The Eastern Towhee has been seen in our back yard eating millet we spread
on the ground most days since we first noticed it.  It was definitely there
on Dec. 31.  Not today, though.  I'll watch for it tomorrow.  Marsha Kardon

On Sun, Jan 1, 2017 at 11:18 PM, Dave Nutter <nutter.d...@me.com> wrote:

> 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
>
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