Dave, thanks so much for keeping track of all the “firsts of the year”. I know you love doing this, but I recognize it is a true labor of love. It takes a lot of work, and I am glad you do it!
Jody Jody W. Enck, PhD Conservation Social Scientist and President of the Cayuga Bird Club Ithaca, NY From: Dave Nutter Sent: Sunday, January 1, 2017 11:20 PM To: CayugaBirds-L b Subject: [cayugabirds-l] 1 Jan 2017 Ithaca "Christmas" Bird Count preliminaryresults The following species were reported at the tally this evening for the Ithaca count. For species found only by one party I try to provide the name(s) of the initial observer(s) and a general description of the location, including the town. This information will also go in the first records list for the Cayuga Lake Basin on the Cayuga Bird Club website. Please send me corrections or missing information. Thanks. --Dave Nutter SNOW GOOSE ROSS'S GOOSE Ken Rosenberg Stewart Park ice shelf and adjacent Cayuga Lake, Ithaca (This bird was present for awhile this morning then disappeared for the day but returned at dark with Canada Geese to the east end of the ice shelf.) CANADA GOOSE GADWALL AMERICAN WIGEON 5 AMERICAN BLACK DUCK MALLARD NORTHERN PINTAIL Ken Rosenberg et al Stewart Park, Ithaca REDHEAD RING-NECKED DUCK 10 LESSER SCAUP Ken Rosenberg et al Stewart Park, Ithaca LONG-TAILED DUCK Ken Rosenberg et al Stewart Park, Ithaca BUFFLEHEAD COMMON GOLDENEYE HOODED MERGANSER 15 COMMON MERGANSER RED-HEADED MERGANSER RUDDY DUCK Scott Sutcliffe et al? Treman Marine State Park, Ithaca? RUFFED GROUSE WILD TURKEY 20 COMMON LOON PIED-BILLED GREBE HORNED GREBE DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT 7 birds was a new high GREAT BLUE HERON 25 TURKEY VULTURE BALD EAGLE (Single birds reported in adjacent sectors 6, 7, & 8. The one in sector 7 was in adult plumage except it had a narrow dark band near the tip of the otherwise white tail. Were the others different?) SHARP-SHINNED HAWK COOPER'S HAWK RED-TAILED HAWK 30 ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK AMERICAN KESTREL MERLIN Elliot Miller Bluegrass Lane, Ithaca PEREGRINE FALCON 3 reports from sector 8, possibly of the same bird peregrinating AMERICAN COOT 35 RING-BILLED GULL HERRING GULL ICELAND GULL Kevin McGowan Portland Point LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL 40 ROCK PIGEON MOURNING DOVE EASTERN SCREECH-OWL GREAT HORNED OWL BARRED OWL Sandy Podulka Caroline Depot Rd, Caroline 45 BELTED KINGFISHER RED-BELLIED WOODPECKER YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER Dave Nutter Warren Pl north of Richard Pl, West Hill, City of Ithaca DOWNY WOODPECKER HAIRY WOODPECKER 50 NORTHERN FLICKER PILEATED WOODPECKER NORTHERN SHRIKE (1 on Hile School Rd which is outside the basin, the other which is in the basin by Meena Haribal on Irish Settlement Road, Dryden) BLUE JAY AMERICAN CROW 55 FISH CROW COMMON RAVEN HORNED LARK (2 sites in sector 1) BLACK-CAPPED CHICKADEE TUFTED TITMOUSE 60 RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH WHITE-BREASTED NUTHATCH BROWN CREEPER CAROLINA WREN HOUSE WREN Scott Sutcliffe et al Cass Park vicinity? City of Ithaca 65 WINTER WREN GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLET EASTERN BLUEBIRD HERMIT THRUSH John Fitzpatrick Thomas Rd, Dryden/Caroline AMERICAN ROBIN 70 NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD EUROPEAN STARLING CEDAR WAXWING SNOW BUNTING YELLOW-RUMPED (MYRTLE) WARBLER Asher Hockett, Sandy Wold behind former NCR factory, South Hill, Ithaca 75 AMERICAN TREE SPARROW SONG SPARROW SWAMP SPARROW John Fitzpatrick Thomas Rd, Dryden/Caroline WHITE-THROATED SPARROW WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW Jay McGowan Stevenson Rd hedgerow, Dryden 80 DARK-EYED (SLATE-COLORED) JUNCO NORTHERN CARDINAL RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD Susan Soboroff et al location? BROWN-HEADED COWBIRD PURPLE FINCH Paul Anderson along railroad tracks south of Cayuga Inlet fish ladder, Town of Ithaca 85 HOUSE FINCH AMERICAN GOLDFINCH HOUSE SPARROW 88 species on Count Day. Am I missing something? There were also the hybrid "Mallard X American Black Duck" and the not identified to species "Scaup sp". Not found on Count Day but possibly around for Count Week (29 Dec through 4 Jan) CACKLING GOOSE reported 28 Dec by Adriaan Dokter on Cayuga Inlet from Jetty Woods CANVASBACK CW: 1 male with Redheads off Treman Marine SP on 29 Dec by Dave Nutter GREATER SCAUP CW: 3 off Treman Marine SP on 29 Dec per Dave Nutter BLACK SCOTER CW: 1 female seen from Treman Marine SP by piling cluster on 29 Dec by Dave Nutter RING-NECKED PHEASANT haven't any escaped from the game farm? RED-THROATED LOON RED-NECKED GREBE NORTHERN HARRIER NORTHERN GOSHAWK GLAUCOUS GULL CW: seen at Stewart Park on 31 Dec by Dave Nutter & Jay McGowan SHORT-EARED OWL NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET LAPLAND LONGSPUR EASTERN TOWHEE reported as recently as 16 Dec by Marsha Kardon on Perry Lane, West Hill, Town of Ithaca Also found today outside the Ithaca count circle but within the Cayuga Lake Basin: WOOD DUCK Therese O'Connor Cayuga Lake from Taughannock Falls State Park (note: a report of 2 OSPREY standing on ice at Montezuma NWR is probably immature BALD EAGLES) TRUMPETER SWAN Dave Kennedy Armitage Rd, Savannah TUNDRA SWAN Dave Kennedy Cayuga Lake SP, Seneca Falls NORTHERN HARRIER Dave Kennedy Seyboldt Rd, Canoga, Town of Fayette AMERICAN PIPIT Jay McGowan Myers Point --Dave Nutter -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: Welcome and Basics Rules and Information Subscribe, Configuration and Leave Archives: The Mail Archive Surfbirds BirdingOnThe.Net Please submit your observations to eBird! -- -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html 2) http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/Cayugabirds 3) http://birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/CAYU.html Please submit your observations to eBird: http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --