RBA Buffalo Bird Report 22 Dec 2016


Flammulated Owl,©John Schmitt

- RBA
* New York
* Buffalo
* 12/22/2016
* NYBU1612.22
- Birds mentioned

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  Please submit reports to
  DSuggs@buffaloornithologicalsociety.org
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  SHORT-EARED OWL
  LAPLAND LONGSPUR
  AMERICAN PIPIT
  PINE WARBLER
  FOX SPARROW
  Northern Harrier
  Merlin
  Wild Turkey
  Thayer's Gull
  Iceland Gull
  L. Black-b. Gull
  Glaucous Gull
  Horned Lark
  American Robin
  Amer. Tree Sparrow
  White-thr. Sparrow
  White-cr. Sparrow
  Dark-eyed Junco
  Brown-headed Cowbird

- Transcript
  Hotline: Buffalo Bird Report at the Buffalo Museum of Science
  Date:             12/22/2016
  Number:           716-896-1271
  To Report:        Same
  Compiler:         David F. Suggs
  Coverage:         Western New York and adjacent Ontario
  Website:          www.BuffaloOrnithologicalSociety.org

  Thursday, December 22, 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 15 through December
  22 from the Niagara Frontier Region.

  December 19 at the Dunkirk Airport in Chautauqua County, the
  count of SHORT-EARED OWLS is up to four, plus LAPLAND
  LONGSPUR, 8 WILD TURKEYS, NORTHERN HARRIER, HORNED LARK,
  AMERICAN ROBINS and three continuing WHITE-CR. SPARROWS.

  WHITE-CR. SPARROWS also reported with 14 AMERICAN ROBINS on
  Bentley Hill Road in the Chautauqua County Town of Gerry.

  AMERICAN PIPITS at two locations this week - one in Ontario
  at Kings Bridge Park, on the Welland River at the upper
  Niagara River, and a second AMERICAN PIPIT at the tree farm
  at Strikler and County Roads in Clarence.

  In Niagara Falls, Ontario, a male PINE WARBLER continues by
  the greenhouse a short distance above the falls. A female
  PINE WARBLER has also been reported in nearby Dufferine
  Islands Park.

  December 14 and 15, a FOX SPARROW at a feeder in Blasdell.
  Other feeder reports - two BROWN-HEADED COWBIRDS and WHITE-
  THR. SPARROW in Ransomville in Niagara County, and at Sunset
  Beach in Orleans County, 30 DARK-EYED JUNCOS. AMER. TREE
  SPARROWS also at several feeders.

  Eight gull species on the Niagara River this week,
  highlighted by ICELAND GULL, GLAUCOUS GULL, L. BLACK-B. GULL
  and THAYER'S GULL. Two L. BLACK-B. GULLS also at the Erie
  Basin Marina in Buffalo.

  And, in North Buffalo, a MERLIN along the Shoshone Park bike
  trail.

  It is the time of year to thank the many contributors to the
  Buffalo Bird Report, and extend best wishes to everyone for
  the holiday season and coming year.

  Schedules permitting, the Bird Report will be updated
  Thursday evening, December 29. 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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