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4/25/17 3:32 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] FOS Fox Sparrow - Olcott
4/24/17 11:15 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (24 Apr 2017) 101 Raptors
4/24/17 3:15 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (24 Apr 2017) 123 Raptors
4/24/17 8:36 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Tundra Swan, tentative ID
4/24/17 8:25 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] FW: eBird Report - Private urban wetland, Apr 24, 2017
4/23/17 3:46 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Geneseo: Yellow Rumps, White-throats, et al
4/23/17 3:44 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (23 Apr 2017) 1967 Raptors
4/23/17 3:31 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] FOS Tufted Titmouse - Olcott
4/23/17 2:37 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] WWTP
4/23/17 10:19 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] little things
4/23/17 8:30 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Cattaraugus County - Blue-headed Vireo
4/23/17 4:47 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Banded Swan At Cayuga Marsh
4/22/17 5:10 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Elba and Montezuma Mucklands
4/22/17 4:02 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hemlock Lake Evening Birds
4/22/17 2:22 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (22 Apr 2017) 622 Raptors
4/22/17 2:10 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (22 Apr 2017) 79 Raptors
4/22/17 1:20 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Montezuma: B-n Stilt, pelicans, Little Gulls, Am. Golden-Plover, Eur. G-w Teal, Cattle Egret
4/22/17 1:15 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Batavia area miscellany
4/22/17 10:50 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Sandy Bottom Park Birds Today
4/22/17 7:42 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Montezuma Area - 4/21 - rarier birds
4/22/17 6:59 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Thayer's Gull - Hamlin
4/21/17 5:56 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (21 Apr 2017) 589 Raptors
4/21/17 4:33 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (21 Apr 2017) 9701 Raptors
4/21/17 6:36 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Snow Goose - Lake Ontario State Parkway (Town of Carlton)
4/21/17 4:24 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] GeneseeBirds-L Digest, Vol 165, Issue 29
4/20/17 7:28 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (20 Apr 2017) 1 Raptors
4/20/17 6:32 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Fwd: Cayuga birds Savannah Black-necked Stilt and White Pelicans.
4/20/17 5:40 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 20 Apr 2017
4/20/17 2:51 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] FW: eBird Report - Private urban wetland, Apr 20, 2017
4/20/17 1:22 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (20 Apr 2017) 6 Raptors
4/20/17 10:26 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Snow Goose- U of R Campus
4/20/17 6:43 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] Recorder for Parabolic Microphone
4/20/17 3:42 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Island Cottage Woods - 4/19 - Quiet & crossover area flooded
4/19/17 4:18 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (19 Apr 2017) 471 Raptors
4/19/17 2:45 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (19 Apr 2017) 77 Raptors
4/19/17 1:51 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (16 Apr 2017) 293 Raptors
4/19/17 9:52 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] House wren
4/19/17 8:25 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (18 Apr 2017) 12 Raptors
4/19/17 6:51 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Canandaigua Ospreys
4/18/17 5:53 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Vesper Sparrow
4/18/17 5:11 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (18 Apr 2017) 107 Raptors
4/18/17 11:29 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Cobbs Hill Park on Monday
4/18/17 8:29 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamlin Beach SP - 4/17 - many FOY, see note on west end trail
4/17/17 7:16 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (17 Apr 2017) 372 Raptors
4/17/17 5:26 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] GeneseeBirds-L Digest, Vol 165, Issue 22
4/17/17 5:22 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Eastern meadow lark House wren
4/17/17 5:01 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (17 Apr 2017) 129 Raptors
4/17/17 1:22 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] Canandaigua Great Egret
4/17/17 12:33 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Canandaigua Great Egret
4/17/17 11:33 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Elba Mucklands - Shorebirds!
4/17/17 8:35 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Ravens nesting in Pittsford
4/17/17 6:03 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Easter Weekend Yard Sightings - Olcott
4/17/17 3:57 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] FOY House Wren
4/16/17 5:29 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (16 Apr 2017) 4091 Raptors
4/16/17 10:54 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Palm Warbler and Purple Finches - Town of Wilson; also, a possible record-early Great Crested Flycatcher
4/15/17 6:21 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (15 Apr 2017) 1002 Raptors
4/15/17 3:26 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (15 Apr 2017) 47 Raptors
4/15/17 2:54 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] FW: eBird Report - Greenway Trail, Brook Rd vicinity, Apr 15, 2017
4/15/17 2:09 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Greater Yellowlegs Collett Road , Farmington, Ontario County
4/15/17 11:52 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - Hamburg, NY 4/13/17
4/14/17 7:30 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (14 Apr 2017) 172 Raptors
4/14/17 7:30 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (14 Apr 2017) 172 Raptors
4/14/17 6:29 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Mendon Ponds- Quaker Trail
4/14/17 3:50 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (14 Apr 2017) 122 Raptors
4/14/17 8:47 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] High acres fish crow
4/14/17 6:12 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Fox Sparrow
4/13/17 7:51 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (13 Apr 2017) 118 Raptors
4/13/17 7:11 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Spring Waterfowl Program Iroquois NWR Saturday
4/13/17 6:06 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 13 Apr 2017
4/13/17 3:36 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (13 Apr 2017) 301 Raptors
4/13/17 7:16 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (11 Apr 2017) 4 Raptors
4/13/17 7:16 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (11 Apr 2017) 4 Raptors
4/12/17 7:27 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Seneca Depot
4/12/17 5:08 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Recorder for Parabolic Microphone
4/12/17 4:18 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (12 Apr 2017) 21 Raptors
4/12/17 3:52 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (12 Apr 2017) 157 Raptors
4/11/17 5:28 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (11 Apr 2017) 479 Raptors
4/11/17 5:25 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
4/11/17 3:47 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Tifft Nature Preserve - Apr 11
4/11/17 12:38 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Golden...
4/11/17 10:57 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Sparrows!
4/10/17 10:35 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] FOS Yellow-rumped Warbler - Olcott (Edit)
4/10/17 9:42 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (10 Apr 2017) 318 Raptors
4/10/17 6:12 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (10 Apr 2017) 3737 Raptors
4/10/17 5:59 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Nations Rd.: SE Owl, Brown Thrasher, Meadowlarks
4/10/17 5:57 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] FOS Yellow-rumped Warbler - Olcott
4/9/17 5:35 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (09 Apr 2017) 1661 Raptors
4/9/17 5:07 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] Nashville warbler song?
4/9/17 3:23 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (09 Apr 2017) 855 Raptors
4/9/17 11:33 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Nashville warbler song?
4/8/17 5:52 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Geneseo: Short-eared Owl
4/8/17 5:44 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (08 Apr 2017) 912 Raptors
4/8/17 4:08 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Penfield Towhee (yard)
4/8/17 2:45 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] FOS Brown-headed Cowbird
4/8/17 1:39 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (07 Apr 2017) 8 Raptors
4/8/17 11:38 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Conesus lake & swamp: B. Eagle, Loons et al
4/8/17 11:29 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Fox Sparrows, Sandhill...
4/7/17 5:50 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (07 Apr 2017) 35 Raptors
4/7/17 2:17 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Adult Little Gull at Irondequoit Bay outlet, Monroe County.
4/7/17 1:27 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Avon: Eurasian Wigeon et al
4/6/17 7:07 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 06 Apr 2017
4/6/17 5:48 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] FW: eBird Report - Private urban wetland, Apr 5, 2017
4/6/17 4:13 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (06 Apr 2017) Raptors
4/6/17 2:12 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] Birds, Coffee, and Natural Ecosystems
4/5/17 8:54 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Vesper Sparrow, Orchard Park, NY
4/5/17 7:56 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Osprey at Tifft Nature Preserve - Buffalo, NY
4/5/17 7:38 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] South Park Lake, Buffalo, NY
4/5/17 6:05 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (05 Apr 2017) 271 Raptors
4/5/17 4:52 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (05 Apr 2017) 407 Raptors
4/5/17 2:35 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Oregon Junco/Portland
4/5/17 2:21 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Sunday, April 9 Buffalo Ornithological Society Count
4/5/17 7:39 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] American Tree Sparrow song just now
4/5/17 6:56 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (04 Apr 2017) 492 Raptors
4/5/17 6:27 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Yellow-tagged Trumpeter Swan
4/5/17 5:17 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hummingbird Migration
4/4/17 10:42 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] First Purple Martin Arrival Oak Orchard WMA
4/4/17 5:09 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (04 Apr 2017) 6694 Raptors
4/4/17 1:49 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Montezuma Audubon Center Purple Martins and Osprey
4/4/17 12:59 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] 86 species
4/4/17 11:46 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] Common Loons
4/4/17 10:33 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] (no subject)
4/4/17 8:25 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Quaker Pond Trail Mendon Ponds Park 4/3/17
4/4/17 6:51 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] GeneseeBirds-L Digest, Vol 165, Issue 3
4/4/17 3:29 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hummingbirds
4/3/17 8:23 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hummingbirds
4/3/17 8:14 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (03 Apr 2017) 3074 Raptors
4/3/17 6:43 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Email
4/3/17 6:34 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (03 Apr 2017) 987 Raptors
4/3/17 6:00 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Tifft Nature Preserve - hawk flight - Sue Barth and Alec Humann
4/3/17 3:01 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] 1st Osprey
4/3/17 11:25 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Terry Bohling has shared an eBird checklist with you from Erie-Attica Trail on Apr 3, 2017 - 9:30 AM
4/3/17 1:04 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] FOS Hooded Merganser - Olcott, NY
4/2/17 9:18 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Lakeside additions
4/2/17 5:56 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (02 Apr 2017) 1886 Raptors
4/2/17 5:21 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (02 Apr 2017) 1609 Raptors
4/1/17 6:00 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (01 Apr 2017) 5 Raptors
4/1/17 4:05 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (01 Apr 2017) 97 Raptors
4/1/17 9:15 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Geneseo. Groveland: L.Yellowlegs, Raven, Phoebe, Tree Swallows.
4/1/17 9:02 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Cattaraugus County - Snowy Owl
4/1/17 8:29 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Erie Basin Snowy
4/1/17 8:29 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Erie Basin Snowy
3/31/17 4:43 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (31 Mar 2017) Raptors
3/31/17 6:57 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Rochester Lakefront on Friday
3/30/17 6:37 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (30 Mar 2017) 292 Raptors
3/30/17 3:50 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (30 Mar 2017) 397 Raptors
3/30/17 1:32 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Lake Ontario Plain - Thursday - King Eider, Cackling Geese
3/30/17 10:34 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Spring walks - 3/29 & 28 - Durand-Eastman & Webster Park
3/29/17 5:37 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (29 Mar 2017) 1935 Raptors
3/29/17 4:25 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (29 Mar 2017) 790 Raptors
3/29/17 1:38 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] FW: eBird Report - Private urban wetland, Mar 29, 2017
3/29/17 12:42 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Fox Sparrows, E. Phoebe/Portland, Westfield
3/29/17 8:26 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (28 Mar 2017) 16 Raptors
3/28/17 7:23 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] local Lancaster raven
3/28/17 4:31 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (28 Mar 2017) 37 Raptors
3/28/17 12:55 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] old, minor stuff
3/28/17 7:01 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] local Lancaster raven
3/27/17 7:45 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (27 Mar 2017) 418 Raptors
3/27/17 5:27 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (27 Mar 2017) 2493 Raptors
3/27/17 12:43 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (26 Mar 2017) 1139 Raptors
3/27/17 4:38 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Conesus Lake Area - Sunday, March 26, 2017
3/27/17 3:57 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] BOS Lake Ontario Plain Field Trip - RESCHEDULED for Thursday, March 30th
3/26/17 5:36 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (26 Mar 2017) 922 Raptors
3/26/17 4:42 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Merlin - Buffalo
3/26/17 4:01 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] unexpected migration at Tifft today
3/26/17 3:14 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Tifft Nature Preserve report
3/26/17 12:49 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Eurasian Green-winged Teal, Montezuma NWR
3/26/17 6:11 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (25 Mar 2017) 11 Raptors
3/26/17 6:10 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (25 Mar 2017) 11 Raptors
3/25/17 5:09 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] erie basin snowy owl and previous Golden Eagle
3/25/17 5:01 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Sandy Bottom Park, Honeoye Lake Today
3/25/17 4:40 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (25 Mar 2017) 29 Raptors
 
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Date: 4/25/17 3:32 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] FOS Fox Sparrow - Olcott
I was treated to a near 15 minute first spring visit from a solitary Fox
Sparrow in my yard shortly before dark last night. I was fortunate to
capture it in the Flickr images below. Previous sightings in past years were
rest stops on 14 April 2012 and 24 October 2016. I'm not sure about their
relative abundance status in our WNY reporting region, but wanted to share
my sighting.

Regards,

Jonathan J. Weber

<spiritridge...>

Olcott, NY

https://flic.kr/s/aHskYqQzTy




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Date: 4/24/17 11:15 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (24 Apr 2017) 101 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 24, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
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Black Vulture 0 1 1
Turkey Vulture 35 7305 12418
Osprey 6 40 42
Bald Eagle 0 26 37
Northern Harrier 2 18 25
Sharp-shinned Hawk 16 263 290
Cooper's Hawk 7 95 132
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 43 135
Broad-winged Hawk 26 1342 1342
Red-tailed Hawk 7 425 693
Rough-legged Hawk 0 9 14
Golden Eagle 0 4 4
American Kestrel 2 56 85
Merlin 0 3 7
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 14 16
Unknown Buteo 0 31 51
Unknown Falcon 0 3 6
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 4 4

Total: 101 9683 15303
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:30:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 8 hours

Official Counter: Mike Zebehazy

Observers: Dennis Russell, Joe Sullivan

Visitors:
Joe Sullivan; Dennis Russell and Marty Russell


Weather:
Sunny, bright blue sky all day, but with mainly ENE winds from 10 to 15
mph. Temperature ranged from 43 F (6.1 C) to 67 F (19.4 C).

Raptor Observations:
Very few migrants today due to a strong headwind. Six Osprey were nice but
all had difficulty fighting the breeze. Two Northern Harriers early. No
eagles today.

Non-raptor Observations:
Singing House Wrens and Brown Thrasher.

Predictions:
Periods of rain and ESE winds will make for another difficult day.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Michael Zebehazy (<zebs...>)


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: 4/24/17 3:15 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (24 Apr 2017) 123 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 24, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 112 17718 21842
Osprey 2 36 37
Bald Eagle 2 129 206
Northern Harrier 0 273 372
Sharp-shinned Hawk 5 1202 1220
Cooper's Hawk 0 245 307
Northern Goshawk 0 3 3
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 151 340
Broad-winged Hawk 0 14570 14570
Red-tailed Hawk 2 1041 1400
Rough-legged Hawk 0 48 68
Golden Eagle 0 7 9
American Kestrel 0 203 237
Merlin 0 10 18
Peregrine Falcon 0 5 10
Unknown Accipiter 0 4 4
Unknown Buteo 0 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0
Swainson's Hawk 0 1 1

Total: 123 35647 40645
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Bob Baez

Observers:

Visitors:
A few visitors with one who will be around a few days to get some hawk
watching in.


Weather:
Mild to strong E winds all day. Forecast was for NE winds. Clear until last
few hours with high,thin cirrus. Low temp 38, high 45.

Raptor Observations:
Turkey Vulture day.

Non-raptor Observations:
3 Sandhill Cranes.

Predictions:
Wind is forecast to change from E to ESE around noon then to SE. Rain
scheduled for the morning. We have had some good flights right after rain
and the winds will be favorable. Check that radar.
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Report submitted by Bob Baez (<caau99...>)
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Date: 4/24/17 8:36 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Tundra Swan, tentative ID
Tentative Tundra Swan was with hundreds of geese in a flooded field north
of U.S. 20, west of the split with NY 5 and east of the Greenway Trail,
Livingston Co.
____________________________________________


>Genesee Valley Greenway--NY 5 to US 20, Livingston, New York, US
>Apr 23, 2017 3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
>Protocol: Traveling
>1.0 mile(s)
>Comments: Traveled ~ 1/2 mile north from US 20 and back.
>20 species
>
>Canada Goose X Hundreds in flooded field and gravel quarry adjacent
>to the Greenway trail
>Tundra Swan 1 Tentative. Not a Mute Swan. May have been a Trumpeter.
>At a distance and I did not have a scope. Seemed to fit the body profile
>and colors described in Sibley.
>Great Blue Heron 1
>Red-tailed Hawk 1
>Killdeer 3
>Red-bellied Woodpecker 2
>American Crow 2
>Barn Swallow 1
>White-breasted Nuthatch 2
>Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
>American Robin 2
>European Starling 3
>Field Sparrow 3
>White-throated Sparrow 1
>Song Sparrow 2
>Northern Cardinal 3
>Red-winged Blackbird 3
>Common Grackle 1
>Brown-headed Cowbird 2
>American Goldfinch 2
>
>View this checklist online at
>http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36225409
>
>This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)


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Date: 4/24/17 8:25 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] FW: eBird Report - Private urban wetland, Apr 24, 2017

>Private urban wetland, Monroe, New York, US
>Apr 24, 2017 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
>Protocol: Traveling
>1.0 mile(s)
>14 species
>
>Canada Goose 7
>Mallard 2
>Wild Turkey 1
>Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
>Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1
>Downy Woodpecker 2
>American Crow 2
>Hermit Thrush 1
>Song Sparrow 2
>Northern Cardinal 1
>Red-winged Blackbird X Numerous
>Common Grackle X Numerous
>House Finch 1
>American Goldfinch 2
>
>View this checklist online at
>http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36229240
>
>This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)


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Date: 4/23/17 3:46 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Geneseo: Yellow Rumps, White-throats, et al
I saw my first-of-the-year Yellow-rumped Warblers, three of them, in the
Indian Fort preserve this afternoon (Rte. 63 just south of Geneseo). In
the fields SE of Cuylerville I saw 4 Greater and 2 Lesser Yellowlegs, a few
Horned Larks and my first couple Savannah Sparrows of the year.
We've had White-throated Sparrows around the yard for three days now, but
this morning was the first this spring I've heard one singing - always a
treat! - also our first all summer plumage male Goldfinch of the season.

Jim Kimball
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Date: 4/23/17 3:44 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (23 Apr 2017) 1967 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 23, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 140 17526 21650
Osprey 1 34 35
Bald Eagle 1 127 204
Northern Harrier 4 273 372
Sharp-shinned Hawk 27 1193 1211
Cooper's Hawk 1 245 307
Northern Goshawk 0 3 3
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 151 340
Broad-winged Hawk 1780 14569 14569
Red-tailed Hawk 13 1038 1397
Rough-legged Hawk 0 48 68
Golden Eagle 0 7 9
American Kestrel 0 200 234
Merlin 0 10 18
Peregrine Falcon 0 5 10
Unknown Accipiter 0 4 4
Unknown Buteo 0 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0
Swainson's Hawk 0 1 1

Total: 1967 35435 40433
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 05:15:00
Observation end time: 13:30:00
Total observation time: 8.25 hours

Official Counter: Bob Baez

Observers: Ed Sailer, Judy Kelly, Mike Savoy, Mike Tetlow,
Robert Bucker

Visitors:
Many guests visited including a combined group led by Mike Tetlow of the
Buffalo Ornithological Society and the Rochester Birding Association. Again
I have to drop some observers from their true times to get all their names
in. The combined group with Mike where a big help.


Weather:
Mild SSW winds until late in the 0900 hour, then NE and N winds from lake
effect took over. Low temp 34, high 59, clear skies.

Raptor Observations:
Broad-winged numbers starting dropping with lake effect during 1000 hour
but could still see birds from the platform but the birds where drifting
farther away as the hour progressed and left for Frisbee Hill at points
south at 1100 with decreasing success. The SW winds lasted longer than
expected bringing a decent flight.

Non-raptor Observations:
Several Sandhill Cranes.

Predictions:
Moderately strong NE winds expected thru the day. Probably a slow day.
========================================================================
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Date: 4/23/17 3:31 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] FOS Tufted Titmouse - Olcott
Though not uncommon to my yard, this is the first year that I saw one during
spring migration. All past sightings each year since 2012 have been in
October and November. The two photos below document the sighting for me in
Olcott.

Jonathan J. Weber

<spiritridge...>

Olcott, NY

https://flic.kr/s/aHskYufQm4




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Date: 4/23/17 2:37 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] WWTP
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Date: 4/23/17 10:19 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] little things
4-22-17, Forest Lawn -1 Yellow Rump Warbler1 Pine1 Palm...N. end Squaw Is. -100+ Tern - 7 w/aluminum colored bands.4+ Caspian1 Bony

4-16-17 -Woodbridge Ave., Buffalo -1 Merlin1 Red AdmiralLakeside -1 Gnatcatcher1 Cabbage FlutterbyTifft -4 Virginia4 Thrasher1 Towhee10+ Wh. Throat
4-15-17, Woodbridge Ave. -Starling imitating Caspian
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Date: 4/23/17 8:30 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Cattaraugus County - Blue-headed Vireo
Hi,

An early morning hike at Golden Hill State Forest in Humphrey turned up
several FOY Blue-headed Vireo and one FOY Broad-winged Hawk.

Jeff
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Date: 4/23/17 4:47 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Banded Swan At Cayuga Marsh
While on a brief camera hunting scouting visit at Iroquois NWR early
yesterday afternoon, I got brief long distance views of a pair of swans
from the Cayuga Marsh Overlook parking lot. One was banded with a yellow tag
that was not readily visible as the marked individual moved.



Does anyone happen to know where that bird may have banded if the color
coded might be a clue to a location? Clarification of a species ID would be
appreciated if there is enough definition in the still photo and video
below. Thank you.

Jonathan J. Weber

<spiritridge...>

Olcott, NY

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Date: 4/22/17 5:10 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Elba and Montezuma Mucklands
Betsy and I went back to the Elba Mucklands (Genesee County) this morning
and again, it was really nice. There are several flooded fields here that
are holding many ducks and shorebirds. As Steve Taylor has pointed out, the
drive in to the area on West Muck Road is a dirt road that is presently very
muddy in several spots. Four-wheel or all-wheel drive is strongly
recommended if you are going to drive in. Note that I am referring to
driving in on the west side of Rt 98 and on the north side of the big
drainage ditch, which crosses Rt 98. Alternatively, one could park at the
beginning of the road, next to Rt 98, and walk in. It's roughly a half mile
to the first flooded fields and well over a mile to where the road/trail
ends. Today, both species of yellowlegs and snipe were mostly on the north
side in the big field that is just before the "Dead End" sign. (The Dead End
sign is about a mile from Rt 98.) The Pectorals and Dunlin were on the south
side in the very flooded field that is just after the Dead End sign.
Specifically, there was a small area of mud and corn stubble sticking above
the water that was tucked up against the north side of that field and which
was difficult to see - that's where the Pecs and Dunlin were. The EURASIAN
WIGEON was in the very flooded field on the north side that is just after
the Dead End sign. The ducks were using these same fields plus others. A
scope is necessary to see most of these birds. We also had our first SPOTTED
SANDPIPER of the year here. Here is our eBird checklist:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36164852



After checking the Elba Mucklands, we continued east to the Montezuma
Mucklands (Seneca and Wayne Counties). Whereas the Elba Mucklands were
really nice, the Montezuma Mucklands were a spectacle of nature, and well
worth the trip! Thousands of ducks here and a great variety of other birds.
The number of rarities that were found along a very short stretch of Rt 31,
from Rt 89 on the west to the Seneca River on the east was amazing!
Continuing birds today were two WHITE PELICANS, one BLACK-NECKED STILT, two
adult LITTLE GULLS, and reported by others, two EURASIAN WIGEONS, a COMMON
TEAL, and an AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER. To check out most of the area, park at
the potatoes building on the north side of Rt 31. Look from there and also
walk east along the road to check out other wetlands. A scope is essential.
Here is our eBird checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36172279



About eight miles south of the Montezuma Mucklands at the NY Chiropractic
College, a CATTLE EGRET continues.



