[cayugabirds-l] Friday 2 Bradfield Peregrines + territorial behavior?

2015-01-26 Thread Ray Zimmerman
A bit late posting about this … Friday afternoon around 4:45 as I waited for my 
bus across from Bradfield Hall, I saw one Peregrine perched on the usual ledge 
about 2/3 of the way up the SW corner of the building. Then, before I could 
reach the east side of the building to check the ledges there a 2nd Peregrine 
took flight from that area and headed in a direct line SSE. Fortunately, I had 
my binoculars with me and I was able to follow it all the way over near the 
power lines that cross Judd Falls Rd. I noticed another bird sitting on the 
power lines shortly before the Peregrine made a quick dive to take a swipe at 
it. The other bird dove and took off westward and the Peregrine didn’t appear 
to follow it aggressively, but unfortunately, at that moment a bus passed by 
right behind me and I was obligated to run to check if it was mine. It wasn’t, 
so I attempted to refind the Peregrine and quickly found it on it’s way in 
direct flight back to the top of Bradfield where it sat for 30 seconds or so 
before departing again, this time westward down Tower Rd. where it soon 
disappeared from view.

It’s too bad that I was too far away and that my attention was draw away just 
as it chased the other bird off the power line, so I was not able to identify 
it, but from the little I was able to observe, I’d guess it was another falcon, 
probably a Kestrel or Merlin. If so, was that some sort of territorial behavior 
on the part of the Peregrine … certainly seems like it traveled that 1/2 mile 
or so with the express purpose of dislodging the other bird.

   Ray


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[cayugabirds-l] Redpoll

2015-01-26 Thread Carol Keeler
Just had a Redpoll at my feeders here outside of Auburn.  First one this year.

Carol Keeler



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[cayugabirds-l] Juvie Sharpie

2015-01-26 Thread Ellen D. Haith
...back in the yard, sitting in a tree about 20 feet up. A few feeder birds 
have evidently not seen him/her nor has s/he gone after one as yet.

Washington St Trumansburg village ca. 150 yards south of Seneca Rd
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RE: [cayugabirds-l] Redpoll

2015-01-26 Thread Robyn Bailey
I had 4 Redpolls at my feeders in Lansing on Saturday. First ones in a long 
time.

Robyn

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Just had a Redpoll at my feeders here outside of Auburn.  First one this year.

Carol Keeler



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Re: [cayugabirds-l] Redpoll

2015-01-26 Thread David McCartt
We had our first of season Redpoll yesterday and one today as well. Also had a 
lone Pine Siskin on Sat.
David McCarttTubbs Hill Rd.Richford

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I had 4 Redpolls at my feeders in Lansing on Saturday. First ones in a long 
time.

Robyn



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Just had a Redpoll at my feeders here outside of Auburn.  First one this year.

Carol Keeler



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[cayugabirds-l] American Kestrel on Yaple Rd. in Danby

2015-01-26 Thread Linda Madeo
This morning between 9 and 10 we had an American Kestrel perched on top of
a telephone pole in front of our house. It appeared to be a male and was
enjoying a nice meal of small rodent. We usually see them from about
April into the summer as they often nest on our property, but have never
seen them this early. Anyone else seeing them?

Linda + Karl Madeo

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[cayugabirds-l] Red-necked Grebe, hybrid gull

2015-01-26 Thread Jay McGowan
Hi all,
Sorry for the late post. A quick check of East Shore Park this morning
yielded a distant RED-NECKED GREBE in the shimmer to the far northwest. I
was able to get a better look from East Shore Drive a bit to the north to
confirm the identification. I didn't see any white-winged gulls in the few
hundred on the ice, but did see an apparent HERRING x GREAT BLACK-BACKED
GULL hybird, also present at the compost yesterday, and perhaps the same
bird that was around in late 2014. It is quite large and flat-headed with a
Lesser Black-backed -like dark gray mantle. Too large (and pink-legged) for
Lesser Black-backed and wing pattern wrong for Slaty-backed. A cool-looking
bird, though, and worth keeping an eye out for. I haven't gotten any good
shots so far this time around, but these two lists have some distant
pictures illustrating what to look for:
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S21535139
http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S21549463

I see on eBird that Chris Wood and others had the Glaucous Gull and both an
adult and immature ICELAND GULL at the compost at lunch time today.

