark heads. Also
present were several Purple Martins, one Bank Swallow, and many Tree, Barn,
and Northern Rough-winged, making my first ever seven-swallow day in the
state.

While they are less than annual on Cayuga Lake, this appears to be the
first spring record in eBird for the entire state, and one of only a
handful of spring records in the northeast. The bird was still being seen
as of 2:45 from the north end of the road at Salt Point where a parking
area and turnaround overlook the bay.

A few distant perched photos are here:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44601357
And I will upload some flight shots from Salt Point to this checklist later
this evening:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44601384

Jay

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Date: 4/14/18 7:29 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Western Meadowlark, Ruffs, and other Montezuma NWR area rarities
The WESTERN MEADOWLARK found by Joe Brin and Renee Kittleman this afternoon
was still present as late as 5:40PM on Armitage Road, Town of Savannah,
Wayne County. It was only singing intermittently in the considerable wind
and overcast conditions, but when it did the song stood out well. It was
also giving distinctive "chuck" call notes fairly regularly, so that could
help track it down if it's not singing. Several Eastern Meadowlarks were
also present foraging and singing in the same field. The field it seems to
be favoring is north of Armitage Road just west of Rt. 89, between Wiley
Road and Olmstead Road. It stayed fairly far to the north of Armitage Road
while we were there, so might be better heard or seen from either Wiley or
Olmstead. As far as I know, it was always on the north side of the road and
therefore in Wayne County rather than Seneca on the south side. A windy
recording and a few poor photos can be seen on this checklist:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44578361

The transitional male and female-type RUFFS present in Port Byron during
the week were relocated this afternoon by Wade and Melissa Rowley at
Carncross Road in Savannah, hanging out in the corn stubble south of the
road near the beginning of the unpaved section. Lots of both yellowlegs and
good numbers of Dunlin were also present, as well as at least one Pectoral
Sandpiper.

The AMERICAN WHITE PELICAN continues on the main pool at Montezuma, usually
best seen from the Wildlife Drive. An adult ROSS'S GOOSE present for over a
week now also continues, frequenting the berm behind Eaton Marsh just
before the first 90-degree turn on the drive. Finally, the very
long-staying EURASIAN GREEN-WINGED TEAL continues at the Montezuma Visitors
Center, occasionally joined by a second bird, although most observers have
only seen one. Reports of an intergrade in the area may pertain to American
Green-winged showing a greater than average amount of white on the side,
but with the densities of Green-winged Teal in the area at the moment,
additional Eurasian or intergrades are certainly a possibility.

Good birding,
Jay

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Cornell Lab of Ornithology
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Date: 4/14/18 3:37 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Geneseo: GW Teal, Horned Larks, Bonaparte's Gull et al
I went down to the Jones Bridge & Perry Rd. area, se of Cuylerville, and then to the Geneseo airfield and adjacent fields.
In the large wet spots between Jones Bridge & Perry Rds. I saw about 40 Green-winged Teal, 2 Black Ducks and 8 Northern Shovelers, no shorebirds yet.
From the airfield visitor parking area I counted 145 Green-winged Teal in a wet spot with a couple Mallards and two breeding plumage Horned Grebes. A little later, as I was on the farm land north of the airfield, I watched as 3 Bald Eagles (2 adults one immature) flew over and put all the Teal up in the air - in a flock that looked to be many more than the 145. A flock of 75-100 small field birds were also flushed up which I thought might be Pipits; but a later flock I found on the ground proved to be all Horned Larks. Separate from these were a few Horned Larks which looked like they were on nesting territory. The was one lone Bonaparte’s Gull (non-breeding plumage) and a Solitary Sandpiper at the Hemp Pond near the river. Birds in the airfield & farm land area included:

Canada Goose 10
Gadwqll 2
Mallard 2
N. Shoveler 2
Green-winged Teal 145+
Horned Grebe 5
Turkey Vulture 4
Bald Eagle 3
N. Harrier 2
Solitary Sandpiper 1
Bonaparte’s Gull 1
Ring-billed Gull 40
Eur. Starling 10
Horned Lark 75+
Am. Robin 3
Red-winged Blackbird 8

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Date: 4/14/18 1:12 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (14 Apr 2018) 44 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 14, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 39 7245 11763
Osprey 0 30 30
Bald Eagle 0 12 37
Northern Harrier 0 7 9
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 112 120
Cooper's Hawk 0 12 24
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 10 39
Broad-winged Hawk 1 2 2
Red-tailed Hawk 1 83 220
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 5
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 8 11
Merlin 0 1 2
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 3 3
Unknown Buteo 0 0 11
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 5 7

Total: 44 7531 12284
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Fred Harrington

Observers:

Visitors:
None


Weather:
Cold, strong winds from the ENE making the few birds coming through work
hard.

Raptor Observations:
Very slim flight. First two hours were from the cemetery, the rest of the
time from the baseball field.

Non-raptor Observations:


Predictions:
East wind with periods of rain. Probably not an improvement in the flight.
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Date: 4/13/18 8:06 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Northern Harriers - Olcott, NY
While camera birding on this rainy Friday 13th afternoon, I got lucky enough
to get long distant photo captures of a pair of Northern Harriers hunting
the grassy field near the woods by the RCA airfield at Krull County in
Olcott - Niagara County, NY. It is the first time I have seen the species
here not far from home. My last sightings were on Possen Road 05 February
2013. Submitted in the share to document this 2018 observation at this
location in the Flickr album below.

Jonathan J. Weber

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Olcott, NY

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Date: 4/13/18 7:30 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Fwd: No Ruff/Reeve. Yes Pelican


> From: <metetlow...>
> Date: April 13, 2018 at 10:29:26 PM EDT
> To: Cayuga Birds <Cayugabirds-L...>
> Subject: No Ruff/Reeve. Yes Pelican
>
> This evening we made an attempt at the Port Gibson Ruff and Reeve at Maiden Lane and Towpath. We only found 3 Lesser and 4 Greater Yellowlegs and watched the Lessers fly off to the NE. On to the main pool at Montezuma, the White Pelican was feeding comfortably among the 2000ish Canvasbacks with a few Ruddy Ducks mixed in. A basic plumage Dunlin flew in to the visitor center pool around 5:00 and the Ross’s Goose continued at the back of Eaton Marsh along the wildlife drive. The 5 Great Egrets at Tschache Pool included a yellow wing tagged bird numbered 29x. Mike and Joann Tetlow
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Date: 4/13/18 7:02 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Burger Park , Salmon Creek 4/13/18
Burger Park:


2 Osprey
1 Coopers
2 Kestrels
Red Wing Blackbirds
1 Caspian Tern
4 Meadowlarks
Tree Swallows
Turkey Vultures


Salmon Creek:


8 Bonapartes gulls
1 Horned Grebe
Mute Swans
Red breasted Merganzers
Bufflehead
Tree Swallows
Turkey Vultures
Ring billed and Herring Gulls


Braddocks Bay from Breakers Parking Lot


1 BAld Eagle\
6 Caspian Terns
3 Red Breasted Merganzers
2 Mallards
1 Song Sparrow
House Sparrows
Tree Swallows
Turkey Vultures everywhere, many
1 Belted Kinfisher
Mute Swans
Ring billed and Herring Gulls




Kathleen E. Dalton
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Date: 4/13/18 4:39 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (13 Apr 2018) 274 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 13, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 141 7206 11724
Osprey 20 30 30
Bald Eagle 0 12 37
Northern Harrier 0 7 9
Sharp-shinned Hawk 90 109 117
Cooper's Hawk 9 12 24
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 10 39
Broad-winged Hawk 1 1 1
Red-tailed Hawk 5 82 219
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 5
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 5 8 11
Merlin 1 1 2
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 1 3 3
Unknown Buteo 0 0 11
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 5 7

Total: 274 7487 12240
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Jerry Thurn, Jim Landau

Observers: Jerry Thurn, Jim Landau

Visitors:
Jim Landau, Coordinator Hamburg Hawk Watch, added greatly to the count
effort for the last 4 hours, and counted solo for the last 1 hour.


Weather:
Overcast, with high clouds. Temps 3.9-9.4C. Winds from ENE to NE. First 2
hours at Lakeside Cemetery, then remainder of time at William Williams
Little League Ball Park.

Raptor Observations:
Today was the flight of the Sharp-shinned Accipiters (90). Good flights of
TVs. Jim Landau id'd the first Broad-winged Hawk this season.Good numbers
of Ospreys (20)

Non-raptor Observations:
Several small groups of Common Loons, nothing other that was reportable.

Predictions:
National Weather Service, Buffalo: Saturday, April 14. Rain, temperature
falling to around 32F by 5:00pm. Northeast wind 14 to 20 mph, with gusts as
high 34mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%.

Does not bode well for raptor flights.
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Date: 4/13/18 12:03 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] West Lakeshore - 4/13/18- nothing stellar, but migrants finally
    This morning, in spite of the sprinkles and gray skies, I drove out to Hamlin Beach and back to check out spots. At the wet field on Martin Road just off the Parkway, 8 Greater Yellowlegs and a few ducks of several species. At the Hamlin Beach Boat Launch (parking for Yanty Creek trail) - 14 Common Loons on the water and Brown Thrasher singing back into the trail. Back end of the park still gated closed. At the swail on Cook Road just east of Kathy Hapgood's, singing White-crowned, White-throated, and Fox Sparrows. Lots of Tree Swallows and some waterfowl on Salmon Creek along Manitou Road.    Back home in Webster, two male Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers and Brown Creepers in our backyard - typical date.  So the open gap in the weather mess between us and the Gulf has allowed a burst of migrants north.Bob Spahn, <rspahn...>
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Date: 4/13/18 11:43 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] 8-10+ Snowies...
4-12-18 -
Woodlawn Beach S.P. -1 Fox Sparrow1 Towhee1 LBB Gull1im. Glacous1 CaspianSmall Boat Harbor/Bell Slip -8-10+ Snowy - Moving around ~sunset. 1 odd looking ad. male.1 Savannah Sparrow1 C. Loon25+ H. Grebe
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Date: 4/13/18 8:44 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Snowy Owl at Olcott Pier
Thanks Jonathan Weber for the Snowy update! Sheila and I have enjoyed your
updates from the Olcott piers during the last few months, and have gone to
see them after reading your reports. Hopefully they will still be there
this Saturday when we go searching for them! Thanks again for sharing your
great Snowy Owl pictures!!
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Date: 4/13/18 7:36 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] (somewhat dated) Busy at Pat McGee Rail Trail
    Decent birding  at the Pat McGhee Trail
between Salamanca and Little Valley last Saturday
(April  7) .
I could  not give  numbers for most species due
to  lapse of time and memory

Mallard 1
Wood Duck 1
R-T Hawk - 1
Bald Eagle 1
Ruffed Grouse 1-2
Ring-billed Gull, a few.
Rock Dove, at few
Mourning Dove, 10
Red Bellied Woodpecker 5
Hairy Woodpecker 2
Blue Jay  a few
American crow  a few
Eastern Phoebe 3
Blk Capped Chickadee- scattered individuals
throughout
W-B- Nuthatch 6
Carolina Wren 1-2
Winter Wren 1
Eastern Bluebird - 2
Am. Robin   Many. The most common bird
Field Sparrow     1
Wh-Thr sparrow 2
Song Sparrow -many
Dark-Eyed Junco  Many
Norther Cardinal- a few
Red-Winged Blackbird-  Several
Common Grackle - Several
Am.  Goldfinch 10
I was surprised to hear no Rusty Blackbirds among
the blackbird flocks.

Today (4/13)   An squealing  MERLIN flew closely
over Charlie's Diner in the middle of East Aurora.
This has been their usual territory over the past
2-3 y ears.  Call was like an angry Kildeer as it
flew over on the "tips of its wings"

Also about  1-1/2 months ago on the WAG Trail
south of Wellsville I had a close look at a
WHITE-CROWNED Sparrow, among many other species
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Date: 4/13/18 7:25 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] Request for HMANA contact
Lewis,
I would have emailed privately, but did not see your email address listed
in your message. Please feel free to contact me personally if you need
help reaching the admin for the HMANA database (hawkcount.org).

Daena Ford
Braddock Bay Raptor Research
HMANA Board of Directors
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<geneseebirds-l...> wrote:

> I have no idea of my user name and password, which is delaying data
> submission. Could someone please
> (off site) give me the name/e-mail/telephone no. of Hawk watch leader in
> this area? Thanks you for any help on this.
> Lewis Crowell
>
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Date: 4/13/18 6:43 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Common Tern - Towpath Park - Buffalo 4-13-18
Just a brief stop along the Upper Niagara in Buffalo yielded a Common Tern
among the 250 or so Bonaparte's Gulls.

Joe Fell
Buffalo, NY

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Date: 4/12/18 9:46 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Snowy Owl - Olcott, NY
The piers along the south shore of Lake Ontario at Krull County Park in
Niagara County have been resting spots for Snowy Owls over the years I have
lived close to the lake in Olcott. Last evening at 5:30 PM I sighted a lone
bird at the end of the west bathing beach pier (Gull Island).

It was still there when I left at 6:45 PM.

The Flickr album with long distant camera captures below is in the share for
the seasonal record of this 2018 sighting .

Jonathan J. Weber

<spiritridge...>

Olcott, NY

https://flic.kr/s/aHsmfYHGLa





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Date: 4/12/18 9:06 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Request for HMANA contact
I have no idea of my user name and password, which
is delaying data submission.  Could someone please
(off site) give me the name/e-mail/telephone no.
of Hawk watch leader in this area?   Thanks you
for any help on this.
Lewis Crowell


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Date: 4/12/18 8:08 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (12 Apr 2018) 285 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 12, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 268 7065 11583
Osprey 3 10 10
Bald Eagle 0 12 37
Northern Harrier 1 7 9
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 19 27
Cooper's Hawk 0 3 15
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 9 38
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 4 77 214
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 5
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 3 6
Merlin 0 0 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 1 2 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 11
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 4 5 7

Total: 285 7213 11966
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 13:45:00
Total observation time: 4.5 hours

Official Counter: Marcie Jacklin

Observers: Lynda Goodridge

Weather:
Overcast with light to heavy rain.

Raptor Observations:
Nice steady flight of Turkey Vultures with a few other species mixed in -
Osprey, Northern Harrier, Sharp-shinned, 1 Red-shouldered Hawk and a few
Red-tailed Hawks. Visibility was poor at times and the Turkey Vultures
were dropping out of the clouds.

Non-raptor Observations:


Predictions:
More rain should stall the movement a bit.
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Date: 4/12/18 6:34 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] snowy owl


Snowy owl was sitting on telephone pole on Molasses Hill
Rd in East Bethany NY on 4-11-18 around 6:30 pm



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Date: 4/12/18 6:16 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 12 Apr 2018
- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 04/12/2018
* NYBU1804.12
- Birds mentioned

-------------------------------------------
Please submit reports to
<DSuggs...>
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YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD
FISH CROW
Common Loon
Horned Grebe
Trumpeter Swan
Snow Goose
Brant
Osprey
Sora
Wilson's Snipe
Snowy Owl
Eastern Phoebe
Purple Martin
Barn Swallow
American Crow
Common Raven
Eastern Bluebird
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Vesper Sparrow
White-thr. Sparrow
Eastern Meadowlark
Baltimore Oriole
Pine Siskin
American Goldfinch

- Transcript
Hotline: Buffalo Bird Report at the Buffalo Museum of Science
Date: 04/12/2018
Number: 716-896-1271
To Report: Same
Compiler: David F. Suggs
Coverage: Western New York and adjacent Ontario
Website: www.BuffaloOrnithologicalSociety.org

Thursday, April 12, 2018

The Buffalo Bird Report is a service provided
by your Buffalo Museum of Science and the
Buffalo Ornithological Society. To contact the
Science Museum, call 896-5200. Press the pound
key to report sightings before the end of this
report.

Highlights of reports received April 5 through
April 12 from the Niagara Frontier Region.

April 10, a very rare, and male, YELLOW-H.
BLACKBIRD at a feeder in Appleton, near Olcott,
at West Somerset and Hess Roads.

FISH CROWS on the west side of Buffalo - five
to ten FISH CROWS mingled with AMERICAN CROWS
at Elmwood Avenue and North Street.

A BRANT continues in a flock of CANADA GEESE
and one SNOW GOOSE at an unexpected location -
Winter Pond in North Collins. Also unexpected,
an EASTERN MEADOWLARK at Woodlawn Beach in
Hamburg. And, a surprisingly early BALTIMORE
ORIOLE at Sunset Beach, on Lake Ontario in
Orleans County.

Arrivals in the last few days - SORA at the
Berry Road marsh south of Dunkirk. OSPREYS at
two nest sites on Grand Island. PURPLE MARTIN
also on Grand Island, at colony boxes on the
West River. Also reported - WILSON'S SNIPE,
EASTERN PHOEBE, BARN SWALLOW, EASTERN TOWHEE,
CHIPPING SPARROW, FIELD SPARROW and WHITE-THR.
SPARROW.

Other reports - SNOWY OWL at Cambria Town Park.
COMMON LOONS with HORNED GREBES at Bond Lake
Park in Lewiston and at Alpine Quarry in
Orchard Park. HORNED GREBE also on Ellicott
Creek. COMMON RAVEN and TRUMPETER SWAN at the
wetlands on Porter Center Road in Niagara
County. Another TRUMPETER SWAN at Wilson Harbor
on Lake Ontario. EASTERN BLUEBIRDS nesting at
Sunset Beach. At the sunflower fields on
Lockport Townline Road, VESPER SPARROW and 40
AMERICAN GOLDFINCHES. And, small flocks of PINE
SISKINS at several locations.

The Bird Report will be updated Thursday
evening, April 19. Please call in your
sightings by noon Thursday. You may report
sightings after the tone. Thank you for calling
and reporting.

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Date: 4/12/18 3:19 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Lime Lake, Cattaraugus Co., NY

-On April 11 the following were seen on Lime Lake in Cattaraugus Co. -Lesser Scaup-32, Surf Scoter-1 adult male, Red-breasted Merganser-17, Horned Grebe-10. All of the ducks were in the northeast corner of the lake, easily viewed from a vehicle on the lake edges.

Dick & Dorothy Rosche
Orchard Park, NY
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Date: 4/12/18 11:03 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Port Byron Ruff joined by Reeve this morning - 4/12/18
    Just a quick note after returning from Montezuma area. Sue and I decided to go for the Ruff near Port Byron for the past two days.We arrived about 9:20 and stayed until 10:10. The Ruff was immediately obvious along with Greater Yellowlegs and a few ducks and gulls.Since we had left cameras at home, we spent a good deal of time trying to get photos through the telescopes with a cell phone. Also in looking at the other shorebirds, I pretty quickly found a nearby Reeve. This is the first time I have had the male and female Ruff together in NY.We spent even more time trying to get ID shots of the Reeve. Both were feeding actively much of the time so hard to catch trying to hold a cell phone up to a scope. At times both the Ruff and Reeve plus at least 1 Greater Yellowlegs and a basic plumaged Dunlin were in the same zoomed scope view. Over the period, there were also some Lesser Yellowlegs in a nearby puddle, and a lone, early Semipalmated Plover dropped in briefly close right in front of us.     On the way home on a quick circuit of the Wildlife Drive at Montezuma on the Main Pool we had a flock that I roughly counted (blocks of 100)at 2500 Canvasback (last Saturday had none), with the long-staying male Eurasian Wigeon in the middle and all close to the drive. In years past,I have had >10,000 each Canvasback and Ring-necked Ducks on the main pool at about this time in the spring.Bob Spahn, <rspahn...>
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Date: 4/12/18 10:20 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Buffalo Fish Crows
4-12-18 - Buffalo -1 MerlinBeard Ave., -1 Turkey

4-10-18, West Utica & Elmwood Area -~5 Fish Crow - On Monday I checked Saturdays North St. location (just W. of Elmwood) but only had 1 (Am.) Crow. At Delaware & Barker there were ~50 Crows at ~sunset in some deciduous trees but no calling. Tuesday still nothing at North St. but on W. Utica between Delaware & Elmwood there were ~1-200 A. Crows w/~5 Fish. Very hard to say exactly how many Fish as they all were constantly skipping around from tree to tree to building... Finally ~dusk they started flying in to various spruces at 245 (& next door) W. Utica. Looking N. through the yards were at least 1 or 2 more spruce roosts along w/1 visible from Elmwood also to the N. More occasional (Fish) calls could be heard. Just as they all seemed to be settled for the night a sudden great mobbing was heard & most or all (100+) took off flying overhead fairly high & kept going S. (buildings hid their track). Several Fish calls were heard as they flew over. As on Saturday all calls were the single note type never a double note. A couple drawn out calls were assumed to be Americans. Saturday it was interesting to hear a brief sudden mobbing of the Americans centered in a lone tree on the west side of the adjacent construction zone followed by the nearer group of mostly Fish (~10 Fish) chime in a couple seconds later in their tree.  