Good birding!

Willie

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Date: 4/22/17 4:02 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hemlock Lake Evening Birds
This afternoon starting around 4:15, Mari and I walked the trail south from
the north boat launch of Hemlock Lake almost to the end, turning around
where the large stream crosses the trail (= road) around 1.5 miles south of
the parking area. The sun had come out so it was very pleasant. Four
species of warblers were nice. Big group of 15+ MYRTLE WARBLERS fairly
close to the parking lot, 2 PINE WARBLERS singing along the walk (plus
another north of the parking area), and where we turned around a PALM
WARBLER (very yellow, so probably hypochrysea), and a LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH
on bushes along the lakeshore at the terminus of that stream. Also a group
of 5 PURPLE MARTINS gurgling overhead wandering northwards, and on the walk
back a loudly singing BLUE-HEADED VIREO. A very nice late afternoon walk!

Bill Howe
Hemlock, NY
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Date: 4/22/17 2:22 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (22 Apr 2017) 622 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 22, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 55 17386 21510
Osprey 2 33 34
Bald Eagle 2 126 203
Northern Harrier 9 269 368
Sharp-shinned Hawk 13 1166 1184
Cooper's Hawk 1 244 306
Northern Goshawk 0 3 3
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 151 340
Broad-winged Hawk 523 12789 12789
Red-tailed Hawk 16 1025 1384
Rough-legged Hawk 0 48 68
Golden Eagle 0 7 9
American Kestrel 0 200 234
Merlin 0 10 18
Peregrine Falcon 1 5 10
Unknown Accipiter 0 4 4
Unknown Buteo 0 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0
Swainson's Hawk 0 1 1

Total: 622 33468 38466
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:15:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6.75 hours

Official Counter: Bob Baez

Observers: Judy Kelly, Mike Savoy

Visitors:
A bird group from Elmira and other visitors stopped by for short visits.
Thanks to Judy and Mike for spotting some high flying birds.


Weather:
Moderate winds mostly from WNW and W.Thin, low cloud cover with high temp
of 52 and low 42.

Raptor Observations:
Most everything had high altitude today.

Non-raptor Observations:
3 Sandhill Cranes

Predictions:
Some early SW winds shifting to N about 1100. Probably slow in the
afternoon unless S winds stay longer.
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Date: 4/22/17 2:10 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (22 Apr 2017) 79 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 22, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 1 1
Turkey Vulture 56 7155 12268
Osprey 1 30 32
Bald Eagle 0 26 37
Northern Harrier 0 15 22
Sharp-shinned Hawk 4 225 252
Cooper's Hawk 3 84 121
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 43 135
Broad-winged Hawk 8 985 985
Red-tailed Hawk 6 405 673
Rough-legged Hawk 0 8 13
Golden Eagle 0 4 4
American Kestrel 1 54 83
Merlin 0 3 7
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 14 16
Unknown Buteo 0 31 51
Unknown Falcon 0 3 6
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 4 4

Total: 79 9091 14711
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 10:00:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Fred Harrington

Observers: Joe Fell

Visitors:
Joe Fell


Weather:
cold, mostly NW winds, started overcast and ended partly sunny.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:


Predictions:
With west winds and sunny, it may be a good day.
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Date: 4/22/17 1:20 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Montezuma: B-n Stilt, pelicans, Little Gulls, Am. Golden-Plover, Eur. G-w Teal, Cattle Egret
It got a little crazy in the Savannah Mucklands in Seneca County this
morning. From the potatoes building, the two AMERICAN WHITE PELICANS
continued in the fields south of the road, the BLACK-NECKED STILT made a
few appearances while often flying off to the north out of view, two adult
LITTLE GULLS, one in close to full alternate hooded glory, one in more
basic plumage, showed up in the Bonaparte's flock close to the road. From a
bit farther east on 31, we were able to see two male EURASIAN WIGEON, one
on each side of the road, as well as a male EURASIAN GREEN-WINGED TEAL, a
DIFFERENT individual from the Eurasian Green-winged I found a few weeks ago
that was also present today at the Montezuma Visitor Center. Finally,
shorebirds making appearances included DUNLIN, PECTORAL SANDPIPERS, both
YELLOWLEGS, and a rare-in-spring AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER that flew over the
potatoes building and landed out in front of the decoys. The plover was in
dull basic plumage, making it hard to pick out from the corn stubble. I
last saw it in flight with a yellowlegs flock at the west end of the
Mucklands. Finally, continuing high dabbling duck numbers and all three
swan species made for a spectacular (albeit chilly) stop. Full checklist
with a few documentation photos here:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36173112

Dave Kennedy's CATTLE EGRET continued at the edge of the Chiropractic
College campus this morning at well:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36162746

And Dave Nutter's group found two BLACK VULTURES along the shoreline north
of Frontenac Park in Union Springs earlier today, only one of which was
visible near the end of the point along the north side of the bay when we
made a quick stop on our way back down the lake:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36172616

Who knows what else is out there! The Mucklands are looking prime for a
Ruff or other spring shorebird, and a Glossy Ibis must be somewhere in the
wetlands complex right now.

Jay

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Jay McGowan
Macaulay Library
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
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Date: 4/22/17 1:15 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Batavia area miscellany
Saturday morning, after a fairly unexciting visit to the Iroquois and Tonawanda Wildlife areas, I headed over to Elba to check out the "Elba Mucklands" that Willie D'Anna has posted about recently. I found the male EURASIAN WIGEON in the company of a half dozen or so American Wigeon (I didn't know he had seen the bird earlier in the morning) and three BLUE WINGED TEAL. There were a few yellowlegs, at least 2 GREATER and 8 or so LESSER. One Killdeer. I couldn't find any other shorebirds here four hours after Willie's much more productive visit (see his eBird list). The heat distortion and cold wind limited my scanning ability, or perhaps most of Willie's birds had moved on or were somewhere else with all the area's flooded fields.

It's an interesting and peaceful place ... nice to be able to bird without traffic noise and cars whizzing by. However, I think the road (West Muck Road) is not very well named. It is not a road! But it is certainly muck! It was easily passable in my Subaru, but it is likely sketchy to try driving down there in a low clearance two-wheel drive vehicle. After we have a dry spell the "road" should be easily driveable again.

Just south of Elba, there was a flooded field on the west side of the highway (SR 98) which had attracted a couple hundred gulls. There was one adult LESSER BLACK BACKED GULL in this group and it was on the "pale" spectrum of dark grey. Other than that, it had all the marks of a LBBG including yellow legs. There was a good collection of ducks here including 15 or so PINTAIL and 8 or so GREEN WINGED TEAL. There is a well packed dirt tractor path here that runs parallel to the highway and allows one to scan this field safely away from the heavy traffic.

Down at the Batavia Sports Field complex, just southeast of the airport, the grass fields are heavily flooded, and had attracted a gathering of gulls which included two LESSER BLACK BACKED GULLS. These were nicely plumaged adults and the more "normal" dark slate-grey that we usually see here. There were two GREATER YELLOWLEGS here as well, but it was a bit disappointing to not have any other shorebirds in this extensive habitat.

Good birding to all.
Steve Taylor
Pittsford NY

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Date: 4/22/17 10:50 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Sandy Bottom Park Birds Today
Spent about an hour today at Sandy Bottom Park at the north end of Honeoye
Lake on a chilly gray morning. If you go there and plan on walking around,
wear high boots! The whole area is under (now receding) water, and
recently exposed places are very muddy. The east section of the inner
boardwalk is buried under deep mud.

Birds there were an early singing WARBLING VIREO at the outlet fishing
pond, dozens of swallows including my first BANK SWALLOWS of the season,
and 5 RED-BREASTED MERGANSERS which weren't there when I arrived but were
right off the beach when I left. Also in the woods among many grackles and
Red-wings were 2 singing RUSTY BLACKBIRDS.

Bill Howe
Hemlock, NY
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Date: 4/22/17 7:42 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Montezuma Area - 4/21 - rarier birds
     Yesterday, 21st, I had a chance to travel to the Montezuma area (NWR and NMWMA) to look for several of the rarer species reported lately.I think some of the notes are more useful that eBird alerts, so will post here first before trying to do several eBird inputs for longer term documentation.      I arrived at the potato barn parking on Rt. 31 in the mucklands and NMWMA about 8:30 AM. A woman had been there for some time and was packing up to leave. She had seen 1 Am. White Pelican (AWPE) and 1 Eurasian Wigeon (EUWI), both of which had been flushed by a Bald Eagle.Huge numbers of Am. Wigeon, N. Pintail, N. Shoveler, and Green-winged Teal and a large contingent of Snow Goose decoys were off to the south of Rt. 31, mainly at ).5 miles +. No sign of the Black-necked Stilt (BNST). A few people arrived and left over the next 15+ minutes and I scoped the area, no luck. Then heavy rain arrived, so I drove east to the river and on the way back spotted 1 shorebird on the north side < 100 yds east of the potato barn.It was the BNST!, 8:53 AM. It was just past a low grassy berm/dike to the east and < 50 yds north of Rt. 31. At times it moved close to the berm and was out of sight. I watched for half an hour. 3 Greater Yellowlegs moved in to the same wet, muddy area. No more birders. Not having a smart phone for posting or useful numbers on my cell, I headed for the Montezuma visitor's center.    Wrote details in the bird log, but nobody around at 9:40. Heard singing Yellow Warbler and scoped from the deck and found the long-staying "Eurasian" Teal.As noted by others, it was found by lack of the vertical white stripes on the forward flanks, the horizontal white stripes covered by other feathers. With scope study little bits of the horizontal stripes could be seen poking out. Just before 9, Judy Slein arrived and told me the 2 AWPE were on the river along the Wildlife Drive just before the turn toward Benning Marsh. By the time I got there, gone; others told me of their leaving and rising high to head north. Note that the Wildlife Drive was closed toward the end near Rt.89, past the new overlook and eagle sculpture. I am told that may persist for a couple of weeks in the final push to finish the raising and widening of the drive. THERE WAS NO NOTE OF THE CLOSURE AT THESTART OF THE DRIVE! Birds were few past Benning Marsh;unless you want photos of the metal eagle, the drive along the thruway is not very useful for birders.    Next, back to the potato barn area. Quite a few birders there. BNST still present where it had been. 2 AWPE were to the south past the Snow Goose decoys.EUWI not in sight at the time. Bonaparte's Gulls and Caspian Terns were lined up on the mud edge in front of the decoys. I learned of the Cattle Egret on the executive golf course at the NY Chiropractic site down Rt, 89. First, I checked out Morgan Road and Carncross Road to the NE - lots of water and almost no birds.Traveled to the Chiropractic site and, in spite of having never entered the area before, easily wandered the roads in off Rt. 89 south of the flashing light, then mostly south of the various buildings and found the adult breeding plumaged Cattle Egret on the edge of a pond. (about 11:45 AM).    Back to Rochester via the thruway and I-490. After brief stop home, out to the Braddock Bay hawkwatch where there was a good flight still in progress. Good day of birding; 84 species without any focus on passerine searches.Bob Spahn, <rspahn...>

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Date: 4/22/17 6:59 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Thayer's Gull - Hamlin
This morning there was an apparent immature (2nd/3rd year) Thayer's Gull in the field northeast of the Redman Road/Jacobs Road intersection in Hamlin. It was with a flock of about 150 Herring Gulls and 75 Ring-billed Gulls. It was close to HERG in size and structure with a mantle color roughly equivalent. It had extensive brown (not black) in the primaries with an isolated small mirror on p10 and paler inner webs. Size of bird and bill, general structure and extent of brown in primaries argue against a dark Kumliens Iceland Gull although I haven't had a chance yet to download and review the (very distant) photos I obtained.

While I was watching it the entire flock got up, circled a bit and left the field. Many of them landed nearby on the west side of Redman Rd (south of the Jacobs intersection) but I couldn't find it here. It may be worth checking these fields later in the day or at Hamlin Beach.

Andy Guthrie
Hamlin, NY
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Date: 4/21/17 5:56 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (21 Apr 2017) 589 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 21, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 1 1
Turkey Vulture 46 7099 12212
Osprey 2 29 31
Bald Eagle 2 26 37
Northern Harrier 2 15 22
Sharp-shinned Hawk 31 221 248
Cooper's Hawk 3 81 118
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 43 135
Broad-winged Hawk 497 977 977
Red-tailed Hawk 4 399 667
Rough-legged Hawk 0 8 13
Golden Eagle 0 4 4
American Kestrel 0 53 82
Merlin 0 3 7
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 1 14 16
Unknown Buteo 0 31 51
Unknown Falcon 0 3 6
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 4 4

Total: 589 9012 14632
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Jerry Thurn

Observers: Jim Landau, Sharon Sisti

Visitors:
Two female visitors


Weather:
Heavy Fog until 9:45, then clearing with fully clouded sky. Cold WSW wind
increasing in velocity until 1:00 EST

Raptor Observations:
After the fog lifted, there was a good run of Broad-winged, with kettles of
50-75.

Non-raptor Observations:
Non-raptors, only 1 Common Loon

Predictions:
National Weather Service for Saturday, Cloudy, then gradually becoming
mostly sunny, with a high temp of 51F. Northwest wind 6 to 10 mph.

Wind direction may not be best for site. Will see,
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Date: 4/21/17 4:33 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (21 Apr 2017) 9701 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 21, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 92 17331 21455
Osprey 5 31 32
Bald Eagle 23 124 201
Northern Harrier 13 260 359
Sharp-shinned Hawk 54 1153 1171
Cooper's Hawk 9 243 305
Northern Goshawk 0 3 3
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 151 340
Broad-winged Hawk 9433 12266 12266
Red-tailed Hawk 59 1009 1368
Rough-legged Hawk 1 48 68
Golden Eagle 2 7 9
American Kestrel 6 200 234
Merlin 2 10 18
Peregrine Falcon 1 4 9
Unknown Accipiter 0 4 4
Unknown Buteo 0 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0
Swainson's Hawk 1 1 1

Total: 9701 32846 37844
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 05:15:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 10.75 hours

Official Counter: Bob Baez

Observers: Bridget Watts, Ed Sailer, Kyle Brock, Mike Ciresi,
Mike Gullo, Mike Tetlow

Visitors:
Several visitors and a lot of help from official and non-official observers
finding, id'ing and keeping those clickers clacking. When I fill out this
form I can only enter 4 observers at a time. I did not keep adequate track
of whom and when so the report will be a little spotty. Thanks to Hugh
McMillen and Cindy.


Weather:
Winds were predominately W and strong. The southerly element showed up
briefly. Mostly overcast but a few hours of cumulus and blue. Low temp 47,
high56. Sometime into the 1400 hour low, dark clouds rolled in and the temp
dropped and the flight ended. First 2 hours foggy with limited visibility
and it started to rain at the end of the last hour.

Raptor Observations:
Very nice run of Broad-wings, mostly high, and a large portion coming in
the east from the lake. 2 Golden Eagles,1st or 2nd year. 1 Swainson's Hawk.
An exciting day.

Non-raptor Observations:
5 Sandhill Cranes, 1 American White Pelican.

Predictions:
Cooler and mostly NW winds. Will be much slower than today.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Baez (<caau99...>)
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Date: 4/21/17 6:36 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Snow Goose - Lake Ontario State Parkway (Town of Carlton)
There is a solitary Snow Goose with three Canada Geese at the 3.5 EB marker. They are located in a grassy area south of the road shoulder and a pond.

Tom Klotzbach
Waterport

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Date: 4/21/17 4:24 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] GeneseeBirds-L Digest, Vol 165, Issue 29
I'm wondering if anyone is aware of how bad the flooding is at Montezuma.
It looked pretty bad from the Thruway. And sometimes they are forced to
close the NWR.

Regards,
Randi

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> >17 species
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> >Canada Goose X Numerous pairs
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> >Downy Woodpecker 2
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> * New York
> * Buffalo
> * 04/20/2017
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> - Birds mentioned
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> -------------------------------------------
> Please submit reports to
> <DSuggs...>
> -------------------------------------------
>
> AMER. WHITE PELICAN
> LEAST SANDPIPER
> Greater Yellowlegs
> Lesser Yellowlegs
> Sandhill Crane
> Northern Pintail
> Green-winged Teal
> House Wren
> Palm Warbler
> Purple Finch
>
> - Transcript
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> Hotline: Buffalo Bird Report at the Buffalo Museum of Science
> Date: 04/20/2017
> Number: 716-896-1271
> To Report: Same
> Compiler: David F. Suggs
> Coverage: Western New York and adjacent Ontario
> Website: www.BuffaloOrnithologicalSociety.org
>
> Thursday, April 20, 2017
>
> The Buffalo Bird Report is a service provided
> by your Buffalo Museum of Science and the
> Buffalo Ornithological Society. To contact the
> Science Museum, call 896-5200. Press the pound
> key to report sightings before the end of this
> report.
>
> Highlights of reports received April 13 through
> April 20 from the Niagara Frontier Region.
>
> April 17, on Chautauqua Lake in the Southern
> Tier, three AMER. WHITE PELICANS in the south
> basin, off Greenhurst.
>
> Also the 17th, in the Elba mucklands, north of
> Batavia, an early LEAST SANDPIPER with 30
> GREATER YELLOWLEGS and 2 LESSER YELLOWLEGS,
> plus 2 SANDHILL CRANES and numbers of NORTHERN
> PINTAILS and GREEN-WINGED TEAL.
>
> HOUSE WRENS were reported at two locations this
> week. And in a Wilson yard on Lake Ontario,
> PALM WARBLER and a high count of 30 PURPLE
> FINCHES.
>
> The Bird Report will be updated Thursday
> evening, April 27. 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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> Stilt found this morning, still present now just east of potatoes
> building. Two white pelicans sleeping behind the Snow Goose decoys south of
> the road. First of year Black Tern at Kipp Island.
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> Hamburg, New York, USA
> Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 20, 2017
> -------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
> ------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
> Black Vulture 0 1 1
> Turkey Vulture 0 7053 12166
> Osprey 1 27 29
> Bald Eagle 0 24 35
> Northern Harrier 0 13 20
> Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 190 217
> Cooper's Hawk 0 78 115
> Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
> Red-shouldered Hawk 0 42 134
> Broad-winged Hawk 0 480 480
> Red-tailed Hawk 0 395 663
> Rough-legged Hawk 0 8 13
> Golden Eagle 0 4 4
> American Kestrel 0 53 82
> Merlin 0 3 7
> Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
> Unknown Accipiter 0 13 15
> Unknown Buteo 0 31 51
> Unknown Falcon 0 3 6
> Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
> Unknown Raptor 0 4 4
>
> Total: 1 8423 14043
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Observation start time: 08:45:00
> Observation end time: 13:30:00
> Total observation time: 4 hours
>
> Official Counter: Marcie Jacklin
>
> Observers:
>
> Visitors:
> None.
>
>
> Weather:
> Overcast in the morning, rain in the afternoon.
>
> Raptor Observations:
> One Osprey. Also a pair of courting Cooper's Hawks and a Pair of Turkey
> Vultures all of which are likely residents.
>
> Non-raptor Observations:
>
>
> Predictions:
> The migrants were stalled today.Winds from SW tomorrow.
> ========================================================================
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Date: 4/20/17 7:28 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (20 Apr 2017) 1 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 20, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 1 1
Turkey Vulture 0 7053 12166
Osprey 1 27 29
Bald Eagle 0 24 35
Northern Harrier 0 13 20
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 190 217
Cooper's Hawk 0 78 115
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 42 134
Broad-winged Hawk 0 480 480
Red-tailed Hawk 0 395 663
Rough-legged Hawk 0 8 13
Golden Eagle 0 4 4
American Kestrel 0 53 82
Merlin 0 3 7
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 13 15
Unknown Buteo 0 31 51
Unknown Falcon 0 3 6
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 4 4

Total: 1 8423 14043
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:45:00
Observation end time: 13:30:00
Total observation time: 4 hours

Official Counter: Marcie Jacklin

Observers:

Visitors:
None.


Weather:
Overcast in the morning, rain in the afternoon.

Raptor Observations:
One Osprey. Also a pair of courting Cooper's Hawks and a Pair of Turkey
Vultures all of which are likely residents.

Non-raptor Observations:


Predictions:
The migrants were stalled today.Winds from SW tomorrow.
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Date: 4/20/17 6:32 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Fwd: Cayuga birds Savannah Black-necked Stilt and White Pelicans.

Subject: Black-necked Stilt and American White Pelicans in Savannah Mucklands
Date: Thu Apr 20 2017 16:52 pm
From: jwm57 AT cornell.edu

Stilt found this morning, still present now just east of potatoes building. Two white pelicans sleeping behind the Snow Goose decoys south of the road. First of year Black Tern at Kipp Island.
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Date: 4/20/17 5:40 pm
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Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 20 Apr 2017
- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 04/20/2017
* NYBU1704.20
- Birds mentioned

-------------------------------------------
Please submit reports to
<DSuggs...>
-------------------------------------------

AMER. WHITE PELICAN
LEAST SANDPIPER
Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs
Sandhill Crane
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal
House Wren
Palm Warbler
Purple Finch

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Hotline: Buffalo Bird Report at the Buffalo Museum of Science
Date: 04/20/2017
Number: 716-896-1271
To Report: Same
Compiler: David F. Suggs
Coverage: Western New York and adjacent Ontario
Website: www.BuffaloOrnithologicalSociety.org

Thursday, April 20, 2017

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

Highlights of reports received April 13 through
April 20 from the Niagara Frontier Region.

April 17, on Chautauqua Lake in the Southern
Tier, three AMER. WHITE PELICANS in the south
basin, off Greenhurst.

Also the 17th, in the Elba mucklands, north of
Batavia, an early LEAST SANDPIPER with 30
GREATER YELLOWLEGS and 2 LESSER YELLOWLEGS,
plus 2 SANDHILL CRANES and numbers of NORTHERN
PINTAILS and GREEN-WINGED TEAL.

HOUSE WRENS were reported at two locations this
week. And in a Wilson yard on Lake Ontario,
PALM WARBLER and a high count of 30 PURPLE
FINCHES.

