[cayugabirds-l] FOY Great Crested Flycatcher

2019-05-09 Thread W Larry Hymes
Heard a FOY GREAT CRESTED FLYCATCHER along Forest Home Drive yesterday. Larry === W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu<mailto:w...@cornell.edu> === -- Cayugabirds-L List Info

[cayugabirds-l] Female rose-breasted

2019-05-01 Thread W Larry Hymes
We had a female ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK this morning. We had three male Grosbeaks yesterday evening, but just very briefly. Larry === W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu<mailto:w...@cornell.

[cayugabirds-l] Female Towhee

2019-04-30 Thread W Larry Hymes
Had a female RUFOUS-SIDED TOWHEE this morning. Larry === W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu<mailto:w...@cornell.edu> === -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirdi

[cayugabirds-l] Rose-breasted Grosbeak

2019-04-29 Thread W Larry Hymes
We had a male ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK at out feeders today. Finally a really and truly Grosbeak. Larry === W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu<mailto:w...@cornell.edu> === -- Cayug

[cayugabirds-l] Towhees

2019-04-21 Thread W Larry Hymes
We had 3 TOWHEES this morning. Larry -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] Phoebe, etc.

2019-04-02 Thread W Larry Hymes
I had a PHOEBE this morning on the Game Farm leg of the East Hill Rec. Way. We also had CHIPPING SPARROWS yesterday at our feeders. Larry -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES

[cayugabirds-l] Rose breasted grosbeak, etc.

2019-03-14 Thread W. Larry Hymes
Had a ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK (male) and a RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD today. Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Grackles

2019-03-13 Thread W. Larry Hymes
Yesterday we had several GRACKLES at our feeders, as well as several ROBINS flitting about our yard. Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info

[cayugabirds-l] Where are the birds?

2018-06-18 Thread W. Larry Hymes
s of these species I had all of a sudden plopping down in Upper Buttermilk? By the way, we picnicked at Upper Treman yesterday and bird song was relatively infrequent. Do any of you have any thoughts on this subject?? Larry -- ======== W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street,

[cayugabirds-l] Great Crested Flycatcher

2018-05-09 Thread W. Larry Hymes
Just had our foy GREAT CRESTED FLYCATCHER calling lustily from a neighbor's tree. Also, PURPLE FINCHES are back singing their beautiful, rapid-paced song. Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu

[cayugabirds-l] Oriole Feeders

2018-05-06 Thread W. Larry Hymes
significant preferences? Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Another bird!!

2018-05-04 Thread W. Larry Hymes
Just had our _*FIFTH*_ first of year bird for today - a beautiful male HUMMINGBIRD! The logjam is broken!! Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List

[cayugabirds-l] Spring is Busting Out All Over

2018-05-04 Thread W. Larry Hymes
This morning we had FOUR new yard birds: 3 ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK, 2 CATBIRD, a female TOWHEE, and a single WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW. WOW!!! Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu

[cayugabirds-l] Mockingbird surprise

2018-04-23 Thread W. Larry Hymes
-- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http

[cayugabirds-l] Bald Eagle

2018-04-22 Thread W. Larry Hymes
This afternoon an adult BALD EAGLE flew over our house coming from a westerly direction and heading in the general direction of East Hill Plaza. Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu

[cayugabirds-l] Very strange spring!

2018-04-20 Thread W. Larry Hymes
are still having FOX SPARROWS --- 9 days in a row, and counting! I tried to trade a Fox Sparrow for Ann Mitchell's Towhee, but she hasn't seen it for awhile. How about you, Asher. Got anything good to swap for one of "my" Fox Sparrows? Larry -- =======

[cayugabirds-l] Pine siskin

2018-04-18 Thread W. Larry Hymes
Finally!! This morning we just got our first PINE SISKIN of the year (2 birds)! Also, we still have FOX SPARROW, which makes 7 days in a row they've been in our yard. Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w

[cayugabirds-l] Hermit Thrush/Fox Sparrow

2018-04-17 Thread W. Larry Hymes
ofessional or amateur meteorologists? Larry -- ======== W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWE

