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10/19/18 11:11 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Longspur, still close juv. Little Gull
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10/18/18 11:58 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] same stuff
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10/11/18 12:58 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Towhee
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10/10/18 1:13 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] York swift - gone
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10/9/18 11:23 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] few Pier shorebirds
10/9/18 9:18 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] late post - for 10/8/18 Monday Burger Park
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10/6/18 6:32 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] York swifts
10/6/18 10:55 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Chandler Rd. greenway: Sparrows et al
10/4/18 6:12 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] York Chimney Swifts; Flickers & squirrel; shorebirds
10/4/18 5:11 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 04 Oct 2018
10/4/18 10:59 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] FW: predicting hurricanes
10/4/18 10:53 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hemlock Mini-Fallout
10/4/18 10:43 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] Upcoming Montezuma Audubon programs!
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10/1/18 12:57 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] LaSalle Landing - 10/1, abpout 3:35 - Chimney Swifts
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9/30/18 10:46 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Slater Creek Sunday 10/30/18 KDalton
9/30/18 9:58 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Webster Park - 9/29/18 ypical, quiet walk
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9/29/18 5:53 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Golden-winged Warbler / Buckhorn Island SP - Alec Humann
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9/28/18 1:07 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Shorebirds at Tonawanda WMA
9/28/18 6:12 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Buffalo White-Throats
9/27/18 5:47 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamlin Beach SP - 9/27/18 - off PL 3 and Yanty Creek, Quiet
9/26/18 5:54 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Color Band Marked Herring Gulls
9/26/18 12:40 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hummers
9/26/18 9:39 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Large birds over Irondequoit Bay
9/25/18 1:01 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hawks
9/24/18 5:00 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] York Chimney Swifts
9/24/18 4:07 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hawks
9/24/18 12:21 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hawks
9/24/18 4:36 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Geneseo Merlin
9/23/18 7:01 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Geneseo: Warblers, Horned Larks
9/23/18 5:16 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Cattaraugus County
9/22/18 5:45 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Geneseo: Eagle taking Great Blue Heron
 
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Date: 10/22/18 11:42 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] 3 White Fronts...
10-21-18 -
Gyp Pond -3 White Front
15+ Cacklers
4 Ruddy
8 Dunlin
3 W. Rump
1 Tree Swallow
John White Pond -
1 GYlegs
Sour Springs Rd. -
20 Rusty
Kumf -
1 GYlegs
Cayuga -
3 Tree Swallow
Sprout Marsh -
2 GYlegs
Meadville -pair GH Owl - singing

10-20-18, Times Beach -
1 OC Warbler - much slight wing flicking because of the light rain?
Earlier looked for the Ebirded 6 Forster's Terns at the Black Rock Lock on Friday -  could only find ~10 Commons. Will try again...

Peter, Barbara
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Date: 10/22/18 11:04 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Western Kingbird still present in Springville, NY on 10/22
On the way to Springville for errands this morning (about 10:30 on Monday,
10/22) Karen & I checked for the Western Kingbird. It is still present and
looking good in sunshine. The address is 8765 Genesee Road, Springville, NY.



Happy trails,

Jim Landau

Colden, NY


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Date: 10/21/18 5:47 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Cuylerville - Perry Rd. White-dumped Sandpiper; Snow Buntings
I went back down to the Perry Rd. area (E. of River Rd.) late this afternoon. In a wet spot near the road and in the canning plant dump area I saw a White-rumped Sandpiper, along with about a dozen Pectoral Sandpipers and 7 or 8 Dunlins. What I think were more pectorals were flying across the grass field across the road - where the plant was spraying more residue. While I was taking a few photos from the road, the tractor arrived with more veggie residue to dump - and of course flushed up the birds. This seems to occur every 30 minutes or hour and one needs to park well off the side of the road and expect occasional disruptions. The dump field is private land so one shouldn’t walk on it.
Going down the dirt farm road, running only part way north across the middle of the large harvested field, I flushed up about 7 Snow Buntings, 20 or so Horned Larks and a few Pipits.

Jim Kimball
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Date: 10/21/18 3:25 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Eurasian Wigeon INWR Mohawk Pool
Hello birding friends,

I learned something new about Eurasian Wigeons today from Willie D'Anna
that I'd like to share with you, in case you haven't come across it. While
walking at Mohawk Pool at Iroquois NWR, I saw a wigeon that I thought was a
Eurasian Wigeon, until I noticed the flanks had a mixture of reddish
feathers and silvery feathers. The wigeon did have a bright yellow
forecrown and the cinnamon colored face of a Eurasian Wigeon. Seeing that
it wasn't what I was familiar with for this species, I assumed that the
bird must be a hybrid with American Wigeon. And you know what they say
about assuming! Willie pointed out that Sibley shows this adult
non-breeding plumage with the duck being rufous overall. Willie said he saw
this alternate plumage at Montezuma in his birding past. I have to say
thanks to Willie! Never more true, birding is endlessly new and
interesting!

There are a few photos of this duck here:
*https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49347935
<https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49347935>*

Good birding, everyone,

Celeste Morien
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Date: 10/21/18 11:52 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Cuylerville - Perry Rd.: Pipits & shorebirds
About 40 Pipits and numbers of shorebird late this morning on, over and around the canning plant dump field along Perry Rd. east of River Rd. SE of Cuylerville. Approximate counts:

Greater Yellowlegs 11
Dunlin 15
Pectoral Sandpiper 28
Baird’s Sandpiper 1
Semipalmated Sandpiper 12
American Pipit 40

I had a glimpse at what I thought might be a Hudsonian Godwit with Gr. Yellowlegs, but not long enough to confirm or photograph it - as the tractor came by to dump more veggie residue.

Jim Kimball
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Date: 10/20/18 4:56 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Niagara River Saturday
Betsy and I hit a few spots from the power plants on the lower Niagara to
the waterfowl observation area on the upper river. There were good numbers
of Bonaparte's Gulls at the power plants and both below and above the falls.
We had three LITTLE GULLS below the falls. At the waterfowl observation area
(a pull-off from the Robert Moses Parkway), there were an estimated 1500 -
2000 ducks of at least ten species, as well as 10 HORNED GREBES and one
RED-NECKED GREBE. 20 CANVASBACKS were my first of the season and there were
an estimated 100 REDHEAD, 400 COMMON GOLDENEYE, 200 BUFFLEHEAD, and 500
GREATER SCAUP plus a few hundred Scaup species. My highlight was a RUDDY
DUCK, a first for my Niagara County big year!



Good birding!

Willie

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Wilson, NY

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Date: 10/20/18 4:11 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] Ruby-throated Hummingbird
Take photos! It could be something different than a Ruby-throated.