The Bird Report will be updated Thursday
evening, April 27. 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: 4/20/17 2:51 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] FW: eBird Report - Private urban wetland, Apr 20, 2017

>Private urban wetland, Monroe, New York, US
>Apr 20, 2017 7:00 AM - 10:00 AM
>Protocol: Traveling
>2.0 mile(s)
>17 species
>
>Canada Goose X Numerous pairs
>Mallard 8
>Downy Woodpecker 2
>Northern Flicker 2
>Black-capped Chickadee 2
>White-breasted Nuthatch 1
>Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
>American Robin 2
>Brown Thrasher 1
>Chipping Sparrow 2
>Dark-eyed Junco 5
>White-throated Sparrow 1
>Song Sparrow 1
>Northern Cardinal 2
>Red-winged Blackbird X Numerous
>Common Grackle X Numerous
>American Goldfinch 3
>
>View this checklist online at
>http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36126012
>
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Date: 4/20/17 1:22 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (20 Apr 2017) 6 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 20, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 4 17239 21363
Osprey 0 26 27
Bald Eagle 0 101 178
Northern Harrier 1 247 346
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 1099 1117
Cooper's Hawk 0 234 296
Northern Goshawk 0 3 3
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 151 340
Broad-winged Hawk 0 2833 2833
Red-tailed Hawk 0 950 1309
Rough-legged Hawk 0 47 67
Golden Eagle 0 5 7
American Kestrel 0 194 228
Merlin 0 8 16
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 8
Unknown Accipiter 0 4 4
Unknown Buteo 0 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 6 23145 28143
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:45:00
Observation end time: 11:00:00
Total observation time: 2.25 hours

Official Counter: Bob Baez

Observers:

Visitors:
2 hearty folks stopped by


Weather:
moderate to strong E and ENE winds.Overcast and started raining at 1100
EST. Stopped count and did not restart from watching radar.

Raptor Observations:
slow to slow to rain

Non-raptor Observations:


Predictions:
Warm thru the night, starting with moderately strong W winds that soon turn
WSW mid morning. I think it will be a migration day.Clean those binos
tonight.
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Report submitted by Bob Baez (<caau99...>)
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Date: 4/20/17 10:26 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Snow Goose- U of R Campus
On my way to an event on the University of Rochester campus on Wednesday afternoon, I saw a lone adult SNOW GOOSE on a grassy area along Wilson Boulevard just across from the tennis court area.

Steve Taylor
Pittsford, NY

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Date: 4/20/17 6:43 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] Recorder for Parabolic Microphone
Hi, Nick.

Two friends of mine happen to be biology professors who do research on bird songs, and they routinely record songs in the field for subsequent digital analysis. I sent them your inquiry, and one of them sent me the following recommendation.

I personally prefer Marantz equipment. They hold up well under field conditions and graduate student abuse. Marantz makes several solid state digital recorders that are good quality. I suggest the Marantz PMD671 Portable Solid State Recorder or the Marantz PMD661MKII. I have both and they are very dependable and easy to use. I found them on-line this morning between $125.00 and $399.00 depending on new or used condition. There are also several good shotgun microphones available that don’t require the use of a parabolic reflector. Let me know if you have any questions. I hope this helps a little.

I assume he means abuse of the recorder by graduate students, and not abusing the graduate students with the recorder. 😊

Best of luck in your recording, and happy birding!

Rick

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Rick Hershberger
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Subject: [geneseebirds-googlegroup] Recorder for Parabolic Microphone

Hi Everyone,

This is totally unrelated to bird observations, but I was just wondering if anyone out there could recommend a good recorder to be used with a parabolic microphone to record bird songs. I'm thinking mid price range. I've been wanting to get into this field of birding for years now, and I think it's the right time to finally make the move. Any information that you have will benefit me and my decision.

Thanks and Happy Birding,
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Date: 4/20/17 3:42 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Island Cottage Woods - 4/19 - Quiet & crossover area flooded
     Quick walk in from the Lake Plains side. Vegetation still very early and area nearing the boardwalk connecting front and back flooded.Bob Spahn, <rspahn...>
Island Cottage Woods - Lake Plains side, Monroe, New York, US
Apr 19, 2017 8:55 AM - 9:35 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.7 mile(s)
Comments:    Walked into the back of Island Cottage Woods. Quiet. Most of the birds were along the old paved section at the start and end. Back in the woods, high water blocked the trail well before reaching the boardwalk/bridge connecting front and back sections.
23 species

Canada Goose  10
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Downy Woodpecker  2
Hairy Woodpecker  1
American Crow  2
Tree Swallow  12
Black-capped Chickadee  5
Tufted Titmouse  1
White-breasted Nuthatch  2
Brown Creeper  2
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  5
American Robin  4
European Starling  3
Palm Warbler  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler  1
Swamp Sparrow  8
Northern Cardinal  3
Red-winged Blackbird  70
Common Grackle  6
Brown-headed Cowbird  2
Pine Siskin  4
American Goldfinch  5

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Date: 4/19/17 4:18 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (19 Apr 2017) 471 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 19, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 139 17235 21359
Osprey 2 26 27
Bald Eagle 8 101 178
Northern Harrier 53 246 345
Sharp-shinned Hawk 132 1098 1116
Cooper's Hawk 26 234 296
Northern Goshawk 0 3 3
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 151 340
Broad-winged Hawk 27 2833 2833
Red-tailed Hawk 51 950 1309
Rough-legged Hawk 2 47 67
Golden Eagle 0 5 7
American Kestrel 30 194 228
Merlin 1 8 16
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 8
Unknown Accipiter 0 4 4
Unknown Buteo 0 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 471 23139 28137
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 05:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 9.5 hours

Official Counter: Bob Baez

Observers: Bridget Watts, Ed Sailer, Kyle Brock, Mike Ciresi,
Mike Tetlow

Visitors:
Nice group of observers and a small but steady stream of folks thru the day
thru the day. A nice group of young people visited the platform on a day of
learning about raptors with Daena.


Weather:
Rain off and on thru day. Count stopped from 930 to 1130. Moderate S winds
in the A.M. and strong S winds in the afternoon.Low overcast, high temp 61,
low 47.

Raptor Observations:
Nice run of raptors after the rain delay, especially harriers, kestrels and
accipiters. Mike Ciresi found a Short-eared Owl in the marsh on a low
branch of a tree hanging over the bay.

Non-raptor Observations:


Predictions:
Probably a slow raptor day tomorrow with moderately strong NE and ENE winds
and cooler temps.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Baez (<caau99...>)
Braddock Bay information may be found at:
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Date: 4/19/17 2:45 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (19 Apr 2017) 77 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 19, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 1 1
Turkey Vulture 16 7053 12166
Osprey 0 26 28
Bald Eagle 0 24 35
Northern Harrier 1 13 20
Sharp-shinned Hawk 19 190 217
Cooper's Hawk 1 78 115
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 42 134
Broad-winged Hawk 34 480 480
Red-tailed Hawk 3 395 663
Rough-legged Hawk 0 8 13
Golden Eagle 0 4 4
American Kestrel 0 53 82
Merlin 0 3 7
Peregrine Falcon 1 1 1
Unknown Accipiter 0 13 15
Unknown Buteo 1 31 51
Unknown Falcon 1 3 6
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 4 4

Total: 77 8422 14042
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Jim Landau

Observers:

Visitors:
No visitors


Weather:
On and off rain with a steady southwest wind, gusting at times.

Raptor Observations:
There were migrating raptors every hour, alternating with the rain showers.

Non-raptor Observations:
2 Common Loons.

Predictions:
At 5pm the National Weather Service said, "A chance of showers and
thunderstorms before 4pm, then showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm
between 4pm and 5pm, then showers and thunderstorms likely after 5pm. Some
of the storms could be severe. Patchy fog before 9am. Otherwise, cloudy,
with a high near 72. East wind around 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is
60%." Perhaps a repeat of today's game of Hide & Seek with the showers?
========================================================================
Report submitted by Jim Landau (<landaujr...>)


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




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Date: 4/19/17 1:51 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (16 Apr 2017) 293 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 16, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 1 1
Turkey Vulture 95 6884 11997
Osprey 3 26 28
Bald Eagle 0 21 32
Northern Harrier 1 10 17
Sharp-shinned Hawk 6 165 192
Cooper's Hawk 2 72 109
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 42 134
Broad-winged Hawk 155 248 248
Red-tailed Hawk 28 376 644
Rough-legged Hawk 2 8 13
Golden Eagle 0 4 4
American Kestrel 1 52 81
Merlin 0 3 7
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 13 15
Unknown Buteo 0 30 50
Unknown Falcon 0 2 5
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 4 4

Total: 293 7961 13581
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Bob DeLeon

Observers: Donna Deleon, Kyle Brock, Peter Yoerg

Weather:
Very windy, variable overcast.

Raptor Observations:
Hawks very high and flying quickly.

Non-raptor Observations:

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




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Date: 4/19/17 9:52 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] House wren
Heard the first house wren at our Chautauqua home this morning.

Sent from Nancy Karp
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Date: 4/19/17 8:25 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (18 Apr 2017) 12 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 18, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 1 1
Turkey Vulture 11 6942 12055
Osprey 0 23 25
Bald Eagle 0 24 35
Northern Harrier 0 11 18
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 165 192
Cooper's Hawk 0 75 112
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 42 134
Broad-winged Hawk 0 291 291
Red-tailed Hawk 0 364 632
Rough-legged Hawk 0 6 11
Golden Eagle 0 4 4
American Kestrel 0 52 81
Merlin 0 3 7
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 13 15
Unknown Buteo 0 30 50
Unknown Falcon 0 2 5
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 4 4

Total: 12 8052 13672
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Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 13:30:00
Total observation time: 4.5 hours

Official Counter: Bruce Chilton

Observers: Dennis Russell, Jim Landau

Visitors:
Jim Landau
Dennis


Weather:
Bright sun with a few cirrus clouds and a lot of airliner contrails. Wind
mainly from the NE (the worst direction for hawk flights at our location!).
A little chilly.

Raptor Observations:
Only a few.

Non-raptor Observations:
Chipping sparrow
Tree swallow

Predictions:
Rain!
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Report submitted by Bruce Chilton (<BChi314159...>)




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Date: 4/19/17 6:51 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Canandaigua Ospreys
Hi all... on my stop at the Ford Dealership on Eastern Blvd (5&20) in Canandaigua this morning, I spied a breeding pair of Ospreys who have taken up residence on top of the large cell tower directly behind the building. It's the west end of the pond where Roseland Waterpark has their waterski loop.
It should be fun to watch them as they finish the nest and get to work raising youngsters!

Kent Hughes
Bloomfield, NY



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Date: 4/18/17 5:53 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Vesper Sparrow
I had a singing Vesper Sparrow along Mendon Center road, just east of
Sheldon Road in Mendon today. Although it popped up onto a snag only for a
few minutes, it was quite vocal and gave great views through binoculars.

Nick Kachala
<nicholaskach...>

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Date: 4/18/17 5:11 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (18 Apr 2017) 107 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 18, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 93 17096 21220
Osprey 2 24 25
Bald Eagle 4 93 170
Northern Harrier 0 193 292
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 966 984
Cooper's Hawk 3 208 270
Northern Goshawk 0 3 3
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 151 340
Broad-winged Hawk 2 2806 2806
Red-tailed Hawk 3 899 1258
Rough-legged Hawk 0 45 65
Golden Eagle 0 5 7
American Kestrel 0 164 198
Merlin 0 7 15
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 8
Unknown Accipiter 0 4 4
Unknown Buteo 0 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 107 22668 27666
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Bob Baez

Observers: Mike Tetlow

Visitors:
A few visitors here and there.


Weather:
Fluctuating E and NE moderately strong winds thru the day. Clear sky,high
temp 49, low 36.

Raptor Observations:
Slow day with vultures staring.

Non-raptor Observations:
Common Yellowthroat

Predictions:
Strong S winds but rain predicted about 1100 DST. Watch that radar. Rain
could put a halt to a potentially good day.
========================================================================
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Date: 4/18/17 11:29 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Cobbs Hill Park on Monday
Sorry for the late report. This was the first morning I've had more than Hermit Thrush in there.

Pat Martin
>
>Cobbs Hill Park, Monroe, New York, US
>Apr 17, 2017 11:25 AM - 11:55 AM
>Protocol: Traveling
>1.0 mile(s)
>Comments: A trickle of migrants today; not everyday does one get to see an adult Bald Eagle over the park.
>19 species
>
>Bald Eagle 1
>Red-bellied Woodpecker 2 one was excavating at a hole
>Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1
>Downy Woodpecker 1
>Northern Flicker 2
>American Crow 2
>Black-capped Chickadee 2
>Tufted Titmouse 1
>Red-breasted Nuthatch 2 a pair excavating at a woodpecker hole
>White-breasted Nuthatch 1
>Brown Creeper 1
>Ruby-crowned Kinglet 2
>Hermit Thrush 2
>American Robin 3
>Yellow-rumped Warbler 1 singing
>Chipping Sparrow 2
>Northern Cardinal 1
>House Finch 2
>American Goldfinch 1
>
>View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36072413
>
>This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)

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Date: 4/18/17 8:29 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamlin Beach SP - 4/17 - many FOY, see note on west end trail
     Just back from watching grouse for a week+, and finally the back of Hamlin Beach SP open. I did a brief lake look; too choppy to waste time trying to count all, but good selection of waterbirds and list below.    Drove to end of Parking Lot 5 and walked trail to west. Good birding, but several spots with downed trees across the trail to pick through - see note with list copied below.Bob Spahn, <rspahn...>
Hamlin Beach SP - Parking Area 4, Monroe, New York, US
Apr 17, 2017 9:50 AM - 10:15 AM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments:    Short look off lakewatch. Too choppy for good counting of birds on water.
21 species

White-winged Scoter  2
Long-tailed Duck  50
Bufflehead  8
Red-breasted Merganser  150
Red-throated Loon  1
Common Loon  12
Horned Grebe  15
Red-necked Grebe  10
Double-crested Cormorant  3
Turkey Vulture  2
Ring-billed Gull  25
Herring Gull  4
Caspian Tern  8
Northern Flicker  1
Merlin  1
Eastern Phoebe  2
American Robin  4
Pine Warbler  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler  1
Chipping Sparrow  6
House Finch  2

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Hamlin Beach SP - West end woods, Monroe, New York, US
Apr 17, 2017 10:25 AM - 11:40 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.8 mile(s)
Comments:    First chance to try the west end loop this year. [Closed to time we traveled and just back.] The trail was blocked by three blow-downs across the trail - a series of sumac down shortly after entering the grass/mud trail past the restroom, then a few locusts down about halfway to the bigger woods, and finally a few trees down just before returning to the blacktop service road. I managed to pick my way and break a few pieces of the first two blockages to get through and walked around the end of the last. Most of the birds were just on first entering the trail and along the service road. The swallows were over the end of the parking lot and in the trees adjacent; changing set of migrants at start and finish.
37 species

Turkey Vulture  2
Caspian Tern  3
Mourning Dove  3
Great Horned Owl  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Downy Woodpecker  2
Hairy Woodpecker  2
Northern Flicker  7
Pileated Woodpecker  2
Eastern Phoebe  2
Blue Jay  1
American Crow  6
Northern Rough-winged Swallow  14
Tree Swallow  51
Barn Swallow  4
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  2
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  27
Eastern Bluebird  2
Hermit Thrush  4
American Robin  15
Brown Thrasher  1
European Starling  40
Palm Warbler  2
Pine Warbler  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler (Myrtle)  14
Chipping Sparrow  3
Field Sparrow  3
Fox Sparrow  2
Dark-eyed Junco  2
White-throated Sparrow  9
Song Sparrow  3
Eastern Towhee  2
Northern Cardinal  7
Brown-headed Cowbird  18
Purple Finch  1
American Goldfinch  1
House Sparrow  2

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Date: 4/17/17 7:16 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (17 Apr 2017) 372 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 17, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 1 1
Turkey Vulture 142 6931 12044
Osprey 0 23 25
Bald Eagle 3 24 35
Northern Harrier 2 11 18
Sharp-shinned Hawk 5 164 191
Cooper's Hawk 5 75 112
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 42 134
Broad-winged Hawk 198 291 291
Red-tailed Hawk 16 364 632
Rough-legged Hawk 0 6 11
Golden Eagle 0 4 4
American Kestrel 1 52 81
Merlin 0 3 7
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 13 15
Unknown Buteo 0 30 50
Unknown Falcon 0 2 5
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 4 4

Total: 372 8040 13660
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:30:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter: Mike Zebehazy

Observers: Dennis Russell, Joe Fell, Wendy Zebehazy

Visitors:
Joe Fell; Dennis and Marty Russelll; Bruce Hoover; Carol Lukaszewski; Jim
Landay; Wendy Zebehazy


Weather:
Clear blue skies and an unrelenting, very chilling 10 to 15 mph WNW wind
all day. Temperatures ranged from 47 to 58 F.(8.3 to 14.4 C.).

Raptor Observations:
No raptors at all in the firs 1.5 hours, but then a punctuated stream of
small numbers of TVs and Broad-wings each hour. Two adult Bald Eagles and
one immature were nice as well as a couple of N. Harriers, but very few
accipiters.

Non-raptor Observations:
Nothing unusual today.

Predictions:
A little warmer with E to ENE 6 to 8 mph winds in the morning slowly
shifting to NNW and NW through mid afternoon. Terrible wind directions for
our location but at least they will be relatively light compared to the
last couple of days.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Michael Zebehazy (<zebs...>)


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: 4/17/17 5:26 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] GeneseeBirds-L Digest, Vol 165, Issue 22
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>
> As I walked the trail behind my house this morning, I heard a House Wren
> singing, and, sure enough, it came to pishing and sat just a few feet
> from me.
>
> Spring is really here. :)
>
> Don Bemont
>
> <dbemont...>
>
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/email?subID=S36034736
>
>
>
>
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>
> Message: 2
> Date: Mon, 17 Apr 2017 09:03:48 -0400
> From: Bird observations from western New York
> <geneseebirds-l...>
> To: <geneseebirds-l...>
> Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Easter Weekend Yard Sightings - Olcott
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> The warm front , rain and gusty winds brought in a variety of FOS arrivals
> that stopped briefly in my yard on the given days of the photo captures
> below. There were 5 Purple Finches that stopped for a drink of water. The
> other species noted were solitary birds.
>
> Jonathan J. Weber
>
> <spiritridge...>
>
> Olcott, NY
>
> https://flic.kr/s/aHskXW5pBC
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> Date: Mon, 17 Apr 2017 11:35:25 -0400
> From: Bird observations from western New York
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> To: Genesee Birds List Serve <geneseebirds-l...>
> Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Ravens nesting in Pittsford
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> My daughter reports that the pair of Ravens, which I first reported on last November, have built their nest on the railroad trestle that crosses the canal in Pittsford. They are quite vocal and active and seem unconcerned about the constant railroad traffic and trail users below. The nest is above the canal trail and quite visible. This section of the trail is between Monroe Ave and North Main Street.
>
> They may have a pretty easy food supply at the dumpsters behind the hotel restaurant nearby. ?
>
> Steve Taylor
> Pittsford, NY
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 4
> Date: Mon, 17 Apr 2017 14:33:22 -0400
> From: Bird observations from western New York
> <geneseebirds-l...>
> To: "'Geneseebirds'" <geneseebirds-googlegroup...>,
> <geneseebirds-l...>, "'David Suggs'"
> <dsuggs...>
> Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Elba Mucklands - Shorebirds!
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>
> I started my day at the Batavia WWTP but discovered that the tunnel to most
> of the ponds is still closed. The best bird there was a SANDHILL CRANE that
> flew over and then appeared to drop into the wetlands on the adjacent
> property.
>
>
>
> At the Elba Mucklands I was pleasantly surprised to find extensive wetland
> habitat. The flooded fields on the south side of the drainage ditch look
> quite deep and there were lots of ducks there, mainly PINTAIL and
> GREEN-WINGED TEAL. The flooded corn stubble fields on the north side look
> great for shorebirds. I had 30 GREATER and two LESSER YELLOWLEGS, six
> PECTORAL SANDPIPERS, one early LEAST SANDPIPER, and Killdeer. I assume there
> are snipe here also though I did not see any. The best shorebird fields were
> on either side of the "Dead End" sign and as noted, on the north side of the
> drainage ditch. Also, in these two fields were two SANDHILL CRANES. This is
> a dirt road and is rutted in spots but I made it to the Dead End sign with
> no problem in our Prius. Here is my eBird checklist:
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36045578
>
>
>
> I also checked a flooded field that Joel Strong told me about. It is on Rt
> 104, between Rt 63 and Marshall Rd, about 0.4 miles east of Marshall on the
> south side of Rt 104. This looks like a good spot and today it held 33
> GREATER YELLOWLEGS.
>
>
>
> Good birding!
>
> Willie
>
> ------------------
>
> Willie D'Anna
>
> Wilson, NY
>
> dannapotterATroadrunner.com
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> Date: Mon, 17 Apr 2017 15:33:18 -0400
> From: Bird observations from western New York
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> To: <geneseebirds-googlegroup...>, Bird observations from
> western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
> Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Canandaigua Great Egret
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> Hi all. I just stopped at the pond at Outhouse Park on Outhouse Road near CR 4, and was surprised to find a Great Egret along the shore. Also there was a Greater Yellowlegs, and among some 35 Tree Swallows were a few Barns and 1 Rough-winged Swallow.
>
> Bill Howe
> Hemlock, NY
> <Whhowe60...>
>
>
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> Message: 6
> Date: Mon, 17 Apr 2017 16:22:04 -0400
> From: Bird observations from western New York
> <geneseebirds-l...>
> To: <geneseebirds-l...>
> Cc: <geneseebirds-googlegroup...>
> Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] Canandaigua Great Egret
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> Make that CR 30, not CR 4. Sorry about that!
>
> Bill Howe
>
>> On Apr 17, 2017, at 3:33 PM, Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> wrote:
>>
>> Hi all. I just stopped at the pond at Outhouse Park on Outhouse Road near CR 4, and was surprised to find a Great Egret along the shore. Also there was a Greater Yellowlegs, and among some 35 Tree Swallows were a few Barns and 1 Rough-winged Swallow.
>>
>> Bill Howe
>> Hemlock, NY
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Male towhee on Center Road in Kendall, where the Harris Sparrow was last
spring!
Janet Root
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>
> Message: 7
> Date: Mon, 17 Apr 2017 16:01:29 -0800
> From: Bird observations from western New York
> <geneseebirds-l...>
> To: <geneseebirds-l...>
> Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (17 Apr 2017) 129 Raptors
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> Braddock Bay
> Rochester, New York, USA
> Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 17, 2017
> -------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
> ------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
> Black Vulture 0 0 0
> Turkey Vulture 101 17003 21127
> Osprey 0 22 23
> Bald Eagle 2 89 166
> Northern Harrier 4 193 292
> Sharp-shinned Hawk 5 966 984
> Cooper's Hawk 2 205 267
> Northern Goshawk 0 3 3
> Red-shouldered Hawk 0 151 340
> Broad-winged Hawk 5 2804 2804
> Red-tailed Hawk 9 896 1255
> Rough-legged Hawk 0 45 65
> Golden Eagle 0 5 7
> American Kestrel 1 164 198
> Merlin 0 7 15
> Peregrine Falcon 0 3 8
> Unknown Accipiter 0 4 4
> Unknown Buteo 0 1 1
> Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
> Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
> Unknown Raptor 0 0 0
>
> Total: 129 22561 27559
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> Observation start time: 08:00:00
> Observation end time: 17:00:00
> Total observation time: 8.25 hours
>
> Official Counter: Bob Baez
>
> Observers: Ed Sailer
>
> Visitors:
> Different small parties stopped by in the A.M. 1 visitor from Germany.
>
>
> Weather:
> Strong mostly NW winds thru the day. High temp of 51, low 42. Nice cloud
> backgrounds til 1400 then clear sky.
>
> Raptor Observations:
> Activity picked up at noon, and though slow, continued til 1600.
>
> Non-raptor Observations:
>
>
> Predictions:
> Cooler, clear and NE winds. Probably not many birds.
> ========================================================================
> Report submitted by Bob Baez (<caau99...>)
> Braddock Bay information may be found at:
> http://www.bbrr.org/
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Date: 4/17/17 5:22 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Eastern meadow lark House wren
Sunday morning saw a beautiful meadow lark on a fence post on Nations Rd.,
Geneseo. Also 5-10 tree swallows vieing for a spot atop a bluebird house.
Down Roots Tavern Rd. found a house wren.

