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11/18/17 11:45 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Lake Ontario Plain - Orleans and Niagara Counties
11/17/17 12:04 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] 1-2 Franklin's Gulls...
11/17/17 10:48 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] [geneseebirds-googlegroup] New Sensitive Species eBird Protocol
11/17/17 7:58 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] New Sensitive Species eBird Protocol
11/16/17 3:56 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] FW: eBird Report - Oaks Corner, Nov 16, 2017
11/16/17 10:00 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Canandaigua Loons Again
11/15/17 8:11 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] North Country gray squirrels skittering around to keep up
11/15/17 7:38 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Tick outreach
11/14/17 10:54 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Canandaigua Lake Ontario Beach Park
11/13/17 10:50 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Irondequoit Bay Outlet
11/13/17 5:53 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] [geneseebirds-googlegroup] Say's Phoebe - Orleans County
11/12/17 10:52 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Say's Phoebe - Orleans County
11/12/17 8:30 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] ruddy shelduck
11/11/17 11:09 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Fwd: [Ontbirds] Pacific Loon Correction
11/11/17 10:57 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Fwd: [Ontbirds] Pacific loon
11/10/17 8:43 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] [geneseebirds-googlegroup] Photo of Irondequoit Outlet bird in question
11/10/17 2:32 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Late American Bittern at Kumpf Marsh
11/9/17 11:06 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Shorebird at Irondequoit Bay
11/9/17 5:30 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Shorbird at Irondequoit outlet
11/8/17 10:22 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Cattle egret and greater white fronted goose
11/8/17 9:07 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Virginia rail at Mendon
11/8/17 8:50 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] 1st Winter Franklin's Gull at Niagara Falls
11/7/17 11:54 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Canandaigua Lake Loons
11/7/17 8:44 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] Ruddy Shelduck at Avon DEC pond
11/7/17 7:47 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Ruddy Shelduck at Avon DEC pond
11/5/17 1:41 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Cattaraugus County - Ravens
11/5/17 11:46 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Canandaigua Lake Water Station Birds
11/5/17 8:28 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Sabine's Gull - Niagara Falls
11/5/17 1:08 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] 2 Purples...
11/4/17 10:33 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] 2 Purples...
11/4/17 5:12 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Cattle Egrets - Wellsville, Allegany County
11/3/17 3:35 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] 2 Purples...
11/3/17 1:21 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] FW: eBird Report - Oaks Corner, Nov 3, 2017
11/3/17 1:21 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Cattle Egret & Bald Eagle/Portland
11/3/17 1:18 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Ruddy Shelduck at Avon DEC pond
11/3/17 1:11 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] 2 Purples...
11/3/17 11:26 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] Ruddy Shelduck at Avon DEC pond
11/3/17 7:14 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Ruddy Shelduck at Avon DEC pond
11/3/17 4:13 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Livingston County
11/2/17 5:12 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 02 Nov 2017
11/2/17 1:40 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Brant
11/2/17 1:06 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] American White Pelican
11/2/17 10:48 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Franklin's Gull in Fort Erie
11/2/17 10:32 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] American White Pelican
11/2/17 10:11 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] American White Pelican
11/2/17 5:28 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Montezuma NWR
11/1/17 6:35 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] DUNLIN - Ontario County, New York
11/1/17 5:45 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Conesus Lake: Ruddy Ducks
11/1/17 5:10 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Possible Black-bellied Whistling Duck Avon DEC Pond, Livingston County
10/31/17 5:17 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Sabine's Gull(s), Swallows - Niagara River
10/31/17 5:14 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Sabine's Gull
10/31/17 6:01 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Great horned owl in Eggertsville
10/30/17 8:49 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] 2-3 Phalarope...
10/30/17 10:29 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] MONTEZUMA WINTER RAPTOR SURVEYS
10/30/17 10:21 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] (no subject)
10/30/17 7:25 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] NYSDEC Winter Raptor Surveys
10/29/17 5:18 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Bird Island Pier 10/28 & 10/29
10/28/17 1:36 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] BOS Lake Ontario Plain field trip
10/28/17 1:32 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] cattle egrets
10/27/17 12:30 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] Population impacts of free-ranging domestic cats on mainland vertebrates
10/26/17 5:14 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 26 Oct 2017
10/25/17 11:48 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] BOS Lake Ontario Plain Field Trip - this Saturday
10/25/17 9:08 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamlin Beach State Park and IBO
10/24/17 10:30 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Purple Sandpiper...
10/23/17 8:33 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] GeneseeBirds-L Digest, Vol 171, Issue 20
10/23/17 12:01 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamlin Beach SP - 10/23/17
10/23/17 5:58 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Carolina Wren
10/22/17 2:51 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Cape May Warbler - Olcott, NY
10/21/17 1:17 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] location of WE Vireo???
10/20/17 7:09 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Early Purple Sandpiper
10/20/17 12:48 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamlin Beach SP - Yanty Creek - 10/20/17 - hit send too fast on previous post
10/20/17 12:45 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamlin Beach SP - lakewatch and Yanty Creek - 10/20/17 - no rarities
10/20/17 11:13 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Anna’s Hummingbird!!!
10/19/17 10:49 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] 2-4 Jaegers
10/19/17 4:39 pm Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Conesus Inlet Swamp
10/19/17 11:36 am Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> [GeneseeBirds-L] Bonaparte's and Little Gulls; Forster's Tern
 
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Date: 11/18/17 11:45 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Lake Ontario Plain - Orleans and Niagara Counties
Four birders met at Point Breeze on Lake Ontario in central Orleans County
for a morning of birding. We hit various spots along the lake from there to
Olcott Beach in Niagara County. Lake-watching highlights included a good
flight of RED-THROATED LOONS, many Horned and six RED-NECKED GREBES (off of
Shadigee), all three scoters, and a surprising 14 KING EIDERS on the water
off of Olcott Beach. The eiders soon took flight and headed west. This is
the largest flock of this species that I have ever seen in New York, though
I have seen more in the western part of Lake Ontario in Ontario, Canada.
Eight other KING EIDERS were seen by Andy Guthrie at Hamlin Beach SP today
and Greg Lawrence found an adult male at the east spit of Braddock Bay. So,
it was quite the day for this species in Western NY.



Our other big highlight was a SNOWY OWL at the Circle R Fruit Farm in the
Town of Carlton, Orleans County. This owl was on telephone poles right next
to the road and also in the nearby orchards. The local Red-tails were not
too pleased.



At the Yates grasslands on Lakeshore Road in the Town of Yates, there was
one ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK, two NORTHERN HARRIERS, and a NORTHERN SHRIKE. The
shrike was in the same hedge row where we saw one back on October 28.



Good birding!

Willie, Celeste Morien, Brian Morse, and Corey Callaghan (back briefly from
Australia)

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Date: 11/17/17 12:04 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] 1-2 Franklin's Gulls...
11-16-17, N. end Squaw Island, late day -1-2 1st yr. Franklin's - S. of RR Bridge. Later it or a 2nd w/~500 Bony at N. end of canal. Likely this is Marcie's bird from ~2 wks. ago.

11-9-17, Erie Basin Marina -3 Sanderling1 LBB Gull

11-8-17, Shirley Ave., Buffalo -2 flocks (~40 & ?) Tundra Swan - heading east.
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Date: 11/17/17 10:48 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] [geneseebirds-googlegroup] New Sensitive Species eBird Protocol
So, from a quick look the ones that might most directly effect us would be
Northern Hawk Owl, Great Gray, Kirkland's Warbler and Gyrfalcon. All good
ones. Thanks Rob and eBird

On Nov 17, 2017 10:58 AM, "robert buckert" <avbrro...> wrote:

> I thought this was pretty interesting, a nice advancement, and share
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> http://ebird.org/content/ebird/news/sensitive-species-in-ebird/
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> Good Birding,
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Date: 11/17/17 7:58 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] New Sensitive Species eBird Protocol
I thought this was pretty interesting, a nice advancement, and share worthy.


http://ebird.org/content/ebird/news/sensitive-species-in-ebird/


Good Birding,

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Date: 11/16/17 3:56 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] FW: eBird Report - Oaks Corner, Nov 16, 2017

On 11/16/17, 6:53 PM, "<ebird-checklist...>" <ebird-checklist...> wrote:

Oaks Corner, Ontario, New York, US
Nov 16, 2017 7:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Protocol: Stationary
12 species

Canada Goose 500 Estimated
Wild Turkey 15 One flock
Sharp-shinned Hawk 1 Probable ID
Red-tailed Hawk 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Blue Jay 1
American Crow 1
Black-capped Chickadee 2
Red-winged Blackbird 1
American Goldfinch 1

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40544550

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Date: 11/16/17 10:00 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Canandaigua Loons Again
Had to go to Canandaigua again, so with west winds I scoped from the west side at the Water Pumping Station at 12:30. The loon count from one slow scan was 116 Commons and 3 Red-throateds. Certainly missed some that were under water as I scanned by. I may have seen a Pacific as well but couldn’t confirm, as the weather turned on me and I lost track of it. Also had 1 Red-necked Grebe. Did not see a single duck.