Cheers,

Willie D’Anna

Wilson, NY



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To: Geneseebirds
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Ruby-throated Hummingbird



I just had a female hummingbird hitting all the blossoms on my hanging plants! This is the latest I've ever seen a hummingbird. Conesus, Livingston County.

Lynne Parsons


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Date: 10/20/18 2:33 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Ruby-throated Hummingbird
I just had a female hummingbird hitting all the blossoms on my hanging plants! This is the latest I've ever seen a hummingbird. Conesus, Livingston County.
Lynne Parsons
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Date: 10/20/18 1:14 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Canadice Lake Shorebirds and Hemlock Philadelphia Vireo
With lowering water levels, the south end of Canadice Lake has developed
some nice mud flats and wet grass flats, viewable from the west side of the
lake. This afternoon with a couple of Killdeer and a Greater Yellowlegs
were 1 Least, roughly 30 Pectorals, and 22 Dunlin.

Also at my house this morning (between Hemlock and Honeoye) I was surprised
to find a Philadelphia Vireo foraging in the pines along our driveway.
Quite late, I imagine. Photo will be uploaded to eBird soon.

Bill Howe
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Date: 10/20/18 5:08 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Cuylerville Sparrows etc.
Yesterday afternoon from 3:30 - 5:00 my wife and I walked the Genesee
Valley Greenway north from Cuylerville up past the large pond. An
impressive number of sparrows along there. We estimated at least 85
White-throats and 9 White-crowneds, 7 of the latter feeding together on the
ground on the trail. Of particular interest to me was the number of Field
Sparrows - at least 18 in 3 different groups with 8 visible in one
binocular view. Also present were 7 Rusty Blackbirds in the wet area west
of the trail, and 14 Tree Swallows which came in to forage briefly over the
large pond before taking off to the east. A surprising variety of birds
along about a mile of the trail.

Bill Howe
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Date: 10/19/18 11:11 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Longspur, still close juv. Little Gull
10-19-18, Bird Island Pier -
1 Longspur - at end of cables.
1juv. Little Gull - still giving close views as it patrols close to Pier between P. Bridge & middle high ground.
3 spcs. Scoter
Bony #s way down.

Peter
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Date: 10/19/18 2:35 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hudsonian Godwit
There was a Hudsonian Godwit seen today by a few people and missed by many more of us at La Salle's Landing Park after it was apparently flushed by a Peregrine Falcon. Up to three hours of searching for it by some failed to re-locate it. It was reported to have an injured leg so may still be around. And there were several other newly arrived godwits today elsewhere in the state, so they are apparently on the move. So head to your favorite shorebird site this weekend, and hope to get lucky!

Pat Martin

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Date: 10/19/18 12:42 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Virus alert - do not open any email from this address and delete contact from your files if you have saved it


Mickey ScilingoConstantia, Oswego <Countymickey.scilingo...>
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Date: 10/18/18 5:34 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 18 Oct 2018
- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 10/18/2018
* NYBU1810.18
- Birds mentioned

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WESTERN KINGBIRD
CATTLE EGRET
Horned Grebe
Snow Goose
Redhead
Surf Scoter
Common Merganser
Bald Eagle
Merlin
Sandhill Crane
Killdeer
Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs
Solitary Sandpiper
Sanderling
Least Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Dunlin
Little Gull
Bonaparte's Gull
Common Tern
Ruby-t. Hummingbird
Pileated Woodpecker
Eastern Bluebird
Hermit Thrush
Orange-cr. Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Yellow-r. Warbler
Palm Warbler
Bay-breasted Warbler
Mourning Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-thr. Sparrow
White-cr. Sparrow

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Hotline: Buffalo Bird Report at the Buffalo Museum of Science
Date: 10/18/2018
Number: 716-896-1271
To Report: Same
Compiler: David F. Suggs
Coverage: Western New York and adjacent Ontario
Website: www.BuffaloOrnithologicalSociety.org

Thursday, October 18, 2018

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

Highlights of reports received October 4
through October 18 from the Niagara Frontier
Region.

October 17, in southern Erie County, a rare,
vagrant, WESTERN KINGBIRD, at 8765 Genesee
Road, between routes 219 and 240 in the Town of
Concord. There are less than 20 records of
WESTERN KINGBIRDS in 50 years of the BOS
archives.

In the Iroquois Refuge, a CATTLE EGRET, October
10, at Cayuga Pool, on Route 77.

From Chautauqua County, October 4, a lingering
RUBY-T. HUMMINGBIRD at a feeder in Forestville.
Also, three PINE SISKINS at the same location,
October 7.

Still in Chautauqua County, at Dunkirk Harbor,
both DUNLIN and SANDERLING, with REDHEAD,
COMMON MERGANSER, HORNED GREBE, BONAPARTE'S
GULL, COMMON TERN and BALD EAGLE.

On the Niagara River, off Unity Island in
Buffalo, two LITTLE GULLS with 1000 BONAPARTE'S
GULLS. Nearby at the Bird Island Pier, 7 SURF
SCOTERS, KILLDEER, SANDERLING, DUNLIN and LEAST
SANDPIPER.

Down the Niagara River at Grand Island, 70
COMMON TERNS and a HORNED GREBE. On the island,
at Beaver Island State Park, MERLIN, ORANGE-CR.
WARBLER, BAY-BREASTED WARBLER and PALM WARBLER,
and a SNOW GOOSE on the park golf course.

October 14 at Krull Park in Olcott, eight
sparrow species, included FOX SPARROW and
LINCOLN'S SPARROW, with CHIPPING SPARROW, FIELD
SPARROW, SONG SPARROW, SWAMP SPARROW, WHITE-
THR. SPARROW and abundant WHITE-CR. SPARROWS.
Warblers at Krull Park were ORANGE-CR. WARBLER,
MOURNING WARBLER, NASHVILLE WARBLER, COMMON
YELLOWTHROAT, PALM WARBLER and YELLOW-R.
WARBLER; plus HERMIT THRUSH, EASTERN BLUEBIRD
and PILEATED WOODPECKER.

During the first week of October, in the
Iroquois Refuge marshes, numbers of GREATER
YELLOWLEGS and LESSER YELLOWLEGS, with PECTORAL
SANDPIPER and SOLITARY SANDPIPER. Also, six
SANDHILL CRANES at Kumpf Marsh.

There will be a BOS field trip to the Batavia
Waste Water Plant on Sunday, October 21. Meet
at 9 AM at the plant office, on Industrial
Blvd., off Route 33 on the west side of
Batavia. The plant has a history of rare and
unique species, especially in the fall.
Visitors are always welcome on BOS trips.

