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Rare Bird Alert for BUFFALO Wednesday, November 24, 2004

- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 11/24/2004
* NYBU0411.24
- Birds mentioned

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RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD
OVENBIRD (November 11)
D.-crest. Cormorant
Tundra Swan
Wood Duck
Gadwall
Canvasback
Redhead
Greater Scaup
Lesser Scaup
Bufflehead
Black Scoter
Hooded Merganser
Common Merganser
American Coot
Little Gull
California Gull
Thayer's Gull
Iceland Gull
L. Black-b. Gull
Sabine's Gull
Belted Kingfisher
Eastern Bluebird
American Robin
Cedar Waxwing
Swamp Sparrow

- Transcript
Hotline: Dial-a-Bird at the Buffalo Museum of Science
Date: 11/24/2004
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

Wednesday, November 24, 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.

The highlight of reports received November 18 through
November 24 from the Niagara Frontier Region was the RUFOUS
or ALLEN'S HUMMINGBIRD that has been at a backyard feeder in
Niagara Falls, Ontario, since early September. This very
rare hummingbird was still present on November 24, and
birders are still welcome to visit the yard at 4579 Peach
Avenue.

Gull numbers on the Niagara River appear to have decreased
with the recent warm weather. The SABINE'S GULL in the falls
gorge has only been seen intermittenly - latest report
November 19. A third-year CALIFORNIA GULL has been a regular
at the downriver side of the New York State Moses Power
Plant, viewed from the Beck Overlook in Ontario. Also at the
power plants, 2 ICELAND GULLS and probable THAYER'S GULL and
a HERRING GULL x GLAUCOUS GULL hybrid known as "NELSON'S
GULL". Three ICELAND GULLS and 6 L. BLACK-B. GULLS were
found above the falls and at the water control gates in
Ontario. LITTLE GULL continues to be reported on the lower
river at Lewiston. Waterfowl congregated at the control
gates included about 100 CANVASBACKS and 3 BLACK SCOTERS
among a mixed flock of 2000 GREATER SCAUP and LESSER SCAUP.

From Sinking Ponds in East Aurora this week, the first
report of REDHEAD, plus WOOD DUCK, GADWALL, CANVASBACK,
HOODED MERGANSER, 6 COMMON MERGANSERS, BELTED KINGFISHER,
EASTERN BLUEBIRD, AMERICAN ROBIN and SWAMP SPARROW.

From several locations on Chautauqua Lake, November 19, 18
waterfowl species highlighted by a total of 550 HOODED
MERGANSERS and 2500 AMERICAN COOTS. Also, 20 TUNDRA SWANS at
Ashville Bay.

Other reports this week - 200 D.-CREST. CORMORANTS in
Dunkirk Harbor. In a yard in Alden, 40 CEDAR WAXWINGS. From
Buffalo, 1000 BUFFLEHEADS at the Peace Bridge and 10 HOODED
MERGANSER at the Times Beach Nature Preserve on Fuhrmann
Blvd, and a late report of a very late OVENBIRD in the
downtown area on November 11.

Dial-a-Bird will be updated Thursday evening, December 2.
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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