Bill Howe
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Date: 11/15/17 8:11 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] North Country gray squirrels skittering around to keep up
If you wish to take a break from avian matters:
http://northcountrynow.com/news/north-country-gray-squirrels-skittering-around-keep-0221491?utm_source=CCE+Campus+Connections&utm_campaign=771337790e-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_06_16&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_35e637ecd8-771337790e-88346461

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2449 St. Paul Blvd
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(585) 753-2562
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Date: 11/15/17 7:38 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Tick outreach
Good day. My program has received funding from the state DOH to develop outreach materials on reducing the risks associated with ticks. The core messaging will probably remain the same for all outreach, but we wish to tailor materials for specific audiences, including birders and other naturalists. From your perspective, what needs and questions might birders have that we should keep in mind? Some of my initial thinking include the following:
In what situations and habitats are the risks of ticks highest?
How should one be prepared before entering these situations/habitats?
How should one behave when in these situations/habitats?
What steps should one take when returning from these situations/habitats?
My deadline for a draft script is next week, Tuesday, November 21, so please send any feedback to Lynn Braband at <lab45...> by Monday, November 20. Feel free to forward this message to other relevant NYS groups or send their contact info to me.
Thanks!
Lynn

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Date: 11/14/17 10:54 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Canandaigua Lake Ontario Beach Park
Scoping the lake from here today at 1pm found 24 Common Loons, 2 Red-throated Loons, and 1 Red-necked Grebe. Calm water and overcast skies made for good viewing. As usual everything seemed to be on the other side of the lake so a scope was essential. Also many piles of white foam out there from some unknown source.

Bill Howe
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Date: 11/13/17 10:50 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Irondequoit Bay Outlet
The lone DUNLIN continues this afternoon at the outlet. I am suspecting that this guy has some “health problems” and may end up perishing before he can head south.

There is currently an adult winter plumage LESSER BLACK BACKED GULL on the beach looking west from the outlet jetty toward Marge’s Lakeside Inn.

Steve Taylor
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Date: 11/13/17 5:53 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] [geneseebirds-googlegroup] Say's Phoebe - Orleans County
The SAY’S PHOEBE was not relocated after I texted it out and posted it to the birding listservs, in spite of people arriving at the site not long afterward. By the way, I have seen what I consider to be a diagnostic photo of the bird that Vicki took.



If it is seen today, we will get the word out.



Good birding!

Willie





From: Willie D'Anna [mailto:<dannapotter...>]
Sent: Sunday, November 12, 2017 1:52 PM
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Subject: [geneseebirds-googlegroup] Say's Phoebe - Orleans County



Vicki Rothman and Kathy DiVito just found a SAY’S PHOEBE south of the Village of Clarendon in Orleans County. The bird was in a horse pasture on New Guinea Rd, not far from the intersection with Upper Holly Rd. Unfortunately, I don’t know if the pasture is east or west of New Holly Rd but, as I noted, it is not far from that road.



Good luck if you are able to go for it!



Willie

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Date: 11/12/17 10:52 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Say's Phoebe - Orleans County
Vicki Rothman and Kathy DiVito just found a SAY'S PHOEBE south of the
Village of Clarendon in Orleans County. The bird was in a horse pasture on
New Guinea Rd, not far from the intersection with Upper Holly Rd.
Unfortunately, I don't know if the pasture is east or west of New Holly Rd
but, as I noted, it is not far from that road.



Good luck if you are able to go for it!



Willie

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Date: 11/12/17 8:30 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] ruddy shelduck
  On Saturday, 11/11/17 at 1 p.m. on the Avon DEC pond along Route 20,  the ruddy shelduck was seen again by David Prill. 

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Date: 11/11/17 11:09 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Fwd: [Ontbirds] Pacific Loon Correction


Thomas M. O'Donnell
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> From: Craig Corcoran via ONTBIRDS <birdalert...>
> Date: November 11, 2017 at 2:02:42 PM EST
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> Subject: [Ontbirds] Pacific Loon
> Reply-To: Craig Corcoran <ctcstormking...>
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> Contraction. Josh Vandermulen has just schooled us on basic plumage common loons. Thanks Josh!
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> Sent from my iPhone
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Date: 11/11/17 10:57 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Fwd: [Ontbirds] Pacific loon


Sent from my iPhone

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> Date: November 11, 2017 at 1:41:08 PM EST
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> Subject: [Ontbirds] Pacific loon
> Reply-To: Craig Corcoran <ctcstormking...>
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> Currently viewing a pacific loon from the whirlpool trolley lookout. 1:39pm
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> Craig Corcoran Gerry Shemilt John Shemilt and Keegan Corcoran.
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Date: 11/10/17 8:43 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] [geneseebirds-googlegroup] Photo of Irondequoit Outlet bird in question
This appears to be the same bird I saw, photographed, and identified as a dunlin on Nov. 8.

Jay Greenberg
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> On Nov 10, 2017, at 11:22 AM, <writerrandi...> wrote:
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> Greetings! Nic and I headed out to Irondequoit Bay Outlet yesterday to photograph what we thought would be a Purple Sandpiper. On close examination of the photo, however, we think Steve Taylor is correct — the black legs, all-black bill and lack of distinct gray color on the breast indicate that this is a Dunlin. Here’s the photo.
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Date: 11/10/17 2:32 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Late American Bittern at Kumpf Marsh
Yesterday morning I went down to Kumpf Marsh hoping to see the Cattle
Egret.  I never found him, but while walking the dike on the far (west?
northwest?) side of the water, I flushed a very late American Bittern,
which had been in the vegetation between the path and the water.  And
when I walked from there in the direction of Cayuga Marsh Overlook, I
also heard a fairly late Marsh Wren who came to pishing and allowed me a
good look.

Don Bemont
<dbemont...>

Iroquois NWR--Kumpf Marsh, Genesee, New York, US
Nov 9, 2017 8:24 AM - 10:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.2 mile(s)
22 species (+1 other taxa)

Canada Goose  85
Blue-winged Teal  3
Gadwall  4
Mallard  80
Mallard (Domestic type)  1
Northern Pintail  3
Green-winged Teal  3
Ruddy Duck  3
American Bittern  1     Very late.  Flushed while walking along north
side.  Large bird with brown back, black wings. prominent yellow legs
trailing in flight.  Very clear look.
Great Blue Heron  1
Red-tailed Hawk  1
Dunlin  86     Counted to the best of my ability from photograph. I
originally estimated in the 40s.  Flock has been reported by others,
with at least one estimate being higher than this.
Ring-billed Gull  3
Downy Woodpecker  1
Black-capped Chickadee  1
Marsh Wren  1     Getting fairly late.  Called along trail towards
Cayuga Overlook, and came to pishing.  Dark crown, white line above eye,
distinctive pattern on back.
Golden-crowned Kinglet  1
European Starling  4
American Tree Sparrow  9
White-throated Sparrow  1
Swamp Sparrow  2
Northern Cardinal  3
American Goldfinch  2

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Date: 11/9/17 11:06 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Shorebird at Irondequoit Bay
There is currently a lone DUNLIN halfway out the dog leg section of the Irondequoit Bay Outlet jetty. This bird (or other singles) has been present for a couple of weeks and seems to be causing quite a bit of confusion with ID. Dark legs, longish dark decurved bill, Medium grey back and wings. Purple Sandpiper field marks are quite different: orangey legs, straight short orangey based-bill fading to blackish toward the tip, very dark grey on back and wings.

Steve Taylor
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Date: 11/9/17 5:30 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Shorbird at Irondequoit outlet
Yesterday, I posted that there was a Purple Sandpiper at the outlet of
Irondequoit Bay.

We'd convinced ourselves of the id based on its behavior, location and
the time of year.
There were issues, however -- no orange on the legs or bill which was
perhaps a tad long.
However, after looking at Crossley, we made our peace with the id. The
dumpy, gray little
fella with short legs was picking through the green stuff on the rip-rap
that was bathed
with water and waves.

Another birder saw a shorebird at the outlet and has contacted me with
the thought that
the bird he saw was a Dunlin.

SO - the take-home message is that you should look and decide for
yourself. Please
let me know how you come out!

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Date: 11/8/17 10:22 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Cattle egret and greater white fronted goose
Paul Hess is reporting a Cattle Egret and Greater White-fronted Goose at
Kumpf marsh, the Cayuga pool sub impoundment, Iroquois national wildlife
refuge.

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Date: 11/8/17 9:07 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Virginia rail at Mendon
Late yesterday afternoon my MCC Field Natural History class got good looks at a Virginia Rail along the trail on the west side of Quaker Pond. It was by a large puddle (several large flooded places along this trail), and allowed good closeup looks by all. This location is south of the ‘usual’ place that Virginia rails have been seen in winter for decades, (by the spring pond and outlet on the northwest side of Quaker Pond). The location where seen yesterday was closer to the south end of Quaker. Coordinates were 43.00561, -77.56866.