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Date: 4/17/17 5:01 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (17 Apr 2017) 129 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 17, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 101 17003 21127
Osprey 0 22 23
Bald Eagle 2 89 166
Northern Harrier 4 193 292
Sharp-shinned Hawk 5 966 984
Cooper's Hawk 2 205 267
Northern Goshawk 0 3 3
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 151 340
Broad-winged Hawk 5 2804 2804
Red-tailed Hawk 9 896 1255
Rough-legged Hawk 0 45 65
Golden Eagle 0 5 7
American Kestrel 1 164 198
Merlin 0 7 15
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 8
Unknown Accipiter 0 4 4
Unknown Buteo 0 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 129 22561 27559
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 8.25 hours

Official Counter: Bob Baez

Observers: Ed Sailer

Visitors:
Different small parties stopped by in the A.M. 1 visitor from Germany.


Weather:
Strong mostly NW winds thru the day. High temp of 51, low 42. Nice cloud
backgrounds til 1400 then clear sky.

Raptor Observations:
Activity picked up at noon, and though slow, continued til 1600.

Non-raptor Observations:


Predictions:
Cooler, clear and NE winds. Probably not many birds.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Baez (<caau99...>)
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Date: 4/17/17 1:22 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] Canandaigua Great Egret
Make that CR 30, not CR 4. Sorry about that!

Bill Howe

> On Apr 17, 2017, at 3:33 PM, Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> wrote:
>
> Hi all. I just stopped at the pond at Outhouse Park on Outhouse Road near CR 4, and was surprised to find a Great Egret along the shore. Also there was a Greater Yellowlegs, and among some 35 Tree Swallows were a few Barns and 1 Rough-winged Swallow.
>
> Bill Howe
> Hemlock, NY
> <Whhowe60...>
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Date: 4/17/17 12:33 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Canandaigua Great Egret
Hi all. I just stopped at the pond at Outhouse Park on Outhouse Road near CR 4, and was surprised to find a Great Egret along the shore. Also there was a Greater Yellowlegs, and among some 35 Tree Swallows were a few Barns and 1 Rough-winged Swallow.

Bill Howe
Hemlock, NY
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Date: 4/17/17 11:33 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Elba Mucklands - Shorebirds!
I started my day at the Batavia WWTP but discovered that the tunnel to most
of the ponds is still closed. The best bird there was a SANDHILL CRANE that
flew over and then appeared to drop into the wetlands on the adjacent
property.



At the Elba Mucklands I was pleasantly surprised to find extensive wetland
habitat. The flooded fields on the south side of the drainage ditch look
quite deep and there were lots of ducks there, mainly PINTAIL and
GREEN-WINGED TEAL. The flooded corn stubble fields on the north side look
great for shorebirds. I had 30 GREATER and two LESSER YELLOWLEGS, six
PECTORAL SANDPIPERS, one early LEAST SANDPIPER, and Killdeer. I assume there
are snipe here also though I did not see any. The best shorebird fields were
on either side of the "Dead End" sign and as noted, on the north side of the
drainage ditch. Also, in these two fields were two SANDHILL CRANES. This is
a dirt road and is rutted in spots but I made it to the Dead End sign with
no problem in our Prius. Here is my eBird checklist:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S36045578



I also checked a flooded field that Joel Strong told me about. It is on Rt
104, between Rt 63 and Marshall Rd, about 0.4 miles east of Marshall on the
south side of Rt 104. This looks like a good spot and today it held 33
GREATER YELLOWLEGS.



Good birding!

Willie

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Date: 4/17/17 8:35 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Ravens nesting in Pittsford
My daughter reports that the pair of Ravens, which I first reported on last November, have built their nest on the railroad trestle that crosses the canal in Pittsford. They are quite vocal and active and seem unconcerned about the constant railroad traffic and trail users below. The nest is above the canal trail and quite visible. This section of the trail is between Monroe Ave and North Main Street.

They may have a pretty easy food supply at the dumpsters behind the hotel restaurant nearby. 😜

Steve Taylor
Pittsford, NY

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Date: 4/17/17 6:03 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Easter Weekend Yard Sightings - Olcott
The warm front , rain and gusty winds brought in a variety of FOS arrivals
that stopped briefly in my yard on the given days of the photo captures
below. There were 5 Purple Finches that stopped for a drink of water. The
other species noted were solitary birds.

Jonathan J. Weber

<spiritridge...>

Olcott, NY

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Date: 4/17/17 3:57 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] FOY House Wren
As I walked the trail behind my house this morning, I heard a House Wren
singing, and, sure enough, it came to pishing and sat just a few feet
from me.

Spring is really here. :)

Don Bemont

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Date: 4/16/17 5:29 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (16 Apr 2017) 4091 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 16, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 1185 16902 21026
Osprey 3 22 23
Bald Eagle 9 87 164
Northern Harrier 13 189 288
Sharp-shinned Hawk 268 961 979
Cooper's Hawk 36 203 265
Northern Goshawk 0 3 3
Red-shouldered Hawk 3 151 340
Broad-winged Hawk 2465 2799 2799
Red-tailed Hawk 81 887 1246
Rough-legged Hawk 3 45 65
Golden Eagle 0 5 7
American Kestrel 23 163 197
Merlin 0 7 15
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 8
Unknown Accipiter 1 4 4
Unknown Buteo 1 1 1
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 4091 22432 27430
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 05:30:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 11.5 hours

Official Counter: Bob Baez

Observers: Bridget Watts, Michael Menuhin, Mike Ciresi, Robert Bucher

Visitors:
Steady but modest stream thru the day. Thanks to Hugh and Dale for taking
on the vulture count and the other folks who helped out.


Weather:
Strong S and W winds.High temp of 72, low 61. Partly cloudy.Do not know why
count dwindled:ran out of birds, or the wind got to mid 20's or a long,
narrow, strong rain developed to the S of area and blocked birds.

Raptor Observations:
Nice Sharp-shinned and Broad-winged day.Broad-wings started in the 0700 EST
hour. Scattered flight day.

Non-raptor Observations:
American White Pelican flew into the bay and gave us good looks. 2 Sandhill
Cranes

Predictions:
Cooler by 20 degrees and WNW winds changing to NW. Probably on the slower
side.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Baez (<caau99...>)
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Date: 4/16/17 10:54 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Palm Warbler and Purple Finches - Town of Wilson; also, a possible record-early Great Crested Flycatcher
A couple of sightings from the yard the past two days. Yesterday, Betsy
counted 30 PURPLE FINCHES at our feeding station, the most we have ever had
in the yard. Today, she spotted a PALM WARBLER in the apple tree over our
deck. I tried for a photo but he got away. The bird was of the western
subspecies, the form that is by far the more common in the region, though
the eastern "Yellow Palm Warbler" is the earlier migrant - so a bit of a
surprise. There are earlier records in the Buffalo study area.



Speaking of early migrants, a GREAT CRESTED FLYCATCHER was eBirded in
Cattaraugus County. Although not photographed, the description provided to
me by the observer is supportive:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35993524 I believe the earliest
record in the Buffalo study area is April 23rd.



Good birding!

Willie

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Date: 4/15/17 6:21 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (15 Apr 2017) 1002 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 15, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 583 15717 19841
Osprey 1 19 20
Bald Eagle 2 78 155
Northern Harrier 40 176 275
Sharp-shinned Hawk 196 693 711
Cooper's Hawk 14 167 229
Northern Goshawk 0 3 3
Red-shouldered Hawk 7 148 337
Broad-winged Hawk 51 334 334
Red-tailed Hawk 90 806 1165
Rough-legged Hawk 2 42 62
Golden Eagle 0 5 7
American Kestrel 15 140 174
Merlin 0 7 15
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 8
Unknown Accipiter 1 3 3
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 1002 18341 23339
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 18:30:00
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter: Bob Baez

Observers: Bridget Watts, Ed Sailer, Judy Kelly, Mike Savoy,
Mike Tetlow

Visitors:
Bird group from far western NY and numerous others until rain came.


Weather:
Overcast and S winds for 2.5 hours and then lake effect. Count paused at
1100 for rain and resumed at 1430 with nice southerly winds.

Raptor Observations:
Morning started to look good but rain interfered. Lots of action after
restart with numerous Red-tails and Sharp-shins and vultures closing out
the day.

Non-raptor Observations:


Predictions:
Warm thru tonight into tomorrow and strong southerly winds tomorrow. Maybe
early accipiter flight. Yum. Leave your bonnets home.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Baez (<caau99...>)
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Date: 4/15/17 3:26 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (15 Apr 2017) 47 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 15, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 1 1
Turkey Vulture 30 6789 11902
Osprey 0 23 25
Bald Eagle 0 21 32
Northern Harrier 1 9 16
Sharp-shinned Hawk 6 159 186
Cooper's Hawk 4 70 107
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 42 134
Broad-winged Hawk 4 93 93
Red-tailed Hawk 1 348 616
Rough-legged Hawk 0 6 11
Golden Eagle 0 4 4
American Kestrel 1 51 80
Merlin 0 3 7
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 13 15
Unknown Buteo 0 30 50
Unknown Falcon 0 2 5
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 4 4

Total: 47 7668 13288
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Fred Harrington

Observers: Alec Humann, Rick Bacher

Visitors:
Rick Bacher and all who attended the BOS Hawk ID Workshop.


Weather:
Day started with warm south winds. Around 11 am a front moved in with a
sudden temperature drop and the start of drizzle going late into the
afternoon.

Raptor Observations:
Limited morning flight.

Non-raptor Observations:


Predictions:
Gusty SW winds and thunderstorms.
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Date: 4/15/17 2:54 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] FW: eBird Report - Greenway Trail, Brook Rd vicinity, Apr 15, 2017

>Greenway Trail, Brook Rd vicinity, Monroe, New York, US
>Apr 15, 2017 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
>Protocol: Traveling
>1.0 mile(s)
>Comments: Walked along trail ~ 1 mile and then back on the same route.
>18 species
>
>Mallard 2
>Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
>Downy Woodpecker 1
>Northern Flicker 2
>Eastern Phoebe 1
>Blue Jay 1
>Black-capped Chickadee 3
>Brown Creeper 1
>Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
>American Robin 2
>White-throated Sparrow 1
>Song Sparrow 2
>Northern Cardinal 4
>Red-winged Blackbird 3
>Rusty Blackbird X Numerous
>Common Grackle 1
>Brown-headed Cowbird 2
>American Goldfinch 1
>
>View this checklist online at
>http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35990343
>
>This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)


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Date: 4/15/17 2:09 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Greater Yellowlegs Collett Road , Farmington, Ontario County
There are 4 Greater Yellowlegs in a flooded field on Collett Road between Payne Road and County Road 8.

Mike Gullo

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Date: 4/15/17 11:52 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Blue-gray Gnatcatcher - Hamburg, NY 4/13/17

Taking a break from my visit at the Hamburg Hawkwatch on Thursday, I took a walk through Lakeside Cemetery. I found a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher. It was near, but did not appear to be associating with, Black-capped Chickadees and Golden-crowned Kinglets. The only warbler I encountered was 1 Yellow-rumped Warbler foraging alone.

Joe Fell
Buffalo, NY

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Date: 4/14/17 7:30 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (14 Apr 2017) 172 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 14, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 1 1
Turkey Vulture 108 6759 11872
Osprey 3 23 25
Bald Eagle 2 21 32
Northern Harrier 1 8 15
Sharp-shinned Hawk 10 153 180
Cooper's Hawk 3 66 103
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 42 134
Broad-winged Hawk 29 89 89
Red-tailed Hawk 15 347 615
Rough-legged Hawk 0 6 11
Golden Eagle 1 4 4
American Kestrel 0 50 79
Merlin 0 3 7
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 13 15
Unknown Buteo 0 30 50
Unknown Falcon 0 2 5
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 4 4

Total: 172 7621 13241
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Fred Harrington

Observers: Eric Todd, Joe Fell, Kyle Brock, Nathan Johnson ,
Rick Bacher, Sharon Sisti, Sue Barth

Visitors:
Rich Bacher, Nate Johnson, Kyle Brock, Eric Todd, Joe Fell, Kevin
Rybczynski, Sue Barth, Sharon Sisti


Weather:
Light, changing and warming winds. Mostly sunny.

Raptor Observations:
Adult Golden Eagle - at 11:38 am spent some time over the watch given good
looks.

Non-raptor Observations:


Predictions:
Wind from the south and some rain.
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Date: 4/14/17 7:30 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (14 Apr 2017) 172 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 14, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 1 1
Turkey Vulture 108 6759 11872
Osprey 3 23 25
Bald Eagle 2 21 32
Northern Harrier 1 8 15
Sharp-shinned Hawk 10 153 180
Cooper's Hawk 3 66 103
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 42 134
Broad-winged Hawk 29 89 89
Red-tailed Hawk 15 347 615
Rough-legged Hawk 0 6 11
Golden Eagle 1 4 4
American Kestrel 0 50 79
Merlin 0 3 7
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 13 15
Unknown Buteo 0 30 50
Unknown Falcon 0 2 5
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 4 4

Total: 172 7621 13241
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Fred Harrington

Observers: Eric Todd, Joe Fell, Kyle Brock, Nathan Johnson ,
Rick Bacher, Sharon Sisti, Sue Barth

Visitors:
Rich Bacher, Nate Johnson, Kyle Brock, Eric Todd, Joe Fell, Kevin
Rybczynski, Sue Barth, Sharon Sisti


Weather:
Light, changing and warming winds. Mostly sunny.

Raptor Observations:
Adult Golden Eagle - at 11:38 am spent some time over the watch given good
looks.

Non-raptor Observations:


Predictions:
Wind from the south and some rain.
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Date: 4/14/17 6:29 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Mendon Ponds- Quaker Trail
This afternoon on Quaker Trail... Raven pair, Brown Creeper, Gray Catbird, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, and almost positively Blue- gray Gnatcatcher...what are the usual arrival dates? Mark Denecke, Penfield, NY- <mpdenecke...>

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Date: 4/14/17 3:50 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (14 Apr 2017) 122 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 14, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 108 15134 19258
Osprey 0 18 19
Bald Eagle 2 76 153
Northern Harrier 1 136 235
Sharp-shinned Hawk 4 497 515
Cooper's Hawk 3 153 215
Northern Goshawk 0 3 3
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 141 330
Broad-winged Hawk 0 283 283
Red-tailed Hawk 1 716 1075
Rough-legged Hawk 1 40 60
Golden Eagle 0 5 7
American Kestrel 2 125 159
Merlin 0 7 15
Peregrine Falcon 0 3 8
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 122 17339 22337
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:45:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 8.75 hours

Official Counter: Bob Baez

Observers: Bridget Watts, Bruce Hoover, Mike Ciresi

Visitors:
Small number but helpful folks thru the day. Thanks to Jeff, Bruce, Hugh
and Paul for spotting birds.


Weather:
Moderate to mild N, NE and E winds thru day. Mostly cloudless.High temp 46,
low 43. Flight stayed low.

Raptor Observations:
Bald Eagle harassing Osprey for food, outcome unknown.

Non-raptor Observations:


Predictions:
Winds are southerly and a tad low. Rain timing and duration a wild card.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Baez (<caau99...>)
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Date: 4/14/17 8:47 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] High acres fish crow
My first fish crow at high acres in Perinton calling and even size comparison among 100 plus Am. Crows behind baseball fields then off to landfill.

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Date: 4/14/17 6:12 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Fox Sparrow
Nice fox sparrow at feeder yesterday around 5:30 pm on Washington St in Chili! White throated sparrow singing, and song sparrow hanging out in the switchgrass! 
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Date: 4/13/17 7:51 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (13 Apr 2017) 118 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 13, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 1 1
Turkey Vulture 39 6651 11764
Osprey 4 20 22
Bald Eagle 0 19 30
Northern Harrier 0 7 14
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 143 170
Cooper's Hawk 2 63 100
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 42 134
Broad-winged Hawk 59 60 60
Red-tailed Hawk 5 332 600
Rough-legged Hawk 0 6 11
Golden Eagle 2 3 3
American Kestrel 0 50 79
Merlin 0 3 7
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 1 13 15
Unknown Buteo 3 30 50
Unknown Falcon 0 2 5
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 4 4

Total: 118 7449 13069
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Marcie Jacklin

Observers: Joe Fell, Lynda Goodridge, Rick Bee, Sharon Sisti,
Sue Barth

Visitors:
Sharron Sisti, Joe Fell, Rick Bee, Sue Barth, Dennis Russel and Marty.


Weather:
Mostly overcast with poor lighting conditions.

Raptor Observations:
Most birds were sighted in the morning. An adult Golden Eagle and a
juvenile Golden Eagle were sighting. Other highlights were a dark morph
Red-tailed, 42 Broad-winged Hawks and 3 Ospreys.

Non-raptor Observations:
One male singing Purple Finch was a highlight.

Predictions:
Light NE winds are promising.
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Date: 4/13/17 7:11 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Spring Waterfowl Program Iroquois NWR Saturday
Hello friends,

Need to brush up on your duck identification skills? A bit rusty on those ducks in flight or their various calls?

Here is the Iroquois Observations program for you, held this Saturday, free of charge and provided by the Friends of Iroquois! Come out to this birder-friendly program and practice what you've learned while the ducks are here!

The program details are:

Date: April 15
Time : 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Location: INWR Visitor Center, Casey Road, Basom.
Note: Taxidermy specimens will be used as part of the program. No registration required.

Celeste Morien
Friends of INWR Board representative




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Date: 4/13/17 6:06 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 13 Apr 2017
- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 04/13/2017
* NYBU1704.13
- Birds mentioned

-------------------------------------------
Please submit reports to
<DSuggs...>
-------------------------------------------

DICKCISSEL
Horned Grebe
Tundra Swan
Blue-winged Teal
Canvasback
Common Goldeneye
Bufflehead
Ruddy Duck
Broad-winged Hawk
Golden Eagle
Peregrine Falcon
Ring-necked Pheasant
Common Moorhen
Sandhill Crane
Greater Yellowlegs
Wilson's Snipe
Caspian Tern
Yellow-b. Sapsucker
Purple Martin
N. Rough-w. Swallow
Barn Swallow
Ruby-cr. Kinglet
Eastern Bluebird
Hermit Thrush
Brown Thrasher
Yellow-r. Warbler
Eastern Towhee
Amer. Tree Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Vesper Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-thr. Sparrow
Purple Finch

- Transcript
Hotline: Buffalo Bird Report at the Buffalo Museum of Science
Date: 04/13/2017
Number: 716-896-1271
To Report: Same
Compiler: David F. Suggs
Coverage: Western New York and adjacent Ontario
Website: www.BuffaloOrnithologicalSociety.org

Thursday, April 13, 2017

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

Highlights of reports received April 6 through
April 13 from the Niagara Frontier Region.

From Jamestown, in the Southern Tier, a
DICKCISSEL has been at the feeders at the
Jamestown Audubon Center.

Hawk flights are ramping up. Highlights include
two reports of GOLDEN EAGLES along the Lake
Ontario shore, plus the first BROAD-WINGED
HAWKS.

Arrivals and migrants this week included
YELLOW-B. SAPSUCKER, PURPLE MARTIN, N. ROUGH-W.
SWALLOW, BARN SWALLOW, RUBY-CR. KINGLET,
EASTERN BLUEBIRD, HERMIT THRUSH, BROWN
THRASHER, YELLOW-R. WARBLER, EASTERN TOWHEE,
PURPLE FINCH, and sparrows - AMER. TREE
SPARROW, CHIPPING SPARROW, FIELD SPARROW, FOX
SPARROW, SWAMP SPARROW, WHITE-THR. SPARROW and
at Tifft Nature Preserve in Buffalo, a VESPER
SPARROW on Rabbit Run.

In the Iroquois Refuge and areas, 5 GREATER
YELLOWLEGS off Oak Orchard Ridge Road and at 3
more GREATER YELLOWLEGS at Kumpf Marsh with
WILSON'S SNIPE, a pair of TRUMPETER SWANS,
BLUE-WINGED TEAL and COMMON MOORHEN. At Ruddy
Marsh, 20 TUNDRA SWANS. And SANDHILL CRANES at
two locations in the refuge area.

On Lake Erie, April 8, CASPIAN TERNS arrived at
Dunkirk Harbor, and a pair of PEREGRINE FALCONS
on the power plant.

At South Park Lake in South Buffalo, 11
waterfowl species included CANVASBACK, COMMON
GOLDENEYE and two pair of RUDDY DUCKS. And at
Delaware Park Lake, 18 BUFFLEHEADS and 7 HORNED
GREBES.

Also this week, a RING-NECKED PHEASANT at
Pembroke, and through the winter in a Buffalo
yard, a NORTHERN CARDINAL with a white head.

The Bird Report will be updated Thursday
evening, April 20. 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: 4/13/17 3:36 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (13 Apr 2017) 301 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 13, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 164 15026 19150
Osprey 0 18 19
Bald Eagle 9 74 151
Northern Harrier 4 135 234
Sharp-shinned Hawk 6 493 511
Cooper's Hawk 7 150 212
Northern Goshawk 0 3 3
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 141 330
Broad-winged Hawk 73 283 283
Red-tailed Hawk 34 715 1074
Rough-legged Hawk 2 39 59
Golden Eagle 0 5 7
American Kestrel 1 123 157
Merlin 0 7 15
Peregrine Falcon 1 3 8
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 301 17217 22215
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:15:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 7.25 hours

Official Counter: Bob Baez

Observers:

Visitors:
A retired teachers bird club joined us in the morning. Thanks to Jeff, Hugh
and Kevin for helping with the count.


Weather:
WNW til 1100, then variable between WNW and NW the rest of day.Winds were
mild all day.High temp of 50 and low of 40.Cloud cover varied from 5 to 80%
and were high and thin.

