[cayugabirds-l] OT: selling Kowa scope

2017-11-05 Thread Scott Haber
Hi All, I'm parting with my gently used Kowa TSN-82 SV scope and 30x (fixed) eyepiece. The scope and eyepiece are in excellent condition with no defects or cosmetic damage. If anyone is interested, please contact me directly (off-list) for price and more details: sa...@cornell.edu Thanks,

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Gallimule tough love (I hope)

2017-07-06 Thread Scott Haber
Gallinule and coot parents are well known to engage in aggressive behaviors toward their chicks, which, in some rare cases, ends in infanticide. For more info: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/BF00302949 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0003347284803401 -Scott On

[cayugabirds-l] Clay-colored Sparrow back on the Cornell Arts Quad

2017-05-12 Thread Scott Haber
What is presumably the same Clay-colored Sparrow that has been present in the last few years was singing from the apple trees in his usual spot (between Goldwin Smith and Stimson Halls) on the Cornell Arts Quad this morning around 9:15am. I saw it briefly in flight as it headed toward East

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Guess which bird...

2017-05-02 Thread Scott Haber
The original article correctly identifies the bird in question as a Red-winged Blackbird and includes several diagnostic photos from Scottish birders. I'm not sure why there's been any "confusion". -Scott On Tue, May 2, 2017 at 10:49 AM, Bill Mcaneny wrote: > To clarify (or

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Clay-colored sparrow reports?

2016-05-31 Thread Scott Haber
I saw it last Thursday, and I believe several students heard it singing while lined up for the commencement procession on Sunday morning. -Scott On Tue, May 31, 2016 at 10:05 AM, Michele Mannella wrote: > Has anyone seen/heard the clay-colored sparrow outside Goldwin

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Golden-winged Warbler at 1504 Hanshaw

2016-05-08 Thread Scott Haber
Thanks, Jody! Bird is still here as of 220...looks like a female-type and I don't see any obvious signs of an integrade. Scott > On May 8, 2016, at 2:04 PM, Jody W Enck wrote: > > In my apple tree as of 2:05pm. Park in my driveway and come around back. > Apple tree is the

[cayugabirds-l] Mourning Warbler - Village of Lansing

2016-05-07 Thread Scott Haber
A male Mourning Warbler was singing along the Village of Lansing Greenway this morning. He was mostly hidden deep within the honeysuckles along the path, but popped out a few times in response to pishing. Perhaps even more interesting was that it was the only warbler I turned up during a short

[cayugabirds-l] Big Snow Goose movement this afternoon

2016-01-03 Thread Scott Haber
Several huge skeins of Snow Geese were flying high and southbound over the Village of Lansing around 3PM today. My conservative estimate was about 4,000 individuals, but more may be coming. -Scott -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Deer ticks

2015-10-22 Thread Scott Haber
I can remember when this was a list "focused on the discussion of birds and birding in the Finger Lakes Region." On Thu, Oct 22, 2015 at 4:01 PM, RICHARD WOOD wrote: > I can remember a few years back I was doing a breeding bird survey in > southwestern Minnesota with Steve

Re: [cayugabirds-l] ALFL

2015-05-12 Thread Scott Haber
And Che-bek, Che-bek would be Least Flycatcher! On May 12, 2015, at 8:27 AM, RICHARD WOOD rwood...@msn.com wrote: ACFL would be Acadian Flycatcher. :) Chebek chebek chebek! Richard Date: Tue, 12 May 2015 07:04:55 -0400 Subject: [cayugabirds-l] ALFL From: k...@empacc.net To:

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods migrants

2015-05-11 Thread Scott Haber
To add to Brad's tally: there were two Northern Parulas, both singing, on the Wilson Trail North just west of the Sherwood Platform at about 9:15AM. A Blackburnian Warbler also sang a few times further east on the Wilson Trail, just beyond the footbridge. Scott On Mon, May 11, 2015 at 8:04 AM,

[cayugabirds-l] Interesting Blue-winged Warbler at Sapsucker Woods

2015-05-05 Thread Scott Haber
I just tracked down a singing Blue-winged Warbler near the southern end of the Podell Boardwalk at Sapsucker Woods, but it was sporting bright yellow wing-bars. Nothing else on the bird suggested a hybrid, but it clearly isn't quite a purebred either. Other birds in that immediate vicinity

