[cayugabirds-l] Tompkins Co. night migration 5/1

2010-05-01 Thread Tom Johnson
Hi, I couldn't quite wait for it to get light today, so I started birding a bit earlier than normal. I listened in various places around the Ithaca area from midnight to 4:15 AM with lots of cool birds migrating over. At midnight from Mt. Pleasant there were about 8-10 birds per minute going

[cayugabirds-l] B-t Blue Warbler

2010-05-01 Thread Geo Kloppel
A Black-throated Blue Warbler is among the flood of new arrivals around my home this morning. -Geo Geo Kloppel Bowmaker Restorer 227 Tupper Road Spencer NY 14883 607 564 7026 g...@cornell.edu geoklop...@gmail.com -- Cayugabirds-L List Info:

[cayugabirds-l] [Cayugabirds-L] Red-breasted Grosbeak

2010-05-01 Thread Stephen R. Hill
Last evening I saw first male Rose-breasted Grosbeak of the year. Arrival date here in Johnson City for two previous years was 2 May. Regards, Stephen R Hill Johnson City, NY -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Catbird

2010-05-01 Thread Laura Stenzler
Not a huge fallout by any means in our yard today, but we do have our year's first CATBIRD and Barn Swallow. Laura Laura Stenzler l...@cornell.edu -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES ARCHIVES: 1)

[cayugabirds-l] Least Flycatcher

2010-05-01 Thread Kevin J. McGowan
Not as much noise around the property this morning as I hoped, but I had a LEAST FLYCATCHER make a brief, but loud appearance over my deck, and a Brown Thrasher is singing along the power cut. Kevin Yellow Barn Road, Freeville Ithaca, NY

[cayugabirds-l] Sapsucker Woods this AM

2010-05-01 Thread Shawn Billerman
Hi all, Today I took an early morning walk through Sapscuker Woods. It wasn't the huge influx of warblers that I was hoping for, but there were some good birds around. There were many newly arrived Wood Thrushes, some Hermit Thrushes, my first Gray Catbird of the spring, and many Yellow-rumped

[cayugabirds-l] A few new yard birds today

2010-05-01 Thread Jeff Gerbracht
Last night, I listened to the night migration, hearing American Bittern and Yellow-billed Cuckoo as well as others. This morning announced the arrival of Ovenbirds, Black-throated Greens, foy Wood Thrush, Rose-breasted Grosbeaks and a Baltimore Oriole. Jeff -- Jeff Gerbracht Lead

[cayugabirds-l] Monkey Run arrivals

2010-05-01 Thread Christopher Wood
Location: ** Monkey Run--SE loop Observation date: 5/1/10 Notes: Great conditions last night with light south winds. A large number of arrivals at Monkey Run this morning. The biggest surprise by far was a male GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER. WEATHER: 60F. Calm. Mostly cloudy (90% cloud cover).

[cayugabirds-l] New arrivals and photo information

2010-05-01 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
We had a short banding morning before wind forced us to close. We had several hansome male Yellow Warblers and our first Chestnut-sided (a very bright male) and Eastern White-crowned Sparrows. Photos of the above will be on the khamolists...@yahoogroups.com soon. For historical photos such as

[cayugabirds-l] New Arrivals in Richford

2010-05-01 Thread David McCartt
Wow! Lots of new birds here this morning. Highlights so far: NASHVILLE WARBLER- 6 YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER- 1 YELLOW WARBLER- 1 BLACK-THROATED GREEN WARBLER- 1 OVENBIRD- 2 MAGNOLIA WARBLER- 1 COMMON YELLOWTHROAT- 1 All but the Yellow-rump were new today. Our other new arrivals were

[cayugabirds-l] Bobolinks and White Crowned

2010-05-01 Thread Tom Hoebbel
We had one White crowned Sparrow last evening which was joined by two others this morning...also Bobolinks have begun to arrive in our back fields in Brooktondale. Time is the friend of the wonderful company, the enemy of the mediocre. Warren Buffett Thomas Hoebbel

[cayugabirds-l] Kestrel Haven information

2010-05-01 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
In addition to the photos and information on our website (below), we routinely post to our natural history group at khamolists...@yahoogroups.com. This list allows photo enclosures and we maintain it as a closed group to prevent spammers. We extend an invitation to anyone interested in joining.

[cayugabirds-l] warblers

2010-05-01 Thread Sydney F Penner
In previous years I haven't had much luck seeing migrating warblers around my home, so I headed out early this morning to hunt some down. I didn't find quite as many as I hoped, though a CERULEAN WARBLER at Jetty Woods was exciting. Within five minutes of getting back home, however, I had

[cayugabirds-l] Jetty Woods Saturday morning

2010-05-01 Thread Alyce Bob Anderson
I went to the Jetty Woods north of Newman golf course this morning from 9 until 11. Beautiful shirt-sleeve weather with no wind. I saw 23 species including 4 warblers. The best for me was a blue-winged warbler, first time I have found it myself. I spent 15 minutes trying to locate a singing

[cayugabirds-l] Red-eyed Vireo

2010-05-01 Thread Sydney F Penner
More good things at home: BLACKBURNIAN WARBLER and two RED-EYED VIREOS. I don't recall the latter having been reported yet. Sydney Penner 43 N. Landon Rd. Ithaca, NY 14850 -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME

[cayugabirds-l] Shindagin Hollow this morning

2010-05-01 Thread Anne Marie Johnson
Lots of birds in Shindagin this morning... and one gentlemen dressed in camouflage from head to toe carrying a large gun. I didn't ask what he was hunting. I started at 8:00 and birded along the road to the bottom of the basin, driving and stopping here and there to walk around a bit. At

[cayugabirds-l] Tompkins Co. migrants - May 1

2010-05-01 Thread Tom Johnson
Cayugabirders, I birded around Tompkins County all morning and enjoyed the first real blast of neotropical passerine migrants, though lots of short-distance migrants were involved as well. Notable arrivals that I didn't see mentioned elsewhere on the listserv include Yellow-throated Vireo (Bruce

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Shindagin Hollow this morning

2010-05-01 Thread Maureen Barger
Today is the opening day of spring turkey season. It ends at noon daily and the last day is May 31. On Sat, May 1, 2010 at 14:41, Anne Marie Johnson annemariejohn...@frontiernet.net wrote: Lots of birds in Shindagin this morning... and one gentlemen dressed in camouflage from head to toe

[cayugabirds-l] Finally!

2010-05-01 Thread John and Fritzie Blizzard
Don't know when it first arrived since Kathy S. I were in TX a wk. but today I saw a WHITE CROWNED SPARROW under the feeder out on the clotheline arm. Ah, the scissor-tailed flycatchers in TX were beautiful quite numerous!! And what brilliant yellow feet the snowy egret has!!! While we

[cayugabirds-l] Prom night for toads

2010-05-01 Thread Geo Kloppel
Following Tom's great Whip-poor-will find of yestereve, I was determined to be on watch at the appropriate time. I couldn't think of a better place to station myself than by the pond right outside my shop, a location that has produced 3 Whip-poor-will records in the past 14 years. Never

[cayugabirds-l] More Saturday migrants

2010-05-01 Thread Kenneth Victor Rosenberg
Wow, what a day! My main contribution to the migration stories is from my early morning trip to Mt. Pleasant (although not as early as Tom!) to view morning flight at my favorite spot at the base of the radio tower road across from the woodlot with spruces. I was there from 6-8 am and had a