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Date: 4/12/18 6:57 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] Snowy!
I guess it was seeing you off.

____________________________________________
Lynn Braband
NYS Community IPM Program of Cornell University
2449 St. Paul Blvd
Rochester, NY 14617
(585) 753-2562
fax: (585) 753-2560
http://www.nysipm.cornell.edu
Twitter: @LynnBraband<https://twitter.com/LynnBraband>

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Date: Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 12:32 AM
To: Genesse_Birds <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Snowy!

Leaving Rochester yesterday for San Diego and a large Snowy owl landed on a runway sign next to our plane while waiting for take off!
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Date: 4/11/18 9:31 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Snowy!
Leaving Rochester yesterday for San Diego and a large Snowy owl landed on a
runway sign next to our plane while waiting for take off!

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Date: 4/11/18 8:01 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (11 Apr 2018) 1810 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 11, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 1 2
Turkey Vulture 1536 10114 12588
Osprey 0 4 6
Bald Eagle 48 57 91
Northern Harrier 10 26 54
Sharp-shinned Hawk 76 105 137
Cooper's Hawk 7 26 84
Northern Goshawk 0 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 6 56 245
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 113 219 543
Rough-legged Hawk 4 6 30
Golden Eagle 0 0 2
American Kestrel 10 30 49
Merlin 0 4 6
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 4
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: 1810 10649 13842
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Observation start time: 07:30:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter: Greg Lawrence

Observers: Brad Carlson, Bridget Watts, Ed Sailer, Mike Gullo,
Mike Tetlow, Nick Pusateri

Visitors:
Thanks to the many visitors who came out today and helped spot all the
extremely high specks in the sky.


Weather:
SW winds early on, switching to W/WSW later on. Clear skies early, with
clouds moving in (even saw birds get lost above the clouds) late in the
morning. Radar showed rain from 2:00 on, but we had no precipitation until
about 4:00 EST. Clouds had a lot of moisture, but very little fell.
However, this killed the flight for the most part (mostly the Turkey
Vulture flight) in the afternoon.

Raptor Observations:
Good Turkey Vulture flight, but was stalled in the afternoon, with many
birds putting down and roosting nearby, as has been the case in the past
week or so. Big increase in Sharp-shinned Hawks and Bald Eagles today,
with a good Red-tailed Hawk flight. Cooper's Hawks and Red-shouldered
Hawks clearly winding down. Four Rough-legged Hawks were great including
one that Rick Thomas and I had great views at right before the rain started
in the afternoon.

Non-raptor Observations:
Three Sandhill Cranes, more Bonaparte's Gulls today, Northern Shrike, and
first Purple Martins of the year. Generally less Passerine and Bonaparte's
Gull/loon/grebe movement today than I would've expected given the
conditions. Full list: ebird.org/view/checklist/S44481808

Predictions:
Rain, rain, rain. I mean at least it's not more snow.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Greg Lawrence (<glawrence21...>)
Braddock Bay information may be found at:
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Date: 4/11/18 6:21 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (11 Apr 2018) 310 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 11, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 282 6797 11315
Osprey 0 7 7
Bald Eagle 6 12 37
Northern Harrier 3 6 8
Sharp-shinned Hawk 5 16 24
Cooper's Hawk 1 3 15
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 8 37
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 13 73 210
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 5
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 3 6
Merlin 0 0 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 0 11
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 1 3

Total: 310 6928 11681
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 14:30:00
Total observation time: 5.5 hours

Official Counter: Jim Landau

Observers: Debbie Bauer

Visitors:
Debbie Bauer helped out for 1 1/2 hours.


Weather:
A mix of sun & clouds to start, with a southwest wind. Halfway through the
watch the overcast filled in and the wind shifted to west (off the lake).
By 2:30 EST a light mix of rain & snow put the kibosh on the flight.

Raptor Observations:
Aside from the ever-present Turkey Vultures, there was a modest flight but
not as robust in numbers as I had hoped. A nice Bald Eagle flight - 4
separate adults and 2 imm's. Couldn't pick up the anticipated first
Broad-winged Hawk of the season, but they're coming...

Non-raptor Observations:
Nothing of note.

Predictions:
As of 9pm the National Weather Service says, "A chance of showers before
9am, then rain, mainly after 9am. High near 55. South wind 7 to 16 mph.
Chance of precipitation is 100%." Perhaps some early movement?
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Report submitted by Jim Landau (<landaujr...>)


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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: 4/11/18 5:20 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Ft Niagara Beach and boat landing areas
We spent a windy grey day at Fort Niagara and right away my eagle-eye
​​Sheila saw birds in the big waves at the fort beach. The birds were about
50+ ft away bobbing like corks in the water. Firstly was a Long-Tailed Duck
couple, and soon after we saw another couple, and yet another! There were a
few Double-Crested Cormorants flying to and from, along with two diving
Red-Breasted Mergansers, and a single Caspian Tern in flight, plus a solo
Bonaparte’s Gull . About seven Turkey Vultures also flew into sight while
at the fort. Later at the fort boat landing, we saw a few of the same
participants of a few Mergansers, but we also saw a White-Winged Scoter!!
In the car on our way out of the fort, Sheila spotted a Northern Harrier
seemingly fighting the winds but diving down into the bush below many times
but with nothing in the claws afterwards. A great day though windy cold!!
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Date: 4/11/18 1:15 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] horned grebe 4/11/18
I had my FOY Horned Grebe in breeding plumage at Russell Station . Seen from the parking lot.


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Date: 4/11/18 10:18 am
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Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Fwd: Habitat Management Plans for Conesus Inlet and Honeoye Creek WMA's in Towns of Conesus and Richmond
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Date: 4/11/18 8:08 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Portand/leucystic Brown-headed Cowbird
4/10/18  Had one light colored Brown-headed Cowbird in a flock of mixed blackbirds in my feeding area.  The wings & tail were quite white and rest of body was brownish to light tan.  Stands out from the crowd.
Correction: my posting about my BOS count should have been dated, 4/8/18, I did count on the correct day but was writing the post on 4/9.

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Date: 4/11/18 5:46 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Gulls on Irondequoit Bay - 4/10 - still a good show
Irondequoit Bay Park West, Boat Launch, Monroe, New York, US
Apr 10, 2018 1:45 PM - 2:15 PM, Bob & Sue Spahn, <rspahn...>
Protocol: Traveling
3.0 mile(s)
Comments:    This is just a quick sampling along the west side of Irondequoit Bay from the bottom of Orchard Park Blvd. at the boat launch to a quick stop at the Newport Yacht Club. The aim is to record a few of the "rarer" gulls and to note the "gull event" ongoing with the major fish dieoff. We searched the gulls with binoculars only from the boat launch and then a few other spots with viewing from the road or bay edge. DID NOT try to find or log everything. There were way in excess of 10,000 gulls still present, with Ring-billed probably in the majority now, where it was Herring earlier. Very few ad. Great Black-backed that we noted (0). There were gulls scattered in varying density all over the Bay wherever we looked plus on all the docks and structures along the Bay. It would take hours and walking into many places to try for an accurate total.
28 species

Canada Goose  30
Mute Swan  40
Northern Shoveler  2
Gadwall  6
Mallard  8
Long-tailed Duck  25
Bufflehead  6
Hooded Merganser  2
Red-breasted Merganser  20
Common Loon  1
Horned Grebe  4
Double-crested Cormorant  60
Turkey Vulture  3
Ring-billed Gull  X
Herring Gull  X
Iceland Gull  1    1st winter, off boat launch
Lesser Black-backed Gull  4    3 ad. off boat launch and 1 ad. off Newport Yacht Club parking area. This species has been present here for over a month with numbers at times much higher. These just happened to be readily visible from where we looked. Birds were all relatively close, all slightly smaller than very nearby Herring Gulls they were mixed with and mantles too light for GBBG.
    This species is really no longer in the rarity class in this part of the area, probably in most of NY state now. They are seen in every month. Having just finished a summary for March, the approximate number was 44+ at 14 locations with a max of 10 for Region 2.
Great Black-backed Gull  20    20+, all we saw were non-adult birds of varying ages. Certainly total present is much higher.
Rock Pigeon (Feral Pigeon)  6
Mourning Dove  4
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
American Crow  3
American Robin  5
Song Sparrow  2
Northern Cardinal  2
Red-winged Blackbird  20
Common Grackle  3
House Sparrow  3

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Date: 4/10/18 10:02 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] BOS Count, minor additions to sections 3, 4 & 11 - Siskins, Vesper...
4-8-18 -
Section 11, Woodbridge Ave. -12 Gold Finch4 Junco3 Chickadee
Section 3, Lockport Town Line Rd. ~1mile S. of Rt. 104. At sunflower field -1 Vesper Sparrow2 Pheasant
~40 Gold Finch~40 Mourning Dove~50 Ring Billed Gull~25 Canada~5 Tree Sparrow1 Kestrel 3 Red Tail

Section 4 -Krull Park -~5 Siskin~5 Goldfinch2 RB Nuthatch3 Bluebird1 Mocker~10 Song Sparrow~10 Junco~10 Robin6 Turkey Vulture - not migrating.2 Hairy Woodp.1 PheasantRt. 18 by Power Plant -25 T. VultureLower Lake & Quaker -~300 Canada1im. Snow GooseLower Lake, just past the Fish Creek feeder house (~1/4 mile E. of Johnson Creek Rd,) -~26 WaxwingCounty Line Rd. -~250 Canada1 CowbirdMarshall Rd. -2 Kestrel~50 CanadaSomewhere along Lakeshore or Lower Lake -2(pair) BW Teal4 Mallard
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Date: 4/10/18 8:40 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (10 Apr 2018) 1597 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 10, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 1 2
Turkey Vulture 1513 8578 11052
Osprey 1 4 6
Bald Eagle 5 9 43
Northern Harrier 5 16 44
Sharp-shinned Hawk 14 29 61
Cooper's Hawk 7 19 77
Northern Goshawk 0 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 4 50 239
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 40 106 430
Rough-legged Hawk 1 2 26
Golden Eagle 0 0 2
American Kestrel 4 20 39
Merlin 3 4 6
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 4
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: 1597 8839 12032
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Greg Lawrence

Observers: Bridget Watts, Kevin Griffith

Visitors:
A handful of folks came out on this sunny day to enjoy the vulture flight.
Also a special thanks for the donut and coffee delivery!


Weather:
heavy snow the first hour, with SW winds, then clearing up and switching to
WNW the rest of the day. Clouds cleared up by midday and the skies cleared
up leading to the great blue sky of death for the afternoon.

Raptor Observations:
Great raptor flight with over 1500 Turkey Vultures, with a decent Buteo
flight, some Accipiters, three Merlins, and a handful of other raptors.

Non-raptor Observations:
Three Sandhill Cranes, Iceland (Kumlien's) and Glaucous Gulls, a Common
Raven, and some cooperative Cedar Waxwings. Full list:
ebird.org/view/checklist/S44442879

Predictions:
Tomorrow will have SW winds all day and high temps in the upper 40s. Rain
is predicted to start around mid-afternoon so let's hope that it holds off!
Winds look good Thursday as well (SSE to WSW winds later), but rain is
predicted al day until late afternoon/early evening so there could be some
birds moving then.
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Report submitted by Greg Lawrence (<glawrence21...>)
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Date: 4/10/18 6:04 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Yellow-headed Blackbird - Appleton, Niagara County
Hi all,
This morning around 10:30 I had a beautiful, male YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD at my feeding station with some Common Grackles and Brown-headed Cowbirds. The bird eventually flew north to Rachel Wilson’s property where it was later observed by Willie D’Anna about an hour later. It has not been seen since, despite Rachel spending a few hours keeping an eye on both properties. I will post on here tomorrow if it shows up again. The bird was seen on both the north and south side of West Somerset Rd near the intersection of Hess Rd. Photos are embedded in the eBird list:

https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44434247 <https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44434247>

Happy Birding!
Joel Strong
Appleton, NY
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Date: 4/10/18 4:42 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (10 Apr 2018) 390 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 10, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 386 6515 11033
Osprey 2 7 7
Bald Eagle 0 6 31
Northern Harrier 0 3 5
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 11 19
Cooper's Hawk 0 2 14
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 8 37
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 1 60 197
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 5
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 3 6
Merlin 0 0 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 0 11
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 1 3

Total: 390 6618 11371
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 5 hours

Official Counter: Bruce Chilton

Observers:

Visitors:
None.


Weather:
Cloudy to the north; mostly cloudy to the south; but a the hawkwatch,
virtually sunny all day. Chilly, breezy; wind chill well below zero C.

Raptor Observations:
Almost all were turkey vultures; only a few other raptors. When I arrived
at the hawkwatch, I discovered three TVs resting on a nearby lawn,
accompanied by an osprey. They soon flew off.

Non-raptor Observations:
Very few other birds; nothing unusual.

Predictions:
somewhat warmer, but probably cloudier. No rain until evening.
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Date: 4/9/18 9:15 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (09 Apr 2018) 840 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 09, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 831 6129 10647
Osprey 1 5 5
Bald Eagle 0 6 31
Northern Harrier 0 3 5
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 11 19
Cooper's Hawk 1 2 14
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 7 36
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 4 59 196
Rough-legged Hawk 1 1 5
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 3 6
Merlin 0 0 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 0 11
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 1 3

Total: 840 6228 10981
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 4.75 hours

Official Counter: Marcie Jacklin

Observers: Lynda Goodridge, Tom Kerr

Weather:
Overcast with slight breeze.

Raptor Observations:
Steady stream of Turkey Vultures and a few other species of raptors.

Non-raptor Observations:


Predictions:
SW may favour a nice migration.
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Date: 4/9/18 7:36 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (09 Apr 2018) 618 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 09, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 1 1 2
Turkey Vulture 609 7065 9539
Osprey 0 3 5
Bald Eagle 0 4 38
Northern Harrier 1 11 39
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 15 47
Cooper's Hawk 0 12 70
Northern Goshawk 1 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 46 235
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 5 66 390
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 25
Golden Eagle 0 0 2
American Kestrel 0 16 35
Merlin 0 1 3
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 4
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: 618 7242 10435
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Greg Lawrence

Observers:

Visitors:
Six folks stopped by on this sunny day plus a few friendly dogs!


Weather:
light SW winds first thing in the morning, switching over to light-moderate
NE for the rest of the day. Generally fairly cold, but with partly cloudy
skies for most of the day, the sun felt nice.

Raptor Observations:
Primarily Turkey Vultures flying into the NE wind, with only a handful of
other things. However, the non-TVs that we had were excellent! The second
Black Vulture of the year was a treat flying over the platform with a few
TVs. Also, we had the first Northern Goshawk of the year-an immature bird
right over the platform. Probably the best looks I've had of one here at
Braddock.

Non-raptor Observations:
First Ruddy Duck of the Spring, a few Red-throated Loons and Horned Grebes
out on the bay, plus a few more flyover Common Loons and cormorants than
I've been having. The Northern Shrike popped up a few times in the
afternoon, a few flyover Cedar Waxwings, and some singing Swamp Sparrows
were also nice. Full list: ebird.org/view/checklist/S44410921

Predictions:
Tomorrow should bring W winds early with moderate NW winds for most of the
day. Wednesday still looks like the best day of the week with 10-20 mph SW
winds, partly cloudy skies and some warmer temps. Thursday will be much
warmer, approaching 60F, with SW winds. However, it will be rainy, but any
break in the rain should be productive.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Greg Lawrence (<glawrence21...>)
Braddock Bay information may be found at:
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Date: 4/9/18 3:06 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Honeoye Lake Waterbirds
​I stopped at Sandy Bottom Park this afternoon with calm conditions
allowing for good scoping viewing. Several hundred ducks out there -
mostly scaup but among them were 9 Red-breasted Mergansers and 3
Long-tailed Ducks, one of which was calling frequently. There were also 34
Horned Grebes and one possible Eared Grebe. The latter was quite far out
on the lake and I lost track of it quickly, but the posture and head shape
looked good for Eared. Another highlight for the location was a single
Red-throated Loon among the more distant grebes.

Complete list can be found here: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44410855
.

Bill Howe
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Date: 4/9/18 12:04 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] Delaware Park Lk.
John T.:
Where exactly were the 2 Eared Grebes?
Peter <Yoerghenyoe131...>


On Sunday, April 8, 2018, 9:51:05 PM EDT, Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> wrote:

Sorry if I'm intruding on anyone's territory for the count today but I just thought I would post what I saw at Hoyt Lake and behind Historical society late this afternoon.
Around 18 horned grebes
At least 2 eared grebes
1 common loon
7 Buffle heads
75 of mostly red breasted mergs over common as I had trouble discerning the females of both species.
2 mallards
Counted 37 robins and 1 song sparrow nearby. Oh yes and one Canada along with 7 Cormorants.
John T.
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Date: 4/9/18 11:36 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] BOS Count - northwestern Niagara County - Trumpeter Swans, Raven, others
On the BOS Count yesterday, Betsy and I had 76 species, a lot more than I
expected given the weather conditions prior to and including the count day.
Highlights were two TRUMPETER SWANS, both immatures - one was at Wilson
harbor and the other at the Modern Disposal Wetland on Porter-Center Road;
COMMON RAVEN also at the wetland; two EASTERN SCREECH OWLS in tree holes;
and a few first-of-years - WILSON'S SNIPE, AMERICAN WOODCOCK, EASTERN
PHOEBE, BARN SWALLOW, WHITE-THROATED SPARROW.



Good spring birding!

Willie

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Date: 4/9/18 11:23 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] BOS count Portland, NY
4/9/18  Highlights from my BOS count:  3 Pectoral Sandpipers (first of year) on our wet soybean field, 1 Bonaparte's Gull with many Ring-billed Gulls in same field, FOY Wilson's Snipe (same field), FOY Field Sparrow, FOY Brown Creeper and FOY Pileated Woodpecker, overwintering White-crowned Sparrows which have been in my feeding area since last fall.  Got 44 species total despite ridiculous cold, snowy weather.