[cayugabirds-l] Indigo Bunting @ Sapsucker Woods + other new arrivals

2015-04-30 Thread Scott Haber
A male Indigo Bunting was sitting silently on the power lines in the cleared area at the north end of the Hoyt-Pileated trail at Sapsucker Woods this morning. Another new arrival was a Black-throated Blue Warbler that was singing very intermittently along the Wooldeton boardwalk. Earlier this

[cayugabirds-l] Bittern flushed from Swan Pen

2015-04-25 Thread Scott Haber
A jogger just flushed the American Bittern from the Swan Pen at Stewart Park. The bittern flew east over the willows along the parking lot and then out of sight. Scott -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods Road Barred Owl

2015-04-14 Thread Scott Haber
Right around the same time as Marie's sighting, someone was in the vicinity of the Wilson Trail South repeatedly hooting a Barred Owl imitation for about two minutes. Perhaps, instead of the desired effect of bringing the owl closer, the imitation scared the owl across the road (and into Marie's

[cayugabirds-l] Pine Warblers back at Comstock Knoll

2015-04-12 Thread Scott Haber
Two Pine Warblers are chasing each other and singing on Comstock Knoll at around 945, Sunday morning. Scott H -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Olin the Osprey is back

2015-04-09 Thread Scott Haber
The necklace is not really a reliable method for sexing Ospreys in the field. Males can and do show the necklace, and there's lots of overlap. As Alan Poole states in the BNA account, sexes often difficult to distinguish in the field. Furthermore, it's quite a stretch to take a bunch of

[cayugabirds-l] Golden Eagle downtown

2015-04-07 Thread Scott Haber
There's currently an immature Golden Eagle circling low over the parking lot where the DMV is located off Third St. downtown. It's being harassed by two Ospreys and a few crows. -Scott -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Field Sparrow

2015-03-27 Thread Scott Haber
An early Field Sparrow was at our feeder in the Village of Lansing just now. Although it's not typically a species I think of as a feeder visitor, we had one here (on the same feeder even) in April of 2013. -Scott H -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Ross's Goose flyby - Myers

2015-03-25 Thread Scott Haber
There has been constant northward movement of Snow Goose flocks over the middle of the lake at Myers this morning. Like Ken, I was fortunate to pick out a lone Ross's Goose in one skein, and and it was a great, albeit brief look, as the birds were all flying fairly low over the water. Scott H

[cayugabirds-l] Northern Saw-whet Owl - Village of Lansing

2015-03-15 Thread Scott Haber
While letting the dog out just now, I was surprised by a Northern Saw-whet Owl calling from the northern section of the Village of Lansing Greenway that ends at the Bomax Rd. fields. The vocalization lasted for about 15 seconds, paused for about 10, and then resumed for another 10 seconds or so,

Re: [cayugabirds-l] question of the day

2015-03-12 Thread Scott Haber
Could we possibly direct the rest of these responses directly to Marc, and not to the list? Thanks, Scott On Thu, Mar 12, 2015 at 10:56 AM, Bill Mcaneny bmcane...@fltg.net wrote: Sitting in the bed of a pickup truck on a swivel chair with a cooler nearby. You can see all, hear all, and be

Re: [cayugabirds-l] EBird info IPhone question

2015-02-27 Thread Scott Haber
On Fri, Feb 27, 2015 at 12:03 PM, Brad Walker wrote: *Hi all,* *To keep the list from turning into a long eBird thread, please direct your site questions here. http://help.ebird.org/customer/portal/emails/new http://help.ebird.org/customer/portal/emails/new* *There is also a Facebook group for

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Northern Goshawk Fingerlakes National Forest, Schuyler Co.

2015-01-16 Thread Scott Haber
As a follow-up to Anne's request, I'd also love to hear about any evidence showing that Goshawks are on territory in January, and that flushing from low cover is a typical behavior of a Goshawk on territory and susceptible to disturbance. -Scott On Fri, Jan 16, 2015 at 2:17 PM, Anne Clark

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Northern Goshawk Fingerlakes National Forest, Schuyler Co.