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

- End Transcript

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Date: 10/18/18 4:19 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] Western Kingbird - Erie County - Alec Humann
To add to Alec Humann's message below, the Western Kingbird has a strong preference for one isolated tree/bush in the goldenrod field on the north side of the road. Josh Ketry found it yesterday in this tree and it was seen there again today. Look for two mailboxes on the north side of the road with the number 8765 on one of them. The tree/bush was directly north of that, 50 yards or so. The bird may wander widely and disappear for a time but it seems to like this tree and often returns to it. Yesterday afternoon we had not seen it in over an hour of searching when it finally showed up in that tree. It then sat in that tree for a half hour, making only two or three brief short forays down into the goldenrod and then back to the tree. We left it there. One can see this tree from their car but, as Alec noted, be careful! Lots of fast moving traffic!

Good birding!
Willie

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Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Western Kingbird - Erie County - Alec Humann

Joshua Ketry found a Western Kingbird in southern Erie County at 8765 Genesee Road, Springville, NY yesterday morning. The bird continued through the day today. It has been actively feeding in the goldenrod meadow across the street from this address. The road has a narrow shoulder and traffic travels at a fast speed...please make sure you are all the way over onto the shoulder and be very wary of traffic. Don’t linger with your car door open as the hilly terrain doesn’t always give you enough time to see oncoming traffic!

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Date: 10/18/18 3:57 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Western Kingbird - Erie County - Alec Humann
Joshua Ketry found a Western Kingbird in southern Erie County at 8765 Genesee Road, Springville, NY yesterday morning. The bird continued through the day today. It has been actively feeding in the goldenrod meadow across the street from this address. The road has a narrow shoulder and traffic travels at a fast speed...please make sure you are all the way over onto the shoulder and be very wary of traffic. Don’t linger with your car door open as the hilly terrain doesn’t always give you enough time to see oncoming traffic!

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Date: 10/18/18 11:58 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] same stuff
10-17-18, B.I. Pier -
1ad. (N. of Ferry) & 1juv. Little Gull
3 Sanderling
2 small unidentified shorebirds at end.
6+ Black Scoters
1+ WW     """""""
~15 Terns
Bony #s down from yesterday.
Forgot to mention yesterday - also a Horned Grebe & 5 Egrets.

Peter
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Date: 10/18/18 8:13 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Cormorant Convention - late post
Yesterday 10/17/18, Tuesday, afternoon I stopped by the Bay at the end of Newport Road -- Had over 400 DC Cormorants there - actually they have been there for over a week as I saw them last week too.


A Drive through Mendon in the rain : the only activity I saw from the car was near Round Pond.


2 Robins
8 Chipping Sparrows
6 Juncos
1 Bluebird


On hundred Acre Pond I only spotted Canada Geese - did not spot any ducks .


Kathleen Dalton
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Date: 10/16/18 9:44 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] 2 Little Gulls...
10-16-18 -
Bird Island Pier - too much spray to stay at or go beyond middle high ground -
3 Sanderling
1 Dunlin
1 Eagle
Foot of Ferry St. to N. end of Squaw Is. -
1ad & 1 1st yr Little3+ Tern
~1,000 Bony

Peter


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Date: 10/15/18 5:32 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Geneseo Junco
We had a Junco by our feeders this afternoon - first of the season for us.

Jim Kimball

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Date: 10/15/18 5:29 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] BOS birding trip to Batavia WWTP
This is a reminder that the Buffalo Ornithological Society sponsored birding trip at the Batavia Wastewater Treatment facility is scheduled for Sunday, Oct.21,2018. Meet at the operations center at 9 am.
The facility is located at the end of Industrial Blvd, which is off of Pearl St.
( Rt. 33 ) at the western edge of the city of Batavia.
My cell phone is 585-356-3007
Doug Beattie
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Date: 10/15/18 11:58 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] 6 spcs. Warblers
10-14-18, Krull Park, Olcott -
4+ Yellow Rump
3+ Palm
1 Orange Cr.
1 Nashville
1b Mourning(?) - big looking, bright yellow, faint hood, no eye ring but was looking into sun. Popped up from "weedy"/some brush habitat to give a brief view. Can't completely rule out Connecticut.
1 YellowthroatSparrows -
1 Fox
1 Lincoln's
5+ W Thrt
30+ W Crown
5+ Chippy
8+ Field
3+ Swamp8+ Song
8+ Bluebird
2 Hermit
1 Pileated
1 Eagle
8 Mute Swan - 2ad, 4 im.

Peter, Barbara
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Date: 10/14/18 7:45 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Rochester Lakeshore 10/14
Today, Lynn Bergmeyer went out and it was quite the rollercoaster of birding. We started out at Northrup Creek - Long Pond, instead of at the lakewatch (Hamling Beach SP), to try to refind yesterday's Little Gull. After scanning through the 150+ Bonaparte's and more for almost two hours, we decided it was time to head out. We had a nice mix of dabblers here, a handful of expected shorebirds, and a lot of diversity, but nothing much of note. We quickly went up to the north end of Long Pond to scan from there, but the highlight was roosting Black-crowned Night-heron in its usual spot, no Little Gull. We decided we should at least try Hamlin for a little while, so we headed out to Parking Area 4, arriving around 11, pretty late in the day to try lake-watching. It was slow, but turns out we had missed a Little Gull going by here earlier in the morning... The irony! The best bird here was a close Cackling Goose among Canadas. After a short stop at Salmon Creek (holding Red Knot) we went on to Burger Park to see what we could pull out. Brad Carlson, Mike Gullo, and Pat Martin were also there, mainly searching for Nelson's Sparrow. After much searching, we found no Nelson's Sparrow, but other common fall migrant sparrows were in good numbers, including one Fox Sparrow. A high number of Eastern Meadowlarks was also quite interesting. Just as the two of us left, the text alert went out that Mike Gullo and Pat Martin has found a Nelson's Sparrow! We raced back and quickly moved to the marshy edge the bird was seen in. We were able to obtain decent views and photos as it skulked around fluttering from one hidden spot to another. Not a bad day at all! eBird lists are attached as links instead of attachments for length purposes, photos too.


Good birding,

Robert Buckert


https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49196404


https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49182510


https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49184574


https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49186046


https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49188933


https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S49191625

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Date: 10/12/18 1:09 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] GeneseeBirds-L Digest, Vol 183, Issue 12
I must agree with Jim Kimball, the last Chimney Swift I observed in Victor was on Friday, October 5th. We wish them well and hope to see them again next spring in Victor. They are such a delight flying about in the evening eating bugs.
Bob Haggett, Victor, NY

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There is a cattle egret feeding on the edge of Cayuga pool at Iroquois national wildlife refuge this morning. The egret is hanging around with the seven Trumpeter Swans Dave Mueller reported yesterday.