Raptor Observations:
Birds were high all day. Moved to Frisbee Hill at 1500.but seemed to have
run out of birds by 1400.

Non-raptor Observations:
Sandhill Crane

Predictions:
Temps high and no rain but winds from NE. Could be slow and maybe some time
at Frisbee Hill.
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Report submitted by Bob Baez (<caau99...>)
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Date: 4/13/17 7:16 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (11 Apr 2017) 4 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 11, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 1 1
Turkey Vulture 4 6598 11711
Osprey 0 15 17
Bald Eagle 0 19 30
Northern Harrier 0 7 14
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 139 166
Cooper's Hawk 0 61 98
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 41 133
Broad-winged Hawk 0 1 1
Red-tailed Hawk 0 323 591
Rough-legged Hawk 0 6 11
Golden Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 0 50 79
Merlin 0 3 7
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 12 14
Unknown Buteo 0 27 47
Unknown Falcon 0 2 5
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 4 4

Total: 4 7310 12930
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 12:00:00
Total observation time: 3.5 hours

Official Counter: Bruce Chilton

Observers:

Visitors:
None.


Weather:
Began mostly cloudy, not threatening. Before long, the sky darkened.Ran
began at about 10:40 and continued, on and off, until the end of the
observation period. Temp. slightly above normal.

Raptor Observations:
If not for the 4 TVs that went by shortly after I arrived, there would have
been nothing.

Non-raptor Observations:
A good number of flickers flew over.

Predictions:
Probably somewhat better; less chance of rain, but still mostly cloudy -
and cold (about 6 degrees below normal).
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Date: 4/13/17 7:16 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (11 Apr 2017) 4 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 11, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 1 1
Turkey Vulture 4 6598 11711
Osprey 0 15 17
Bald Eagle 0 19 30
Northern Harrier 0 7 14
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 139 166
Cooper's Hawk 0 61 98
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 41 133
Broad-winged Hawk 0 1 1
Red-tailed Hawk 0 323 591
Rough-legged Hawk 0 6 11
Golden Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 0 50 79
Merlin 0 3 7
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 12 14
Unknown Buteo 0 27 47
Unknown Falcon 0 2 5
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 4 4

Total: 4 7310 12930
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 12:00:00
Total observation time: 3.5 hours

Official Counter: Bruce Chilton

Observers:

Visitors:
None.


Weather:
Began mostly cloudy, not threatening. Before long, the sky darkened.Ran
began at about 10:40 and continued, on and off, until the end of the
observation period. Temp. slightly above normal.

Raptor Observations:
If not for the 4 TVs that went by shortly after I arrived, there would have
been nothing.

Non-raptor Observations:
A good number of flickers flew over.

Predictions:
Probably somewhat better; less chance of rain, but still mostly cloudy -
and cold (about 6 degrees below normal).
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Date: 4/12/17 7:27 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Seneca Depot
I trust that the bird habitat involved warrants attention of this list's
members. If not, I apologize and ask that the information be passed to the
appropriate regional interest group or individuals.

Does this announcement send up any alarms for anyone? I'm not familiar with
the proposed uses of the land and their impacts on long-protected habitats.
The IDA's statement is self-serving and may not accurately reflect the
potential impacts. Is there an overall plan for this surplussed federal
land with respect to habitat loss and/or mitigation?

From April 12, 2017 Environmental Notice Bulletin (ENB):

Negative Declaration

*Seneca County* - The Seneca County Industrial Development Agency (IDA), as
lead agency, has determined that the proposed Lease and Conveyance to the
Former Seneca Army Depot Property will not have a significant adverse
environmental impact. The action involves the conveyance of a portion of
the Former Seneca Army Depot property to Seneca County and the lease and
conveyance of the remainder of the property to Deer Haven Park, LLC with a
payment-in-lieu-of-taxes (PILOT) Agreement with Deer Haven, LLC during the
lease period. The project is located on the former Seneca Army Depot in the
Towns of Romulus and Varick, New York.

*Contact:* Patricia Jones, Seneca County IDA, 1 DiPronio Drive, Waterloo,
NY 13165, Phone: (315) 539-1727, E-mail: <p.jones...>

--
Richard Guthrie

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Date: 4/12/17 5:08 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Recorder for Parabolic Microphone
Hi Everyone,

This is totally unrelated to bird observations, but I was just wondering if
anyone out there could recommend a good recorder to be used with a
parabolic microphone to record bird songs. I'm thinking mid price range.
I've been wanting to get into this field of birding for years now, and I
think it's the right time to finally make the move. Any information that
you have will benefit me and my decision.

Thanks and Happy Birding,
Nick Kachala
<nicholaskach...>

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Date: 4/12/17 4:18 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (12 Apr 2017) 21 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 12, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 1 1
Turkey Vulture 14 6608 11721
Osprey 1 16 18
Bald Eagle 0 19 30
Northern Harrier 0 7 14
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 141 168
Cooper's Hawk 0 61 98
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 41 133
Broad-winged Hawk 0 1 1
Red-tailed Hawk 4 327 595
Rough-legged Hawk 0 6 11
Golden Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 0 50 79
Merlin 0 3 7
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 12 14
Unknown Buteo 0 27 47
Unknown Falcon 0 2 5
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 4 4

Total: 21 7327 12947
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Jim Landau

Observers:

Visitors:
No visitors.


Weather:
Heavy overcast all day, with a fresh westerly breeze. Temps in the mid-40s.
Not quite raw, but not very pleasant either.

Raptor Observations:
Just a few migrants dribbling through. Appearances by one of the resident
Red-tails and one of the resident Cooper's.

Non-raptor Observations:
2 squads of Double-crested Cormorants and one Common Loon moved through. 2
Wild Turkeys grazed on the lawn for a while.

Predictions:
National Weather Service at 6pm EDT says, "Mostly cloudy, with a high near
52. Light and variable wind becoming northwest 5 to 7 mph in the morning."

Not a promising wind direction, but at least a bit warmer.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Jim Landau (<landaujr...>)


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




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Date: 4/12/17 3:52 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (12 Apr 2017) 157 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 12, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 118 14862 18986
Osprey 0 18 19
Bald Eagle 3 65 142
Northern Harrier 7 131 230
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 487 505
Cooper's Hawk 1 143 205
Northern Goshawk 0 3 3
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 141 330
Broad-winged Hawk 8 210 210
Red-tailed Hawk 14 681 1040
Rough-legged Hawk 2 37 57
Golden Eagle 0 5 7
American Kestrel 3 122 156
Merlin 0 7 15
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 7
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 157 16916 21914
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Bob Baez

Observers: Kyle Brock

Visitors:
Kyle Brock helped out in the A.M. A few people at the end of the day.


Weather:
Moderate to strong W winds all day. Low Temp of 43 and high 46. Low dark
overcast all day.

Raptor Observations:
Very slow day, no obvious passerine movement. Swallows were few. Probable
kestrel pair just SW of the platform.

Non-raptor Observations:
A brief view of a male Blue-winged Teal this afternoon.

Predictions:
Mostly moderate NW winds and some sun.
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Date: 4/11/17 5:28 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (11 Apr 2017) 479 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 11, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 377 14744 18868
Osprey 3 18 19
Bald Eagle 1 62 139
Northern Harrier 16 124 223
Sharp-shinned Hawk 33 486 504
Cooper's Hawk 19 142 204
Northern Goshawk 0 3 3
Red-shouldered Hawk 4 141 330
Broad-winged Hawk 12 202 202
Red-tailed Hawk 10 667 1026
Rough-legged Hawk 0 35 55
Golden Eagle 0 5 7
American Kestrel 4 119 153
Merlin 0 7 15
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 7
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 479 16759 21757
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 06:30:00
Observation end time: 17:30:00
Total observation time: 11 hours

Official Counter: Bob Baez

Observers: Bridget Watts, Ed Sailer, Mike Tetlow

Visitors:
Small groups of folks showed in the morning.


Weather:
Mild W, WSW winds changing to N lake effect winds and some rain for three
hours, then strong winds from the south starting at 1400. Vulture and
raptors showed up an hour later. Temps started at 61,went to 64 and dropped
to 50 and climbed back to 63. Felt like 3 different days.

Raptor Observations:
Slow day that picked up for 2 hours after the rain.

Non-raptor Observations:
Caspian Tern, 2 Forster's Terns

Predictions:
Mild to strong W winds and high of 50.
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Date: 4/11/17 5:25 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
A FOS solitary individual landed in my yard @ 9:15 AM this morning. I see
very few briefly here during spring and fall migrations. Their arrival this
season is early. Last year's sighting was 21 April 2016 at 3:14 PM. Each
stop was for less than a minute.

Jonathan J. Weber

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Date: 4/11/17 3:47 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Tifft Nature Preserve - Apr 11
We were able to squeeze in a quick visit to Tifft this afternoon.

Some highlights:

- 12+ Rusty Blackbirds (mixed male/female) vocalizing in trees off Mosquito Junction trail, just around the bend past the boardwalk, heading east
- White-throated Sparrow (FOY for us)
- Eastern Junco (numerous)

Oddly, we haven't had white-throats yet in our Buffalo backyard (they usually show up by now). But, as at Tifft today, we have seen juncos galore out back.
Must be their year.

Good birding to all.
-Peter/Teresa Corrigan
Buffalo NY


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Date: 4/11/17 12:38 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Golden...
4-10-17 -Wilson Rd., Carlton - arrived ~noon & for ~3hrs. until it died had a mere pittance hawk flight compared (once again) to Braddock Bay -6+ Sharpy2+ Coop12+ RT1 Broadwing2ad. B Eagle1im. Golden Eagle - fairly nice scope views anyway from ~1:05 - ~1:10. Some top & bottom white at primary & secondary bases. Salt & pepper tail base...1 Osprey275+ TV1+ Kes1 Merlin25+ unid'd...Lakeside Beach SP -1 RC Kinglet1 Yellow RumpPhoebe w/odd (to me anyway) call...Forestall Flats (OO Ridge Rd. & Rt. 63) -5 G Yellowlegs (1st 2 mosquitoes at Ringneck - flew in through briefly open window in parking lot...)
2 Eagle - im., ad.Kumf -2 BW Teal3 G Ylegs2 Trumpeter - both tagged - K93 & ?W. Ruddy Marsh -20 Swan...Shirley Ave., Buffalo -1 fledgling Mourning Dove
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Date: 4/11/17 10:57 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Sparrows!
Late yesterday afternoon, after looking all day for something new in the
yard, Betsy found a FIELD SPARROW on the lawn. Turns out there were five or
six that moved quickly through the grass, then the brush on the side of the
yard, and then they were gone. A little later, a FOX SPARROW appeared under
the spruce tree where we throw down seed. And a little later, there was a
second. Today, a CHIPPING SPARROW and our first migrant WHITE-THROATED
SPARROWS were under the spruce, while a SWAMP SPARROW hopped on the lawn. A
TREE SPARROW and many juncos added to our sparrow tally.



Other birds in the yard today were RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET, PURPLE FINCH, and a
singing BROWN THRASHER. Here is our eBird checklist:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35877044



Gotta love this time of year!



Good birding!

Willie

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Date: 4/10/17 10:35 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] FOS Yellow-rumped Warbler - Olcott (Edit)
I would like to publically thank members Sue Barth, Pat Martin, Nick Kachala
and Joel Strong for their coaching and ID confirmation of the Ruby-crowned
Kinglet over my posted call of a Yellow-rumped Warbler.

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Date: 4/10/17 9:42 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (10 Apr 2017) 318 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 10, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 1 1
Turkey Vulture 249 6594 11707
Osprey 1 15 17
Bald Eagle 0 19 30
Northern Harrier 1 7 14
Sharp-shinned Hawk 12 139 166
Cooper's Hawk 9 61 98
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 41 133
Broad-winged Hawk 1 1 1
Red-tailed Hawk 31 323 591
Rough-legged Hawk 0 6 11
Golden Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 3 50 79
Merlin 0 3 7
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 12 14
Unknown Buteo 6 27 47
Unknown Falcon 0 2 5
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 4 4 4

Total: 318 7306 12926
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:00:00
Observation end time: 14:30:00
Total observation time: 7.5 hours

Official Counter: Mike Zebehazy

Observers: Dennis Russell, Wendy Zebehazy

Visitors:
Wendy Zebehazy; Dennis Russell, and his brother, Marty.


Weather:
Mostly overcast with very strong and gusty SSW to SW winds all day. Periods
of sun. Warm.

Raptor Observations:
Raptor movement was limited today. There were no great numbers. Most birds
were flying NNE and closer to the lake all morning and much of the
afternoon. Mid-afternoon, what there was of the flight moved more inland
and followed a more ENE path. Many were very high and difficult to spot. A
single, but distant, first of the season Broad-wing was the highlight.

Non-raptor Observations:
Northern (yellow-shafted) Flickers migrated through all day, especially in
the morning when I counted 25 in about two hours. Also, tree swallows were
in good numbers.A few cormorants came in off the lake and went east.

Predictions:
Mostly cloudy with periods of rain. SW winds 12 to 16 mph. Maybe the
broad-wings will show in greater numbers.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Michael Zebehazy (<zebs...>)


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.
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Date: 4/10/17 6:12 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (10 Apr 2017) 3737 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 10, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 2829 14367 18491
Osprey 4 15 16
Bald Eagle 33 61 138
Northern Harrier 33 108 207
Sharp-shinned Hawk 321 453 471
Cooper's Hawk 43 123 185
Northern Goshawk 1 3 3
Red-shouldered Hawk 18 137 326
Broad-winged Hawk 190 190 190
Red-tailed Hawk 207 657 1016
Rough-legged Hawk 8 35 55
Golden Eagle 2 5 7
American Kestrel 47 115 149
Merlin 0 7 15
Peregrine Falcon 1 2 7
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 3737 16280 21278
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 05:00:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 12 hours

Official Counter: Bob Baez

Observers: Bridget Watts, Ed Sailer, Judy Kelly, Mike Tetlow

Visitors:
Busy day with lots of visitors.


Weather:
March is just a fading memory. Low temp 56, high 79.&0 to 100 % cloud
cover. Strong SSW wind til noon, then WSW until last hour with lake effect
starting.

Raptor Observations:
2 Golden Eagles, 1 Northern Goshawk. Shifting flight lines with some birds
coming in from the lake.First big Sharp-shinned Hawk day and the first
Broad-wings of the season. Challenging and fun day. Great help today,much
thanks to Judy and Chris for observing and recording.

Non-raptor Observations:
Many migrant flickers, Ruddy Ducks.

Predictions:
Warm, mostly SW winds,
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Date: 4/10/17 5:59 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Nations Rd.: SE Owl, Brown Thrasher, Meadowlarks
I had six singing Eastern Meadowlarks this evening along Nations Rd., one
SW of the intersection with S. Avon Rd., three between Roots Tavern Rd. &
Jaycox Creek and two along the hill going up to Rte. 39 (Avon Rd.). In the
latter area I had a singing Brown Thrasher and, after sunset, one
Short-eared Owl. Joe Stevenson tells me there have been a dozen or more
Short-ears in the area by Little & Boyd Rd.

Jim Kimball
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Date: 4/10/17 5:57 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] FOS Yellow-rumped Warbler - Olcott
The warm front and 75 F temperature treated me to a FOS sighting and photos
(below) of a solitary Yellow-rumped feeding in my black spruce tree today @
4:41 PM. It was my best ID call from the plumage colors and anatomy that I
could see in these images. An ID confirmation would be appreciated. It was a
quick stop. I looked for it until dusk, but never saw it again.

Jonathan J. Weber

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Olcott, NY

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Date: 4/9/17 5:35 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (09 Apr 2017) 1661 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 09, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 1472 11538 15662
Osprey 1 11 12
Bald Eagle 5 28 105
Northern Harrier 10 75 174
Sharp-shinned Hawk 48 132 150
Cooper's Hawk 26 80 142
Northern Goshawk 1 2 2
Red-shouldered Hawk 11 119 308
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 77 450 809
Rough-legged Hawk 2 27 47
Golden Eagle 0 3 5
American Kestrel 7 68 102
Merlin 0 7 15
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 6
Unknown Accipiter 1 2 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 1661 12543 17541
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Observation start time: 07:30:00
Observation end time: 18:00:00
Total observation time: 10.5 hours

Official Counter: Bob Baez

Observers: Bridget Watts, Ed Sailer, Jay Powell, Judy Kelly,
Mike Ciresi, Mike Savoy

Visitors:
Steady arrival of guests thru day. Lots of eyes and help. Thanks to Jay for
his keen skills and to Mike and Judy for tackling the vulture count.


Weather:
Moderate SSE winds til noon then S or SW turning to mild lake effect winds
from 1500 to 1800. Low temp of 43 and high of 70. Jacket only on for first
and last hour. Thin cloud cover increased thru day.

Raptor Observations:
Imm. Northern Goshawk, Osprey display.

Non-raptor Observations:
2 Sandhill Cranes

Predictions:
Warm thru the night and warm tomorrow with SW winds.Could be a good
accipiter early morning.
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Date: 4/9/17 5:07 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] Nashville warbler song?
Hi Kurt,

My guess would be Yellow-rumped Warbler. It's not early for them and some
individuals can sing a variation that is quite similar to Nashville Warbler.

Cheers,
Willie

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Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Nashville warbler song?


I know it's too early, but I heard what to me sounded exactly like a
Nashville warbler in town of Boston today. Song repeated several times
before it moved on. Note repeated a few times on one pitch for about a
second followed immediately by faster (but steady) lower-pitched trill for
about a second or two. Any thoughts?

- Kurt Dermen

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Date: 4/9/17 3:23 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (09 Apr 2017) 855 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 09, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 1 1
Turkey Vulture 742 5837 10950
Osprey 1 14 16
Bald Eagle 2 19 30
Northern Harrier 1 6 13
Sharp-shinned Hawk 8 121 148
Cooper's Hawk 5 48 85
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 38 130
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 74 277 545
Rough-legged Hawk 1 6 11
Golden Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 2 46 75
Merlin 1 3 7
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 2 10 12
Unknown Buteo 15 21 41
Unknown Falcon 0 2 5
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 855 6450 12070
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Sharon Sisti

Observers: Eric Todd, John Thill, Kathy Peters, Kevin Peters,
Peter Yoerg, Sue Barth

Visitors:
Numerous


Weather:
Upper level thin clouds, mostly sunny. Temps in the mid 60's; S and SW
winds 12-23 mph most of the day.

Raptor Observations:
Expected bigger flight; predominantly Turkey Vultures. Two Bald Eagles.

Non-raptor Observations:
For BOS Bird Count:
Cormorant 14
Common Loons 6
Flicker 2
Belted Kingfisher 2
Purple Finch 2
Killdeer 2
Barn Swallow 1
Tree Swallow 1


Predictions:
NOAA:A slight chance of showers between 9pm and 5am, then a slight chance
of showers and thunderstorms after 5am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around
57. Southwest wind 10 to 14 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
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Date: 4/9/17 11:33 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Nashville warbler song?

I know it's too early, but I heard what to me sounded exactly like a Nashville warbler in town of Boston today. Song repeated several times before it moved on. Note repeated a few times on one pitch for about a second followed immediately by faster (but steady) lower-pitched trill for about a second or two. Any thoughts?

- Kurt Dermen

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Date: 4/8/17 5:52 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Geneseo: Short-eared Owl
I saw a Short-eared Owl (possibly two) flying about over the Geneseo
airfield this evening. At one point it flew over a wet spot and flushed up
a flock of smaller brown birds - I'm guessing Pectoral Sandpipers, but too
far away to be sure. There were a few Canada Geese and a couple Mallards
in one of the wet spots; also Horned Larks singing and Peepers peeping as
the sun went down.

Jim Kimball
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Date: 4/8/17 5:44 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (08 Apr 2017) 912 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 08, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 843 10066 14190
Osprey 0 10 11
Bald Eagle 1 23 100
Northern Harrier 11 65 164
Sharp-shinned Hawk 9 84 102
Cooper's Hawk 6 54 116
Northern Goshawk 1 1 1
Red-shouldered Hawk 5 108 297
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 31 373 732
Rough-legged Hawk 1 25 45
Golden Eagle 0 3 5
American Kestrel 2 61 95
Merlin 1 7 15
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 6
Unknown Accipiter 1 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 912 10882 15880
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Observation start time: 07:30:00
Observation end time: 18:00:00
Total observation time: 10.5 hours

Official Counter: Bob Baez

Observers: Mike Savoy, Rick Thomas

Visitors:
Small numbers but steady.Thanks to Nick, Sharyn and Blaine for helping out
with the count. A Broad-winged Hawk dropped by, an education bird
accompanying Daena.


Weather:
Moderate to strong wind from N and changing to W at 0900.Low temp 33, high
47. 30 to 70 % cloud cover middle of the day sandwiched by clear skies.

Raptor Observations:
First Goshawk, great pick-up by Rick Thomas

Non-raptor Observations:
Caspian Tern, probable Common Tern, Northern Rough-winged Swallow

Predictions:
Warmer with south winds
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Date: 4/8/17 4:08 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Penfield Towhee (yard)
We have been graced by the presence of a male Eastern Towhee in our yard in
northwest Penfield for the past 2 days. Also present lately are American
Tree, White-throated and Chipping Sparrows as well as Brown-headed Cowbirds.



Dave and Vanna Harding

Penfield NY



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Date: 4/8/17 2:45 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] FOS Brown-headed Cowbird
I saw and was able to photograph a solitary Brown-headed Cowbird under a
feeder in my yard at 2:53 PM this afternoon. It landed and started feeding
close to the same time that 4 Common Grackles and 3 Starlings arrived -
possibly just a loner, or a foster child with one of those species? The
sighting is not uncommon for my reporting location here in Olcott, NY
(Niagara County), but I never saw one in my yard in 2016.

Jonathan J. Weber

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Date: 4/8/17 1:39 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (07 Apr 2017) 8 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 07, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 1 1
Turkey Vulture 7 5095 10208
Osprey 0 13 15
Bald Eagle 0 17 28
Northern Harrier 0 5 12
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 113 140
Cooper's Hawk 0 43 80
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 37 129
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 203 471
Rough-legged Hawk 0 5 10
Golden Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 0 44 73
Merlin 1 2 6
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 8 10
Unknown Buteo 0 6 26
Unknown Falcon 0 2 5
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 8 5595 11215
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Observation start time: 11:30:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 4 hours

Official Counter: Mike Zebehazy

Observers:

Visitors:
None


Weather:
Snow and strong NNW winds early delayed the start.Temperature went from 1
to 2 degrees Celsius. The snow subsided but the strong winds continued.
Also, there was 100% cloud cover for the duration.

Raptor Observations:
One Merlin zoomed through, low and fast, in the back of the cemetery site.
Very little else to report. Four TVs took what seemed like forever to make
there way through but eventually did; at times they were flying in reverse.
One local Red-tail spent at least 10 minutes hovering in place without
flapping and very little forward movement. I'm not sure if it was hunting
or just enjoying the ability to hover due to the strong wind.