Carol Hardenburg Portland, NY Chautauqua County
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Date: 4/9/18 8:23 am
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Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Silver Lskr, Wyoming County

Silver Lake, Wyoming Co., NY - April 8, 2018; Canada Goose-35, Wood Duck-4, Blue-winged Teal-4, Amer. Wigeon-8, Mallard-61, Amer. Black Duck-6. Ring-necked Duck-3, Lesser Scaup-107, Bufflehead-56, Common Goldeneye-4, Hooded Merganser - 2, Red-breasted Merganser-15, Common Merganser-20, Ruddy Duck-1, Horned Grebe-48, Red-necked Grebe-1, Common Loon-27, Bald Eagle-1.

Dick & Dorothy Rosche
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Date: 4/9/18 7:46 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Eagles, mergansers and more
​Sheila and I attended the Springtime Bluebird Walk at Evangola State Park
(Irving) last Saturday and saw Wood Ducks, a Bluebird couple, mergansers,
and a lot of Turkey Vultures (Thanks Matt). After that, since we were
already down the road, we continued south to Dunkirk but of course stopped
at Eagle Bay off Rte 5. Sheila has been telling me for years since I
arrived in WNY in 2016 that eagles can be seen at Fletcher Point, but none
ever appear in flight overhead, nor at the point, till Saturday! Initially
there was an immature Bald Eagle perched on a tree at the point, joined
later by another. We also saw an immature Eagle flying overhead. A day
later while still reviewing Saturday's images, Sheila spotted an adult Bald
Eagle sitting in one of her images on the Erie Lake ice pack! So we saw a
total of two immatures eagles, one in flight, and an adult on the ice at
Eagle Bay!

Continuing to Dunkirk, we stopped on the pier where there were many
fishermen. We were surprised to see about 15-24 Red-Breasted Mergansers and
a smaller amount of Hooded Grebes, and a single tiny Long-Tailed Duck, all
within 60 feet of the pier. We were surprised to see all these birds swim
to within a few feet of the pier with so many fishermen actively fishing,
and a few birds even caught in the lines and hooks! Great foto ops with our
feathered subjects filling the frame perfectly!! Walking around, we sighted
another eagle flying but none at the waterfront park.

We are still trying to ID a few duck pixs seen at Dunkirk.

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there will be no result” ~ *Mahatma Gandhi*
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Date: 4/8/18 7:30 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Horned Grebes - Olcott, NY
This morning I was treated to observing and photographing a lone pair of
Horned Grebes in Olcott at the Jackson Street pond north of Sate HWY # 18 on
the west side of the street. It was a great first of season sighting. The
last time I saw this species (a pair) was briefly in the Olcott Harbor 09
March 2011.

Respectfully submitted for the observation and my seasonal records in the
share of the photos in the Flicker album below.

Jonathan J. Weber

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Date: 4/8/18 7:29 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (08 Apr 2018) 920 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 08, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 1
Turkey Vulture 917 6456 8930
Osprey 0 3 5
Bald Eagle 0 4 38
Northern Harrier 0 10 38
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 15 47
Cooper's Hawk 0 12 70
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 45 234
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 3 61 385
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 25
Golden Eagle 0 0 2
American Kestrel 0 16 35
Merlin 0 1 3
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 4
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: 920 6624 9817
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Greg Lawrence

Observers:

Visitors:
a few folks stopped by and braved the cold. Special thanks to Dale for the
cake!


Weather:
cold temps today moderate W winds early with partly cloudy skies switching
to stronger NW winds with cloudy skies and snow flurries later.

Raptor Observations:
Turkey Vultures mostly plus a couple Red-tailed Hawks. Full list:
ebird.org/view/checklist/S44386871

Non-raptor Observations:
first Caspian Tern of the year. Cold Tree Swallows still around.

Predictions:
Next two days still look poor and Wednesday and Thursday look good with SW
winds and warmer temps.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Greg Lawrence (<glawrence21...>)
Braddock Bay information may be found at:
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Date: 4/8/18 6:51 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Delaware Park Lk.
Sorry if I'm intruding on anyone's territory for the count today but I just thought I would post what I saw at Hoyt Lake and behind Historical society late this afternoon.
Around 18 horned grebes
At least 2 eared grebes
1 common loon
7 Buffle heads
75 of mostly red breasted mergs over common as I had trouble discerning the females of both species.
2 mallards
Counted 37 robins and 1 song sparrow nearby. Oh yes and one Canada along with 7 Cormorants.
John T.
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Date: 4/8/18 6:08 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Bluebirds on nest
I have 2 pair of Bluebirds incubating eggs in this continuing winter weather. Long range forecast doesn't look like it will be that warm by the time they hatch but hopefully they will be able to find some insect prey by then. There is another pair checking out houses and 2 extra males that hang out w/the nesting pairs. Last year I had a "helper" at one nest where 2 males and the female were feeding nestlings. They may need one this year too! I feed mealworms (live & dried) in a couple of feeders twice a day to help supplement their diets.
Kyle Gage
Canandaigua

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Date: 4/8/18 6:08 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Today's BOS Count
Hi all,



After counting for BOS Section 11 at Woodlawn Beach SP today, I stopped by
Winter's Pond in the town of Langford. I was very surprised to see a/the
BRANT there. I imagine it would have to be the same one found on Mar 31st,
just by the odds. The Brant was in with a flock of at least 1000 Canada
Geese and was not easy to spot in my scope (especially with the strong winds
and pelting snow!). As a matter of fact, I lost sight of it and never could
re-find it when I went to grab my camera from the car to document it for
today's count. They began leaving shortly after that and that ended that.
This guy belongs in Section 15 but I'm afraid I don't know who the compiler
is. If anyone can advise, I'll be happy to send my checklist along to that
person.

Sometimes this huge flock is at the pond and other times, there are only
100-200 geese present. I don't know what field they're going to when
absent. I'm assuming the Brant is hanging with this particular flock. I
was really surprised that it's still here and hasn't moved on; I thought it
was long gone! There was also one blue Snow Goose mixed in the flock. I
saw this same blue the other day and I bet the Brant was there too but I
just didn't see it. I've been noticing the majority of the geese have been
leaving the pond in groups at about 3:15 PM, so if you try for this bird, be
sure to go before that time.



Regarding the rest of today's count, there was nothing remarkable but here
are a few findings of small note: a Common Loon continues down the road
from me in the old Alpine Quarry in Orchard Park, along with 2 Horned
Grebes. Unfortunately, the Pine Siskins we had at our OP feeders 2 days ago
never made an appearance for today's count. An Eastern Meadowlark was at
Woodlawn, the first eBird recording of that species for that location, and I
had my first Field Sparrow and Osprey of the year at Woodlawn as well.



Two coyotes at Woodlawn made me a bit uncomfortable. There was very little
open water at the beach and they were hunting along the shore just a little
bit out on the ice. I saw they noticed me and was very glad they didn't
follow!



eBird Checklist for Woodlawn: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44378339
eBird Checklist for Winter's Pond:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44381574



Good birding!

~ Sue

Sue Barth
Orchard Park, NY
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Date: 4/8/18 3:22 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Field Sparrow
My FOY. Yesterday afternoon in the hills above Montour Falls, Schuyler County.

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NYS Community IPM Program of Cornell University
2449 St. Paul Blvd
Rochester, NY 14617
(585) 753-2562
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Date: 4/8/18 9:36 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] ~10 Fish Crows, buffalo
4-7-18 ~7:45pm, Elmwood Ave. Rite Aid rear parking lot accessible from North St. -  ~10 Fish Crow - all calling w/~50+ American. Finally. About time I came upon some this yr. in Buffalo area considering so many in Canada (& Rochester).

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Date: 4/8/18 4:21 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hemlock/Honeoye Migrants
I had my first of the year Eastern Towhee in my yard this morning as I was
putting out seed in the feeders, and it was enjoyable to see 3 Eastern
Phoebes at Sandy Bottom Park yesterday. Despite the weather, some birds
are migrating in!

Bill Howe
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Date: 4/7/18 8:14 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (07 Apr 2018) 230 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 07, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 1
Turkey Vulture 223 5539 8013
Osprey 0 3 5
Bald Eagle 0 4 38
Northern Harrier 0 10 38
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 15 47
Cooper's Hawk 0 12 70
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 2 45 234
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 4 58 382
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 25
Golden Eagle 0 0 2
American Kestrel 0 16 35
Merlin 0 1 3
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 4
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: 230 5704 8897
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:15:00
Total observation time: 7.25 hours

Official Counter: Greg Lawrence

Observers:

Visitors:
Good to talk to and meet members of BBRR's volunteer class today. A few
others stopped by briefly in the cold. Thanks to Rivka for the coffee!


Weather:
moderately strong W/WNW winds today, with temps below or at freezing.
Mostly cloudy during the day, with some quick, light bursts of snowflakes.

Raptor Observations:
Migrants were mostly Turkey Vultures today with a handful of others. There
were tons of Turkey Vultures around today, but many were roosting and would
get up and fly around and sit back down again, likely deciding they didn't
want to fly in the cold winds-lame! Couple local Harriers, Osprey, and
Red-tailed Hawks too.

Non-raptor Observations:
An American Bittern flew over the cattails in front of the platform,
landing on the edge by the outlet of one of the channels. Also two
Sandhill Cranes, a Glaucous Gull, Northern Shrike, and a few Eastern
Meadowlarks. Full list: ebird.org/view/checklist/S44335335

Predictions:
The next few days look very poor w/ NW winds, cold temps, and some snow
showers tomorrow (Sunday, 8 Apr). Monday (9 Apr, 36F, NNE winds) and
Tuesday (10 Apr, 41F, NW winds) look poor too. Wednesday (11 Apr) looks
promising with a high of 47 and WSW winds. Thursday (12 Apr) also looks
good as long as the rain holds off or ends early in the morning.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Greg Lawrence (<glawrence21...>)
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Date: 4/7/18 4:14 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Geneseo & Cuylerville
I went down to the Jones Bridge-Perry Rd. area, SE of Cuylerville, this morning and then stopped by the Indian Fort preserve, my visit there this spring.
Birds in the Perry Rd. area included:
Great Blue Heron 2
T. Vulture 2
Bald Eagle 1
N. Harrier 2 (male and a female)
RT Hawk 1
RB Gull 500+ (both on the ground and in a high spiraling flock)
Am. Crow 12
Horned Lark 2
E. Meadowlark 2

At the Indian Fort Preserve:
Great Blue Heron 1
RB Woodpecker 1
Carolina Wren 1
E. Bluebird 1
Song Sparrow 4

The Male Harrier was striking in that the usually blue of the wings and back was very pale, almost white, in contrast to the black wing tips.
We’ve had a junco by our feeders the last couple days which is also striking in its very clean contrast between a rich black back and pure white underneath.

Jim Kimball
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Date: 4/7/18 3:06 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (07 Apr 2018) 1014 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 07, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 1000 5298 9816
Osprey 1 4 4
Bald Eagle 1 6 31
Northern Harrier 0 3 5
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 9 17
Cooper's Hawk 0 1 13
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 7 36
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 12 55 192
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 4
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 3 6
Merlin 0 0 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 0 11
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 1 3

Total: 1014 5388 10141
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Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 5.5 hours

Official Counter: Tom Connare

Observers: Sandy Radigan

Visitors:
Sandy Radigan, who picked out the eagle and osprey.


Weather:
Sunny start becoming cloudy. Temps 27-28F. Winds westerly at 17 mph. No
precipitation.

Raptor Observations:
Good turkey vulture flight. Single bald eagle and osprey.

Non-raptor Observations:
Single common loon.

Predictions:
Cold once again with northwest winds and chance of snow showers. Doesn't
seem to faze the vultures.
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Date: 4/6/18 9:22 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] Howland's Island
Good afternoon!

I wasn't able to figure out how to directly reply to whoever asked about Howland's Island being locked. You are able to drive onto the island and park. Access beyond the parking area is restricted to foot traffic only. The intention of this van tour that I'm offering on 5/26, is to drive beyond the locked gates and tour the island. I'm fortunate to have access to do so, as I work for Audubon within the Montezuma Wetlands Complex. Hope that clears it up!

Thank you,

Alyssa Johnson
Environmental Educator
Montezuma Audubon Center
2295 State Route 89
P.O. Box 187
Savannah, New York 13146
(315) 365-3588
Audubon NY- Montezuma
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Howland Island is locked? When did that occur? Just curious

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> Good snowy morning!
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> Here at the Montezuma Audubon Center in Savannah, we accumulated a quick couple of fluffy inches of lake affect snow. Despite that, the birds are active. I counted 8 great blue herons on my drive in this morning, all flying over Tschache Pool on Route 89 at Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge. On East Road, I pulled in for a quick listen at the Knox Marcellus Marsh, also at MNWR. I could barely see the marsh down below, but could hear ducks moving around. Finally, arriving at the MAC, as I was shoveling the sidewalk, an adult bald eagle flew overhead during a brief break in the snow fall.
>
> Below are a list of a few upcoming van tours that I'm offering this spring! I've also included a link to all of our upcoming spring programming.
> http://ny.audubon.org/education/montezuma-audubon-center-programs-and-
> events
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> 4April 13, Friday 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
> Montezuma's Bird Migration Van Tour
>
> The Montezuma Wetlands Complex is Audubon's first globally significant Important Bird Area because of the incredible number of ducks, geese and swans that stop here during the spring and fall migrations. Enjoy a leisurely ride in the Audubon van for an excursion to Montezuma's birding hot spots where a variety of waterfowl, songbirds, shorebirds, and breeding Osprey and Bald Eagles can be seen. Binoculars and field guides will be provided. Fee: $8/child; $15/adult.
> 4May 10, Thursday 5:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
> Montezuma Birdwatching Tour
> The Montezuma Wetlands Complex is teeming with migratory songbirds, marsh birds, and other wildlife this time of year. Join us for an evening van tour through the Montezuma's marshes, forests and grasslands to explore the abundant wildlife as they prepare for their nocturnal activities. Bring your camera to capture images of the beautiful habitats and wildlife. Binoculars and field guides provided. Fee: $8/child, $15/adult.
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> 4May 19, Saturday 11:00p.m.-2:00p.m.
> Warblers and Wine Van Tour
> Join us for our first trip to Thorpe Vineyard, located along the Lake Ontario shoreline in Wolcott. During the tour, guests will sample award winning wines at the winery and walk around nearby Chimney Bluffs State Park to search for Warblers including the Cerulean, American Redstart, Blackpoll, Black-throated Blue and nearly two dozen other Warbler species. Must be 21+ to participate. PRE-PAID RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Fee: $20/adult, includes wine tasting.
>
> 4May 26, Saturday 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
> Howland's Island Van Tour
> Spring songbird migration and breeding season is underway so join us for an early morning tour behind the locked gates of Howland's Island. We'll drive onto the island and make stops along the way listening and looking for migrants like the Warbling Vireo, Scarlet Tanager, and nearly two dozen Warbler species. We'll also highlight the 10,000 year cultural and natural history of this unique island habitat. PRE-PAID RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Binoculars and bird guides will be provided. Fee: $8/child; $15/adult.
>
>
>
> Alyssa Johnson
> Environmental Educator
> Montezuma Audubon Center
> 2295 State Route 89
> P.O. Box 187
> Savannah, New York 13146
> (315) 365-3588
> Audubon NY- Montezuma<http://ny.audubon.org/Montezuma>
> Montezuma Audubon Center on
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> 677 Five Points Rd in Rush, NY. At 8:30am we had an American Bittern hunting in our backyard in the snow. He started off by my neighbor?s pond, went beneath our spruces for a bit and then proceeded across the yard to the woods. He displayed all the classic Bittern traits, standing on one foot while pointing his bill straight up and slowly waving his head. When he was hunting he held his head parallel to the ground and walked very slowly. We took some pictures but since we were shooting through the windows and snow they aren?t great. We watched him for about 30 mins. Last we saw he was cutting through the woods heading for the north side of the Rotary Sunshine Campus.
>
> Martha Zettel
> <Mlzettel...>
>
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> Sent from my iPad
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> Date: Fri, 6 Apr 2018 06:40:55 -0800
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> To: <geneseebirds-l...>
> Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (05 Apr 2018) 762 Raptors
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> Braddock Bay
> Rochester, New York, USA
> Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 05, 2018
> -------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
> ------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
> Black Vulture 0 0 1
> Turkey Vulture 759 5316 7790
> Osprey 0 3 5
> Bald Eagle 0 4 38
> Northern Harrier 0 10 38
> Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 14 46
> Cooper's Hawk 1 12 70
> Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
> Red-shouldered Hawk 0 43 232
> Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
> Red-tailed Hawk 2 54 378
> Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 25
> Golden Eagle 0 0 2
> American Kestrel 0 16 35
> Merlin 0 1 3
> Peregrine Falcon 0 0 4
> 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: 762 5474 8667
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Observation start time: 08:15:00
> Observation end time: 16:00:00
> Total observation time: 7.75 hours
>
> Official Counter: Greg Lawrence
>
> Observers:
>
> Visitors:
> Thanks to Tom, Sheryl, and Carol for stopping by today!
>
>
> Weather:
> NW winds and cold temps most of the morning with intermittent snow
> showers, switching to WNW in the afternoon with clearer skies. Snow
> started again at 4:00 to end the day.
>
> Raptor Observations:
> Raptors almost exclusively Turkey Vultures, but a halfway decent flight.
>
> Non-raptor Observations:
> Snow Goose continued in the lawn by the platform, Iceland (Kumlien's)
> and Glaucous Gulls with a few Bonaparte's Gulls, plus some freezing
> Tree Swallows flying around. Full list:
> ebird.org/view/checklist/S44278029
>
> Predictions:
> Friday (4/6) is a washout with snow and rain predicted. Next decent
> days at the moment look to be next Thursday-Saturday potentially.
> ======================================================================
> == Report submitted by Greg Lawrence (<glawrence21...>) Braddock
> Bay information may be found at:
> http://www.bbrr.org/
>
>
> More site information at hawkcount.org:
> http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=353
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? ? This occurred MANY years ago. The road across the metal bridge at the south end has been closed for decades. For many years there was a gate near the river on Carncross Road (or Hunter's Home Road on some maps). That gate has, in the past few years, been moved well back into the island with a new parking lot there. You have always been able to hike all over the island.

