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Rare Bird Alert for BUFFALO Thursday, November 4, 2004

- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 11/04/2004
* NYBU0411.04
- Birds mentioned

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Please phone in any rare sightings so they
may be shared via the DAB telephone update
system, and submit email contributions directly
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Thank you, David
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PARASITIC JAEGER
GOLDEN EAGLE
WESTERN RED-TAILED HAWK
COMMON TEAL
CALIFORNIA GULL
Common Loon
Tundra Swan
Brant
Green-winged Teal
Long-tailed Duck
Black Scoter
Surf Scoter
White-winged Scoter
Common Goldeneye
Bufflehead
Sharp-sh. Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
Northern Goshawk
Red-shouldered Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Rough-legged Hawk
Pectoral Sandpiper
Little Gull
Bonaparte's Gull
L. Black-b. Gull
Black-leg. Kittiwake
Common Tern
Red-headed Wdpkr. [reported]
Pileated Woodpecker
Red-br. Nuthatch
Hermit Thrush
Northern Shrike
Eastern Towhee
Fox Sparrow
Snow Bunting
Pine Siskin

- Transcript
Hotline: Dial-a-Bird at the Buffalo Museum of Science
Date: 11/04/2004
Number: 716-896-1271
To Report: Same
Compiler: David F. Suggs ([email protected])
Coverage: Western New York and adjacent Ontario
Transcriber: David F. Suggs
Website: www.BOSBirding.org

Thursday, November 4, 2004

Dial-a-Bird is a service provided by your Buffalo Museum of
Science and this answering system was donated by the Buffalo
Ornithological Society. Press (2) to leave a message, (3)
for updates, meeting and field trip information and (4) for
instructions on how to report sightings and use this system.
To contact the Science Museum, call 896-5200.

Highlights of reports received October 28 through November 4
from the Niagara Frontier Region include PARASITIC JAEGERS,
GOLDEN EAGLES, WESTERN RED-TAILED HAWK, COMMON TEAL and
CALIFORNIA GULL.

October 31, west-southwest winds gusting off Lake Erie
concentrated a record number of PARASITIC JAEGERS at Athol
Springs, in the Town of Hamburg. At least 16 JAEGERS,
including one group of 11, were observed from the area
between Hoak's and the Bedrock restaurants, along Route 5.
Also at this location, 9 TUNDRA SWANS, 2 L. BLACK-B. GULLS
and 20 SNOW BUNTINGS.

GOLDEN EAGLES were reported twice this week in Niagara
County. October 31, in the Town of Lockport over Upper
Mountain Road, and November 3, in Porter, over Youngstown
Road. An exceptionally rare raptor, a WESTERN-type RED-
TAILED HAWK was reported on the 31st, over Devil's Hole on
the lower Niagara River. At Times Beach in Buffalo, another
hawk flight was noted on the 1st, and included 40 RED-TAILED
HAWKS plus SHARP-SH. HAWK, RED-SHOULDERED HAWK and ROUGH-
LEGGED HAWK.

At Goat Island, above Niagara Falls, a possible COMMON TEAL
was observed among 8 GREEN-WINGED TEAL. It is hoped that
this teal will linger at the island until it has completed
it's moult.

On the Niagara River, October 31 - CALIFORNIA GULL at the
base of the Moses Power Plant, viewed from the Beck Overlook
in Ontario. LITTLE GULL at Lewiston. Over 2000 BONAPARTE'S
GULLS at Fort Erie, Ontario, and at least 3 L. BLACK-B.
GULLS between the Canadian Falls and the water control
structure. Also on the Niagara - SURF SCOTER, WHITE-WINGED
SCOTER, BLACK SCOTER and over 100 BUFFLEHEADS at the Peace
Bridge. A few COMMON GOLDENEYES at the falls. BALD EAGLE at
Queenston, Ontario, and 4 COMMON TERNS on the upper river.

From Lake Ontario, October 31, flying past Wilson Harbor,
BLACK-LEG. KITTIWAKE, NORTHERN GOSHAWK, and 15 waterfowl
species including over 2000 LONG-TAILED DUCKS. At Golden
Hill State Park in Somerset, over 200 COMMON LOONS on the
water at the lighthouse, and a passing flock of 20 PECTORAL
SANDPIPERS.

Other reports this week - in the Town of Tonawanda, along
Two Mile Creek Road, a dark phase ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK,
COOPER'S HAWK, NORTHERN SHRIKE, 2 HERMIT THRUSHES and 6 FOX
SPARROWS. 2 BRANT at the Erie Basin Marina in Buffalo. In a
yard in the Town of Ashford, 7 PINE SISKINS, EASTERN TOWHEE
and 2 FOX SPARROWS. PINE SISKINS also at two locations in
Hamburg. 300 SNOW BUNTINGS in Porter. And in Elma, PILEATED
WOODPECKER, RED-BR. NUTHATCH and a reported RED-HEADED
WDPKR. Outside the Niagara Frontier this week, a BLACK
GUILLEMOT in the Finger Lakes on Cayuga Lake, 45 GOLDEN
EAGLES at Franklin Mountain in southeastern New York State,
and 3 CAVE SWALLOWS at Hamlin Beach State Park on Lake
Ontario, west of Rochester.

Dial-a-Bird will be updated Thursday evening, November 11.
Please call in your sightings by noon Thursday. You may
report sightings after the tone. Thank you for calling and
reporting to Dial-a-Bird.

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