[cayugabirds-l] More Fox Sparrows

2018-04-14 Thread W. Larry Hymes
There are now *FOUR Fox Sparrows* vigorously scratching in the leaves out back. A new first --- one is the most we have ever seen before They must have flooded in recently! Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w

[cayugabirds-l] Fox Sparrow

2018-04-14 Thread W. Larry Hymes
Yesterday afternoon we had a FOX SPARROW singing away in our neighborhood on East Hill (off Mitchell at city limits). Very pleasant, and emphatic, song! Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu

[cayugabirds-l] More Chipping Sparrows

2018-04-13 Thread W. Larry Hymes
Just looked out the window again --- now have 6 CHIPPING SPARROWS. Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Chipping Sparrow

2018-04-13 Thread W. Larry Hymes
-- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Song Sparrow

2018-03-03 Thread W. Larry Hymes
Yesterday our first SONG SPARROW of the year made an appearance!! Two days ago Sara Jane saw our first female RED-WING, and I saw one today. Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu

[cayugabirds-l] Actions of Red-Bellied young

2017-08-19 Thread W. Larry Hymes
, "Okay! Now what am I suppose to do!?" It then proceeded to walk up the trunk and right over top the adult, who didn't seem to mind. If only we humans could show such patience with our young! Larry -- ======== W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (

[cayugabirds-l] Red-tail crowd

2017-08-02 Thread W. Larry Hymes
areas along the wildlife drive!! We, too, saw large numbers of GREAT EGRETS at Knox-Marcellus. Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] Hummingbird!!!

2017-07-27 Thread W. Larry Hymes
en seeing hummingbirds of late? If not, maybe I could send our son to your house! Larry -- ============ W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirdi

[cayugabirds-l] Downy feeding young

2017-07-11 Thread W. Larry Hymes
ld very soon be able to forage on their own. Larry -- ======== W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.

[cayugabirds-l] Kipp Island?

2017-07-10 Thread W. Larry Hymes
We're heading to MNWR today, and are not sure where Kipp Island is located. Could someone enlighten me? -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] FOY House Wren

2017-06-08 Thread W. Larry Hymes
in, or was this just coincidental? We still haven't had any HUMMINGBIRDS, since seeing our first one on May 11. Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L

[cayugabirds-l] Pileated eating suet

2017-06-07 Thread W. Larry Hymes
-- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Osprey, Pine Warbler, etc.

2017-05-23 Thread W. Larry Hymes
rt of each new season I find myself having difficulty pulling out the names of birds singing songs that sound all too familiar --- sort of like starting all over!! Larry ======== W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@c

[cayugabirds-l] Pine Warbler

2017-05-19 Thread W. Larry Hymes
. Definitely not chipping sparrow! Has anyone else seen pine warbler at the knoll recently? Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] Migration proceeding

2017-05-11 Thread W. Larry Hymes
Maybe more birds are starting to move north. This morning we had our first R-T HUMMINGBIRD and BALTIMORE ORIOLE. Also, we had _*three*_ male ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK at our feeders. Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w

[cayugabirds-l] Osprey

2017-05-08 Thread W. Larry Hymes
Today around 12:30 I saw an OSPREY soaring about the Botanic Garden/Bebee Lake area. Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] Indigo Buntings

2017-05-06 Thread W. Larry Hymes
We have had a real treat recently. An adult INDIGO BUNTING has remained around our property for the past 4 days. This afternoon it was joined by a blotchy first-year male! Now the adult isn't lonely anymore! Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca

[cayugabirds-l] Further info Yellow House Finch

2017-05-05 Thread W. Larry Hymes
Upon reading the literature, it appears that captive house finches can have yellow coloration because of the lack of carotenoids in their diet. Would the most likely explanation for this particular bird be that it escaped from captivity? Larry -- W. Larry

[cayugabirds-l] Yellow House Finch

2017-05-05 Thread W. Larry Hymes
. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Indigo Bunting

2017-05-03 Thread W. Larry Hymes
en pop out. Larry -- ======== W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/Cayugabirds