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> Good snowy morning!
>
> Here at the Montezuma Audubon Center in Savannah, we accumulated a quick couple of fluffy inches of lake affect snow. Despite that, the birds are active. I counted 8 great blue herons on my drive in this morning, all flying over Tschache Pool on Route 89 at Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge. On East Road, I pulled in for a quick listen at the Knox Marcellus Marsh, also at MNWR. I could barely see the marsh down below, but could hear ducks moving around. Finally, arriving at the MAC, as I was shoveling the sidewalk, an adult bald eagle flew overhead during a brief break in the snow fall.
>
> Below are a list of a few upcoming van tours that I'm offering this spring! I've also included a link to all of our upcoming spring programming.
> http://ny.audubon.org/education/montezuma-audubon-center-programs-and-
> events
>
>
> 4April 13, Friday 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
> Montezuma's Bird Migration Van Tour
>
> The Montezuma Wetlands Complex is Audubon's first globally significant Important Bird Area because of the incredible number of ducks, geese and swans that stop here during the spring and fall migrations. Enjoy a leisurely ride in the Audubon van for an excursion to Montezuma's birding hot spots where a variety of waterfowl, songbirds, shorebirds, and breeding Osprey and Bald Eagles can be seen. Binoculars and field guides will be provided. Fee: $8/child; $15/adult.
> 4May 10, Thursday 5:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
> Montezuma Birdwatching Tour
> The Montezuma Wetlands Complex is teeming with migratory songbirds, marsh birds, and other wildlife this time of year. Join us for an evening van tour through the Montezuma's marshes, forests and grasslands to explore the abundant wildlife as they prepare for their nocturnal activities. Bring your camera to capture images of the beautiful habitats and wildlife. Binoculars and field guides provided. Fee: $8/child, $15/adult.
>
> 4May 19, Saturday 11:00p.m.-2:00p.m.
> Warblers and Wine Van Tour
> Join us for our first trip to Thorpe Vineyard, located along the Lake Ontario shoreline in Wolcott. During the tour, guests will sample award winning wines at the winery and walk around nearby Chimney Bluffs State Park to search for Warblers including the Cerulean, American Redstart, Blackpoll, Black-throated Blue and nearly two dozen other Warbler species. Must be 21+ to participate. PRE-PAID RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Fee: $20/adult, includes wine tasting.
>
> 4May 26, Saturday 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
> Howland's Island Van Tour
> Spring songbird migration and breeding season is underway so join us for an early morning tour behind the locked gates of Howland's Island. We'll drive onto the island and make stops along the way listening and looking for migrants like the Warbling Vireo, Scarlet Tanager, and nearly two dozen Warbler species. We'll also highlight the 10,000 year cultural and natural history of this unique island habitat. PRE-PAID RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Binoculars and bird guides will be provided. Fee: $8/child; $15/adult.
>
>
>
> Alyssa Johnson
> Environmental Educator
> Montezuma Audubon Center
> 2295 State Route 89
> P.O. Box 187
> Savannah, New York 13146
> (315) 365-3588
> Audubon NY- Montezuma<http://ny.audubon.org/Montezuma>
> Montezuma Audubon Center on
> Facebook<https://www.facebook.com/MontezumaAudubonCenter/>
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> 677 Five Points Rd in Rush, NY. At 8:30am we had an American Bittern hunting in our backyard in the snow. He started off by my neighbor?s pond, went beneath our spruces for a bit and then proceeded across the yard to the woods. He displayed all the classic Bittern traits, standing on one foot while pointing his bill straight up and slowly waving his head. When he was hunting he held his head parallel to the ground and walked very slowly. We took some pictures but since we were shooting through the windows and snow they aren?t great. We watched him for about 30 mins. Last we saw he was cutting through the woods heading for the north side of the Rotary Sunshine Campus.
>
> Martha Zettel
> <Mlzettel...>
>
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
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>
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> Date: Fri, 6 Apr 2018 06:40:55 -0800
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> To: <geneseebirds-l...>
> Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (05 Apr 2018) 762 Raptors
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> Braddock Bay
> Rochester, New York, USA
> Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 05, 2018
> -------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Species? ? ? ? ? ? Day's Count? ? Month Total? Season Total
> ------------------ ----------- -------------- -------------- Black
> Vulture? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 0? ? ? ? ? ? ? 0? ? ? ? ? ? ? 1 Turkey Vulture?
> ? ? ? ? ? 759? ? ? ? ? 5316? ? ? ? ? 7790 Osprey? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
> 0? ? ? ? ? ? ? 3? ? ? ? ? ? ? 5 Bald Eagle? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 0? ? ? ? ?
> ? ? 4? ? ? ? ? ? 38 Northern Harrier? ? ? ? ? ? 0? ? ? ? ? ? 10? ? ? ?
> ? ? 38 Sharp-shinned Hawk? ? ? ? ? 0? ? ? ? ? ? 14? ? ? ? ? ? 46
> Cooper's Hawk? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 1? ? ? ? ? ? 12? ? ? ? ? ? 70 Northern
> Goshawk? ? ? ? ? ? 0? ? ? ? ? ? ? 0? ? ? ? ? ? ? 0 Red-shouldered
> Hawk? ? ? ? ? 0? ? ? ? ? ? 43? ? ? ? ? ? 232 Broad-winged Hawk? ? ? ?
> ? ? 0? ? ? ? ? ? ? 0? ? ? ? ? ? ? 0 Red-tailed Hawk? ? ? ? ? ? ? 2? ?
> ? ? ? ? 54? ? ? ? ? ? 378 Rough-legged Hawk? ? ? ? ? ? 0? ? ? ? ? ? ?
> 1? ? ? ? ? ? 25 Golden Eagle? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 0? ? ? ? ? ? ? 0? ? ? ? ?
> ? ? 2 American Kestrel? ? ? ? ? ? 0? ? ? ? ? ? 16? ? ? ? ? ? 35
> Merlin? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 0? ? ? ? ? ? ? 1? ? ? ? ? ? ? 3 Peregrine
> Falcon? ? ? ? ? ? 0? ? ? ? ? ? ? 0? ? ? ? ? ? ? 4 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:? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 762? ? ? ? ? 5474? ? ? ? ? 8667
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Observation start time: 08:15:00
> Observation end? time: 16:00:00
> Total observation time: 7.75 hours
>
> Official Counter:? ? ? ? Greg Lawrence
>
> Observers:? ? ? ?
>
> Visitors:
> Thanks to Tom, Sheryl, and Carol for stopping by today!
>
>
> Weather:
> NW winds and cold temps most of the morning with intermittent snow
> showers, switching to WNW in the afternoon with clearer skies.? Snow
> started again at 4:00 to end the day.
>
> Raptor Observations:
> Raptors almost exclusively Turkey Vultures, but a halfway decent flight.
>
> Non-raptor Observations:
> Snow Goose continued in the lawn by the platform, Iceland (Kumlien's)
> and Glaucous Gulls with a few Bonaparte's Gulls, plus some freezing
> Tree Swallows flying around.? Full list:
> ebird.org/view/checklist/S44278029
>
> Predictions:
> Friday (4/6) is a washout with snow and rain predicted.? Next decent
> days at the moment look to be next Thursday-Saturday potentially.
> ======================================================================
> == Report submitted by Greg Lawrence (<glawrence21...>) Braddock
> Bay information may be found at:
> http://www.bbrr.org/
>
>
> More site information at hawkcount.org:?
> http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=353
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From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] GeneseeBirds-L Digest, Vol 177, Issue 10
    This occurred MANY years ago. The road across the metal bridge at the south end has been closed for decades. For many years there was a gate near the river on Carncross Road (or Hunter's Home Road on some maps). That gate has, in the past few years, been moved well back into the island with a new parking lot there. You have always been able to hike all over the island.

On Friday, April 6, 2018 10:53 AM, Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> wrote:


Howland Island is locked? When did that occur? Just curious

Sent from my iPhone

> On Apr 6, 2018, at 10:41 AM, <geneseebirds-l-request...> wrote:
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>      (Bird observations from western New York)
>  2. American Bittern (Bird observations from western New York)
>  3. Braddock Bay (05 Apr 2018) 762 Raptors
>      (Bird observations from western New York)
>
>
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> Date: Thu, 5 Apr 2018 15:01:16 +0000
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>    <geneseebirds-l...>
> To: "Johnson, Alyssa" <ajohnson...>
> Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Van tours with Montezuma Audubon Staff!
> Message-ID: <mailman.447.1523007249.14331.geneseebirds-l...>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"
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> Good snowy morning!
>
> Here at the Montezuma Audubon Center in Savannah, we accumulated a quick couple of fluffy inches of lake affect snow. Despite that, the birds are active. I counted 8 great blue herons on my drive in this morning, all flying over Tschache Pool on Route 89 at Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge. On East Road, I pulled in for a quick listen at the Knox Marcellus Marsh, also at MNWR. I could barely see the marsh down below, but could hear ducks moving around. Finally, arriving at the MAC, as I was shoveling the sidewalk, an adult bald eagle flew overhead during a brief break in the snow fall.
>
> Below are a list of a few upcoming van tours that I'm offering this spring! I've also included a link to all of our upcoming spring programming.
> http://ny.audubon.org/education/montezuma-audubon-center-programs-and-events
>
>
> 4April 13, Friday 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
> Montezuma's Bird Migration Van Tour
>
> The Montezuma Wetlands Complex is Audubon's first globally significant Important Bird Area because of the incredible number of ducks, geese and swans that stop here during the spring and fall migrations. Enjoy a leisurely ride in the Audubon van for an excursion to Montezuma's birding hot spots where a variety of waterfowl, songbirds, shorebirds, and breeding Osprey and Bald Eagles can be seen. Binoculars and field guides will be provided. Fee: $8/child; $15/adult.
> 4May 10, Thursday 5:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
> Montezuma Birdwatching Tour
> The Montezuma Wetlands Complex is teeming with migratory songbirds, marsh birds, and other wildlife this time of year. Join us for an evening van tour through the Montezuma's marshes, forests and grasslands to explore the abundant wildlife as they prepare for their nocturnal activities. Bring your camera to capture images of the beautiful habitats and wildlife. Binoculars and field guides provided. Fee: $8/child, $15/adult.
>
> 4May 19, Saturday 11:00p.m.-2:00p.m.
> Warblers and Wine Van Tour
> Join us for our first trip to Thorpe Vineyard, located along the Lake Ontario shoreline in Wolcott. During the tour, guests will sample award winning wines at the winery and walk around nearby Chimney Bluffs State Park to search for Warblers including the Cerulean, American Redstart, Blackpoll, Black-throated Blue and nearly two dozen other Warbler species. Must be 21+ to participate. PRE-PAID RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Fee: $20/adult, includes wine tasting.
>
> 4May 26, Saturday 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
> Howland's Island Van Tour
> Spring songbird migration and breeding season is underway so join us for an early morning tour behind the locked gates of Howland's Island. We'll drive onto the island and make stops along the way listening and looking for migrants like the Warbling Vireo, Scarlet Tanager, and nearly two dozen Warbler species. We'll also highlight the 10,000 year cultural and natural history of this unique island habitat. PRE-PAID RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Binoculars and bird guides will be provided. Fee: $8/child; $15/adult.
>
>
>
> Alyssa Johnson
> Environmental Educator
> Montezuma Audubon Center
> 2295 State Route 89
> P.O. Box 187
> Savannah, New York 13146
> (315) 365-3588
> Audubon NY- Montezuma<http://ny.audubon.org/Montezuma>
> Montezuma Audubon Center on Facebook<https://www.facebook.com/MontezumaAudubonCenter/>
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> 677 Five Points Rd in Rush, NY. At 8:30am we had an American Bittern hunting in our backyard in the snow. He started off by my neighbor?s pond, went beneath our spruces for a bit and then proceeded across the yard to the woods. He displayed all the classic Bittern traits, standing on one foot while pointing his bill straight up and slowly waving his head. When he was hunting he held his head parallel to the ground and walked very slowly. We took some pictures but since we were shooting through the windows and snow they aren?t great. We watched him for about 30 mins. Last we saw he was cutting through the woods heading for the north side of the Rotary Sunshine Campus.
>
> Martha Zettel
> <Mlzettel...>
>
>
> Sent from my iPad
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
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> Message: 3
> Date: Fri, 6 Apr 2018 06:40:55 -0800
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>    <geneseebirds-l...>
> To: <geneseebirds-l...>
> Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (05 Apr 2018) 762 Raptors
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> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"
>
> Braddock Bay
> Rochester, New York, USA
> Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 05, 2018
> -------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Species            Day's Count    Month Total  Season Total
> ------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
> Black Vulture                0              0              1
> Turkey Vulture            759          5316          7790
> Osprey                      0              3              5
> Bald Eagle                  0              4            38
> Northern Harrier            0            10            38
> Sharp-shinned Hawk          0            14            46
> Cooper's Hawk                1            12            70
> Northern Goshawk            0              0              0
> Red-shouldered Hawk          0            43            232
> Broad-winged Hawk            0              0              0
> Red-tailed Hawk              2            54            378
> Rough-legged Hawk            0              1            25
> Golden Eagle                0              0              2
> American Kestrel            0            16            35
> Merlin                      0              1              3
> Peregrine Falcon            0              0              4
> 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:                    762          5474          8667
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Observation start time: 08:15:00
> Observation end  time: 16:00:00
> Total observation time: 7.75 hours
>
> Official Counter:        Greg Lawrence
>
> Observers:       
>
> Visitors:
> Thanks to Tom, Sheryl, and Carol for stopping by today!
>
>
> Weather:
> NW winds and cold temps most of the morning with intermittent snow showers,
> switching to WNW in the afternoon with clearer skies.  Snow started again
> at 4:00 to end the day.
>
> Raptor Observations:
> Raptors almost exclusively Turkey Vultures, but a halfway decent flight.
>
> Non-raptor Observations:
> Snow Goose continued in the lawn by the platform, Iceland (Kumlien's) and
> Glaucous Gulls with a few Bonaparte's Gulls, plus some freezing Tree
> Swallows flying around.  Full list: ebird.org/view/checklist/S44278029
>
> Predictions:
> Friday (4/6) is a washout with snow and rain predicted.  Next decent days
> at the moment look to be next Thursday-Saturday potentially.
> ========================================================================
> Report submitted by Greg Lawrence (<glawrence21...>)
> Braddock Bay information may be found at:
> http://www.bbrr.org/
>
>
> More site information at hawkcount.org:  http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=353
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Date: 4/6/18 7:53 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] GeneseeBirds-L Digest, Vol 177, Issue 10
Howland Island is locked? When did that occur? Just curious

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> Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Van tours with Montezuma Audubon Staff!
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> Good snowy morning!
>
> Here at the Montezuma Audubon Center in Savannah, we accumulated a quick couple of fluffy inches of lake affect snow. Despite that, the birds are active. I counted 8 great blue herons on my drive in this morning, all flying over Tschache Pool on Route 89 at Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge. On East Road, I pulled in for a quick listen at the Knox Marcellus Marsh, also at MNWR. I could barely see the marsh down below, but could hear ducks moving around. Finally, arriving at the MAC, as I was shoveling the sidewalk, an adult bald eagle flew overhead during a brief break in the snow fall.
>
> Below are a list of a few upcoming van tours that I'm offering this spring! I've also included a link to all of our upcoming spring programming.
> http://ny.audubon.org/education/montezuma-audubon-center-programs-and-events
>
>
> 4April 13, Friday 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
> Montezuma's Bird Migration Van Tour
>
> The Montezuma Wetlands Complex is Audubon's first globally significant Important Bird Area because of the incredible number of ducks, geese and swans that stop here during the spring and fall migrations. Enjoy a leisurely ride in the Audubon van for an excursion to Montezuma's birding hot spots where a variety of waterfowl, songbirds, shorebirds, and breeding Osprey and Bald Eagles can be seen. Binoculars and field guides will be provided. Fee: $8/child; $15/adult.
> 4May 10, Thursday 5:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
> Montezuma Birdwatching Tour
> The Montezuma Wetlands Complex is teeming with migratory songbirds, marsh birds, and other wildlife this time of year. Join us for an evening van tour through the Montezuma's marshes, forests and grasslands to explore the abundant wildlife as they prepare for their nocturnal activities. Bring your camera to capture images of the beautiful habitats and wildlife. Binoculars and field guides provided. Fee: $8/child, $15/adult.
>
> 4May 19, Saturday 11:00p.m.-2:00p.m.
> Warblers and Wine Van Tour
> Join us for our first trip to Thorpe Vineyard, located along the Lake Ontario shoreline in Wolcott. During the tour, guests will sample award winning wines at the winery and walk around nearby Chimney Bluffs State Park to search for Warblers including the Cerulean, American Redstart, Blackpoll, Black-throated Blue and nearly two dozen other Warbler species. Must be 21+ to participate. PRE-PAID RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Fee: $20/adult, includes wine tasting.
>
> 4May 26, Saturday 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
> Howland's Island Van Tour
> Spring songbird migration and breeding season is underway so join us for an early morning tour behind the locked gates of Howland's Island. We'll drive onto the island and make stops along the way listening and looking for migrants like the Warbling Vireo, Scarlet Tanager, and nearly two dozen Warbler species. We'll also highlight the 10,000 year cultural and natural history of this unique island habitat. PRE-PAID RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Binoculars and bird guides will be provided. Fee: $8/child; $15/adult.
>
>
>
> Alyssa Johnson
> Environmental Educator
> Montezuma Audubon Center
> 2295 State Route 89
> P.O. Box 187
> Savannah, New York 13146
> (315) 365-3588
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> 677 Five Points Rd in Rush, NY. At 8:30am we had an American Bittern hunting in our backyard in the snow. He started off by my neighbor?s pond, went beneath our spruces for a bit and then proceeded across the yard to the woods. He displayed all the classic Bittern traits, standing on one foot while pointing his bill straight up and slowly waving his head. When he was hunting he held his head parallel to the ground and walked very slowly. We took some pictures but since we were shooting through the windows and snow they aren?t great. We watched him for about 30 mins. Last we saw he was cutting through the woods heading for the north side of the Rotary Sunshine Campus.
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> Martha Zettel
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> To: <geneseebirds-l...>
> Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (05 Apr 2018) 762 Raptors
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> Braddock Bay
> Rochester, New York, USA
> Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 05, 2018
> -------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
> ------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
> Black Vulture 0 0 1
> Turkey Vulture 759 5316 7790
> Osprey 0 3 5
> Bald Eagle 0 4 38
> Northern Harrier 0 10 38
> Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 14 46
> Cooper's Hawk 1 12 70
> Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
> Red-shouldered Hawk 0 43 232
> Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
> Red-tailed Hawk 2 54 378
> Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 25
> Golden Eagle 0 0 2
> American Kestrel 0 16 35
> Merlin 0 1 3
> Peregrine Falcon 0 0 4
> 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: 762 5474 8667
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Observation start time: 08:15:00
> Observation end time: 16:00:00
> Total observation time: 7.75 hours
>
> Official Counter: Greg Lawrence
>
> Observers:
>
> Visitors:
> Thanks to Tom, Sheryl, and Carol for stopping by today!
>
>
> Weather:
> NW winds and cold temps most of the morning with intermittent snow showers,
> switching to WNW in the afternoon with clearer skies. Snow started again
> at 4:00 to end the day.
>
> Raptor Observations:
> Raptors almost exclusively Turkey Vultures, but a halfway decent flight.
>
> Non-raptor Observations:
> Snow Goose continued in the lawn by the platform, Iceland (Kumlien's) and
> Glaucous Gulls with a few Bonaparte's Gulls, plus some freezing Tree
> Swallows flying around. Full list: ebird.org/view/checklist/S44278029
>
> Predictions:
> Friday (4/6) is a washout with snow and rain predicted. Next decent days
> at the moment look to be next Thursday-Saturday potentially.
> ========================================================================
> Report submitted by Greg Lawrence (<glawrence21...>)
> Braddock Bay information may be found at:
> http://www.bbrr.org/
>
>
> More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=353
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Date: 4/6/18 7:41 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (05 Apr 2018) 762 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 05, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 1
Turkey Vulture 759 5316 7790
Osprey 0 3 5
Bald Eagle 0 4 38
Northern Harrier 0 10 38
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 14 46
Cooper's Hawk 1 12 70
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 43 232
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 2 54 378
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 25
Golden Eagle 0 0 2
American Kestrel 0 16 35
Merlin 0 1 3
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 4
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: 762 5474 8667
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:15:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 7.75 hours

Official Counter: Greg Lawrence

Observers:

Visitors:
Thanks to Tom, Sheryl, and Carol for stopping by today!


Weather:
NW winds and cold temps most of the morning with intermittent snow showers,
switching to WNW in the afternoon with clearer skies. Snow started again
at 4:00 to end the day.

Raptor Observations:
Raptors almost exclusively Turkey Vultures, but a halfway decent flight.

