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Rare Bird Alert for BUFFALO Thursday, November 18, 2004

- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 11/18/2004
* NYBU0411.18
- Birds mentioned

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RUFOUS or ALLEN'S HUMMINGBIRD
OSPREY
GR. WHITE-FR. GOOSE
CACKLING GOOSE
EARED GREBE
Red-throated Loon
Common Loon
Pied-billed Grebe
Horned Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
Great Blue Heron
Bl.-cr. Night-Heron
Tundra Swan
Snow Goose
Wood Duck
Northern Shoveler
Gadwall
Long-tailed Duck
White-winged Scoter
Hooded Merganser
Bald Eagle
Cooper's Hawk
Peregrine Falcon
Greater Yellowlegs
Little Gull
Bonaparte's Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Herring Gull
California Gull
Iceland Gull
L. Black-b. Gull
Glaucous Gull
Great Black-b. Gull
Sabine's Gull
Snow Bunting
Red-w. Blackbird

- Transcript
Hotline: Dial-a-Bird at the Buffalo Museum of Science
Date: 11/18/2004
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 18, 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 November 11 through November
18 from the Niagara Frontier Region include RUFOUS or
ALLEN'S HUMMINGBIRD, 10 gull species, OSPREY, GR. WHITE-FR.
GOOSE, CACKLING GOOSE and EARED GREBE.

Since early September, in Niagara Falls, Ontario, a
hummingbird - tentatively identified as a RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD
or ALLEN'S, has been at a backyard feeder at 4579 Peach
Avenue. The homeowner has permitted visitors to the
backyard.

Ten gull species were reported on the Niagara River this
week. November 13, the first report of GLAUCOUS GULL - at
the barge above the falls. Other gulls of note - LITTLE GULL
at Lewiston. CALIFORNIA GULL and ICELAND GULL at the power
plant overlook. Several L. BLACK-B. GULLS above the falls
and at the control gates. And, November 14, a juvenile
SABINE'S GULL still in the gorge at the Canadian Falls.
Other common gulls on the river - BONAPARTE'S GULL, RING-
BILLED GULL, HERRING GULL and GREAT BLACK-B. GULL.

November 14, in addition to the gulls on the Niagara, the
BOS field trip reported RED-THROATED LOON, COMMON LOON,
HORNED GREBE, WHITE-WINGED SCOTER, LONG-TAILED DUCK and SNOW
BUNTINGS at Fort Niagara State Park. At Queenston, 8 GREAT
BLUE HERONS along the river. BL.-CR. NIGHT-HERON at the
power plants. Above the falls, unexpected WOOD DUCK and
HOODED MERGANSER. Two COMMON LOONS in the upper lagoon of
the Engineerium Building. PEREGRINE FALCON over the rapids,
and COOPER'S HAWK at the control gates.

November 15, a late OSPREY was still at Red House Lake in
Allegany State Park, along with a RED-NECKED GREBE.

Other reports this week - At the Batavia Waste Water Plant,
3 EARED GREBES and 18 waterfowl species, including over 600
NORTHERN SHOVELERS. In the Iroquois, Oak Orchard and
Tonawanda Areas, 2 GR. WHITE-FR. GEESE at Ring-necked Marsh
along with a single CACKLING GOOSE, a small species of
CANADA GOOSE formerly described as RICHARDSON'S GOOSE. At
the Hutton Road gypsum pond in Oakfield, 6 more CACKLING
GEESE with 2 SNOW GEESE, 22 GADWALL and 24 HOODED
MERGANSERS. In the Tonawanda Area, 12 PIED-BILLED GREBES and
160 RED-W. BLACKBIRDS. At Oak Orchard, 28 TUNDRA SWANS and 2
adult BALD EAGLES. And at Cayuga Pool, a GREATER YELLOWLEGS.

Dial-a-Bird will be updated one day early - Wednesday,
November 24. Please call in your sightings by noon
Wednesday. You may report sightings after the tone. Thank
you for calling and reporting to Dial-a-Bird.

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