2015-01-16 Thread Scott Haber
John C., I'm still trying to figure out how we know Goshawks to be adverse to human disturbance. Anecdotal evidence is nice, as is your research on Golden-winged Warblers, but actual cited research on Northern Goshawks reports the following: *Disturbances associated with research are usually of

[cayugabirds-l] Snowy Owl continues at Seneca Falls airport

2015-01-11 Thread Scott Haber
Brad Walker and I just viewed the Snowy Owl at the Finger Lakes Regional Airport in Seneca Falls. As of 915am, the bird was east of the parking lot, just across the runway. Scott -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

Re: [cayugabirds-l] RHWO coaxing nestlings to leave

2014-07-12 Thread Scott Haber
At least two of the juvenile Red-headed Woodpeckers were flying freely around the dead snags yesterday afternoon. They were still mainly relying on the adults to bring food to them, but they've clearly fledged. -Scott On Sat, Jul 12, 2014 at 12:01 PM, Paul Schmitt pschmi...@gmail.com wrote:

[cayugabirds-l] Mourning Warbler - Grisamore Farms in Locke

2014-06-27 Thread Scott Haber
If you're going berry picking at Grisamore Farms this weekend, keep your ears open: Brad Walker and I heard a Mourning Warbler singing multiple times from the wet woods bordering the strawberry patch this morning. Scott -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Red-shouldered Hawk flyover - Lansing

2014-06-15 Thread Scott Haber
A seemingly out-of-place adult RED-SHOULDERED HAWK just flew over our patio off Warren Rd. in Lansing, heading north in the direction of the Bomax Rd. fields. I'm not too up to date on this species's breeding status in the basin, but I can't recall any nearby nesting sites. -Scott --

[cayugabirds-l] Two(!) Eastern Whip-poor-wills - Northwood Apts

2014-05-07 Thread Scott Haber
There are currently (as of 845pm) TWO Eastern Whip-poor-wills counter-singing along Northwoods Drive. This is the road that runs adjacent to the Northwood Apts off Warren Rd. on the Ithaca/Lansing border. I got a low-quality audio recording of one via iPhone video camera. Scott --

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Two(!) Eastern Whip-poor-wills - Northwood Apts

2014-05-07 Thread Scott Haber
?v=588jvkrAmtcfeature=youtu.be -Scott On Wed, May 7, 2014 at 8:54 PM, Scott Haber scotthab...@gmail.com wrote: There are currently (as of 845pm) TWO Eastern Whip-poor-wills counter-singing along Northwoods Drive. This is the road that runs adjacent to the Northwood Apts off Warren Rd

[cayugabirds-l] Woodcocks displaying in NE Ithaca

2014-04-01 Thread Scott Haber
Woodcocks have been displaying reliably for the last week or so, starting around 7:45 every evening, along the road that parallels the Northwood Apts. off Warren Rd. There were at least 4-5 individual displaying concurrently this evening. The major display areas seem to be the open field between

[cayugabirds-l] Gray Catbird - Lansing

2014-02-16 Thread Scott Haber
A very chilled-looking Gray Catbird was hanging out this afternoon along the eastern end of the Town of Lansing Greenway off of Coventry Walk (which itself runs west from Warren Rd. past the Northwood Apartments. -Scott -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

Re:[cayugabirds-l] Gray Catbird - Lansing

2014-02-16 Thread Scott Haber
A minor typo: it's the Village of Lansing Greenway, not Town. -Scott On Sun, Feb 16, 2014 at 5:50 PM, Scott Haber scotthab...@gmail.com wrote: A very chilled-looking Gray Catbird was hanging out this afternoon along the eastern end of the Town of Lansing Greenway off of Coventry Walk

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Target SNOW and JFK collisions

2013-12-11 Thread Scott Haber
I think Kevin was suggesting that the owl sliding was a result of the bird attempting to perch on a steep, snow-covered incline, and not because it was terrified by a small group of birders standing at a respectful distance, but I guess he could be wrong. -Scott On Wed, Dec 11, 2013 at 8:00 AM,

[cayugabirds-l] Black Vultures in TV kettle

2013-10-10 Thread Scott Haber
Two Black Vultures soaring with a low kettle of about 15 Turkey Vultures over the Northwood Apts off Warren Road - as of 130pm. -Scott -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Seeking bird images for Merlin project

2013-06-27 Thread Scott Haber
images via our ImageShare site, we're not looking for duplicates: only photos that have not yet been contributed to Merlin. Many thanks, Scott --- *Scott Haber* Digital Content Manager Cornell Lab of Ornithology Ithaca, NY *sa...@cornell.edu (607)254-1102* -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] Orchard Oriole at Lab - Thursday morning

2013-06-06 Thread Scott Haber
A young male Orchard Oriole (presumably the same one Ken found yesterday) was singing loudly along the boardwalk between the first and second staff parking lots at the Lab this morning. -Scott -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Yellow-throated Vireo - Sapsucker Woods

2013-05-16 Thread Scott Haber
There was a Yellow-throated Vireo singing from the woodchip path across the road from the visitor's parking lot at the Lab, just a few minutes ago. -Scott -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Palmer Woods RBA just in.

