Re: [cayugabirds-l] Lots 'O redtailed Hawks

2016-02-15 Thread Candace Cornell
There are often 30-60+ Red-tailed Hawks on the Game Farm fence and the
nearby big tree on cold winter days—"licking their chops.". What is amazing
is that the hawks don't decimate the pheasant population and only take a
few.

Candace

On Sun, Feb 14, 2016 at 7:29 PM, Peter  wrote:

> Wow.
> So what is the explanation for so many red tails in one
> location.is this a migration event..or simply an over-abundance
> of prey in this particular locale? Or something else?
> Thanks
> Pete Sar
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> On 2/14/2016 3:05 PM, Laura Stenzler wrote:
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>> Hi,
>> I checked out the Cornell game farm on Stevenson and game farm roads this
>> afternoon at 3 PM. I easily counted 62 Redtailed Hawks on the fences and in
>> the trees. In the main big tree there were 22 hawks alone. Also loads of
>> Starlings, eating the grain.
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>> Laura
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[cayugabirds-l] Crow breakfast

2016-02-15 Thread Suan Yong
This morning, in one of the quieter corners of Esty Street, about 10 crows had 
gathered to work on a squirrel pancake (this squirrel was _flat_). One had a 
white wing tag I couldn't read without binoculars. I assumed they were 
American, but then one on the wire above gave a fish crow call, followed 
shortly by a second differently timbred one (suggesting perhaps two fish crows 
in the mix). I now don't remember whether I heard any American calls from this 
group. I'm assuming they're mostly American with a couple fish in the mix; nice 
to see them being so collegial with each other 

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[cayugabirds-l] Syracuse RBA

2016-02-15 Thread Joseph Brin
*  New York*  Syracuse   
   - February 15, 2016
*  NYSY  02. 15. 16 Hotline: Syracuse Rare bird AlertDates(s):February 08, 2015 
- February 15, 2016to 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: February 08  AT 5:00 p.m. 
(EST)compiler: Joseph BrinOnondaga Audubon Homepage: www.onondagaaudubon.org  
Greetings: This is the Syracuse Rare Bird Alert for the week of February 08, 
2015.
Highlights--
BARROW’S GOLDENEYEICELAND GULLGLAUCOUS GULLLESSER BLACK-BACKED GULLSHORT-EARED 
OWLSNOWY OWLRED-HEADED WOODPECKERMERLINNORTHERN SHRIKEBOHEMIAN WAXWINGEASTERN 
TOWHEESAVANNAH SPARROW




Montezuma National Wildlife Complex (MNWC) and Montezuma Wetlands Complex 
(MWC)
     2/9: A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL and an ICELAND GULL were both seen in the 
Mucklands On Rt. 31 west of the Seneca River.     2/14: A SHORT-EARED OWL was 
found on the dyke on Carncross Road. A SAVANNAH SPARROW was seen and 
photographed on East Road.

Onondaga County
     2/8: 3 ICELAND GULLS and 2 GLAUCOUS GULLS were seen on Onondaga Lake at 
Willow Bay County Park.      2/10: A LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was seen at 
Willow Bay. 2 MERLINS were seen in Onondaga Park in Syracuse.     2/14: A male 
EASTERN TOWHEE was seen and photographed at a feeder in Marcellus.     
Oswego County
     2/9: A SNOWY OWL was seen on Manwaring Road off of Rt. 3 south of Selkirk 
State Park. 7 BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS were found on Kelly Drive in the Deer Creek 
Marsh WMA. A female BARROW’S GOLDENEYE was refound on Oneida Lake at Brewerton. 
    2/14: A RED-HEADED WOODPECKER continuse at the end of Nine Mile Point Road 
near Noyes Sanctuary.

Oneida County
     2/13: A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen on Jug Point Road weast of Verona Beach 
State Park.
         
--end report 
    
Joseph BrinRegion 5Baldwinsville, NY 13027  U.S.A.  
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