Non-raptor Observations:
Snow Goose continued in the lawn by the platform, Iceland (Kumlien's) and
Glaucous Gulls with a few Bonaparte's Gulls, plus some freezing Tree
Swallows flying around. Full list: ebird.org/view/checklist/S44278029

Predictions:
Friday (4/6) is a washout with snow and rain predicted. Next decent days
at the moment look to be next Thursday-Saturday potentially.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Greg Lawrence (<glawrence21...>)
Braddock Bay information may be found at:
http://www.bbrr.org/


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Date: 4/6/18 6:18 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] American Bittern
677 Five Points Rd in Rush, NY. At 8:30am we had an American Bittern hunting in our backyard in the snow. He started off by my neighbor’s pond, went beneath our spruces for a bit and then proceeded across the yard to the woods. He displayed all the classic Bittern traits, standing on one foot while pointing his bill straight up and slowly waving his head. When he was hunting he held his head parallel to the ground and walked very slowly. We took some pictures but since we were shooting through the windows and snow they aren’t great. We watched him for about 30 mins. Last we saw he was cutting through the woods heading for the north side of the Rotary Sunshine Campus.

Martha Zettel
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Date: 4/6/18 2:34 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Van tours with Montezuma Audubon Staff!
Good snowy morning!

Here at the Montezuma Audubon Center in Savannah, we accumulated a quick couple of fluffy inches of lake affect snow. Despite that, the birds are active. I counted 8 great blue herons on my drive in this morning, all flying over Tschache Pool on Route 89 at Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge. On East Road, I pulled in for a quick listen at the Knox Marcellus Marsh, also at MNWR. I could barely see the marsh down below, but could hear ducks moving around. Finally, arriving at the MAC, as I was shoveling the sidewalk, an adult bald eagle flew overhead during a brief break in the snow fall.

Below are a list of a few upcoming van tours that I'm offering this spring! I've also included a link to all of our upcoming spring programming.
http://ny.audubon.org/education/montezuma-audubon-center-programs-and-events


4April 13, Friday 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Montezuma's Bird Migration Van Tour

The Montezuma Wetlands Complex is Audubon's first globally significant Important Bird Area because of the incredible number of ducks, geese and swans that stop here during the spring and fall migrations. Enjoy a leisurely ride in the Audubon van for an excursion to Montezuma's birding hot spots where a variety of waterfowl, songbirds, shorebirds, and breeding Osprey and Bald Eagles can be seen. Binoculars and field guides will be provided. Fee: $8/child; $15/adult.
4May 10, Thursday 5:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.
Montezuma Birdwatching Tour
The Montezuma Wetlands Complex is teeming with migratory songbirds, marsh birds, and other wildlife this time of year. Join us for an evening van tour through the Montezuma's marshes, forests and grasslands to explore the abundant wildlife as they prepare for their nocturnal activities. Bring your camera to capture images of the beautiful habitats and wildlife. Binoculars and field guides provided. Fee: $8/child, $15/adult.

4May 19, Saturday 11:00p.m.-2:00p.m.
Warblers and Wine Van Tour
Join us for our first trip to Thorpe Vineyard, located along the Lake Ontario shoreline in Wolcott. During the tour, guests will sample award winning wines at the winery and walk around nearby Chimney Bluffs State Park to search for Warblers including the Cerulean, American Redstart, Blackpoll, Black-throated Blue and nearly two dozen other Warbler species. Must be 21+ to participate. PRE-PAID RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Fee: $20/adult, includes wine tasting.

4May 26, Saturday 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Howland's Island Van Tour
Spring songbird migration and breeding season is underway so join us for an early morning tour behind the locked gates of Howland's Island. We'll drive onto the island and make stops along the way listening and looking for migrants like the Warbling Vireo, Scarlet Tanager, and nearly two dozen Warbler species. We'll also highlight the 10,000 year cultural and natural history of this unique island habitat. PRE-PAID RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Binoculars and bird guides will be provided. Fee: $8/child; $15/adult.



Alyssa Johnson
Environmental Educator
Montezuma Audubon Center
2295 State Route 89
P.O. Box 187
Savannah, New York 13146
(315) 365-3588
Audubon NY- Montezuma<http://ny.audubon.org/Montezuma>
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Date: 4/5/18 6:43 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 05 Apr 2018
- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 04/05/2018
* NYBU1804.05
- Birds mentioned

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Please submit reports to
<DSuggs...>
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Red-throated Loon
Common Loon
Horned Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
Great Egret
Cackling Goose
Common Goldeneye
Barrow's Goldeneye
Golden Eagle
Wilson's Snipe
Iceland Gull
Snowy Owl
Horned Lark
Red-br. Nuthatch
Winter Wren
Golden-cr. Kinglet
Northern Mockingbird
Vesper Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Lapland Longspur
Eastern Meadowlark
Pine Siskin

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Hotline: Buffalo Bird Report at the Buffalo Museum of Science
Date: 04/05/2018
Number: 716-896-1271
To Report: Same
Compiler: David F. Suggs
Coverage: Western New York and adjacent Ontario
Website: www.BuffaloOrnithologicalSociety.org

Thursday, April 5, 2018

The Buffalo Bird Report is a service provided
by your Buffalo Museum of Science and the
Buffalo Ornithological Society. To contact the
Science Museum, call 896-5200. Press the pound
key to report sightings before the end of this
report.

Highlights of reports received March 29 through
April 5 from the Niagara Frontier Region.

Another week with more weather resistant
migrants. WILSON'S SNIPE, VESPER SPARROW and
SAVANNAH SPARROW in the Chautauqua County Town
of Sheridan. Along Crick's Run in Allegany
State Park, a singing WINTER WREN.

March 31, on the BOS field trip to the Lake
Ontario Plains - EASTERN MEADOWLARK with
NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD on Hosmer Road. Five
LAPLAND LONGSPURS, including one in near
breeding plumage, with HORNED LARKS on Marshall
Road. On Lake Ontario at Barker Park in
Somerset, RED-THROATED LOON, COMMON LOON, RED-
NECKED GREBE, HORNED GREBE, GREAT EGRET and
ICELAND GULL. And, small numbers of CACKLING
GEESE at two locations in the lake plains.

Also March 31, a BARROW'S GOLDENEYE among a
dozen COMMON GOLDENEYES on Lake Ontario at the
mouth of Johnson's Creek.

A SNOWY OWL has been residing for a month on
Walden Avenue in Alden. SNOWY OWLS still on the
ice-packed Buffalo waterfront.

Ten waterfowl species at Gouinlocks Pond, on
Sage Road in Attica, included nine HORNED
GREBES. Also, a GOLDEN EAGLE over the Town of
Attica.

And, in the Southern Tier, a flock of PINE
SISKINS with RED-BR. NUTHATCHES and GOLDEN-CR.
KINGLET at Golden Hill State Forest in
Cattaraugus County.

The next BOS meeting will be on Wednesday,
April 11, at 7 PM at the Buffalo Museum of
Science. A program on habitat restoration in
the state of Tennessee will be presented.
Visitors are always welcome at BOS meetings.

The Bird Report will be updated Thursday
evening, April 12. 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: 4/5/18 6:24 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] 4/5/18 Burger Park - 4;30 PM or so
The Ospreys have returned to the tower seen from Burger Park. 2 Osprey were chasing away an immature Bald Eagle when I arrived . The Eagle left after being harassed for about 5 minutes. Also seen were 1 Kestrel and 1 female Harrier plus several Red Wing Blackbirds. A couple leaving the park told me they saw 3 Great Egrets at the end of the main trail by the docks. I did not walk the trail.


I saw 3 trees Off Manitou Beach Road with about 60 Turkey Vultures perched in them - quite a site.


Salmon creek behind BB Tavern and Grill had many tree swallows, About 15 Bufflehead, 22 Scaup species, 13 Goldeneye, 17 Mute Swans, 1 Great Blue Heron and 1 Immature Bald Eagle.


Kathleen E. Dalton
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4/5/18

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Date: 4/5/18 3:01 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] ticks
That’s what I was thinking. I can’t get that Yankee Magazine article out of my mind.
> On Apr 5, 2018, at 4:46 PM, Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> wrote:
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> Or maybe this is akin to the moose and winter tick situation.
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> On 4/5/18, 4:31 PM, "Bird observations from western New York" <GeneseeBirds-L...> wrote:
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> Off-hand I would say that the animal was probably afflicted by both mange and ticks.
>
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> On 4/5/18, 4:28 PM, "<geneseebirds-l-bounces...> on behalf of Bird observations from western New York" <geneseebirds-l-bounces...> on behalf of <GeneseeBirds-L...> wrote:
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> I have a friend who’s property is included in the territory for the Genesee Valley Fox hunts. A coyote was killed on the last hunt. It appeared to be covered with mange. On closer inspection, it was discovered that the animal was covered with ticks. There was very little fur left.
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Date: 4/5/18 2:30 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (05 Apr 2018) 340 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 05, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 330 4298 8816
Osprey 0 3 3
Bald Eagle 1 5 30
Northern Harrier 0 3 5
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 9 17
Cooper's Hawk 0 1 13
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 7 36
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 5 43 180
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 4
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 3 6
Merlin 0 0 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 0 11
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 1 3

Total: 340 4374 9127
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 5 hours

Official Counter: Sue Barth

Observers:

Visitors:
None


Weather:
Quite chilly, never getting above 30F. Brisk, mostly westerly winds, gave
a biting punch to a couple of brief snow periods.

Raptor Observations:
In spite of the cold, there was a fair amount of Turkey Vultures. I never
saw a Red-tailed until the 3rd hour - and they only totaled at just 5 (in
addition to a couple of locals). No Red-shoulders at all were seen and
there was just 1 juv Bald Eagle and 3 Sharp-shinned Hawks.

Non-raptor Observations:
I spent the 2nd hour at the Rogers Rd. ball park due to a funeral. When I
returned to the cemetery, I found it to be a better vantage point watching
from the back near the little pond across from Rogers Road.

Five Common Loons flew over, all before noon (3 at the cemetery and 2 at
the ball park). A singing Purple Finch was nice background music and a pair
of local Cooper's Hawks engaged in courtship display was a neat
observation. My complete eBird checklist with photos can be found at:
https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S44274846.

Predictions:
They're saying it will be about 10 degrees warmer tomorrow with strong
winds from the SW. Rain/snow showers are expected in the morning. After the
precipitation, those warmer temps and strong SW winds in the afternoon
could bring some birds.
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Date: 4/5/18 2:29 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] protect your dogs from ticks and Lyme disease
Word of warning to dog owners, the Seresto tick collars no longer seem to be working as well for unknown reasons. Either the ticks are becoming resistant or the collars are no longer being manufactured with the same quality standards. We have a horrible problem with ticks and found that the Bravecto oral meds work really well. 1 pill every three months. Any ticks on the dog seem to die. So between the pills and the vaccinations the dogs seem safe however we are not...
Martha Zettel

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> As a veterinarian, I strongly recommend that you protect your dogs with one of the new oral isoxazoline flea and tick preventatives that are much more effective than the older topical products. Examples include Simparica, Nexgard and Bravecto. In severely infested areas they can be combined with a Soresto collar that has some repellency. There are also several highly effective Lyme disease vaccines out there for dogs as well.
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> Michele Rosenbaum, VMD DACVD
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Date: 4/5/18 1:57 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] protect your dogs from ticks and Lyme disease
As a veterinarian, I strongly recommend that you protect your dogs with one of the new oral isoxazoline  flea and tick preventatives that are much more effective than the older topical products. Examples include Simparica, Nexgard and Bravecto. In severely infested areas they can be combined with a Soresto collar that has some repellency.  There are also several highly effective Lyme disease vaccines out there for dogs as well.
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Date: 4/5/18 1:46 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] ticks
Or maybe this is akin to the moose and winter tick situation.

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On 4/5/18, 4:31 PM, "Bird observations from western New York" <GeneseeBirds-L...> wrote:

Off-hand I would say that the animal was probably afflicted by both mange and ticks.

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NYS Community IPM Program of Cornell University

2449 St. Paul Blvd

Rochester, NY 14617

(585) 753-2562

fax: (585) 753-2560

http://www.nysipm.cornell.edu

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On 4/5/18, 4:28 PM, "<geneseebirds-l-bounces...> on behalf of Bird observations from western New York" <geneseebirds-l-bounces...> on behalf of <GeneseeBirds-L...> wrote:

I have a friend who’s property is included in the territory for the Genesee Valley Fox hunts. A coyote was killed on the last hunt. It appeared to be covered with mange. On closer inspection, it was discovered that the animal was covered with ticks. There was very little fur left.

Judy Gurley
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Date: 4/5/18 1:31 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] ticks
Off-hand I would say that the animal was probably afflicted by both mange and ticks.

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Lynn Braband

NYS Community IPM Program of Cornell University

2449 St. Paul Blvd

Rochester, NY 14617

(585) 753-2562

fax: (585) 753-2560

http://www.nysipm.cornell.edu

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On 4/5/18, 4:28 PM, "<geneseebirds-l-bounces...> on behalf of Bird observations from western New York" <geneseebirds-l-bounces...> on behalf of <GeneseeBirds-L...> wrote:

I have a friend who’s property is included in the territory for the Genesee Valley Fox hunts. A coyote was killed on the last hunt. It appeared to be covered with mange. On closer inspection, it was discovered that the animal was covered with ticks. There was very little fur left.

Judy Gurley
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Date: 4/5/18 1:28 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] ticks
I have a friend who’s property is included in the territory for the Genesee Valley Fox hunts. A coyote was killed on the last hunt. It appeared to be covered with mange. On closer inspection, it was discovered that the animal was covered with ticks. There was very little fur left.

Judy Gurley
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Date: 4/5/18 11:52 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] same stuff
4-4-18 - N.tip Squaw Island -2im. Iceland~20 Bony - been there for at least several days.
Bird Island Pier -1b Snowy - out near end. Interesting broken up lake ice washed up onto Pier from canal after earlier strong SW winds. Even a large ~knee high boulder was pushed up from the river side. All due to at least one section of ice boom failing. Nice hissing sound made by ice as it passed by Broderick Park.
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Date: 4/4/18 8:26 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (04 Apr 2018) 1196 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 04, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 1
Turkey Vulture 1173 4557 7031
Osprey 1 3 5
Bald Eagle 1 4 38
Northern Harrier 2 10 38
Sharp-shinned Hawk 6 14 46
Cooper's Hawk 0 11 69
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 2 43 232
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 7 52 376
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 25
Golden Eagle 0 0 2
American Kestrel 4 16 35
Merlin 0 1 3
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 4
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: 1196 4712 7905
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Greg Lawrence

Observers: Bridget Watts, Mike Gullo, Nick Pusateri

Visitors:
At least ten folks packed in on the leeward side of the platform braving
the windy weather today. And thanks to the Snow Goose for keeping me
company after everyone left, and the snow started.


Weather:
Very strong WSW winds w/ high wind warning in effect all day. Mostly
cloudy for the morning and then clouds filling in more in the early
afternoon. Rain/hail started right around 1:00 EST killing the flight,
then briefly stopped, but heavier snow started a little while later, ending
the day.

Raptor Observations:
Good Turkey Vulture flight, with only a handful of other raptor species.
Flight mostly low of course, with the wind pushing birds down. Good to see
many birds right over the platform, including Kestrels and Sharp-shinned
Hawks almost taking our heads off, and great looks at one of the
Red-shouldered Hawks.

Non-raptor Observations:
A random Snow Goose flew in and rested and fed in the lawn next to the
platform right after the snow started. Couple Blue-winged Teal and more
Green-winged Teal than there have been, seven (!) Sandhill Cranes, nice
views of four Iceland (Kumlien's) Gulls and a Glaucous Gull, good amount of
Horned Larks with many very low, and a couple Eastern Meadowlarks in front
of the platform. Full list: ebird.org/view/checklist/S44248145

Predictions:
Some birds will be moving in the WNW winds tomorrow, but Friday looks like
a washout. After that, temps drop back into the mid-30s again with some
birds maybe moving in NW winds. Next Thursday could be the next halfway
decent day with SW winds predicted and temps in the scorching upper 40s.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Greg Lawrence (<glawrence21...>)
Braddock Bay information may be found at:
http://www.bbrr.org/


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Date: 4/4/18 8:01 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (03 Apr 2018) Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 03, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 1
Turkey Vulture 0 3384 5858
Osprey 0 2 4
Bald Eagle 0 3 37
Northern Harrier 0 8 36
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 8 40
Cooper's Hawk 0 11 69
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 41 230
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 45 369
Rough-legged Hawk 0 1 25
Golden Eagle 0 0 2
American Kestrel 0 12 31
Merlin 0 1 3
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 4
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 3516 6709
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 11:30:00
Total observation time: 3.5 hours

Official Counter: Greg Lawrence

Observers:

Visitors:
Thanks to David, Art, and Marilyn for stopping by.


Weather:
ESE winds, with overcast skies. Rain rolled in around 11:30 and continued
for most of the afternoon.

Raptor Observations:
none moving, but many Turkey Vultures seen roosting on spits of bay and at
point

Non-raptor Observations:
Red-throated Loon in close along the cattails, Bonaparte's, Iceland
(Kumlien's), Glaucous, and Lesser Black-backed Gulls, great looks at seven
Eastern Meadowlarks in the adjacent field, and my first singing Swamp
Sparrow of the spring. Full list: ebird.org/view/checklist/S44218735

Predictions:
Winds tomorrow look pretty rough, but wind direction is mostly SW, so could
be a good Turkey Vulture flight. Rain predicted in the afternoon, so might
be short-lived. Could be vultures moving again Thursday with WNW winds,
but Friday looks like a washout.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Greg Lawrence (<glawrence21...>)
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Date: 4/4/18 4:44 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (04 Apr 2018) 120 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 04, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 120 3968 8486
Osprey 0 3 3
Bald Eagle 0 4 29
Northern Harrier 0 3 5
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 6 14
Cooper's Hawk 0 1 13
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 7 36
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 38 175
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 4
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 3 6
Merlin 0 0 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 0 11
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 2

Total: 120 4034 8787
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Observation start time: 09:30:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 4.5 hours

Official Counter: Jim Landau

Observers:

Visitors:
no visitors.


Weather:
Damaging high winds from the southwest, gusting as high as 60 mph. Heavy
multilayered clouds with brief windows of blue skies and intense snow
flurries.

Raptor Observations:
The only migrants were Turkey Vultures in the 1st 1 1/2 hours. Not my
favorite bird but credit where it's due - they aren't intimidated by a
little wind.

Non-raptor Observations:
1 Common Loon heading straight for the lake. The 4th hour of the watch was
conducted from the Rogers Rd. ball park parking lot, due to a funeral at
the primary watch site.

Predictions:
As of 7pm the National Weather Service is forecasting, "A slight chance of
snow showers before 2pm, then a slight chance of snow showers after 4pm.
Mostly cloudy, with a high near 30. Breezy, with a west wind 13 to 20 mph.
Chance of precipitation is 20%."
Not the ideal setup for a flight, but I wouldn't have guessed today's TV's
to show up either.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Jim Landau (<landaujr...>)


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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
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Date: 4/3/18 5:29 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (03 Apr 2018) Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 03, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 3848 8366
Osprey 0 3 3
Bald Eagle 0 4 29
Northern Harrier 0 3 5
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 6 14
Cooper's Hawk 0 1 13
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 7 36
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 38 175
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 4
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 3 6
Merlin 0 0 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 0 11
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 2

Total: 0 3914 8667
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 11:00:00
Total observation time: 2 hours

Official Counter: Bruce Chilton

Observers:

Visitors:
None.


Weather:
Light rain throughout the period, with occasional moderate rain. Wind
mostly ENE, between 11 and 14 km/hr.
Chilly, overcast; visibility fairly good.

Raptor Observations:
Nothing!

Non-raptor Observations:
A few crows, starlings, and robins.

