[cayugabirds-l] pair of pileated woodpeckers

2013-03-28 Thread David Smith
Wednesday a pair of pileated woodpeckers came for suet.  The suet 
baskets are located on opposite sides of a beech tree a few feet from 
the study window.  They flew off before I could take a photo. It is 
common to see either one of the pair, but very seldom are both seen.


David Smith
Bridle Lane
Dryden


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[cayugabirds-l] Black-billed cuckoo heard?

2013-03-28 Thread Marla Coppolino
I think I that I was hearing a black-billed cuckoo yesterday evening, in
the woods behind my property (Pleasant Valley Rd. in Groton).  Is that
possible? Would they be back in our area at this time?

Marla

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[cayugabirds-l] OT: Salt Point update

2013-03-28 Thread Donna Scott
I posted on Cayuga Bird Club's Facebook page an update on what is happening at 
Salt Point; written by Lansing Town Councilperson, Katrina Binkewicz.
http://www.facebook.com/groups/cayugabirdclub/

Donna L. Scott
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Re: [cayugabirds-l] Black-billed cuckoo heard?

2013-03-28 Thread Donna Scott
According to the Average Spring Arrival Dates for Cay. L. Basin 2000-2009, 
that they gave us in the Spring ornithology course, Black Billed Cuckoos' date 
of arrival should be more around May 9 !

their data is from this list and in later years from eBird.
Donna Scott
  - Original Message - 
  From: Marla Coppolino 
  To: Cayugabirds-L@cornell.edu 
  Sent: Thursday, March 28, 2013 9:43 AM
  Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Black-billed cuckoo heard?


  I think I that I was hearing a black-billed cuckoo yesterday evening, in the 
woods behind my property (Pleasant Valley Rd. in Groton).  Is that possible? 
Would they be back in our area at this time?

  Marla


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RE: [cayugabirds-l] Black-billed cuckoo heard?

2013-03-28 Thread Kevin James McGowan
Black-billed Cuckoo spends the winter in South America (see the map at 
http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/black-billed_cuckoo/id), and those 
long-distance migrants are amazingly strict in their migratory schedules, 
usually not making it back to New York until May.

I just tried making a few species maps in at http://ebird.org/ebird/map/, and 
it would appear that there are no records for Black-billed Cuckoo in the United 
States in March, ever.

Best,

Kevin



From: bounce-77254620-3493...@list.cornell.edu 
[mailto:bounce-77254620-3493...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Donna Scott
Sent: Thursday, March 28, 2013 10:39 AM
To: Marla Coppolino; CAYUGABIRDS-L
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Black-billed cuckoo heard?

According to the Average Spring Arrival Dates for Cay. L. Basin 2000-2009, 
that they gave us in the Spring ornithology course, Black Billed Cuckoos' date 
of arrival should be more around May 9 !

their data is from this list and in later years from eBird.
Donna Scott
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From: Marla Coppolinomailto:marlacoppol...@gmail.com
To: Cayugabirds-L@cornell.edumailto:Cayugabirds-L@cornell.edu
Sent: Thursday, March 28, 2013 9:43 AM
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Black-billed cuckoo heard?

I think I that I was hearing a black-billed cuckoo yesterday evening, in the 
woods behind my property (Pleasant Valley Rd. in Groton).  Is that possible? 
Would they be back in our area at this time?

Marla
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RE: [cayugabirds-l] Black-billed cuckoo heard?

2013-03-28 Thread Jody W Enck
Hi all,
In terms of what species it could have been -- wild turkey comes to my mind.  
They are making lots of vocalizations right now, including yelps and clucks 
that could definitely sound cuckoo-esque in a wooded environment.  I have no 
doubt there are other winter resident birds that might be making these 
confusing sounds.  I hope you hear it again!

Jody Enck


From: Kevin James McGowan
Sent: ‎March‎ ‎28‎, ‎2013 ‎10‎:‎50‎ ‎AM
  To: Donna Lee Scott, Marla Coppolino, CAYUGABIRDS-L
Subject: RE: [cayugabirds-l] Black-billed cuckoo heard?

Black-billed Cuckoo spends the winter in South America (see the map at 
http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/black-billed_cuckoo/id), and those 
long-distance migrants are amazingly strict in their migratory schedules, 
usually not making it back to New York until May.