Steven Daniel
Pittsford, NY
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Date: 11/8/17 8:50 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] 1st Winter Franklin's Gull at Niagara Falls
Hi all, first time posting on the listserv. Was at Goat Island this morning
looking for Sabine's Gull off Luna Island (still around!). Wandered up to
Terrapin Point and discovered a 1st winter Franklin's Gull amongst
Bonaparte's Gulls. Had good looks as it flew in and out of the mist.

Bird was slightly larger than nearby Bonaparte's. Completely dark gray
upper wing, darkest (black) on tips of outer primaries. Black cap on back
of head contrasting with white nape and forehead. Diagnostic black tail
band with white outermost rectrices. Will post on eBird as well.

-Elliot

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Date: 11/7/17 11:54 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Canandaigua Lake Loons
Found myself in Canandaigua again so checked the east side at Ontario County Park from roughly 2 - 2:30 this afternoon. Good visibility with calm water allowed for a good loon count. 64 Commons with 3 obvious Red-throateds among them. All way out there, mostly scoping at 30 power or more. The only duck I saw was 1 Long-tailed.

Bill Howe
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Date: 11/7/17 8:44 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] Ruddy Shelduck at Avon DEC pond
A few years ago, I saw a free-flying Ruddy Shelduck with Canada Geese in a corn stubble field on Dickersonville Road in the Town of Porter, Niagara County. Across the road from a private waterfowl and/or gamebird collection. Seems to be a popular bird in private waterfowl collections. On Google there are many places that have them for sale.


David

David Mark

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Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Ruddy Shelduck at Avon DEC pond

Update from Syracuse Zoo is that they no longer have this species so not an escapee from there

On Nov 3, 2017 4:18 PM, "Bird observations from western New York" <geneseebirds-l...><mailto:<geneseebirds-l...>> wrote:
I got great views of this bird along with others this afternoon between 1:30 PM and 4:00 PM and it still remains here, as reported by Mike Wasilco earlier. Seen in flight which showed the distinctive green speculum and white on the wings. Orange-brown with paler white head, smaller than the geese. Easy to spot and currently sitting on the pond south of the peninsula and north of the gazebo along with the many Canada Geese.

Kathy Kirsch
NYS DEC

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Date: 11/7/17 7:47 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Ruddy Shelduck at Avon DEC pond
Update from Syracuse Zoo is that they no longer have this species so not an
escapee from there

On Nov 3, 2017 4:18 PM, "Bird observations from western New York" <
<geneseebirds-l...> wrote:

> I got great views of this bird along with others this afternoon between
> 1:30 PM and 4:00 PM and it still remains here, as reported by Mike Wasilco
> earlier. Seen in flight which showed the distinctive green speculum and
> white on the wings. Orange-brown with paler white head, smaller than the
> geese. Easy to spot and currently sitting on the pond south of the
> peninsula and north of the gazebo along with the many Canada Geese.
>
> Kathy Kirsch
> NYS DEC
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Date: 11/5/17 1:41 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Cattaraugus County - Ravens
Hi,

Great Raven day. Five at Golden Hill State Forest, two over my fields and
two in Olean.

Yesterday I had my FOS American Tree Sparrow.

A couple of weeks ago I had a flock of 20+ Killdeer fly over. They nest
here but it was pretty cool seeing so many at once.

Jeff

images here:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/meadowsteward/with/26384804749/

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Date: 11/5/17 11:46 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Canandaigua Lake Water Station Birds
A half-hour stop this afternoon between rain squalls was productive, south of Canandaigua on the west side. 2 Long-tailed Ducks, 1 White-winged Scoter, 24 Common Loons, 1 fly-by Red-necked Grebe heading south. A feeding frenzy of Herring Gulls in the middle of the lake pulled in many of the loons and the Long-tailed Ducks.

Bill Howe
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Date: 11/5/17 8:28 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Sabine's Gull - Niagara Falls
The SABINE'S GULL has been reported at the base of Luna Falls this morning
by Greg Lawrence and Anthony Collerton. It is usually best seen from Luna
Island, the small island off the northwest corner of Goat Island, accessed
via stairs and a bridge.



Good birding!

Willie

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Date: 11/5/17 1:08 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] 2 Purples...
Thanks.they keep eluding me but I will keep looking!

Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android

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Date: 11/4/17 10:33 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] 2 Purples...
Hi Shelly:
Forgot to mention they were out on Donnelly's Pier at the S. end of the gravel spit.

Peter


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 hi Peter . where at Marina did you see the Purple Sandpipers? thanks.
Shelley


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Sent: Friday, November 3, 2017 4:11 PM
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] 2 Purples...

11-2-17, Bird Island Pier -1 Turnstone2 Sanderling5 Dunlin12+ Surf Scoter100+ Oldsquaw100+ Bufflehead...
11-1-17, Erie Basin Marina -1 Sanderling~40 Dunlin - fly-by flock.2 Purple Sand.1 Black Scoter200+ Scaup1+ Redhead
Peter, Barbara
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Date: 11/4/17 5:12 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Cattle Egrets - Wellsville, Allegany County
There have been several Cattle Egret reports popping up in New York and
Ontario the past few days. Besides the three birds seen in Albion in Orleans
County yesterday, a remarkable 20 individuals were found in ball fields in
Wellsville, Allegany County. This checklist has a photo of only one bird but
the observer sent me photos, taken by another birder, that show 14
individuals in one frame: http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40286609



This is a record count, by far, for the Buffalo Region and I wonder if there
have been higher counts elsewhere in New York, away from coastal areas
(where I know there have been higher counts). And how many more are out
there, waiting to be found?



Good birding!

Willie

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Date: 11/3/17 3:35 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] 2 Purples...
 hi Peter . where at Marina did you see the Purple Sandpipers? thanks.
Shelley


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Sent: Friday, November 3, 2017 4:11 PM
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] 2 Purples...

11-2-17, Bird Island Pier -1 Turnstone2 Sanderling5 Dunlin12+ Surf Scoter100+ Oldsquaw100+ Bufflehead...
11-1-17, Erie Basin Marina -1 Sanderling~40 Dunlin - fly-by flock.2 Purple Sand.1 Black Scoter200+ Scaup1+ Redhead
Peter, Barbara
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Date: 11/3/17 1:21 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] FW: eBird Report - Oaks Corner, Nov 3, 2017

Oaks Corner, Ontario, New York, US
Nov 3, 2017 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Protocol: Stationary
14 species

Canada Goose 500 Conservative estimate
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Downy Woodpecker 1
Northern Flicker 1
Pileated Woodpecker 1
Blue Jay 2
American Crow 1
White-breasted Nuthatch 1
Eastern Bluebird 1
American Robin 1
Northern Mockingbird 1
Red-winged Blackbird 5000 conservative estimate
Common Grackle 5000 Conservative estimate. Part of large mixed blackbird flocks flying from nearby roost.
American Goldfinch 1

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40284923

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Date: 11/3/17 1:21 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Cattle Egret & Bald Eagle/Portland
11/2/17  Was walking on our farm and saw a good-sized, white bird fly in and land on our neighbor's farm.  Did not know for sure where the bird landed but not seeing it in the hay fields, checked the neighbor's cow pasture and there was the Cattle Egret in amongst the 3 cows.  This white, thick-necked bird was about the size of a Green Heron with relatively short and stout, yellow bill.  Legs looked dark.  White feathers under the bill extended farther along the bill than the feathers on the upper side.  When walking back to our house, saw 1 immature Bald Eagle fly over.  Noticed several Eastern Bluebirds too. Carol Hardenburg Portland, NY Chautauqua County
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Date: 11/3/17 1:18 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Ruddy Shelduck at Avon DEC pond
I got great views of this bird along with others this afternoon between 1:30 PM and 4:00 PM and it still remains here, as reported by Mike Wasilco earlier. Seen in flight which showed the distinctive green speculum and white on the wings. Orange-brown with paler white head, smaller than the geese.  Easy to spot and currently sitting on the pond south of the peninsula and north of the gazebo along with the many Canada Geese.
Kathy KirschNYS DEC

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Date: 11/3/17 1:11 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] 2 Purples...
11-2-17, Bird Island Pier -1 Turnstone2 Sanderling5 Dunlin12+ Surf Scoter100+ Oldsquaw100+ Bufflehead...
11-1-17, Erie Basin Marina -1 Sanderling~40 Dunlin - fly-by flock.2 Purple Sand.1 Black Scoter200+ Scaup1+ Redhead
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Date: 11/3/17 11:26 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] Ruddy Shelduck at Avon DEC pond
The Syracuse Zoo has Ruddy Shelduck. Are they missing any

On Nov 3, 2017 10:14 AM, "Bird observations from western New York" <
<geneseebirds-l...> wrote:

> Assuming the bird I saw this morning is the same one that I saw in flight
> on Wednesday, the possible Black-bellied Whistling Duck I reported, is
> actually a Ruddy Shelduck. I got good looks and decent photos of it
> swimming on pond early this morning.
>
>
>
> Checklist below.
>
>
>
> Twin Cedars Environmental Area (DEC pond), Avon, Livingston, New York, US
> Nov 3, 2017 7:55 AM - 8:43 AM
>
> Protocol: Traveling
>
> 0.2 mile(s)
>
> 13 species
>
>
>
> Snow Goose 1
>
> Cackling Goose 5
>
> Canada Goose 6000
>
> Ruddy Shelduck 1 photos attached
>
> Mallard 2
>
> Green-winged Teal 3
>
> Ruddy Duck 1
>
> Northern Harrier 1
>
> Ring-billed Gull 2
>
> Blue Jay 3
>
> American Crow 3
>
> European Starling 15
>
> Song Sparrow 6
>
>
>
> View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/
> checklist/S40279516
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
> *Michael R. Wasilco*
>
> Regional Wildlife Manager, Division of Fish and Wildlife
>
>
>
> *New York State Department of Environmental Conservation*
>
> 6274 E. Avon-Lima Rd., Avon, NY 14414
>
> P: (585)226-5460 <(585)%20226-5460> | F: (585) 226-6323 |
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Date: 11/3/17 7:14 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Ruddy Shelduck at Avon DEC pond
Assuming the bird I saw this morning is the same one that I saw in flight on Wednesday, the possible Black-bellied Whistling Duck I reported, is actually a Ruddy Shelduck. I got good looks and decent photos of it swimming on pond early this morning.

Checklist below.

Twin Cedars Environmental Area (DEC pond), Avon, Livingston, New York, US Nov 3, 2017 7:55 AM - 8:43 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.2 mile(s)
13 species

Snow Goose 1
Cackling Goose 5
Canada Goose 6000
Ruddy Shelduck 1 photos attached
Mallard 2
Green-winged Teal 3
Ruddy Duck 1
Northern Harrier 1
Ring-billed Gull 2
Blue Jay 3
American Crow 3
European Starling 15
Song Sparrow 6

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40279516



Michael R. Wasilco
Regional Wildlife Manager, Division of Fish and Wildlife

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
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Date: 11/3/17 4:13 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Livingston County
From our backyard on 11-2  from Nations Rd in Geneseo NY.......  2 Northern Harriers,  2 Bald Eagles,  2 Dunlin,  a flock of over 1500 Icterids,  1 snowgoose,  and we  also flushed a Short-Eared Owl in the early evening.... !    
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Date: 11/2/17 5:12 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 02 Nov 2017
- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 11/02/2017
* NYBU1711.02
- Birds mentioned

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SABINE'S GULL
HARLEQUIN DUCK
RED PHALAROPE
NORTHERN SHRIKE
AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER
Long-tailed Duck
Surf Scoter
Common Goldeneye
Bufflehead
Rough-legged Hawk
Killdeer
Greater Yellowlegs
Spotted Sandpiper
Sanderling
Dunlin
Parasitic Jaeger
Little Gull
Bonaparte's Gull
Great Horned Owl
N. Rough-w. Swallow
Barn Swallow
Eastern Bluebird
Hermit Thrush
American Pipit
Eastern Towhee
Fox Sparrow
White-thr. Sparrow
Snow Bunting

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Hotline: Buffalo Bird Report at the Buffalo Museum of Science
Date: 11/02/2017
Number: 716-896-1271
To Report: Same
Compiler: David F. Suggs
Coverage: Western New York and adjacent Ontario
Website: www.BuffaloOrnithologicalSociety.org

Thursday, November 2, 2017

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

Highlights of reports received October 26
through November 2 from the Niagara Frontier
Region.

Winter weather hit the Niagara River this week
and started the gull study season. October 30,
a juvenile SABINE'S GULL in the Niagara Falls
gorge and possible the same gull on the 31st at
the lower river whirlpool. LITTLE GULLS along
the lower river at the falls, whirlpool,
Lewiston and Fort Niagara State Park, with
large numbers of BONAPARTE'S GULLS.

A second hand report of four HARLEQUIN DUCKS in
the rapids above the falls, viewed from the
Three Sisters Islands at Goat Island in Niagara
Falls, New York. Eight swallows also above the
falls, including N. ROUGH-W. SWALLOW and BARN
SWALLOW.

October 30, at the source of the Niagara River
in Buffalo, two to three PHALAROPES, likely RED
PHALAROPES, off Mather Park at Fort Erie,
Ontario, viewed across the river from Rotary
Park in Buffalo. Also at the river source, SURF
SCOTER, LONG-TAILED DUCK, BUFFLEHEAD and COMMON
GOLDENEYE, and at the Bird Island Pier, SPOTTED
SANDPIPER, GREATER YELLOWLEGS, SANDERLING,
DUNLIN and SNOW BUNTING.

On the BOS field trip to the Lake Ontario
Plains, October 28, ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS at two
locations, NORTHERN SHRIKE on Niagara-Orleans
Countyline Road, and at a farm pond on Johnson
Creek Road, AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER with
KILLDEER and AMERICAN PIPITS. Lake watching on
the trip found 19 BRANT at Shadigee in Yates.
Also on the lake, NORTHERN SHOVELER, SURF
SCOTER, WHITE-WINGED SCOTER, BLACK SCOTER,
LONG-TAILED DUCK, RED-THROATED LOON, COMMON
LOON, HORNED GREBE and RED-NECKED GREBE.

October 26, on Lake Ontario at the Point Breeze
jetty, three reported PARASITIC JAEGERS among
hundreds of BONAPARTE'S GULLS. Flocks of DUNLIN
also noted along the lake shore.

Other recent reports - on Halloween in Amherst,
two GREAT HORNED OWLS calling near Main Street
in Snyder. And, several reports included
EASTERN BLUEBIRD, HERMIT THRUSH, EASTERN
TOWHEE, FOX SPARROW and WHITE-THR. SPARROW.

The Bird Report will be updated in the coming
weeks. You may report sightings after the tone.
Thank you for calling and reporting.

- End Transcript

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Date: 11/2/17 1:40 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Brant
There were 4 Brant at the Irondequoit Bay Outlet at 4 PM today. (They
were also there on Halloween.)  Also 3 Long-Tailed Ducks.


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Date: 11/2/17 1:06 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] American White Pelican
I apologize for not noting that. It was headed away from Buffalo, towards
Dunkirk.

Meghan Dye
Director of Learning
Buffalo Museum of Science/Tifft Nature Preserve
1020 Humboldt Pkwy
Buffalo, NY 14211
BMS: 716.896.5200
Tifft: 716.825.6397
Direct ext: 716.896.5200 x201
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Hi Meghan:

Thanks for posting! What direction was it headed (towards or away from
Buffalo)? There was one in the spring just N. of Rockhouse (Rock Point
Prov. Pk. Canada) that stayed for several weeks...

Peter Yoerg, Barbara
<henyoe131...>
834-6316


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York <geneseebirds-l...> wrote:


American White Pelican following edge of Lake Erie near Hamburg just now.
Not sure if it landed. Was driving down Rt 5. Very distinct coloration.

Meghan Dye
Director of Learning
Buffalo Museum of Science/Tifft Nature Preserve
1020 Humboldt Pkwy
Buffalo, NY 14211
BMS: 716.896.5200
Tifft: 716.825.6397
Direct ext: 716.896.5200 x201
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Date: 11/2/17 10:48 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Franklin's Gull in Fort Erie
Hi

I found a Franklin’s Gull in Fort Erie earlier today. The bird was moving between Anger Avenue and Frenchmans Creek.

Marcie Jacklin

Directions: take the QEW to Fort Erie, Central Avenue exit. Turn left on the Niagara Parkway.
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Date: 11/2/17 10:32 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] American White Pelican
Hi Meghan:
Thanks for posting! What direction was it headed (towards or away from Buffalo)? There was one in the spring just N. of Rockhouse (Rock Point Prov. Pk. Canada) that stayed for several weeks...

Peter Yoerg, Barbara
<henyoe131...>


On Thursday, November 2, 2017 1:09 PM, Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...> wrote:


American White Pelican following edge of Lake Erie near Hamburg just now. Not sure if it landed. Was driving down Rt 5. Very distinct coloration. 

Meghan Dye
Director of Learning
Buffalo Museum of Science/Tifft Nature Preserve
1020 Humboldt Pkwy
Buffalo,  NY 14211
BMS: 716.896.5200
Tifft: 716.825.6397
Direct ext: 716.896.5200 x201
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Date: 11/2/17 10:11 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] American White Pelican
American White Pelican following edge of Lake Erie near Hamburg just now.
Not sure if it landed. Was driving down Rt 5. Very distinct coloration.