Non-raptor Observations:
Three pairs of Common Merganser were on the pond in back. A single Common
Loon flew over the primary site heading directly west to the lake.
Surprisingly, there were many low flying blackbirds, grackles and robins
heading north against a severe cross wind.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Michael Zebehazy (<zebs...>)


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.
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Date: 4/8/17 11:38 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Conesus lake & swamp: B. Eagle, Loons et al
I took a quick run down to the Conesus inlet swamp and then up the west side of the lake this morning. From East Swamp Rd. I could see an adult Bald Eagle on the nest - the same nest, in one of the west side spruce trees near the water. All was pretty quiet overall. The east side pond had one Ring-necked Duck, some Canada Geese, one Coot, a few Tree Swallows, a Bluebird, Song Sparrows and the usual blackbirds. The north end dike was full of people so I skipped that area.
The most numerous ducks in the swamp were Ring-necks, and four or more Wood Ducks, a few Buffleheads and a pair of Hooded Mergansers. Other species were out on the lake - especially from about Blue Heron Drive north.
Birds of interest overall with very approximate numbers:

Canada Goose 40
Wood Duck 4
Mallard 10
Ring-necked Duck 60+
Bufflehead 40
Common Goldeneye 15
Hooded Merganser 12
Common Loon 2
Bald Eagle 1
Turkey Vulture 5
RT Hawk 1
Am Coot 1
B. Kingfisher 1
RB Woodpecker 2
N. Flicker 6
Tree Swallow 6
Cedar Waxwing 1
Song Sparrow 8
Swamp Sparrow 1
RW Blackbird
C. Grackle

Jim Kimball
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Date: 4/8/17 11:29 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Fox Sparrows, Sandhill...
4-7-17 -N. tip Squaw Island -3+ Com. Tern~1000 Bony w/quite a few hooded...
Forest Lawn -6 Fox Sparrow1 Hermit1 Sapsucker4+ Purple F...Woodbridge Ave. -1 Sapsucker
4-5-17 - waterfowl #s way down -
W. Ruddy Marsh -9 SwanRt. 77 by Cayuga -2 Osprey at nest
Goose Pond -1 OspreyAlbion Rd. just N. of Lockport Rd. -1 Sandhill - seemed to land nearby.
4-3-17 - Williams Ball Park -The Golden was a sub-adult. Arriving at noon (summer time) I was wondering where everyone was... I estimated far lesser #s than Mike (~1/3 mile E.) actually counted. Interesting how that goes! Only the 3 Rough Legs, 1 Merlin & the Golden were exact comparisons.
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Date: 4/7/17 5:50 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (07 Apr 2017) 35 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 07, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 27 9223 13347
Osprey 1 10 11
Bald Eagle 0 22 99
Northern Harrier 6 54 153
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 75 93
Cooper's Hawk 0 48 110
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 103 292
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 342 701
Rough-legged Hawk 1 24 44
Golden Eagle 0 3 5
American Kestrel 0 59 93
Merlin 0 6 14
Peregrine Falcon 0 1 6
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 0
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 35 9970 14968
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 12:30:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 4.5 hours

Official Counter: Bob Baez, David Tetlow

Observers:

Weather:
Snow in the A.M. Strong NW winds, high temp of 35, overcast. Kudos to Dave
Tetlow for arriving well before me and starting the count.

Raptor Observations:
Osprey performing courtship "hover flight".

Non-raptor Observations:


Predictions:
Could be a decent day. Lots of bottled up birds but westerly winds not bad
but not ideal.
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Date: 4/7/17 2:17 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Adult Little Gull at Irondequoit Bay outlet, Monroe County.
Currently sitting on the water with a flock of Bonepartes Gulls.

Mike Gullo

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Date: 4/7/17 1:27 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Avon: Eurasian Wigeon et al
I had a good look at a Eurasian Wigeon this afternoon, along with other
waterfowl, in the flooded field along Rte. 20 west of the split from Rte.
5, west of the river and east of the greenway path. - really in the town of
Caledonia, but closer to Avon.
Birds in the area, with approximate counts included:
Canada Goose 300
Eurasian Wigeon (adult male) 1
Am. Wigeeon 15
Mallard 10
N. Shoveler 12
N. Pintail 2
Green-winged Teal 70
Greater Yellowlegs 1
Ring-billed Gull 100

I checked where the Osprey nest has been in Avon, but found no nest at this
point (it was either taken down or blew down). The pond by that cell tower
had a Great Blue heron and a pair of Mallards.
Great Blue Herons are back on nests off Fowlerville Rd. (north from Boyd
Rd.), though it looks to me that at least a couple of the big nests are
gone - probably fell down in the wind. I could see about six Great Blues
standing or flying into nests. I saw a pair of N. Harriers chasing each
other over the good grass field along Little Rd. I did check SE of
Cuylerville and a little down by the Geneseo airfield - lots of flooded
spots, but no birds of interest.

Jim Kimball
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Date: 4/6/17 7:07 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 06 Apr 2017
- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 04/06/2017
* NYBU1704.06
- Birds mentioned

-------------------------------------------
Please submit reports to
<DSuggs...>
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SNOWY OWL
LONG-B. DOWITCHER
KING EIDER
EURASIAN WIGEON
EARED GREBE
Horned Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
American Bittern
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Trumpeter Swan
Gr. White-fr. Goose
Snow Goose
Cackling Goose
Long-tailed Duck
Turkey Vulture
Osprey
Bald Eagle
Northern Goshawk
Rough-legged Hawk
Sandhill Crane
Killdeer
Wilson's Snipe
American Woodcock
Little Gull
Bonaparte's Gull
L. Black-b. Gull
Common Tern
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Eastern Phoebe
Horned Lark
Tree Swallow
Golden-cr. Kinglet
Eastern Bluebird
Hermit Thrush
Brown Thrasher
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Vesper Sparrow
Fox Sparrow

- Transcript
Hotline: Buffalo Bird Report at the Buffalo Museum of Science
Date: 04/06/2017
Number: 716-896-1271
To Report: Same
Compiler: David F. Suggs
Coverage: Western New York and adjacent Ontario
Website: www.BuffaloOrnithologicalSociety.org

Thursday, April 6, 2017

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

Wide range of highlights received March 23
through April 6 from the Niagara Frontier
Region.

From the Southern Tier - Cattaraugus County,
SNOWY OWL still present at a farm in Hinsdale
and NORTHERN GOSHAWK in Humphrey. Chautauqua
County, two rare LONG-B. DOWITCHERS, plus 10
WILSON'S SNIPE, 125 HORNED LARKS, and FIELD
SPARROW on March 29 in Sheridan. EARED GREBE
with 2 L. BLACK-B. GULLS at Dunkirk Harbor.
VESPER SPARROW at the Dunkirk Airport. And
in Olean, a tagged TRUMPETER SWAN on the
Allegany River.

The BOS field trip to the Lake Ontario Plains
on March 30 was highlighted by an immature male
KING EIDER at Golden Hill State Park, plus 2
GR. WHITE-FR. GEESE, 5 CACKLING GEESE and 11
SNOW GEESE around the Niagara-Orleans
Countyline Road. Also on the field trip, HORNED
GREBE, RED-NECKED GREBE, ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK,
KILLDEER, AMERICAN WOODCOCK and PILEATED
WOODPECKER.

On the upper Niagara River - BALD EAGLES on
nest at Strawberry Island. GREAT BLUE HERONS and
GREAT EGRETS at the Motor Island heronry,
OSPREY at Tonawanda and COMMON TERNS at Grand
Island. On the lower river, 2 LITTLE GULLS
among BONAPARTE'S GULLS and LONG-TAILED DUCKS
off Lewiston.

In the Iroquois Refuge, EURASIAN WIGEON at
Kumpf Marsh on March 29, 2 SANDHILL CRANES
along Lewiston Road, and EASTERN BLUEBIRDS at
the refuge headquarters.

From Buffalo, arriving AMERICAN BITTERN and
BROWN THRASHER at Tifft Nature Preserve, and at
Forest lawn, GOLDEN-CR. KINGLETS, HERMIT THRUSH
and EASTERN TOWHEE.

Also during the past two weeks, multiple
reports of migrant raptors, flocks of TURKEY
VULTURES, NORTHERN FLICKER, EASTERN PHOEBE,
TREE SWALLOW, CHIPPING SPARROW and FOX SPARROW.

The Bird Report will be updated Thursday
evening, April 13. 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: 4/6/17 5:48 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] FW: eBird Report - Private urban wetland, Apr 5, 2017

On 4/6/17, 8:47 PM, "<ebird-checklist...>"
<ebird-checklist...> wrote:

>Private urban wetland, Monroe, New York, US
>Apr 5, 2017 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
>Protocol: Traveling
>3.0 mile(s)
>17 species
>
>Canada Goose X Several pairs. 4 nests located
>Mallard 3
>Blue-winged Teal 2 Mated pair
>Mourning Dove X
>Red-bellied Woodpecker X
>Downy Woodpecker X
>Eastern Phoebe 1
>American Crow 2
>Black-capped Chickadee X
>White-breasted Nuthatch 8
>Winter Wren 1 Tentative ID
>American Robin X
>Northern Mockingbird 1
>Song Sparrow 3
>Northern Cardinal X
>Red-winged Blackbird X
>Common Grackle X
>
>View this checklist online at
>http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35749404
>
>This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)


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Date: 4/6/17 4:13 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (06 Apr 2017) Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 06, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 1 1
Turkey Vulture 0 5088 10201
Osprey 0 13 15
Bald Eagle 0 17 28
Northern Harrier 0 5 12
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 113 140
Cooper's Hawk 0 43 80
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 37 129
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 203 471
Rough-legged Hawk 0 5 10
Golden Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 0 44 73
Merlin 0 1 5
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 8 10
Unknown Buteo 0 6 26
Unknown Falcon 0 2 5
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 0 5587 11207
----------------------------------------------------------------------

(No count conducted today)



Weather:
A wet day with waves of mist, drizzle, and rain throughout the radar area.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:


Predictions:
National Weather Service says, "Snow. High near 33. Breezy, with a
northwest wind around 22 mph, with gusts as high as 38 mph. Chance of
precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible."
This sounds less than ideal for a flight.
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Date: 4/6/17 2:12 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] Birds, Coffee, and Natural Ecosystems
https://research.cornell.edu/news-features/birds-coffee-and-natural-ecosystems?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=April%206%202017&utm_content=April%206%202017+CID_c877275ebb6952e1ba76dc32c7615471&utm_source=Email%20marketing%20software&utm_term=Birds%20Coffee%20and%20Natural%20Ecosystems
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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
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Date: 4/5/17 8:54 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Vesper Sparrow, Orchard Park, NY
Wednesday afternoon Wendy and I had a single, singing Vesper Sparrow at
Birdsong Park in Orchard Park.

Mike Zebehazy

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Date: 4/5/17 7:56 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Osprey at Tifft Nature Preserve - Buffalo, NY

This afternoon I observed an Osprey at Tifft - It was at the nest platform.

Joe Fell
Buffalo, NY
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Date: 4/5/17 7:38 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] South Park Lake, Buffalo, NY

Hello all,

Today I had 2 Northern Rough-winged Swallows at South Park. Also present were at least 53 Northern Shovelers (the only other waterfowl species with greater numbers was Canada Goose).

A complete list of species can be seen here: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35727938

Joe Fell
Buffalo, NY
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Date: 4/5/17 6:05 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (05 Apr 2017) 271 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 05, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 244 9196 13320
Osprey 0 9 10
Bald Eagle 2 22 99
Northern Harrier 6 48 147
Sharp-shinned Hawk 3 75 93
Cooper's Hawk 4 48 110
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 2 103 292
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 8 342 701
Rough-legged Hawk 0 23 43
Golden Eagle 0 3 5
American Kestrel 1 59 93
Merlin 0 6 14
Peregrine Falcon 1 1 6
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: 271 9935 14933
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter: Bob Baez

Observers: Bridget Watts

Visitors:
Not many, but some.


Weather:
Mild mostly NW winds changing to NE at noon and then E at 1500. Low temp of
39, high 48. Overcast until 1300 then clearing to 70 % cloud cover.

Raptor Observations:
Some variety from 1100 to 1300 hours with mostly vulture action the rest of
the day.

Non-raptor Observations:
Duck viewing very slim and the entertainment being provided by singing
birds.

Predictions:
Forecast to be a wet day.
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Report submitted by Bob Baez (<caau99...>)
Braddock Bay information may be found at:
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Date: 4/5/17 4:52 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (05 Apr 2017) 407 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 05, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 1 1
Turkey Vulture 357 5088 10201
Osprey 5 13 15
Bald Eagle 1 17 28
Northern Harrier 1 5 12
Sharp-shinned Hawk 13 113 140
Cooper's Hawk 3 43 80
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 2 37 129
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 21 203 471
Rough-legged Hawk 1 5 10
Golden Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 1 44 73
Merlin 0 1 5
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 8 10
Unknown Buteo 2 6 26
Unknown Falcon 0 2 5
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 407 5587 11207
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:30:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Jim Landau

Observers: Dennis Russell, Nancy Vigyikan, Paul Vigyikan, Rick Bacher

Visitors:
Paul & Nancy Vigyikan and the East Aurora Bird Club, Rick Bacher, Dennis &
Marty Russell.


Weather:
Dense cloud cover gradually gave way in the afternoon to a mix of sun and
clouds. A light Northwest wind kept things chilly even as the day warmed.

Raptor Observations:
Turkey Vultures dominated, but there was a nice mix of other species as
well.

Non-raptor Observations:
Nothing new or unexpected in the way of non-raptors.

Predictions:
Not looking so good...
National Weather Service says, "Rain and possibly a thunderstorm. High near
52. Breezy, with a south wind 17 to 22 mph decreasing to 7 to 12 mph in the
afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 100%.
In fact Friday really isn't looking too good either, although things could
always change.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Jim Landau (<landaujr...>)


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




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Date: 4/5/17 2:35 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Oregon Junco/Portland
4/4 and 4/5/17  Saw one Oregon Junco in my feeding area along with many Slate-colored Juncos.  This bird has a complete blackish hood, light bill, brownish back, pinkish-brown sides/flanks and white feathers on sides of tail. Carol Hardenburg Portland, NY Chautauqua County
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Date: 4/5/17 2:21 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Sunday, April 9 Buffalo Ornithological Society Count
Hi Genesee Birders,

For the upcoming BOS count this Sunday April 9, we have need of a counter in Section 5, south of Route 104 and North of Fletcher Chapel Road, from Rt. 98 on the east to Route 63 on the west, in Orleans County. If you can count in this area please email Tom O'Donnell at
<tmodonnell...>

There is also need for a counter in Ontario in Section 6. This area is north of Cayuga and the Grand River to the section’s boundaries.

If you can count here please email Jerry Chapple at

<geraldchapple...>

The maps for both these sections are available here:

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

Celeste Morien, April Compiler
Medina, New York
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Date: 4/5/17 7:39 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] American Tree Sparrow song just now
As much as I can recall, this was a first for me. See them a lot in the winter, of course, but not singing.
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Date: 4/5/17 6:56 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (04 Apr 2017) 492 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 04, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 1 1
Turkey Vulture 482 4731 9844
Osprey 1 8 10
Bald Eagle 1 16 27
Northern Harrier 0 4 11
Sharp-shinned Hawk 4 100 127
Cooper's Hawk 1 40 77
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 35 127
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 2 182 450
Rough-legged Hawk 0 4 9
Golden Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 1 43 72
Merlin 0 1 5
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 8 10
Unknown Buteo 0 4 24
Unknown Falcon 0 2 5
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 492 5180 10800
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Bruce Chilton

Observers:

Visitors:
None.


Weather:
Overcast all day. Rain began at about 10AM, continuing on and off until
about 10:40; after that, a period of occasional light drizzle. Precip.
finally ended at noon, but a strong wind began and continued all afternoon.

Raptor Observations:
The first full hour was by far the best, with a variety of raptors, mostly
TVs, moving ENE to avoid the oncoming rain. Then NOTHING for two hours.
Finally, the vulture migration resumed, with the birds moving eastward,
very high and very fast, carried by the wind,

Non-raptor Observations:
Crows, gulls, starlings; a few robins.

Predictions:
Should be rainless, less windy.
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Date: 4/5/17 6:27 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Yellow-tagged Trumpeter Swan
Hi,

Keith Neff has photographed a yellow-tagged Ontario Trumpeter Swan in the
Allegheny River in Olean/Allegany. The bird was last seen on April 4th.

Also on April 4th, the Snowy Owl continued in Hinsdale. Images here:

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

Jeff
jeffreedATgmail.com

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Date: 4/5/17 5:17 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hummingbird Migration
Just a reminder to all that there are a number of websites that have an
interactive map and track the first sightings of the migrating hummers
coming up the east coast. Fun to see them get closer and then to see them
out your window.

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Date: 4/4/17 10:42 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] First Purple Martin Arrival Oak Orchard WMA
Hello all,

Most of you know that Purple Martins hold a high place in my
favorite-bird-ever list, and that much of my volunteer time is spent
working at the colonies on and near Iroquois NWR. It's crunch time getting
all the housing open this week, by removing aluminum flashing behind cavity
doors that keeps anything from entering in the off season. So this
afternoon I headed over to open up the housing on Albion Road. I almost
gave up after the wind gusts blew away most of the fallen White Pine
needles I'd lovingly collected for bedding back in October.

Much to my surprise, I discovered a Purple Martin that had scrunched itself
in a tunnel entrance on the south T-14 wooden house at Goose Pond. It
looked healthy and alert. I recorded his band numbers, both green band and
federal band, which Carl Zenger looked up in our records later. This After
Second Year male is 5 years old! He was banded on June 20, 2012 with three
other nestlings that all fledged from the same house he's back at this
year, just a different cavity in that house.I got the house opened up for
him and he went willingly from my bander's grip into some bedding I
provided him in his cavity of choice and didn't come out when I raised the
house. I'm certainly glad I went over to open the houses, despite the wind!

By my reckoning, this bird has ten one way migration trips to his credit.
We know most of our Martins spend our winter near Mauaus, Brazil. That
would amount to roughly 33,600 miles of flying!

By the way, we are always looking for volunteers to help us. We fledged 496
young martins last season and we are helping with a PhD study on the
parasites in our cavities, so there's plenty of field time for anyone
interested, starting soon!

Celeste Morien
Medina, NY
<celeste.morien...>

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Date: 4/4/17 5:09 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (04 Apr 2017) 6694 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 04, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 6263 8952 13076
Osprey 1 9 10
Bald Eagle 10 20 97
Northern Harrier 28 42 141
Sharp-shinned Hawk 55 72 90
Cooper's Hawk 23 44 106
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 53 101 290
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 207 334 693
Rough-legged Hawk 20 23 43
Golden Eagle 1 3 5
American Kestrel 33 58 92
Merlin 0 6 14
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 5
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: 6694 9664 14662
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 07:30:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 9.5 hours

Official Counter: Bob Baez

Observers: Judy Kelly, Mike Savoy, Mike Tetlow, Pat Martin,
Steve Taylor

Visitors:
Some hardy hawkwatchers and Mike Tetlow, like the calvary,arrived at the
end of the heavy rain and the beginning of a downpour of birds.


Weather:
Moderate to strong SSW til 1200EST, very strong SW and W winds until 1700.
Intermittent rain into the 1200 hour and hard rain from 1030 to 1130. Low
52, high 60,overcast most of day.

Raptor Observations:
Vultures and raptors were picking up in front of the rain and started to
come in big numbers at the back end of the heavy rain.

Non-raptor Observations:
Very large Tree Swallow movement before the heavy rain. Robins and
blackbirds moving in good numbers. 1 Breeding plumage Bonaparte's Gull.

Predictions:
Cooler temps and WNW and N wind later in the day.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Baez (<caau99...>)
Braddock Bay information may be found at:
http://www.bbrr.org/




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Date: 4/4/17 1:49 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Montezuma Audubon Center Purple Martins and Osprey
Deuces are wild at the Montezuma Audubon Center today, April 4. Two Osprey have returned to their nest on the cell tower across the street (RTE. 89) and a pair of male Purple Martins (FOS) were seen on our boxes. Good birding!
Chris LajewskiCenter DirectorMontezuma Audubon Center2295 Route 89, Savannah, NY 13146http://ny.audubon.org/montezuma
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Date: 4/4/17 12:59 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] 86 species
Sorry for this late post, Kathy DiVito and
I spent Sunday birding wny from youngstown to G. Hill St. Pk. s. to INWR and TWMA and tallied 86 species. Highlights at the intersection of oak orchard ridge rd and Rt.63 were n.harrier, r.legged hawk, n.shrike 2 eagles sitting on the ground gathering grasses?. North of kumpf marsh a sandhill crane. Stafford marsh at Albion and e. Shelby had b.w.teal. Barker had plenty of courting r.n.grebes and h.grebes. Snipe at Hartland rd. East of Sommerset coal plant and woodcock at the Se corner of pletcher rd. and creek rd. intersection in Lewiston. The heron rookery at the end of pletcher road nw of the dump is getting active. Most easily visible looking w. From the army corp. driveway. Not sure if they care if you stand there but i would look and leave. I assume it's private property. I still have pine siskens at the feeders too. Happy birding!
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Date: 4/4/17 11:46 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] Common Loons
Lake Ontario in late April into May, especially early in the morning for hearing them. They are often not close to shore but you could get lucky.



Good birding!

Willie



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Can anyone give ma an idea of the time to see (and possibly hear) a loon? I live near Niagara Falls and would love to find some around here.
Thanks!


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Date: 4/4/17 10:33 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] (no subject)
Can anyone give ma an idea of the time to see (and possibly hear) a loon? I live near Niagara Falls and would love to find some around here.
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Date: 4/4/17 8:25 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Quaker Pond Trail Mendon Ponds Park 4/3/17
Highlights included:

Northern Harrier: an adult male hunting over the marsh

3-4 raven sightings, one bird each time. I’m not sure how many there were in total. Didn’t find a nest.

Other first of year birds for me included Eastern Phoebe, Tree Swallow

Jay Greenberg
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http://www.thegreenjay.com <http://www.thegreenjay.com/thegreenjay.com/index.html>
Rochester, NY


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Date: 4/4/17 6:51 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] GeneseeBirds-L Digest, Vol 165, Issue 3
Thank you! for using eBird, Terry.

To group recipients, please note: checklist sharing is for members of the
same party birding together. (Each member's copy can be edited without
affecting the other copies.) For disseminating the information to a wider
audience, I email myself a copy of the checklist and then forward that to
groups or friends.

This trail is a hotspot, so anyone can use the same location to submit a
checklist: http://ebird.org/ebird/hotspot/L2770397 You then will see your
checklist and information on the default Overview page.

Thank you.