I just tried making a few species maps in at http://ebird.org/ebird/map/, and 
it would appear that there are no records for Black-billed Cuckoo in the United 
States in March, ever.

Best,

Kevin



From: bounce-77254620-3493...@list.cornell.edu 
[mailto:bounce-77254620-3493...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Donna Scott
Sent: Thursday, March 28, 2013 10:39 AM
To: Marla Coppolino; CAYUGABIRDS-L
Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Black-billed cuckoo heard?

According to the Average Spring Arrival Dates for Cay. L. Basin 2000-2009, 
that they gave us in the Spring ornithology course, Black Billed Cuckoos' date 
of arrival should be more around May 9 !

their data is from this list and in later years from eBird.
Donna Scott
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From: Marla Coppolinomailto:marlacoppol...@gmail.com
To: Cayugabirds-L@cornell.edumailto:Cayugabirds-L@cornell.edu
Sent: Thursday, March 28, 2013 9:43 AM
Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Black-billed cuckoo heard?

I think I that I was hearing a black-billed cuckoo yesterday evening, in the 
woods behind my property (Pleasant Valley Rd. in Groton).  Is that possible? 
Would they be back in our area at this time?

Marla
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Re: [cayugabirds-l] Black-billed cuckoo heard?

2013-03-28 Thread Linda Orkin
I wrote to Marla off list to suggest a chipmunk, one of which was making
its clucking or chupping sound in my yard last week.

Linda

On Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 11:04 AM, Jody W Enck j...@cornell.edu wrote:

  Hi all,
 In terms of what species it could have been -- wild turkey comes to my
 mind.  They are making lots of vocalizations right now, including yelps and
 clucks that could definitely sound cuckoo-esque in a wooded environment.  I
 have no doubt there are other winter resident birds that might be making
 these confusing sounds.  I hope you hear it again!

 Jody Enck


  *From:* Kevin James McGowan
 *Sent:* March 28, 2013 10:50 AM
   *To:* Donna Lee Scott, Marla Coppolino, CAYUGABIRDS-L
 *Subject:* RE: [cayugabirds-l] Black-billed cuckoo heard?


 Black-billed Cuckoo spends the winter in South America (see the map at
 http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/black-billed_cuckoo/id), and those
 long-distance migrants are amazingly strict in their migratory schedules,
 usually not making it back to New York until May.



 I just tried making a few species maps in at http://ebird.org/ebird/map/,
 and it would appear that there are no records for Black-billed Cuckoo in
 the United States in March, ever.



 Best,



 Kevin







 *From:* bounce-77254620-3493...@list.cornell.edu [mailto:
 bounce-77254620-3493...@list.cornell.edu] *On Behalf Of *Donna Scott
 *Sent:* Thursday, March 28, 2013 10:39 AM
 *To:* Marla Coppolino; CAYUGABIRDS-L
 *Subject:* Re: [cayugabirds-l] Black-billed cuckoo heard?



 According to the Average Spring Arrival Dates for Cay. L. Basin
 2000-2009, that they gave us in the Spring ornithology course, Black Billed
 Cuckoos' date of arrival should be more around May 9 !



 their data is from this list and in later years from eBird.

 Donna Scott

  - Original Message -

 *From:* Marla Coppolino marlacoppol...@gmail.com

 *To:* Cayugabirds-L@cornell.edu

 *Sent:* Thursday, March 28, 2013 9:43 AM

 *Subject:* [cayugabirds-l] Black-billed cuckoo heard?



 I think I that I was hearing a black-billed cuckoo yesterday evening, in
 the woods behind my property (Pleasant Valley Rd. in Groton).  Is that
 possible? Would they be back in our area at this time?



 Marla

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[cayugabirds-l] Reminder... Cayuga Bird Club clean up at Stewart Park, March 30

2013-03-28 Thread Linda Orkin
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Hey All,

Just a reminder...the Cayuga Bird Club is participating again in the annual
clean up day at Stewart Park on March 30, Saturday from 9-11.

Please let  me know  by email if you  might have decided you have time for
this. No need to respond if you can't.  Thanks in advance.


Hope to hear from you.