Predictions:
Supposedly high winds accompanied by periods of rain; possibly temp. will
get cold enough for a snow-rain mix at times.
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Date: 4/3/18 2:32 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] L. Morin Park, Monday Apr 2
Yesterday morning we had a very pleasant walk at the south end of
Irondequoit Bay in Lucien Morin Park, Town of Penfield, Monroe County.



Highlights

3 Wood Ducks, in the channel along the entrance path

2 White-throated sparrows, area below the gazebo

E. Bluebird

3 m. Buffleheads in Irondequoit Creek at the southwest corner of the park

imm. Bald Eagle flying over Irondequoit Bay

2 Great Blue Herons that flushed from some tall trees along the creek



Also

3-4 White-breasted nuthatches

2 Tufted Titmice

Red-tailed Hawk

Red-bellied and Hairy Woodpeckers





Dave and Vanna Harding

Penfield NY



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Date: 4/3/18 8:01 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] GeneseeBirds-L Digest, Vol 176, Issue 48
On Sunday, April 1, 2018 we noted the following at the Groveland Flats, Livingston Co. : Horned Grebe-10, Great Blue Heron-1, Tundra Swan-17, Canada Goose-2500, Wood Duck-1, Gadwall-12, American Wigeon-10, Mallard-50, Black Duck-2, Blue-winged Teal-4. Green-winged Teal-75, Northern Pintail-12, Northern Shoveler-50. Redhead-4. Candvsback-4, Lesser Scaup-10, Long-tailed Duck-1, Bufflehead-60, Ring-billed Gull-4000, Lesser Black-backed Gull-1.

Dick &  Dorothy Rosche
Orchard Park, NY
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Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 30, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 62 2401 2401
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 0 12 12
Northern Harrier 0 2 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 5 5
Cooper's Hawk 2 10 10
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 29 29
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 1 108 108
Rough-legged Hawk 0 3 3
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 3 3
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 7 7
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 2 2

Total: 65 2582 2582
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Observation start time: 08:45:00
Observation end time: 13:00:00
Total observation time: 4.25 hours

Official Counter: Jerry Thurn

Observers: Joe Sullivan

Visitors:
Joe Sullivan (BOS Member)


Weather:
Winds NW varying to NNW, 3-4 Beaufort. Cloudy skies during watch period.
Temp 3.3 to 4.4C. Cold weather pattern passed south of Hamburg and brought
snow to Presque Isle & Ripley sites on our flight path. They both had N/A
for their count day.

Raptor Observations:
Intermittent small groups <8 TVs. Very few Red-tails or Coopers. The wind
was all wrong for any good flights.

Non-raptor Observations:
Started watch at Lakeside Cemetery, then moved to William Williams Little
League Ball Park due to a veteran interment service at 11:00 EDT. Hundreds
of American Robins in small flight groups of 10-20 heading NE. Tight
squadron of three Great Blue Herons heading NE. Small skein (22) of all
white Geese with black wingtips (Snow Goose) heading NE.

Predictions:
Buffalo Weather Service Office, "Mostly sunny, with a high temp near 52,
Southwest wind 11-14 MPH.
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Report submitted by Jerry Thurn (<geraldthurn...>)


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Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Lake Ontario Plain field trip, Saturday
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Today, on the BOS Lake Ontario Plain field trip to eastern Niagara and
western Orleans Counties, we had at least 34 birders along on the nicest day
of the year so far. Our traditional MEADOWLARK spot on Hosmer Road came
through again and a MOCKINGBIRD there was a nice bonus. The lake-watch at
Barker Bicentennial Park was chilly with the stiff south wind and the
temperature still in the 30s but we managed both RED-THROATED and COMMON
LOONS and RED-NECKED and HORNED GREBES. The first DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT
of the year for most elicited a rather subdued reaction while the first
GREAT EGRET of the year, flying west well out over the lake, was greeted
with a lot more fanfare. Two TREE SWALLOWS were also the first of the year
for everyone. Betsy Potter was the only one to get on the ICELAND GULL here.
Further east at the eBird hotspot, Burgess and Lower Lake Roads, three
GREEN-WINGED TEAL were nice. At Golden Hill State Park, the vultures had
been flying for a while but now we were starting to see hawks too. A
NORTHERN HARRIER, several RED-TAILS and RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS, and a couple
of AMERICAN KESTRELS were popular. Flying west well out over the lake were
11 TUNDRA SWANS. While just out of ear-shot from the group, Betsy had a
flock of BONAPARTE'S GULLS going by inland from the lake. CACKLING GEESE
were lifers for a few people - we had three on Lower Lake Road and five more
on Rt 18. Perhaps the highlight of the trip for many were the five LAPLAND
LONGSPURS with Horned Larks on Marshall Road, first spotted by TJ Mudd. At
least one of the longspurs was quite advanced into breeding plumage. At
Shadigee, we saw our first BALD EAGLE plus another eagle, thought to be a
Golden by at least one observer but not seen well enough by most of us to
identify. At the pond in Lyndonville, we added a pair of HOODED MERGANSERS
and we made one last stop at my favorite field on the southwest quadrant of
Johnson Creek and Townline Roads, where we had a few NORTHERN PINTAILS and
two GREEN-WINGED TEAL.



It was a lot of fun to lead such an enthusiastic group of birders! I hope to
see you all on the next Lake Ontario Plain field trip!



Willie

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Wilson, NY

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Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 29, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 2339 2339
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 0 12 12
Northern Harrier 0 2 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 5 5
Cooper's Hawk 1 9 9
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 29 29
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 107 107
Rough-legged Hawk 0 3 3
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 3 3
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 7 7
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 2 2

Total: 1 2518 2518
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Observation start time: 08:45:00
Observation end time: 12:00:00
Total observation time: 1.92 hours

Official Counter: Marcie Jacklin

Observers: Lynda Goodridge

Weather:
No wind, overcast.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

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Report submitted by Marcie Jacklin (<mjacklin...>)


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Date: 4/2/18 7:14 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (02 Apr 2018) 2560 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 02, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 1
Turkey Vulture 2492 3384 5858
Osprey 2 2 4
Bald Eagle 2 3 37
Northern Harrier 6 8 36
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 8 40
Cooper's Hawk 4 11 69
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 16 41 230
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 27 45 369
Rough-legged Hawk 1 1 25
Golden Eagle 0 0 2
American Kestrel 6 12 31
Merlin 1 1 3
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 4
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: 2560 3516 6709
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 18:15:00
Total observation time: 10.25 hours

Official Counter: Greg Lawrence

Observers:

Visitors:
Lots of folks stopped by today and enjoyed the great vulture flight and
cooperative Snowy Owl.


Weather:
SW winds throughout the morning, switching over to NE around 11:30
noticeably slowing the flight. Still had a decent stream of vultures
afterward, but slow compared to the 10-11 hour, where the flight picked up
considerably. Generally clear skies, and chilly temps with highs in low
40s

Raptor Observations:
Big Turkey Vulture flight-I imagine I could add on a lot more if winds had
stayed SW for a bit longer. Awesome to see some huge kettles of these.
Fairly slow flight for other species with a handful of Accipiters and low
Buteo numbers.

Non-raptor Observations:
Snowy Owl was the big star at the hawkwatch today sitting out in the
adjacent field. Great spot by Steve Daniel! Full list:
ebird.org/view/checklist/S44205975

Predictions:
ESE winds predicted for tomorrow morning could push a few birds through
before the rain (if winds stay somewhat southerly). Rain predicted around
11-12 EDT. Very strong winds Wednesday could be excellent as long as we're
still able to stand up in the heavy wind and avoid the rain. Wind
direction is great, so we'll see what happens. Thurs-Fri have WSW winds
predicted with cold winds, so there's potential all week.
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Report submitted by Greg Lawrence (<glawrence21...>)
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Date: 4/2/18 5:11 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Cattaraugus County - Winter Wren
Hi,

I had a singing Winter Wren on Crick's Run in Allegany State Park on
Saturday. Really delightful in the bright sunshine but cold temps of the
morning. I also had a pair of Wood Ducks on a beaver pond. There's a lot
of storm damage on the walk in with half a dozen downed trees past the Rt.
280 gate.

On Sunday I had a small flock of Pine Siskins associating with Red-breasted
Nuthatches, Chickadees and a Golden-crowned Kinglet at Golden Hill State
Forest in Humphrey. The forest road is still gated so it's a walk-in and
there's still deep snow in spots but it's better than the black flies we'll
have in a month.

Images here:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/meadowsteward/with/38612830695/

Jeff

jeffreed58ATgmail.com

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Date: 4/2/18 4:48 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Common Raven
Today I spotted a common raven soaring over the south side of the I 90 between Hamburg and Blasdell at About 4:35 pm.
John T.

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Date: 4/2/18 4:40 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (02 Apr 2018) 2472 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 02, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 2427 3848 8366
Osprey 1 3 3
Bald Eagle 4 4 29
Northern Harrier 3 3 5
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 6 14
Cooper's Hawk 1 1 13
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 7 7 36
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 23 38 175
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 4
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 2 3 6
Merlin 0 0 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 1 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 0 11
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 2

Total: 2472 3914 8667
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Mike Zebehazy

Observers: Dennis Russell, Jim Landau, Joe Fell, John Thill,
Karen Landau, Kevin Rybczynski, Wendy Zebehazy

Visitors:
Jim and Karen Landau; Wendy Zebehazy; Joe Fell; John Thill; Tom Riley;
Kevin Rybczynski; Dennis Russell and Marty; a group of DEC interns
including Matt, Phil and Casey; Barb; Carol; and a few curious others
driving through.


Weather:
Bright and sunny all day with a steady, cold SW breeze. Temperature ranged
from 34 to 41 degrees F.

Raptor Observations:
Large numbers of Turkey Vultures were moving at the start of the watch,
with more than 600 in the first 20 minutes and almost 1000 for the first
hour. Very little accipiter movement. Otherwise a good variety but small
numbers of raptors. Most birds were relatively low and over the usual site
at the entrance to the cemetery.

Non-raptor Observations:
A flock of about 15 Cedar Waxwings. And last Monday, a single Pine Siskin
heard flying over (noted by Peter Yoerg).

Predictions:
A little warmer than today with SE winds, but rain expected about 11:00 and
continuing for the rest of the day.
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Date: 4/2/18 10:58 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Found earing at ball park hawkcount
Sandy??
Saturday found an earing w/a hook for a pierced ear I guess. I stuck it into the old unused (no light or wires attached) power pole that is between the parking lot & the old tennis court. Look on the Rogers Rd. side of the pole ~18" up.
<Peterhenyoe131...>

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Date: 4/1/18 8:55 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (01 Apr 2018) 956 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 01, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 1
Turkey Vulture 892 892 3366
Osprey 0 0 2
Bald Eagle 1 1 35
Northern Harrier 2 2 30
Sharp-shinned Hawk 5 5 37
Cooper's Hawk 7 7 65
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 25 25 214
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 18 18 342
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 24
Golden Eagle 0 0 2
American Kestrel 6 6 25
Merlin 0 0 2
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 4
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: 956 956 4149
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Greg Lawrence

Observers:

Visitors:
Bridget Watts, Robert Buckert, and Mike (didn't catch last name), plus a
visitor from Buffalo.


Weather:
Strong WNW winds today with colder temps. Partly cloudy all day with birds
mostly high up in the sky.

Raptor Observations:
Primarily a Turkey Vulture flight, but Buteos were flying early in the
morning and then tapered off in the afternoon.

Non-raptor Observations:
Four Sandhill Cranes, Glaucous Gull and Bonaparte's Gulls, and an Eastern
Phoebe. Full list: ebird.org/view/checklist/S44175893

Predictions:
Tomorrow's forecast calls for SW winds early switching to NW later, so
could have some birds moving early.
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Report submitted by Greg Lawrence (<glawrence21...>)
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Date: 4/1/18 8:35 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (31 Mar 2018) 1338 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 31, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 1
Turkey Vulture 1038 2390 2474
Osprey 2 2 2
Bald Eagle 11 30 34
Northern Harrier 10 23 28
Sharp-shinned Hawk 13 30 32
Cooper's Hawk 14 50 58
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 107 183 189
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 122 275 324
Rough-legged Hawk 6 19 24
Golden Eagle 0 2 2
American Kestrel 14 18 19
Merlin 1 2 2
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 4
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: 1338 3026 3193
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Observation start time: 07:30:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 9.5 hours

Official Counter: Greg Lawrence

Observers: Bridget Watts, Daena Ford, Ed Sailer, Jim Miles, Mike Gullo,
Mike Tetlow

Visitors:
Great to see so many visitors here today!


Weather:
Finally some good weather! SW winds most of the day with highs in the low
50s. Clear skies early in the morning allowing birds to get way up in the
blue sky, with clouds moving in in the afternoon, dropping birds down a bit
lower.

Raptor Observations:
Best flight of the year, but a bit underwhelming with the Turkey Vulture
numbers given the conditions. Six Rough-legged Hawks were nice, eleven
Bald Eagles, and good numbers of Red-shouldered and Red-tailed Hawks. Also
had our first Ospreys of the year.

Non-raptor Observations:
First Blue-winged Teal of the year, four Sandhill Cranes, a Bonaparte's and
Glaucous Gull, Northern Shrike, Common Raven, 62 Tree Swallows, and first
American Pipits of the year. Good Passerine movement in general today with
decent robin and blackbird flights as well as some decent numbers of Horned
Larks. Full list: ebird.org/view/checklist/S44156228

Predictions:
Tomorrow may be decent given the WNW winds, but we'll see. Monday also
looks like it may have SW winds early, switching over to NW in the
afternoon. Could get a bit of a flight then.
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Report submitted by Greg Lawrence (<glawrence21...>)
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Date: 4/1/18 4:39 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch for 31 March
Would love to know exactly where those Bald Eagles were seen, and what
direction your observers were looking when sighted. Stay warm out there!!

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Date: 4/1/18 4:28 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (01 Apr 2018) 1442 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 01, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 1421 1421 5939
Osprey 2 2 2
Bald Eagle 0 0 25
Northern Harrier 0 0 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 3 11
Cooper's Hawk 0 0 12
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 29
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 15 15 152
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 4
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 1 4
Merlin 0 0 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 11
Unknown Falcon 0 0 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 2

Total: 1442 1442 6195
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Bob DeLeon

Observers: Donna Deleon

Weather:
Cold by mostly sunny

Raptor Observations:
Raptors very low in morning struggling to keep aloft.

Non-raptor Observations:

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Report submitted by Bob Deleon (<rldeleon...>)


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Date: 4/1/18 12:02 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (31 Mar 2018) 2170 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 31, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 2117 4518 4518
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 13 25 25
Northern Harrier 0 2 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 8 8
Cooper's Hawk 1 12 12
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 29 29
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 29 137 137
Rough-legged Hawk 1 4 4
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 3 3
Merlin 1 1 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 4 11 11
Unknown Falcon 1 1 1
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 2 2

Total: 2170 4753 4753
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 17:15:00
Total observation time: 8.25 hours

Official Counter: Fred Harrington, Mike Zebehazy

Observers: Mike Zebehazy, Peter Yoerg, Sandy Radigan, Wendy Zebehazy

Visitors:
Sandy Radigan, Peter Yoerg, Mike Zebehazy, Wendy Zebehazy


Weather:
Warming day with clear skies changing to cloudy late with rain at the end
of the day. Stong SW winds.

Raptor Observations:
Strong flight of turkey vultures, bald eagles as well. Many birds were far
to the north over the lake and difficult to pick up.

Non-raptor Observations:

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Report submitted by Fred Harrington (<harrinfe...>)


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Date: 4/1/18 9:54 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Geneseo: Sandhill Crane
As I stepped out this morning, about 10:00 I heard the unmistakable call of a Sandhill Crane. I looked up and there it was flying right over my house in Geneseo - a first for me on our street. It was flying in a southwest direction.

Jim Kimball
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Date: 4/1/18 9:35 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Fw: BOS-- No Fooling -- we want you to go birding next Sunday -- April Count needs help!
Gen Birders/ebirders:
A lot of you are into this type of thing. Now's your chance to really shine.
Peter



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BOS members,

Our April Count compilers (Ann Enger and Joel Strong) have asked for my help to contact all members about the count. It is next Sunday, April 8  We have a need for one section compiler, notable help in one other section, and are seeking improved participation in all sections.  Whether you go all out for the day, half day, morning, or less, we’d like to get everyone participating – even if counting in their neighborhood or closest areas at a minimum. 

 

From Ann--

We are asking for help with coverage for Section 15, including a section compiler. The area includes parts of Wales, Sheldon, Orangeville, Gainesville, Wethersfield, Eagle, Pike, Arcade, Java, and Holland. These are productive birding areas for this count.  Fred Harrington also needs help in some parts of Section 16.  Would you be able to assist with the count in any of these areas? Or recommend anyone? Thank you for your consideration and happy birding!

 

 

Please contact Ann directly if you can help in Section 15, 16 or elsewhere.  She has a list of section compilers she can provide if you’re not sure which section you’d like to help in.  <annjenger...>

 

Link to section maps

http://www.buffaloornithologicalsociety.org/Counts/Section-Maps.aspx

 

 

Mike

 

 

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Date: 4/1/18 3:02 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Lakeshore and nearby west toHamlin - 3/31/18- Blue-winged Teal
    Sue and I wandered about from Webster to just east of Hamlin Beach. We were generally a bit disappointed in the lack of signs of much moving anywhere. Even out over the lake, almost nothing passing and only the few duck species that have been present all along; just easier to check with the flat lake. The only new species for us was a pair of Blue-winged Teal on Buttonwood Creek west of North Greece Road.Bob Spahn, <rspahn...>
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Date: 3/31/18 5:34 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (29 Mar 2018) 1 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 29, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 2339 2339
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 0 12 12
Northern Harrier 0 2 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 5 5
Cooper's Hawk 1 9 9
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 29 29
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 107 107
Rough-legged Hawk 0 3 3
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 3 3
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 7 7
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 2 2

Total: 1 2518 2518
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Observation start time: 08:45:00
Observation end time: 12:00:00
Total observation time: 1.92 hours

Official Counter: Marcie Jacklin

Observers: Lynda Goodridge

Weather:
No wind, overcast.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

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Date: 3/31/18 4:54 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Lake Ontario Plain field trip, Saturday
Today, on the BOS Lake Ontario Plain field trip to eastern Niagara and
western Orleans Counties, we had at least 34 birders along on the nicest day
of the year so far. Our traditional MEADOWLARK spot on Hosmer Road came
through again and a MOCKINGBIRD there was a nice bonus. The lake-watch at
Barker Bicentennial Park was chilly with the stiff south wind and the
temperature still in the 30s but we managed both RED-THROATED and COMMON
LOONS and RED-NECKED and HORNED GREBES. The first DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT
of the year for most elicited a rather subdued reaction while the first
GREAT EGRET of the year, flying west well out over the lake, was greeted
with a lot more fanfare. Two TREE SWALLOWS were also the first of the year
for everyone. Betsy Potter was the only one to get on the ICELAND GULL here.
Further east at the eBird hotspot, Burgess and Lower Lake Roads, three
GREEN-WINGED TEAL were nice. At Golden Hill State Park, the vultures had
been flying for a while but now we were starting to see hawks too. A
NORTHERN HARRIER, several RED-TAILS and RED-SHOULDERED HAWKS, and a couple
of AMERICAN KESTRELS were popular. Flying west well out over the lake were
11 TUNDRA SWANS. While just out of ear-shot from the group, Betsy had a
flock of BONAPARTE'S GULLS going by inland from the lake. CACKLING GEESE
were lifers for a few people - we had three on Lower Lake Road and five more
on Rt 18. Perhaps the highlight of the trip for many were the five LAPLAND
LONGSPURS with Horned Larks on Marshall Road, first spotted by TJ Mudd. At
least one of the longspurs was quite advanced into breeding plumage. At
Shadigee, we saw our first BALD EAGLE plus another eagle, thought to be a
Golden by at least one observer but not seen well enough by most of us to
identify. At the pond in Lyndonville, we added a pair of HOODED MERGANSERS
and we made one last stop at my favorite field on the southwest quadrant of
Johnson Creek and Townline Roads, where we had a few NORTHERN PINTAILS and
two GREEN-WINGED TEAL.