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With David?s report from Monday evening I think we have seen the last of the York Chimney Swifts for this year. I found none there yesterday evening. Wish them all a safe journey - keep away from hurricanes!

Jim Kimball
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Date: 10/12/18 11:49 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Bird Island Pier
10-11-18 -
4 Sanderling
1 Peep - pretty sure Least.
7+ Surf Scoter
~250 Bony - flying out to lake at sunset. Finally some #s.

Peter
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Date: 10/11/18 12:58 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Towhee
On Tuesday we had a female Towhee foraging in our yard along with a single White-Throated Sparrow. This is the first Towhee we have seen here in several years.  We are in Orchard Park, off Jewett-Holmwood Road.  We have not seen her since.  A real treat!                 Nancy Vigyikan
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Date: 10/11/18 10:21 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Jaegers
I scanned the lake from Parking Area 4 at Hamlin Beach State Park from 10:40 - 12:30 today. There was little movement at this late hour of the morning but three PARASITIC JAEGERS did fly past going west to east.

At 10:50 a light phase bird put on a nice show harassing a Herring Gull. At 11:03 an intermediate phase bird flew by on a direct path ignoring the gulls in the area. And at 11:46 a dark phase bird flew by and harassed a half dozen gulls as it moved east.

There were fair numbers of Common and Red-Throated Loons on the lake and flying by. The vast majority were all heading west but a few Common Loons were moving east.

Steve Taylor
Pittsford NY


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Date: 10/10/18 1:13 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] York swift - gone
With David’s report from Monday evening I think we have seen the last of the York Chimney Swifts for this year. I found none there yesterday evening. Wish them all a safe journey - keep away from hurricanes!

Jim Kimball
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Date: 10/10/18 6:42 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Cattle Egret

There is a cattle egret feeding on the edge of Cayuga pool at Iroquois national wildlife refuge this morning. The egret is hanging around with the seven Trumpeter Swans Dave Mueller reported yesterday.

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Date: 10/9/18 11:23 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] few Pier shorebirds
10-8-18, Bird Island Pier -
1 Killdeer
6 Sanderling
2 Dunlin
2 Least

Peter

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Date: 10/9/18 9:18 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] late post - for 10/8/18 Monday Burger Park
Some activity at Burger Park in Greece NY. All birds seen from parking lot and the deck from 4:30 pm to 5:00pm


5 White crowns - 3 immature 2 adults
3 White throats
1 Phoebe
1 Yellow-rump
1 Pine warbler
6 Ruby crown kinglets
1 Song sparrow
12 Red Wing Blackbirds


Hogan Point Road at that turn shortly after you leave burger park
2 Red Belly woodpeckers
1 Towhee



Salmon Creek :


2 Turkey vultures
5 Caspians
3 Mute Swans
1 Great blue heron
Mallards
RB gulls


2 clouded sulphur butterflies but no Monarchs


Kathleen Dalton
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Date: 10/8/18 10:10 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] York Swifts
I have been interested in this event and finally made it to the York school
Monday night, although probably too late in the season to see much. A
single bird dropped in just before 7:00, and then a couple small flocks
circled towards the parking lot before entering the chimney. I would guess
between 50-70 birds, and it was over by 7:04. Still glad to get a sample
of the event.

A stop at Cayuga pool earlier, Iroquois NWR, found the trumpeter swans on
shore very close to the west end of the parking lot, along with 6 cygnets,
5 in the water. Quite a family.

David Muller
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Date: 10/7/18 9:58 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] a few shorebirds
10-7-18 -
John White MGF pond -
9 GYlegs
2 LYlegs
4 Dunlin
2 Semi
Kumf -
~9 Yellowlegs - both G & L?
1 Pec
6 Sandhills
Sutton's Marsh, east half -
10 GYlegs
11 LYlegs
1 Solitary
Griswold & 77, higher water now -
8 GYlegs - legs submerged but still seemed to be finding food.

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Date: 10/7/18 7:37 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hudsonian Godwit, Montezuma NWR
The HUDSONIAN GODWIT that has been reported intermittently the last few
days is currently in Knox-Marsellus Marsh at Montezuma NWR as viewed from
East Road (Seneca County). It seems to be favoring a more vegetated area in
the middle of the marsh but will come out to more open areas in the
northast section occasionally.

Jay McGowan
Ithaca, NY

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Date: 10/6/18 6:32 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] York swifts
We stopped briefly by the York school this evening, while a soccer game was in progress. The Chimney Swifts are still there, swirling about over the old chimney after sunset. I didn’t do a careful count as they drop into the chimney, but there were easily 300 or more flying about. With warm weather in the forecast I’m guessing they be around awhile.

Jim Kimball
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Date: 10/6/18 10:55 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Chandler Rd. greenway: Sparrows et al
The greenway path off Chandler Rd. (near Piffard) was hopping (so to speak) with sparrows this morning after our rain. That whole stretch of Greenway is very sparrow friendly this time of year - from Chandler Rd. south to Cuylerville - lots of brush, seedy weeds, marshy spots, the old canal bed, etc. Of special interest to me were my first of the season White-crowned Sparrows and two Lincoln Sparrows.
Birds of special interest this morning, all within the 200-300 yards south of Chandler Rd.- through and a little way past the horse farm:
Wood Duck 5
Cooper’s Hawk 1
Green Heron 1
Golden-crowned Kinglet 1
Blackpoll Warbler 2
Field Sparrow 3
Swamp Sparrow 1
Song Sparrow 15 - 20
Lincoln’s Sparrow 2
White-throated Sparrow 8
White-crowned Sparrow 6

Frogs were calling.

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Date: 10/4/18 6:12 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] York Chimney Swifts; Flickers & squirrel; shorebirds
Chimney swifts are still hanging out nights at the York Central School chimney. I counted about 540 entering the chimney this evening - all between 7:05 and 7:20. This is an unusually high number for this late in the season.
Down near the airfield earlier I watched an interesting stand off between two Flickers and a red squirrel, both trying to claim a nice hole in an old dead tree. The squirrel seemed to be winning, but they were still at it when I had to leave to check on the York swifts.
I heard one Semipalmated Plover along with about 14 Killdeer and one Horned Lark in one of the harvested potato fields.
Yesterday I had a Pectoral Sandpiper and a Greater Yellowlegs along with Killdeer in the field along Perry Rd. (E. of River Rd.) where the Seneca Food plant dumps vegetable residue.

