Re: [cayugabirds-l] best bet for bird bonanza?

2017-05-23 Thread Glenn Wilson
I'm not sure where in "Cayuga land" is the best place to find these but the prettiest bird songs to me are the Veery, and the Wood Thrush. Both sing songs no human can come close two. To me, they sound like several tunes at the same time. Glenn Wilson Endicott, NY On

[cayugabirds-l] best bet for bird bonanza?

2017-05-23 Thread Melanie Uhlir
Hello birders! As a musician who is often out late and also struggles with a sleep disorder I am not able to be an early riser very often. If I can manage to get out of the house of a morning, can you recommend some places where I might get the most birding bang for my precious morning buck?

[cayugabirds-l] Osprey, Pine Warbler, etc.

2017-05-23 Thread W. Larry Hymes
While walking Beebe Lake/Mundy early yesterday afternoon, I saw an OSPREY carrying a fish and heading in a generally easterly direction (going to Game Farm Road??). Also, while walking Comstock Knoll, I once again heard a PINE WARBLER. Finally, I ran into another birder at the upper end of

[cayugabirds-l] Photo challenge answer, plus Bock-Harvey and Stevenson Forest Preserves, Tues 5/23

2017-05-23 Thread Mark Chao
Thanks to all of you who sent guesses for my photo challenge. We got single votes for American Crow, Rusty Blackbird, Northern Cardinal, Blue Jays, Green Heron, and a few each for starlings and Brown-headed Cowbird. But I think that the birds in my photos this morning are COMMON GRACKLES, about

[cayugabirds-l] Stewart Park swan pen Baltimore Oriole nest

2017-05-23 Thread Laura J. Heisey
Being a semi-noob birder, I'm going to say I'm not 100% sure of what I saw, never having watched Orioles do this ... I think I spotted a Baltimore Oriole nest under construction yesterday. With binoculars I was able to follow a male carrying nest material from the lake side of the path to the