[cayugabirds-l] Catbird

2017-04-30 Thread W. Larry Hymes
Had our first of year CATBIRD this afternoon. This is earlier than most years. Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] Hermit Thrush

2017-04-29 Thread W. Larry Hymes
, as if saying to itself, "Where am I? How did I get here? This doesn't look anything like what I expected." Presumably it will find a much more suitable habitat before long! Larry -- ======== W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@c

[cayugabirds-l] White-crowned Sparrow

2017-04-28 Thread W. Larry Hymes
Our first WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW of the year popped into our yard around 7:00 this evening (2 birds). Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info

[cayugabirds-l] Rose-breasted Grosbeaks

2017-04-27 Thread W. Larry Hymes
While working outside, just heard my first ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAKS. Beautiful song Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] Starling interlopers

2017-04-27 Thread W. Larry Hymes
ourselves to letting nature take its course! Bah!!! Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Phoebe

2017-04-24 Thread W. Larry Hymes
On my walk at Upper Buttermilk yesterday I saw my first PHOEBE flying about Lake Treman. Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] Brown Thrasher

2017-04-21 Thread W. Larry Hymes
it munch away on a cup of seed. It was a racing pigeon. There was no charge to drop the bird off with them. I felt compelled to make a donation! Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu

[cayugabirds-l] Banded pigeon

2017-04-20 Thread W. Larry Hymes
I have a banded pigeon that's feeding in our yard. It has a yellow leg band on the left leg and has gray feathers. Can't make out the number. Anyone know about banded pigeons in Ithaca? Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277

[cayugabirds-l] New yard birds

2017-04-16 Thread W. Larry Hymes
, and then flew off. Timing is everything Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http

[cayugabirds-l] Chipping Sparrow

2017-04-03 Thread W. Larry Hymes
Our first CHIPPING SPARROW of the year just showed up! Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Fox Sparrow

2017-03-30 Thread W. Larry Hymes
Just saw a FOX SPARROW "excavating" in the leaves. Over recent times we've been seeing them every other year. Beautiful! Larry -- ======== W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@c

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker

2017-03-28 Thread W. Larry Hymes
Just had our first of year YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER (male). Migration is proceeding!! Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] More Turkey Vultures

2017-03-26 Thread W. Larry Hymes
Just spotted a kettle of 8 more TURKEY VULTURES soaring south of Sapsucker Woods -- and another bird just north of our property. Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu

[cayugabirds-l] Turkey Vultures

2017-03-26 Thread W. Larry Hymes
Just had 6 TURKEY VULTURES soaring over our neighborhood on East Hill. Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Cowbirds

2017-02-07 Thread W. Larry Hymes
I was surprised to find a pair of COWBIRDS feeding in our yard this afternoon. First of the season for us. Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List

[cayugabirds-l] Tree Sparrow

2016-12-21 Thread W. Larry Hymes
Yesterday we had our first TREE SPARROW of this winter season. Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Late Grackles

2016-12-17 Thread W. Larry Hymes
This afternoon I was very surprised to have 3 GRACKLES stop at our feeders, albeit only very briefly. They better not dilly dally too much longer!! Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu

[cayugabirds-l] Great Blue Heron - Upper Buttermilk

2016-12-14 Thread W. Larry Hymes
around for the Xmas Bird Count, but I would much prefer that it fly farther south where there is a much better source of food. The only other birds seen were a flock of ROCK DOVE and a loudly calling PILEATED WOODPECKER. Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street

[cayugabirds-l] Snowy Owl - Not

2016-10-27 Thread W. Larry Hymes
the basin. However, I do have a vague recollection of Snowys being seen as early as November. Larry -- ======== W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List

[cayugabirds-l] Snowy Owl

2016-10-26 Thread W. Larry Hymes
Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http

[cayugabirds-l] Red-Breasted Nuthatch

2016-10-25 Thread W. Larry Hymes
This morning we had our first RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH of the fall. Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Yard birds