Dave Spier
Clifton Springs, NY


2. Terry Bohling has shared an eBird checklist with you from
> Erie-Attica Trail on Apr 3, 2017 - 9:30 AM
>
> Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Terry Bohling has shared an eBird checklist with
> you from Erie-Attica Trail on Apr 3, 2017 - 9:30 AM



> Learn more about eBird's checklist sharing process at
>
> http://help.ebird.org/customer/portal/articles/1010555-understanding-the-
> ebird-checklist-sharing-process
>
> ---------
>
> Osprey in Livingston County - cell phone tower on the Erie-Attica Trail
>
> Perhaps the male (?) is waiting for his mate to return to the nesting
> site. Another rebuild for these birds as cell tower folks tear down the
> nests year after year; osprey rebuild year after year.
>
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Date: 4/4/17 3:29 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hummingbirds
   Hummingbirds are possible but rare in the last few days of April. The usual arrival time is near the end of the first week of May and later.They will be around all summer, with most leaving by the end of September and a few later. Ruby-throated is the only expected species, in case your past experience is from western areas.

On Monday, April 3, 2017 11:23 PM, Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> wrote:



Hi,
Does anyone know when the hummingbirds will be in WNY.

Also,
I currently live in the city in NOrth Buffalo, can I still get hummingbird visitors ????? Rat problems nearby have led me to be feed the birds regular bird seed... And I really miss seeing them, hoping that I can get some hummingbirds in my yard this year!!

Thanks :)


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Date: 4/3/17 8:23 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hummingbirds

Hi,
Does anyone know when the hummingbirds will be in WNY.

Also,
I currently live in the city in NOrth Buffalo, can I still get hummingbird visitors ????? Rat problems nearby have led me to be feed the birds regular bird seed... And I really miss seeing them, hoping that I can get some hummingbirds in my yard this year!!

Thanks :)


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Date: 4/3/17 8:14 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (03 Apr 2017) 3074 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 03, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 1 1 1
Turkey Vulture 2764 4249 9362
Osprey 6 7 9
Bald Eagle 9 15 26
Northern Harrier 3 4 11
Sharp-shinned Hawk 81 96 123
Cooper's Hawk 28 39 76
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 10 35 127
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 115 180 448
Rough-legged Hawk 3 4 9
Golden Eagle 1 1 1
American Kestrel 40 42 71
Merlin 1 1 5
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 6 8 10
Unknown Buteo 4 4 24
Unknown Falcon 2 2 5
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 3074 4688 10308
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 16:45:00
Total observation time: 8.75 hours

Official Counter: Mike Zebehazy

Observers: Dennis Russell, Joe Sullivan, Wendy Zebehazy

Visitors:
Bert Schweigert; Eric Todd; Bruce Hoover; Joe Sullivan; Dennis Russell and
his brother, Marty. Wendy Zebehazy; and Gene.



Weather:
The day started with relatively light 5 mph (8 kph) ESE winds that
eventually increased to a sustained 15 mph (31 kph) with gusts around 20 to
25 mph (32 - 40 kph). The wind shifted from ESE to ENE at various times
throughout the day. Temperatures increased all day from 7 Celsius to about
21 Celsius.


Raptor Observations:
The day began slowly with a few TVs and a Cooper's Hawk. During the 11am to
12pm (EST) hour numbers increased substantially with large kettles of TVs
dominating. There were good numbers of Red-tails and Sharp-shins and a
pretty good Kestrel flight. The top birds of the day were a single Black
Vulture at about 2:15pm followed twenty minutes later by a Golden Eagle at
about 2:35pm.

The easterly winds pushed the birds closer to the lake so the entire day
was spent at the far side of Lakeside Cemetery with a better view of the
migrants. As the sustained winds grew stronger birds were pushed farther
west; then, they would head inland almost due East and begin to kettle.
Again, the winds would push them west towards the lake, and, again, they
would turn east and kettle closer to the watch site. This happened
repeatedly as they made there way on a generally NE line. Also, as the day
warmed from 45F (7C) to 70F (21C) the height of the flight increased to the
point where binoculars were necessary to pick up the birds as they kettled
and streamed past.


Non-raptor Observations:
Hundreds of blackbirds and grackles migrated past all day, as well as
several flocks of house finches and goldfinches. There were many
yellow-shafted flickers migrating today and at least ten belted
kingfishers, too.
We also had about ten great blue herons and two common loons late in the
afternoon.


Predictions:
Weather forecast calls for periods of rain Tuesday with SW winds. There is
also a wind advisory for the region from late Tuesday morning through
Tuesday night with 30 mph (48 kph) winds and 50 mph (80 kph) gusts.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Michael Zebehazy (<zebs...>)


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: 4/3/17 6:43 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Email

Please remove me from your email list.
Thank you.

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Date: 4/3/17 6:34 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (03 Apr 2017) 987 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 03, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 959 2689 6813
Osprey 4 8 9
Bald Eagle 0 10 87
Northern Harrier 0 14 113
Sharp-shinned Hawk 5 17 35
Cooper's Hawk 4 21 83
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1 48 237
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 127 486
Rough-legged Hawk 0 3 23
Golden Eagle 0 2 4
American Kestrel 13 25 59
Merlin 1 6 14
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 5
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: 987 2970 7968
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 17:45:00
Total observation time: 9.75 hours

Official Counter: Bob Baez

Observers: Ed Sailer, Mike Gullo, Mike Tetlow, Pat Martin

Visitors:
A few folks stopped by.


Weather:
First 4 hours mild to moderate ENE to E winds,the next 6 hours strong ESE
or E winds. High temp of 54,Mostly overcast.

Raptor Observations:
From 1400 to 1700 nice push of birds ahead of the front:725 of the
vultures,all the kestrels and a Merlin. 3 kestrels traveling together
landed in trees near the platform. Great activity to finish what seemed a
slow day.

Non-raptor Observations:
No No.Shrike, 2 Sandhill Cranes,1 Belted Kingfisher,1 Caspian Tern, 1 Great
Black-backed Gull, 3 Bonaparte's Gulls.

Predictions:
Good winds but rain also. If only showers could be good in between.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Baez (<caau99...>)
Braddock Bay information may be found at:
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Date: 4/3/17 6:00 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Tifft Nature Preserve - hawk flight - Sue Barth and Alec Humann

Sue Barth and I had an excellent day atop the Mounds Trail at Tifft Nature Preserve. We were expecting a decent raptor flight with the predicted warm temps and ESE winds. We ended up with close to 2000 Turkey Vultures, 2 each of Peregrine and Merlin, 30+ Red-tails, 4 Osprey and 2 BLACK VULTURES; the first bird appeared just before 11am and the second bird arrived after 3pm...13 minutes after it was texted from the Hamburg Hawkwatch!
Other birds we enjoyed during our watch included several Meadowlarks singing, 3 Common Loons, 2 Great Egrets, a Purple Finch flyover and many Great Blue Herons. Full checklist on eBird.
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35674402


Alec Humann
Buffalo, NY
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Date: 4/3/17 3:01 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] 1st Osprey
Saw first Osprey of 2017 this afternoon - flying over Lake Edwards in Perinton - Near High Acres Landfill. It made one circle over the lake and then headed East...

J Lawson

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Date: 4/3/17 11:25 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Terry Bohling has shared an eBird checklist with you from Erie-Attica Trail on Apr 3, 2017 - 9:30 AM
To accept this checklist into your eBird account, click on the link below:

http://ebird.org/ebird/shared?subID=UzM1NjcxMDcy&s=t

You will then be able to view, edit, or delete it. Learn more about eBird's checklist sharing process at

http://help.ebird.org/customer/portal/articles/1010555-understanding-the-ebird-checklist-sharing-process

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Osprey in Livingston County - cell phone tower on the Erie-Attica Trail

Perhaps the male (?) is waiting for his mate to return to the nesting site. Another rebuild for these birds as cell tower folks tear down the nests year after year; osprey rebuild year after year.

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Date: 4/3/17 1:04 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] FOS Hooded Merganser - Olcott, NY
I was able to observe and photograph two pairs of Hooded Mergansers Saturday
and Sunday in the shallow pond off Jackson Street north of West Main Street
in Olcott. They were there at dusk Sunday and may hang around for another
day or two. Last year they arrived in that pond 11 March 2016. Respectfully
submitted for the record in this section of our reporting region.

Jonathan J. Weber

<spiritridge...>

Olcott, NY

https://flic.kr/s/aHskTqRQd9




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Date: 4/2/17 9:18 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Lakeside additions
4-2-17, Lakeside Hawkwatch -From ~4:45 - 6:45 (after Sharon had left) highlights were -3ad. Eagle - 1 seemed local (initially ~7' altitude w/live fish...).4 Osprey4-500+ TV - very rough estimate.1+ Loon (& several more earlier).
Starling imitating Vesper Sparrow.
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Date: 4/2/17 5:56 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (02 Apr 2017) 1886 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 02, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 1653 1730 5854
Osprey 2 4 5
Bald Eagle 9 10 87
Northern Harrier 9 14 113
Sharp-shinned Hawk 11 12 30
Cooper's Hawk 16 17 79
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 47 47 236
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 119 127 486
Rough-legged Hawk 3 3 23
Golden Eagle 2 2 4
American Kestrel 11 12 46
Merlin 4 5 13
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 5
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: 1886 1983 6981
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Observation start time: 07:45:00
Observation end time: 18:00:00
Total observation time: 10.25 hours

Official Counter: Bob Baez

Observers: Alex Fisher, Bridget Watts, Daena Ford, Ed Sailer,
Greg Lawrence, Jay Powell, Mike Gullo, Mike Tetlow,
Pat Martin, Shelly Rackovski

Visitors:
Lots of nice guests and many contributing eyes. A fun day with lots of
birds. Exceptional finding and iding by Mike Tetlow, Greg Lawrence, Jay
Powell and Bridget Watts.


Weather:
No glove day. Moderate W for 3hours, then WSW for 2 hours, then NW and then
E in last hour. Cloud cover from 30 % to 60 %, high temp of 59.

Raptor Observations:
2 Golden Eagle day.

Non-raptor Observations:
Common Raven, 10 Sandhill Cranes, Ruddy Ducks.

Predictions:
Warm but mostly E winds. I expect birds but not like today.
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Report submitted by Bob Baez (<caau99...>)
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Date: 4/2/17 5:21 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (02 Apr 2017) 1609 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 02, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 1483 1485 6598
Osprey 1 1 3
Bald Eagle 6 6 17
Northern Harrier 0 1 8
Sharp-shinned Hawk 15 15 42
Cooper's Hawk 9 11 48
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 25 25 117
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 65 65 333
Rough-legged Hawk 1 1 6
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 2 2 31
Merlin 0 0 4
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 2 2 4
Unknown Buteo 0 0 20
Unknown Falcon 0 0 3
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 1609 1614 7234
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Observation start time: 09:30:00
Observation end time: 15:30:00
Total observation time: 6 hours

Official Counter: Sharon Sisti

Observers: Carol Lukazewski, Fred Harrington, Jim Landau, John Thill,
Karen Murphy, Kevin Peters, Peter Yoerg

Visitors:
Jim Landau
Joe Thill
Sue Harrington
Fred Harrington
Sandy Radigan
Peter Yoerg
Karen Murphy
Kevin Peters
Jay Burney
JaJean Burney
Carol Lukazewski


Weather:
Upper 40's. Strong SW wind early in count, increased cloud cover
throughout count by the hour.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
Two Sandhill Cranes in flight.

Predictions:
NOAA
Scattered sprinkles before 8am, then a chance of showers after 3pm. Cloudy,
with a high near 66. Southeast wind 7 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is
30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.
========================================================================
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Date: 4/1/17 6:00 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (01 Apr 2017) 5 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 01, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 2 2 5115
Osprey 0 0 2
Bald Eagle 0 0 11
Northern Harrier 1 1 8
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 0 27
Cooper's Hawk 2 2 39
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 92
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 0 268
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 5
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 0 29
Merlin 0 0 4
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 0 2
Unknown Buteo 0 0 20
Unknown Falcon 0 0 3
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 5 5 5625
----------------------------------------------------------------------

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

Official Counter: Joe Fell

Observers:

Visitors:
1 gentleman stopped to discuss a local Red-tailed Hawk he watches.


Weather:
Cloudy with light drizzle to start. Remained cloudy throughout the count
period, but the drizzle had stopped by noon.

Raptor Observations:
Very little activity - four species observed.

Non-raptor Observations:
Many expected migrants, but nothing remarkable. Sightings included Great
Blue Heron (5), Killdeer (3), Horned Lark (1), American Robins,
Golden-crowned Kinglet (3)and the expected blackbirds.

Predictions:
The temperature and winds tomorrow should make for a better day.
========================================================================
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Date: 4/1/17 4:05 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (01 Apr 2017) 97 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Apr 01, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 77 77 4201
Osprey 2 2 3
Bald Eagle 1 1 78
Northern Harrier 5 5 104
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 1 19
Cooper's Hawk 1 1 63
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 0 189
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 8 8 367
Rough-legged Hawk 0 0 20
Golden Eagle 0 0 2
American Kestrel 1 1 35
Merlin 1 1 9
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 5
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: 97 97 5095
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:45:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 7 hours

Official Counter: Bob Baez

Observers:

Visitors:
About 15 folks came by.


Weather:
Moderate mostly NW winds, low overcast,damp, high of 41 F.Some drizzle and
rain in the A.M.

Raptor Observations:
Last bird of the day was a Merlin going for starlings. 2 Osprey

Non-raptor Observations:
Northern Shrike
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Baez (<caau99...>)
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Date: 4/1/17 9:15 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Geneseo. Groveland: L.Yellowlegs, Raven, Phoebe, Tree Swallows.
With all the rain I drove down to check the flooded fields in the Groveland
flats (along Rte. 63) this morning. There is plenty of flooded land, but
very little in the way of waterfowl: a dozen Bufflehead, about 8 Mallars, 2
Blacks Ducks, and a couple Canada Geese. I did see a flock of about 20
Tree Swallows and a Raven (just north of Groveland Station). Other birds
of interest or first of the year for me were a Phoebe, at the Indian Fort
Preserve, a few Horned Larks and a Lesser Yellowlegs south of Cuylerville.

Jim Kimball
Geneseo.edu

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Date: 4/1/17 9:02 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Cattaraugus County - Snowy Owl
Hi,

I received a report of a Snowy Owl that's been hanging around a farm in
Hinsdale for at least a week and possibly most of the winter. Image here:

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

Jeff
jeffreed58ATgmail.com

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Date: 4/1/17 8:29 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Erie Basin Snowy
blockquote, div.yahoo_quoted { margin-left: 0 !important; border-left:1px #715FFA solid !important; padding-left:1ex !important; background-color:white !important; } On the right side of an outer wall, out from the tower.  Climb up, take a scope!
Best wishes for great birding !


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Date: 4/1/17 8:29 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Erie Basin Snowy
blockquote, div.yahoo_quoted { margin-left: 0 !important; border-left:1px #715FFA solid !important; padding-left:1ex !important; background-color:white !important; } On the right side of an outer wall, out from the tower.  Climb up, take a scope!
Best wishes for great birding !


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Date: 3/31/17 4:43 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (31 Mar 2017) Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 31, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 0 5113 5113
Osprey 0 2 2
Bald Eagle 0 11 11
Northern Harrier 0 7 7
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 27 27
Cooper's Hawk 0 37 37
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 92 92
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 268 268
Rough-legged Hawk 0 5 5
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 29 29
Merlin 0 4 4
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 2
Unknown Buteo 0 20 20
Unknown Falcon 0 3 3
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 0 5620 5620
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 12:00:00
Total observation time: 3 hours

Official Counter: Jerry Thurn

Observers: Jim Landau

Visitors:
None


Weather:
Light rain all morning, Northeast wind 1-3 mph, average temp 46F

Raptor Observations:
Resident Red-tailed Hawk visible all morning, hunting. No other Raptors, or
flights due to constant light rain

Non-raptor Observations:
Two Great Blue Herons in flyover toward noon.

Predictions:
Chance of rain mainly before 8am, Patchy fog before 10am. Otherwise mostly
cloudy, with high near 43F. North wind around 7mph, becoming northwest in
the afternoon.
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Date: 3/31/17 6:57 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Rochester Lakefront on Friday
We spent a few hours along the lakefront yesterday making a few
stops.Turkey Vultures were out in good numbers all along the lakefront
with several groups of 10 or more.

Island Cottage woods was pretty dead with few birds seen and only RWBL
and COGR noted by ear.On the way out we saw several TRSP and SOSP among
the robins on the lawn.We also checked the GLT portion of the woods.On
the closed road near the entrance we found 3, very cooperative GCKI (FOY
for us), but not much else in the woods.

Moving on to the Firehouse Woods at Long Pond we found a group of 50
TRSW (FOY for us) on the wires along the Lakeshore BLVD approaching Long
Pond.In the woods itself, we saw a number of TRSP, SOSP and a noisy NOFL
accompanying the RWBL and COGR.

Last stop was the Horseshoe Rd. at Durand Eastman which was pretty dead
as was the trail leading south except for the sound of a BEKI.

John Boettcher/ Norma Platt


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Date: 3/30/17 6:37 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (30 Mar 2017) 292 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 30, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 266 5113 5113
Osprey 0 2 2
Bald Eagle 0 11 11
Northern Harrier 0 7 7
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 27 27
Cooper's Hawk 4 37 37
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 8 92 92
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 9 268 268
Rough-legged Hawk 1 5 5
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 29 29
Merlin 0 4 4
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 2 2
Unknown Buteo 4 20 20
Unknown Falcon 0 3 3
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 292 5620 5620
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:30:00
Observation end time: 13:00:00
Total observation time: 4.22 hours

Official Counter: Marcie Jacklin

Observers: Lynda Goodridge

Visitors:
None


Weather:
Cloudy and cool in the morning. As the morning progressed the clouds were
lower.

Raptor Observations:
Morning was good but mid-day the visibility was poor with the birds flying
high and back-lit. The flight shut down around 1:30 when the rain/snow
began.

Non-raptor Observations:
Movements of blackbirds all day. One Sandhill Crane see kettling with a TV.

Predictions:
Rain most of tomorrow so likely no flight.
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Date: 3/30/17 3:50 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (30 Mar 2017) 397 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 30, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 382 4124 4124
Osprey 0 1 1
Bald Eagle 0 77 77
Northern Harrier 4 99 99
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 18 18
Cooper's Hawk 3 62 62
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 189 189
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 5 359 359
Rough-legged Hawk 1 20 20
Golden Eagle 0 2 2
American Kestrel 2 34 34
Merlin 0 8 8
Peregrine Falcon 0 5 5
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: 397 4998 4998
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:45:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 7.25 hours

Official Counter: Bob Baez

Observers: Art Tanghe, Pat Martin

Visitors:
7 people, including 2 from Philadelphia.


Weather:
Moderate to strong winds from ESE, high of 39 and overcast.

Raptor Observations:
Local adult and imm Bald Eagle, 2 adult Red-tailed Hawks and 1 imm, adult
male and female Northern Harrier.

Non-raptor Observations:
Northern Shrike, Wilson's Snipe

Predictions:
Does not look good
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Report submitted by Bob Baez (<caau99...>)
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Date: 3/30/17 1:32 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Lake Ontario Plain - Thursday - King Eider, Cackling Geese
The BOS Lake Ontario Plain field trip was held today. This trip goes to
areas of eastern Niagara and western Orleans Counties near the shore of Lake
Ontario. A great group of18 birders attended, s surprising number given the
relatively short notice and the fact it was a weekday. The highlight was an
immature male KING EIDER just off shore by the lighthouse at Golden Hill
State Park. We found the eider around 11:30 and Joel Strong was able to see
it later around 1:00. For those who were on last year's spring trip, this
bird was quite the contrast with last year's King Eider being over a mile
out.



We found five CACKLING GEESE along Rt 18, a mile east of Countyline Road and
11 SNOW GEESE along Countyline Road, plus a single Snow Goose between Day
Road and Rt 104. Shortly after departing the group, Joel Strong found two
GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE in flight over Murdock Road heading north. The
group had broken up by that time and attempts by Joel and Betsy and me to
locate these birds on the ground were unsuccessful. Dabbling ducks showed
pretty well with NORTHERN PINTAIL, AMERICAN WIGEON, GREEN-WINGED TEAL,
NORTHERN SHOVELER, and BLACK DUCK all found, most in multiple spots. We also
had a fly-by of four WOOD DUCKS and while driving home, Betsy and I had a
lone TUNDRA SWAN.



There were not many birds flying over Lake Ontario plus the heavy chop made
finding birds on the water a challenge. We felt fortunate to get the eider
and we also had a couple dozen RED-NECKED GREBES and perhaps half that many
HORNED GREBES. A single COMMON MERGANSER was off of SHADIGEE, as were our
only WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS. We were unable to find any loons.



The east wind mostly kept the hawks from flying. A couple of NORTHERN
HARRIERS and a few AMERICAN KESTRELS were seen, as was a ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK
found by Chris Rockwell after the group disbanded (Lakeshore Road a bit west
of Shadigee). There were lots of Turkey Vultures. Other than Killdeer and an
AMERICAN WOODCOCK that Betsy and Joel flushed, we had no shorebirds. A
PILEATED WOODPECKER flew over Rt 18 between Murdock and Marshall Roads. Two
EASTERN PHOEBES were heard and seen - one on Hosmer Road and one on Coates
Road. We had a few HORNED LARKS in the fields but no other field birds.



It was a cold spring day with a stiff wind so we had to work hard for the
birds that we got.



Good birding!

Willie

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Willie D'Anna

Wilson, NY

dannapotterATroadrunner.com




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Date: 3/30/17 10:34 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Spring walks - 3/29 & 28 - Durand-Eastman & Webster Park
     A couple of relatively short walks in parks near lakeshore. Some signs of spring in moving birds and spring arrivals. Yesterday at Durand both Winter Wren and a Fox Sparrow were singing in the small valley west of the barricade at the end of Wisner Road.    Day before at Webster Park we had a nice flock of Tree Swallows moving overhead. None down by the nest boxes yet; good thing.Bob Spahn, <rspahn...>

Durand-Eastman - Wisner Rd end to Log Cabin Rd, Monroe, New York, US
Mar 29, 2017 10:50 AM - 11:30 AMBob & Sue Spahn
Protocol: Traveling
0.6 mile(s)
Comments:    Parked near barrier at end of Wisner Rd. and walked down past the lakes on the closed part off Log Cabin Rd and most of the way up the next hill. Lots of bird song and chatter, especially woodpeckers.
25 species

Canada Goose  4
Mallard  4
Ring-billed Gull  5
Mourning Dove  3
Red-bellied Woodpecker  7
Downy Woodpecker  8
Hairy Woodpecker  5
Northern Flicker  3
Pileated Woodpecker  1
Blue Jay  3
American Crow  4
Black-capped Chickadee  8
Tufted Titmouse  6
White-breasted Nuthatch  3
Winter Wren  1    singing
American Robin  11
Fox Sparrow  1    singing
Dark-eyed Junco  1
Song Sparrow  1
Northern Cardinal  5
Red-winged Blackbird  6
Brown-headed Cowbird  4
House Finch  2
Pine Siskin  4
American Goldfinch  4

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35529034
Webster Park--Campground area, Monroe, New York, US
Mar 28, 2017 12:45 PM - 1:45 PMBob & Sue Spahn
Protocol: Traveling
1.1 mile(s)
Comments:    Short walk in campground road, around RV loop and back to parking across from Kanatota Lodge.
19 species

Canada Goose  4
Turkey Vulture  4
Ring-billed Gull  3
Downy Woodpecker  5
Hairy Woodpecker  4
Northern Flicker  3
Blue Jay  4
American Crow  10
Tree Swallow  15    Nice flock of migrants headed west to east not far in off the lakeshore. We heard their chatter and were able to look up and count this number passing.
    By this time of year this is not unusual in areas near the lakeshore.
Black-capped Chickadee  13
Tufted Titmouse  1
Red-breasted Nuthatch  1
White-breasted Nuthatch  1
American Robin  10
Dark-eyed Junco  1
Song Sparrow  1
Northern Cardinal  5
Common Grackle  2
House Finch  6

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Date: 3/29/17 5:37 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (29 Mar 2017) 1935 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 29, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 1745 4847 4847
Osprey 0 2 2
Bald Eagle 2 11 11
Northern Harrier 0 7 7
Sharp-shinned Hawk 11 27 27
Cooper's Hawk 12 33 33
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 50 84 84
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 96 259 259
Rough-legged Hawk 2 4 4
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 4 29 29
Merlin 1 4 4
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 1 2 2
Unknown Buteo 10 16 16
Unknown Falcon 1 3 3
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 1935 5328 5328
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 15:45:00
Total observation time: 6.75 hours

Official Counter: Jim Landau

Observers: Dennis Russell, Joe Sullivan, Mark Nichter, Mike Zebehazy,
Sandy Radigan

Visitors:
Clay Moden, Mike and Wendy Zebehazy, Joe Sullivan, Dennis and Marty
Russell,Sandy Radigan, Jane Ricotta, and Mark Nichter.


