RBA Buffalo Bird Report 30 Dec 2016


Townsends Solitaire,©Dan Lane

- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 12/30/2016
* NYBU1612.30
- Birds mentioned

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  Please submit reports to
  DSuggs@buffaloornithologicalsociety.org
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  Red-throated Loon
  Horned Grebe
  Harlequin Duck
  Black Scoter
  Rough-legged Hawk
  Sandhill Crane
  Little Gull
  Black-headed Gull
  Thayer's Gull
  Iceland Gull
  L. Black-b. Gull
  Glaucous Gull
  Common Raven
  Eastern Bluebird
  White-cr. Sparrow
  Lapland Longspur
  Brown-headed Cowbird

- Transcript
  Hotline: Buffalo Bird Report at the Buffalo Museum of Science
  Date:             12/30/2016
  Number:           716-896-1271
  To Report:        Same
  Compiler:         David F. Suggs
  Coverage:         Western New York and adjacent Ontario
  Website:          www.BuffaloOrnithologicalSociety.org

  Friday, December 30, 2016

  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 December 22 through December
  30 from the Niagara Frontier Region.

  Ten gull species on the Niagara River this week included seven
  LITTLE GULLS - two on the lower river at Queenston, four
  above the falls, and one at Chippawa. An adult BLACK-HEADED
  GULL continues, intermittently, at the lower river
  Whirlpool. Other gulls at the falls and power plants -
  THAYER'S GULL, ICELAND GULL, L. BLACK-B. GULL and GLAUCOUS
  GULL. Also, one HARLEQUIN DUCK above the falls at the barge,
  and HORNED GREBE in the falls gorge.

  On the Buffalo waterfront, viewed from the Erie Basin
  Marina, three L. BLACK-B. GULLS, GLAUCOUS GULL, and two BLACK
  SCOTERS.

  December 29 on the Niagara Peninsula of Ontario, a total of
  11 SANDHILL CRANES between Fort Erie and Welland - three on
  Ridge Road east of Crowland Avenue, and eight SANDHILL
  CRANES on McKenney Road, south of Buchner Road.

  From northwest Cattaraugus County, two ROUGH-LEGGED HAWKS on
  Dredge Road in the Town of Leon.

  In Niagara County this week, 15 WHITE-CR. SPARROWS on
  Youngstown-Wilson Road at the country club, seven LAPLAND
  LONGSPURS on Hulbert Road, five EASTERN BLUEBIRDS and two
  BROWN-HEADED COWBIRD in Ransomville, and RED-THROATED LOON
  on Lake Ontario.

  And, noting the northward expansion of COMMON RAVENS, a
  single COMMON RAVEN on Pleasantview Drive in Lancaster.

  The Bird Report will be updated Thursday evening, January 5.
  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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