Jim Kimball
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Date: 10/4/18 5:11 pm
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Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 04 Oct 2018
- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 10/04/2018
* NYBU1810.04
- Birds mentioned

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Please submit reports to
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CLAY-COL. SPARROW
Brant
Cackling Goose
Lesser Scaup
Semipalmated Plover
Killdeer
Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs
Solitary Sandpiper
Semipalm. Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
Wilson's Snipe
Forster's Tern
Yellow-b. Sapsucker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Eastern Phoebe
Red-br. Nuthatch
Winter Wren
Golden-cr. Kinglet
Ruby-cr. Kinglet
Gray-cheeked Thrush
Swainson's Thrush
Gray Catbird
Blue-headed Vireo
Tennessee Warbler
Orange-cr. Warbler
Nashville Warbler
Bl.-thr. Green Warb.
Bay-breasted Warbler
Blackpoll Warbler
Hooded Warbler
White-thr. Sparrow
Purple Finch

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Hotline: Buffalo Bird Report at the Buffalo Museum of Science
Date: 10/04/2018
Number: 716-896-1271
To Report: Same
Compiler: David F. Suggs
Coverage: Western New York and adjacent Ontario
Website: www.BuffaloOrnithologicalSociety.org

Thursday, October 4, 2018

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

Highlights of reports late September through
early October from the Niagara Frontier Region.

Back on September 24, an unexpected location
for a rare CLAY-COL. SPARROW, Times Beach
Nature Preserve on the Buffalo waterfront.

September 29, a FORSTER'S TERN on Lake Erie at
Dunkirk Harbor. Also, LESSER SCAUP in the
harbor.

In Buffalo, a single BRANT has been residing at
Black Rock Canal Park on the upper Niagara
River. And a CACKLING GOOSE, first found at the
Erie Basin Marina, was relocated at nearby
LaSalle Park on September 30.

Shorebirds appear to have tapered down to
SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, KILLDEER, GREATER
YELLOWLEGS and SOLITARY SANDPIPER on the
Niagara Peninsula of Ontario. In the Iroquois
Refuge area, at the marsh at Griswold Road and
Route 77 on September 28, six shorebird species
- SEMIPALMATED PLOVER, GREATER YELLOWLEGS,
LESSER YELLOWLEGS, SEMIPALM. SANDPIPER, LEAST
SANDPIPER and WILSON'S SNIPE.

Landbird migrants were on the move October 3.
Thirty-five species at Golden Hill State Park,
on Lake Ontario in Niagara County, included
YELLOW-B. SAPSUCKER, PILEATED WOODPECKER,
NORTHERN FLICKER, EASTERN PHOEBE, BLUE-HEADED
VIREO, RED-BR. NUTHATCH, WINTER WREN, GOLDEN-
CR. KINGLET, RUBY-CR. KINGLET, GRAY-CHEEKED
THRUSH, SWAINSON'S THRUSH, GRAY CATBIRD, PURPLE
FINCH, abundant WHITE-THR. SPARROWS, BLACKPOLL
WARBLER and BL.-THR. GREEN WARB.

Also by Lake Ontario, in a Wilson yard, HOODED
WARBLER and ORANGE-CR. WARBLER, plus BLACKPOLL
WARBLER, BAY-BREASTED WARBLER, NASHVILLE
WARBLER and TENNESSEE WARBLER.

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

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Date: 10/4/18 10:59 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] FW: predicting hurricanes


From: Paul Curtis <pdc1...>
Date: Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 11:33 AM
To: Lynn Braband <lab45...>
Subject: FW: predicting hurricanes

Hi Lynn- Interesting article if the pattern holds up over time.

https://blog.nature.org/science/2018/09/26/this-bird-predicts-hurricanes-better-than-meteorologists/?src=social.nature.twitter.main&utm_campaign=social.nature&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_content=1537986060

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Date: 10/4/18 10:53 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hemlock Mini-Fallout
Following this morning's 0.2" of rain I walked the yard and found a
surprising variety of birds. I'm sure I missed some things as well, as it
was very dark and hard to see under the heavy overcast. In a little under
an hour I found 1 Blue-headed Vireo, 1 Winter Wren, and a Scarlet Tanager.
Among warblers there were 1 Black-and-white, 1 Nashville, 1 Magnolia, and 2
Bay-breasteds. Better than I usually get during peak warbler migration
time!

Bill Howe
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Date: 10/4/18 10:43 am
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Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] Upcoming Montezuma Audubon programs!
Hi Alyssa,    Looking at your schedule, lots of fun events. Sue and I will be away for most, but will try to make at least one.
    Quick question on the Huckleberry Swamp Trip. I hope (expect?) that you have been in touch with the Olga Fleischer people. They are a strange group that has been essentially unresponsive to efforts that I have made in the past trying for help or even access for Breeding Bird Atlas work. My main concern is over whether you are sure they will be open on your date. No matter their website or signs say, at times they have simply closed for the year in mid to late August and you don't know until you arrive.  Without written ok, DO NOT ENTER if the chains are across the driveway. They do patrol and are not at all friendly toward trespassers (I've heard from others, will not trespass myself).
Best regards,Bob Spahn

On Thursday, October 4, 2018 1:20 PM, Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> wrote:


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Date: 10/4/18 10:20 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Upcoming Montezuma Audubon programs!
Autumn Programs

The Montezuma Audubon Center's autumn programs are a great way to connect with nature and spend time with friends and family. Birding hikes and van tours, Happy Owl-ween, home school programs and special events will help you experience the millions of waterfowl, shorebirds, songbirds and birds of prey that migrate through the Montezuma Wetlands Complex.

Space is limited. Registration required.

Call 315-365-3588 or e-mail <montezuma...><mailto:<montezuma...>

Oct. 11, Thursday, 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Sunset Birding Walk at South Spring Trail, Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge
The peak of the bird migration is upon us. Join us for a casual, 1-mile stroll through a forest and wetland to see dozens of waterfowl and songbird species as they feed and rest in these unique habitats. The meeting point is the South Spring Pool Trail, Route 89 near Lay Road. Binoculars and field guides will be provided. Fee: $5/child, $10/adult, $20/family. FREE for Friends of the Montezuma Wetlands Complex. PRE-PAID RESERVATIONS REQUIRED.


Oct. 20, Saturday 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Happy Owl-ween

We are happy to welcome back Jean Soprano, of Kindred Kingdoms Wildlife Rehabilitation, who will have live owls on display during her presentation about the silent hunters of the night. Then, join our staff for a hike through the forest and grassland to explore the night sights and sounds. Fee: $5/child, $10/adult, $25/family.