Weather:
A nice mix of sun and cloud, with a light west north west breeze.

Raptor Observations:
A strong Turkey Vulture flight (surprise) with a nice showing of
Red-shouldered Hawks in the morning. A Merlin flew in for the last hour and
perched in the treeline, giving great looks.

Non-raptor Observations:
The usual suspects, nothing new to add to the list.

Predictions:
National Weather Service says, "A chance of rain after 5pm. Increasing
clouds, with a high near 46. East wind around 11 mph. Chance of
precipitation is 30%." Sounds like a good day for the William Williams Ball
Park location.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Jim Landau (<landaujr...>)


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




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Date: 3/29/17 4:25 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (29 Mar 2017) 790 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 29, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 754 3742 3742
Osprey 0 1 1
Bald Eagle 3 77 77
Northern Harrier 2 95 95
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 18 18
Cooper's Hawk 5 59 59
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 2 189 189
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 22 354 354
Rough-legged Hawk 0 19 19
Golden Eagle 1 2 2
American Kestrel 1 32 32
Merlin 0 8 8
Peregrine Falcon 0 5 5
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: 790 4601 4601
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:45:00
Observation end time: 17:00:00
Total observation time: 8.25 hours

Official Counter: Bob Baez

Observers: Daena Ford, Shelly Rackovski

Visitors:
A few folks stopped by.


Weather:
Mild E, then N,then NE and back to east winds the last 2 hours. Warm with
cloud cover from 50 to 10%.

Raptor Observations:
Male Northern Harrier displaying, Turkey Vultures were almost continuous
from 900 to 1615, mostly in small groups.1 Golden Eagle.

Non-raptor Observations:
Northern Shrike, Sandhill Crane, 3 small gulls, probably Bonapartes.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Bob Baez (<caau99...>)
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Date: 3/29/17 1:38 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] FW: eBird Report - Private urban wetland, Mar 29, 2017
Location: West side of Rochester, within area bounded by Emerson St.,
Lyell Ave., and Colfax St.
____________________________________________
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>





On 3/29/17, 4:34 PM, "<ebird-checklist...>"
<ebird-checklist...> wrote:

>Private urban wetland, Monroe, New York, US
>Mar 29, 2017 7:00 AM - 9:30 AM
>Protocol: Traveling
>2.0 mile(s)
>Comments: Private industrial wetland not accessible to public.
>16 species
>
>Canada Goose X Numerous pairs
>Mallard X Several
>Hooded Merganser 1
>American Bittern 1 Flushed at close range. Observed 3 times.
>Red-bellied Woodpecker X
>Downy Woodpecker X
>Hairy Woodpecker 1
>Pileated Woodpecker 1
>American Crow X
>Black-capped Chickadee X
>White-breasted Nuthatch 1
>American Robin X
>Northern Mockingbird 1
>European Starling X
>Northern Cardinal X
>Red-winged Blackbird X
>
>View this checklist online at
>http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35520726
>
>This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)


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Date: 3/29/17 12:42 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Fox Sparrows, E. Phoebe/Portland, Westfield
3/26 & 3/27/17 Had one beautiful Fox Sparrow in my feeding area.  On 3/28/17 had two Fox Sparrows.3/29/17  Heard first of year Eastern Phoebe off of Hardscrabble Rd. in Westfield.
Carol Hardenburg Portland, NY Chautauqua <Countycjhardenburg...>

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Date: 3/29/17 8:26 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (28 Mar 2017) 16 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 28, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 15 3102 3102
Osprey 0 2 2
Bald Eagle 0 9 9
Northern Harrier 1 7 7
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 16 16
Cooper's Hawk 0 21 21
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 34 34
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 163 163
Rough-legged Hawk 0 2 2
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 25 25
Merlin 0 3 3
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 6 6
Unknown Falcon 0 2 2
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 16 3393 3393
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Observation start time: 09:30:00
Observation end time: 14:00:00
Total observation time: 4.5 hours

Official Counter: Bruce Chilton

Observers: Dennis Russell

Visitors:
Dennis Russell


Weather:
Overcast, with light north wind. Quite cool.

Raptor Observations:
Very few, mostly TVs.

Non-raptor Observations:
3 killdeers on the cemetery lawn. A few mini-murders of crows.

Predictions:
Mostly sunny, but still a north wind.
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Date: 3/28/17 7:23 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] local Lancaster raven
Carl,

I’ve had 4-5 raven sightings in Lancaster, including three times of two together, since the last week of December. All sightings were flying east to west on Pleasant View Dr. or near Harris Hill / Wehrle. Seems to be some local birds. Wonder if we’re seeing the same ones.



Mike Morgante





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Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] local Lancaster raven



Yesterday I observed a raven flying low in the village of Lancaster from east to west.
It was not migrating at the time, hence may be a local resident or possibly a migrant feeding en route.



Carl Mrozek (<eagleye11...> <mailto:<eagleye11...> )


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Date: 3/28/17 4:31 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (28 Mar 2017) 37 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 28, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 23 2988 2988
Osprey 0 1 1
Bald Eagle 1 74 74
Northern Harrier 5 93 93
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 18 18
Cooper's Hawk 2 54 54
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 2 187 187
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 3 332 332
Rough-legged Hawk 0 19 19
Golden Eagle 0 1 1
American Kestrel 1 31 31
Merlin 0 8 8
Peregrine Falcon 0 5 5
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: 37 3811 3811
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 15:00:00
Total observation time: 6.25 hours

Official Counter: Bob Baez

Observers:

Visitors:
a couple of people stopped by.


Weather:
Moderate NW winds,overcast, high 44, drizzle early and fog and rain in last
hour.

Raptor Observations:
Male Northern Harrier displaying.

Non-raptor Observations:
Northern Shrike, 2 Sandhill Cranes landed in marsh.
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Report submitted by Bob Baez (<caau99...>)
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Date: 3/28/17 12:55 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] old, minor stuff
3-27-17, Lakeside Cemetery -Also at the hawkwatch -1 Great Egret 
2 Great Blue migrating together w/the Egret.The larger of the 2 flocks (at edge of field) of feeding Songster had an entertaining 42 individuals along w/4 Field & several Tree Sparrow.Starling imitating Woodcock "bzeep".

3-26-17, Lakeside -Also 5+ Tree Swallow
3-26-17, Woodlawn Beach SP -Songster - 2 flocks totaled ~25.
3-21-17 - even less open water than on 5th (at least at some stops) -
Gyp Pond -4 Snow GeeseRingneck -1 Blue Goose
3-17-17 - "Alabama Swamps" - as on 5th & 17th still limited open water w/good concentrations of ducks...
Owen-Bartel Rd. (TWMA) -1 Barred Owl~85 Swan (many other spots too)
Meadville Rd. -2 Sandhill1 Screech OwlLater well past dark still lively chatter from mainly Swan, Wigeon, some Canada, occasional Mallard...
Casey Rd. -1 SandhillW/the snow cover very many roadside flocks of Junco, Tree Sparrow, Robin... Could've spent most or all day w/just them.
Posson Rd. -8 Meadowlark
3-12-17 -
N. tip Squaw Island -~ 30 BonyRichardson Complex, Forest Ave., Buffalo -1 Peregrine - 1 of ~17 sites in WNY that Peregrines nest or are suspected to.
Peter <Yoerghenyoe131...>









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Date: 3/28/17 7:01 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] local Lancaster raven
Yesterday I observed a raven flying low in the village of Lancaster from
east to west.
It was not migrating at the time, hence may be a local resident or possibly
a migrant feeding en route.

Carl Mrozek (<eagleye11...>)

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Date: 3/27/17 7:45 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (27 Mar 2017) 418 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 27, 2017
-------------------------------------------------------------------

Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 356 3087 3087
Osprey 1 2 2
Bald Eagle 0 9 9
Northern Harrier 3 6 6
Sharp-shinned Hawk 6 16 16
Cooper's Hawk 6 21 21
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 12 34 34
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 26 163 163
Rough-legged Hawk 0 2 2
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 5 25 25
Merlin 1 3 3
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 6 6
Unknown Falcon 2 2 2
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 418 3377 3377
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 17:30:00
Total observation time: 6.5 hours

Official Counter: Mike Zebehazy, Peter Yoerg

Observers: Dennis Russell, Peter Yoerg, Wendy Zebehazy

Visitors:
Many thanks to Peter Yoerg who, alone, provided the observations from 2 to
4 pm EST when the greatest numbers were observed.

Dennis Russell; Wendy Zebehazy


Weather:
Overcast with mist and sometimes dense fog through about 1:30. Then some
clearing and raptor movement.

Raptor Observations:
No raptor movement all morning and into the afternoon. A roost of 113 TVs
in cemetery. After some partial clearing a variety of species moved
through. Count was suspended from 12 - 2 due to the weather.

Non-raptor Observations:
A large number of song sparrows (70+) observed in the open fields adjacent
to the main site. Also, singing field sparrows, a few tree sparrows and a
belted kingfisher.
========================================================================
Report submitted by Michael Zebehazy (<zebs...>)


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: 3/27/17 5:27 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (27 Mar 2017) 2493 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 27, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 2091 2965 2965
Osprey 1 1 1
Bald Eagle 7 73 73
Northern Harrier 13 88 88
Sharp-shinned Hawk 12 18 18
Cooper's Hawk 20 52 52
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 151 185 185
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 180 329 329
Rough-legged Hawk 9 19 19
Golden Eagle 1 1 1
American Kestrel 7 30 30
Merlin 0 8 8
Peregrine Falcon 1 5 5
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: 2493 3774 3774
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 08:00:00
Observation end time: 17:30:00
Total observation time: 9.5 hours

Official Counter: Bob Baez

Observers: Alex Fisher, Brad Carlson, Ed Sailer, Kyle Brock,
Mike Gullo, Pat Martin, Shelly Rackovski

Visitors:
Numerous guests with lots of folks helping with the count.


Weather:
Strong WSW and SW winds til 1400 and then W winds. Warm.Overcast to 70 %
cloud cover.

Raptor Observations:
Two firsts for the season, a great look at a Golden Eagle, probable adult,
and an Osprey.

Non-raptor Observations:
Numerous Song Sparrows and Eastern Meadowlarks.
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Date: 3/27/17 12:43 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (26 Mar 2017) 1139 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 26, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 1065 2731 2731
Osprey 0 1 1
Bald Eagle 1 9 9
Northern Harrier 0 3 3
Sharp-shinned Hawk 4 10 10
Cooper's Hawk 4 15 15
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 6 22 22
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 39 137 137
Rough-legged Hawk 0 2 2
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 12 20 20
Merlin 2 2 2
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 6 6 6
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 1139 2959 2959
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 12:15:00
Observation end time: 16:00:00
Total observation time: 3.75 hours

Official Counter: Jim Landau

Observers: Mike Zebehazy, Peter Yoerg, Tom Riley

Visitors:
Peter Yoerg
Mike Zebehazy
Tom Riley
Jim Landau


Weather:
Full cloud cover. Wall of rain south of observation area through Ohio, Pa.
as well as sleet mix north of area through lower Ontario. Temps around 59
F with winds out of SE.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:

Jim Landau conducted count for the day.
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Date: 3/27/17 4:38 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Conesus Lake Area - Sunday, March 26, 2017
Good morning,

Yesterday's lakeside birding proved fruitful with some nice species
scattered all along the shoreline of Conesus Lake (east side.) The report
from the Lake is extremely conservative as I don't have a spotting scope.
Seeing a loon is always a wonderful thrill. There were other rafts out
toward the mid-line of the Lake too that I couldn't count/identify. Also
noted activity now that every thing is thawed at the East Swamp Midway
Pond. Otherwise, other areas (Sliker Hill swamp and a run along Swamp
Road) were pretty quiet, although we did see a nice red-shouldered hawk at
the viewing area on West Lake Road just before the intersection of Sliker
Hill and West Lake Rd (Rte 256.)

Counts from East Lake Road and Conesus Inlet WMA are included below:







*S-NY-Livonia-4820 E Lake Rd - 42.7863x-77.7078, Livingston, New York,
USMar 26, 2017 10:16 AM - 10:46 AMProtocol: Traveling6.0 mile(s)7 species
(+1 other taxa)*

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos) 7
Redhead (Aythya americana) 117
Ring-necked Duck (Aythya collaris) 27
Greater/Lesser Scaup (Aythya marila/affinis) 7
Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula) 41
Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus) 27
Common Loon (Gavia immer) 1
Herring Gull (Larus argentatus) 1

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
checklist/S35439001

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





*Conesus Inlet WMA--East Swamp Rd. (midway pond), Livingston, New York,
USMar 26, 2017 11:08 AM - 11:28 AMProtocol: Traveling0.1 mile(s)11 species*

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis) 11
Gadwall (Anas strepera) 5
American Wigeon (Anas americana) 2
Ring-necked Duck (Aythya collaris) 26
Bufflehead (Bucephala albeola) 8
Hooded Merganser (Lophodytes cucullatus) 25
Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias) 3
Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus) 2
Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis) 2
Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus) 29

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
checklist/S35440048

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

Thank you,

Terry Bohling

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Date: 3/27/17 3:57 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] BOS Lake Ontario Plain Field Trip - RESCHEDULED for Thursday, March 30th
Hi everyone,



Thanks for all the well-wishes during my brief illness. I am feeling much
better now. The Buffalo Ornithological Society's annual spring Lake Ontario
Plain field trip is now rescheduled for this Thursday, March 30th. My
apologies to those who cannot attend on a weekday. This is a popular trip
that focuses on birds on Lake Ontario, whatever we can find in the fields,
and a chance for raptors and early spring migrants. This trip has found
numerous rarities in the past and we will be trying to dig up some more.
Bring binoculars, of course, and a spotting scope if you have one. ANYONE IS
WELCOME TO ATTEND!



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



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



Good birding!

Willie

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Willie D'Anna

Wilson, NY

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Date: 3/26/17 5:36 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (26 Mar 2017) 922 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 26, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 707 874 874
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 26 66 66
Northern Harrier 33 75 75
Sharp-shinned Hawk 2 6 6
Cooper's Hawk 13 32 32
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 29 34 34
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 86 149 149
Rough-legged Hawk 4 10 10
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 16 23 23
Merlin 4 8 8
Peregrine Falcon 2 4 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: 922 1281 1281
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 09:00:00
Observation end time: 17:30:00
Total observation time: 8.5 hours

Official Counter: Bob Baez

Observers: Alex Fisher, Brad Carlson, Ed Sailer, Mike Ciresi,
Mike Tetlow

Visitors:
about 18 guests enjoyed the day. Mike Tetlow and Brad Carlson were awesome
and many others helped.


Weather:
Moderate to strong SSE winds, high temp of 53, mostly overcast but a few
hours of 70% cover. Rumors of a raptor migration in these parts are true.
Some version of S wind and some warmth opened the door.

Raptor Observations:
Local adult and imm Bald Eagles, adult Red-tailed Hawk and Female Harrier,
1 Cooper's Hawk and 1 Peregrine.The bulk of today's flight was between 1100
EST and 4 EST.

Non-raptor Observations:
Northern Shrike,Common Loon,1 Barn Swallow,Tree Swallows, 2 Sandhill
Cranes.

Predictions:
Warm and some S and WSW might bring another raptor day.
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Report submitted by Bob Baez (<caau99...>)
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Date: 3/26/17 4:42 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Merlin - Buffalo
A short while ago I had a Merlin that appeared to be investigating an old crow's nest across the street from my house. The nest was last used by crows in 2015 - I'm curious to see if anyone will use it this year.


Joe Fell
Buffalo, NY
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Date: 3/26/17 4:01 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] unexpected migration at Tifft today
 and many FOY birds .. my checklist

hope this continues for a while!!

Shelley
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35442748

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Date: 3/26/17 3:14 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Tifft Nature Preserve report
Today's break in the rains had us down at Tifft this afternoon. We enjoyed the following FOY birds (for us):

Tree Swallow
Eastern Phoebe
Killdeer
Ring-Necked Duck
Belted Kingfisher
Great Blue Heron

Some other birds observed:

Tifted Titmouse
Northern Cardinal
Eastern Junco
Hooded Merganser
American Tree Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Brown Creeper
Red-bellied woodpecker
Downy woodpecker
Red-winged blackbird

Good birding to all.

Peter/Teresa Corrigan
Buffalo NY


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Date: 3/26/17 12:49 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Eurasian Green-winged Teal, Montezuma NWR
Late this morning I found a male EURASIAN GREEN-WINGED TEAL in with a flock
of American Green-winged Teal at the Visitor Center pool at Montezuma NWR,
Seneca County. It was fairly easy to pick out from the Americans by the
lack of shoulder bar, although the white side stripe was often obscured. I
uploaded a couple of digiscoped photos to the checklist for the moment:

https://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35443615

Many thousands of other dabblers are in the less frozen areas of the
refuge, but we were unable to find any Eurasian Wigeon or anything else out
of the ordinary. Thousands of Aythya continue at the north end of Cayuga
Lake as well.

Two SNOWY OWLS continue on Lott Farm in Seneca Falls.

Jay

--
Jay McGowan
Macaulay Library
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Ithaca, NY
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Date: 3/26/17 6:11 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (25 Mar 2017) 11 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 25, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 11 1666 1666
Osprey 0 1 1
Bald Eagle 0 8 8
Northern Harrier 0 3 3
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 6 6
Cooper's Hawk 0 11 11
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 16 16
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 98 98
Rough-legged Hawk 0 2 2
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 8 8
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 11 1820 1820
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 16:15:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 0.5 hours

Official Counter: Joe Fell

Observers:

Weather:
Rain most of the day.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
70+ American Robins foraging near the entrance of the cemetery.
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Date: 3/26/17 6:10 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamburg Hawk Watch (25 Mar 2017) 11 Raptors
Hamburg Hawk Watch
Hamburg, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 25, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 11 1666 1666
Osprey 0 1 1
Bald Eagle 0 8 8
Northern Harrier 0 3 3
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 6 6
Cooper's Hawk 0 11 11
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 16 16
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 98 98
Rough-legged Hawk 0 2 2
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 8 8
Merlin 0 0 0
Peregrine Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Accipiter 0 1 1
Unknown Buteo 0 0 0
Unknown Falcon 0 0 0
Unknown Eagle 0 0 0
Unknown Raptor 0 0 0

Total: 11 1820 1820
----------------------------------------------------------------------

Observation start time: 16:15:00
Observation end time: 16:30:00
Total observation time: 0.5 hours

Official Counter: Joe Fell

Observers:

Weather:
Rain most of the day.

Raptor Observations:


Non-raptor Observations:
70+ American Robins foraging near the entrance of the cemetery.
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Date: 3/25/17 5:09 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] erie basin snowy owl and previous Golden Eagle
 apologies, I neglected to post that i had a Golden Eagle fly from the outer harbor , over the Naval Park while i was standing there, then off over the marina flying north , on March 12th .I was stunned and in awe and by the time i thought to take photos . they were very poor . but are in my checklist  http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S35137220

also today at Erie Basin had a  Snowy owl fly onto a branch  or pipe  on the breakwall and was drying off after the rain .. i believe this to be a different owl than the one i see almost daily in the same location . .. also had two  Horned grebes in breeding plumage, a kildeer and 20+ Tundra swans fly over and put on a little show in the gloomy skies!

happy migration!
Shelley


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Date: 3/25/17 5:01 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Sandy Bottom Park, Honeoye Lake Today
Hi All. I went to Sandy Bottom Park around 4 PM today after the rain
stopped to look over the ducks. Hundreds out there, easily viewable
(except for those way out there) under calm conditions. Did not find the
Tufted Duck or either species of wigeon. Redhead and Goldeneye numbers
have dropped significantly, and Ring-necks and especially scaup numbers are
way up. The only puddle ducks I saw out there were 2 Mallards, 2 Gadwall,
and 2 Pintail. There was however a Pied-billed Grebe among the ducks, a
new spring arrival for me, as well as at least 32 Tree Swallows streaming
up the lake. There was a Great Blue Heron perched in a tree overlooking
the marsh.

Bill Howe
Hemlock, NY
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Date: 3/25/17 4:40 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Braddock Bay (25 Mar 2017) 29 Raptors
Braddock Bay
Rochester, New York, USA
Daily Raptor Counts: Mar 25, 2017
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Species Day's Count Month Total Season Total
------------------ ----------- -------------- --------------
Black Vulture 0 0 0
Turkey Vulture 14 167 167
Osprey 0 0 0
Bald Eagle 0 40 40
Northern Harrier 12 42 42
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0 4 4
Cooper's Hawk 2 19 19
Northern Goshawk 0 0 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0 5 5
Broad-winged Hawk 0 0 0
Red-tailed Hawk 0 63 63
Rough-legged Hawk 0 6 6
Golden Eagle 0 0 0
American Kestrel 0 7 7
Merlin 1 4 4
Peregrine Falcon 0 2 2
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: 29 359 359
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Observation start time: 13:15:00
Observation end time: 17:30:00
Total observation time: 4.25 hours

Official Counter: Bob Baez

Observers: Greg Lawrence

Visitors:
5


Weather:
Rain in the morning. Moderate to strong E winds, high temp 37F. Overcast to
partly cloudy and ending in overcast. Bay ice was melting and being blown
up Buttonwood Creek.

Raptor Observations:
Local birds scarce: 1 imm Bald Eagle, 1 fem Northern Harrier.

Non-raptor Observations:
Northern Shrike, Lesser Black-backed Gull, ducks close enough to easily be
enjoyed.
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Report submitted by Bob Baez (<caau99...>)
Braddock Bay information may be found at:
http://www.bbrr.org/




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