2013-05-14 Thread Scott Haber
Are we sure it's not called Fuertes Woods? Perhaps someone should look into it. On Tue, May 14, 2013 at 10:58 AM, Kevin J. McGowan k...@cornell.edu wrote: This is a nice patch of woods that extends into Cayuga Heights, with trails going out onto Triphammer (and now a Frisbee golf course).

[cayugabirds-l] Pine Siskins, Rose-breasted Grosbeak - Wed. morning

2013-05-01 Thread Scott Haber
I was holding out hope that the lingering Common Redpolls at our feeders would last into May, and although they haven't yet put in an appearance today, a small flock of six Pine Siskins was a nice consolation prize, along with a female Rose-breasted Grosbeak. -Scott -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Northern Parula - Lansing

2013-04-29 Thread Scott Haber
A newly-arrived Northern Parula was singing away in the aspens and elms off our patio this morning. It was very odd to hear that song while also watching two lingering Common Redpolls at our feeders: I can't imagine those species cross paths very often. -Scott -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Odd juxtaposition of feeder birds

2013-04-21 Thread Scott Haber
Six lingering Common Redpolls at our feeders in Lansing were joined by a Field Sparrow this morning. It's the first time we've seen the latter species at the feeders. -Scott -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Lesser Scaup -Business/Tech Park

2013-04-15 Thread Scott Haber
There is a lone female-type Lesser Scaup hanging out with Canada Geese on the pond at the Business/Tech Park adjacent to the Ithaca Airport. -Scott -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Bufflehead - Northeast Ithaca

2013-04-13 Thread Scott Haber
There is a lone female Bufflehead hanging out on the tiny pond at the dogleg on Graham Road/Dart drive on the Ithaca-Lansing border. The pond is between Route 13 and Graham/Dart, just behind the Cayuga Mall (with the new Agway, Rite-aid, TJ Maxx etc.) -Scott -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Bohemian Waxwings - Northwood Apts., Lansing

2013-04-12 Thread Scott Haber
Susan Newman and I just came across a flock of about 30 Bohemian Waxwings in the trees along the road just west of the Northwood Apts. off Warren Road. The trees are on the north side of the road on the border of the overgrown field that used to be a public pool many decades ago. Scott --

[cayugabirds-l] Lingering Redpollls

2013-04-11 Thread Scott Haber
A small group of Common Redpolls continues to frequent our feeders off Warren Rd. near the Ithaca Airport, with as many as 11 there this morning. -Scott -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Bohemian Waxwing viewing

2013-04-04 Thread Scott Haber
on the shoulder or just off it on the grass to view them. -Scott --- *Scott Haber* Digital Content Manager Cornell Lab of Ornithology Ithaca, NY *sa...@cornell.edu (607)254-1102* -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Woodcock Wed. evening: neither snow nor rain...

2013-03-27 Thread Scott Haber
Despite the steady wet snowfall and the late hour, our local woodcock here behind the Northwood Apts. off Warren Road has been persistently peenting and doing his display flight as of 11PM. -Scott -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Woodcock Monday evening

2013-03-11 Thread Scott Haber
Our first American Woodcock of the spring is isplaying behind our apartment off Warren Rd. near the airport as of a few minutes ago. The peents were difficult to hear in the windy conditions, and I first heard only the twittering flight display while stepping outside for a few minutes to sweep the

Re: [cayugabirds-l] short-eared owls @ Morgan Road

2013-03-09 Thread Scott Haber
As part of the group that relocated to Carncross Rd. this evening where we had excellent looks at three Short-eared Owls, I should note that the distant possibilities that Colleen referred to were indeed distant Short-eared Owls. They were quite far out and we tried to help many in the large group

[cayugabirds-l] Wilson's Snipe - near intersection of 13 Warren Rd.

