[cayugabirds-l] owl swoop

2015-02-26 Thread Joshua Snodgrass
I was just standing on my back porch having a cigarette, when a small owl swooped in and banked away about five feet from me. Appeared light underneath, so I'm leaning toward Saw-whet owl for the ID (but I can't be sure). That was amazing. I had a Northern saw-whet owl here (main street in Tburg)

[cayugabirds-l] More info on gyrfalcon

2015-02-26 Thread M Miller
Just wanted to add that I first saw the gyrfalcon at 3 PM (thanks to the couple parked on Stahl Rd with a scope set up on it). It quickly flew south to land on the east side of Seybolt Rd (nabbing a duck dinner on it’s way) about 200 yards south of Stahl Rd. It stayed there for about 20

[cayugabirds-l] redpolls

2015-02-26 Thread Andrea Sears
At my feeders today there are at least five common redpolls. Andrea Sent from my iPhone -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods walks

2015-02-26 Thread Linda Orkin
Hello all, Once again, Sapsucker Woods walks for this upcoming weekend, February 28 and March 1, will be cancelled due to AM temps predicted to be below zero. Hopefully this is the last time this winter that these Cayuga Bird Club led walks need to be called off.. Please check our calendar at

[cayugabirds-l] Downtown Raven

2015-02-26 Thread bilbaker
While sitting at the light at the corner of State and Fulton Streets I saw a Raven flying not much higher that the nearby buildings east towards the center of downtown. I see Ravens in many places at this point, but this is the first time I've seen one right in downtown Ithaca. Bill Baker

[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,

[cayugabirds-l] BBC News: The girl who gets gifts from birds

2015-02-26 Thread Stephanie Greenwood
I saw this story on the BBC News iPad App and thought you'd enjoy it. The girl who gets gifts from birds Lots of people give food to the birds in their garden and get nothing in return - but when one girl feeds the crows outside her house, they show their affection with tiny presents. Read

[cayugabirds-l] Ice on the lake

2015-02-26 Thread Nancy
As I was driving down Rt 89 this morning, it looked like the lake had flash frozen overnight. There was no wind, and a dead flat lake. Anyone have any other observations? Cayuga Dog Rescue has saved more than 495 dogs since 2005! Learn more at cayugadogrescue.org Sent from my iPad On Feb

[cayugabirds-l] Bald Eagle?

2015-02-26 Thread Marc Devokaitis
7:50am. Perched prominently over the inlet in the west end of Ithaca, near the top of a tall tree approximately behind Kelly's Dock-Side. Not-yet-mature. Easily visible from 89 and the Octopus when crossing the inlet. A question mark b/c it was from a moving vehicle, no bins. Marc Devokaitis

[cayugabirds-l] south Cayuga ice

2015-02-26 Thread Jay McGowan
As Nancy suggested, the southern part of Cayuga Lake apparently experienced another large-scale freezing event last night or yesterday. The main ice edge, which had remained near the dentist's office on East Shore Drive, is still present, but this morning thin ice extended uniformly north of the

Re: [cayugabirds-l] BBC News: The girl who gets gifts from birds

2015-02-26 Thread Carol Keeler
What a wonderful article! I wonder if our Cornell crow experts have heard of such behavior around here. It just shows how smart crows really are. Sent from my iPad On Feb 26, 2015, at 8:45 AM, Stephanie Greenwood stpegreenw...@gmail.com wrote: I saw this story on the BBC News iPad App

[cayugabirds-l] Union Springs: Squirrel Notodric mange

2015-02-26 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
I've found pictures on-line with squirrels, primarily grays, looking like the one I have at my feeders. The*Notodric* mange supposedly is squirrel specific doesn't seem to cause the misery that Sarcoptic mange does in other animals. Depending on health of the squirrel if it can survive the

[cayugabirds-l] West Side

2015-02-26 Thread Susan Fast
I checked the west side of Cayuga Lake today.  Taughannock was mostly ice-bound, as was Sheldrake south of the point.  Open water north of the point, but scoping found only lots of RED-BREASTED MERGANSERS.  Poplar Beach was good--open water and scoping from one point only, I counted 22

[cayugabirds-l] Gyrfalcon - finally!

2015-02-26 Thread M Miller
The Gyrfalcon was on Seybolt Rd (south of Seneca Falls) around Stahl Rd. It was first perched north of the large barns on Stahl Rd, but flew south along Seybolt. I was able to see it capture a Mallard in mid-air and start feasting on it. A red-tail hawk took over the kill, soon to be followed