Meghan Dye
Director of Learning
Buffalo Museum of Science/Tifft Nature Preserve
1020 Humboldt Pkwy
Buffalo, NY 14211
BMS: 716.896.5200
Tifft: 716.825.6397
Direct ext: 716.896.5200 x201
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Date: 11/2/17 5:28 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Montezuma NWR
Waterfowl are still abundant at Montezuma National Wildlife Refuge. Yesterday, the pond at Knox Marcellus Marsh and the flooded fields along Armitage Road (between Gravel Road and Route 89) both had good numbers of dabblers, especially Northern Pintail. My group also found Sandhill Cranes in both places, Trumpeter Swans at Armitage, three adult Bald Eagles at Tschache Pool, and some cooperative Ring-necked Pheasants at the Montezuma Audubon Center, north of Savannah. Interestingly, May's Point Pool was quiet.

Bill Maier

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Date: 11/1/17 6:35 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] DUNLIN - Ontario County, New York
Just before 8:00 am this morning, I came upon 30 +/- DUNLIN zooming and
calling over the plowed field on Payne Road just north of Shortsville Road
in the town of Farmington. They flew up and out of sight, leaving a single
bird behind that took to the air and eventually settled back down in the
field. I did not have time to scope the field for other species or
stragglers.

Brooke Morse
Rochester, NY

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Date: 11/1/17 5:45 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Conesus Lake: Ruddy Ducks
I counted six Ruddy Ducks and a couple Ring-necked Ducks yesterday afternoon on Conesus Lake, just east of Vitale Park.

Jim Kimball
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Date: 11/1/17 5:10 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Possible Black-bellied Whistling Duck Avon DEC Pond, Livingston County
I just had a bird fly out of the roosting geese at the pond here at the Avon DEC office that my first impression was that it was a weird goose with a chestnut colored body with black toward the rear, pink bill, and black wings with a prominent white stripe down the greater and lesser coverts on the upper wings. Looking in my bird guides the only thing that matches that color pattern is Black-bellied Whistling Duck, but my impression was that this bird was closer to the size of a small goose than a duck. The bird circled the pond a couple of times before flying off to the north in same direction and the goose flocks were departing. Also present on the pond were ~4,000 Canada Geese and a single Snow Goose.

Michael R. Wasilco
Regional Wildlife Manager, Division of Fish and Wildlife

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
6274 E. Avon-Lima Rd., Avon, NY 14414
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Date: 10/31/17 5:17 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Sabine's Gull(s), Swallows - Niagara River
This afternoon, Betsy Potter found a juvenile SABINE'S GULL at the Whirlpool
from the State Park on the American side of the river. This may be the same
bird that she found yesterday at the base of the American Falls, as that
bird was not reported today. We had LITTLE GULLS at Fort Niagara S.P.,
Lewiston Landing, the Whirlpool, and a first-winter bird near the Horseshoe
Falls. There were large numbers of Bonaparte's Gulls at several spots on the
lower river and above the falls.



We also had at least 8 swallows near the brink of the Horseshoe Falls.
Although we were only able to identify two individuals with certainty (one
Barn and one Rough-winged), the others were clearly dark-rumped birds and
not the hoped-for Cave Swallows. At this time of the year, the majority of
any swallows seen above the falls are very likely to be Rough-winged
Swallows.



We were unable to find the four HARLEQUIN DUCKS in the rapids out from the
Three Sisters Islands, though they were reported earlier in the day. When we
were there the water level seemed pretty high, which may have moved them to
a different spot.



We also had 26 DUNLIN in several flocks flying east to west off of Fort
Niagara S.P.



Willie D'Anna, Celeste Morien, Dean DiTommaso, Betsy Potter



Good birding!

Willie

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Date: 10/31/17 5:14 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Sabine's Gull
 greetings . the brutal winds brought a Sabine's Gull to the mouth of the Buffalo River late this afternoon at Erie Basin ,with a large flock of Bonaparte's gulls and  a few Common Terns .. was quite a nice surprise . also had 2 Fox sparrows in the back area of the marina near the Irish Famine Memorial .. the winds were to strong to actually walk the length of the marina

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Date: 10/31/17 6:01 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Great horned owl in Eggertsville
Had a great horned owl hooting in Halloween early this morning, near
Main St. and Eggert Rd.
Jim Rauch

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Date: 10/30/17 8:49 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] 2-3 Phalarope...
10-30-17, Rotary Park -2-3 Red(?) Phalarope - floating & w/effort re-positioned several times just upstream from Peace Bridge fairly close to Mather Park (Canada).4+ Surf Scoter- not trying for ducks but there were quite a few compared to last week. 
2+ Golden Eye5+ Oldsquaw3+ Bufflehead...
10-30-17, Buffalo Rails to Trails -4 Fox Sparrow3+ Hermit2 Towhee10+ White Throat...
10-24-17, Bird Island Pier -2 Greater Yellowlegs6 Sanderling3 Dunlin...
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Date: 10/30/17 10:29 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] MONTEZUMA WINTER RAPTOR SURVEYS
The 2017/2018 Montezuma Winter Raptor Survey season will begin on November
15, approximately two weeks away. The entire season runs from November 15
through March 28. The largest portion of the Raptor migrations will have
been completed, and it will be time to learn what species have chosen to
spend the winter at the Montezuma Wetlands Complex. Our weekly surveys
provide important information that will assist the Refuge and the DEC in
managing habitat to attract and hold raptors. Accurate data collection is
always our highest priority. Surveyor’s work is important, and the time
devoted to helping with the surveys is always appreciated. There are some
additional benefits among which are an opportunity to sharpen raptor ID
skills, enjoy watching raptors conduct their deadly serious efforts in
search of food under difficult climate conditions, and, experience the
solitude of Montezuma in the winter. Surveyors will visit parts of
Montezuma that are normally closed to the public, and learn more about what
attracts raptors to the complex in the winter season.



Our protocol will be essentially the same as that used in the past several
seasons. Surveys will be conducted weekly on Wednesdays, beginning one half
hour before sunset and ending one half hour after sunset. We have 24 sites
available for survey, 21 we will attempt to survey each week, and 3 that
will be surveyed approximately once a month. There will be a few site
changes from last year.



Each site will be staffed with at least one veteran surveyor who is able
to make quick and often difficult identification of the raptors who
frequent our area. If you are an inexperienced surveyor, or even new to
birding, you are welcome to attend and you will be assigned to accompany a
veteran surveyor. The more eyes we have at each site the greater our
chances of spotting raptors. We meet each week in the Refuge Offices across
from the Visitor’s Center at the times listed below There you will receive
a briefing, obtain assignments, and pick up materials for the survey.
Surveyors will return to the office after completion of the survey to turn
in data and exchange information about experiences.



Wednesday, Nov. 15, meet at 3:15 pm

Wednesday, Nov. 22, meet at 3:20 pm

Wednesday, Nov. 29, meet at 3:20 pm

Wednesday, Dec. 6, meet at 3:20 pm

Wednesday, Dec. 13, meet at 3:20 pm

Wednesday, Dec. 20, meet at 3:20 pm

Wednesday, Dec. 27, meet at 3:25 pm



Raptor Survey dates (always Wednesday) and meeting times for January,
February, and March, will be announced later, including information about
the Mid-Winter Bald Eagle Survey to be held in mid-January. Those
interested in helping with the surveys should contact me, David
Marsh, at * <dsmarsh77...>
<dsmarsh77...> *

and for detailed information about the surveys and how to participate.

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Date: 10/30/17 10:21 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] (no subject)
The 2017/2018 Montezuma Winter Raptor Survey season will begin on November
15, approximately two weeks away. The entire season runs from November 15
through March 28. The largest portion of the Raptor migrations will have
been completed, and it will be time to learn what species have chosen to
spend the winter at the Montezuma Wetlands Complex. Our weekly surveys
provide important information that will assist the Refuge and the DEC in
managing habitat to attract and hold raptors. Accurate data collection is
always our highest priority. Surveyor’s work is important, and the time
devoted to helping with the surveys is always appreciated. There are some
additional benefits among which are an opportunity to sharpen raptor ID
skills, enjoy watching raptors conduct their deadly serious efforts in
search of food under difficult climate conditions, and, experience the
solitude of Montezuma in the winter. Surveyors will visit parts of
Montezuma that are normally closed to the public, and learn more about what
attracts raptors to the complex in the winter season.



Our protocol will be essentially the same as that used in the past several
seasons. Surveys will be conducted weekly on Wednesdays, beginning one half
hour before sunset and ending one half hour after sunset. We have 24 sites
available for survey, 21 we will attempt to survey each week, and 3 that
will be surveyed approximately once a month. There will be a few site
changes from last year.



Each site will be staffed with at least one veteran surveyor who is able
to make quick and often difficult identification of the raptors who
frequent our area. If you are an inexperienced surveyor, or even new to
birding, you are welcome to attend and you will be assigned to accompany a
veteran surveyor. The more eyes we have at each site the greater our
chances of spotting raptors. We meet each week in the Refuge Offices across
from the Visitor’s Center at the times listed below There you will receive
a briefing, obtain assignments, and pick up materials for the survey.
Surveyors will return to the office after completion of the survey to turn
in data and exchange information about experiences.