Oct. 27, Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Huckleberry Swamp Hike

Participants will learn about one of Wayne County's hidden treasures- Huckleberry Swamp located in North Rose, NY. Join us for a leisurely walk along an elevated board walk through the swamp and explore the birds and other wildlife that live there. The foliage will be beautiful too! Binoculars and field guides will be provided. Space is limited in our van or you can meet us at the swamp. Fee: $5/child, $10/adult, $25/family. PRE-PAID RESERVATIONS REQUIRED.


Nov. 3, Saturday, 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Cayuga Lake Wine and Wings Tour
Cayuga Lake is an Audubon designated Important Bird Area because of the incredible number of waterfowl that use the lake during migration seasons. Hop in our van for an excursion to the north end of the lake where up to 30 species of ducks, geese and swans can be seen. During the tour, we'll stop at Apple Station Winery for wine tastings and learn how agriculture and wildlife thrive side by side. Binoculars and field guides will be provided. Must be 21+. Fee: $20/adult, includes wine tasting fees. PRE-PAID RESERVATIONS REQUIRED.


Nov. 17, Saturday 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Photography Class & Tour led by Zaphir Shamma.
Ever wonder how to take the best picture with your camera? No camera is too big or small to take the perfect picture! Join us for a traveling photography class lead by Western NY wildlife photographer, Zaphir Shamma. The class begins with a presentation with overviews of birding throughout the Montezuma Wetlands Complex and the fundamentals of photography. Later, join us as we travel around the Montezuma Wetlands Complex exploring our wintering bird's hot spots while receiving expert photographing advice. Space is limited and PRE-PAID RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. Fee: $50/adult.

Nov. 30, Friday 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Northern Montezuma Birding Van Tour
As the sun sets on a late autumn day, waterfowl are settling into Montezuma's marshes and nocturnal raptors are getting ready to begin their dusk hunt. Hop in our van for an excursion to the northern part of the Montezuma Wetlands Complex to look for ducks, geese, swans, and wintering raptors. Binoculars, a spotting scope, and field guides will be provided. Fee: $8/child; $15/adult, $40/family. PRE-PAID RESERVATIONS REQUIRED.

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Alyssa Johnson
Environmental Educator
315.365.3588

Montezuma Audubon Center
2295 State Route 89
P.O. Box 187
Savannah, New York 13146
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Date: 10/3/18 12:34 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Lake Ontario - Niagara County
There were many birds in Golden Hill State Park this morning. Nothing that
unusual but good numbers: https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48908500



In the early afternoon, there was a Hooded Warbler and an Orange-crowned
Warbler in our yard. Also, Blackpoll, Bay-breasted, Nashville, and Tennessee
Warblers. White-throats all over!



Good birding!

Willie

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Date: 10/2/18 7:08 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hindcasting the impacts of land‐use changes on bird communities with species distribution models of Bird Atlas data
https://esajournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/eap.1784

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Date: 10/1/18 12:57 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] LaSalle Landing - 10/1, abpout 3:35 - Chimney Swifts
    Quick stop at the bottom of Irondequoit Bay about 3:15 PM. Water high due to rain and north winds. Mostly Mallards and Ring-billed Gulls.A few Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs and a dozen plus Chimney Swifts back and forth over the shallow water to up higher than the trees. Hard to count accurately with all the flying and behind the cattails at times, but a dozen minimum. Also 1 Tree Swallow. Bob Spahn, <rspahn...>
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Date: 10/1/18 12:36 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Buffalo Migrants Today
A quick check of the backyard on this rainy day yielded some fun birds:
- a robust Blue-headed Vireo giving great looks as it cruised the chokecherry shrub
- a Red-breasted Nuthatch vying with the chickadees for a feeder spot
- a couple of Ruby-crowned Kinglets flitting about like warblers (cut that out!)

Good birding to all.

Peter Corrigan
Buffalo NY

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Date: 10/1/18 11:43 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] slim pickin's
9-30-18 -
Clarence Turf Farms -
50+ Killdeer - as usual this place does have potential...
Klossen Marsh - still patches of good habitat...
4+ GYlegs
Sprout Marsh -
4+ GYlegs - 2+ were barely in view looking over cattails + 2 more flying W.
Kumf -
3 GYlegs
John White pond -
1 Killdeer
1 GYlegs
3 LYlegs
Nothing at Griswold & 77 or Cinnamon but these places & doubtless small patches as yet to be found by walking should produce something eventually...

9-29-18, Shirley Ave., Buffalo -
1 Merlin

9-27-18, Canada -
Poth Rd. -
1 Semi Plover
32 Killdeer
2 Yellow Rump
Townline Rd. (different individuals than above) -
1 Semi Plover
~23 KilldeerQuarry Rd -
5 Killdeer
1 GYlegs
This place should have more shorebirds especially w/nearby Lake Erie being so high but unfortunately kids w/ATVs were there since the day befores rain making a mess of the mudflats... The Wainfleet Wetlands employees say they are aware of the problem but don't have the resources to stop it. There's only the one entrance point for ATVs so why not a staggered double row of boulders placed close & high enough to prevent even 2 people from lifting a dirt bike over them. CAN OUR CANADIAN COMRADES HELP W/THIS????

9-26-18, Bird Island Pier -
1 Semi Plover
3 Sanderling
1 Spotty

9-23-18, Times Beach -
1 Killdeer - out on wall
1 Solitary
2+ Yellow Rump
1 Solitary(?) Vireo - heard only.

9-20-18, B.I. Pier (nice to see exposed algae covered rocky habitat especially on the lake side beyond cables due to E. wind which is where everything was)-
1 BB Plover
2 Semi Plover
1 Killdeer - on Donnelly's
5 Sanderling
4 Least
2 Semi

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Date: 9/30/18 10:46 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Slater Creek Sunday 10/30/18 KDalton
A very brief stop at Slater Creek in Greece - looking from the parking lot:


1 non breeding Rusty Blackbird
2 female blue wing teal
7 Mallards


their were 7 shorebirds that were just ascending when I arrived - unable to id as I am not good at that - just to let you know I am seeing shorebirds there this year


Did not see the usual GBH, Kingfisher or Canada geese


Kathleen Dalton

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Date: 9/30/18 9:58 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Webster Park - 9/29/18 ypical, quiet walk
Webster Park--Campground area, Monroe, New York, US
Sep 29, 2018 9:45 AM - 11:00 AMBob & Sue Spahn, <rspahn...>: Traveling
1.1 mile(s)
Comments:    Sue and I walked from the parking area across from Kanatota Lodge in the camping road to the north entrance to the brush loop on the west side, around that loop with some time sitting on the benches at the back listening, then back out to the camping road and back to the car. It was generally very quiet other than some responses to spishing and screech-owl imitation and distant crows plus Blue Jays and cardinals all over. Vegetation is still very thick. A surprise was some quiet twittering from the tops of the spruces with old cones in the back and one Red Crossbill flying across giving the typical hard chip.
28 species (+1 other taxa)

