[cayugabirds-l] a few notes

2011-03-31 Thread John and Sue Gregoire
A few mornings ago we heard a Woodcock peenting at first light. The temperature was only 16 degrees! Yesterday there were four Kestrels vieing for the box in one of our fields. This is a brand new box we put up after the last brood fledged. The bottom nearly fell out of the old box, which we

Re: [cayugabirds-l] Short-eared owl

2011-03-31 Thread Geo Kloppel
That's right, the yard list is the exception. For most geographical entities, whether abstract (nation, province, state, township, city, village, school district...) or physical (like the Cayuga basin), a bright line is presumed, and your bird is either inside or its outside the line. But

[cayugabirds-l] Eurasian x American Green-winged Teal intergrade

2011-03-31 Thread Jay McGowan
I checked George Road again this morning, and the Common-type teal was much closer than yesterday (and most of the ice has melted off the pond again.) As I suspected from my distant view yesterday, this bird does indeed show characteristics of an intergrade between the Eurasian and American

RE: [cayugabirds-l] Short-eared owl

2011-03-31 Thread RICHARD JILL WOOD
I was one of many goofy birders that saw the NECO in the fall of 2005 in Maryland. In fact, the day I went with Winger West to see it, I was on the phone with my wife, Jill, who was in California at the time. She was telling me about the Hermit Warbler she was looking at. I said, You saw a

[cayugabirds-l] Junco x Tree Swallow

2011-03-31 Thread Dave Nutter
Among several TREE SWALLOWS which I scoped from Treman Marine Park as they foraged over the middle of Cayuga Lake was one whose tail was white except for about the central pair of feathers. An EASTERN PHOEBE foraged in tall weeds near the lakeshore. Waterfowl included:Canada GooseGadwall -

[cayugabirds-l] Bald Eagle

2011-03-31 Thread Jae Sullivan
Adult Bald Eagle and immature (?) on snag across from Boathouse, Stewart Park, 4 PM Thursday, 3/31. Jae Sullivan -- Cayugabirds-L List Info: http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsWELCOME http://www.NortheastBirding.com/CayugabirdsRULES ARCHIVES: 1)