Wednesday, Nov. 15, meet at 3:15 pm

Wednesday, Nov. 22, meet at 3:20 pm

Wednesday, Nov. 29, meet at 3:20 pm

Wednesday, Dec. 6, meet at 3:20 pm

Wednesday, Dec. 13, meet at 3:20 pm

Wednesday, Dec. 20, meet at 3:20 pm

Wednesday, Dec. 27, meet at 3:25 pm



Raptor Survey dates (always Wednesday) and meeting times for January,
February, and March, will be announced later, including information about
the Mid-Winter Bald Eagle Survey to be held in mid-January. Those
interested in helping with the surveys should contact me, David
Marsh, at * <dsmarsh77...>
<dsmarsh77...> *

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Date: 10/30/17 7:25 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] NYSDEC Winter Raptor Surveys
Hello Genesee-area birders,

It's almost that time of year! It sure feels like we're finished with heat waves this fall, meaning wintering raptors will soon be showing up in local fields and wetlands. Every year, NYSDEC regions across the state monitor wintering raptor presence to record where and how these birds are spending their time here. Some of these species are of conservation concern, such as the Short-eared Owl and Northern Harrier, and our data helps in planning management decisions that might affect these species.

Since we have so much potential habitat here in DEC Region 8 (roughly the counties between Iroquois NWR and Montezuma NWR/Cayuga Lake), we depend on volunteer surveyors to help us find wintering raptors. We record any owls, hawks, and other raptors that we see during hour-long surveys around sunset. Surveyors have been treated to some great sights in the past, like talon-locking owls, eagles buzzing flocks of geese, and even other critters like mink playing in the snow. Yes, it does involve being outside in the WNY winter, but our pre-survey meetings always include hot drinks and snacks to help fortify us against the cold!

We run surveys out of two locations in order to cover a large portion of the Finger Lakes/Genesee region, and survey sites are usually within a 20-minute drive of our meeting location. Avon-area surveys are held every other Tuesday (starting 11/21) and we meet beforehand at the DEC Avon office (6274 E. Avon-Lima Rd). Trumansburg-area surveys are held every other Thursday (starting 12/7) out of the Ulysses Philomathic Library (74 E. Main St). Our first few meetings/surveys will take place around the 3:30-5:30PM timeframe. We run surveys through April, and since sunset time changes as the winter goes on, if your schedule doesn't allow you to join us early in the season, later might work out.

Whether you're a seasoned veteran or a brand-new birder, all are welcome to come and join in. Newbies are paired with staff or experienced surveyors until they feel comfortable with the process, and you are welcome to help with just one survey, the entire season, or anything in between.

Please send me an email at <christina.hoh...> if you'd like more information or think you might want to participate. Please include which meeting location you'd be interested in working from.

Thanks so much to everyone who has made these last few years of surveys such a success- our region is truly unique in having such a dedicated volunteer crew collecting a wealth of information. Hope to see you soon!

-Christina

Christina M. Hoh
Seasonal Wildlife Technician, Bureau of Wildlife

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
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Date: 10/29/17 5:18 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Bird Island Pier 10/28 & 10/29
Yesterday I had 1 Snow Bunting, 4 Sanderlings and 1 Spotted Sandpiper on
the Bird Island Pier in Buffalo. Today there were 5 Sanderlings, the
Spotted Sandpiper, but no bunting.

There were relatively few duck and gulls either day.

Good birding!

Joe Fell
Buffalo, NY

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Date: 10/28/17 1:36 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] BOS Lake Ontario Plain field trip
Today, Joel Strong and I led this annual fall trip to eastern Niagara and
western Orleans Counties. A surprising 22 birders showed up in spite of the
wet forecast. I guess they all knew something the forecasters didn't because
it really wasn't that wet!



Our first stop was not far from the Wrights Corners meeting place - the
Ellicott Road shorebird field - but it held nothing. Next, we made the drive
to Barker Bicentennial Park, with an impromptu stop near the power plant
landfill to watch two ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS and two NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRDS. At
the park, we did our usual lake-watch with the shorter folks among us
hampered somewhat by the orange plastic fencing that had been put up. Those
who needed to, put their scopes on the picnic tables and that seemed to
work. Right out front were a pair of NORTHERN SHOVELERS and down the shore a
BLACK DUCK and MALLARD. Beyond the resting flock of Ring-billed Gulls were a
few dozen COMMON LOONS and about nine HORNED GREBES. Birds flying by
included RED-THROATED LOONS, WHITE-WINGED and SURF SCOTERS, and LONG-TAILED
DUCKS.



Moving east an impromptu stop yielded four EASTERN BLUEBIRDS and two HERMIT
THRUSHES. At Burgess and Lower Lake, the site of several nice finds this
year, we had a lone GREATER YELLOWLEGS. At Golden Hill State Park, besides
the restroom, the attractions were two RED-NECKED GREBES picked out by Chris
Kundl, a flock of BLACK SCOTERS, and two RED-THROATED LOONS on the water. A
raft of some 100+ COMMON LOONS was also nice. A walk in the park was
surprisingly slow so I started regaling the group with the story of all the
birds that I had seen on that same walk just the other day, when suddenly, I
found a sock in my mouth! Continuing eastward, we checked fields along
Countyline Road, Rt 18 (lots of Ring-billed Gulls and an unidentified flock
of about nine shorebirds in flight - Dunlin or Pectoral size), and Marshall
Rd. Looking eastward from Marshall Rd, we picked up another ROUGH-LEGGED
HAWK, a NORTHERN HARRIER, a RED-TAILED HAWK, and a few TURKEY VULTURES.
After turning onto Lakeshore Rd we tried to find these birds again for a
closer look but became distracted by a NORTHERN SHRIKE that Joel found.



At Shadigee, we stepped out of the cars and immediately felt the wind shift,
with a stronger westerly component riling up the lake and making it feel
much cooler as well as nearly impossible to spot birds on the water. We had
our lunch in shifts while doing another lake-watch, which produced a couple
large flocks of AMERICAN WIGEON, a close female--type BLACK SCOTER, the
first two COMMON GOLDENEYE of the season, and a flock of 19 BRANT!



Moving inland to Lyndonville, we looked over the few hundred geese and had
to be content with a PIED-BILLED GREBE, a GREAT BLUE HERON, and a
KINGFISHER. Heading back to the meeting place, we stopped at the farm pond
on Johnson Creek Rd where Doug Beattie had told us about seeing a plover
earlier. It didn't take Joel long before he found a nice AMERICAN GOLDEN
PLOVER. Some KILLDEER and AMERICAN PIPITS were also new for the day here.



Upon arriving at home, Betsy and I were treated to an EASTERN TOWHEE and a
FOX SPARROW.



Good birding!

Willie

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Date: 10/28/17 1:32 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] cattle egrets
There were 2 Cattle egrets among the cows at Goose Haven on Rt. 89 today. This property borders MNWR.
Kyle Gage
Canandaigua

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Date: 10/27/17 12:30 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] Population impacts of free-ranging domestic cats on mainland vertebrates
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/fee.1633/abstract?campaign=wolearlyview

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Date: 10/26/17 5:14 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] RBA Buffalo Bird Report 26 Oct 2017
- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 10/26/2017
* NYBU1710.26
- Birds mentioned

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Please submit reports to
<DSuggs...>
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ANNA'S HUMMINGBIRD
PURPLE SANDPIPER
Ruffed Grouse
Sandhill Crane
Spotted Sandpiper
Ruddy Turnstone
Sanderling
Parasitic Jaeger
Jaeger species
Little Gull
Bonaparte's Gull
Forster's Tern
Barred Owl
Common Raven
Eastern Bluebird
Swainson's Thrush
Clay-col. Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow
Pine Siskin

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Hotline: Buffalo Bird Report at the Buffalo Museum of Science
Date: 10/26/2017
Number: 716-896-1271
To Report: Same
Compiler: David F. Suggs
Coverage: Western New York and adjacent Ontario
Website: www.BuffaloOrnithologicalSociety.org

Thursday, October 26, 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 October reports from the Niagara
Frontier Region.

A new species for the BOS region - October 20,
an ANNA'S HUMMINGBIRD was photographed at a
feeder in the Orleans County Town of Shelby,
north of the Iroquois Refuge. A species from
the Pacific coast of North America, this would
be only the third record for New York State.

October 24, on the Bird Island Pier at the
source of the Niagara River in Buffalo, an
early PURPLE SANDPIPER, with RUDDY TURNSTONE,
SPOTTED SANDPIPER and numbers of SANDERLINGS.

During strong oCTOBER winds off Lake Erie,
two to four JAEGERS were reported on three
different days. The JAEGERS were observed
from Hamburg Town Park, and Rotary Park at
the West Side Rowing Club in Buffalo.