Best

Linda Orkin

President, Cayuga Bird Club


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[cayugabirds-l] Redpolls

2013-03-28 Thread Ann Mitchell
I just had at least 30 at my feeders. I wondered why the feeders were emptying 
so quickly.
Good birding,

Ann Mitchell
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[cayugabirds-l] Not black-billed cuckoo

2013-03-28 Thread Marla Coppolino
Thank you to so many who have contacted me off-list.  I conclude it wasn't
a black-billed cuckoo that I heard, as they haven't returned to our area
yet.

Many of you had suggestions of what I may have heard, including:

Screech-owl
Saw-whet owl
Chipmunk
Frogs
Wilson's snipe
Wild turkey

Out of these, I'm thinking either it was a chipmunk or maybe possibly a
saw-whet owl.  I had the feeling that the sound was coming from the trees
in the woods, which is why I feel like it could be a bird.

I'll listen again this evening with newly-enlightened ears.  Thanks,
everyone, for all your suggestions!

Marla

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Re: [cayugabirds-l] Not black-billed cuckoo

2013-03-28 Thread Linda Orkin
Chipmunks love to be in trees!! Even pretty high up.

Linda

On Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 12:36 PM, Marla Coppolino
marlacoppol...@gmail.comwrote:

 Thank you to so many who have contacted me off-list.  I conclude it wasn't
 a black-billed cuckoo that I heard, as they haven't returned to our area
 yet.

 Many of you had suggestions of what I may have heard, including:

 Screech-owl
 Saw-whet owl
 Chipmunk
 Frogs
 Wilson's snipe
 Wild turkey

 Out of these, I'm thinking either it was a chipmunk or maybe possibly a
 saw-whet owl.  I had the feeling that the sound was coming from the trees
 in the woods, which is why I feel like it could be a bird.

 I'll listen again this evening with newly-enlightened ears.  Thanks,
 everyone, for all your suggestions!

 Marla

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Re:[cayugabirds-l] snow goose neck collar

2013-03-28 Thread nutter.dave
On 9 March in the flock of Snow Geese estimated by Chris Wood et al at 123K at the north end of Cayuga Lake, viewed from Lower Lake Rd, Bridgeport, Town of Seneca FallsI noted several yellow neck collars with 4-digit letter/number combinations. I reported the info and learned that all were female Greater Snow Geese banded as adults, several from Bylot Island in August 2008  2010, and one from the south shore of the St. Lawrence River about 50 miles downstream from Quebec City in May 2007. It's fascinating to learn about where and when these birds have met people before. I wonder if there have been other reports of the same individuals, and if we could access that information. I saw that Chris Wood noted some different collar numbers in his eBird report that day, and I wonder where those individuals were from.--Dave Nutter Date: Wed, 27 Mar 2013 20:33:43 -0700 (PDT) From: David Prill ll...@yahoo.com To: "geneseebird...@geneseo.edu" geneseebird...@geneseo.edu Subject: [GeneseeBirds-L] snow goose neck collar Message-ID: 1364441623.94490.yahoomail...@web140304.mail.bf1.yahoo.com Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"  On Tuesday, 3/26/13, there was a flock of about six hundred snow geese at the D.E.C. pond on Route 20 in the town of Avon, NY. Four of them had neck collars which I reported to the USGS Banding. I received a report on one bird today. It is a greater snow goose hatched in 2011 or earlier and banded on 8/7/12 on the south plain of Bylot Island. The coordinates are Latitude: 73.13 and Longitude:-79.83. Bylot Island is off the north end of Baffin Island. There was just one snow goose at the pond? on Wednesday,at 3:30 p.m. on 3/27/13. Regards, David Prill
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Re: [cayugabirds-l] Black-billed cuckoo heard?

2013-03-28 Thread Chris Pelkie
That's a good reminder of those confusing rodent sounds.

I heard an excellent Eastern Phoebe a couple days ago, but immediately said to 
myself, whoa there big fella. A few seconds later the NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD went 
into a different imitation. Can't say I've heard NOMO do a Black-billed Cuckoo 
though.

ChrisP

On 20130328, at 11:09 , Linda Orkin wrote:

 I wrote to Marla off list to suggest a chipmunk, one of which was making its 
 clucking or chupping sound in my yard last week.  
 