It was a lot of fun to lead such an enthusiastic group of birders! I hope to
see you all on the next Lake Ontario Plain field trip!



Willie

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Wilson, NY

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Date: 3/31/18 6:51 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (30 Mar 2018) 65 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 30, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 62 2401 2401
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 0 12 12
Northern Harrier 0 2 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 5 5
Cooper's Hawk 2 10 10
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 29 29
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 1 108 108
Rough-legged Hawk 0 3 3
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 3 3
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 7 7
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 2 2

Total: 65 2582 2582
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:45:00
Observation end time: 13:00:00
Total observation time: 4.25 hours

Official Counter: Jerry Thurn

Observers: Joe Sullivan

Visitors:
Joe Sullivan (BOS Member)


Weather:
Winds NW varying to NNW, 3-4 Beaufort. Cloudy skies during watch period.
Temp 3.3 to 4.4C. Cold weather pattern passed south of Hamburg and brought
snow to Presque Isle & Ripley sites on our flight path. They both had N/A
for their count day.

Raptor Observations:
Intermittent small groups <8 TVs. Very few Red-tails or Coopers. The wind
was all wrong for any good flights.

Non-raptor Observations:
Started watch at Lakeside Cemetery, then moved to William Williams Little
League Ball Park due to a veteran interment service at 11:00 EDT. Hundreds
of American Robins in small flight groups of 10-20 heading NE. Tight
squadron of three Great Blue Herons heading NE. Small skein (22) of all
white Geese with black wingtips (Snow Goose) heading NE.

Predictions:
Buffalo Weather Service Office, "Mostly sunny, with a high temp near 52,
Southwest wind 11-14 MPH.
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Date: 3/30/18 7:43 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (30 Mar 2018) 489 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 30, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 1
Turkey Vulture 371 1352 1436
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 1 19 23
Northern Harrier 5 13 18
Sharp-shinned Hawk 9 17 19
Cooper's Hawk 5 36 44
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 47 76 82
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 46 153 202
Rough-legged Hawk 2 13 18
Golden Eagle 1 2 2
American Kestrel 2 4 5
Merlin 0 1 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 4
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: 489 1688 1855
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter: Greg Lawrence

Observers: Bridget Watts

Visitors:
Only three people stopped by early in the morning. No one out for the best
day of the year (so far), but likely waiting for the better weather
tomorrow


Weather:
fairly strong WNW winds today with colder temps (low 40s), with mostly
overcast skies.

Raptor Observations:
Best day of raptor movement yet with just under 500 birds. Mostly Turkey
Vultures, but good Buteo flight with Red-shouldered and Red-tailed Hawk
numbers just under 50 each. An adult Golden Eagle directly over the
platform was the highlight of the day!

Non-raptor Observations:
Flock of four Sandhill Cranes, Northern Shrike, four Common Ravens (single
bird plus group of three), and first Cedar Waxwings. Full list:
ebird.org/view/checklist/S44095224

Predictions:
SW winds (these exist?) tomorrow with temps in the 50s. Look forward to
seeing many of you out tomorrow-should be a good day!
========================================================================
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Date: 3/30/18 7:27 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (29 Mar 2018) Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 29, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 1
Turkey Vulture 0 981 1065
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 0 18 22
Northern Harrier 0 8 13
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 8 10
Cooper's Hawk 0 31 39
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 29 35
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 107 156
Rough-legged Hawk 0 11 16
Golden Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 0 2 3
Merlin 0 1 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 4
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 1199 1366
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 11:45:00
Total observation time: 3.75 hours

Official Counter: Greg Lawrence

Observers:

Visitors:
Thanks to the Retired Teachers Birding Club for stopping by, and thanks to
Dave and Kevin for great conversation and for sharing a ton of fun birding
stories.


Weather:
ENE winds with fog and rain. Overall, terrible conditions for raptor
movement

Raptor Observations:
Local Eagles, Cooper's Hawk, and Harrier. A few Turkey Vultures got up but
were mainly just flying around low near their roosts and never moved.

Non-raptor Observations:
Red-throated Loon out on the bay again, 1st cycle Glaucous Gull, first
Eastern Phoebe of the season, Northern Shrike, my first Tree Swallow of the
year, and a surprise flock of Common Redpolls flew over. Full list:
ebird.org/view/checklist/S44060653

Predictions:
Tomorrow looks decent with WNW winds-should be some movement. Saturday
looks excellent at the moment, with temps in the 50s and SW winds.
========================================================================
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Date: 3/30/18 6:36 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] 3/30/18 Friday afternoon birding
Newport Road:


1 Iceland Gull - first year
1 Bald Eagle , young bird

I have been seeing much larger numbers of Herring Gulls on the Bay than usual the past few visits


Irondequoit Bay South behind Murphy's Restaurant:


2 Great Egrets
2 Great Blue Herons
6 Red breasted Merganzers
Herring Gulls
Ring billed gulls
Great Black Backs


Salmon Creek: behind The Bay Grill and pub (I think that is the name)


52 Mute Swans


Buffleheads, Common Merganzers, Ring Necks, Goldeneye


Pond on Hogan:


8 Mallards
2 Green wing teal
3 Shovelers
4 Gadwall
Canada Geese


Burger Park:


2 Harriers (female) - I have been seeing them for 2 months now
12 Turkey Vultures overhead

3 Crows
8 Robins


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Date: 3/30/18 3:22 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Heads up, TICKS!
Walked my brothers dog on a trail in Victor, behind Walmart. Well cleared
and no growth yet this year, when we returned home, found over a dozen
ticks on him. Upper half is dark brown and lower half reddish color. I
was surprised to find so many so early in the year. Perhaps with all the
snow, they were more insulated from winter cold?
Tom Cardillo

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Date: 3/30/18 5:40 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Pine Siskin @ Letchworth
I went on a group walk yesterday at Letchworth SP and during the walk we
had a pine siskin following us. This was a nice surprise, since I don't
see them often in Livingston County (not since an irruption year some time
ago.) There was also a purple finch singing continually from the top of a
sycamore tree in the flatland area of the Genesee River. Not rare birds
but a lovely treat.

Terry Bohling <terrybohling1956...>

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Date: 3/29/18 9:42 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] White Fronts, Snowies...
Hi Alps:
Sorry. It's <henyoe131...> Perhaps other Genbirders might also like to know what works. Anyway I'd sure like to know. Thankyou!!

<Peterhenyoe131...>
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On Thursday, March 29, 2018, 7:37:14 PM EDT, Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> wrote:

Please provide an email address and I’ll describe what worked for <meAlps46...>

Sent from my iPhone
On Mar 29, 2018, at 2:00 PM, Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> wrote:


3-29-18, Shirley Ave., -2 Killdeer - calling overhead ~midnight.

3-28-18 -Bell Slip -1b (basic plumage) Black Scoter2b Snowy - out on wall.
3-26-18, Hamburg Hawk Watch (Williams Ball Park) -1 Siskin - calling overhead.
3-25-18 -Pembroke -
80 Swan - 1555 Phelps Rd.Gyp Pond -1 White FrontKumf -4+ White FrontKlossen Marsh -odd Am. Wigeon - very light face.
Any ideas how to keep English Sparrows away from a bird feeder??

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Date: 3/29/18 6:39 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 29 Mar 2018
- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 03/29/2018
* NYBU1803.29
- Birds mentioned

-------------------------------------------
Please submit reports to
<DSuggs...>
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Pied-billed Grebe
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Gr. White-fr. Goose
Cackling Goose
Black Scoter
Turkey Vulture
Bald Eagle
Rough-legged Hawk
Chukar
Sandhill Crane
Killdeer
Little Gull
Snowy Owl
Short-eared Owl
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Tree Swallow
Purple Finch
Pine Siskin

- Transcript
Hotline: Buffalo Bird Report at the Buffalo Museum of Science
Date: 03/29/2018
Number: 716-896-1271
To Report: Same
Compiler: David F. Suggs
Coverage: Western New York and adjacent Ontario
Website: www.BuffaloOrnithologicalSociety.org

Thursday, March 29, 2018

The Buffalo Bird Report is a service provided
by your Buffalo Museum of Science and the
Buffalo Ornithological Society. To contact the
Science Museum, call 896-5200. Press the pound
key to report sightings before the end of this
report.

Highlights of reports received March 22 through
March 29 from the Niagara Frontier Region.

GREAT EGRETS returned to the region this week.
At least five pair on nest with the GREAT BLUE
HERONS at Motor Island in the upper Niagara
River. Single GREAT EGRET on Johnson's Creek at
Lake Ontario in Carlton.

March 26, 20 TREE SWALLOWS in the Tonawanda
Wildlife Management Area.

In the Southern Tier, SHORT-EARED OWL and
ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK in the Cattaraugus County
Town of Hinsdale.

Two SNOWY OWLS on the outer harbor breakwall in
Buffalo. Also at the harbor, BLACK SCOTER at
the Bell Slip.
On the lower Niagara River, two reports of LITTLE
GULL at Lewiston. From Grand Island, PILEATED
WOODPECKER at Buckhorn Island State Park,
PIED-BILLED GREBE at Beaver Island State Park
and a CHUKAR, likely an escaped game bird, at
a Grand Island feeder.

GR. WHITE-FR. GEESE still at several locations.
One at the Gypsum Ponds in Oakfield, two at
Murdock Road and Route 18 in Yates, three at
Burgess and Lower Lake Road in Somerset, and at
least four GR. WHITE-FR. GEESE still at Kumpf
Marsh in the Iroquois Refuge. CACKLING GEESE
also at several locations in the Lake Ontario
Plains.

Other reports - two SANDHILL CRANES on Fletcher
Chapel Road in Shelby. BALD EAGLE over the
Village of Depew. PINE SISKIN at two locations.
PURPLE FINCH in Wilson. And, continued reports
of TURKEY VULTURES, KILLDEER and NORTHERN
FLICKERS.

There will be a BOS field trip this Saturday,
March 31, to the Lake Ontario Plains of Niagara
and Orleans Counties. Meet at 8 AM at the Tops
Market in Wrights Corners, at Routes 78 and
104, north of Lockport. Bring a lunch for a
full day trip. Visitors are always welcome on
BOS trips.

You may report sightings after the tone. Thank
you for calling and reporting.

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Date: 3/29/18 5:15 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Gulls on Irondequoit Bay
Not a new observation but an attempt to explain an old one. A few weeks
back Greg Lawrence reported a large number of gulls on Irondequoit Bay.
This was not just Ring-billed but also big numbers of Herring and
Greater Black-Backed.

I'm a frequent visitor to the Bay living not too far away. In the weeks
since Greg's observation the number have gotten even larger with some
hint as to what's behind this. A big dye-off of Gizzard Shad. The dead
fish were scattered all over the ice during the thaw with the gulls
feasting. I cannot recall a similar dye-off of shad on Braddock Bay or
the Genesee river in recent weeks. Cause of the Shad dye off was
attributed to the cold snap recently (DEC). I also noted that some of
the fish showed pink blotches on their sides which might indicate a
virus that frequently infects them.

J. Boettcher

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Date: 3/29/18 4:37 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] White Fronts, Snowies...
Please provide an email address and I’ll describe what worked for me
<Alps46...>

Sent from my iPhone

> On Mar 29, 2018, at 2:00 PM, Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> wrote:
>
> 3-29-18, Shirley Ave., -
> 2 Killdeer - calling overhead ~midnight.
>
> 3-28-18 -
> Bell Slip -
> 1b (basic plumage) Black Scoter
> 2b Snowy - out on wall.
>
> 3-26-18, Hamburg Hawk Watch (Williams Ball Park) -
> 1 Siskin - calling overhead.
>
> 3-25-18 -
> Pembroke -
> 80 Swan - 1555 Phelps Rd.
> Gyp Pond -
> 1 White Front
> Kumf -
> 4+ White Front
> Klossen Marsh -
> odd Am. Wigeon - very light face.
>
> Any ideas how to keep English Sparrows away from a bird feeder??
>
> Peter, Barbara
>
>
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Date: 3/29/18 11:00 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] White Fronts, Snowies...
3-29-18, Shirley Ave., -2 Killdeer - calling overhead ~midnight.

3-28-18 -Bell Slip -1b (basic plumage) Black Scoter2b Snowy - out on wall.
3-26-18, Hamburg Hawk Watch (Williams Ball Park) -1 Siskin - calling overhead.
3-25-18 -Pembroke -
80 Swan - 1555 Phelps Rd.Gyp Pond -1 White FrontKumf -4+ White FrontKlossen Marsh -odd Am. Wigeon - very light face.
Any ideas how to keep English Sparrows away from a bird feeder??

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Date: 3/29/18 7:06 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] FW: [Tws-l] New Professional and Graduate Training Courses at SMSC
Note the second course, in case you know of anyone who might be eligible.

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GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL TRAINING: SMITHSONIAN-MASON SCHOOL OF CONSERVATION, Front Royal, Virginia, USA

The Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation is excited to be offering a number of new courses in the second half of 2018. These courses are 10 to 12-day intensive residential programs hosted in our sustainably-built Academic Center on the grounds of Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute in Front Royal, Virginia, USA. All courses offer continuing education credits (CEUs) and some can be taken for graduate credit. Limited scholarships are available for eligible applicants. See our upcoming offerings below and check out our website (http://SMConservation.gmu.edu) for more course details and pricing.

NON-INVASIVE TECHNIQUES AND APPLICATIONS IN WILDLIFE ENDOCRINOLOGY (NEW!)
July 23 - August 3, 2018 (apply before May 14)
The purpose of this course, taught by the experts at the National Zoo's Endocrinology Laboratory, is to provide theoretical information and practical experience in using endocrine monitoring techniques for assessing reproductive status and welfare in wildlife species, both in captive and wild scenarios. Lectures will cover aspects of basic biology, theory of immunoassay methodology, reproductive endocrinology and stress physiology, and examples of data obtained from in-situ and ex situ studies of wildlife species. Extensive lab work will include demonstrations and hands-on experience in sample (urine and feces) processing and analysis using enzyme immunoassay technology. Computer lab sessions will include basic and advanced data analysis techniques. Participants will also work on independent group projects where they will apply what they have learned and complete a full lab analysis and data interpretation themselves. A comprehensive endocrine training manual will be provided
to course participants.

ECOLOGY AND CONSERVATION OF MIGRATORY BIRDS
September 17-28, 2018
Led by the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center, this course teaches the most current methods in the research of migratory birds including theoretical concepts, field and laboratory methods (e.g. mist-netting, banding, tissue sampling, stable isotope geochemistry, geolocators and radio telemetry), data analysis (including distance sampling and mark-recapture statistics) and applied conservation strategies.
Participants will be mist-netting and handling birds during many mornings of the course, and will also learn to prepare museum voucher study skins.

BIOINFORMATICS ANALYSIS FOR CONSERVATION GENOMICS (NEW!)
October 10-19, 2018
This course is designed to provide attendees at any career stage with a theoretical understanding of the methods used in conservation genomics along with the practical skills necessary to design and carry out the analysis component of a conservation genomics study. While an introduction to the theoretical aspects of each of the analytical steps will be given, the emphasis of the course will be on hands-on training, enabling the participants to complete the analysis steps behind a conservation genomics study. Thus, the course will follow the format of short lectures introducing each analytical step, followed by hands-on activities during which students will complete the corresponding analysis. The course will begin with an overview of conservation genomics, comparison of different next generation sequencing platforms, and the analytical factors to consider when beginning a conservation genomics study. The rest of the course will focus on the bioinformatics analysis behind a co
nservation study, including: genome assembly (trimming, assembly techniques, quality assessment), genome annotation, mapping low coverage genome data to a reference genome, SNP calling, demographic analysis, and estimation of genome-wide diversity. These steps will all be accomplished with real data used in a recent conservation genomics study and performed on the Smithsonian High Performance Computing Cluster (SI/HPC). By the end of the course, attendees will have acquired the necessary background and applied knowledge to implement genomic analyses for the conservation of endangered species.



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Date: 3/28/18 9:15 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (28 Mar 2018) 6 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 28, 2018
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 1
Turkey Vulture 0 981 1065
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 0 18 22
Northern Harrier 0 8 13
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 8 10
Cooper's Hawk 4 31 39
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 29 35
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 1 107 156
Rough-legged Hawk 0 11 16
Golden Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 0 2 3
Merlin 0 1 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 4
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 1199 1366
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Greg Lawrence

Observers: Nick Pusateri

Visitors:
Thanks to Ron, Carol, and Pat for stopping by on this dreary day.


Weather:
very light NNW winds all day with overcast skies. Light drizzle/mist/fog
early on until about 12:30, when clouds lightened up a bit.

Raptor Observations:
A very light Accipiter flight along the lakeshore starting right after
clouds lightened up a bit, but that was basically it.

Non-raptor Observations:
13 Great Blue Herons, first Common Loon flyover of the season, Iceland and
Glaucous Gulls, Northern Shrike, and amazing looks at three Eastern
Meadowlarks in the field right next to the platform (congrats on the life
bird Ron!). Full list: ebird.org/view/checklist/S44040252

Predictions:
Tomorrow looks to have unfavorable winds, with rain starting in the early
afternoon. Friday may be decent, but Saturday has predicted SSW winds and
warm temperatures, which should make for a good day!
========================================================================
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Date: 3/28/18 8:54 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (27 Mar 2018) 291 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 27, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 1
Turkey Vulture 253 981 1065
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 0 18 22
Northern Harrier 2 8 13
Sharp-shinned Hawk 4 7 9
Cooper's Hawk 8 27 35
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 4 29 35
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 16 106 155
Rough-legged Hawk 4 11 16
Golden Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 0 2 3
Merlin 0 1 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 4
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: 291 1193 1360
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Observation start time: 07:30:00
Observation end time: 12:00:00
Total observation time: 4.5 hours

Official Counter: Greg Lawrence

Observers: Bridget Watts, Ed Sailer, Kevin Griffith, Mike Gullo,
Nick Pusateri

Visitors:
Great to see many folks out on the platform today on the best day of the
Spring so far, and happy for a few folks who were lucky to get great looks
at life birds flying right over the platform! Happy to welcome a group of
7th graders from Greece Athena today.


Weather:
Moderate south winds early on with overcast skies, with rain starting
around 11:30

Raptor Observations:
Best day of the year so far (wow almost 300 birds!). Turkey Vulture flight
starting early, making up the majority of the flight. A few more
Sharp-shinned Hawks today. Four Rough-legged Hawks were great, including
both color morphs. The rain-shortened flight was great, as a lot of birds
were low and right over the platform, giving great views for all who came
out.