October 16, a first report of PINE SISKIN, at
the Wild Birds Unlimited store feeders in
Blasdell. PINE SISKIN was also reported
several days later in Allegany State Park,
on Wolf Run Trail, along with COMMON RAVEN,
BARRED OWL and RUFFED GROUSE.

In the Tonawanda Wildlife Management Area,
October 12, seven SANDHILL CRANES over Klossen
Marsh, flying toward the Iroquois Refuge.

On Lake Ontario, a very large movement of
BONAPARTE'S GULLS on the 19th. Over 7000
BONAPARTE'S GULLS were counted flying west past
Fort Niagara State Park, with 5 LITTLE GULLS
and a PARASITIC JAEGER. On the lower Niagara
River at Lewiston, 700 BONAPARTE'S GULLS with
one unexpected FORSTER'S TERN on the same date.

Other October reports - a migrant LINCOLN'S
SPARROW lingered for a week in the Cattaraugus
County Town of Hinsdale. Two CLAY-COL. SPARROWS
reported in a Sanborn yard in Niagara County.
Fourteen night migrant SWAINSON'S THRUSHES were
heard over Tonawanda. And, in Williamsville, an
EASTERN BLUEBIRD along Mill Street at Amherst
State Park.

There will be a BOS field trip this Saturday,
October 28, to the Lake Ontario Plains. Meet at
8 AM at the Tops Market in Wrights Corners, at
Routes 78 and 104, north of Lockport. Bring a
lunch for a full day trip. Visitors are always
welcome on BOS trips.

The Bird Report will be updated in the coming
weeks. You may report sightings after the tone.
Thank you for calling and reporting.

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Date: 10/25/17 11:48 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] BOS Lake Ontario Plain Field Trip - this Saturday
Hi folks,



This Saturday, October 28th, I will be leading the annual BOS Lake Ontario
Plain field trip, with help from Joel Strong. As usual, we meet at 8:00 at
Tops Markets in Wrights Corners, which is on Rt 78, north of Lockport where
Rt 104 briefly joins. From there we will head north and east to eastern
Niagara and western Orleans Counties. It's best to bring a lunch though you
might be able to slip away and buy something at The Country Store on Rt 18
near Countyline Rd.



We will spend our time doing some lake-watching on Lake Ontario, checking
fields for geese, snowbirds (larks, buntings, longspurs), pipits,
shorebirds, and raptors, and taking a walk at Golden Hill SP. Depending on
what we have seen and interest, we will also check the pond in Lyndonville,
which has hosted some good geese in the past.



This is a popular trip because we usually see a good variety of birds and
often a rare bird or two. Everyone is welcome.



Hope to see you on Saturday!



Good birding!

Willie

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Date: 10/25/17 9:08 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamlin Beach State Park and IBO

Currently, Parking Lot 4 is close for auto parking at Hamlin Beach State Park. A large sewer project has started and is not expected to be completed until sometime around April of next year. In about a week or slightly longer, the west end of the park will be close to auto traffic (parking lots 3, 4, and 5) and will remain so until work in those areas is completed. Parking Lot 1 will remain open and the beach path is accessible and is not going to close.

Monroe County will open the Irondequoit swing bridge at the outlet next week.

Today the female Harlequin Duck was in the channel at the outlet. I found no Purple Sandpipers on the rocks today.



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Date: 10/24/17 10:30 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Purple Sandpiper...
10-24-17, Bird Island Pier - all were by wind breaking Willow bushes near end of Pier proper -
1 Turnstone8+ Sanderling1 Purple Sand - brief but very close views w/poor photos. Early by 6 days.
10-22-17, Allegany SP, Wolf Run 8(?) mile loop w/nice leaves -1 Siskin1+ Yellow Rump
2 Raven1 Barred Owl1 Eagle4 Grouse
1 Killdeer - in reservoir...

Peter, Barbara
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Date: 10/23/17 8:33 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: Re: [GeneseeBirds-L] GeneseeBirds-L Digest, Vol 171, Issue 20
October 23rd at East Bay....about one thousand yards east of chimney bluffs at my house observed twice at close range American HAWK Owl.  Bird was patrolling the bluff eighty feet above the lake and actually landed twice on the bank.....10 a.m.Dan Young

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  1. Hamlin Beach SP - 10/17/17 - mostly lakewatch-    good movement
      (Bird observations from western New York)
  2. 2 uni. Jaegers (Bird observations from western New York)


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Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamlin Beach SP - 10/17/17 - mostly
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Hamlin Beach SP - Parking Area 4, Monroe, New York, US
Oct 17, 2017 8:00 AM - 11:00 AMBob Spahn, <rspahn...>
Protocol: Stationary
Comments:? ? Party size borders on meaningless. Andy Guthrie was there when I arrived and left after about 2 hours. Brad Carlson arrived after about 8:40 and left about 11:00. David Prill arrived about 9 and left about 10:30. This list will be what I saw and tallied other than a couple where I will indicate I missed them. Various people would find birds that most of the others would see or hear most of the time. I did NOT really count the RBGU and HERG on the water or passing, so will just add a guess to make it a "complete list".
With the numbers of birds moving, no counts other than very small numbers can be exact. All are best effort counts tallied as they were seen. I did NOT try to carefully count all of the birds on the water, so loon, grebe, and Red-breasted Merganser will be low of the actual numbers present by quite a few. On a day like this a count of the full view would take 45 min. or so during which one could not also keep up with passing birds and the position of the scan. Need multiple people willing to each do a task for that period to get a really total count on a day like this.
? ? Many Common Loons were passing with a few breaks through the whole morning; many way out. My last pass with the scope tallied 25 at 11 AM; essentially ALL moving west.
44 species

Brant? 2
Canada Goose? 149
American Wigeon? 11
Mallard? 1
American Black Duck? 3
Green-winged Teal? 1
Greater Scaup? 4
Lesser Scaup? 19
Surf Scoter? 43
White-winged Scoter? 176
Black Scoter? 4
Long-tailed Duck? 11
Bufflehead? 1
Red-breasted Merganser? 570
Red-throated Loon? 17
Common Loon? 412
Horned Grebe? 98
Red-necked Grebe? 1
Double-crested Cormorant? 78
Great Blue Heron? 1
Cooper's Hawk? 1
Black-bellied Plover? 12
American Golden-Plover? 2
Dunlin? 8
Parasitic Jaeger? 3? ? Andy picked up the first (ad lt) and I got on it. When we were down the beach looking at some Dunlin he spotted another (dk) moving west that I only glimpsed before lost in trees. Later Brad had another east and headed east that I never found.
Bonaparte's Gull? 167
Ring-billed Gull? 400
Herring Gull? 100
Great Black-backed Gull? 1
Mourning Dove? 1
Belted Kingfisher? 1
Hairy Woodpecker? 1
Northern Flicker? 1
Merlin? 1
Blue Jay? 3
American Crow? 2
Horned Lark? 7
Red-breasted Nuthatch? 1
Brown Creeper? 3? ? I only saw 2 in the grove a bit east, but Andy had one early coming right across the lake.
Golden-crowned Kinglet? 1
Eastern Bluebird? 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler? 5
Pine Siskin? 13
American Goldfinch? 7

View this checklist online at http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S39978580

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Hamlin Beach SP - West end woods, Monroe, New York, US
Oct 17, 2017 11:10 AM - 12:00 PM
Protocol: Traveling
0.8 mile(s)
Comments:? ? The usual walk around the loop west of PL 5 counterclockwise. Really too windy and birds hard to find or stir up. Haven't seen or heard catbird the last couple of times, so two immediately on entering the brush was interesting.
10 species

Red-bellied Woodpecker? 2
Blue Jay? 4
Winter Wren? 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet? 1
Hermit Thrush? 1
American Robin? 3
Gray Catbird? 2
Yellow-rumped Warbler? 3
White-throated Sparrow? 25
Northern Cardinal? 10

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10-17-17 late afternoon, Rotary Park, Buffalo -2 Jaeger spcs. - just silhouettes together far out in lake w/much chasing of large gulls. Appeared dark, no wing flash visible.4+ Surf Scoter
7+ WW??? "??????? pretty sure more scoter, was trying for wind birds.50+ Bony - there were many more on 10-15.Originally was going to walk Pier but police weren't letting people onto island (at least at Ferry St. - still searching for missing diver). Later though did see walkers out there. Just as well as quite a bit of wave/spray action before the wind breaking bushes near end of Pier. Far less restricted view & better wind breaks at Rotary. ?