2016-10-24 Thread W. Larry Hymes
. It disappeared when a COOPER'S HAWK flew in and took one of the mourning doves. It hasn't returned. Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] Yes to White-Crowned Sparrow

2016-05-17 Thread W. Larry Hymes
-- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http

[cayugabirds-l] Surprise Wood Thrush

2016-05-08 Thread W. Larry Hymes
A little after 8:00 I stepped outside and was very surprised to hear a WOOD THRUSH doing its evening song somewhere behind our house. It's rare for us to have this bird around our property (Vine St., just off Mitchell at the city line). Larry -- W. Larry

[cayugabirds-l] Indigo Bunting

2016-05-07 Thread W. Larry Hymes
Just had our first INDIGO BUNTING of the year. Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http

[cayugabirds-l] RB Grosbeak

2016-05-04 Thread W. Larry Hymes
They're on the move. We had both male and female ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAKS at our feeders today. This was our first female (saw a male on 4/28). Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu

[cayugabirds-l] Grosbeak, Sparrows, House Finch mating dance

2016-04-28 Thread W. Larry Hymes
thinking to herself, "You guys are weird!" Larry -- ======== W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWE

[cayugabirds-l] White-throats

2016-04-27 Thread W. Larry Hymes
-Throats everywhere. We report our yard lists on e-Bird. Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Hermit Thrush

2016-04-17 Thread W. Larry Hymes
vigorously scratching about under our neighbor's shrubs. Another first of year for us! Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] Field Sparrow

2016-04-14 Thread W. Larry Hymes
d activity was about. Interestingly, I seem to recall that whenever we've had this species in our yard, it has only been a single individual. Larry -- ======== W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-07

[cayugabirds-l] Pine Siskin

2016-04-06 Thread W. Larry Hymes
. Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http

[cayugabirds-l] Brown Thrasher

2016-04-01 Thread W Larry Hymes
Had our first Brown Thrasher in our yard at 120 Vine St. in Ithaca. Beautiful bird. It was literally "excavating" for insect larvae with its long bill.= Since 1998, our earliest first yard sighting before this was April 10!! Larry Hymes Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] Beebe Lake correction

2016-02-29 Thread W. Larry Hymes
Sorry! Meant to say I walked around Beebe in early *PM!!! * I'm definitely not an early-bird birder!! Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info

[cayugabirds-l] Beebe Lake

2016-02-29 Thread W. Larry Hymes
at our house. Still waiting on our first Redwings and Grackles. Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Grackle

2015-11-24 Thread W. Larry Hymes
This morning Sara Jane saw a GRACKLE. I assume a few are still hanging around. Better not wait too long!! Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List

[cayugabirds-l] Counter-singing Scarlet Tanagers

2015-07-14 Thread W. Larry Hymes
This morning at Upper Buttermilk I came upon 2 SCARLET TANAGERS counter-singing across the road. What was so unusual was the ferocity and speed by which one bird sang. I've never heard a tanager singing so rapidly and with such intensity! Larry -- W. Larry

[cayugabirds-l] Pine Siskin

2015-07-09 Thread W. Larry Hymes
The PINE SISKIN has returned today. Feeding on the finch food. Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Pine Siskin

2015-07-08 Thread W. Larry Hymes
This afternoon we had a PINE SISKIN show up at one of our feeders, competing with the goldfinches. Is it unusual to have that species here at this time? Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu

[cayugabirds-l] Orange-winged Blackbird

2015-05-08 Thread W. Larry Hymes
For the past couple days we've had a RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD with ORANGE EPAULETS --- no red whatsoever. Have others noticed this in this species before? Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu

[cayugabirds-l] Flicker

2015-04-09 Thread W. Larry Hymes
Yesterday had our foy FLICKER, a male. Today we had a female. Beautiful birds! Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] Migrants

2015-04-07 Thread W. Larry Hymes
FINCH on Easter sunday (both male and female). Should also mention that we've been having a JUNCO subspecies intergrade with a light brown back and crown. Its bill is also a lighter pink than the normal slate-colored birds. Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine

