[cayugabirds-l] Short eared owls

2016-01-24 Thread M & K Mannella
Two short-eared owls were hunting on the west side of Townsendville Road near 9554–9558 Townsendville Rd. I think this is considered to be Trumansburg on the map. This was about 5:30 this evening. Michele -- www.bodyshopwellness.com

[cayugabirds-l] Fox Sparrow musings - possible intergrade at Liddell?

2016-01-24 Thread Dave Nutter
To me, Fox Sparrows are a special challenge, even though they are big, boldly colored, and easy to ID for a sparrow. We typically only see them here during migration because they breed in the boreal forest across Canada and they winter in the southeastern US. That narrows the time frame to see

[cayugabirds-l] Jan 23 birding

2016-01-24 Thread Meena Madhav Haribal
Hi all, I spent Saturday afternoon birding west shore of Cayuga lake in the hopes of winter birds. Highlights are as follows:- A large flock of Horned Larks (about 150 or so) with 2 Snow Buntings on Seybolt road between Knutytown Rd and County road 121. Another large flock of mixed Snow

[cayugabirds-l] "The Birds"

2016-01-24 Thread Bill Mcaneny
For the past 3 hours, a flock of STARLINGS has been building up in our neighborhood next to Rte 89. I would estimate that there are currently (almost noon) over 1000 birds, almost all Starlings with a robin or two and some cowbirds. It is awesome to be at or near the center of activity. It is

[cayugabirds-l] "The Birds" in NW Lansing

2016-01-24 Thread Donna Lee Scott
I don't have 1000s as with Bill Mcaneny's E. Starlings, but regularly now, since it has gotten winter cold, I have at my feeders and food on the ground 60-70 AMERICAN GOLDFINCHes and about 35 or more MOURNING DOVES, as well as the other usual suspects at feeders (in fewer numbers). Along with

[cayugabirds-l] Yellow-bellied sapsucker!

2016-01-24 Thread Karen Edelstein
YBSS at our suet feeder just now! Salmon Creek Rd Lansing, NY -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsSubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] Salt point Flicker, etc

2016-01-24 Thread John Greenly
A quiet walk around Salt Point at Myers today found the resident flock of a dozen or so E BLUEBIRDS at the north end of the meadow, along with a N FLICKER. Along with the usual gulls and Mallards there was a small flock of C GOLDENEYE off the north shore. John Greenly Ludlowville --