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Date: 10/23/17 12:01 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamlin Beach SP - 10/23/17
    Hoped for change to stronger winds and front approaching, but too benign and little going on.Bob Spahn, <rspahn...>
Hamlin Beach SP - Parking Area 4, Monroe, New York, US
Oct 23, 2017 9:10 AM - 10:00 AM
Protocol: Stationary
Comments:    When we arrived, Candy Giles and a neighbor Eunice were already at the beach with some shorebirds in sight. We all had good looks at those, then scanned for other birds. Very quiet day, with little flying, either over the water or over head.
    On the way in between the office and PL 3 there was an area in the median with HETH, AMRO, CEDW, YRWA, PUFI, PISI, and AMGO in just a brief stop on the road..
17 species

Canada Goose  360
White-winged Scoter  1
Red-breasted Merganser  57
Red-throated Loon  2
Common Loon  7
Horned Grebe  5
Double-crested Cormorant  2
Black-bellied Plover  20
Dunlin  2
Ring-billed Gull  150
Herring Gull  30
Great Black-backed Gull  2
Blue Jay  2
Horned Lark  2
Eastern Bluebird  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler  1
Pine Siskin  2

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Hamlin Beach SP - West end woods, Monroe, New York, US
Oct 23, 2017 10:10 AM - 10:55 AM
Protocol: Traveling
0.8 mile(s)
Comments:    The others joined us for part of this walk, then had to leave. It was again VERY QUIET. Much spishing and screech-owl whistling produced little response. At least back at the service road Sue and I had a female Eastern Towhee and then a Fox Sparrow calling, the sparrow just the usual "snap" call. Candy managed a good shot of a Hermit Thrush that came in, even though it was back in the shadowed thicket.
12 species

Canada Goose  230
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Blue Jay  5
American Crow  3
Golden-crowned Kinglet  1
Eastern Bluebird  2
Hermit Thrush  2
Yellow-rumped Warbler  1
Fox Sparrow  1
Eastern Towhee  1
Northern Cardinal  2
American Goldfinch  3

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Date: 10/23/17 5:58 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Carolina Wren
We had a Carolina Wren visit our suet feeder yesterday in Churchville NY. Great view right outside our window! 
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Date: 10/22/17 2:51 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Cape May Warbler - Olcott, NY
I was treated to my second sighting of a solitary Cape May Warbler at 1:23
PM this afternoon. The first was 28 September 2017 near 5:00 PM. Today's
individual was here for about 1.5 minutes in my black spruce tree and on the
brush pile. It was in much duller winter plumage than the first.



After showing the photos taken today to Willie D'Anna, he told me it was one
of the latest eBird reported sightings of this species for this location In
the Town of Newfane. I thought I would share this observation on the forum
for the record.

Regards,

Jonathan J. Weber - <spiritridge...>

Olcott, New York

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Date: 10/21/17 1:17 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] location of WE Vireo???
Anyone know the exact location of the WE Vireo James found today at Ellicott Creek?
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Date: 10/20/17 7:09 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Early Purple Sandpiper
A Purple Sandpiper showed up at Fairhaven Beach State Park today. A bit far to travel for the bird, but surely my first ever in October, especially in still-summerweight field clothes. The bird was achingly close and absolutely gorgeous in late afternoon sun.

Pat Martin
>
>Fair Haven SP, Cayuga, New York, US
>Oct 20, 2017 4:45 PM - 5:30 PM
>Protocol: Traveling
>0.3 mile(s)
>Comments: Lots of puddle ducks on the pond too but time constraints and gathering darkness discouraged any effort to count them.
>7 species
>
>Double-crested Cormorant 2
>Turkey Vulture 1
>Sanderling 3
>Dunlin 2
>Purple Sandpiper 1 Early. On the east breakwall.
>Ring-billed Gull 2
>Herring Gull 6
>
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Date: 10/20/17 12:48 pm
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Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamlin Beach SP - Yanty Creek - 10/20/17 - hit send too fast on previous post
Hamlin Beach SP--Yanty Creek Marsh, Monroe, New York, US
Oct 20, 2017 9:15 AM - 11:30 AMBob Spahn & Don Bemont, <rspahn...>
Protocol: Traveling
1.2 mile(s)
Comments:    Don Bemont and I walked the whole outer loop of the Yanty Creek Trail plus a shirt detour out on the new boardwalk. Thebiggest numbers wre GCKI, HETH, and PISI until back at the cars mass of Canada Geese moved west from the area off the mouth of Yanty Creek.
34 species

Canada Goose  617
Wood Duck  7
Green-winged Teal  3
Black Scoter  1    male flying west with one of the big flocks of Canada Geese
Common Loon  1
Double-crested Cormorant  17
Bonaparte's Gull  1
Ring-billed Gull  3
Herring Gull  3
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Downy Woodpecker  1
Hairy Woodpecker  3
Northern Flicker  1
Peregrine Falcon  1
Blue Jay  10
American Crow  1
Black-capped Chickadee  12
Tufted Titmouse  2
Red-breasted Nuthatch  4
White-breasted Nuthatch  5
Brown Creeper  3
Winter Wren  1
Marsh Wren  1
Golden-crowned Kinglet  36
Ruby-crowned Kinglet  2
Hermit Thrush  14
American Robin  1
Yellow-rumped Warbler  1
White-throated Sparrow  7
Song Sparrow  5
Swamp Sparrow  4
Northern Cardinal  8
Pine Siskin  23
American Goldfinch  20

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Date: 10/20/17 12:45 pm
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Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Hamlin Beach SP - lakewatch and Yanty Creek - 10/20/17 - no rarities
Hamlin Beach SP - Parking Area 4, Monroe, New York, US
Oct 20, 2017 8:00 AM - 9:00 AMBob Spahn & Don Bemont, <rspahn...>
Protocol: Stationary
Comments:    Don Bemont and I started with an hour looking from the lakewatch. Quiet!
23 species

Lesser Scaup  4
Long-tailed Duck  1
Red-breasted Merganser  163
Red-throated Loon  7
Common Loon  36
Horned Grebe  25
Red-necked Grebe  2
Double-crested Cormorant  7
Killdeer  1
Bonaparte's Gull  10
Ring-billed Gull  60
Herring Gull  20
Belted Kingfisher  1
Red-bellied Woodpecker  1
Blue Jay  1
American Crow  2
Red-breasted Nuthatch  1
Eastern Bluebird  2
Chipping Sparrow  6
Dark-eyed Junco  2
Red-winged Blackbird  2
Pine Siskin  4
American Goldfinch  4

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Date: 10/20/17 11:13 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Anna’s Hummingbird!!!
Hello Birding Friends,

This morning about 8:00, a hummingbird appeared at our backyard feeder. Thinking it wasn’t a Rufous I didn’t consider any other possibilities than Ruby-throated. I got decent photos of the bird about 8:40.

Well, about two hours later, Jim Pawlicki saw my photos and said it was an ANNA’S HUMMINGBIRD! Jim, Andy and Willie have been here and carefully checked the photos on the computer and waited for the bird but it has not shown. They’ve left now. I am going to keep a vigil here especially towards evening and early tomorrow morning. If the bird shows I will immediately get the word out. It’s so disappointing that it has not shown!

I am happy to have visitors but I’d hate to have people driving long distances only to be disappointed.


Celeste Morien
Medina, New York
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Date: 10/19/17 10:49 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] 2-4 Jaegers
10-19-17 Hamburg Town Park -2-4 Jaeger - 1 int. juv. Parasitic, 1 dark (ad?) Parasitic & possibly 2 more Jaeger spcs.1 sub ad. Kittiwake??? - low over water going W.

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Date: 10/19/17 4:39 pm
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Conesus Inlet Swamp
It was pretty quiet (though pretty) at the Conesus inlet swamp this
afternoon; I had only a few birds but a nice mix - including:

Pied-billed Grebe 1 (the only bird I saw on the water)
Great Blue Heron 1
Kingfisher 1
Raven 1
Red-bellied Woodpecker 1
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker 1 (immature)
Carolina Wren 1 (singing)
Red-wing Blackbird 100+

Jim Kimball
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Date: 10/19/17 11:36 am
From: Bird observations from western New York <geneseebirds-l...>
Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] Bonaparte's and Little Gulls; Forster's Tern
This morning, Dean DiTommaso, Jim Pawlicki, and I did a lake-watch at Fort
Niagara State Park. The number of Bonaparte's Gulls passing by, going east
to west, was phenomenal. I counted 6600 Bonies and there were probably
another 1500-2000 that went by before I started counting. I have been seeing
high numbers of Bonies while lake-watching at Golden Hill S.P. this month
but the number today was many times greater. At first they were from the
shore to a mile or two out, an extremely heavy passage of birds. Before long
most of the birds were at a good distance with many fewer near shore but
numbers passing were still usually on the order of 50/minute. Among the
Bonies, we counted four adult and one second basic LITTLE GULLS. We also had
a juvenile PARASITIC JAEGER that seemed to be hanging around well off-shore.
There was also a decent variety of other water birds:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist/S40010496



Curious as to the number of Bonies in the lower Niagara River, I went to
Lewiston landing, where there about 700 Bonies. Although I was unable to
find a Little Gull here (a preferred feeding area for them), I did have a
FORSTER'S TERN that was floating on the water with the many Bonies. I rarely
see terns floating on the water. Unlike gulls, it is not a preferred resting
mode for them.



Good birding!

Willie

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Willie D'Anna

Wilson, NY

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