[cayugabirds-l] Goose flight

2014-03-14 Thread Christopher Wood
I have seen several flocks of Snow Geese and a few Canadas heading north
this morning -- I only scanned for about 5 minutes. I'm sure someone more
enterprising would do quite well today.

Also several flocks of grackles.

Chris Wood

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RE: [cayugabirds-l] Goose flight

2014-03-14 Thread Kevin J. McGowan
I had a flock of Canada Geese on Dryden Lake this morning, sitting on a bare 
patch of black ice that looked very much like open water.  In with them were 10 
Blue Snow Geese and a single CACKLING GOOSE.  I don't often see that many Blue 
Geese without any white Snows.

While I was there 3 Redheads flew in, circled, and made a low pass by the patch 
before heading back up into the sky.  Apparently they thought it looked like 
open water too.

Kevin

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Re: [cayugabirds-l] Goose flight

2014-03-14 Thread Geo Kloppel
I've seen perhaps 2,000 Snow Geese pass over West Danby in the last 5 minutes 
in pure flocks. More still coming...

-Geo Kloppel

On Mar 14, 2014, at 11:49 AM, Kevin J. McGowan k...@cornell.edu wrote:

 I had a flock of Canada Geese on Dryden Lake this morning, sitting on a bare 
 patch of black ice that looked very much like open water.  In with them were 
 10 Blue Snow Geese and a single CACKLING GOOSE.  I don’t often see that many 
 Blue Geese without any white Snows.
  
 While I was there 3 Redheads flew in, circled, and made a low pass by the 
 patch before heading back up into the sky.  Apparently they thought it looked 
 like open water too.
  
 Kevin
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[cayugabirds-l] campus snow geese

2014-03-14 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Hello,
About 20 minutes ago I read e-mail from Chris, so while eating lunch I looked 
out from office window and for first ten minutes I did not see anything except 
for two local Canada Goose, I presume because they headed down towards Beebe  
lake.  After 10 minutes I started seeing flocks of Snow Geese and several came 
one after another must have seen 2000+ . Then again there is lull in  geese but 
a local Red-tailed Hawk is circling.  Of course the Blue Rock Pigeons are also 
circling around as usual.
From the window I can see as far as Cayuga Medical center Hospital complex .
I will keep my eyes open while working!

Meena

Dr. Meena Haribal
Boyce Thompson Institute
Ithaca NY 14850
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[cayugabirds-l] Goose flight

2014-03-14 Thread Geo Kloppel
West Danby had a 20 minute lull, then another big pulse of several thousand 
Snow Geese. Now it's quiet again

-Geo Kloppel
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[cayugabirds-l] Snow geese

2014-03-14 Thread Chris R. Pelkie
Roughly coincident with George and Meena’s observations and possibly one of the 
same huge flocks, I saw hundreds and hundreds of Snow Geese in a vast boiling 
flock probably 3 mi distant to the east from CLO (I was on Sherwood Platform at 
about 1215). Too distant to hear of course. If they had not had directed flight 
to the north, the clumps and trailers reminded me of a Starling murmuration and 
at that distance were more like smoke wisps. Flying very high, it seemed.

There is a male Pileated Woodpecker working very hard on a hole about 30’ above 
Wilson Trail near the shelter (south of pond); large light gray tree, I think 
beech. He and mate were there also on Tue. The hole seems elongated for a nest 
hole but he is doing mostly woodwork and I don’t see any foraging, so maybe 
it’s a future nest. The mate called from a short distance and he responded 
while I walked by but he was unperturbed by me walking below (and moving on).

Anyone know why there is a black-colored hunter stand/ladder attached to a pine 
in the clump west of the pond? I don’t remember seeing it before.

__

Chris Pelkie
Research Analyst
Bioacoustics Research Program
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
159 Sapsucker Woods Road
Ithaca, NY 14850


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[cayugabirds-l] Mt Pleasant Snow Buntings - plumage

2014-03-14 Thread Marie P. Read
A flock of 30-ish Snow Buntings in the cornfield where Mt Pleasant Rd meets 
Mineah Rd around 1:45pm. Some of them are looking quite handsome, much more 
white in the breast/belly and the wings feathers looking much blacker, as they 
molt into their breeding plumage.

Marie


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RE:[cayugabirds-l] Mt Pleasant Snow Buntings - plumage

2014-03-14 Thread Kevin J. McGowan
Actually, they're not molting.  The pale tips are wearing off the feathers 
showing the pretty bases below.

Kevin

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Subject: [cayugabirds-l] Mt Pleasant Snow Buntings - plumage

A flock of 30-ish Snow Buntings in the cornfield where Mt Pleasant Rd meets 
Mineah Rd around 1:45pm. Some of them are looking quite handsome, much more 
white in the breast/belly and the wings feathers looking much blacker, as they 
molt into their breeding plumage.

Marie


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Re: [cayugabirds-l] killdeer

2014-03-14 Thread John Confer
Killdeer must have been on the move. I saw 11 Killdeer in half a mile 
along flooded fields on Flatiron Rd., Caroline just before it turned 
bitter cold with snow. I wonder how many survived.

John Confer

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[cayugabirds-l] Ithaca Snow Geese

2014-03-14 Thread bob mcguire
There are currently approximately 60 Snow Geese on the ground just south of the 
compost piles, seen from Stevenson Road.

Bob McGuire

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[cayugabirds-l] Tundra Swans on Chemung

2014-03-14 Thread jklmwest
Saw 14 Tundra Swans on Chemung River at Botcher's Landing west of Elmira at
4:00 pm today.

 

Kris West

1 Chatfield Place East

Painted Post, NY  14870

607-936-2631

 


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