Non-raptor Observations:
Finally, some movement! 200 Snow Geese, 2 Sandhill Cranes, a Bonaparte's
Gull, decent Killdeer movement, a 1st cycle Glaucous Gull, the local
Northern Shrike, and a small flock of Lapland Longspurs overhead. Full
list: ebird.org/view/checklist/S44011992

Predictions:
The next couple days don't look great, but Friday may be okay with WNW
winds and there may be some movement. However, Saturday looks to be the
next best day with SSW winds predicted and warmer temps (50F+).
========================================================================
Report submitted by Greg Lawrence (<glawrence21...>)
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Date: 3/28/18 7:01 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Geneseo airfield: GW Teal, SE Owls et al
Birds down by the Geneseo airfield this afternoon (c. 5 PM) included:

Canada Goose 15
Green-winged Teal 55
N. Pintail 6
N. Harrier 1
Am. Kestrel 1
Ring-billed Gull 20
Short-eared Owl 3
Flicker 1
Song Sparrow 1

The ducks were in large wet spots easily seen from the air museum parking area; the owls and harrier were flying over the field not far away.

Jim Kimball
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Date: 3/28/18 1:14 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (28 Mar 2018) 5 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 28, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 5 2339 2339
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 0 12 12
Northern Harrier 0 2 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 5 5
Cooper's Hawk 0 8 8
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 29 29
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 107 107
Rough-legged Hawk 0 3 3
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 3 3
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 7 7
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 2 2

Total: 5 2517 2517
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Observation start time: 10:00:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 4 hours

Official Counter: Jim Landau

Observers: Joe Sullivan

Visitors:
Joe Sullivan was a welcome visitor on an otherwise very quiet day.


Weather:
A gray overcast sky, with near-calm north west wind.

Raptor Observations:
5 Turkey Vultures in the first hour that lifted off from roosting in the
woods to continue their migration.
One of the resident Red-tailed Hawks perched for a while and then dropped
out of sight.

Non-raptor Observations:
A group of 8 Great Blue Herons passed through going north at 11:30 EST.

Predictions:
Less than promising for the next few days, I'm afraid. As of 4pm the
National Weather Service at the Buffalo Airport said, "A chance of showers
between 10am and 2pm, then rain likely after 2pm. Areas of fog before 10am.
Otherwise, cloudy, with a high near 52. Calm wind becoming east around 5
mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New precipitation
amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible."

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


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Date: 3/28/18 9:17 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] this Saturaday's annual BOS Lake Ontario Plain field trip
There is no rain date, we go rain or shine. Right now, the forecast isn’t bad – Partly sunny, high near 48. Chance of precip. is only 30%.



Willie D’Anna

Wilson, NY



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Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] this Saturaday's annual BOS Lake Ontario Plain field trip



Just wanted to know if there will be a rain-date in case of rain. Thanks and it would be our first time on the outing

​. We will be bringing our big cannons (lenses)​



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Date: 3/28/18 8:40 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] this Saturaday's annual BOS Lake Ontario Plain field trip
Just wanted to know if there will be a rain-date in case of rain. Thanks
and it would be our first time on the outing
​. We will be bringing our big cannons (lenses)​

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Date: 3/27/18 4:37 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (27 Mar 2018) 32 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 27, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 32 2334 2334
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 0 12 12
Northern Harrier 0 2 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 5 5
Cooper's Hawk 0 8 8
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 29 29
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 107 107
Rough-legged Hawk 0 3 3
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 3 3
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 7 7
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 2 2

Total: 32 2512 2512
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 11:00:00
Total observation time: 2 hours

Official Counter: Bruce Chilton

Observers: Jim Landau, Tom Connare

Visitors:
Tom Connare
Jim Landau


Weather:
Overcast throughout the period. A somewhat strong wind from the south.
Light rain began between 10AM and 11Am and continued through the rest of
the period.

Raptor Observations:
Good only for the first hour; then no more migrants. A brief sighting of
the local Cooper's hawks.

Non-raptor Observations:
Four great blue herons flew over.

Predictions:
Should be better: morning cloudy; perhaps sunny intervals in the afternoon;
a bit milder.
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Date: 3/27/18 1:55 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] West lakeshore
    The raw wind and later start of showers turned today's birding into a wandering the fields to Point Breeze and then back to a brief, damp period near the hawkwatch. Clearly there was movement overnight and today. There were mixed blackbird flocks feeding near the road in cornfields all over there area - Red-winged and Rusty blackbirds, Common Grackles, and Brown-headed Cowbirds - and robins everywhere.Not much out over the lake at places we looked. Several hundred Snow Geese and Moscow and Redman roads and a couple thousand at Lakeshore and Kendall roads in Orleans County. We also had the Great Egret along Manitou Rd. on the Parma side between the Braddock Hotel and the Docksiders area and across the road from them.Bob Spahn, <rspahn...>
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Date: 3/27/18 11:04 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] Great Egret at Braddock Bay Salmon Creek
 i had a very cold Great Egret at Tifft on Sunday the 25th .. didn't set off a rare bird alert so did';t realize how early the bird was!

Shelley Seidman


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To: "<geneseebirds-l...>" <geneseebirds-l...>
Sent: Tuesday, March 27, 2018 1:33 PM
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Great Egret at Braddock Bay Salmon Creek

An early Great Egret is currently at Braddock Bay Salmon Creek,Greece, Monroe County on the south side of the road.

Mike Gullo

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Date: 3/27/18 10:33 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Great Egret at Braddock Bay Salmon Creek
An early Great Egret is currently at Braddock Bay Salmon Creek,Greece, Monroe County on the south side of the road.

Mike Gullo

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Date: 3/27/18 10:14 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hemlock Redpoll
Hi All. Today's change in the weather brought a flock of 30+ goldfinches
to the feeders. With them were one male Common Redpoll and one Pine
Siskin. The redpoll is the first we've seen in the yard since April 2015.

Bill Howe
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Date: 3/27/18 8:14 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Spring programs at Montezuma Audubon Center
Hi everyone,

I tried posting our schedule last week, and forgot I couldn't use attachments!

Here is the link to all of our upcoming spring programming at the Audubon Center in Savannah, NY.

http://ny.audubon.org/education/montezuma-audubon-center-programs-and-events

Hope to meet you soon, or see you again. Have a great day!

Alyssa Johnson
Environmental Educator
Montezuma Audubon Center
2295 State Route 89
P.O. Box 187
Savannah, New York 13146
(315) 365-3588
Audubon NY- Montezuma<http://ny.audubon.org/Montezuma>
Montezuma Audubon Center on Facebook<https://www.facebook.com/MontezumaAudubonCenter/>


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Date: 3/27/18 6:15 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] BOS Lake Ontario Plain Field Trip this Saturday
Hi everyone!



This Saturday, on the last day of March, I will be leading the annual BOS
Lake Ontario Plain field trip. We will bird near Lake Ontario in eastern
Niagara and western Orleans Counties, where we will look out on the lake,
scour the fields for geese and other waterfowl and field birds (larks,
buntings, longspurs), scan the skies for migrating raptors, and take a walk
to see what songbirds have come in. This is always a popular trip as we look
for our first Meadowlark of the year, search the Canada Geese for the
uncommon and rare geese that associate with them, and look for loons,
grebes, and many other species of waterbirds. We have done great for
rarities over the years (King Eider the last two years, Barnacle Goose,
Golden Eagle are some examples) and we always find something of interest.



Anyone is welcome to attend. We meet at the Tops Market parking lot in
Wrights Corners, north of Lockport, on the east side of Rt 78 at the Rt 104
join at 8:00 AM. It is best to bring a lunch, though the Country Store on Rt
18, just east of Niagara-Orleans Countyline Road has an assortment of warm
and cold subs and sandwiches, if you want to break away and risk missing a
good bird!



Hope to see you there!



Good birding!

Willie

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Wilson, NY

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Date: 3/26/18 8:06 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (26 Mar 2018) 990 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 26, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 930 2302 2302
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 7 12 12
Northern Harrier 0 2 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 5 5
Cooper's Hawk 3 8 8
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 12 29 29
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 34 107 107
Rough-legged Hawk 0 3 3
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 3 3
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 2 7 7
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 2 2

Total: 990 2480 2480
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Observation start time: 08:15:00
Observation end time: 17:15:00
Total observation time: 9 hours

Official Counter: Mike Zebehazy

Observers: Peter Yoerg, Wendy Zebehazy

Visitors:
Wendy Zebehazy
Peetr Yoerg



Weather:
The skies were mainly sunny all day with minimum cloud cover and a light
blue haze that is not great for spotting raptors. Mainly ESE winds all day
up to 13 mph with 20 mph gusts. Temperature rose slowly from 32 F (0 C) to
48 F (8.9 C). Humidity ranged from from 71% at the start to about 40% at
the end.

Raptor Observations:
The morning started out well at the north end of the cemetery with migrants
passing relatively close and overhead. By the end of the third hour it was
clear that the birds were being pushed west toward the lake where they
became difficult to spot due to distance and elevation. The rest of the day
was spent at the ballpark site where spotting was a bit more reliable.
Nevertheless, most raptors were still at a considerable distance.

Turkey Vultures dominated, averaging more than 100 birds per hour. Bald
Eagles made a good showing with six adults and one young bird. There were
fewer accipiters than expected.


Non-raptor Observations:
Two migrating Great Blue Herons began the day and in the afternoon we
spotted a single migrant Belted Kingfisher. a Song Sparrow sang a couple of
times and we heard bluebirds off and on as well.

Predictions:
Weather does not look promising - Cloudy with SSE winds at 20 mph and a
good chance of rain later in the morning and for the remainder of the day.
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Report submitted by Michael Zebehazy (<mzebehazy...>)


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Site Description:
This spring only "all volunteer" watch is conducted at Lakeside Cemetery in
Hamburg, NY. It is located on flat lake plain located along the shoreline
of the east end of Lake Erie, about 10 miles south of Buffalo, NY.
For additional information contact Jim Landau at <landaujr...>





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Date: 3/26/18 6:06 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (26 Mar 2018) 229 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 26, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 1
Turkey Vulture 203 728 812
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 0 18 22
Northern Harrier 0 6 11
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 3 5
Cooper's Hawk 5 19 27
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 8 25 31
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 9 90 139
Rough-legged Hawk 2 7 12
Golden Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 1 2 3
Merlin 0 1 1
Peregrine Falcon 1 2 4
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: 229 902 1069
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Greg Lawrence

Observers: Bridget Watts

Visitors:
About twelve folks stopped by on this sunny day to see the best movement
we've had since February.


Weather:
winds generally E, shifting slightly to moderate ESE later in the
afternoon. Slightly warmer than it has been, but still felt cold. Clear
skies all day.

Raptor Observations:
Not too bad for mostly E winds. Majority of flight included Turkey
Vultures with a handful of Red-shouldered and Red-tailed Hawks. Couple
Rough-legged Hawks and a Peregrine Falcon were nice. A few Cooper's Hawks
moving as well.

Non-raptor Observations:
Generally more Passerine movement than there's been in a while.
Highlights: two Sandhill Cranes came over low, Northern Shrike was very
cooperative, flock of 15 Lapland Longspurs, a singing Purple Finch early.
Full list: ebird.org/view/checklist/S43994399

Predictions:
Tomorrow looks excellent, with strong SSE winds before 1 or 2, when the
rain starts. Wednesday originally looked okay, but now looks to have more
NW winds after the rain ends in the morning. We'll see-should still be
some birds moving.
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Report submitted by Greg Lawrence (<glawrence21...>)
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Date: 3/25/18 8:01 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (25 Mar 2018) 54 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 25, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 1
Turkey Vulture 53 525 609
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 0 18 22
Northern Harrier 0 6 11
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 3 5
Cooper's Hawk 0 14 22
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 17 23
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 81 130
Rough-legged Hawk 0 5 10
Golden Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 0 1 2
Merlin 1 1 1
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 3
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: 54 673 840
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter: Greg Lawrence

Observers: Dave Tetlow

Visitors:
Good to see many folks stop by on this cold day.


Weather:
cold temps and strong ENE winds today. Mostly cloudy during the day, but
cleared up mid-afternoon allowing a few more birds to come through.

Raptor Observations:
All Turkey Vultures except for the first Merlin of the season.

Non-raptor Observations:
Northern Shrike continued briefly. Otherwise, nothing new of note. Full
list: ebird.org/view/checklist/S43965443

Predictions:
Tomorrow is a bit warmer, but winds still mostly easterly. Tuesday and
Wednesday look good with southerly winds and warmer temps. Still crossing
fingers that the rain holds off a bit.
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Report submitted by Greg Lawrence (<glawrence21...>)
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Date: 3/25/18 2:01 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (25 Mar 2018) 95 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 25, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 83 1372 1372
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 1 5 5
Northern Harrier 0 2 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 4 4
Cooper's Hawk 2 5 5
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 17 17
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 2 73 73
Rough-legged Hawk 0 3 3
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 2 2
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 4 5 5
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 1 2 2

Total: 95 1490 1490
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 13:00:00
Total observation time: 4 hours

Official Counter: Joe Fell

Observers:

Visitors:
Jane Ricotta and Sandy Radigan stopped by and were able to add and American
Kestrel to today's count


Weather:
Sunny with scattered clouds, moderately breezy with winds from the NE

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
Killdeer, American Robins and blackbirds - nothing out-of-the-ordinary
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Report submitted by Joe Fell (<jfell2000...>)


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Date: 3/24/18 7:50 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (24 Mar 2018) 46 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 24, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 1
Turkey Vulture 42 472 556
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 0 18 22
Northern Harrier 0 6 11
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 3 5
Cooper's Hawk 1 14 22
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 17 23
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 1 81 130
Rough-legged Hawk 1 5 10
Golden Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 0 1 2
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 3
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: 46 619 786
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Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Official Counter: Greg Lawrence

Observers: Ed Sailer

Visitors:
Handful of folks stopped by and braved the chilly winds today.


Weather:
winds generally NNE today, with clear skies. However, still very cold.

Raptor Observations:
Raptor flight mostly Turkey Vultures, but a Rough-legged Hawk was a nice
first bird of the day.

Non-raptor Observations:
Two Trumpeter Swans were a surprise, 1100 Snow Geese, my first
Double-crested Cormorant of the season, a 1st cycle Iceland (Kumlien's)
Gull, a Northern Shrike, and flyover Snow Buntings and Pine Siskins were
highlights. Full list: ebird.org/view/checklist/S43930385

Predictions:
NE winds tomorrow won't be too great. Monday could be fair with slightly
warmer weather but winds mostly from ENE. Tuesday looks to be the best day
in a long while with SSE winds and a 51F high. However, everyone who wants
to come out and see raptors needs to cross their fingers that the rain
holds off. Similarly, Wednesday looks good, but winds are more out of the
SW, so it could be even better.
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Report submitted by Greg Lawrence (<glawrence21...>)
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Date: 3/24/18 6:10 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Cattaraugus County - Short-eared Owl
Hi,

For two evenings this week I've watched a Short-eared Owl on a neighboring
property. The property is posted and the bird is deep into the property
and visible only by scope but for the 2 days that I saw it (did not see it
today) I had good looks.

I've also had a pair of Red-tails, a pair of A. Kestrels, a pair of Ravens
and a Rough-legged. Pics of the A. Kestrel and Rough-legged are here:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/meadowsteward/

Jeff

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Date: 3/24/18 6:00 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (24 Mar 2018) 253 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 24, 2018
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 221 1289 1289
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 0 4 4
Northern Harrier 0 2 2
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 4 4
Cooper's Hawk 0 3 3
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 9 16 16
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 20 71 71
Rough-legged Hawk 1 3 3
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 1 1 1
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 1 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 1 1

Total: 253 1395 1395
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Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 5.5 hours

Official Counter: Sue Barth

Observers:

Visitors:
Sandy Radigan - good company and a helpful pair of eyes!


Weather:
To the eye, it was a beautiful, sunny day - but temperatures only rose to
32F chilled further by the stiff, cold winds from the north.

Raptor Observations:
In spite of the wind direction and cool temps, there were raptors on the
wing. The first 2 TVs showed up at 10:42 (9:42 bird-time). The highlight
of the day was a dark morph Rough-legged Hawk but was a little too distant
to get the looks we would have liked. That sighting was seconded by two
Red-shouldereds that came in together, nice and low, giving great looks.
eBird checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S43928114

Non-raptor Observations:
Not much action other than a few blackbirds on the move, singing cardinals,
a rather boistrous Tufted Titmouse, and a turkey poking around in the
woods.

Predictions:
Tomorrow should be a tad warmer, which will be welcome, but the winds will
be stronger. The northerly winds will have an easterly component most
likely making the baseball diamonds on Rogers Rd. the better viewing spot.
Hang in there though - Monday and Tuesday hold promise with warmer temps
brought in by southerly winds. Tuesday could be especially good if there's
a push before the predicted afternoon rain.
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Report submitted by Sue Barth (<suebarth...>)


More site information at hawkcount.org: http://hawkcount.org/siteinfo.php?rsite=364



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Date: 3/24/18 1:17 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Snow Geese in Avon, New York!
Hi Friends,

Birding is so addictive - especially with the warmer weather approach.

We took a ride out to Nations Road today to see if we could spot the
beautiful Common Snipe (we couldn't).

On the way home (Penfield), we decided to go South on Nations Road and take
it all the way out (we never did that before - we always turned around).

This took us back to Avon-Genesee Road, where we headed North, to go home.

We spotted some private property that included a large pond in the back
filled - FILLED - with Snow Geese. It was a crazy site seeing so many Snow
Geese in this one pond.

We asked the property owner if we could go out back to get a better view,
and she said yes.

Many of the pictures did not turn out. We are including the two clearest
shots, plus one blurry shot of what we think is a Blue Goose. **We'd love
to know if we are correct.**

https://www.flickr.com/photos/128893094@N08/

Have a wonderful weekend!

James and Janet Sandefur
<jbovitzsandefur...>

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Date: 3/24/18 10:54 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] [geneseebirds-googlegroup] Migration!
I forgot to mention what was, for me anyway, one of my better sightings yesterday. I had a COMMON RAVEN on Lower Lake Road, a little east of Coates Road. This is about three miles east of the power plant where they have nested. Although ravens are reported occasionally in Niagara County, I have not had a knack for finding them, so I enjoyed this opportunity. A few photos in my eBird checklist: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S43888702



Good birding!

Willie



From: Willie D'Anna [mailto:<dannapotter...>]
Sent: Saturday, March 24, 2018 1:46 PM
To: <geneseebirds-l...>; 'Geneseebirds'; David Suggs
Subject: [geneseebirds-googlegroup] Migration!



Today at our feeders in the Town of Wilson, Betsy pointed out a PINE SISKIN on our niger seed feeder. Then, I noticed a male PURPLE FINCH on our tray of sunflower seed.



I was out on the lake-plain in eastern Niagara and western Orleans Counties yesterday. I only saw a few Turkey Vultures and a couple of Red-tailed Hawks moving, so I spent most of my time scouring the geese. I had groups of one, five, and nine CACKLING GEESE plus two GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE, all in Orleans County. Nine of the Cacklers and the White-fronts were on the south side of Rt 18, less than a half mile west of Murdock Road.



Good birding!

Willie

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Wilson, NY

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Date: 3/24/18 10:46 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Migration!
Today at our feeders in the Town of Wilson, Betsy pointed out a PINE SISKIN
on our niger seed feeder. Then, I noticed a male PURPLE FINCH on our tray of
sunflower seed.



I was out on the lake-plain in eastern Niagara and western Orleans Counties
yesterday. I only saw a few Turkey Vultures and a couple of Red-tailed Hawks
moving, so I spent most of my time scouring the geese. I had groups of one,
five, and nine CACKLING GEESE plus two GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE, all in
Orleans County. Nine of the Cacklers and the White-fronts were on the south
side of Rt 18, less than a half mile west of Murdock Road.



Good birding!

Willie

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Willie D'Anna

Wilson, NY

dannapotterATroadrunnerDOTcom




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