2013-01-24 Thread Scott Haber
of the large woodlot on the west side of the road. The bird narrowly avoided colliding with a few cars, and although traffic was too busy for us to stop or make a u-turn, I presume the bird is probably still on the edge of the woodlot there. -Scott --- *Scott Haber* Digital Content Manager Cornell Lab

[cayugabirds-l] Bluegrass Lane Sunday - Killdeer and Snow Buntings

2013-01-06 Thread Scott Haber
A very out-of-season Killdeer was flying around and calling above the parking lot at the Equine Research Park on Bluegrass Lane this afternoon. Also: our dog flushed a flock of five Snow Buntings along the path just east of the parking area where they then sat calmly on the fence bordering one

[cayugabirds-l] Large flock of Common Redpolls - Ithaca/Lansing border

2012-12-29 Thread Scott Haber
Common Redpolls descended on our feeders off Warren Road near the airport this morning, en masse, with up to 35 any at given time. -Scott --- *Scott Haber* Digital Content Manager Cornell Lab of Ornithology Ithaca, NY *sa...@cornell.edu (607)254-1102* -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] White-winged Crossbills on campus

2012-10-29 Thread Scott Haber
At least one male and one female-type White-winged Crossbill were still feeding in the hemlocks between the A.D. White House and the Big Red Barn on the Cornell campus as of 1:30PM. Best, Scott --- *Scott Haber* Digital Content Manager Cornell Lab of Ornithology Ithaca, NY *sa...@cornell.edu

[cayugabirds-l] Rufous Hummingbird - Phoenix, NY (Oswego County)

2012-09-18 Thread Scott Haber
and can be reached via email at: dupre...@gmail.com if you'd like to contact her about arranging to visit her yard to see the bird, but she will be heading out of town on Friday so it would be best to get in touch soon. Best, Scott --- *Scott Haber* Digital Content Manager Cornell Lab of Ornithology

[cayugabirds-l] Possible Whimbrel on Hanshaw Rd. across from SPCA

2012-08-23 Thread Scott Haber
I just received word from the front desk at the Lab that someone just called in a report of a Whimbrel in the field across the road from the Ithaca SPCA. That would be Hanshaw Road, for those unfamiliar with the location of the SPCA. Those are all the details I was given. Good luck if you go.

[cayugabirds-l] Alder Flycatcher @ Sapsucker Woods

2012-05-23 Thread Scott Haber
There is an Alder Flycatcher vocalizing from the near the far staff parking at the Lab of Ornithology this morning. I did visually confirm it as well, to make sure I wasn't hearing Kevin McGowan's catbird which had been doing an Alder imitation. The bird was calling from just beyond the gate in

[cayugabirds-l] Blue-winged Warbler @ Lab parking lot

2012-05-09 Thread Scott Haber
As of a few minutes ago, a Blue-winged Warbler was singing loudly from the power line cut at the Lab of Ornithology, right where Sapsucker Woods Rd. intersects with the far (northernmost) staff parking lot. -Scott -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Ruffed Grouse in Lansing, Sunday AM

2012-05-06 Thread Scott Haber
A Ruffed Grouse was drumming at the eastern end of the 700 Warren Road trail this morning, just west of Coventry Walk. A singing Yellow-throated Vireo was around for a bit as well. Best, Scott --- *Scott Haber* Digital Content Manager Cornell Lab of Ornithology Ithaca, NY *sa...@cornell.edu

[cayugabirds-l] Lots of birds around Friday AM

2012-05-04 Thread Scott Haber
, but there were also several Chestnut-sided and Black-and-White Warblers, and single Black-throated Blue, Black-throated Green, American Redstart, Northern Parula, and Ovenbird. A full eBird list is below: -Scott --- *Scott Haber* Digital Content Manager Cornell Lab of Ornithology Ithaca, NY *sa

[cayugabirds-l] Philadelphia vireo - sapsucker woods

2012-05-04 Thread Scott Haber
Brad Walker and I just found a bright Philadelphia Vireo on the Wilson Trail at Sapsucker Woods, just near the footbridge over the small stream. -Scott -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Lansing and Sapsucker Woods, Thursday AM