[cayugabirds-l] Yellow-bellied Sapsucker

2015-02-26 Thread W. Larry Hymes
An absolutely gorgeous YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER male just came to one of our peanut feeders. Doubtful this is a migrant, since our first sightings don't occur until April. Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w

[cayugabirds-l] Turkey Vulture

2015-02-25 Thread W. Larry Hymes
to proceed or wait it out? Any thoughts!?!? Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http

[cayugabirds-l] Turkey Vultures here all winter

2015-02-25 Thread W. Larry Hymes
than others!!). All they have to do is hang in there! Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Redpolls back

2015-02-13 Thread W. Larry Hymes
Two COMMON REDPOLL (M F) returned to our yard today. They seem to be feeding more comfortably with the other birds, so perhaps they will stick around for awhile. Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu

[cayugabirds-l] Redpoll in Ithaca proper

2015-02-12 Thread W. Larry Hymes
to look elsewhere, as I have not seen them since. I sure hope they decide to return, and I hope others of you in the city will be fortunate enough to have them come to your feeders. Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w

[cayugabirds-l] Yard Red-Tail

2015-01-02 Thread W. Larry Hymes
it to be an invitation to come in and dine at our restaurant! Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] First Sparrows

2014-11-30 Thread W. Larry Hymes
particular case I like to think that word quickly got out among our avian friends that that nice Mr. Hymes had just liberally sprinkled white millet seed in his yard for the first time! Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w

[cayugabirds-l] First sparrows

2014-11-29 Thread W. Larry Hymes
We too had our first TREE SPARROW and WHITE-THROATED SPARROW of the season. Yahoo!! Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] East Hill Bald Eagle

2014-10-19 Thread W. Larry Hymes
At around 5:30 I was amazed to see an adult BALD EAGLE soaring above the East Lawn Cemetery (just west of the East Hill Plaza). Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu

[cayugabirds-l] Possible female Orange-crowned warbler

2014-09-10 Thread W. Larry Hymes
. Would this species be around at this time? Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http

[cayugabirds-l] Least Bittern and Red-Headed Woodpecker.

2014-07-05 Thread W. Larry Hymes
. At the same time I had the feeling that perhaps the young bird wasn't terribly anxious to go out and look for a job, preferring instead to stay home where it could have food brought to it in bed! Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607

[cayugabirds-l] Migration still going!

2014-05-16 Thread W. Larry Hymes
More birds apparently moved in last night. We now have two! BROWN THRASHER feeding in our yard. Thought for sure we had missed them this year. Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu

[cayugabirds-l] Confusing vireo song

2014-05-10 Thread W. Larry Hymes
. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Wood Pewee

2014-05-10 Thread W. Larry Hymes
that I'm fairly certain that the LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH are nesting in the shrubs overhanging the retaining wall at the low water crossing on the road between the two parking lots. Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w

[cayugabirds-l] Beebe/Mundy birding

2014-05-09 Thread W. Larry Hymes
is reported on E-Bird. Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Catbirds and suet

2014-05-06 Thread W. Larry Hymes
on suet. Have any of you observed this? Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http

[cayugabirds-l] NOT a Gray-Cheeked Thrush

2014-05-05 Thread W. Larry Hymes
, during which time it cocked its tail up like a Hermit would do. Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Major fallout??

2014-05-04 Thread W. Larry Hymes
to itself -- Where the heck am I? This isn't where I wanted to be!! Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com

[cayugabirds-l] Lincoln's Sparrow

2014-05-03 Thread W. Larry Hymes
The Lincoln's Sparrow is back at our feeders, if anyone wants to try and see it. Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] White-crowned

2014-05-02 Thread W. Larry Hymes
Just had our first WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW show up in our yard. Can't wait to hear them sing! Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY 14850 (H) 607-277-0759, w...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http

[cayugabirds-l] Migration continued

2014-05-02 Thread W. Larry Hymes
On my walk around Beebe and Munday Wildflower I had a GREAT CRESTED FLYCATCHER and another WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW. Also, had two OSPREY flying together from the direction of the Arboretum towards Beebe. Larry -- W. Larry Hymes 120 Vine Street, Ithaca, NY

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