Eastern Screech-Owl  2
Belted Kingfisher  1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  9
Downy Woodpecker  4
Hairy Woodpecker  3
Pileated Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  4
Red-eyed Vireo  2
Blue Jay  14
American Crow  7
Black-capped Chickadee  10
Tufted Titmouse  1
Red-breasted Nuthatch  4
White-breasted Nuthatch  5
Winter Wren  3
Carolina Wren  2
Swainson's Thrush  1
Hermit Thrush  1
American Robin  17
Gray Catbird  13
House Finch  1
Red Crossbill  1    A surprise, though there were enough breeding not far from here that wanderers this fall are not a total surprise. One female-appearing seen and heard chipping as it crossed over clearing between spruces at back of trail.
American Goldfinch  1
White-throated Sparrow  1
Nashville Warbler  1
Magnolia Warbler  2
warbler sp. (Parulidae sp.)  4
Northern Cardinal  14

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48833464

This report was generated automatically by eBird v3 (http://ebird.org)
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Date: 9/30/18 9:52 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Brant and Cackling Goose - Buffalo
The Brant at Black Rock Canal Park, first found by Joe Mortellaro a few
days, was still there early this morning. It is not skittish and lets
fisherman, walkers, and birders get quite close. Today, it was north of the
last parking area in the grass.



The Cackling Goose, first found by Shelley Seidman at Erie Basin Marina and
relocated by Josh Ketry at La Salle Park, was showing well this morning at
LaSalle Park, just after entering the park on the first entrance.



Good birding!

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Date: 9/29/18 5:53 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Golden-winged Warbler / Buckhorn Island SP - Alec Humann
I just had a female type Golden-winged warbler along the main path that parallels the Niagara River just past the concrete foot bridge. After crossing the concrete foot bridge that goes over the creek you will come upon a small sampling tree that arches over the walkway and on the left is some orange flagging - the bird was foraging in this vicinity. It was not really associating with any other bird species but just before seeing the warbler there was a group of six chickadees that were along the path. I’m assuming that the bird will be around for the day but it will be tricky to refined as there’s a lot of bird activity in the park today.

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Date: 9/29/18 5:05 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] historic bird slides and birders
There's still room at this coming Thursday evening's presentation on a
historic collection of glass lantern slides featuring images taken by early
20th century regional birders and ornithologists. The slides were taken by
people still remembered today, like Arthur Allen of Cornell, the first Phd
holding ornithologist in this country, and folks largely forgotten, like
Verdi Burtch of Penn Yan, who represent the wonderful amateur naturalists
of that time.

You can register at the link below and you can view all the slides and
learn more at the college's Digital Commons:

http://alumni.brockport.edu/slideshow

https://digitalcommons.brockport.edu/bird_slides/

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*Charlie Cowling*
*Clarkson NY*

*"I was happy in the midst of dangers and inconveniences" Daniel Boone.*

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Date: 9/28/18 7:03 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hummer at feeder
Had a female stop at feeder briefly today, although yellow jackets have
become rather dominant.
I don't how late they may occur.

David Muller
dm5957{at} gmail

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Date: 9/28/18 1:07 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Shorebirds at Tonawanda WMA
Hey everyone. It has been such a poor summer for shorebirds around here that
I thought folks would like to know about what I had at Tonawanda WMA this
morning. There is an impoundment with a parking area at the corner of Rt 77
and Griswold Road (Niagara County), near the northwestern corner of the WMA.
In the impoundment, in decreasing order of abundance were six species of
shorebirds: 25 Least Sandpipers, 22 Greater Yellowlegs, 16 Semipal Plovers,
8 Semipal Sandpipers, 2 Wilson's Snipe, and one Lesser Yellowlegs. Might be
worth keeping an eye on this spot!



Good birding!

Willie

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Date: 9/28/18 6:12 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Buffalo White-Throats
This crisp and cool morning brought us at least two White-Throated Sparrows (tan-striped race) foraging in the yard. One bird offered a brief, wavering version of the classic "old Sam Peabody" call.

Good birding to all.

Peter Corrigan
Buffalo NY

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Date: 9/27/18 5:47 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamlin Beach SP - 9/27/18 - off PL 3 and Yanty Creek, Quiet
Hamlin Beach - Parking Lot 3, Monroe, New York, US
Sep 27, 2018 8:20 AM - 8:55 AM, Bob Spahn, <rspahn...>
Protocol: Stationary
Comments:    With Parking Lot 4 full of police for driving practice and PL 5 blocked off, I spent a short time in front of the bathhouse at PL 3. The lake was flat and birds over or on the lake scarce. Highlights were a raven calling for the trees on the east end of the lot, a family of Common Mergansers on the next bay east, and a 1stcycle Lesser Black-backed Gull offshore.
14 species

Canada Goose  9
Common Merganser  7
Ring-billed Gull  8
Herring Gull  12
Lesser Black-backed Gull  1
Double-crested Cormorant  3
Belted Kingfisher  2
Pileated Woodpecker  1
Blue Jay  12
American Crow  6
Common Raven  1
White-breasted Nuthatch  3
Eastern Bluebird  1
American Robin  2

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S48779728

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Hamlin Beach SP--Yanty Creek Marsh, Monroe, New York, US
Sep 27, 2018 9:05 AM - 10:40 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.3 mile(s)
Comments:    Walked the full outer Yanty Creek Trail loop with side trips to the vernal pool bench and out on the boardwalk. Quiet! After a burst of birds in the first 50 yds. or so of the trail, the main birds were Blue Jays overhead and White-throated Sparrows in the thickets. The only warblers were a close, visual Ovenbird and chip notes likely Magnolia.
32 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose  21
Herring Gull  4
Double-crested Cormorant  1
Great Blue Heron  1
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  3
Downy Woodpecker  6
Hairy Woodpecker  1
Northern Flicker  6
Eastern Phoebe  1
Blue-headed Vireo  1
Blue Jay  18
American Crow  3
Black-capped Chickadee  6
Tufted Titmouse  1
Red-breasted Nuthatch  2
White-breasted Nuthatch  3
Winter Wren  3
Carolina Wren  1
Golden-crowned Kinglet  1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  1
Eastern Bluebird  2
Swainson's Thrush  1
Hermit Thrush  3
American Robin  5
Gray Catbird  6
American Goldfinch  2
White-throated Sparrow  34
Song Sparrow  2
Swamp Sparrow  11
Ovenbird  1
warbler sp. (Parulidae sp.)  1
Northern Cardinal  9