2012-05-03 Thread Scott Haber
, Scott --- *Scott Haber* Digital Content Manager Cornell Lab of Ornithology Ithaca, NY *sa...@cornell.edu (607)254-1102* Sapsucker Woods, Tompkins, US-NY May 3, 2012 7:40 AM - 8:30 AM Protocol: Traveling 1.0 mile(s) 40 species Canada Goose 10 Wood Duck 4 Mallard 2 Red-tailed Hawk 1 caught

[cayugabirds-l] Raven over Ithaca airport Monday afternoon

2012-03-05 Thread Scott Haber
A Common Raven was just calling and circling lazily over the northern end of the Ithaca airport just a few minutes ago (1pm). Scott Haber -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http

[cayugabirds-l] Ovid owls (Snowy and Short-eared) - Tuesday PM

2012-01-24 Thread Scott Haber
. At that point, the bird was only 75 or 100 yards from the road. It's a pretty stunning individual with just a few faint grayish markings on the wings and the back of the head. Best, Scott Haber -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http

[cayugabirds-l] Great Horned Owls courting tonight

2012-01-04 Thread Scott Haber
Two Great Horned Owls were calling back and forth tonight as of about 10:30PM, from the woodlot at the NW corner of the Warren Road/Route 13 intersection. They were quite audible from within the Northwood Apartment complex, right along the main road that runs through the complex. Best, Scott --

[cayugabirds-l] Out of Basin: Gray-crowned Rosy Finch

2011-12-22 Thread Scott Haber
This isn't a Basin bird, but still a remarkable find for New York: David Rankin discovered and photographed a Gray-crowned Rosy Finch feeding on the trail and then perching overhead, while hiking near the summit of Black Dome Mountain, near the town of Windham in Greene County today. A pair of

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Beebe lake this morning

2011-11-10 Thread Scott Haber
There has been a flock of mostly black domestic/barnyard ducks that were dumped at Beebe sometime over the summer. They could frequently be seen making forays between the Dean's Graden behind Warren Hall and the southern shore of Beebe, and would occasionally come up to people seemingly looking

[cayugabirds-l] Campus glass collision inquiry

2011-10-10 Thread Scott Haber
--- *Scott Haber* Digital Content Manager Cornell Lab of Ornithology Ithaca, NY *sa...@cornell.edu (607)254-1102* -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Red-necked Grebes at Montezuma?

2011-10-10 Thread Scott Haber
I just noticed a post on Genessee Birds from last week regarding a pair of possible Red-necked Grebes at the end of Van Dyne Spoor Road. I saw no mention of them here, but wanted to check if anyone can confirm that report. -Scott --- *Scott Haber* Digital Content Manager Cornell Lab

[cayugabirds-l] Lots of migrants in Lansing 9/8

2011-09-08 Thread Scott Haber
each of American Redstart and Black and White Warbler, and singles of Blackburnian Warbler, Ovenbird, Black-throated Blue Warbler, Least Flycatcher, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, and Scarlet Tanager. Might be a good day to check local migrant spots. -Scott --- *Scott Haber* Digital Content Manager

[cayugabirds-l] Olive-sided Flycatcher at the Lab 9/1

2011-09-01 Thread Scott Haber
As just pointed out to me by France Dewaghe, an OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER is currently perched on the Great Blue Heron nest snag at Sapsucker Woods as of 10:15AM. It's been squabbling occasionally with a few juvenile Cedar Waxwings that have also set up shop on the snag. Best, Scott --- *Scott

[cayugabirds-l] Prothonotary nest sites

2011-06-03 Thread Scott Haber
With all the discussion of the Prothonotary Warblers at Armitage Road lately, I thought I'd share an interesting Prothonotary nest site that was submitted to the Lab as part of the Celebrate Urban Birds Funky Nests Challenge:

[cayugabirds-l] Orchard Oriole - Sapsucker Woods

2011-06-03 Thread Scott Haber
Susan Newman and I just spent a few minutes watching the young male Orchard Oriole with Mark Chao at Sapsucker Woods. The bird was singing constantly, spending most of his time in the trees in the gravel parking area at Kip's Barn (on the east side of the building). Several times, he flew north

[cayugabirds-l] Excellent warbler watching in Sapsucker Woods - Friday AM

2011-05-20 Thread Scott Haber
As Laura Stenzler noted earlier, there's a plethora of warblers in Sapsucker Woods this morning, many offering excellent views. On a brief walk along the Wilson Trail North that was very difficult not to extend beyond the 25 minutes I allotted myself, I ran into Mark Chao and Miyoko Chu with Mark

