Behind the campus is the Ithaca College Natural Lands area http://www.icnaturallands.com/about On days like we are having this week, it's a great place to go at lunch for a good walk.
My office is on the top floor of one of the Towers and faces this area as well. I've been watching a pair of Red-Tailed Hawks build a nest at the top of a pine tree so I struck out yesterday to find them up close. I know what tree they are in but failed to see the nest. I did see an American Crow flying with nest materials as well but once he spotted me, he rested on a branch and wouldn't reveal where he was going. Those woods are also filled with Pileateds and other woodpeckers. And randomly, co-workers have shown me pictures of hawks who roost on the building outside the office windows including a Cooper's last year. -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1) http://email@example.com/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/ --