RBA Buffalo Bird Report 26 Jan 2017


Seaside Sparrow,©David Sibley

- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 01/26/2017
* NYBU1701.26
- Birds mentioned

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  Please submit reports to
  DSuggs@buffaloornithologicalsociety.org
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  SLATY-BACKED GULL
  SNOWY OWL
  JAEGER SPECIES
  COMMON GRACKLE
  Tundra Swan
  Harlequin Duck
  Black Scoter
  Surf Scoter
  Bald Eagle
  Thayer's Gull
  Iceland Gull
  L. Black-b. Gull
  Glaucous Gull
  Pileated Woodpecker
  Winter Wren
  Golden-cr. Kinglet
  Pine Warbler

- Transcript
  Hotline: Buffalo Bird Report at the Buffalo Museum of Science
  Date: 01/26/2017
  Number: 716-896-1271
  To Report: Same
  Compiler: David F. Suggs
  Coverage: Western New York and adjacent Ontario
  Website: www.BuffaloOrnithologicalSociety.org

  Thursday, January 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 reports received January 19
  through January 26 from the Niagara Frontier
  Region.

  SLATY-BACKED GULL continues to be found
  intermittently at Niagara Falls. January 21,
  the gull was above the brink of the falls,
  viewed from the Ontario side of the rapids.

  At Goat Island in Niagara Falls, New York,
  gulls this week included THAYER'S GULL, ICELAND
  GULL, L. BLACK-B. GULL and GLAUCOUS GULL. Four
  HARLEQUIN DUCKS were reported in flight, moving
  upriver from the rapids. At the Three Sisters
  Islands, WINTER WREN and 4 GOLDEN-CR. KINGLETS.
  In Niagara Falls, Ontario, 2 PINE WARBLERS
  still at Dufferine Islands Nature Area.

  First reports of SNOWY OWLS this winter.
  January 24, 3 or 4 SNOWY OWLS on the Buffalo
  waterfront, viewed from the Erie Basin Marina
  tower. The OWLS were on Donnelly's Pier, the
  outer breakwalls and the Bird Island Pier. Also
  3 BLACK SCOTERS and 2 SURF SCOTERS on the
  waterfront.

  Another SNOWY OWL on the 24th, with BALD EAGLE
  and a flyby JAEGER SPECIES, at the mouth of
  Johnson Creek at Lake Ontario, in Orleans
  County. Also in Orleans County, 7 TUNDRA SWANS
  in a small pond at Harris and Lakeshore Roads,
  and 2 PILEATED WOODPECKERS at Sunset Beach.

  Other reports - an unexpected COMMON GRACKLE
  at the feeders at the Wild Bird store on
  McKinley Parkway in Hamburg. And, NORTHERN
  MOCKINGBIRD on Paramont Parkway in Tonawanda.

  The Bird Report will be updated Thursday
  evening, February 2. Please call in your
  sightings by noon Thursday. You may report
  sightings after the tone. Thank you for calling
  and reporting.

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