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Date: 9/26/18 5:54 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Color Band Marked Herring Gulls
Hello Birding Friends,
I was asked to post a request on Genesee Birds from researcher Bruce
Buckingham in order to alert birders here in Western NY and beyond to be on
the lookout for color-banded Herring Gulls dispersing from his study area
in locations near Port Clinton, Ohio, Lake Erie. Bruce says -

*Here is some information on my Herring gull research. 220 Herring gulls
(100 adults and 120 juveniles ) were banded during the 2018 breeding season
with both the USGS metal band and a white color leg band with a
number/letter/number code on each color band.** Research is being done to
determine their migration routes and wintering areas. **Part of the study
is to see change in plumage of young Herring gulls during their first 4
years before breeding. ** If someone should see a color marked gull they
should report it to the US Bird Banding Lab at reportband.gov
<http://reportband.gov>. The more reported sightings we get the more data
is collected to better understand these gulls. If you could help spread
the word I would greatly appreciate it. *

*Thanks, Bruce Buckingham *

Celeste Morien
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Date: 9/26/18 12:40 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hummers
Saw one at our honeysuckle vine Sept. 24 in southern part of town of Ogden.

Fred Arnold

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Date: 9/26/18 9:39 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Large birds over Irondequoit Bay
I saw someone posted about possible 3 golden eagles last weekend. I also
have seen large raptor birds which are not Turkey vultures or full grown
eagles and I thought they were immature bald eagles from the nest on
Irondequoit Bay. I assume others more knowledgeable than me have seen them.
I have seen the ospreys too so I know that's not what I'm seeing either.
What are they?

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Date: 9/25/18 1:01 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hawks
Hello Michael. I have some thoughts on your post. This is peak time for many raptors as you will see if you search Hawkcount data.
Not knowing how many a flock was, just using that word narrows it down to a couple species. The only typical “flocking” of raptors in migration is when they form “ kettles” riding the thermals along lakeshores or ridges. Concentrations also build up at points like Cape May when they are geographically forced to funnel through a relatively small area.
Very few of our raptors ever flock at roosts. The accipiters are typically less tolerant of other raptors than any others. They are also woodland species that are very solitary at roosts.
The only hawk that comes to mind that could flock, especially in grassland habitat, would be Northern Harriers which do have the long slender body similar to accipiters albeit longer pointed wings. They do roost in small groups in the winter so likely would in migration to a lesser degree. I hope this helps, Mike Tetlow <metetlow...>

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Date: 9/24/18 5:00 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] York Chimney Swifts
I counted about 480 Chimney Swifts this evening going into the chimney at York Central School - Rte. 63 near Rte. 36. They started to gather over the school shortly after sunset (c.7:10) and were all in 7:35.

Jim Kimball
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Date: 9/24/18 4:07 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hawks
Hi Mike,

There are people on here who are more qualified to answer your question
than I am but I find it useful at this time of the year to periodically
check the website of the Hawk Migration Association of North America to get
a sense of how many birds are moving and when. I'm attaching a link from
HMANA to the hawk watch site at Cape May, NJ since that's one that I'm
familiar with and judging by their numbers the accipiter migration is well
under way - but is nothing compared to a whopping 1600+ American Kestrels
that have powered through the Cape so far in September.

https://hawkcount.org/month_summary.php?rsite=328-

Jeff

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<geneseebirds-l...> wrote:

>
> Hello,
>
> My wife and I have seen few hawks this entire season. We have, on our
> property, a pair of red tails (no observed nest or specific area of
> activity), an occasional sharp shinned and very little else. In the past,
> we have had a kestrel, Osprey and a great deal of activity which began in
> the mid-spring and went ‘till mid-October.
>
> Recently, we have seen a few more of these birds but today, I had an
> interesting sighting. I was flying into and out the Canandaigua Airport and
> as I taxied for takeoff, I spooked a flock of either sharpies or coopers.
> They were flying around the grassy areas at the northwest end of the runway
> and near Thomas Rd.
>
> Are these hawks migrating this time of year?
>
> M/M Michael (Mike) Hanna
> Wayland, NY
>
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Date: 9/24/18 12:21 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hawks

Hello,

My wife and I have seen few hawks this entire season. We have, on our property, a pair of red tails (no observed nest or specific area of activity), an occasional sharp shinned and very little else. In the past, we have had a kestrel, Osprey and a great deal of activity which began in the mid-spring and went ‘till mid-October.

Recently, we have seen a few more of these birds but today, I had an interesting sighting. I was flying into and out the Canandaigua Airport and as I taxied for takeoff, I spooked a flock of either sharpies or coopers. They were flying around the grassy areas at the northwest end of the runway and near Thomas Rd.

Are these hawks migrating this time of year?

M/M Michael (Mike) Hanna
Wayland, NY

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Date: 9/24/18 4:36 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Geneseo Merlin
There was a Merlin near the south end of Wadsworth St. perched on one of the sorority houses just a few minutes ago (about 7:15); as I walked by with our dogs it flew across the street and was still perched atop one of the pine trees when I came back.

Jim Kimball
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Date: 9/23/18 7:01 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Geneseo: Warblers, Horned Larks
I went down by the airfield this evening checking on one of the harvested potato fields and the wooded edge along the dirt road that runs south from the main airfield road. In the fields I found about 15 Horned Larks, a few Killdeer, Mourning Doves and a Harrier. The woods along the dirt road had a lot of bird activity, though much of it hard to see. Most obvious were several singing Song Sparrows and a number of Robins - a couple of them very pale - and two immature Rose Breasted Grosbeaks. A few warblers were flitting about the trees, the ones I could identify being 1 each, Nashville, Common Yellowthroat, Palm Warbler and 2 Bay-breasted. There were more, but I was overwhelmed with the buggiest setting I’ve experienced this whole summer - a rich mosquito environment. While I was there a Great Blue Heron flew in and perched on one of the tree tops. Also of special interest was seeing a Flying Squirrel looking out of a dead tree cavity.

Jim Kimball
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Date: 9/23/18 5:16 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Cattaraugus County
Hi,

I had a nice push of migrants through here this morning including
Tennessee, Cape May, Palm, Common Yellowthroat, Nashville and Wilson's
Warblers along with Lincoln's Sparrow and many others. Surprisingly, no
Yellow-rumps.

Images of some of the birds here:

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

Jeff

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Date: 9/22/18 5:45 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Geneseo: Eagle taking Great Blue Heron
I heard today that horse riders on first day of the local fox hunt, in the Nations Rd. area, watched a Bald Eagle take a Great Blue Heron which had just flown up from a wet spot.

Jim Kimball
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