 Linda
 
 On Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 11:04 AM, Jody W Enck j...@cornell.edu wrote:
 Hi all,
 In terms of what species it could have been -- wild turkey comes to my mind.  
 They are making lots of vocalizations right now, including yelps and clucks 
 that could definitely sound cuckoo-esque in a wooded environment.  I have no 
 doubt there are other winter resident birds that might be making these 
 confusing sounds.  I hope you hear it again!
  
 Jody Enck
  
  
 From: Kevin James McGowan
 Sent: March 28, 2013 10:50 AM 
   To: Donna Lee Scott, Marla Coppolino, CAYUGABIRDS-L
 Subject: RE: [cayugabirds-l] Black-billed cuckoo heard?
  
 Black-billed Cuckoo spends the winter in South America (see the map at 
 http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/black-billed_cuckoo/id), and those 
 long-distance migrants are amazingly strict in their migratory schedules, 
 usually not making it back to New York until May.
 
  
 I just tried making a few species maps in at http://ebird.org/ebird/map/, and 
 it would appear that there are no records for Black-billed Cuckoo in the 
 United States in March, ever.
 
  
 Best,
 
  
 Kevin
 
  
  
  
 From: bounce-77254620-3493...@list.cornell.edu 
 [mailto:bounce-77254620-3493...@list.cornell.edu] On Behalf Of Donna Scott
 Sent: Thursday, March 28, 2013 10:39 AM
 To: Marla Coppolino; CAYUGABIRDS-L
 Subject: Re: [cayugabirds-l] Black-billed cuckoo heard?
 
  
 According to the Average Spring Arrival Dates for Cay. L. Basin 2000-2009, 
 that they gave us in the Spring ornithology course, Black Billed Cuckoos' 
 date of arrival should be more around May 9 !
 
  
 their data is from this list and in later years from eBird.
 
 Donna Scott
 
 - Original Message -
 
 From: Marla Coppolino
 
 To: Cayugabirds-L@cornell.edu
 
 Sent: Thursday, March 28, 2013 9:43 AM
 
 Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Black-billed cuckoo heard?
 
  
 I think I that I was hearing a black-billed cuckoo yesterday evening, in the 
 woods behind my property (Pleasant Valley Rd. in Groton).  Is that possible? 
 Would they be back in our area at this time?
 
  
 Marla
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[cayugabirds-l] Peents @ Hawthorn

2013-03-28 Thread Suan Yong
Jealous or recent skydance reports but too lazy to drive up to the airport, I 
decided to try closer to home and walked to the big fields south and east of 
the hawthorn orchards. A small flock of American tree sparrows were the only 
noteworthy sightings as I waited in the twilight. At 8pm when it got dark I 
decided to give up and started walking home, but along the recway approaching 
Honness I heard a loud peent! I scrambled back to the field and heard a good 
5 minutes of close loud peents, interrupted only when fly-by squawking geese 
seemed to cause all noisemakers - in particular the peepers - to take a break. 
A few peents later, silence. No sky dance. No action.

I may have to check out this spot more regularly.

Suan
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[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods, Th 3/28

2013-03-28 Thread Mark Chao
On Thursday evening, Tilden and I spent a few minutes (7:45-7:55 PM) by the
far parking lot in Sapsucker Woods.  We heard two AMERICAN WOODCOCKS
calling, one very close to us between the gravel road and the near power
poles, and one out near Highway 13.  After a few minutes of increasingly
frequent calls, we saw the closer woodcock fly out northbound over our heads
in a low line.  The other one took off a few minutes later.  Neither seemed
to stay in the field by the gravel road to display; maybe they went to the
airport.

 

Mark Chao


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[cayugabirds-l] n Cayuga L Montezuma NWR: hybrid Ross's Goose, etc.

