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Rare Bird Alert for BUFFALO Thursday, October 14, 2004

- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 10/14/2004
* NYBU0410.14
- Birds mentioned

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BLACK VULTURE
MERLIN
PINE SISKIN
SNOW GOOSE
EASTERN KINGBIRD
NOR. SAW-WHET OWL
BLACK-LEG. KITTIWAKE
GR. WHITE-FR. GOOSE x CANADA GOOSE
Common Loon
D.-crest. Cormorant
Bl.-cr. Night-Heron
White-winged Scoter
Bald Eagle
American Golden-Plove
Common Nighthawk
Eastern Phoebe
Common Raven
Eastern Bluebird
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
American Pipit
Blue-headed Vireo
Orange-cr. Warbler
Ovenbird
Northern Cardinal
Eastern Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Field Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
White-thr. Sparrow
White-cr. Sparrow
Purple Finch

Transcript
Hotline: Dial-a-Bird at the Buffalo Museum of Science
Date: 10/14/2004
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, October 14, 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 7 through October 14
from the Niagara Frontier Region include BLACK VULTURE,
MERLIN, PINE SISKIN, SNOW GOOSE and October Count reports.

October 10, an exceptionally rare BLACK VULTURE was observed
over the New York State Thruway between Pembroke and
Batavia.

At the University at Buffalo Main Street Campus this week, 7
MERLINS and one AMERICAN KESTREL.

PINE SISKINS were noted at three locations - 4 at a feeder
in East Aurora, another 4 in Marilla, and 30 PINE SISKINS at
a small pond near the Lake Ontario shore in the Town of
Wilson.

October 11, one SNOW GOOSE, at Ring-necked Marsh in the
Iroquois Refuge, and 2 SNOW GEESE at Sinking Ponds in East
Aurora on the 12th. A suspected hybrid CANADA GOOSE X GR.
WHITE-FR. GOOSE was found October 10 at Walden Pond Park, in
the Town of Lancaster at Walden and Ransom Road.

The BOS regional October count was conducted on the 10th. A
late EASTERN KINGBIRD was a surprise find in the Lake
Ontario Plains, on Hall Road in the Town of Somerset. There
are just four previous records of EASTERN KINGBIRD in the 68
year history of the October Count. Also in the lake plains,
a NOR. SAW-WHET OWL at Golden Hill State Park and two BLACK-
LEG. KITTIWAKES passing Sunset Island in Wilson Harbor.

Twenty year high counts were noted for many species the
Somerset and Yates section - highlights were 255 COMMON
LOONS, 485 D.-CREST. CORMORANTS, 283 WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS, 3
AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVERS, 5 EASTERN PHOEBES, 41 EASTERN
BLUEBIRDS, 178 AMERICAN PIPITS, 34 CHIPPING SPARROWS, and 23
NORTHERN CARDINALS. The section including Grand Island and
southern Niagara County reported at least 70 species,
including 9 BL.-CR. NIGHT-HERONS, 5 NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRDS, 6
warbler species, LINCOLN'S SPARROW and PURPLE FINCH.

At Allegany State Park, in the Wolf Run section, 2 COMMON
RAVENS, 6 BLUE-HEADED VIREOS, 7 sparrow species - CHIPPING
SPARROW, FIELD SPARROW, SONG SPARROW, LINCOLN'S SPARROW,
SWAMP SPARROW, WHITE-THR. SPARROW and WHITE-CR. SPARROW.
Also, 10 PURPLE FINCHES. In Elma-Lancaster, 57 species
included an ORANGE-CR. WARBLER and an almost-late OVENBIRD.
And, several sections reported GRAY CATBIRDS and EASTERN
TOWHEES.

Other reports - a sub-adult BALD EAGLE has been present
several weeks in the Wanakah area of Hamburg. And, October
8, a single COMMON NIGHTHAWK over Amherst.

Dial-a-Bird will be updated Thursday evening, October 21.
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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