Also, for what's it's worth, on the way back from Rochester last Monday,
Livia and I stopped at the Geneva waterfront to check for gulls and ducks.
In the flock of ~1000 gulls on the shore, we picked out at least four
Iceland, two Glaucous, and a Lesser Black-backed. This spot has often been
good for white-winged gulls, and it seems this year is no exception.

Cheers,
Jay

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[cayugabirds-l] Syracuse RBA

2015-01-26 Thread Joseph Brin
RBA *  New York*  Syracuse* January 26, 2015*  NYSY  01. 26. 15 Hotline: 
Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):January 19, 2015 - January 26, 2015to report 
by e-mail: brinjoseph AT yahoo.comcovering upstate NY counties: Cayuga, 
Montezuma National Wildlife Refugeand Montezuma Wetlands Complex (MWC) (just 
outside Cayuga County),Onondaga, Oswego, Lewis, Jefferson, Oneida, Herkimer,  
Madison  Cortlandcompiled: January 26 AT 6:00 p.m. (EST)compiler: Joseph 
BrinOnondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org  #427 Monday January 26, 
2015 Greetings. This is the Syracuse Area Rare Bird Alert for the week of 
January 19, 2014 Highlights:---
RED-THROATED LOONNORTHERN SHOVELERHARLEQUIN DUCKBARROW’S GOLDENEYEICELAND 
GULLGLAUCOUS GULLLESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLSNOWY OWLSHORT-EARED OWLNORTHERN 
SHRIKEGRAY CATBIRDHERMIT THRUSHEVENING GROSBEAKSAVANNAH SPARROWCOMMON 
REDPOLLPINE SISKIN

Compiler’s note: COMMON REDPOLLS were reported in many more locations this week 
than last. I will not list all sightings but recommend keeping an eye out for 
HOARIES and other fiches.


Montezuma National Wildlife Complex (MNWC) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex 
(MWC)
     1/21: 4 SAVANNAH SPARROWS were seen on East Road. Another was found along 
the Wildlife Trail.

Onondaga County
     1/19: The NORTHERN SHOVELER found in Mercer Park in Baldwinsville last 
week has remained and is seen daily. There was also a report of a second one.   
  1/25: A HERMIT THRUSH was again seen at the Carpenter’s Brook Fish Hatchery 
near Elbridge.     1/26: A GRAY CATBIRD was refound on the feeder Canal off of 
Andrews Road in Dewitt.

Madison County
     1/22: 4 ICELAND GULLS and 2 GLAUCOUS GULLS were seen at the Madison County 
Landfill. EVENING GROSBEAKS and a CHIPPING SPARROW continue at a feeder on 
Carpenter Road near Sheds.     1/23: A SNOWY OWL was seen on Nelson Road in 
Fenner. A PINE SISKIN was seen near Cazenovia Lake.     1/25: 2 ICELAND GULLS, 
1 LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL and 1 GLAUCOUS GULL were seen on Ditchbank Road.

Oswego County
     1/21: A female BARROW’S GOLDENEYE was found on the Oswego River in 
Phoenix. It is being viewed from the fisherman’s access below the bridge. It 
was still present today.     1/24: A RED-THROATED LOON was found in Oswego 
Harbor.

Oneida County
     1/21: A SNOWY OWL was seen at Griffis Tech Park (the old airbase). Up to 
three have been seen at this location.     1/25: A PINE SISKIN was seen in 
Westdale.

Herkimer County
     1/19: A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen on the Gray-Wilmurt Road.     1/22: A 
PINE SISKIN was seen at a feeder near Dolgeville. A SNOWY OWL was seen on 
Castle Road near Fairfield.     1/24: A SNOWY OWL and eight EVENING GROSBEAKS 
were seen on Newport-Gray Road.

Jefferson County
     1/20: A SHORT-EARED OWL was seen near Cape Vincent.     1/23: A HARLEQUIN 
DUCK was seen at Grass Point State Park on the St. Lawrence River.     1/25: A 
SNOWY OWL was seen in the Point Peninsula Conservation Area. 


     
     --  end report


Joseph BrinRegion 5Baldwinsville, N.Y.  13027  U.S.A.  

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[cayugabirds-l] Redpolls

2015-01-26 Thread Yvonne Fogarty

The last two days we have had a flock of redpolls in our field. They are 
working on the birch trees. They are s quiet! We are on Bundy rd. In Ithaca.
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