[cayugabirds-l] Mourning Warbler - Lansing

2011-05-19 Thread Scott Haber
On a lunchtime dog-walk along the green way connecting the Northwood Apartments complex with Graham Road in Lansing, I came across a loudly singing MOURNING WARBLER in the thick brambles along the north side of the path. Also singing in the area were Canada Warbler, Northern Waterthrush, and a

[cayugabirds-l] Nice warbler flock on Wilson Trail right now

2011-05-11 Thread Scott Haber
Along the west side of the pond at Sapsucker Woods right now, the flock has: Bay-breasted Warbler: at least 2, possibly 3 Blackburnian Warbler: 1 BT Blue Warbler: 1 BT Green Warbler: 1 Black and White: 1 Yellow-rumped Warbler: many RE Vireo: 2 YT Vireo: 1 Best, Scott Haber -- Cayugabirds-L

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods - Tuesday @ lunch + Myers from yesterday

2011-05-10 Thread Scott Haber
A brief lunchtime stroll on the Wilson Trail North produced many of the birds that Mark reported this morning including: -Yellow-throated Vireo (heard only, but singing from the same location that Mark mentioned this morning - near the intersection of the Wilson and West trails) -Chestnut-sided

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods - Tuesday late lunch

2011-05-10 Thread Scott Haber
-27425424-8866...@list.cornell.edu [mailto: bounce-27425424-8866...@list.cornell.edu] *On Behalf Of *Scott Haber *Sent:* Tuesday, May 10, 2011 1:47 PM *To:* CAYUGABIRDS-L *Subject:* [cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods - Tuesday @ lunch + Myers from yesterday A brief lunchtime stroll

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Mourning Warbler - Sapsucker Woods - Sherwood Platform

2011-05-09 Thread Scott Haber
Susan Newman and I couldn't turn up Stuart's Mourning Warbler on a noon stroll around the Wilson Trail, but almost as interesting was a Short-tailed Shrew feeding in plain sight on the side of the trail, completely oblivious to our presence as we hovered over him/her to get some photos, our lens

[cayugabirds-l] Mammal ID correction

2011-05-09 Thread Scott Haber
After some careful analysis of video that Susan took of the small mammal on the Wilson Trail at Sapsucker Woods this afternoon, Kevin McGowan has concluded that it was a Hairy-tailed Mole and not a Short-tailed Shrew. Still cool to see in plain sight! -Scott -- *Scott A. Haber* *Content Manager

[cayugabirds-l] Lansing warblers 4/27

2011-04-27 Thread Scott Haber
A 30-minute walk around the Northwood Apartments complex in Lansing with the dog this morning produced some nice new spring arrivals, including singles of: Northern Parula, Nashville Warbler, Blue-Winged Warbler and Northern Waterthrush, and a handful each of Yellow-rumped Warbler and Ruby-crowned

[cayugabirds-l] Pine Siskins in Ithaca today

2011-04-22 Thread Scott Haber
A quick stop home at lunch today brought about a nice surprise: a flock of 11 Pine Siskins cleaning out my feeders. This is right near the Northwood Apartments up by the airport. Best, Scott -- *Scott A. Haber* *Content Manager - Merlin* Cornell Lab of Ornithology 159 Sapsucker Woods Rd. -

[cayugabirds-l] Ring-necked Ducks @ Sapsucker Woods 4/1

2011-04-01 Thread Scott Haber
A pair of Ring-necked Ducks have been cruising around the pond at the Lab for most of today. -Scott -- *Scott A. Haber* *Content Manager - Merlin* Cornell Lab of Ornithology 159 Sapsucker Woods Rd. - #295A Ithaca, NY 14850 Office: (607) 254-1102 Email: sa...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List

[cayugabirds-l] Woodcock - Ithaca, Tuesday night

2011-03-16 Thread Scott Haber
Last night at about 11PM, there was a lone Woodcock peenting from the wet, open woods just south of the Northwood Apartments, across Warren Road from the airport. Best, Scott -- *Scott A. Haber* *Content Manager - Merlin* Cornell Lab of Ornithology 159 Sapsucker Woods Rd. - #295A Ithaca, NY