2013-03-28 Thread nutter.dave
This afternoon Ann Mitchell  I drove to the north end of the Cayuga Lake basin, visiting Lower Lake Rd, Mud Lock, Montezuma NWR Visitor Center  Wildlife Drive open to Seneca Spillway, Tschache Pool, Mays Point Pool, East Rd, Railroad Rd, and Van Dyne Spoor Rd.Lower Lake Rd: Flock of 43 SNOW GEESE grazing on lawns just south of Wolffy's, including a HYBRID SNOW x ROSS'S GOOSE, which like several of the others was a bit crippled. Its size was small, head round, neck short  ridged, bill stubby and partly lavender, but it had a Snow Goose type dark grin patch on the lips. I'm sure lots of folks who count as Ross's any flyover small individual among a Snow Goose flock would have ticked this bird, but we got too good a look. Off Wolffy's there were a few various scattered ducks including our only RED-BREASTED MERGANSER of the day (a female), but from the boat ramp at Cayuga Lake State Park we saw thousands of ducks strewn in the distance to the north and east, including GADWALL, AMERICAN WIGEON, CANVASBACK, REDHEAD, LESSER SCAUP, RING-NECKED DUCK, BUFFLEHEAD, RUDDY DUCK, a few COMMON and HOODED MERGANSERS, and just off the boat ramp a gorgeous, breeding plumage HORNED GREBE.Mud Lock: an adult BALD EAGLE keeping vigil near this year's new nest in a tree south of the old one on the power pylon. We didn't spend much time here or check out the distant ducks to the south properly.Montezuma NWR Visitor Center and Wildlife Drive open to Seneca Spillway: in the visitor center pond,a pair of GREEN-WINGED TEAL along with a few AMERICAN BLACK DUCKS and CANADA GEESE; a pair of NORTHERN HARRIERS over the marshes; in Larue's Lagoon 2 male BLUE-WINGED TEAL, 10 mostly male NORTHERN SHOVELERS, 2 male NORTHERN PINTAILS, 5 pairs of GREEN-WINGED TEAL, 20 HERRING GULLS of various ages, zero odd geese neither foreign, nor domestic, nor hybrid, only a few CANADAs; in the main pool a PIED-BILLED GREBE and an AMERICAN COOT fairly close, lots of distant CANVASBACKS and a few RING-NECKED DUCKS, and COMMON MERGANSERS, at least one TRUMPETER SWAN (likely its mate was half hidden in the marsh), and of course more local CANADA GEESE. On the shore below the Seneca Spillway was a fancy-plumed GREAT BLUE HERON.Tschache Pool: We were greeted by a NORTHERN SHRIKE in the small trees by the parking lot; in the pool  marsh were plenty of AMERICAN WIGEON, RING-NECKED DUCKS, AMERICAN BLACK DUCKS, NORTHERN SHOVELERS, NORTHERN PINTAIL, GADWALL, GREEN-WINGED TEAL, CANADA GEESE, HERRING and RING-BILLED GULLS, and a few BUFFLEHEAD, and PIED-BILLED GREBES. Warm clothes, a good scope, a steady tripod, good weather, and patience are recommended. We ran out of the last two before surveying the more distant birds.Mays Point Pool: many distant GREEN-WINGED TEAL, and a few AMERICAN BLACK DUCKS and BUFFLEHEADS. This was surprisingly empty compared to my last visit on the 17th.East Rd: several small groups of CANADA GEESE, a small group of SNOW GEESE, some distant CANVASBACKS, RING-NECKED DUCKS, etc; some SWANS SP, and ducks in Puddler Marsh, a large flock of SNOW GEESE in the distance in the mucklands. We didn't scour this site, just peered around hopefully but without success for the Pink-footed Goose or some Sandhill Cranes.Railroad Rd: a single TUNDRA SWAN, and several AMERICAN WIGEON, NORTHERN SHOVELERS, NORTHERN PINTAILS, BLUE- and GREEN-WINGED TEAL, and CANADA GEESE, overseen by an adult BALD EAGLE perched in a dead tree.Van Dyne Spoor Rd: a female MERLIN atop an electric pole, a pair of noisy TRUMPETER SWANS flying over the marsh alongside the road, some AMERICAN COOTS to the south by the end of the road, the usual dabblers in a flooded field to the north of the end, at least 7 immature BALD EAGLES flying over the marsh and one adult perched at the edge of the forest, plus a couple of RED-TAILED HAWKS flying around. We didn't stay 'til Short-eared Owls should be out.So, to the person wondering whether it's worth going to Montezuma NWR, I say yes.--Dave Nutter
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